Chic Stripes and Suede Boots

Hi friends!

I can’t believe it is already February! This is probably the coldest month that we experience in South Carolina so I am trying to get in all my sweaters, fur, and boots while I can. Today’s look is one of my favorite pieces that I haven’t worn out yet (aka you’ll probably see me out and about with this soon!)

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This poncho is from THIS website. My mom got me this as a Christmas present, and it is so pretty I’m disappointed in myself for not wearing it sooner!

I have worn these black jeans over and over again this winter because they are super comfortable and the rips give them an extra edge. These jeans are from Articles of Society.

My new favorite knee high boots are from GUESS and they are so chic! They are suede and have some nice details on the side including a faux buckle. These are definitely boots that I can pair with a nicer dress or make casual with jeans or leggings.

I’m loving this outfit because I can take it from lunch with the girls all the way to happy hour or an early evening out with friends. It also fits the bill for stylish and warm which as you remember from this article is important to me!

Hope you all have an awesome week! For more fashion fun and updates, follow me on Instagram @palmettocouture!!

Beauty Review: Jamberry Nail Wraps

Hi friends!

If you are a girly girl like me, you probably love to have your nails painted at all times! I used to go to the salon all the time and have professional manicures done, but that can get pricey!

When I can, I will paint my own nails, and if I do say so myself, they usually look pretty good. However, when it comes to any fancy designs, I remember I never won a blue ribbon for an art project in elementary school…

But anyway, my friend Emily reached out to me before Christmas, asking if I had heard of Jamberry nail wraps. It sounded familiar, but I wasn’t completely sure what they were. She sent me a fun Christmas pattern to try, and I fell in love! I went on her site and bought 4 packs of nail wraps for myself.

If you aren’t familiar with Jamberry or a nail wrap, it is a decal that adheres to your nail and comes in so many beautiful and fun prints/patterns. That said, let’s get to it! Here is my experience with Jamberry thus far:

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4 out of 5 Stars!

PROS:
-Beautiful designs: ranging from classic to holiday to super trendy, there is a nail wrap for every person’s tastes!

-Affordable: running at $15 for package of two, that makes this manicure much cheaper than a trip to the salon. They even have a special: Buy 3, Get 1 Free!

-Ease of Application: with so many how-to videos on YouTube and included instructions, Jamberry nail wraps are relatively easy to apply.

-Durability: the nail wrap, if applied correctly, can last you anywhere from 7-10 days (my personal experience.) When compared to regular nail polish, Jamberry wins the durability test.

-Removal: Jamberry peels off very easily and left minimal residue. I was shocked at how easy it was to take them off!

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CONS:
-Time: While easy enough to put on your nail, it took me about an hour to do both hands well.

-Edges: I did have a little trouble keeping the ends of my nail wraps smooth. While that may be a Holly-problem, it was one issue that I experienced.

Overall, I really did enjoy my Jamberry nail wraps. I received many compliments on them from friends and surprisingly from two delivery men, HAHA!

Right now, Jamberry has many holiday wraps out for Valentine’s Day as well as St. Patrick’s Day and Easter. I think they are definitely worth a try! You can get your own nail wraps by clicking here! I do not get any kickbacks when you purchase these and these opinions are all my own!

I want to always be honest when reviewing any products whether they were a gift or purchased. I hope this review helps and that you will check out Emily’s page!

 

 

MYTH BUSTED: Cozy can be Stylish!

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As the temperature gets cooler, we often find ourselves choosing warmth over style. I am guilty of this myself, but when I find a stylish piece of fall and winter gear that also keeps me warm, I don’t hesitate in making a purchase!

This faux fur and chunky knit wrap is going to be put on repeat the next few months! It is so warm and cozy, and I bet you won’t believe I bought it at Target! It is great quality for the price tag of about $40!

Wraps and ponchos are pieces that are easily incorporated into your closet because you can pair them with basics that you already own. Putting a fun printed wrap over a turtleneck or long sleeve shirt gives a nice layered look that will seem like you put much more effort into planning your outfit than you really did! You can always belt your wrap to accentuate your waist and have a more polished look too!

Here are a few other wraps and ponchos that I love: French Connection / Chip & Pepper / Merona

Outfit pictured- Wrap: Target/ Long sleeve shirt: Belk (Red Camel)/ Jeans: Express/ Boots: Frye/ Purse: Brahmin

And special thanks to my beautiful mother who took these pics! We are learning how to use my new dslr camera, so bear with us as we embark on this journey together.