Pieces On Repeat

I have to say this outfit is making me happy right now! It’s made up of some of my favorite layering pieces this season. The vest I’ve been wearing on repeat with outfits like this one or with some over-the-knee suede boots and a big scarf. The beanie is so warm and cosy that I often find myself throwing it on for an added pop of color. The necklace is surprisingly versatile! I love that […]

Cold Weather Valentine

It’s COLD here! Too cold for this LA girl. My one consolation? I can wear this faux fur coat and these red ankle boots. With Valentine’s Day coming up I thought it might be fun to put together an alternative V-Day look. When it’s cold the last thing you want to do is put on a dress and be freezing. I’m also not much of a dress girl even when it is warm so I […]

Family Jewels

  I’ve never been big into jewelry. I used to only wear my wedding ring and some diamond stud earrings and call it good. Shoes were more my thing and often had enough sparkle for the rest of my outfit. But I started to notice how a bangle of bracelets and baubles really added interest some of my style icons’ outfits like Rachel Zoe and Iris Apfel and Audrey Hepburn. My grandma has always loved […]

Nothing But Navy

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I am a firm believer in wearing what makes you feel good and confident. Sometimes you just need to wear that go-to outfit that you know looks good on you to cheer you up or give yourself that extra dose of confidence. Navy is my favorite color and you can never go wrong with a blazer or sport coat. One of the best ways for guys to add a little […]

Fresh Take

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I talked in an earlier post about my love for velvet and the ways it’s being worn right now. It’s a fresh take to see it in casual settings so here I’ve paired it with denim. Cuffing the denim makes it more casual and keeps the velvet from being too stuffy. It’s an easy way to get more mileage out of that velvet sport coat you may have been reserving […]

New Year in Neutrals

My favorite neutral color is navy. It’s actually my favorite color period but I love that it can act as a neutral. I think many of us were taught not to mix neutrals – like if you wear a brown belt you wear brown shoes. This is actually not the case as neutrals are just that – neutral. That means they get along with everyone and should be allowed to mix and mingle ;). So […]

Velvet Resolutions

Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve and I couldn’t let 2016 end without featuring one of the biggest trends of the year – velvet. I’ve really been enjoying seeing this trend mixed with unexpected fabrics and textures. No matter what you pair it with, velvet always brings the luxe factor. For New Years Eve I’ve paired it with this statement necklace from Dylanex – the hero item from this season’s Box of Style. I love how […]

Review of The Box of Style Winter 2016

For some people Christmas only comes once a year but for me it comes once a season. I love getting my Box of Style in the mail at the beginning of every season! Each item is individually wrapped so it really does feel like a present :). I’ve had mine for a little over a week and have tried out each item so I could give you the full scoop. If you decide you want […]

Fleur de Leaves

Whenever I need a good silk blouse I can usually find one in my mom’s closet. She has real silk vintage blouses that she has collected and friends have given her over the years. It makes vintage shopping much more convenient and less musty ;). This fleur de lis one is from Ann Taylor and I love it! It’s super comfortable and is an instant outfit-maker. I paired it with this leather midi skirt for […]

Independent Fashion Bloggers Feature

Hello fellow fashionistas! Some of you have asked about what it means for The House Blend to be featured on Independent Fashion Bloggers site. From time to time you’ll see me post that The House Blend has been included in Links a la Mode. This means a particular post from The House Blend has been chosen to be included with recent posts from other fashion bloggers to be featured on each other’s sites as well […]