Fingertip length.. AT LEAST

Fingertip length.. AT LEAST

Hey cuties,

How is your day going? (pause for effect) Great to hear. Think of this question and answer thing kinda like Steve asking questions on ‘Blue’s Clues’.. you can talk back at me all you want but I am still going to come back with a predetermined response. That’s just how the internet works for now. But if you were wondering how my day is going (I am sure you all asked me, I just have no way of knowing), it is going swell.. my lips have only gone numb twice in this below freezing weather and I only ALMOST fell. This booty did not hit the icy ground despite all of the universe’s efforts to make it do so, so we will be taking that as a victory for today.

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I honestly cannot wait until the day that I no longer have to put on 17 layers to leave the house. If we could get to a nice 75 degree type of normal very soon I would greatly appreciate it, and I think you all would too. The worst part about the cold is how difficult it makes it to wear a dress. Like really, who suffers more from a dress in winter, you, the dress wearer because your legs literally lose feeling, or everyone else around you that has to take in those pasty legs in all of their glory?? We all suffer, that’s the correct answer.

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Photos by Ashlyn Moreno

Dress | Shoes | Hair Scarf

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Luckily for you, me and everyone else on this green Earth, I have a solution. I watched that Fyre Festival documentary (if you haven’t seen it, watch it) and Billy just kept saying there are no problems, only solutions.. and although I am not planning a billion dollar music festival scam to steal your money, I think it’s not too bad of a motto to live by. So my solution for this drab weather we are experiencing is to embrace the midi dress.

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Now I know what you’re thinking, when you first think about these bad boys, an image of your kindergarten teacher or the local Amish community pops into your head. But I am here to tell and prove to you that it’s not all bad. When used correctly and placed in the correct hands, midi skirts and dresses are good, not evil. 🙂 When choosing the perfect one, look for those with shape.. if you see a similarity between a potato sack and the one you are eyeing, I’ll be the bad guy here and say it’s a no go. A good midi really accentuates your curves – like I am talking small waist, perky booty, and all around spiciness if done well.

Try pairing them with sneakers to add a little tomboy to an already girly ensemble. Or maybe try a midi with some mules to show that you live, love, learn and obviously know fashion. If you go for a looser option, go sassy with the rest of the ensemble with a fun top and strappy heels. Just trust me on this one, and roll with it, okay? Here are some of my faves to get your shopping kickstarted. 🙂

So take a chance, cover up those thighs, lower that hemline.. and then thank me later. Also, vaccinate your kids. 🙂 K bye.

Xo, Ciera

Bet ya didn’t even see me there

Bet ya didn’t even see me there

Hey boo boos,

Happy Thursday to you spicy mamacitas (and probably 1 or 2 men reading this, papcacitos). I started my first last day of school on Tuesday, and let me tell you.. it has felt like high school senior spring, but like 500 times more intense. How do they expect me to ever pay enough attention to graduate and become a contributing member of society?! And along with that point too, how did I forget about the fact that after I graduate college, I will have to be a full-blown big girl and do adult things?? I blame you all for not warning me. I mean really though, what is a girl to do these days?

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Now before you get any ideas based on the pictures in this post, I have zero intentions of entering any workforce requiring a camo uniform.. but that doesn’t mean ya girl doesn’t rock it from time to time. Okay, and by time to time I mean way more often than I should. But camo is reeeeeeal cute, so get used to it, honey buns.

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Photos by Ashlyn Moreno

Bodysuit (similar) | Pants | Booties (similar)

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So ya know, leopard has had its moment for quite sometime (like many moments), and I don’t see it making its exit anytime soon. However, if you are looking for a new pattern to throw in that handy dandy closet of yours, look no further than camouflage. And don’t you knock it before you try it. Once you get past the countless jokes about you not wearing ‘x’ garment of clothing since it is indeed camo (haha funny), it really only gets better from there.

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Not only will you look super trendy and cute, but you can also step into any forest and immediately run with the deer. Win, win. Am I right? All jokes aside though, there is a right and a wrong way to do camo. In some senses you can count it as a neutral, but layering different camos is not the business. Try pairing it with a striped top and don’t even get me started on how cute camouflage looks with a blush pink color. Whatever you do, avoid pairing camo with a pair of clunky boots for fear of looking like the newest cadet, or possibly a Bratz doll. Here are some of my favorite camo pieces to complete your closet although you may not be able to see them (see, not funny.. but get used to it)

Keep me in your thoughts to get a second post up this week so Hanna doesn’t personally choke me out. Okay, ily bye.

Xo, Ciera

 

Like a seven layer dip

Like a seven layer dip

Heyo,

We have all made it through the first full week of 2019. Go ahead, pat yourself on the back. You deserve it, honey. Hopefully this week has been full of greatness and you have been kicking ass & taking names.. and if that hasn’t happened.. maybe 2020 is your year. 😉 just kidding, you’ve got plenty of time to get your life together.

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The even better news about the beginning of the year is the fact that we can now start counting down the days until it is finally warm again. If I didn’t live in Reno, I could confidently say that it will get warmer day by day until it is finally summer, but Reno likes to throw that late April snowstorm curveball that I can never quite get behind. I like the cold, don’t get me wrong.. I mean no inner thigh chafing since I can wear pants, closed toe shoes help my poor circulation-ridden toes stay warm, and big cozy sweaters that make you feel like the cool girl from the pajama commercial (are these actually a thing?) But ya girl can really appreciate some 70 degree weather.

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Photos by Ashlyn Moreno

Ruffle Sweater (similar) | Dress | Boots |Purse

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I am getting ahead of myself here, because as we can all see.. it isn’t warm. Like at all. But here’s the crazy thing about retail stores – they are already packing their shelves with short shorts and mini dresses. And if you’re anything like me, that money (like 6 dollars in my case) is burning a hole in your pocket and you MUST shop. So I am going to tell you right here, right now to buy that spaghetti strap dress, but don’t just throw it in your closet to be worn once it is finally warm.. wear it now!

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The best thing about clothes is that they can be layered. Although I wouldn’t suggest the exact pieces she used, we could all take a little advice from my niece, Harper. Her movie-going outfit the other day included a shirt, swimsuit coverup, sweatshirt and then a jacket. Best fashion statement I’ve ever witnessed? No. But did she look fly as helllll and seemed to be a genius for finding another use for that towel-like coverup you thought she couldn’t wear in winter? Yupp. The moral of the story is that I really really think you should combine your winter and summer wardrobes for the next couple of months to get the best bang for your buck.

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Try a long sleeve under a dress, some tights under a miniskirt, or a cardigan over a tank top. The options are endless.. but probably avoid the swim coverups until you’re somewhere near water. Here are some cute picks that are perfect for layering. 🙂

Whatever you wear – own it, work it, look good in it. Chat soon (since it is only the 11th, so I can’t give up on my two posts per week resolution already)

Xo, Ciera