Shop Outfit Below:

Shorts: Nordstrom | Top: Nordstrom | Socks: Nordstrom | Jacket: Burberry (old); similar & one sale (here) | Purse: Chanel (similar) | Shoes: Same & Libby (old); similar (herehere, and here – LOVE THERE)

The biggest standout accessory this season is undoubtable over the knee boots! And, ode to Stuart Weitzman, who mastered the art of this thigh-high trend with the notorious ‘Highland Boot’. If I am being completely honest, I was a little intimidated when I saw the boot marching down the fall runway last February, but after trying them on I quickly learned what all the fuss was about. They are comfortable, warm, and surprisingly slenderizing – yes, even on my 5’3” frame!

While I couldn’t stomach investing in a pair of season boots, I found a less expensive alternative: over the knee socks! They create the same sultry illusion without breaking the bank. However, for those interested in boots, I have found an identical style by Ivanka Trump for less than $200, here. I’ve tried them on several times, and find them to be extremely comfortable!

For this outfit, I opted for simple accessories like this pair of Chanel earrings that I made. Yes, I really made them!  The idea came one evening while surfing Ebay for vintage designer pieces, as a result of reading Sophia Amoruso’s book, ‘Girl Boss’. If you are an entrepreneur I highly encourage you read this book. It was then that I stumbled across vintage Chanel buttons. My first thought was, “Who would recycle old buttons?”, and then it hit me: ME!

Once the earrings arrived in the mail, I used pliers to remove the shank on the back of the buttons. Then I used super glue to adhere these earring posts’ from Amazon to the back of each button! Despite being a little heavy (I assume it’s because they are made of vintage materials), I received so many compliments on them, and I always love seeing the look on others face when I explain that I made them! If you end up making a pair please tag me on Instagram and let me know! I would love to see them!

To balance this otherwise edgy look I added a subtle black ribbon around my pony tail. Traditionally, my style is more tailored and feminine therefore, it was fun to spice things up with over the knee socks and a touch of leather accessories!

Thank you for stopping by, and please see some of Cyber Monday favorites below!

Shop outfit below:

Shorts: Nordstrom | Top: Nordstrom | Socks: Nordstrom | Jacket: Burberry (old); similar & one sale (here) | Purse: Chanel (similar) | Shoes: Same & Libby (old); similar (here, here, and here – LOVE THERE)

Today also happens to be Cyber Monday, which unless you live under a rock I am sure you already know! I am taking for advantage of the cyber sales and getting all of my Christmas shopping done early this year! Since today will bring the best deals all month (happy December, btw) think about buying not only gifts, but purchases you will need to make for yourself this month – like holiday party outfits, NYE dresses (like this one!), and Winter apparel. Also, keep your eyes peeled for sales throughout the week. Retailers are now starting to offer discounts throughout what they call “cyber week”, which is another reason to get your shopping done early this year!

Now for the TOP FIVE sales going on today…


25% off + free shipping


 Save 30% site wide with code BLESSED.


Save 50% off in-store and online purchases + free shipping + additional discount applied at checkout with code TODAYONLY.


Save 50% off select top brands + free shipping; no code needed.


And a complete list of the rest, in alphabetical order…

FOREVER 21 // 21% off your next purchase + free shipping with code RSTYLE21.

H&M // 20% off purchase of $25 (code: 2020), 30% off purchase of $50 (code: 3030), 40% sale items (code: 4040) + free shipping; no code needed.

NEIMAN MARCUS // $500 gift card with select regular-price purchases online with code GC4YOU.

REVOLVE // 80% off with code CYBER50

SHOPBOP // 15% of $250, 20% off $500, 25% off $1,000 spend with code GOBIG15.

URBAN OUTFITTERS // $15 off $75 or $50 off $150; no code needed.

SIGMA BEAUTY // 20% off site wide with code CYBER2015.

Happy shopping, and please let me know if you find my suggestions helpful! 🙂

xx, Taylor-Rae Harrold