Thursday, December 27, 2012

Winter Wishlist.

Now that it's officially winter and and the season of post-Christmas sales has officially begun, I thought I would share with you some of my favorites for this chilly yet delightful season. I've seen some of these style items across the blog-o-sphere already and I'm hoping to get my hands on a few of them myself! 

1. Faux Fur Vest. I know I've been talking/blogging/pinning these since at least Thanksgiving but consider me still obsessed. 
2. Turtlenecks. Sweaters and T Shirts. I can almost hear all of you saying what?!? I thought those were just for old people with cold necks. Well I think they're super stylish and chic and maybe my neck is cold too...
3. Butter London Nail Polish. I got a few Butter colors before Thanksgiving and I love love love them. The colors are perfect and the polish is so easy to use and dries super quickly. Plus no toxins. 
4. Big Knit Red Scarf. I don't know what it is about the deeper red color but it just screams 'wear me with all of your stripes!!!' to me. So I plan on doing just that.
5. Mid-Length Boots. Any Color. Any Purpose. I love these plaid snow boots from Target, I love these studded black biker boots, and I love these two neutral options too. This is the new height in boot, I'm telling you.
6. Tulle Skirt. in a divine, feminine, light color. Wearing this in the spring seems obvious, but in the Winter months pair it with tights, booties, a sweater and a statement necklace and you are glam and ready to go. 
7. Oh My Chic Sweatshirts. So this is definitely on my DIY To Do List. Fun Fun Fun!

Winter Wishlist.
Sweat shirt / J.Crew knit sweater / Sweat shirt / J.Crew knit sweater / J.Crew striped t shirt / Fake fur vest / Damir Doma leather waistcoat, $800 / Fever skirt, $52 / Chinese Laundry biker boots, $140 / Mango leather boots, $97 / Mango suede ankle booties / Kitten heels / Hand knitted scarve / Coach infinity scarve / Butter London nail polish / Butter London nail polish / Butter London nail polish, $17

Happy Winter Following Friends!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Tumblr Tuesday: Merry Christmas!

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! and Happy Holiday season. 
Take time to spend with family and friends and be joyful together. 

dreaming of a white Christmas? come to the Midwest! 

en francais.

as always, you can check out my Tumblr blog, Heather Hearts: Serendipity for more joy and fun :)

Saturday, December 22, 2012

What I'm Loving: Monochromatic Winter Whites

Since at least October I've found myself oddly attracted to cream and white clothing. It just seems to crisp and clean and easy to wear with just about anything. My love for the winter white has indeed carried into winter. Here are some of my favorites and what kinds of colorful accessories you can pair them with. 
Winter Whites & Colorful Accessories
Moschino tailored shirt / Band of Outsiders knit sweater / J.Crew knit sweater / J.Crew puffer vest / Tulle Clothing double breasted coat / Lipsy , $120 / Sophie Hulme leather shoulder bag, $765 / Aurélie Bidermann clip on earrings / Astley Clarke , $1,005 / Tory Burch / Kenneth Jay Lane yellow gold jewelry, $195 / Kendra Scott mint green earrings / Fantasy Jewelry Box red coral earrings / Me & Kashmiere cashmere scarve, $140 / Me & Kashmiere cashmere scarve, $190 / mbyM red shawl, $65 / Urban Outfitters round eyeglass / Revlon lipstick / Karen Walker Eyewear Anytime - Crazy Tortoise

Friday, December 21, 2012

Winter Wardrobe: Fancy Frocks pt. Two.

Here it is, the second of my Holiday Fete inspired outfit posts. It seems fitting with Emerald being the Pantone 2013 Color of the Year that you would bring out the green for your holiday party or family gathering. If you're feeling glam, cozy, classic or vintage here are a few emerald enthusiast looks for your holiday happenings!

Festive Frocks: Color of the Yaer
Sonia by Sonia Rykiel sonia rykiel, $520 / Tee shirt dress / J.Crew shift dress / Oasis flat shoes, $24 / Rebecca Minkoff / Ash black pumps / Lipstik black shoes, $84 / J.Crew vintage jewelry / Blue Nile white gold diamond earrings / Monica Vinader vermeil jewelry / Asprey round stud earrings, $21,700 / Hoop earrings / Belt / Gold lipstick / Butter London nail polish / Butter London nail polish

Gorgeous Gown Ponderings.

Maybe it's just my inner self wanting to be a Princess, but I've really been loving the look of long sleeved wedding dresses lately, especially for a winter fete. I mean how much classier can you get then channeling the Duchess and Grace? 
Hello Kate. Perfection. 

Grace Kelly, classic glamour and beauty. 

Now I haven't even almost made up my mind about what kind of gown I'll be wearing on my wedding day but every time I see one of these long sleeved gowns and find myself falling for them. 
beautiful back. 

a little more fitted.

a little more lace. 

a little more princess. 

and a little more 60's era vintage.
See what I'm saying? I just feel like these dresses are calling to me. and the sheer sleeves are so on trend that it seems like you can find them with just about any style/shape dress. 
Love them all. Love. Love. Love.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wedding Wednesday.

Here are some of my Winter Wedding thoughts for the week! 
What do you think? are you loving or shivering at the thought of a winter wonderland wedding?

every time I see a photo like this I think that a
non-traditional wedding dress actually sounds perfect.
I love love love the pale pink/blush roses with the berries. so classic. 

once again, loving the pale pink roses. 

because a firefighter wedding just has to have a sparkler exit, right?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tumblr Tuesday.

Self Explanatory. Excellent. 

things we must all remember. 

isn't this gold dress fabulous? so flattering but not too flashy. I think it's fab. 

winter wonderland. 

For more Tumblr Fun check out Heather Hearts: Serendipity. 

Monday, December 17, 2012

a Snowy Engagement.

In case you haven't caught on by now, I'm really starting to love the idea of a winter wedding. it just seems like there is so much potential for creativity 
and unexpected lovely things with a winter time wedding. 
And if you're having a winter wedding, to me it makes sense to have at least a few wintery engagement pics too! Here are some winter engagement pics that I think are totes adorbs. 

sorry,  I just really love balloons. and boots. and puffy vests. 

love the pop of color and the snow. 

I love love love their more dressed up looks with the snowy, winter backdrop. 

just adorbs. 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Winter Wardrobe: Fancy Frocks pt. One.

The holidays are a great time to try out new styles and trends that you maybe wouldn't be comfortable wearing in your everyday life. Whether it's church, a family gathering or a holiday party it can be fun to dress up and get in the spirit. 
Here are a few ways to wear that classic red dress for the holiday season!

Fancy Frocks: Holiday Red.
Aubin & Wills polka dot dress, $125 / Oasis dress, $24 / Ted Baker sequin dress, $205 / Oasis sleeveless dress, $32 / Oroton flat shoes, $260 / Low high heels / Platform bootie, $320 / Strappy sandals / Oasis glitter handbag, $34 / Oasis studded handbag, $51 / Rose gold jewelry / Dorothy Perkins / Ted Baker , $56 / Banana Republic / Butter London nail polish / Butter London nail polish

PS: Look out for Fancy Frocks pt. Two coming soon! 
Featuring the 2013 Pantone Color of the Year: Emerald. 

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Winter Wardrobe: Chambray + Wrap Sweaters

Finals are over, the holiday season is upon us and winter is in full swing. 
It seems like this time of year I'm always looking for outfits that are casual and comfy for lounging around the house but that are also stylish and cute for when I go out to dinner with friends or the mall to pick up some last minute gifts. Well, never fear! the Solution is here!
Check out my take on a comfy-cozy-chic look for the winter days ahead. 
(and once again, ankle boots/booties are the answers to all of our problems)
Chambray + Wrap Sweaters

Quiksilver black top, $105 / Odd Molly long top, $395 / Vintage button down shirt, $76 / J Brand rainbow skinny jeans / Mango zipper pants, $45 / Mango chunky heel booties / J.Crew mid heels / Lip stick / Butter London nail lacquer

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Winter Wardrobe: Berry Red.

Monochromatic is totally the look of the season, and berry/burgundy/wine/maroon/oxblood  is the color of the season so, here's a cozy and warm way to incorporate these two lovely trends into your wardrobe!
(and check out those shearling booties, totes fab omg)

Berry Red.
Cardigan / Fat Face long sleeve top, $32 / Current/Elliott skinny jeans / Sophie Hulme black leather handbag, $760 / Jennifer Meyer Jewelry / Butter London metallic nail polish

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wedding Wednesday.

Here are a few of my winter wedding musings for the week :)
Tealights. Candles. Candles. Candles.

I love these winter whites for a winter wedding bouquet. 

Capes I'm telling you, capes. 

and Ampersands. AMPERSANDS. I have a serious obsession. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Winter Wardrobe: navy, gold & green.

I've been seeing this gold/mustard, green green and navy combo everywhere this fall and winter. At first the gold and the green combo may seem a little intense but adding in the navy (or some neutral tan) can help even out the boldness of the combination.
Don't be a scaredy cat, give it a try!

Inspiration #1: Kendi Everyday

Inspiration #2: J's Everyday Fashion

Here are some great peices to help you incorporate gold, green and navy into your wardrobe!
navy, gold & green.J.Crew long sleeve top / Cableknit sweater / Tie blouse / Marc by Marc Jacobs boat neck shirt / J.Crew wool coat / J.Crew quilted vest / Green skirt / Zipper jeans, $16 / Mimi Loves Jimi genuine leather boots, $105 / Christian Louboutin heels / J.Crew j crew flat / Kate Spade handbag / Abercrombie & Fitch knitted scarve

Tumblr Tuesday.

My Heather Hearts: Serendipity musings for the week!

I love love love fashion illustrations.

LBD. Staple.

and sometimes, Nebraska surprises you. 

how Kate Spade NY esque. 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Music Monday: January Wedding.

This. January Wedding. 
The Avett Brothers.

This is going to be the theme of our wedding I've decided.
If it happens in January that is.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Winter Wardrobe: Fair Isle Style

Finals Week is upon us and the first snow has fallen in the great land of Iowa.
It seems that winter is just around the corner and lucky for us, Fair Isle is back in style!
Here are a few of my favorite Fair Isle looks for the coming winter months.

Fair Isle Style

J.Crew j crew sweater / Athleta / Christmas sweater, $365 / AG Adriano Goldschmied / Nudie Jeans Co. straight jeans / Wallis high heel booties / Dorothy Perkins black jewelry / Alkemie boho jewelry

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Glam: Black & Gold.

Of Course I love Black and Gold (Theta, duh). 
Other than being my sorority's colors, and just a classic color pair, I think gold sparkles and classic black are perfect for the holidays.

And here's a few more practical ways to wear Black and Gold for your holiday soiree. 
Black & Gold
Babydoll dress / ISSA London vintage cocktail dress / Zara black pantyhose / A|X Armani Exchange nylon stocking / Black high heels, $32 / Platform boots, $320 / BCBGeneration oxford flat / INC International Concepts pointed flat / A|X Armani Exchange clutch handbag / BCBG Max Azria clutch handbag / J.Crew j crew jewelry / Astley Clarke stud earrings, $1,005 / Kate Spade jewelry / Revlon / NARS Cosmetics matte lipstick, $28 / Butter London / Butter London nail lacquer

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wedding Wednesday.

The closer we get to winter the more I think I really love the idea of a winter wedding. 
The timeline of a winter wedding seems a little daunting as of right now, but everything about a winter wedding can be so charming and unexpected. I just really like it. 
I really really want to do at least a few snowy engagement pictures. Adorbs.

Balloons! XO.

I just love the snow and their happiness. 

I love this bride's accessory choices. Unexpected but still bridal.