Holiday cheer has finally made it's way in! With the start of December there is a lot of hustle and bustle to start gift shopping, food prepping (pies, cookies, and cakes, of course), and clothes shopping for all the upcoming festivities. However, it all starts with the tree! If you haven't gotten your tree yet then we recommend checking out Oak Park's local, The Plant Foundry. They will help you find the perfect tree, and the cool part? They're all named by the awesome staff members. Just because you're picking your Christmas tree doesn't mean you have to dress down, here are some comfortable and stylish looks for when you're ready to pick up your tree!
The holiday season is upon us! It's chilly outside, and we've gotten through Thanksgiving. Now it's time to prepare for Christmas! Shopping during this time of year is always busy, especially when it's time to pick the perfect tree! I find that dressing the part always brings down my anxiety, and brings out my holiday cheer!
Instead of the ugly Christmas sweater vibes, I went with some closet essentials that can be fashioned into festive style! I wore forest green cropped pants, and a black knit top with a gorgeous back cutout and layered ruffle sleeves.
These two items alone make such a huge statement, that I only needed a few accessories to seal the deal. I went with a layered gold necklace, gold drop earrings, and a black with gold detail beaded bracelet. This look can be dressed up with heels- appropriate for a toast after finding the perfect tree- or dressed down with flat ankle boots for the transportation of the tree! With either look, it's obvious that your wardrobe isn't a worry for the holidays!
It's the most magical time of the year! Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday. I grew up where it would snow all winter long and around Christmas time the whole town just felt like a Hallmark movie, which is where my love for it all came from. A family tradition we have always done is gone up to the mountains and cut down our tree. We still do it today, even though my family lives in all different parts of California we all still meet up and cut down our tree, it's a pretty special thing.
I'm usually not practical when it comes to dressing for getting our tree. I always know we're going to take pictures so I end up being cute and freezing but loving it anyways haha. For my outfit I chose this adorable linen jumpsuit. I have a recent obsession with linen and jumpsuits so this was a match made in heaven for me. It is so cute and yet you can easily move around in it. I paired it with a cream sweater underneath it.
To accessorize it I added a belt to help tighten the jumpsuit. For jewelry I kept it very simple and sweet with a dainty necklace and a fun pair of earrings. I always pair jumpsuits with a heeled shoe of some sort, mainly because I'm so short and need that extra height so the pant legs don't touch the ground. I hope you all have such a Merry Christmas!
Sarah R.'s Style
Growing up we've always had fake trees because my mom hates mess and it was "just easier" with a the same fake tree each year. It wasn't until I met my boyfriend did I ever have a "real" tree for Christmas. To make a special day out of it I went with a casual but flirty outfit.
I went with our dark, sleek Kan Can denim jeans. Dark wash jeans always add a hint of pulled togetherness, style, and sophistication. I paired it with our linen button up top. The knot adds a bit of casualness but the bell sleeves give it charm and a side of sass.
For my accessories I added a pop of color with our plaid hunter green cap. I am really loving this deep green against my blonde hair. Since it can be muddy while picking out the perfect tree I opted for my Chelsea rainboots.
How is it December already?! It feels like it was just not too long ago that I was taking the ornaments off our Christmas tree and now it's already time to get a new one. While going to get a new tree you know I had to still dress up!
I wanted to get into the spirit of the holiday while shopping for a tree so I decided to go with a Christmas green bomber jacket! Not only is the color perfect for any occasion, but it'll for sure be keeping me warm when I'm outside in the cold weather. Too keep it a bit simple I wore a plain white tank top under the jacket but tied a knot in the front to still add a little fun.
When shopping for the right tree I wanted to be as comfy as can be so I threw on a pair of dark denim jeans. Jeans were also the perfect choice for the occasion because you never know if you'll get dirty at the tree farms!
I accessorized easy with a three layer brown beaded necklace. The necklace added just enough sass to my outfit, while the brown color kept my overall look warm. I finished off with a cheetah scrunchy to add some fun pattern in my outfit and now I'm ready to shop!
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In case you haven't noticed how fast this year has flown by, Thanksgiving is just a few days away! Haven't found the perfect outfit yet? The girls at RIRE have you covered! This week we're featuring our favorite turkey day ensembles that will make you feel cute but also comfortable enough to go back for that third plate of sweet potatoes.
Turkey time is just in a few days and I am already thinking about all the food to be eaten! Thanksgiving is the one holiday that I definitely plan my outfit with the idea that I need some extra breathing space once I'm finished eating! Lol. (While also still looking cute of course).
For this fun holiday I went with warm colors all around and wore a cream turtle neck sweater and cheetah corduroy mini skirts that pops right when you see it! The sweater and skirt both give me that comfortable to move around all day without feeling confined in my clothes (even after eating all the pumpkin pie).
I kept my accessories soft colored too just as I did with my outfit. I rocked a brown beaded half circle necklace! The long length of the necklace compliments the turtle neck of the sweater making them look super cute paired together.
I matched with my skirt and wore a pair of oval cheetah earrings and finished off with a simple brown bead bracelet with a caramel velvet scrunchy. Overall this look makes me feel simple and sweet but super cute all at the same time. This is definitely gonna be the perfect Thanksgiving outfit to be in!
Sarah R.'s Style
So, we've finally hit that stage of Sacramento weather where we've gone from summer to winter. We had a couple real fall days and then it immediately went to freezing cold over night. Either way, I'm happy for the colder weather and the holiday season! Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays because of the food, but also because it's an opportunity to reflect and teach my kids what it means to be thankful. I also really enjoy the extra time I get to spend with my friends and family!
I like to dress up for holidays, but for Thanksgiving in particular I need to have room to breathe after I inhale all of my delicious food! So, for that I chose this marsala t-shirt dress! I love muted tone of this dress. It still feels seasonally appropriate and more chic than just throwing on a t-shirt with jeans. The length is really nice too, not too short! It also has a high-low hemline which I find to be very flattering. The material is lightweight and moves really well, but doesn't feel flimsy or like it's going to show off any rolls after eating a ton of food!
I decided to put a pair of our amazing fleece lined leggings under the dress for some added warmth. I can't rave enough about these leggings. They're perfect for the colder months. They're also SUPER stretchy! You already know where I'm going with this. Eat the night away, girl! I'm also living for this distressed denim jacket. I love how much edge it gives a "pretty" outfit. It actually provides a good amount of warmth as well! And you should all know me by now, black is my favorite color to wear. I couldn't pass this one up.
Since this t-shirt dress is a little more understated you can totally play up your accessories. I love the look of layered necklaces, so I picked this three tiered moon necklace. Very boho and pretty! I opted for some tiny star studs to keep in theme with the moon necklace. I feel like if you're going to go busy on a necklace, you should go a little more dainty with your earrings that way they don't overpower each other.
If you choose an outfit like mine, or decide to go full comfy in your favorite pair of sweats this Thanksgiving, I hope that you're surrounded by people you love and good food. Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving is a great time for food and fellowshipping. But in my family, it's also a fashion show! With this theme in mind, I decided to go a little over the top with my look!
I went with a pink spaghetti strap pencil dress, with a midriff cutout and side split detail. With the dress being such a statement piece, it was just a matter of jazzing it up with accessories.
I went with a gold rose necklace, and a longer gold and marble pink detail necklace. I continued the gold trend by adding gold detail rings and cream marble stud earrings in a gold setting. I tied an eggplant and pink detail scarf around by bun, and finished the look with an oversized toffee colored teddy bear overcoat. Add your favorite heels, and this look is sure to win the most fashionable at the family function.
Sarah L.'s Style
Thanksgiving week is finally here and I couldn't be happier! I love being able to relax with family and eat a yummy meal. I usually opt for the largest sweater I own and stretch pants, but this year I'm excited to style a cute outfit and be prepared for family photos. Last week we styled our corduroy skirts and I loved the leopard one so much, I decided to style the burgundy one this week. I love how fitted they are without being too tight. You can also size up if you like a more lose fit. Either way, these skirts make your outfits effortlessly trendy.
I went with a fitted black top. I love the sleek look of the black top against our brown plaid jacket. Most blazers are a bit uncomfortable to me, but I couldn't believe how soft this one is! It has more of a relaxed feel, and although its warm, it's definitely not constricting like a larger warm coat. Another plus, it will be great for hiding my food baby.
Finally I finished off this look with a layered necklace featuring some bead detailing. The layered trend is probably one of my favorites this season, so I like to add it in most of my outfits. Luckily, we carry a variety of layered accessories!
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday! I try to squeeze as many dinners as I can, what's not to love? All food, comfortable clothes, and no pressure of gifts. Count me in! For my Thanksgiving outfit I went with our comfortable corduroy overalls. The vertical lines in the fabric are really flattering and the overalls help hide my food belly for when I snag my 2nd, 3rd, and sometimes 4th plates of food! >:D
I added a bit of color with our bell sleeve red top. This knit top is pretty warm and I love the tie detailing on the sleeves. To keep warm I went with our shaggy black coat! I was pleasantly surprised how warm it was (we took these photos at 10 am).
To pull this look together and to add a bit of glitz I added a knot headband in my hair. The gold polka dots are festive and with my hair pulled back I can easily stuff my face! Of course, I went with my favorite moon cutout earrings. To keep this casual (it's my mom's house after all) I went with my Superga sneakers but this look would be cute with knee high boots or even ankle booties!
Thankful, thankful, thankful. This time of year is so sweet and makes my heart so happy. It's a time to reflect on all of the good in your life and those who surround you with love all year long. I'm also one of those very odd people who do not like any of the food at thanksgiving so the food is nothing I look forward to like most haha.
For some odd reason everyone always wants to dress up for Thanksgiving even though you're just staying at your house but you know gotta do it from the gram. For my outfit I wanted something practical yet still cute. I chose this long yellow dress. It is very free flowing and is easy to throw on and go about your day. I paired it with a simple black denim jacket with a fun faux fur collar to give it a little pop.
To accessorize it I just chose a simple gold necklace to accent the yellow dress. Nothing too big or heavy that will be weighing on your neck all day long. Paired it with a simple flat because who wants to be in heels all day at home. In reality I'd just be barefoot all the time if I could. I hope you have the best holiday with your loved ones!
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Corduroy is a popular look for fall and winter and it's easy to see why. The vertical lines on this cool weather favorite is slimming and forgiving. This week we are styling a couple of our corduroy pieces to show you how effortlessly stylish this fabric is. Check out below to see five ways we styled corduroy!
Sarah L.'s Style
One of my favorite trends from when I was younger that is coming back this Fall (omg I sound old) is leopard print! I used to exclusively call it "cheetah print" at the ripe age of 16 because it sounded way cooler but now I think "leopard" is more socially acceptable. However you say it, it's made a comeback! I love pops of leopard accessories or even leopard tanks, but I just about hyperventilated when I saw our new leopard corduroy skirt.
I'm usually a pretty basic dresser, especially when it comes to prints. I almost always take the safe route and pair a solid color like I did this week. Although our mock neck long sleeves are considered a "basic," they are far from it. I love how fitted they are and have just the right amount of height up the neck, but they don't overly accentuate any little rolls you might have (or not even known that you had.) You can wear your tight mock neck without skipping taco Tuesday!
Because it's finally feeling brisk outside, I paired our new black denim sherpa collar jacket. I LOVE the vintage look of this jacket! You get the feel of the nineties without having to scour Goodwill all season.
Finally, I added a hat because it is definitely not wash day today for my hair, and added some of my favorite jewelry items we have right now. When it comes to metals, I like to lean towards silver and antique-looking gold. I thought these earrings and necklace gave the perfect hint of "I like to accessorize" without feeling like an 13 year old after a Claire's shopping spree. Come snag a leopard skirt and join the club!
Sarah R.'s Style
Who says you can't wear a mini skirt during Fall?! Pair it with a sweater and you've got yourself a nice little outfit! This week we are featuring some beautiful corduroy pieces. I chose a burgundy mini skirt because no color screams "cold weather" to me more. Berry tones are by far my favorite to sport during this time of year. I love that corduroy is making it's rounds in the fashion world again. It's a really nice, durable fabric. I also really like the funky texture it brings to your outfit.
A mini skirt can be really versatile! You can dress it up a little make it flirty like I did here by keeping your legs bare and a wearing some flats or heels. Paired with this gorgeous chunky sweater it keeps you fairly warm. If you're romping around with the family during the weekend you could definitely opt for some of our cozy fleece lined leggings and a relaxed pair of boots.
This black sweater is so soft and comfortable. You all know how much comfort matters to me! It's not very often I will compromise on comfort for cute. With this outfit you get the best of both worlds! I like that this sweater hits me a little lower on the hip and is actually very flattering. I've had issues with sweaters like this in the past cutting me weird and making me look bulky. None of that funny business here!
I chose some of our more dainty jewelry for my accessories that way it didn't distract too much from the outfit as a whole. The gold sparkles so nicely against deeper hues. I'm a very big fan of our new rings. They are sterling silver with cubic zerconia crystals. At $18 each you can't pass them up! Stunning sparkle and quality. I think they look so beautiful and really make any manicure pop!
If you've been feeling nervous about the corduroy trend, I hope that this gives you a few ideas of how you can style it. This skirt also comes in a cat-tastic leopard print if you're feeling brave!
Here we are halfway into November and still lucky enough to be enjoying this Sunny and 70 degree weather. I'm not sure if I should be celebrating this or feeling left out from not being able to wear chunky sweaters and rain boots like everyone else on my Instagram feed. So in honor of that this week I styled an outfit that can get you through these uncertain climate related times. Its light and free while also staying true to the textures and fabrics of fall. Basically you can look Autumn worthy without going into shock from heat exhaustion!
I chose our new black corduroy overall jumper for a comfy casual look. this jumper is so cute and versatile which is great, plus maintenance free for my hectic GO, GO, GO lifestyle. I slipped our mauve cold shoulder bodysuit underneath the dense heavy feeling overalls for contrast and to add a weather conscious element. The mauve hue of this bodysuit looks great against any skin tone and is comprised of a nice tight spandex material.
I finished off this look with our teddy midi coat in apricot, Its over-sized with a nice bulk feel. I think the trick to this look was to combine a form fitting pieces with a bulky ones to accomplish a yin/yang effect. These two items marry together quite harmoniously.
For my accessories I chose a pair of silver hoop earrings. I love these earrings so much that this is the second time that I have styled them in one of my outfits. That's how cool and versatile they are...you can wear these hoops with anything! The next item that I chose to accessorize my outfit was our black wide brim hat. This hat is really nicely constructed and feels very expensive even though its only $42 and made of thick wool. What I love about this hat is that the brim has a straight non floppy look which has a more winter worthy feel. I hope that you enjoyed my styled look this week!
This weeks item that we're featuring is so fun to me. I was obsessed with everything cheetah and leopard print when I was younger. It started with Shania Twain because she wore a cheetah jacket in one of her music videos and I begged my mom to get me one just like her. The obssesion continued when the movie Cheetah Girls came. I mean it's pretty self explaintory. They all rocked chettah and made the early 2000's obsessed with the print.
For my outfit I chose the leopard skirt. Leopard is a great pattern to play around with when it comes to pairing it with different colors and patterns. I chose to pair it with a grey and white striped button down. The stripes work well with the leopard and the grey paired well with the brown and black as well.
To accessorize it I chose this adorable ring that we just got in the store and then of course pair it with some fun earrings and a good heeled bootie for the season. Cheetah Girls forever!
Thank you for dropping by! We hope you enjoyed these outfits and get some inspiration for wearing corduroy!