GIFT GUIDE 1 – For the gal that has everything

GIFT GUIDE 1 – For the gal that has everything

Hi hi,

Happy Friday! Here is my first of many installments for the greatest holiday gift giving experience of all time.. and maybe receiving??

I decided to dedicate my first one to the hardest person to shop for.. someone like me. 🙂 Now do I take pride in being overly difficult to purchase something for? Maybe a little. BUT I am here to take the guess work out of it for you and guarantee you find the perfect gift for anyone and everyone out there. To shop the collage, just hover over the specific item and click the ‘plus’ to follow the link. Super easy and simple just like that.

I hope you enjoy, and happy gifting.

To shop anything in the carousel, just click the photo and it will take you right where you need to be. 🙂

So better get to shopping, dear friends.

Xo, Ciera

A mini dress, a lotta sass

A mini dress, a lotta sass

Hi friends,

Happy Thursday! We have almost made it to the weekend and I would be lying if I told you I wasn’t maybe too excited to have this week coming to an end. I couldn’t even tell you why, but it has been a DOOZY. Not a bad doozy, but not really a good one either ya know? (Yeah, I don’t know what I mean either, so don’t feel too bad)

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Dress | Turtleneck | Bodysuit | Booties (similar) | Booties (similar)

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I am just gonna put it out there right now also that my brain is functioning at about 6% capacity and cognitive abilities are at an all time low. So I think it would be safer, kinder, and overall better for everyone if this post is mostly pictures. They’re worth 1000 words anyway right? That’s wayyyyy more words than I would want to type even with a noodle running on all cylinders. Okay okay, I promise I will stop using different terms for my brain and get on with it.

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Today is all about that holiday wear. I know Thanksgiving is closing in on us.. it’s a week from today in case you forgot.. and you may have already chosen the stretchiest pants and most stain-resistant shirt you can find to wear for the big day. BUT if you have procrastinated your clothing choice or are just looking for something cute to wear for all of the events in the upcoming holiday season, look no further. I am not kidding, do not exit and do not look away, I am about to get helpful up in here.

I already know that this post is gonna be one that I look back on and think, “Ciera, why are you the way that you are?” But it’s a gosh dang risk I am willing to take.

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For those of us with jam-packed social calendars during the holiday season, it can be real hard to find the perfect outfit to fit the different events you are required to attend.  (looking at you, because I am most definitely not referring to myself.. invite me to some parties people, I have cute outfits!!!) Whether it is the company holiday party or friendsgiving out with the gals, you need something that says “I make the holiday season look damn good, honey.”

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Okay, I really wasn’t kidding, my brain is incapable of forming coherent sentences at this point, so please enjoy this collection of dresses, jumpsuits and rompers that are perfect for the holiday season. I hope you enjoy. 🙂

Don’t let me down now, and be sure to make the most of these next couple months, because red, sequins, and velvet when styled all together won’t be allowed come February.. and I will hold you to that. 😉

We are just getting started with the holiday content, so buckle up and get ready to celebrate and gift in style!! Talk soon.

Xo, Ciera

Petition to make athleisure the new business casual

Petition to make athleisure the new business casual

Hey there,

Thanks for joining me again! Just going to give myself a quick pat on the back because this is the second post going up this week, and I done did the damn thing. This one is a good one too, because as my title clearly implies… who in the heckinbob doesn’t love a little athleisure wear (I’m currently trying to stay calm as my spell check so kindly underlines “athleisure” each and every time I type it – I’ll get through it, don’t worry). But as I was saying, life is better in leggings. You and I both know we can’t deny that.

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I love me some jeans and a cute top, along with a dress and some thigh highs, just as much as the next gal, but I am here to make a confession – I, Ciera Farley, do not wear real pants at least 85% of the time. Now if you quote me on that, I will deny it, but it’s the truth. Most days I cannot be bothered to put on real pants, let alone pants at all?? But ya know, to go out in public, pants are more or less required (or is it more of a recommendation?) So my go-to is always the good ‘ol faithful.. LEGGINNNNSSS.

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Top | Jacket | Leggings | Shoes | Curling Iron

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For one, they slide on much easier than a pair of jeans. I know I can’t be the only one that has at least a pair or two of jeans with ripped belt loops because they don’t pull up like they’re supposed to (it’s the jeans fault, not ours, I just know it). Second, they make the booty look real good. I mean girrrrllllll, you do not do 87 sets of squats and 45 hip thrusts while avoiding the gym creep for that backside to be covered up by some poorly fitting denim (while we are here I also just want to point out that quad workouts are just as important as glute exercises ;)). That’s not to say that all jeans fit poorly, because the right pair can really do wonders, but my next point is that you surely cannot attempt the bend & snap straight into the splits and then jump up and do some squats in those jeans you like so much… if you can, teach me your ways.

And by far the best part of rocking thems tight pants… you leave everyone wondering about your exercise status at all times. Did you just come from the gym? Probably not. Are you going to the gym later? Probably not. Do you even have a gym membership? Nope, never will. But honey, no one needs to know that. Your secret is safe with me. <3

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Now that I have made my case for the bottom half, I am here to defend the fact that athleisure looks cute just about any way you style it. So take this quick little styling journey with me here, because I am about to simplify the way you look comfy-cute. I would say close your eyes and really imagine it for me, but then you wouldn’t be able to read this and that kind of defeats the purpose.

Please enjoy these photos of me showing you just how functional this look can be also. 😉

Alright, back to it..

So imagine your favorite outfit for a night out in November, the one with your dark wash or black denim and the top that makes your collarbones look good (other girls care about that, right? Nope, just me again. Great :)), and the shoes that make your calves look like you raised the roof with them. Okay, now that you have the image in your head… restart entirely. Just kidding. A few quick swaps and we are there, swearsies.

Swap out those jeans for some simple black/navy/gray leggings (Aligns from Lululemon are life-changing). Trade the blouse for a cropped tank or cozy sweatshirt. Throw on a fuzzy jacket or go fancy with leatherrrrrrr. And then take off those heels because we both know they were gonna hurt you anyway and throw on some casual sneakers. Toss on a hat if you want and you are so beyond good to go, it’s crazy!!

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Here are some of my faves from my recent online browsings to get you started on the perfect athleisure look 🙂

Stay comfy out there, my friends. And ALWAYS remember, pants are not necessary… just a VERY strong suggestion. 😉 Until next time.

Xo, Ciera