Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Shopping List:

Since it's the season of giving and being merry, I thought I'd give you guys some suggestions and inspirations for your winter wardrobe. It took me so long before I embraced winter fashion. I used to just wear hoodies and leggings all the time, but those days are over. It can be scary because the only way to really stand out in winter is to be daring with your fashion sense. Layer and accessorize with bright tights, bold handbags, scarves, and most importantly, boots. Here are some tips: 

     Boots are essential because they automatically give your outfit a more high-fashion look, and if you buy flat boots like me, you don't have to sacrifice comfort. I got both pairs of mine at Urban Thread for a steal, but you can find them at Also, you can find adorable boots at and Ankle booties are a major trend this winter, they make your legs look long and lucious, and they look great with both dressy and casual outfits. I got these Isaac Mizrahi's on sale at Target. But this style is everywhere, I highly recommend it! My treasure of the season is my Elliott Lucca handbag. I got it during a Black Friday sale for a fraction of its original price. Check out if you're interested in buying a high-quality leather handbag but can't really afford to pay Marc Jacobs prices. I really recommend the brand, this bag is super reinforced and durable. The leather is beautiful too. I love my bag because it's huge, so I throw all of my school books in there, plus I can wear it while riding my bike because it has a long strap that goes across your chest. 
*Grey Dressage riding boot: UO, black Frye "Bonnie" tall riding boot, patent booties: Isaac Mizrahi for Target, bag: Elliott Lucca*

Fur (real or faux) is a classy accessory that just makes your outfit look expensive and makes you look fashion forward. I got my fur shawl at a thrift store in South Florida for $30 dollars(amazing!). The best part are the front pockets, super cute and very warm. Shrunken blazers are sleek and smart, wear them over dresses or tees. There are tons at Urban Thread.
*Vintage shawl, vintage pearls, shrunken blazer: Urban Outfitters, sunglasses: H&M*

High Waisted skirts are CRUCIAL to a successful winter wardrobe, and your yearly wardrobe in general. Sooo many girls say that they aren't daring enough to wear them, "they won't look good on me", blah blah blah. Attention: high waisted skirts make you look skinny, girly, and adorable! They look good on any girl, no matter your size or your height, because they hit you at yyour slimmest poin and they hide all of the scary stuff. Point being: I swear by them. They are a great element to an outfit because they can be colorful or subtle, but still be stylish. Try all kinds of fabrics, prints, and textures. 

"How do I wear them", you ask? Well, wear a tucked in blouse, tank or tee, and a fitted cardigan. Simple. 
*From top left: floral skirt: Forever21, leather skirt: Urban Renewal, pencil skirt: BB Dakota, available at Wolfgang in Gainesville, floral skirts: Forever21, vintage floral slip, floral skirt: Delia's, sheer vintage pink skirt, Delia's cardigan*

Lace Tights: Urban Outfitters

Forever21 "Spring Floral" Tights

Heart Tights: Betsey Johnson

I've said it once, and I'll say it again: Tights are amazing. As you can see, they come in all patterns, colors, and textures. Wear them with anything! Skirts, dresses, under tunics, shorts, anything! They make your legs look long and toned and they just really make an outfit. No matter what your style is, there are tights out there for you! 

     I really hope that you've seen some things that you'd like to try out for winter. I tried to tag as many things as I could so that you would know where to find them. As far as what I'm on the prowl for: frilly tops, knuckle rings, and more dresses. Please let me know what you think. Also, sorry about the delay since the last post, school and finals have been super hectic but I'm finally done, so expect much more! Comment and let us know what you would like to see on our blog. Have a great holiday and happy shopping!



goooooood girl said...

i like your blog......

cheapmonday_iS_rad said...

hey! first i love all of your clothes and suggestions
my favorite thing to wear this winter is definitely tights and high-waisted skirts as well :]
just a quick question, in the second image from the top i can sort of see a golden watch..? ive been looking for a watch for the longest time now and that watch looks really tight! where did you get it?

Leah and Flavia said...

thank both of you so much!! i'm really glad people enjoy the blog!
cheapmonday is rad:
im SO glad you noticed the watch, i thought it came out too tiny in the picture so i didnt bother tagging it. well get this, i was also in desperate search of a gold watch and that was my lucky find. its called the casio "indiglo", and you wont believe how much it cost- $24.99 at WALMART!!! they have them in silver and gold, get one girl! it goes with every outfit. maybe i'll make a blogpost about it lol

cheapmonday_iS_rad said...

thats amazing haha
i would have never guessed. fantastic, im definitely getting the golden one over the break then :]

Brandon said...

rad as hell flavs

Deja said...

You have awesome taste..! Those beautiful skirts are my favorite.

christine said...

Awesome blog girls!! I started following you on bloglovin' today!

- Christine