Outfits

A Plaid Pantsuit

A pantsuit is polished, sophisticated and chic. It’s also a flattering style that looks good on any body type. You can bring it to life with a lace cami, a fabulous pump, a turtleneck, or even a red coat like this one. I had a holiday party to head to and didn’t feel like wearing a skirt or dress – so these plaid pieces were perfect. The pop of red brought the look from corporate to festive in under 2 seconds. If you don’t already own a red coat, I love this one, this one and this one. I’ve styled red coats SO many different ways over the years – a few examples are here, here, and here. It’s especially fun to bring it out in December and throw it over a simple all black outfit or classic neutrals. If you’re hesitant to try a pantsuit or feel it’s too formal, then just go with a great plaid trouser. I love a wide leg or tapered plaid trouser – this one is really fun and has sort of a 70s vibe, and this one is affordable and can be worn countless ways. I’m almost done with all of my holiday shopping which is such a relief! If you still need a few last minute gift ideas be sure to check all of my gift guides here! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
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Winter Whites

I love a winter white outfit – especially for holiday parties. It’s fresh, feminine and a welcome change from the sea of black and sparkles everyone is wearing! I basically haven’t taken off this beautiful white Ann Taylor coat since I got it a few weeks ago. I’m so impressed with the quality – it’s kept me nice and warm despite the chilly temps! FYI I found that it ran true to size. I’m wearing a small here which was perfect with a thick sweater underneath. If you’re on the shorter side, and want to wear only a light blouse or cami with it – you would definitely be ok sizing down! *It sadly just sold out, but I LOVE this light grey wrap coat which has a similar look/feel. The Perfect White TrousersI paired this gorgeous winter white coat (this is also a great coat!) with these tailored white trousers that fit like a glove. I found that they ran pretty true to size, BUT if you’re in between sizes, I’d size down. I’m wear a size 2 here and normally wear a 2 or 4. These perfect white trousers are SUCH a versatile piece that every woman needs in her closet – no, seriously. They’ll be perfect in the spring with a silk cami, T-shirt, or light button down. This holiday season, I’ll be pairing them with camel sweaters like this one, chunky knits, and elegant tops like this one. Holiday Outfit and Work Attire IdeasIf you’re looking for holiday outfit inspiration, or even cute work attire, pair these trousers with this sweater and these pretty pumps. Add a pop of leopard to mix things up or an elegant pearl hoop earring (so unique right?) I also LOVE the idea of adding a subtle accessory like this classic printed silk scarf around your neck or tied to a simple black leather bag. I would even get super creative and have this scarf framed for my office or living room! So chic. Festive Accessories and GiftsAnn Taylor has such great accessories which would make great gifts for yourself or your loved ones! In addition to the printed scarf I mentioned above (need!), I highly recommend getting this cashmere beanie, these cashmere gloves, this lucite clutch, these pearl drop earrings and these suede heeled booties. Shop my entire look below along with all of my fun holiday outfit and gift picks!
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Neutrals + Cashmere

This outfit combines two of my favorite things…neutrals + cashmere. It’s been SO nice being able to actually wear my fall pieces this season (last year I was living in LA and barely touched any of them because it was so warm!) I recently added this dreamy Mackage coat to my wardrobe, and I cannot tell you how much I love it. It has a gorgeous sheepskin collar which is sooooo luxurious and the longer cut makes it look super elegant. Neutral CoatsI’m also loving this Mackage coat and this one – both would make great Christmas gifts for the women in your life (or yourself!) I’m wearing the first one here! FYI if you’re between sizes, I’d recommend sizing down in these coats since they tend to run a bit on the bigger side. I’m wearing a size small here, which is great with a thick sweater underneath – but I could have probably sized down even further if I wanted to wear lighter tops underneath. Cashmere ScarfI wrapped a grey cashmere scarf around my neck for an extra layer of warmth. This scarf is hands down the best item to travel with. It keeps you so cozy on the plane, and can be curled up into a pillow if need be. It comes in a zillion other colors and would also make a great gift this season. Ivory Leather BagThis ivory Hunting Season bag sold out almost immediately after I posted it on stories…it’s so darn cute isn’t it?! There’s only one left in stock here at Moda Operandi, but it does come in several other classic color combos. I’m considering pre-ordering this tan one for the spring…. I love how subtle this purse is, and the fact that it goes with legit everything in my wardrobe! I linked to several other affordable ivory bags below like this one, this one and this one. Shop the rest of my outfit below!
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10 Things To Do In Vegas

This post is sponsored by The Venetian Resort Las Vegas and ShopStyle. I just got home from a whirlwind 48-hour trip to Vegas and wanted to share everything I did! I hadn’t been to Vegas in years prior to this trip so it was a lot of fun to be back. The Venetian Resort Las Vegas was kind enough to host me for this trip, and they really pulled out all of the stops. There is SO much more to Vegas than you’d think, and I’m excited to share what some of my favorite activities were! 10 Things To Do In Vegas1. Book a room at The Venetian Resort The property is gorgeous, has SO many amazing restaurants to choose from, and excellent service from start to finish. We stayed in The Palazzo section of the resort which was so nice. 2. Take a gondola ride around the propertyThere’s an indoor and outdoor gondola area, but if weather permits, I recommend doing the short 12 minute outdoor ride. 3. Head to Bouchon for breakfastI was blown away by the food quality at this restaurant. You feel as though you’ve been transported to a French cafe – and they have every pastry you could ever dream of on the menu. Don’t leave without ordering the beignets! 4. Spend the afternoon by the poolEven in November, Thomas and I were able to throw on our suits and lay out by the pool! It was MUCH needed Vitamin D and I love that they have so many different pools and chairs for you to relax at. 5. Get dim sum at Mott 32This restaurant is so gorgeous – it’s dark and sophisticated. The food is unreal – you can’t leave without ordering the duck! 6. Shop ’til you dropVegas is one of my favorite places to shop. No really it is! I actually bought my very first Chanel in Vegas. There’s truly a store for everyone – so take your time strolling through the beautiful Venetian square and pop into all of the shops along the way. 7. Indulge in pizza at Sixth+MillIf you’re in the mood for lunch or dinner in between activities, head to the square where you can indulge in delicious pizza, pasta, and Italian cuisine while people watching and getting serenaded by opera singers and musicians. 8. Go to the Atomic Saloon ShowThis is the #2 show in Vegas right now for a reason…it was one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. SO entertaining, absolutely hilarious, and a MUST if you’re visiting Vegas. 9. Get cocktails at ElectraThis swanky cocktail bar makes a delicious martini- and is such a great spot for a pre or post dinner drink. 10. Dance the night away at TAO and/or LavoBoth venues are some of my favorites (they’re also in NYC!) and have not only great food, but a great ambiance. You’re destined to have a fabulous time at either one! If you’re craving a warm weather, fun getaway – I highly recommend booking a trip to Vegas and staying at The Venetian Resort! It really is the ideal trip any time of year – because there’s ALWAYS something going on. Thomas and I are already scheming our next trip back there!!! I linked everything I wore on our trip + a few other items that would be PERFECT below!
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