cargos + patches.

tgif! it's super bowl weekend, and it's a big deal at our house. i really only look forward to the half time show and commercials, and usually cheer for the underdogs just to make things interesting around here! mini-he and i will decorate the house with team logos and paraphernalia, my dad usually has a pool going on, and there'll be ribs and cold beers on the menu.
good times.

do you watch the super bowl?

(sweater via 9th & Elm; cargo pants via [oomph.];

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neutral prints.

this chilly weather is making me lazy. all i want to do is cozy up in a warm blanket [with a good book and a cup of tea], which is probably why i've been living in oversized sweaters and sweatshirts. it's the next best thing to a warm blanket when you have to leave the house. but i figured getting dressed on this monday morning was a good way to start the week.

throwing prints and textures into the mix here while keeping to a neutral palette. similar shades of brown keep the leopard and herringbone harmonious while the white denim freshens up the look.

do you like dressing up when temps drop?
how was your weekend?

(lips: avon scarlet siren)
(Patty's Closet blazer; Paige denim, heels via Lulu's; thrifted blouse)


a week of coats. gold satin.

another oldie but goodie i'm pulling out of the closet. i bought this gold satin trench coat for a christmas party years ago, but never wore it. poor thing's been collecting dust in the nethers of my closet ever since. dressing it down here for a day of running around.

how would you dress down this gold satin trench coat?

(Pacsun denim; Nike Free 5.0; JustFab bag;
necklace via POPSUGAR must-have box)

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a week of coats. black velour.

one of my first and favorite coats, this one is both basic (black) and dressy (velour). i love wearing it during the holidays when it's chilly, because the velour gives it a festive vibe. but when the holidays have passed and the weather is a little warmer, dressing it down by throwing it over a sweatshirt and denim cutoffs seems like a viable way to get more use of it year-round.

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a week of coats. military.

having coats in Hawaii is a matter of want vs need. for the most part, we don't need them...but it doesn't stop us from wanting them. besides, there may come a freakishly cold day in which we might need one, right? at least that's how i justify them. i'm pulling a few out of the closet for this week of coats.

i used to love military coats (think gold buttons, structured, uniformed piping). the details on this one plus its navy color had a subtle military vibe.

(ricky's nyc nail polish)

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leopard tights + boots.

i'm late to the party.
we're already eight days into 2015 and i haven't quite figured out what my goal for the year is. last year's was simple. the marathon. this year, i want a similar goal that i can focus on entirely. sure, i have other things i want to do, too, like read more, get organized, and try new things, but i haven't pinpointed that main goal...yet. have you?

what do you want to accomplish this year?

Sole Society Andie boots; H&M bag)

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scarf set GIVEAWAY.

this weekend, we weathered a storm that resulted in hurricane-like damage. strong winds uprooted and knocked down trees, big and small, all over the island. the news even reported a few damaged houses.

the sun eventually came out, but there's still a chill in the air. i've been keeping toasty warm with these gloves, headband, and scarf from 9th & Elm...while keeping my hands permanently wrapped around a hot cuppa joe.

9th & Elm is graciously giving one lucky reader all three of these amazingly soft pieces. scroll down to enter.

i love the button details on the infinity scarf and gloves.
(scarf, gloves, and headband c/o 9th & Elm; paige denim,
charles david shoes, F21 sweater)

prize: one headband, one pair of gloves, one scarf

giveaway open to US and Canada residents only, ends 1/13
*oomph not responsible for prize fulfillment
enter using the rafflecopter widget below


but first coffee.

if you're a coffee drinker, then you'll understand this tee. seriously, let's not talk [or at least have any deep discussions] until i've had my coffee...mkay?

it's hard for me to say it's cold when i see everyone posting about below zero temps, but when the weather here drops below 60 degrees, it's fuh-ree-zing. these pictures were taken yesterday when it was slightly warmer, but still chilly enough to warrant the use of these super cute gloves. stay tuned for a warm and cozy giveaway tomorrow.

where do you live, and what's the temp?

(Brandy Melville tee; Express shorts; Gilly Hicks flannel;

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