Layers…

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Faux Fur Vest: Forever21 (old…similar here) | Dress: H&M (in store only, similar here) | Tights: H&M | Booties: Forever21 (old..similar here) | Hat: Forever21 | Bag: Michael Kors | Belt: H&M | Watch: Michael Kors

So it has officially been freezing here lately, and I have found myself to be layering nonstop! As easy as it may be to assume it is time to tuck away lighter dresses until warmer temperatures return, you don’t need to! Instead, layer them like I did here with a faux fur vest, or even a long cable knit cardigan! Those are just a couple of ways to keep them in rotation in your wardrobe for the winter season. I also pair my dresses with thicker tights for the cooler temps here and a wool hat, creating a more winterized look.

I am feeling more ok with the cold weather only because it means wearing cozy, chic layers, and that we are that much closer to Christmas (my most favorite holiday!). What is your favorite way to winterize an outfit?

xo, Amaris

Bundled

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Jacket: Aritzia (old..similar here) | Sweater Dress: H&M (in store..similar here) | Tights: H&M | Booties: Steve Madden | Hat: Joe Fresh (similar here)

Happy Wednesday loves! We are finally more settled in our home after being away three times in the last month! Though it was fun, I am happy to be home, getting organized and attempting to get Addi back on some sort of a routine. We have all taken turns being sick, and Addi’s little cold seems to be never-ending, I feel so sad for her! On the plus side, she is still her little happy self, and just turned 7 months old this past weekend, which is truly hard to believe.

She is so interactive these days and does not like to sit still. She has yet to master the art of crawling and instead has this rolling/pulling thing going on – it’s pretty funny to watch. She is loving food – and when I say loving it, she has not disliked one thing that I have fed to her yet! This is a good thing because she is seriously one tiny little petite thing! At her 6 month shots we had only two weeks ago, she weighed in at 14.10lbs and is still wearing her 3-6 month clothing – I can’t say I mind, because we are definitely getting a lot of wear out of her millions of little outfits I have bought for her.

So about this cozy sweater dress – I just can’t get enough of it! It is the comfiest thing ever and perfect for the chilly days we have been having here. I am in full blown Christmas mode, and have my house decorated top to bottom, and with this comes warm holiday drinks from Starbucks and bundled outfits to survive this Arctic we live in! I paired it with some thicker tights to keep warm, but I also can’t wait to wear it with some faux leather leggings and a cute beanie, or even some jeans! I have to let you all know that this number was only $19.95 – a steal of a deal! It can be worn so many ways and is the best thing to keep warm this winter season.

Also, don’t forget to enter the amazing Nordstrom giveaway in my previous post - tell all of your friends so they can enter too!!

xo, Amaris

$400 Nordstrom Giveaway

Happy Monday loves! I have joined up with some seriously AMAZING ladies to bring you a $400 Nordstrom gift card giveaway! Unreal right? One lucky reader will get a little shopping spree at Nordstrom, and right before the holidays – and if you’re like me, there’s always something I am eyeing there. Whether it is a bag, shoes, clothing or jewelry – it won’t be hard to spend!

To enter – you just need to complete the Rafflecopter that can be found by clicking the link below! The giveaway runs until Friday, November 21st at 11:59pm. Keep in mind, the more entries you do complete, the higher the chances you have of winning! Good luck!

Also, be sure to check out all the beautiful ladies involved in this giveaway – their blogs are so beautiful and inspiring!

The Fashionista’s Diary // Life with Lyss

A Lonestar State of Southern // Sequins and Things // Brighton The Day // Haute of the Rack // McKenna Bleu


Little Blonde Book // Styled Snapshots // Chronicles of Frivolity // For the Love of Fancy // Lush to Blush


Sabby Style // Accessory Jane // Blonde Expeditions // Kayleigh’s Kloset // The Closet Crush


Fancy Things // Lovely Blonde Closet // Rarely Taken Seriously // Bows and Depos // Visions of Vogue

The Dainty Darling // Shar Style // Twenties Girls Style

 

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Mama Fashion

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Top: Anthropologie | Jeans: Zara | Boots: Anthropologie (not available, similar here) | Hat: Forever21 | Clutch: Forever21

Today I was honoured to guest blog on Positively Oakes and talk about “mom fashion”. Head here to see what I had to say, along with a few tips on how to stay stylish as a mama!

ps. Anthropologie is still having their amazing 25% off sale items sale – there are some amaze finds – don’t miss out!

xo, Amaris

Faux…

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Vest: Forever21 | Top: Anthropologie..not available (love this one and this one) | Bottoms: Topshop | Booties: Nordstrom | Watch: c/o Daniel Wellington

When I first found this faux fur vest from Forever21, I absolutely adored the length and the color of the “fur” – and of course the under $50 price tag! I am all about layering for fall, and a vest is the perfect addition to any outfit. It is so versatile! I have worn it with dresses, knit sweaters and of course a good old chambray. These faux leather leggings have also been a favorite of mine since purchasing them last year, and they too are a steal under $50! They are so comfortable and soft, and can easily be dressed up or down!

I was so happy to receive this gorgeous watch from Daniel Wellington. It is the perfect watch to pair with any outfit – the design is so dainty and sleek! They have such gorgeous watches – you must check them out! Use the code lovelyblondecloset for 15% off your purchase!

This weekend we are laying low mostly and also are bedroom furniture shopping! It is bittersweet redecorating a few of the rooms in our home – I just want our house to feel complete! We have a few projects ahead of us but this is the fun part! I hope you all had a beautiful week and can now enjoy the weekend! Thanks for reading.

xo, Amaris

Fall Basics

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Sweater: Forever21 | Jeans: Zara | Slip-ons: Steve Madden | Hat: Joe Fresh | Bag: Michael Kors (similar here) | Sunnies: Target

Today’s post is all about my favorite fall basics and the simple pieces that can be worn so many ways over both the fall and winter seasons! A basic knit sweater is a must in any wardrobe and this one is the perfect piece for layering. I can’t wait to put a chambray or plaid button down under, or wear a faux fur vest on top to change my look.

My next favorite basic are these ah-maaaze leopard slip-ons by Steve Madden. I had my eye on these for the last couple of months and since purchasing them, have hardly taken them off! These are a great neutral for any casual outfit! In Seattle I paired them with some faux leather tights, a big cozy sweater and a scarf for a day of shopping and I couldn’t have been more cozy and comfortable while still looking chic. What are some of your favorite basics for fall?

This beautiful location was in Stanley Park, right along the Seawall. We took a little family walk along here while on our trip. The beautiful old trees and piles of fall leaves were absolutely breathtaking! I will be posting some photos from our trip to Seattle and Vancouver on the blog this week. I added a few photos below of Addi and I on the same walk. As always I couldn’t resist matching with leopard shoes!

I hope you all have a great Monday!

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Addi’s Look: Top: H&M | Leggings: Zara | Flats: H&M | Headband: Sweet T Baby Boutique

Fall Floral

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Top: c/0 Pink Blush | Jeans: Zara | Booties: Steve Madden | Bag: Michael Kors (similar here)

Okay, first of all, I need to say sorry for being so MIA the last couple of weeks! It has been crazy around here and needless to say I had to put blogging on the back burner until things got a bit back to normal. My hubby was away (my photographer), and Addi and I were super sick. Then once he was home, we had some events for his work that have kept him/us busy the last week and a half. Plus, finally being home after 5 months away, has meant a ton a visiting with family and friends, it feels like every day we have been so busy! So I have been bad with keeping up with my blog! We also leave on vacation to Vancouver and Seattle tomorrow, which we are SO excited about.

In other news, I am absolutely adoring all of this sweater weather we have been having! It makes my life a lot easier just being able to throw on a cute sweater, jeans and booties and head out the door. I love the fall floral print on this sweater with the contrast of the grey knit from Pink Blush! I originally heard of Pink Blush when I was pregnant and was so happy with their adorable maternity clothing (as seen here) and I was happy to see they also have the cutest clothing for those not expecting as well! This sweater was just one of the many perfect items for fall on their site – and for all of my lucky readers, they are giving a discount promo code! Just use “LOVELYBLONDECLOSET15″ for 15% off of your purchase until October 17, so be sure to find some gems before then. I hope you all have had a wonderful week, thanks for reading!

To keep posted on our little family vacation in Seattle/Vancouver, be sure to follow along with my instagram.

xo, Amaris