Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A Year in Review: 2013

To say this was the best year of my life is a total understatement. Travels across the country, career growth, blogging friends, refining my style, and feeling more inspired than ever are just a few of the personal accomplishments that have taken place in 2013. I can't wait to see what the new year has in store for me!

 To recap, I wanted to share my top 10 posts that happened here on Fashionablee Me in the past year, including lots of fashion, football, food, and FUN! You might even be a little surprised as to what post secured the number one spot (hint: it's not an outfit post!). I am so excited for yet another year with all of your love and support! 

Happy New Year! 

10. Winter Mint 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Day to Night: Houndstooth

 Top: TjMaxx // Boots: Zara (Similar) // Bag: Galian New York // Coat: K-Mart // Sunglasses: Ray-Ban (Similar) // Lipstick: Bare Minerals // Earrings: Nordstrom (Similar)

Hope everyone had an amazing holiday full of laughter, loved ones and great food! :-) Because Hannukah came extremely early this year , I stayed 'home alone' (get it? ha) yesterday and just cleaned the house, made a crockpot meal, and relaxed with the pup- a very merry day indeed!

I wore this outfit a couple weeks back when I needed a simple yet warm outfit for a date out in SF. This top has been a new favorite and worked perfectly paired with the tan boots, gold accessories, and of course a red lip --made for an easy day to night look.

Whether you are still traveling and visiting with family, or back to the work grind, have a wonderful day!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Leather Jacket

Skirt: Old Navy (Similar)  // Leather Jacket & Heels: Asos // Bag: Alexander Wang Rocco via Poshmark // Necklace: Outrage Fashion // Lipstick: Covergirl

I've gone through my fair share of leather jackets, but somehow I have never owned a good black moto style one. Crazy, right? I ordered a few last year and ended up returning them, making my search continue. I haven't even been shopping very much lately, but while I was doing my regular Asos browsing I came across this one and loved the style (and the affordable price tag!) so I went for it. Now, I have to say this piece is definitely a staple in my wardrobe that I will be wearing non stop-- dressed up with skirts and dresses, or casual with my Chuck's, welcome to the fam!

Added bonus: This jacket is on sale for only $88.00 now-- SUCH a good deal!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide: The Jet Setter

It's the 4th and final installment of my Gift Guide collaboration with some of my favorite ladies: Jen, Adiel, and Mollie--and boy, has it been fun! We rounded up our favorite picks for all the types of friends in our lives making sure you are covered for the holiday gift giving season. There is still time to snag that perfect gift for The Fashionista, Art Geek, Tech Lover and this week- The Jet Setter! 

While I did quite the travels this past year (ahem--15+ cities across the country), I have become quite the pro packer and jet setter. I am so excited to share a few of my go-to travel necessities along with the seriously amazing picks from my blogger pals--if you have a friend like me, any one (or two or three) of these picks are a must have!

My picks:

With the need to always be connected, a portable charger is a MUST. Whether you are in the cab to a meeting, or out site seeing, making sure your devices are powered up is always important.

There's nothing worse than arriving to your destination and finding out something in your suitcase has leaked- ick! Go for a functional and fashionable cosmetic case that has plastic compartments for all your beauty supplies. Traveler tip: Wrap your liquids/ lotions in a ziploc baggie first! 

While I didn't get to do much international traveling this year (Hello, 2014?) carrying your passport is a case is the way to go so it doesn't get ruined. It doesn't hurt if the case is a minty leather, too...can we say obsessed?

Jennifer's Picks: 

Being a frequent flyer means you're constantly on the go. But that doesn't mean you have to compromise your style. This chevron striped train case from Stephanie Johnson keeps things organized while also featuring a stylish print. I have one of these, and not only does it keep everything together, it's durable, too!

Cute and compact, a pair of Tieks is perfect for the woman traveler on the go. These ballet flats come in a variety of prints and colors, and fold compactly so you have more room in your luggage to bring extras. The jet-setting fashionista will appreciate this chic pair of shoes!

If the person on your list is a world traveler, why not buy them a piece of art to remind them of the wonderful memories made on vacation? Or, better yet, buy them a print that represents where they're from as a reminder that there's no place like home! For me, I'd love this one of England since my extended family lives there.

Adiel's Picks: 

Looking effortlessly chic on a last minute getaway is easy in this cognac weekender bag!

With all of the essentials covered, this mini kit is a must have for every suitcase.

You loved one who who is always on his or her latest adventure will love keeping track of and showing off where he or she has been on this corkboard map.

Mollie's Picks: 

The Magic tote as I like to call it. It's awesome for travel because it's stylish and fits everything inside of it. I once fit 5 pairs of shoes in this bag when I went to NYFW. 

Lip balm is everything when you're constantly on the road, airplane air is so dry and this La Mer lip balm is an essential for me. 

Zella leggings are the most comfortable leggings in the entire world. They make traveling easy and stylish! 

Hope you all have a Happy Holidays! xoxo

Monday, December 9, 2013

Leather Lovin'

 Skirt: TJMaxx // Sweater: Forever 21 // Necklace: Julie Vos via Lucky FABB // Boots: Aldo // Bag: Alexander Wang via Poshmark // Lipstick: Revlon

While I love all things leather, I surprisingly don't own too many leather items besides jackets and bags. I had been on the hunt for leather leggings and a skirt, so when I found this skirt at TJMaxx (for $15!) I knew I had to have it. I love the leather trim and flared style- feminine with an edgy twist? Yes, please! Paired with a hint of extra sass from the leopard on the boots and a major statement necklace completed this look perfectly. 

Happy Monday! 

Monday, December 2, 2013


I hope everyone had an amazing holiday weekend! With the start of my birthday favorite month, I just wanted to kick it off by saying how thankful I am for all of your support, love, and inspiration I get from you day in and day out. I cherish and love you all! I am so excited for December and all the festivities that are planned-- stay tuned for a few fun giveaways coming your way- woohoo!

Also: I've teamed up with a few of my blogger babes for a 4-part Gift Guide series! Check out part one and part two

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Fur and Fancy Pants

 Pants: Asos // Top: Old Navy // Vest: Marshall's (Similar) // Shoes: Boutique 9 (Similar) // Bag: TJ Maxx // Watch: Michael Kors // Sunglasses: Asos // Lipstick: Wet 'n' Wild

This outfit not only kept me warm and cozy during our first day of lower temps and rain yesterday (hello, big ass hair), but it was super fun to wear! I love a good faux fur vest, and paired with a chambray top, classic pumps and some fancy pants is the way to go for an easy look that packs a lot of punch! 

Lastly, how amazing did the photos turn out? Big shout out to Kate for letting me try out her fabulous new lens! XO!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Cozy Glam

Skirt: H&M // Sweater: My mom's // Bag: Melie Bianco // Bracelets: Kendra Phillips via LuckyFABB // Sunglasses: Nordstrom (Similar here) // Lipstick: NYX // Shoes: Asos (Similar here and here)

Lately it seems like all I want to wear are big cozy sweaters...who's with me? This one in particular I stole borrowed from my mom and if I could wear it everyday I would. I especially love dressing it up with unexpected pieces like this metallic skirt and pumps which gives it that total glam factor. Dressed up or down, I know I'll be wearing this sweater all winter long. 

Happy Tuesday, fashionable friends!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Lucky FABB Day 2: Times Square

 Skirt and Jacket: Target // T-shirt: Amazon // Shoes: Asos // Sunglasses: Nordstrom // Bag: TJ Maxx Lipstick: Revlon

A new outfit post? Yay! Finally! I know, I know I am so sorry for the lack of posts here on the blog, but I still feel like I have been playing catch up from my trips. But, alas! After this much needed relaxing weekend I am a little bit more caught up and can share some new things with you! I wore this on Day 2 of LuckyFABB, we were able to sneak outside for a few photos during lunch, and let me tell ya-- taking photos in times Square is definitely an experience!

First up is my new hair! You may have seen it on my Instagram, but I went ombre and love it! I was looking for an easy way to add some much needed sass to my look, but didn't want to cut my hair and I am so happy with it. Everyone needs a little change here and there, right?! Next is my Heisenberg tee! Most of you know how obsessed I am with all things Breaking Bad, so this shirt was a total must have. I love the casual tee dressed up with the skirt, heels and colorful sunnies! 

Here's to fashionable new week, friends! xo

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Lucky FABB Recap: Day 1

Lucky Magazine's Editor in Chief, Eva Chen

In the cab with Maria 

Eva Mendes giving us a hair scarf tutorial, so cute

With the stunning Paulina

Kate Bosworth taking the stage in her adorable Topshop outfit 
The cutest fashion cookies by ShopStyle

Neon nails, shocker

Loved the social media panel with John Jannuzzi, DKNY PR Girl, Kate Spade, and Instagram
Opted for an easy denim on denim look for day 1

After traveling back to back for the past two weeks, I am finally home and able to get back in the swing of things, yay! I most recently returned from New York where I attended the Lucky Magazine Fashion and Beauty Bloggers Conference aka LuckyFABB and it truly was an amazing and inspiring time! From Eva Mendes taking the stage and giving us an impromptu hair scarf tutorial, to seeing new and old blogger babes, the short and sweet trip was so much fun. 

Here are a few shots from Day 1, I'll be posting Day 2 later this week!