Lipgloss and Lace

♥ My favorite way to dress up a table during the fall months (pumpkin here)

♥ 30 gorgeous Thanksgiving table decor ideas

♥ A glam velvet blazer to wear at dinner

♥ The most gorgeous faux fall leaf placemat

♥ Love this cute idea for Oreo turkeys!

♥ 16 fun facts about the Macy’s parade

♥ This time last year on the blog

Thank you for reading! Happy weekend!

November 19th, 2018

Sweater: Zara (not online yet, but in stores!) | Denim: old | Heels: old (similar) | Glasses: Chloe | Bag: Chanel

Thanksgiving is Thursday, which means we are officially on the bullet train to Christmas. And doesn’t it feel overwhelming sometimes? Like, now it’s REALLY time to decorate the house, get the tree, buy the gifts, wrap the gifts, attend the parties, bake the cookies, visit the family…ALL THE THINGS.

So take this week to reflect.

Slow down. Breathe. Take it all in. Embrace love, laughter, family, friends, rest & prayer. Smile at a stranger and say thank you for good deeds. Write down what you’re grateful for so that you never forget it…then curl up on the couch with a cup of homemade apple cider and send up a prayer of thanks.

Thank you so much for reading Lipgloss and Lace – I’m truly thankful and appreciative of each and every one of you! Happy Thanksgiving! -XO

November 16th, 2017

Top: Anthropologie | Skirted Leggings: old (similar) | Heels: Loubition | Glasses: Quay | Bag: Gucci

One of my favorite Instagram memes goes something like this: “I never understood why we get so dressed up for Thanksgiving and don’t go anywhere…just walking around the kitchen fly as hell”.

All I have to say is: YES HONEY, YES! Bring on the fur, sequins and anything else us ladies wanna wear that day. Like this overly obnoxious puffy sleeve blouse, perhaps? You know me; the bigger the sleeve the better! For some reason, a black and white combo like this always reminds me of Thanksgiving. Thinking about it, I wore something similar to this last year. I guess if it aint broke, don’t fix it!

Have a great weekend, see you Monday! 

July 14th, 2016
Top: LuLu’s | Shorts: The Limited | Wedges: Liz Claiborne | Clutch: Local find! ( love this and this) | Bracelets: c/o Charming Charlie | Glasses: Quay | Necklace: Etsy
I swear, every time I wear either this top or carry this clutch, I get SO many compliments/questions. So there was no better title for this post than “Thanks, It’s New”. I mean, that is literally my response all of the time!
This off-shoulder top from LuLu’s also comes in a blush color too (so pretty!). What I love about the top is that it stays put. It doesn’t fall off of the shoulder because the elastic around you is pretty tight. Nothing drives me crazier than having to constantly adjust. And can we talk about the clutch? I wish it were available online, but I was passing through a small boutique here in the OC and snagged it. Totally game over when I saw it…
Hope you all have a great weekend! Make sure to stop by again Monday for a peek at one of my all-time favorite dresses. It’s such a dream! -xo
February 17th, 2020

Top: Ny&Co | Bottoms: Ny&Co | Glasses: Prada | Bag: Chanel

I always love when an outfit looks like a jumpsuit, but really is a 2-piece set. I loved these colorblock wide legs pants, and when I discovered there was a wrap blouse to match, I couldn’t resist! 

I also wanted to say a big thank you to everyone for your sweet comments on my post last week, where I penned my love letter to fashion (here). I loved reading all of your comments, and if you can leave this blog with a little fashion inspiration, then my job here is done.

You all make this blog so much fun, and I appreciate every single one of you! 

Thanks for reading!

February 10th, 2020

Top: Zara | Pants: old | Clutch: Akira | Glasses: Prada

The majority of us love fashion, in one way or another. You wouldn’t be reading this blog otherwise, right?

It’s an important part of our lives and for me it has been the focus of all my love for as long as I can remember. And I’m not even being dramatic with that sentence.

I can still remember being 7 years old and my Grandma bringing my sisters and I to visit my newest baby sister in the hospital. There I was in a big skirt and the largest clip-on earrings I could fit on my tiny earlobes. Or being in middle school and laying out all of my clothes for the week, color coordinating every single piece with bright and daring accessories from Wet Seal and different color Keds.

You see, fashion reveals a part of our personalities before we even say our first”hello” and it develops and changes as we grow. It’s pieces of who we are and who we wish we were, as well as people we admire and want to emulate.

That’s just what clothes do. Fashion isn’t just material. It helps whip up a fantasy world for yourself. Then it dares you, and encourages you to make it into your life.

The moral of the story?

If you want to wear a feather top to lunch: WEAR IT.

A skirt that has a loud print: DO IT.

A faux fur coat that hits the floor? WHY THE HECK NOT?

Because in the words of Sarah Jessica Parker:

“I choose clothes because I respond to them. I think pulling it off or not pulling it off doesn’t exist for me. I’m looking for experiences, not some report card“.

Couldn’t have said it any better myself.

Thanks for reading xo♥