Obsessed With Velvet

This is honestly the best time of year to break out the velvet. With the holiday parties and New Years coming up, there are tons of excuses to update your velvet wardrobe. Even if you don’t have the budget to overhaul your wardrobe with velvet this season, a few new key velvet pieces can transform your everyday basics into something a little more festive.

I bought this gorgeous emerald velvet coat from The Kooples last year and it’s still my favorite cold-weather piece. It totally transformed my cami’s, skinny jeans, and boots that I wear every day into some a little different. Plus the emerald green is drop dead gorgeous.

Shop some of my favorite velvet pieces below:

Amongst The Palms

Fun fact: there’s only one native species of palm tree in Arizona, and it’s called the California fan palm. I have no idea why it’s not called the Arizona fan palm, but I guess that’s why I’m not in charge of important things. When you’re surrounded by dirt, rocks, and cacti all the time, seeing some palm trees is a little oasis in the desert.

I’ve been pairing a lot of graphic tees with my midi slip dress to be able to enjoy the ease of the dress while still keeping it casual. Hallow Collective was amazing enough to send me this All I Want tee all the way from the UK. They have some seriously killer graphic designs. Check them out.

Anyways, I paired this tee with a slip dress from AllSaints and some leopard print calf hair boots from Vince Camuto. I’m also wearing my new favorite hexagon frame sunglasses from Ray Ban. I couldn’t decide between round or square frames, so I opted for a shape that was kind of in between them.

Photos by Maria Mena.

Lazy Mornings

Most of my furniture is pretty dark. I love distressed black wood, dark leathers, and iron. However, I also don’t want my home to look like an actual cave. I’ve been balancing out my dark furniture with lighter textiles. It makes the room feel nice and cozy without being too dark.

Of course I have black jersey sheets to satisfy my inner goth, but I also found this really cool reversible comforter set that’s white on one side and striped on the other. It’s perfect if you’re like me and get bored of bedding easily. I also found this lightweight cream knit blanket that’s perfect for adding some texture.