All Choked Up

Dear Beauties,

I have been on the fence about the latest jewelry trend taking over my timelines: the choker. However I found an amazing steal at Ella Blue (a darling boutique in Boerne) this weekend and had to snatch these up. 

Not a huge fan of leopard print but for such a trendy purchase I figured, why not a silly print?

Not a huge fan of leopard print but for such a trendy purchase I figured, why not a silly print?

So far I have only rocked the black and, surprising for someone with neck insecurities (sometimes I think I have the neck of a turtle), I love it! So here are my current thoughts RE: the choker.

PROS- draws attention to my neck, which is an area I'm starting to be fond of, especially since it remained completely unchanged throughout my pregnancy and post-partum journey. Also, I got to shop local on Small Business Saturday!

CONS- may seemingly cut off the fluidity of my neck (so perhaps not a trend to try for people self-conscious about having a short and/or disappearing neck?).

Below are a few cute chokers from Last Call: Neiman Marcus (all under $25). They have some great Cyber Monday deals happening now. Like this post if you're a fan of the choker trend!

Praising the Pencil (Skirt)

Dear Beauties,

Let’s get basic. I want to discuss the most essential, timeless piece to have in your business casual work wardrobe: the perfect pencil skirt. I could probably write poems about this fashion staple. A) Because I’m a dork B) Because I love feeling feminine when headed to a business meeting that I know will inevitably be dominated by men and C) Can I say – they just make me feel good? Ok, I will! Pencil skirts make me feel the way Peggy Olson looked in her infamous Mad Men stroll through the office. (while I don’t and never will smoke, watching her swag in that scene ALMOST made me want to start). My favorite pencil skirts have been purchased at White House Black Market (of course), Nordstrom and Target. Lucky for me, none of my go-to brands break the bank. Lucky for you, I share!

So here are a few that I’m super into for the holidays (click the image to purchase):