As the holiday gets closer and closer, it seems as though I am spending less time at home and more time out shopping, grabbing drinks with friends for holiday happy hour, and attempting to attend every ugly Christmas sweater party possible. This being said, I have been trying to style myself so my daily look could be suitable for the many events I could be attending in one day, and I have to say, this could be very tricky without the right winter basics or accessories. Lucky for me, Rocksbox has me covered on accessories and this Pittsburgh girl as an arsenal of winter wear.
Silver & Gold
Like I said earlier, my schedule this month has been CRAZY. So yesterday after a very busy night at Hollywood Lanes "Fashion Alley" show, I was ready for some retail therapy, as well as some rest and relaxation. So my mum and I headed to the Robinson mall to hangout and do some last minute Christmas shopping, as well as grab some dinner and drinks at Walnut Grill.
The outfit I chose to for these occasions was a basic black ribbed turtleneck sweater from Macy's, a pair of dark blue Levi skinnies from Nordstrom, and my very warm (as well as stylish) knee high boots from Bare Traps. The reason I chose these pieces were do to the fact I wanted to be comfortable while shopping but also because all three of these items helped me stay nice and warm in the blustery winter weather here in the 'Burgh. I also chose them because these winter basics are also very fun to style and incredibly easy to dress up with a couple of the right pieces from one of my favorite sponsors, Rocksbox.
The first piece from my Rocksbox set for this post was none other than House of Harlow 1960's gorgeous Mika Cutout Drop Earrings. The reason I love these earrings is because though they are a bit down played, they have such a beautiful shine to them, making them stand out even against my golden locks. I also just love the drop design of them, giving these gorgeous House of Harlow 1960 earrings just the right touch of modern flare.
Though my mother and I generally agree on fashion, one "rule" she always stressed to me while I was growing up was never to mix silver and gold jewelry. Well, that my friends is a fashion rule I think was meant to be broken! And this silver Jenny Bird Palm Cascade necklace, paired with these gold House of Harlow 1960 earrings, as well as my House of Harlow black and gold Aztec bangle proves it! Needless to say, this gorgeous necklace really dresses up this otherwise plain look. The reason I love this piece so much is due to how glamorous it is, and it is quite the conversation piece. However the one complaint I did have about it was how heavy it was. After all day I couldn't wait to take it off, however if you were to only wear this necklace for a few hours (such as a Christmas or New Year's Eve party) it would be a wonderful choice!
Lastly, my most loved piece from this Rocksbox set, was this stunning House of Harlow 1960 Aztec bangle. This piece has been on my wishlist for sometime now (Thanks again, Alyssa for sending me it!!) and is the only piece I purchased from this set, because obviously its beautiful! The reason I love this bangle so much is because this pretty piece really goes with so many items in my wardrobe meaning I will get (and already have gotten) a ton of wear out of it.
One Last Look
What are some of your winter basics that you love to dress up with shimmery jewels? And what are some of your favorite fashion rules to break? I'd love to chat about it in the comments below or you can tweet me about it at @StarkRavingChic! Have a photo you just have to show off? Just tag me on Instagram at @StarkRavingChic. Later babes!
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