Friday, December 30, 2016

Top Looks From 2016

Another year is coming to an end, putting yet another year of blogging my fashion up for all of you to see. If someone told me back in January of 2010 that I would still be blogging (one month shy) of seven years later, I would have never believed it. I have blogged my entire second pregnancy, my son's autism diagnosis, co-owning a company, changing jobs, moving houses, and everything in-between. I can't believe that I am still at it to be honest! But here we are and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for coming back week after week, month after month, and year after year! I am blessed to have this outlet and all the doors it has opened for myself and my family over the years. I never in a million years expected to be here, but I am overjoyed you have allowed me to stay doing what I love! 

OK, now back to my top looks of the year. Here are my favorite twelve outfits from this year. As you can see, I chopped off eight inches of hair in the beginning of the year, went ombre, and then got 20 inches of extensions at the end of the year. If my hair changes this much, can you imagine how much my style changes on a weekly basis?! ;) 





Check out my favorite looks from last year here! I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful NYE and I wish you the happiest of new years from the bottom of my heart! xoxo -Lisa 

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Christmas Party 2 & 3

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Between Christmas Eve & Christmas, Christmas Eve is the more dressy of the two days for us. On Christmas day we attend our 1st party in our pjs and the second one in jeans, so this is always a great excuse to get dolled up. I haven't actually worn my vintage DVF wrap dress in years (why, I have no idea!), so I decided it was high time to break it out again. 

I wanted to pair it in a way I hadn't in the past and also in a way that would be unexpected. I think adding navy boots and this amazing faux leather jacket was just the trick to mixing up my pairing this night. I of course needed to add glam, so I put on my favorite new necklace and lip color, and great rings plus a killer bag to finish the outfit off. 

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Dress: DVF (similar) // Coat: c/o Style & Co // Bag: c/o J.Jill // Boots: Sole Society // Necklace & Lip Color: Box of Style // Ring: Jared

What do you think of this pairing? How was your Christmas? 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Christmas Party 1 of 5

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I can't believe another year has flown by. Each year, here on Stilettos and Diaper Bags, I document all of my holiday party looks. I attend five Christmas parties every year, yes, five! We all get together with my mom's side of the family (cousins, aunts, uncles, grandpa, and siblings) early in December so we only have to make it to four parties in the two days, Christmas Eve & Christmas. I realize this seems like a lot. It is a lot! But, I wouldn't have it any other way! How fortunate are we that we have such a large family and so many places to be? It's all about perspective and I personally am so excited to see everyone over the holiday season!

This was my first Christmas party outfit of the season. I wanted to wear pants as I'm always taking photos and running around with the kiddos at this party, and these pinstripe beauties were a no brainier. The last time I wore them, I styled them with a black top, so I wanted to mix the pairing up. This time, I went with a cream lace top, faux fur coat, and an oxblood bag. In the end it was the perfect outfit for the day!

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Coat & Lace Blouse: Express // Pants: Nordstrom via Trunk Club // Bag: JustFab // Boots: Hautelook // Ring: Jared

How many holiday parties do you attend? Want to see previous Christmas party outfit posts? Check them out here:

2015: Christmas Eve
2014: 1 // 2 // 3
2013: 1 // 2 // 3
2012: 1 // 2 // 3
2011: 1 // 2
2010: 1 // 2

Thank you for stopping by the blog today! I hope you make it a great day. xo -Lisa 

Monday, December 19, 2016

Dashing Through the Snow

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Who else is obsessed with reindeer sweaters? I'm not talking about all the "ugly Christmas sweater" party tops, I'm talking adorable, wearable, beautiful festive knits. I recently found this one on Black Friday, and snagged it at The Limited for under $20! Sadly, it is sold out, but I have added tons of reindeer knits you can shop a few photos down!

I wanted this look to be classic Christmas, so I paired my top with a great pair of red pants. To finish off my holiday look, I added glitter flats, a wool trench coat, a great leather bag, and a bright red lip. This outfit would be perfect for any December event as far as I am concerned. It's darling and yet still age appropriate.

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Sweater & Pants: The Limited (similar) // Shoes: c/o Sole Society // Jacket: Victoria's Secret // Bag: c/o J.Jill //  Necklace: Tiffany & CO (similar & under $15) // Watch: Movado // Wrap Bracelet: c/o J.Jill // Bow Ring: T+J Designs

photos by Cecilia Jean

Do you love a good reindeer sweater? What do you plan to wear this coming week and weekend?

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Winter Whites

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This outfit encompasses everything that I love about winter fashion. It is also a great example of mixing high-end items with pieces that are more cost effective. Then add in the fact that I LOVE wearing lots of white and cream in the cooler months of the year, and my outfit this day made me very happy. 

I am living for (and living in) this long sweater cardigan. It is super warm so it can not only double as  a coat on the not as cold days, but it's also perfect for tossing on around the house to stay warm and look fashionable to boot! Speaking of boots, ummm....obsessed with my new UGG duck boots from J.Jill. This beauties are timeless and will be worn for many years to come! 

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I wanted to keep my outfit all in the same color wheelhouse,  so I added a cream turtleneck under the cardigan. By adding a similar color hat and gloves the outfit began taking shape. I tossed on some gold accessories and added a great white bag. This Rebecca Minkoff bag was a Christmas gift from my hubby a few years back and I am so happy he scooped it up as this style is no longer sold. In the end I added a light pink lip and a few braids to my hair and that was it! 

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Sweater & Turtleneck: Gap // Jeans: Old Navy // Boots: c/o UGG via J.Jill // Hat & Gloves: Gap // Bag: Rebecca Minkoff // Necklace: Baublebar

photos by Cecilia Jean

What do you think of this look? Do you love wearing layers of the same color?

Monday, December 12, 2016

Plaid Swan

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See what I did there with the title? It was between that and "Christmas AF", so I figured "Plaid Swan" would be more appropriate. But seriously, how perfectly SJP (or Carrie Bradshaw for that matter) is this outfit? I can totally see her rocking this to a holiday party or any December event really.  Now, can we discuss the amazing backdrop used in two of my photos? My favorite ice cream shop turned into a gingerbread house for the holidays and I am obsessed. I not only want to shoot all of my blog posts in December there, but the holiday flavors they are putting out are to die for. (Shout out to the Milk House!)

I will never get sick of my tulle skirt! I love wearing it, it's so girly and flowy. I instantly feel like a ballerina, even though I have not taken ballet since I was four. I wanted to mix it up a bit and pair it with something more "winter fashion" so I went with this crop sweater. By adding the white coat, red bow heels, gold accessories, and mini bag, my outfit became holiday perfection. 

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Sweater: MNG by Mango // Coat: Express // Tulle Skirt: Etsy (similar & only $25) // Shoes: c/o JustFab (similar) // Bag: T+J Designs // Necklace: Baublebar // Watch: Fossil // Ring: c/o Park Lane Jewelry // Lip Color: GloMinerals- Crimson

photos by Cecilia Jean

Would you wear this outfit to a holiday party? Do you own a tulle skirt yet? I feel like I may need one in gray too...just saying. ;)