Spanish Muse: December 2014

2014 Favorite Looks

December 29, 2014






I'm sharing my favorite five looks of the year. 
I was looking back and analyzing why they are my favorite and what they have in common? The common thread is that I felt very confident in all of them. They made me feel confident because they were uncomplicated, comfortable and they reflected the positive energy I felt inside. There was a connection with all of these looks and they helped to enhance my best self that day. 

Cheers to 2014!

Camel

December 26, 2014





It's the end of the year and everything feels slow and sleepy, which surprisingly makes me want to clean out my closet and prepare for the new year. Editing my closet always makes me examine the pieces that I've had for years and still love, like this coat.  My general rule is that if the item hasn't been worn in the last year, then I probably won't wear it again and it's only taking up precious closet place. Then I usually donate it or list it on eBay.

What is your general rule when editing your wardrobe?


Coat: Steve Madden
Top: thrift
Jeans: Rapsodia
Boots: Sam Edelman via Marshalls

Feathered

December 22, 2014




I hope everyone is enjoying the Christmas season. 
I love this time of year so much, the decorations, the music and warmth. 

I decided to add these glossy leggings to this skirt, to make it more appropriate for the colder weather. I like the mix of textures in the same color; feathers, gloss, patent, cotton and the pebbled leather bag. The mix adds depth to an all black ensemble.

Cheers!

Top: BCBGeneration
Skirt: Steve Madden
Tights: Egoiste
Shoes: Kate Spade Saturday
Bag: c/o Gregory Sylvia

Technicolor Dreamcoat

December 17, 2014





The thrift stores in Los Angeles are ridiculous. I am always amazed at the beautiful and unique items I find. Many of the items are brand new with the original tags attached. I found this sweater in a thrift store earlier this year, just hanging out by it's lonesome for a mere $20. And it was brand new! I am definitely addicted to the high I feel when I find something awesome, but I try to contain myself and only fuel my thrift habit about once a month.

Coat: Free People (similar similar)
Sweater: COS 
Shorts: Abercrombie & Fitch
Boots: Zodiac

Little Lace Dress

December 15, 2014

 



Black dresses are like black shoes, the more options you have, the better.
I came across this little number and fell in love. The delicate lace edges around the neckline and back add elegance and femininity. The best thing about this dress is that it stretches, so I can sit and eat and still breathe. It's the perfect little black lace dress for the holidays.

Dress: Paper Crown (similar)
Tights: DKNY
Shoes: Kate Spade Saturday

Christmas Gifts Under $30

December 12, 2014


I don't think you have to spend hundreds of dollars on a Christmas gift to make it feel special. Buying something small that reminds you of that person along with a personalized note can have a more meaningful impact. Here are a few items that can add a little luxury to someone's life without breaking the bank.

p.s. I know I overdid it here with the ice molds, but I have both items and recommend them, especially the sphere ice molds if you have a scotch drinker on your list.

1. Gleaming Isla Candles
2. Sphere Ice Molds
3. Round Pop Molds
4. Beer Foamer
5. Flowerbomb Rollerball
6. Isosceles Cuff Bracelet

Tweed + Loafers

December 10, 2014





I love heels, but sometimes my feet need a break. These are my go-to comfy shoes that still feel stylish. They are the first pair of loafers I've owned! I love the soft pointed toe and sculpted edges, it gives them a touch a femininity. They are also surprisingly versatile, I wear these a lot with cut-off shorts and a basic white tee. 

Happy Wednesday!

 Jacket: Free People
Belt: Vintage
Jeans: Levi's
Shoes: Kelsi Dagger

Baroque

December 8, 2014






How gorgeous are these sunglasses? 
They make me feel so glamorous! I'm ready to go on vacation and lay on the beach just so I can wear these! That probably won't be happening any time soon, but at least I feel fancy while I'm sitting in LA traffic getting my errands done.

Happy Monday!

Sunglasses: Chilli Beans c/o Evocative LA
Dress: Jones New York via Marshalls
Shoes: Kate Spade Saturday

White Jeans

December 7, 2014




During Thanksgiving week I made a visit to my hairdresser in Sacramento and cut about four inches off my hair. It feels so good and fresh. If you are in the area and looking, try Maria at Focus Hair Studio. She is so skilled and understands my thick and wavy hair. 

Now about this outfit.
I know there is a style rule that you are not supposed to wear white after Labor Day. I think it's a silly rule. If the white is keeping you warm during the Fall/Winter then I say go for it!

Happy Sunday!

Blazer: Hale Bob
Top: metaphor
Jeans: Madewell
Shoes: Kate Spade Saturday