Dressing Down for the Holidays {2}

Coat: Forever21 {similar style here. last seen here & here}. Top: thrifted. Pants: J.Crew {similar style here under $15 & here!}. Shoes: J.Crew {old but similar style here}. Hat: Joe Fresh {similar style here}. Clutch: vintage.

Continuing my "dressing down down for the holidays theme", I decided to throw on my trusty, oldie-but-goodie J.Crew sweats that still going strong. By no surprise of course I topped the look with my ever-infectuous camel coat, a men's tuxedo shirt {that I scored for $5}, and poppy accessories to give my look a not-so-traditional holiday feel. Because traditional tradition is out and we're totally in with the new. Right? Right!

Nonetheless, Christmas is exactly one week away and I have a major gift for myself -and you all of course- that'll sadly force me to shut down Chanelfiles for a few days. But not to worry though! An all-new Chanelfiles will be up-and-running come Christmas-time and I can't tell you how excited I am! It's been a longgg few months in the making {2 25 year-olds both with full-time jobs and their own projects going on has been no easy feat} but my web designer and I -shoutout out to Charlene- are finally coming to an end and I just know the finished product will be something you all absolutely love! So please bear with me as you won't be seeing any new posts after today! : (

But with that being said, I'm wishing you all happy holidays and an early Merry Christmas and I can't wait to see you all next week!


And though the blog will be shut down my Instagram will be in full effect so be sure to follow me there!


WINTER Skin-sentials

Winter Skin

TOP: Jo Malone. Kiehl's. Origins. Keihl's {by far my fav. nighttime eye cream}. Perricone MD. Sara Happ.
MIDDLE: EOS. Amore Pacific {perfect for a gentle brightening effect}. St. Ives. Kiehl's {must-have for dark spots}.
LAST: Clarisonic {everyone needs one!} Philosophy {used just one & fell in love!} Kiehl's. Kiehl's {great for dry skin}. 

To know me is to know two things: I love fashion {what else is new} and just as much as fashion, I love great skincare products. I've briefly mentioned before that I'm not keen on wearing makeup but instead would rather "invest" my money into skincare products that'll assist my ever continuing skin-woes. 

I've suffered from under-eye darkness for at least 10 years now -I blame allergy season- and have always had some hyper-pigmentation {i.e. darkspots} due to the ghost of acne's past. Whether a super gentle enzyme peel or something a little more abrasive like the Clarisonic Mia, above are products that I'm either currently trying {and probably loving} or are holy-grail products that I absolutely must have in my bathroom cabinet. 

Feel free to take your pick at which products you'd like to try but obviously pick wisely as we all have different skincare needs & require different things. 

Happy Monday

Oh, and don't be afraid to ask for samples. You never know what you'll like until you actually try it!


Winonah Taught Me

1. Too short? Stockings are always the answer.
{Thinking about investing in these.}

2. Lids are a must: Every style maven needs a go-to hat (or 3) that'll give any look an extra touch. Whether a wool fedora or this amazing Stella McCartney cap, one should always keep a statement lid on hand

3. Sneakers are the new flats: A trend that's certainly not for the faint of heart, swap a pair for your favorite flats & see just how quickly you become effortlessly chic {and comfy!} 
4. Go bold or go home: Cobalt blue is all the rage this season.
5. A modern-day trench: Sick of that old khaki-colored trench that's gotten too much wear? Opt for a wool version that'll keep your look remaining classic but with a cool winter touch. 

Follow style posts here & here!


Dressing Down for the Holidays

Coat: F21 {last seen here. similar style here}. Shirt: Comme Des Garcons. Skirt: Haute Hippie {old but similar style herehere, & here }. Sneakers: Michael Kors {last seen here }. Hat: vintage. Clutch: H&M. 

I thought today's post would be slightly appropriate seeing as though Christmas is right around the corner, -17 days to be exact-, and it's officially time to bust out all things sequin, fur, and feathered!

This year though, I'm taking a very different approach and dressing DOWN my holiday looks as I just haven't been in the mood to dress up lately and frankly, sneakers have quickly become my new go-to BFFs. Though I still enjoy a good pump every now-and-again, my ever-growing sneaker collection has become so convenient that unfortunately, my heels can't seem to get a word in even during the holiday season.

Nonetheless though, I'm really enjoying my new style adventure and can't wait to share more {holiday inspired} posts with you all over the next few weeks!

Also, I'll be hosting my annual, -i.e. 3 years and counting- holiday giveaway within the next few weeks! Deets on how to enter and the prizes will be posted here and on my Instagram so be sure to keep your eyes open on how to win!

Happy Monday!