Christmas dress-mas

The Holidays are here and in full force! How was your Thanksgiving? Did you all survive the ultimate food coma and family overload? It’s officially the first day of December!!!! Christmas is 24 days away, how exciting! This time of year is my favorite, and if you’ve been following my stories and posts on Instagram I’m sure you already knew that lol. Christmas is such a beautiful and cozy holiday, everything is lit up and decorated. It’s also a crazy, eventful month with lots of occasions, including Hubbys birthday!! I’m always looking for new, beautiful outfits for my events. I decided to do an awesome Christmas dress-mas post and share the amazing pieces out there with you guys! Let’s be real, we all love shopping and getting new clothes. I’ve been obsessed with all the gorgeous Holiday collections coming out! I LOVE velvet, sequins, and rich jewel tones. This post is focusing on Revolve and their collections, let me know what other brand/site you’d like me to review. 

 

REVOLVE 

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Gorgeous dresses from Revolve! Prices range for each dress but the highest I believe goes to about $228, which isn’t bad at all for a big occasion piece. Find these dresses above and soooo many more here!

 

MICHAEL COSTELLO x REVOLVE 

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Michael Costello has absolutely gorgeous pieces for his new Holiday collection! One of my favorite pieces is a stunning mustard jacket and pant set in the first picture. They’re sold separately and together they’re $346 (without tax, etc) The sexy, lace jumpsuit is sadly sold out! Hopefully it comes back in stock soon! His prices are around $200-$350, find them here. 

I hope you dolls enjoyed this post! Lots of great options out there for your Holiday looks. Stay up to date on my Instagram page and stories @adventures.of.s Happy Saturday! 

XO,

Stephanie

AW18 is coming!

Pantone AW18 color pal
http://www.pantone.com

 

Here we go, another season is upon us with more dazzling and addictive trends coming back! Who’s excited for Fall & Winter?! I’m 50/50 about it, I love Summer and the sun but this heat we’ve been having this year is CRAZY! I loved all the trends and styles for Summer we had this year, but I’m excited for AW18! I’m excited to be able to open the window and get a nice breeze going, oh and 1 word, BOOTIES! I’m addicted to booties and boots, and nothing says AW more than boots right?

I’ve been doing a lot of research and scoping the fashion week shows that have been happening all over the world. Popular Fall colors for this year to look for are: Red Pear, Valiant Poppy, Nebulas Blue, Pink Peacock, Earthy Browns, Ceylon Yellow, Martini Olive, Ultra Violet, Crocus Petal, and hints of Tofu and Almond Buff. Here’s Pantone’s AW18 Top 12 color palette: 

 

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Get ready to feast your eyes! I’ll be showing you guys some popular trends, styles, and colors that are already out and about for AW18. Follow along and let me know which you like or dislike and why!

 

Over-sized coats

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Over-sized coats from http://www.harpersbazaar.com

 

All over animal prints

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Lemill dress, Sigerson Morrison ankle boots, and Proenza Schouler coat and chunky heels from their AW18 collections

 

Dark florals & garden theme

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Alexander McQueen, Whistles, Dior, Zimmerman and Christopher Kane AW18 collections

 

It’s all about… RED!

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Here are some amazing pieces from Carolina Herrera, Gucci, Miss Selfridge, and Ferragamo’s AW18 collections

Check out Carolina Herrera’s Pre-Fall 2018 beauties here! They’re all to die for! Ferragmao also has this red trend so spot on, it’s ridiculously good. Check them out here.

 

FW2018 red

 

Metallics & sequins

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Rachel by Rachel Roy, Revolve, Topshop, Calvin Klein, and Bardot’s trendy pieces featuring top AW18 trends

These pieces are so darling and going to be a huge trend for AW18. I love the delicate looks, and fabrics that show all the right curves of your body. See, AW fashion isn’t dark and boring. You can find most of these pieces at quite affordable prices on Revolve, and Macy’s!

 

Stylish Sleepers

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Amazing new AW18 collection from For Restless Sleepers

Another fabulous trend hitting the streets is stylish sleepwear for outings. Yes, stylish sleepwear is a thing now. These aren’t your normal slips or pajamas, they’re sleek and sexy!  F.R.S. is the monogram of Francesca Ruffini, she is the heart of this project and is said to be a true monogram addict. Find all her amazing Italian beauties here.

As you can see, just because we’re going into AW18 doesn’t mean it’s all dark and boring. There are such great mixes of florals, bold patterns, pops of red, pink, and even bright whites! What I love is that some of Summer is still carried through AW18 but with a twist to the boldness and shades of the prints. Stay tuned for more fashion posts coming up this season but before I go, enjoy this great quote I came across.

“Fashion is part of the daily air and it changes all the time, with all the events. You can even see the approaching of a revolution in clothes. You can see and feel everything in clothes.” – Diana Vreeland

 

XO,

Steph

Santa’s coming! I know him! I know him!

Santa’s coming! I know him! I know him!

We’re officially in Holiday mode, and 24 days away from Christmas!!! Where did the year go?! I’m not complaining though, I’m obsessed with the festive lights and decorations.

Have you been shopping for your loved ones with all these Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales?! I’m totally guilty of doing some damage myself, there’s always so many great deals. This year I also dedicated some time for shopping for things that I personally needed. Home appliances and decor, some lounge/cozy clothes, intimates, a warm coat. I’m pretty proud of myself for starting my shopping early and getting everyone in my family covered. December in general is such a crazy busy month for me because I have so many birthdays in my family, and then it’s immediately hit by Christmas. Before you know it, BAM it’s New Years! Anyone else feel me on this?

Haven’t done much shopping yet? Or just quite haven’t found the right gift? Don’t fret! I got you covered with some awesome finds below. Gifts for her, him, and even your pets!

While some of those crazy Thanksgiving sales are done, there are still LOTS of sales happening online and in store. I prefer online shopping though, do you?

Calling all Beauty lovers!

Below is where your heaven is…

SEPHORA

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This set is amazing and it includes 24-piece eyeshadow palette, warm and cool toned blushes, two universal bronzers, and a pearlescent highlighter in all of their newer shades. It’s got your eyes, cheeks, and lips covered! It’s currently $59 and valued at $433, um wow what a steal! Interested?

 

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Ri Ri lovers! This is such a great value set with a set of trio stix. Two are to conceal and contour and one is shimmer to highlight those perfect little features. Super light weight formula makes it easy to throw on without feeling gunky. It’s currently $54 on Sephora!

 

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Do your makeup looks like a b-o-s-s! This is Tarte’s LIMITED EDITION set which is amazing! Look at all those shades and pigments, insert drool emoji. Lips, eyes, and face will be looking flawless with this set. It’s only $58 valued at $336! Santa, I’ve been good this year! 

 

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#tooglamtogiveadamn brush holder set of five vegan, and cruelty free brushes in a pretty limited edition print. Yes yes yes!

This set contains:
– Cheek brush
– Complexion brush
– Highlighter brush
– Shading eyeshadow brush
– Blending eyeshadow brush

This is a perfect gift for yourself, and loved ones. I can say that I definitely purchased this one for myself, I mean a friend. Only $44, thanks Sephora! 

 

Gifts for HIM:

Anthropologie

Great for unisex, and home gifts as well! 

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Pantograph engraved glass with 24 carat gold rim and initial for your special man, or lady! Heck I want one in my initial! Find this at Anthropologie for only $18!

 

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Gifts for the bar! Cheers!

These are some of my favorite finds I put into a collage, I mean look at these stunners! From beer crafting books, to beer glasses, to decorative bottle openers, Anthropologie has got you covered this season. These are great gift alternatives to clothes, as most guys find them boring. I know mine does, so I always look for other cool ideas that he can use daily and get more out of it.

 

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Precious Agate Cheese Board $168

Agate Coffee Scoop $14

Celestial Coaster Set $40

 

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For the beard-y boys! 😉

Beau Brummell Cedarwood Beard Oil Conditioner $22

The Refinery Shave Oil $44

 

Gifts for the Fur-ends!

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Find all these great Holiday outfits, cozy clothes, beds, treats and more here at Petco!

 

Meowy Christmas!

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Great finds for your furry little friends, with some promotions happening at Petco. Check them out here! 

 

There are so many options for gift giving this season, and some don’t even need to be popular items. Donating food, toys, and warm clothes are great ways of giving. I make sure each year to help donate to as much as I can personally afford. This past year I have donated well over 10 bags of old furniture, and clothing to help others who are in need. Volunteering at your nearest shelter is also a great way to give back. This season is all about love and giving and it’s a great way to put your own personal touch of warmth to it. I hope you enjoyed my finds for gifts, and would love to hear if any of you have these items/have purchased them.

Happy Holidays loves!

 

XO,

S