ponytail twirl in the middle of somewhere. 🐎

ponytail twirl in the middle of somewhere. 🐎

pit stop. it’s hottt.

pit stop. it’s hottt.

Glaze into my eyes. 🍩😍🍩

Glaze into my eyes. 🍩😍🍩

oh hi, pigtails. 🐷

oh hi, pigtails. 🐷

Hot daze. 😎☀️

Hot daze. 😎☀️

2 cities down, 2 to go! ✈️

2 cities down, 2 to go! ✈️

Gotta love Cali weather. 😎

Gotta love Cali weather. 😎

Keep Me Warm









(Thrifted cardigan (similar), Lily White top, Lily White skirt, UO socks (similar), 2020AVE boots (similar), H&M Beret (similar), zeroUV sunglasses, Nasty Gal necklace (similar), Casio watch)
Photographer: Michael Alvarado

Today was an over-sized cardigan and knee-highs kind of day. It was on the chilly side, which being in California means 57 degrees. Hardly considered “cold” to other parts of the world, but if my nose turns red, then it’s cold to me! Nonetheless, it was a beautiful day that called for wintery pieces mixed with other articles that could be worn year-round.

Take this adorable “Once In A Blue Moon” crop top from Lily White (obviously they are a fave of mine and they take good care of me!). As you may know, I’m all about pieces that can be worn in summer and winter, and this is one of them! The blue and grey geometric top paired perfectly with this oxblood-colored “Burning Up Vegan Leather Skirt” which is also from Lily White. I’ve always enjoyed how these colors compliment one another. Not only do the two look great together, but the fit was meant to be! Cropped anything and high-waisted whatever go hand in hand. I’d say this is a lovely marriage right here! Lily White, you’ve done it again. <3

Since it was not overly cold, I got away with wearing knee-high socks. They covered most of my legs for warmth and added a wintery touch to the ensemble. Continuing with that theme, I threw on my favorite, thrifted, over-sized cardigan (which I can’t ever get myself to part with). It’s the best because it can be thrown over most any outfit. (Tip: Everybody needs a go-to black over-sized cardigan. The pairing possibilities are endless and black is always a stylish color that goes with anything!) I topped off the outfit with this black knitted beret. Another accessory that’s wonderful for those windy / bad hair days.

Now.. let’s talk about these fabulous shades for a second. Another unique pair of glasses from the amazing zeroUV. I seem to gravitate towards the round-shaped sunnies myself, but what really caught my attention with this specific pair is the detail in the design. The half frame exposing the lens on top is sure to make people stop dead in their tracks! Definitely another favorite from my personal collection which is quickly growing with zeroUV beauties!

These faux leather boots from 2020AVE are to die for. I adore the gold detailing, of course, since I am obsessed with anything GOLD. The detailing on the boots tied in well with the other golden jewels distributed throughout the ensemble. There’s always room for accessories! Jewelry is like the frosting to a cupcake that is your outfit. Wouldn’t be complete without it!

My day consisted of twirling around in this gorgeous skirt and sharing a hot bowl of pho with my hubby. Hope you enjoyed this chilly weather as much as I did!

xo.
Carissa Rae

Make A Statement

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(H&M dress (similar), Forever 21 blazer (similar), zeroUV sunglasses, Nasty Gal necklace (similar), Nasty Gal ring)
Photographer: Michael Alvarado

On today’s look, I decided to go classy/chic while still keeping it fairly simple. A little bit always goes a long way. Take this black dress for instance; it is form-fitting, but remains modest in length with its quarter sleeves and below-the-knee cut. It’s great for the season and can be worn in plenty of ways. Since it is very basic, I decided to dress it up, not only with my favorite black heels, but with this stunning collar necklace by Nasty Gal. I thought the jewelry would be the perfect statement piece to take my outfit to another level. I like how the design of the piece mixes different textures with light-catching gems. What a stand out accessory and perfect match for this outfit. (TIP: If you have a dress that needs some sprucing up, a statement necklace is a super easy fix. It will be the first thing to catch they eye of anyone that passes you by!)

The white blazer has just the right amount of edge to contribute to the ensemble. And it’s all about the details with this one. From the big gold zipper (which zips all the way up past the neck line, how cool!) to the black pleather line that trails down the arms, I’d say this jacket makes a statement of its own! (It was also a gift from my best friend, Eric. Thanks, love! <3)

Last, but not least, you have to have the perfect sunnies with every outfit! Luckily, I just found one of my new favorite sunglasses companies, and of course I have to share it with you! They are called zeroUV and they’ve hooked me up with the cutest specs ever. Whatever style you’re looking for, they got it! Whether it’s cat-eye, oversized, or round.. they have plenty of different styles to choose from. And not to mention, they are affordable too! Like I’ve said before, we all love great style, but we love it even more when it’s well-priced. With zeroUV, you will get a lot of bang for your buck. Just see for yourself and visit their site: http://www.shopzerouv.com! You will not be disappointed, I promise. ;) In this look, I decided to go with the “Super Round Cat Eye Indie Sunglasses”. It keeps the chic continuity of the outfit, while introducing a touch of retro style which I love. These shades were the icing on the cake once I paired them with this get-up!

Little black dress, heels, perfect statement pieces.. I feel a girl’s night coming on.. Cheers!

xo.
Carissa Rae
oversized cardigans make me happy. especially when they&#8217;re thrifted.

oversized cardigans make me happy. especially when they’re thrifted.