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Although it was nearly 70 degrees this past weekend, the cold weather is in full effect. It is officially “cuffing season” as many people call it and just because it is now chilly doesn’t mean the romance has to stop. My friend, and fellow blogger, Melissa over at Amour and Apparel gave 6 awesome winter date ideas and I have the outfits to compliment them!

When it comes to dressing for chilly temperatures the key is too layer, especially if you are doing outdoor activities like ice skating or window shopping- during the holidays. Then you may have those warm and cozy dates where you just need a great jacket and a great dress. So here are some outfit ideas for those chilly winter days that can keep things a little spicy.

Look #1- Leggings, oversized sweater, lace up boots, winter coat, scarf and gloves

winter date inspired outfit

This look is relaxed yet stylish. Instead of going for traditional black leggings, try a pair of knit leggings in a novelty print (with snowflakes) or a geometric pattern. Pair with an oversized sweater that can be belted to cinch your waist, ankle boots, and a cute coat and you are read to go. Make sure that your hat, scarf, and gloves bold, to brighten up the dreary winter days. You can reverse this look by wearing a solid color bottom and printed sweater on top.

Look #2- Sweater dress, tights, knee boots, faux fur vest

Winter Date Inspired Outfit #2

This look is sexy yet chic. Rock a sweater dress with a faux fur vest or even a blazer for a more polished look. Because it is chilly always wear tights and for more warmth, opt for a knee-high boot or over the knee boot instead of pumps or ankle booties. This look is perfect if you are going to see a play or having dinner and drinks. You can opt for a sheath dress, paired with a long sleeve shirt and a vest if sweater dresses aren’t your thing. Make sure you add a pop of color and your evening bag is the perfect accessory to complete the look.

Look #3- winter shorts, patterned tights, over-the-knee boots, novelty sweater, bowler hat, satchel handbag.

Winter Date Inspired Look #3

This look is for the fun dates. If you are going to shoot pool, bowl, or even catch a movie have fun and put your jeans away. Choose a pair of shorts in a heavier material and pair with your favorite patterned or colored tights. Heels aren’t always a requirement so rock a pair of the over-the-knee riding boots with your favorite sweater to complete this look.

Look #4: skater skirt, pussy-bow blouse, ankle boots, envelope clutch, wool coat

Winter Date Inspired Out Look #4

This look is for elegant and sophisticated. Skater skirts are so versatile. They can be worn with t-shirts, blouses, denim shirts, or even sweaters. For this look, I paired the skater skirt with an embellished pussy-bow blouse to add a little femininity without the sex appeal overkill. This look is great for wine tasting.

If you want to snuggle and get close to your date, go for a sweater in a light weight material so that you won’t feel too hot and stuffy, making it uncomfortable for you to get close.

These are just a few outfit ideas. All looks can be altered, swap out leggings for jeans or shorts for a skirt. Just make sure you are comfortable!

Don’t forget to check out Melissa’s post on 6 Winter Date Ideas. Let us know which outfit you would rock on your winter date!

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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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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week has wrapped and besides attending shows and catching all of the street style, the next best thing would be all of the lounges. The Fashion Week lounges are literally lifesavers. They are located throughout the city and there are tons of perks like phone charging stations, computer stations to blog, food, drinks, hair and makeup touch ups, express manicures, massages, and you can even get a change of clothes. Sounds awesome right? It is! With running from show to show you just need time to breathe and regroup for the rest of your day.

So during fashion week, I had the opportunity to attend the Allure Magazine’s Press Lounge which was held at the Empire Hotel and it was truly an amazing experience. Not only did I get a chance to get a great manicure from Maybelline, I was also able to pick up a few fragrance samples from the designer fragrance bar, and get a great hand treatment from Bioxidea and more.

Maybelline Manicure Shocking Seas

Designer Fragrance Bar

I learned about brands such as Da-Sein, Renzo + Kai, Stop Staring, and Crystal Icing for all of your bedazzled cell phone accessories. Renzo + Kai designs are amazing. They had the cutest cropped sequin jacket and this amazing beaded dress. Definitely a group of designers to watch. There were also makeup artists from Maybelline, aestheticians from Skin Medica for express facials, and hairstylists from Ricardo Rojas Salon on hand for those quick beauty touch ups.

Renzo and Kai

Renzo and Kai Gown

Skin Medica

Crystal Icing

Celebs like June Ambrose and Natasha Bedingfield also stopped by to check out the lounge as well. One of the highlights at the lounge besides the awesome services and products was the drink sponsor Teqava. Teqava is the first sparkling tequila. Yes there is now a sparkling tequila and it is DELICIOUS. The original flavor is so refreshing.

TeQava Sparkling Tequila

About TeQava (Source)

“This vibrant Tequila Cocktail has 100% Blue Weber Agave Triple Distilled Tequila and is new to the US Markets from Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. This is the First Premium Tequila Cocktail – Carbonated, Ready Mixed and Naturally Flavored. There is nothing artificial.

Silver Premium Tequilas are being mixed with fresh juices and aromatic herbs to create cocktails. The difference in flavor is immediately apparent. 100% Blue Agave Tequila is used in top shelf Plata or Silver version Tequila and is more complex and more vegetal in component than other grain spirits. After fermentation and distillation, it goes straight into the bottle.

TeQava is a mix of premium triple distilled Tequila and fruit infusion. The color is clear and the taste is an explosion of rich, roasted Agave, followed by a pleasing burst of juicy nectar in the finish.”

TeQava is the perfect drink for a girl’s night out. If you do not like hard liquor, this is perfect for you. The sweet sparkling flavor is not over powering, so if you are not a fan of “hard liquor” this is a must have.