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If You're Feeling Blue...

Since velvet is a big trend right now, I wanted to jump aboard the velvet train before it leaves the station. I have a lovely blue velvet top that I wanted to wear with something that would keep my look dressy, but not take it over the top. I went with a blue monochrome outfit, and I loved the combination of textures!

I went with a floral print pair of jeggings that were super comfy! You can buy a pair for yourself here, or by using the link at the bottom this post. I really like the way the two shades of blue looked together.

This close-up of the top shows how soft and elegant it is. Isn't it gorgeous? I love blue for winter! You could also do this look for any other season using a different colored top. (Brights for spring/summer or deep colors of nature for fall.)

A pair of shiny black peep-toe heels added some sass to the ensemble. (As did my silly giggles.)

The top was stretchy, so I was able to create an off the shoulder look, which made me feel sexy. I love the different …

Fall Colored Casual Bohemian

As much as I enjoy dressing up, sometimes I really look forward to days when I can wear something comfy and casual. I used the cropped sweater in this outfit as the inspiration, and I was going for a casual Bohemian look.

I decided to stick to a fall color palette, which also happens to be perfect for my autumn coloring! I stuck to beige and gold tones, but added a punch of color with a rust orange maxi skirt.


I also wore a necklace that I made out of small wooden balls and metal pipes. I love how it coordinated with the outfit and gave a bit of texture to the look!


A pair of gold dangly earrings completed the look, and matched the necklace really well.
Recreate this look by shopping these pieces: Maximum Heat Long Sleeve Crew Tee / Mud Pie Parker Poncho / Vivian Viscose Jersey Maxi Skirt

Colorful, Fun & Playful Layers

We're getting closer to winter, and layering weather is far from over. So on a brisk day recently, I tried layering a few pieces to create a colorful, playful look. I loved the emerald green color of the top and the fun chevron print of the bag. Here's how I put this look together.

I paired the green top with a casual denim skirt and black footless tights. Open toed heel sandals were the perfect way to complete the look. 

I thought it would be cool to tuck the shirt in for a different look, which made the outfit classy and gave the illusion of a longer body frame.

It got beyond brisk at one point, which required me to throw on a light denim jacket. It matched the skirt really well, so the ensemble stayed balanced and put together.


The bag had a gold chain strap that could be used, so I mixed things up and wore it on my shoulder.

What do you think of this fun, colorful, playful get up? 
Recreate this look yourself by shopping these pieces:
Vince Camuto Shirred Mock Neck Blouse /…

Ugly Christmas Sweaters & More

It's almost time to send out invites for your ugly Christmas sweater party! Or, if you get an invite, it's time to find the perfect ugly Christmas sweater! I've rounded up some of my favorites for this year, and thrown in some other fun holiday pieces that I love too. Shop them all below, and post a shot of yourself wearing them on Instagram!

Tag @leatherlipgloss so I can see how awesome you look!

Holiday Gift Ideas For Mini Fashionistas

There are tons of toys and gadgets you can get your little ones for Christmas, or you can step up your gift giving game and go with something that will take their style to the next level. Whether you've got bitty babies, tiny toddlers or tweenagers, or if you're looking for something to get a friend, here are some really fun gift ideas that are anything but boring.

Splatter, Blue & Purple

Today was a gloriously beautiful day! It wasn't too hot or too cold, so I decided to wear a pair of comfortable skinny jeans and a light blouse. I pulled the blue from the (splatter print) blouse and made it the focal color of the outfit.


I absolutely love my blue suede shoes (literally), and I wanted to add a pop of one more color. So I grabbed this purple clutch bag that my mom brought me back from Italy.



I wore a blue necklace to tie the blue color scheme together. This also added a nice touch of texture and shine.

Create this look by shopping these pieces: 

Fall = Blanket Scarf Style

With fall in full swing, it's time to get those scarves out! I love this video from Eileen Fisher that shows several creative ways to wear a blanket scarf this fall. Check it out!

Want to try some of these scarf styles? Shop blanket scarves for fall here:

What's Inside My POPSUGAR September Must-Have Box

I just received my POPSUGAR Must Have Box for the month of September, and I'm excited to tell you all about the goodies that are inside!


POPSUGAR Must Have is a monthly subscription box where you get curated fashion, beauty, health & home products sent to you each month. Super fun! You can see all that was included in September's box below, and...guess what? If you sign up using code SHOP5, you'll get $5 off your first box! Woot woot!


So what was inside September's Must Have Box?
This month's box had a mix of beauty, fashion, home and food products! 


For some extra sleek & shine in your hair, there's Don't Despair, Repair! by Briogeo. This is a deep conditioning mask that you use after shampooing to give your hair a soft and shiny texture. You can use this instead of your regular conditioner, but I would suggest using it just once a week. This is available at Anthropologie.



Add some shimmer to your pucker with this Smith & Cult The Shining Lip La…

FASHtastic Finds - September 14th

Hi fashionistas! Sorry I've been MIA lately. I've been working on a few projects and time has gotten away from me. I've got a few FASHtastic Finds for you today, and I hope to have some new outfit posts up soon! Enjoy!

 Head to your nearest Maurices store on Friday, September 16th for their How to Wow Fall Style Event. Style experts will share how-to-wow tips & tricks and there will be a chance to win a $100 Maurices gift card when you enter the wow sweepstakes! 
Learn more about this event on the Maurices Facebook page.

 Join Pixi Beauty from 1:00-2:30 p.m. on September 17th & 18th for a meet and greet with makeup artist and YouTube personality Maryam Maquillage.
Visit the Pixi Beauty Facebook page for more info.

e.l.f. is celebrating the grand opening of their Glendale Galleria location all weekend, September 16th-18th. The first 50 shoppers will receive a gift card, so get there early!

Join Brit + Co for their fourth annual Re:Make Summit and Festival. The two da…

First Box FREE With Le Tote Promotion

Fashionistas- have I got something awesome for you today!

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10 Ponchos To Get You Excited For Fall

I know it's still summer, but fall will be here before we know it. And I'm definitely over this heat wave and ready for some cooler weather. What about you? Are you looking forward to breaking out the sweaters and cardigans? Or maybe you're more of a poncho girl. If so, check out these 10 because they are totally fun!

1. Miguelina Livia Fringed Woven Poncho
Bright colors and fringe. What more do you need? 
2. Neiman Marcus Poncho Tie-Sleeve Blouse It's a shirt and a poncho. How cool is that? 
3. Ralph Lauren Striped Poncho What's black & white and awesome all over? This poncho.
4. Volcom Alpaca Poncho You can wear it as a shirt, or over your shirt. 
5. Sole Society Patriotic Poncho w/ Fringe Do America proud in this poncho.God bless the U.S.A.
 6. Southwestern Open-Front Poncho Who knew a poncho could double as a crop top?
7. Kensie Striped 3/4 Sleeve Poncho Gorgeous fall colors for your fall wardrobe.
8. Juicy Couture Cashmere Blend Leopard Poncho Rawr. This p…

Teal Me About It, Wild One

I still can't believe how hot this summer has been! I haven't had much time to get my legs ready for summer, so I'm spending most of my days in jeans and maxi dresses.
Today I stopped by the park in this fun teal leopard print top and tried to enjoy the breeze!

I went with a comfortable pair of jeans that took the look down a notch.

Since this top has a very "open" design, I wore a simple black tank underneath.


I wanted to keep the focus of the outfit on the top, so the only jewelry that I wore was a few rings and a small pair of earrings. I straightened my hair to keep things looking classy.

I LOVE the open back style of this top, even though I wouldn't wear it by itself. (Maybe 10 years ago I would have.) Still, isn't it super cool (unlike the weather!)?

To dress the outfit up, a wore a pair of black heel sandals. 


The day was hot, but it was gorgeous!
Are you ready for cooler weather?

Create a similar look by shopping these pieces:

Andrea Tie Back Tan…