Winter whites

Winter whites

Hi again,

Just wanted to start by saying curse that damn groundhog that saw his shadow. I was enjoying the beginning of low-mid 60’s here in Reno and the fact that I didn’t have to put on 17 layers just to make the trek to my 7:30 AM class. But noooooo, the selfish little rodent (is a groundhog a rodent?) decided that winter is here to stay for the next few weeks.

Now today I was all set with the go-ahead (from myself) to do a post all about the best Spring buys, but then yesterday I opened my eyes to snow. Now there has not been a real snowfall once in Reno this year, but of course, the second I make the official decision to transition into spring, SNOW MUST FALL. So in light of recent events, a spring post no longer seemed warranted. Instead I am going to tell ya all about the best ways too wear white in Winter.

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Dress: Free People (of course it is gone in white, but there are other cute colors linked. :)) || Shoes: YOU ALREADY KNOW Steve Madden || Photography: Courtney Coppola

Also don’t ask why I am touching my hair in all of these pictures… I have no idea what to do with my hands. I’m a weird girl, okay?

I really don’t understand the no white after Labor Day rule, so we are just going to pretend it doesn’t exist for now.. Like does the rule restart in the new year? Isn’t whatever day we are living in technically after Labor Day from last year?? Do I only have a one day opening to wear white on Labor Day exactly??? I don’t get it, so we’re moving past it for now. And ya know what, if you or I want to wear white anytime of the year, we are going to do it, because we are independent young ladies (and possibly gentleman) who don’t need clothing rules.

The best part about winter whites is that they can easily transition into spring. That white cardigan you love now will look adorable with a mini dress in April, and those trendy white booties you thought you would never wear again will make a comeback with a fun floral top. All white is so chic (also very risky if you’re clumsy) and pops of white add vibrancy, so you can really rock it anyway you like.

Now as always I seem to have some sort of warning for you all, so today I will tell you this: white during winter has the opposite effect of white in spring/summer. When you are not already tanned, white makes you look pale pale pale.. so bronze up first or prepare to look like creamy mayonnaise in a crisp white outfit. Snow White over here feels your pain, trust me. And one more warning, I can tell you from personal experience that eating pomegranate arils while wearing blanc en total (that’s some French right there.. maybe) is not a good idea. 🙂

Check out some of my favorite options for the best winter whites (and creams) that can transition you straight into spring. 🙂

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So go forth and wear white, give that Labor Day rule the middle finger and do yo thanggggg. Tis all for now. Until Thursday..

Xo, Ciera

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A Valentine’s Day Full of Kisses

A Valentine’s Day Full of Kisses

Hey there you cutie pies,

So good news, Valentine’s Day is just about a week away, so it’s time to get to outfit planning, candy eating, and flower receiving. Males, if you have not come up with any sort of plan or made necessary reservations, now’s your time big guy. But the good news for us gals is that our biggest concern for the day of love (and Reese’s Hearts) is finding a super cute outfit.

Whether you are going out with your boo thang, watching rom-coms and sobbing uncontrollably, meeting up with your girls for a Galentine’s Day, or wallowing in pity and hating the holiday altogether, I would still suggest looking cute while doing it. 🙂 Maybe you prefer the full-on seductress look (I am gonna keep it PG on the blog, but you do your thing), or maybe a look of red and pink head-to-toe, but either way or even in between, I am here to give you some V-Day outfit inspiration, and remind you that today is the last day to order your looks without having to pay expedited shipping!!!

I really have no idea what my Valentine’s Day plans are so far, but I can almost guarantee they will yield jeans and some booties, so I decided to do a flirty, semi-fancy look for those of you headed out to dinner or a cute party.

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This cutie look is super simple with a festive dress, simple heels, and colored clutch.

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So of course this picture was mid-fall, but I managed to recover before hitting the ground. 🙂 Since balancing in heels is not my specialty, we will start with the shoes, which are a super simple pair of nude, suede, ankle-strap heels by Sam Edelman. These ones are great because they have a thin strap (which makes the leg look longer compared to a thick strap that cuts off the leg), and the block heel makes them easier to walk around in.

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This dress is majorly adorable and has a precious back detail. Beware that this number is a wee bit see-through, so I would suggest some nude undies, but it is super lightweight and comfy. The best part about this dress is that it is less than $20 at Forever 21!!! Major deal, so flirty, and too cute! I️t can also be transitioned into a spring/summer piece with a jean jacket and some wedges.

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And of course the pink clutch pulls the whole look together. This cutie patootie is a Rebecca Minkoff clutch, but the best part is that it can be turned into a crossbody or shoulder bag with the help of the removable chain-link strap.

And now I have 12 other pieces that would be perfect for whatever you have planned this February 14th! 🙂

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Hopefully you are now prepared to dress accordingly for the upcoming day of love! Happy early Valentine’s Day, and until Thursday, so long farewell. ❤

Xo, Ciera

Might as well buy it

Might as well buy it

 

Hello again dear avid readers,

I was going to title this post “What is in my bag”.. shopping bag that is, but I was concerned people would skim past it, thinking it was a post all about what is in my purse. And let me tell ya, the contents of my purse are not exciting. So I really want to discuss what is in my shopping bag/cart in some of my favorite online shops. After this post, I hope it will inspire you to add them to your cart as well, and once it’s there… well, might as well buy it.

Now I think today I am going to keep the writing to a minimum and mostly show pictures, but don’t hold me to that, please and thanks! I have a terrible habit of going through my favorite online retailers frequently and adding 67398 items to my cart, only to realize later that I have no possible way to afford all of these things (like I didn’t already know I couldn’t pay for them in the first place, ha). And then the worst thing happens when I get the dreaded email that says “Looks like you forgot something” from each store.. but no, I haven’t forgotten, I think about the 6 pairs of shoes, 3 dresses, and bathing suit every hour of the day!!!!! So this post is all about the things I’m barely surviving without, and will immediately purchase once I get a large influx of cash.

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If you could all like not buy everything in my size though, that would be great, since I would still like to purchase all of this myself.. 😉 just kidding, buy it all up, unless its a size small or 27 as the last one, then it’s mine.. just kidding again. Kay, I will stop talking now. Happy Tuesday, see ya Thursday!

Xo, Ciera

 

This post should practically be sponsored by Levi’s

This post should practically be sponsored by Levi’s

Hello again you spicy mamacitas (and papacitos),

This post has no latin flavor so it would probably be best to ignore my greeting, but I was just excited. Today’s post is all about denim.. and a good white shirt. But before we get started I need you all to really focus on this here: low rise jeans are bad bad bad (mid-high rise is so much more flattering and doesn’t require as much pulling up throughout the day), so as a favor to everyone we are all going to promise to not wear them ever again. Okay? Okay. Rant over for now..

So as I was saying, today’s post is all about some good ol blue jeans and a white top. Ya really can’t go wrong with that combo.. unless the jeans are low rise, then it’s very wrong (Really done now, I promise). The right jeans are so so flattering and can pair perfectly with tons of different tops. Apparently this combo is even the official unofficial uniform of the Farley family. This group can really rock some denim (see photos below).

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What a look, huh?! It truly is magical seeing everyone barefoot in a photo place in the mall wearing their best pair of denim.. Right? Although I do think I was workin those braids and that outfit, it is no longer 2002, so I have an updated version of this look for you, and a few options for some real good buys.

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Here is my 2018 version.. super cute, simple, with a dash of spicy coming from those leopard booties.

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Let us start at the star of the outfit, them booties babyyyyy. I won’t bore you with a long spiel about them since I have already professed my love for them a few times.. But if you still wanna shop them, use this link here. They are on sale for a third of the price I paid for them at Steve Madden!!!!

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Prepare for lots of pics of this outfit.. it is my favorite outfit/picture combo I have had for the blog thus far! So now let’s go to the top, because why not. I love me a good white tee, top, blouse, etc. I am that girl that wears white past Labor Day. Sue me! But white is such a versatile color and can be paired so easily throughout all of the seasons. The top I have on here is a super duper comfy layering top from Nordstrom that is only $19!!

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Aaaaaand finally, them jeans though. These would be my mom jeans. Surprisingly despite their name, these are one of the few jeans I have not stolen from my mother. I love me a good mom jean because of their tight hips/waist and looser hem and knee area. The rip placement in these is top notch too. These bad boys are from American Eagle, and easily a necessity for your closet.

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Here are a few of my online finds for you to make your own look:

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Xo, Ciera

Money for you, and you, and even you

Money for you, and you, and even you

Hi pretty ladies (and a select few males),

I am so very excited for today’s post because it goes along with a giveaway happening on my Instagram! I just so happened to make my first (and only) blogging friend so far the other day, and we decided we would get a giveaway going for all of you to also celebrate this momentous occasion.

This giveaway is pretty dang good if I do say so myself. It is a $100 gift card to Urban Outfitters, and you should probably enter to win it! The rules and contests are on my Insta @ciera_farley. If you have an account, get over there and get to it, and if you don’t, maybe you should get one just for this.

To possibly give you even more incentive, today’s blogpost is all about my favorite picks from Urban Outfitters right now. These pretties are all under $100 too, so you won’t even have to pull out your own wallet to pay for them if you win the giveaway!

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So my first two picks are part of this outfit! And first is a super cuuuuuute off the shoulder, ivory knit from Urban Outfitters. If you’re looking for a warm sweater to fight off the cold in the winter, this sweater probably isn’t for you, but as a knit that can transition into spring, it is great! Also, if you like to brave the cold for one hour blog photoshoots, this sweater will work for you.

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The pants are a trendy pair of distressed cropped flares. Now if you ask my mother, these were not a love at first sight kinda pant, but if you ask me, I think they are so freakin’ cute, and just trendy enough. I absolutely LOVE the distressing on them, and I waited very impatiently to finally order these. I think they will look so cute in spring/summer too with a bodysuit and fun pair of wedges.

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Now my shoes aren’t from UO, but they are Steve Madden and my newest shoe obsession. I have always loved cheetah print and have maybe rocked it past its prime, but I just can’t seem to give it up. These shoesies are adorable and pretty comfortable as far as a 4 inch bootie goes. The best part is leopard can be worn as a neutral with other prints/color, or be the focal point of an outfit to add a pop of sass. (They are even on sale!!!!!)

So here we go with some other picks! All pictures are clickable, so happy shopping! 🙂

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Someone please buy these and wear them so I can live vicariously through you. I love them so much, but my thick thighs do not. 😦

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That’s what I have got for ya today, so get over there and enter if you haven’t already! I wish you all the best of luck! 🙂

Xo, Ciera