Red Square at Christmastime

PSA: ModCloth is holding an AMAZING sale right now! 40% off $100+ orders – including markdown items!! Click here to shop it! Cape c/o* (Also available here) | Hat c/o* | Boots (similar) | Boot Cuffs | Sweater | Mittens | Jeans I’m so excited! We finally have snow here in Moscow! It’s really starting to feel like Christmas now. It doesn’t hurt either that every store, restaurant and home seems to be decked out in Christmas decorations and twinkly… Read more »

Black Wool Beret and SHEIN Mixed Print Tied Neck Plaid Blouse

Beret c/o* (Identical here) | Top c/o* | Boots c/o* (Similar) | Jeans | Gloves c/o* (Similar here) | Bag It’s that time of year again…beret season! Berets are an interesting accessory, in my opinion. Most people seem to like the way they look. However, they always vehemently exclaim, “I could NEVER pull off a beret.” I was one of those people up until last year when Unique Vintage sent me beret as part of my Christmas present. Now, I’m… Read more »

wearing a floral dress for the holidays

Dress c/o* | Cape c/o* (Also available, here) | Heels | Belt | Tights | Necklace (Similar) | Lipstick Floral prints get a bit of a bad rap in terms of seasonal usage and all around versatility. However, I’m still convinced you can wear a floral print no matter what time of year it is, and they work for a variety of different events…even holiday parties! This particular floral print works well because the main color of the dress is… Read more »

The Best Black Friday Weekend Sales

Oh, it’s the most wonderful time of year! Where everything is on sale and stores are packed to the gills and lines are miles long. But, fortunately, we live in the age of the Internet! And all the lovely deals you can get in store are also available online! I’ve done all of my Christmas shopping online the past few years, and I am doing the same this year. (Plus, I want to get a couple things for myself, haha…like… Read more »

What I Wore for the Sultan Cave Suites Famous Terrace (for Viewing the Hot Air Balloons)

Scarf c/o* | Skirt c/o* | Sweater c/o* (Similar here) | Heels Anyone with an Instagram account has likely seen the iconic images of someone posing in a cute outfit as the hot air balloons rise beautifully at sunrise behind them. This is in the Cappadocia region of Turkey, and the majority of these images are coming from the terrace of the Sultan Cave Suites in the town of Göreme. (FYI – You can only use the terrace if you’re… Read more »

A Versatile & Classy Outfit For Any Season

Skirt c/o* | Heels c/o* | Coat c/o* | Top | Tights | Sunnies (similar) | Lipstick Versatility is the name of the game when it comes to my wardrobe for living abroad. I only have room for some many items in my suitcase. So, I need to be able to mix and match my pieces… and it’s even better if these pieces can span across seasons! That’s where this outfit comes in. You can pair anything with simple black… Read more »

The Perfect Dress for the Holidays

Dress c/o* | Heels | Tights | Sunglasses (similar) | Belt | Lipstick Oh yes, now that we’re in the month of November, it’s completely acceptable to start talking about the holidays! I’m usually a bit of a Grinch when it comes to this time of year. But I think being back in a cold climate, complete with snow and real Christmas trees has helped to thaw my cold heart regarding Christmastime. I’m ready to play some Christmas tunes, decorate… Read more »

Comfortable & Cute Cold Weather Outfit

Top c/o* | Boots c/o* | Bag | Jeans | Scarf | Sunnies (similar) | Necklace (similar) Just like that, our Indian Summer has come to an end. Brrr…it’s cold these days! But, I’m not complaining! That means I can finally break out all of my cold weather gear I’ve been patiently waiting to wear. I’m especially excited about my new boots. I do quite a lot of walking now that I’m in Moscow, and once the snow starts flying, I… Read more »

Written by Janelica J. *Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Red Dress Boutique. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this blog possible! Get ready girl. Summer is nothing more than a distant (steamy) memory and before you know it those fall trees you’ve been Instagramming are going to change from colorful backdrop to baron tundra faster than you can say peppermint mocha. That’s right, fall is fleeting but winter seems to last forever and you don’t want to… Read more »

Styling a Lemon Print Dress

Dress c/o* | Sneakers | Cardigan (similar) | Bag | Sunglasses (similar) I know what you’re thinking…shouldn’t this lovely lemon print dress be worn in summer? However, I tend to not follow seasonal style constraints. As long as I like it, and I’m comfortable, I’ll wear it! And it was actually warm enough to wear this outfit in Moscow! This last week’s weather has been unreal. We’re getting an Indian Summer, much to my surprise! I momentarily panicked, because all… Read more »

Prana Sustainable shirt dress

Dress c/o* (Use code PHLP18 for 15% off!) | Boots c/o* (similar) | Bag | Sunglasses | Lipstick | Tights| Belt Shirt dresses are starting to take over my closet. They’re so easy to style and SO versatile…especially when they’re a nice neutral color like this one. This particular shirt dress is actually sustainable as well. Meaning, it was made from fibers that were grown in an eco-friendly manner (less of a carbon footprint, no pesticides, etc.) My friends over… Read more »

Casual Blazer Outfit

Blazer c/o* | Bag (almost sold out!) | Jeans (similar) | Boots (similar) | Cami | Necklace  Told ya I was going to be featuring this blazer again, but for a more casual look. It is casual Friday after all, right? I honestly like this blazer better with a skirt (like I styled it here), but my husband insists it looks better with jeans…so, if anyone cares to weigh in on that debate in the comments, we’d greatly appreciate it…. Read more »

ModCloth Glam Believer Blazer Jacket in Olive

Blazer c/o* | Top c/o* | Skirt (runs large) | Heels | Bag (almost sold out!) I’m not much of a blazer person. This is probably because I don’t work in a typical office environment with a dress code. So, blazers have sort of slipped through the cracks of my wardrobe. However, whether you work in an office setting or not, this here blazer is my new found love and a great addition to any wardrobe! I had tried it… Read more »

6 Tips for Shopping on Shein + My Orders Over the Years

Ever since I posted the outfit above on my blog over 3 years ago I’ve been getting questions about shopping on Shein. “Is it safe to order from them? Are the clothes actually that good of quality? How long does shipping take? What is sizing like?” So, for today’s post, I thought it might be helpful to make a post featuring my tips for having a successful shopping experience on Shein, plus the clothes I’ve ordered from them over the… Read more »

Shein White Cape

Cape c/o* | Boots c/o* (similar) | Bag | Jeans | Sunglasses c/o* | Necklace (similar) While capes often bring to mind images of Superman and Batman, you don’t have to be able to fly or drive a Batmobile to rock one this fall. There are so many fun options! I’ve very pleased that capes appear to be here to stay for a while longer. They’re such a classy and simple look, in my opinion. Wearing one as a coat… Read more »

Unique Vintage "Catch of the Day" Dress

Dress (Similar here & here) | Cardigan | Keds | Bag | Sunglasses | Earrings This dress came from my very first time participating in Unique Vintage’s “Catch of the Day” sale event. I only recently discovered this sale, even though they’ve been doing it for eons. ModCloth hosts a similar type of sale called their “Stylish Surprise” sale. And if you haven’t heard of either of these fun sales, let me explain… How Unique Vintage’s “Catch of the Day”… Read more »

Wearing Pink in Fall

Coat c/o* | Loafers c/o* | Top c/o* | Skirt (Similar here & here) Rules are meant to be broken. You won’t find me telling you to pack away your pinks and pastels just because the temps are changing. Inspired by ModCloth’s Say It Louder Campaign, I’m featuring an outfit that is very “me” and not the least bit “seasonally trendy.” Your clothing choices should embody who you are and what makes you feel beautiful. While I certainly love fall… Read more »

Florals & Cardigans

Dress (Similar here & here) | Bag | Cardigan | Sandals (Similar) | Necklace (Similar)| Sunglasses (Similar) There’s no greater combination in my wardrobe than a floral dress and a cozy cardigan. It’s amazing that this cardigan hasn’t disintegrated from all the use it gets, haha. I’m convinced it goes with everything in my closet…especially my favorite floral dresses. This particular dress has been a favorite transition piece of mine for about 4 years now. The darker hues make it… Read more »

10 Beautiful, Classic Coats For Fall/Winter 2018

Coats are my Achilles heel when it comes to clothing. It’s the main reason I love fall and winter as much as I do. Wearing a beautiful, cozy coat and one of my warm scarves makes me instantly feel 10 times more stylish than I actually am. I haven’t had a proper fall or winter in years, though. So, I’m excited I’ll be getting some cold temps in Moscow! (As insane as that may sound.) So, I have been patiently… Read more »

ModCloth Cardigan

Bag | Cardigan | Skirt c/o* | Sneakers | Sunglasses (similar) | Top | Earrings (similar) Summer’s days are numbered, and there’s an ever so slight nip in the air… which of course, I could not be more excited about! In true style blogger fashion, I love fall. It’s the best time of year for style and layering is so much fun! Layering is the key to any good fall outfit. It also means your summer clothes can get a… Read more »

1 Yellow Cardigan Styled 12 Different Ways

Cardigan season is almost here! The temps are supposed to start dipping at any moment now, and we can finally don our cute cardigans again. Not that the warm temps stop me from wearing mine, I almost always carry a cardigan with me, as you never know when the air conditioning will be on too high or the night a little chilly. My yellow cardigan has been a staple in my closet for over 5 years now. It’s actually become… Read more »

Stylish & Comfortable Exploring Outfit

Dress c/o* | Bag | Sandals (similar) | Sunglasses (similar) | Earrings It’s certainly taken me long enough to figure out, but I’m getting much better at putting together exploring outfits that are both comfortable yet cute looking. It’s really not too difficult either! The formula basically comes down to having a dress that breathes well (you can sweat in it all day and still be comfortable), a comfortable pair of walking shoes/sandals that are versatile and also stylish, a… Read more »

striped midi skirt ModCloth

Skirt (similar here) | Heels | Top (similar) | Sunglasses | Pin | Bag (similar) Another day another striped skirt! I am obsessed with all things black and white stripes right now. And I’m OK with this because black and white stripes are chic, versatile, and they won’t be going out of style. (I have a whole mess of striped tops to featured once the temps cool off too!) The structure of this skirt is what had initially caught my… Read more »

Pairing a Dress with Sneakers

Dress (similar) | Sneakers | Belt | Sunglasses (similar) | Bag (similar) | Earrings (similar) It took me long enough, but I’m finally embracing the sneakers and dress trend. I’ve been hesitant to try it for some reason. I think it’s just because I didn’t have quite the right pair of sneakers to pair with my dresses. But behold! I have bought a pair that will work with (almost) all of them. A trusty pair of Keds was the perfect… Read more »