Shades of Grey

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Petite Metal Yarn Crop Knitted Top (0Petite + also in silver) Regular Size Here | Petite Grey Jamie Jeans | Double Breasted Blazer (0Petite) | Chloé Small Drew Leather Shoulder Bag | Taupe Suede Pumps | Gold Slider Tassel Bracelet | Rose Gold Sunglasses | Tassel Pearl Earrings

 

T.G.I.F.

That was a rough getting back into the swing of things after Thanksgiving. Hope you’re in the process of making fun weekend plans, here’s a little outfit inspiration for Friday + Saturday night!

Grey skinnies + suede pumps + metallic tank + silky blazer = neutral and sophisticated from head to toe.

*All Jamie Jeans (like these above) from Topshop are my favorite – perfect length and fit for petites.

* This gold slider tassel bracelet is my favorite accessory right now – great gift idea for mom?

Happy W e e k e n d !

 

Photography by John Philp

 

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Holiday Bar Cart Styling Tips

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Crystal Cluster Sweater (xxs) | Cropped White Jeans | Deco Earrings | Sparkle Pumps | Vintage Turkish Rug 

To kick of party season, I’ve partnered with my good friend Beth of South Loop Loft to give you some inspiration for how to deck out your bar cart for holiday entertaining. Ready to be crowned as the hostess with the mostest? Transform your drink station into a festive display and add a touch of Old Hollywood glamour by using these unique decor ideas:

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1. Incorporate a glamorous champagne tower:

Party like Gatsby by recreating this champagne tower for your holiday party or make a statement at your wedding reception! PRO TIP: we used plastic coupe glasses from the dollar general, *just in case*. If you’re using the tower for decorative purposes only, assemble and fill with champagne before the celebration and have trays filled with fresh champagne to pass out to your guests.

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2. White roses, always:

When in doubt, add white roses. They’re elegant, fresh, and perfect for the season.

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3. Clusters of LED lights:

This adds a whole new element to your bar cart and the perfect festive touch! Find these battery powered LED packs here and cover them in vintage glass cloches for a snow-globe look. We nestled in a sparkly tree and anchored this cluster with a couple coffee table books for a level change.

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4. A pop of fresh fruit to add some color:

We decided to stick to a metallic color scheme, but added an unexpected pop of color with a bowl of oranges. Slice a couple up and leave them out for guests to add to their drinks!

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5. Champagne Campaign:

Veuve Clicquot or La Marca are my personal favorites.

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6. The Sheepskin Throw:

When temperatures outside drop, there’s not better way to make your inside decor a little cozier by adding a sheepskin throw. I have one on my bedroom floor, draped over my desk chair, and now styled on my bar cart! The perfect winter touch.

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7. Add ornaments:

If you have extra space to fill on your barcart, steal a couple ornaments from your tree and nestle them into the display. These oversized ornaments work perfectly and give just the right amount of sparkle.

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8. Use vintage glassware/decanters:

You can usually find these floating around flea markets, thrift stores, or at your grandma’s house. We added a cluster of ornate decanters displayed on top of silver platter. So fancy!

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9. Pair it with a statement wall:

Although at this point the cart will look fabulous on it’s own,  make it the focal point of the party by parking it in front of a plain, wallpapered, or exposed brick wall. Or, if you’re feeling really ambitious, duplicate this LED ‘Cheer’s wall for the party!

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Michelle Cox Photography

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I recently purchased this cute bar cart on black Friday (and it’s still on sale!) to style next to our Christmas tree this year. It’s  supposed to be delivered tomorrow so I’ll be snapping some pictures of it for you to see in person. If you’re visiting or live in the Chicago area, you have to check out South Loop Loft for Christmas gifts + decor shopping! Hope this inspires your party planning this year, cheers 🙂

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“I like large parties, they are so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy”

-The Great Gatsby

 

 

 

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One Shoulder Top + Lace Up Heels

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Misty Lace-up Sandal (Black or Taupe) | One Shoulder Top (NA-KD, wearing XXS) use code OliviaR20 for 20% off | Caramel Midi Skirt (goes with this matching crop) | Karen Walker Sunglasses | Henri Bendel Clutch (zipped off of Rivington Tote) | Black Tassel Earrings | Mejuri Ring

 Hi guys! Tonight I’m partnering with Payless Shoes to share the first of two posts featuring designer ‘dupe’ options that are incredibly affordable and almost identical to the real pair. Lace-up shoes are huge this year, so I thought I’d share a pair of faux-lace up block heels that can be paired with any of your going out tops/dresses. These Misty Lace-ups (that also come in taupe) look almost identical to this Steve Madden pair but are $90 less! They would also look cute paired with a leather skirt or little black dress. Other favorite lace-up styles:

I’m wearing a one-shoulder NA-KD top – one of my favorite brands that offers size XXS. The brand fits true to size and so many unique top options including this top I posted on my Instagram last week. The one shoulder trend is really in right now, so I’ve included links below of all my favorites (you can use code OliviaR20 for 20% any of these!). Paired with a peachy-tan Lulu’s skirt and Lisi Lerch Tassel earrings, this is a chic outfit idea for out in the city on the weekend.

Thanks for stopping by tonight, hope you’re having a great week so far! xo


Photography by my good John Philp, check out more of his work hereThank you to Payless for sponsoring this post, all opinions are my own!

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