Hey my loves!

If you follow HerGoodyBag on any social networking site (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest) you would have seen the my ootd. I usually post snippets of my outfit, but I loved it so much that I had to give you the full look instantly. So here is my OOTD for Christmas Day. Check it out

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I usually don’t get this dressed up on Christmas. I rarely wear jeans on holidays, but there was something special about today lol. My “maxi skirt” is actually a dress that I purchased from jc penney on Black Friday. I paired it with a v-neck black long-sleeve shirt from 6pm.com and my sequin vest by Apostrophe from Sears (now Metaphor). I finished the look with Michael Antonio zippered booties from 6pm.com and silver jewelry.

Check out the hair!

Check out the hair!

It was very windy lol

It was very windy lol

I love the cranberry color it gives off in the sunlight. In regular house lighting it looked more like oxblood, but outside my dress/skirt was more vibrant.

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I had a magical Christmas and I hope you all did as well. Until next time…

Happy Monday my loves. I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving with your loved ones. Now we are back to the every day grind until Christmas. It’s sad, once one holiday is over, I’m counting down to the next lol. Anyway, back to the task at hand, my Thanksgiving was awesome, I had some great laughs with my family.

For my look, I wanted something simple, but of course with a little twist.

 

What I Wore

  • Black Skater dress from H&M
  • Grey tights by Exhiliration from Target
  • Over-the-knee Socks from Forever 21
  • Plum Marcy boots from Michael Antonio via 6pm These boots are super comfortable and I love the thick heel. It makes it easy to both walk and stand.
I kept it very simple, but of course my OTK socks and boots added a little edge to show my personal style. This dress was definitely food friendly. I wasn’t concerned with the bulge because it was hidden! I love how long my legs looked as well. You would have never guessed that I was only 5’4″!

 

This past weekend was my alma mater’s homecoming celebration. I had such a great time catching up with my old classmates and friends. Last week I did a post on what to wear to homecoming (click here for the post) and I went with a combination of two of the looks I created. I went with looks 1 and 2 for my homecoming ensemble.

I chose the leather leggings, motorcycle jacket, and cross body bag from this look

I chose the wedge sneakers and sweater from look #2

Here is my recreation of both looks

H&M: Hat, jacket, pants, and sweater Forever 21: Necklace, Rouge: Sneakers, Charming Charlie: chain link crossbody bag

I liked the edgy feel from the first look, but didn’t want to wear a graphic t-shirt because it was a little chilly, so I paired the look with a light weight sweater. I wanted to add a pop of color and also rep for my sorority so when I saw this hat in H&M I had to grab it. I got tons of compliments on my hat and look overall. So many people told me how much they loved the blog and I greatly appreciate each and every one of you who take the time to read. I went with the wedge sneakers from the second look because I wanted height, yet comfort.

So this is my look and I hope you all enjoy!

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This past weekend I was in the sunny state of Florida where temperatures reached 90 degrees. I was in shorts, rompers, and sandals for three days and then I had to come back home to 46 degree weather. I couldn’t believe my eyes as I watched the news as my plane landed at JFK. It was 46 degrees in New York and I only had a on a denim jacket. Well this weather reminded me of one of the few things that I like about fall, all of my wonderful boots and booties.

One of my favorite pairs would have to be these leopard print wedge booties that I scored last year for $30 on sale. As most of you know I love leopard print and I was on cloud 9 when I spotted these in the window of a boutique in Brooklyn. I just had to take a trip down memory lane. These babies will be making an appearance on my feet pretty soon :)

 

 

These three looks feature classic pieces that have been in major rotation in my wardrobe. Picture 1: Black Riding Boots Picture 2: Coctail Dress Picture 3: Black Maxi Skirt

As you get older you begin to mature and look at life from a different perspective. This may not be the case for everyone, but this definitely applies to my life. I have a confession to make…I used to be a binge shopper. I used to be a shopaholic. I know this is the case for many women, and some people do not even consider this a problem but it was for me.

While in college and a few years after I graduated I would spend my hard earned money on clothes and accessories. I wasn’t concerned with saving or paying any major bills because I “lived for the moment.” I would always end up at the mall and go from store to store racking up on all of the latest trends. Whenever I was going to a party or to dinner I would HAVE to buy a new outfit. Repeating looks was not my M.O. So I shopped, and I shopped, and I shopped. I would waste so much money on trends or things that I would wear only once. As I sit here and write this post, I think about all the money I could have saved and trips I could have taken if I was more responsible.

I guess this comes with growing up; you recognize your mistakes and you make better decisions. So out with the old and in with the new! I have learned to become a savvier shopper. I plan my purchases carefully. I’ve found that my wardrobe is more polished now that I plan my purchased. Before, my closet used to be filled with trends. I would have pieces that I wore once and never wanted to wear again. I would shop on impulse and end up wasting money because I would never wear some of the pieces. Now that I have a more defined style, I find buying pieces a lot easier. Also I can help my clients define their personal style and avoid making the same mistakes that I did.

 Breaking my binge shopping habit was one of the best things that I could have done. My OLD ways of shopping were not healthy or productive. Now with my NEW found perspective my fashionable life is a lot less complicated.

What OLD habits have you broke? How were you made NEW?

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