The Perfect Trouser

Top: Rock N Republic / Pants: 3.1 Phillip Lim / Boots: Simply Vera by Vera Wang / Necklace: Vintage / Bag: Kate Spade

Though these pants would pair just as well with a fun graphic top, silk blouse or even chunky knit, I decided to keep it super simple and pair them with a simple fitted cotton long sleeved top so that they could truly take spotlight. Not only are they comfortable, but they’re super chic and the jogger style bottoms with slits go  beautifully with both flat and booties. From the cut to the pattern they’re everything I’ve been loving lately.

Gaga for Grandpa Sweaters

Sweater: Goldhawk Clothing / Top: Urban Outfitters / Jeans: H&M / Boots: Simply Vera by Vera Wang

Now, I may eventually change my tune and hop on the ballerina sweater bandwagon, but currently I can’t think of anything better than a big, oversize sweater to curl up in (then again that might also be my cold talking). There’s something about them that just screams winter and holidays to me. I want nothing more than to curl up in front of a fireplace with a nice cup of cocoa or a hot toddy and watch holiday movies. Then again, I’ll use anything as an excuse to celebrate this time of year!

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Cozy Coats

Coat: Ross /  Top: Nordstrom Rack / Leggings: TJ Maxx / Boots: Frye / Bag: Bally / Sunglasses: Guess

To me there is nothing more perfect than an exceptionally fuzzy or furry coat. The bigger and fluffier the better! I love that they look just as great with jeans and leggings as they do with a slinky black dress. In this case, I’m once again getting over a cold (as a nanny there is no escape or end to plague season), and I wanted to dress as warm and comfortable as possible, while still tricking the world around me into think I actually have my shit together. Whether it worked or not, I’m not sure, but it certainly made the munchkins want to snuggle up with me and that was the perfect medicine!

Holiday Sparkle

Jacket: Say What? via Macy’s / Top: H&M / Pants: H&M / Bag: Furla / Sunglasses: 99 Cents Only Store

Around the holidays I want nothing more than to wear glittery, glamourous clothes, but as a nanny sometimes that doesn’t make too much sense. These pants however are the perfect piece to turn into some daytime appropriate holiday gear, and did I mention they’re just as comfortable as pajamas? I wore almost the exact same outfit in this post, but made it feel current by swapping the graphic short for a plain black one tied up for a bit of skin to balance out the loser pieces, and a dark red bag and gold jewelry to keep it fresh. This is definitely an outfit remix I can say I’m proud of.

KaPow 💥

Sweater: Urban Outfitters / Pants: Cynthia Rowley / Boots: Sam Edelman / Bag: Furla / Earrings: Amazon

My sweater collection ranges from very simple to crazy patterned knit goodness (and of course a few ugly holiday ones thrown in for good measure), but this is one of my all time favorites. It’s oldy, but a goody, whose fun pop art print and bright colors never fail to put a smile on my face. To make the bright colors pop even more I chose a pair of bright yellow fringe earrings, that I’ve been struggling with (they just never felt quite right when any outfit I tried pairing them with), but when I put them on with this sweater the whole thing just felt right.

The Great Debate

Sweater: Caslon / Leggings: Nordstrom Rack / Boots: Frye / Bag: Bally

For me personally, I don’t mind leggings as pants, especially around the holidays when my pants are a tad bit tighter from overindulging. I can see the argument from both sides–“why not just wear sweatpants?” for example. To me though, all that really is needed to execute the look while looking pulled together is an oversized sweater, some over the knee boots and a pair of well made (that is truly the key) leggings. It’s a simple, casual look that feels infinitely chicer than just my everyday sweats.

Leather Love ✔️

Sweater: C&C California / Pants: Nha Khan / Boots: Sam Edelman

As far as pants go I have a pretty typical style. I either stick with jeans in a variety of colors and styles, or loose trouser in a silky material (the more they feel like pajamas the better). When I spotted these Nha Khan pants however, I knew I had to give them a try. They were the perfect amount of oversized and made me feel so cool and chic. I have definitely converted and can’t wait to try some similar styles!