{Glam} Hibernation

{Glam} Hibernation and How To Wear Faux Fur

This winter I’ve already been preemptively planning my winter hibernation, and I’m taking it very seriously. Last night I met up with two of my girlfriends and spilled my strategy over spiked hot chocolate.

Step 1: Choose appearances carefully based on a simple yes or no checklist. Does it require walking more than 10 blocks? Meh. Is there parking? Let’s talk. Is it sub 20 degrees with a 10 degrees windchill? Oh lawd, rain snow check. Will there be food? Amen! (I think you are catching on.)

Step 2: Wear as many layers as humanly possible. Switch your stilettos to booties and double-up on your socks! Slip on an undershirt, find your favorite gloves, and pile on your most obnoxious (but incredibly vogue) blanket scarf. Your extremities will thank you.

Step 3: Wear the jacket. Yes, your “winter” jacket that you dread wearing because once you do, you are forced to admit to yourself that it is indeed cold enough to be winter. I feel your pain, but these coats are our saviors as they are that final layer that keep us warm for the next five months.

This step I have tried putting off as much as possible; first wearing a letterman jacket, then switching to the sweatshirt under my leather jacket look. (My denim jacket didn’t even make it to November.) Before I switch completely to my peacoat and puffer jackets, my latest attempt is a bit of faux fur. I spotted this feature find at TJMaxx, and it was quite the steal. Faux fur was one of my favorite trends last winter and I am more than happy to bring back this cozy style once more.

{Glam} Hibernation and How To Wear Faux Fur

{Glam} Hibernation and How To Wear Faux Fur

Jacket, T.J.Maxx | Suede & Leather Pants, Urban Outfitters

{Glam} Hibernation and How To Wear Faux Fur

{Glam} Hibernation and How To Wear Faux Fur

Want to try the trend but don’t want to break the bank? Shop a few of my favorites below. (Fur vests go with anything and are a great addition to anyone’s closet!) Which do you have your eye on?

 xoxoStephanie

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3 Ways To Wear Your Winter Scarf

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There’s something a bit magical that happens between now and the holidays. As the temperatures drop, we begin to switch out our cute bikinis for cozy knits. We ask for a rain-check for a girls night out and invite our bff’s over for a girls night in. And,  Sunday afternoons feel complete with only a good book, cozy PJs, and a cup of tea.

{Glam} 3 Ways To Wear Your Winter Scarf

It’s time to add an accessory to complete today’s OOTD. I’ve seen scarves come back this winter in a major way; whether it’s a snood, a blanket scarf, or just your favorite normal, no-fancy-name scarf. Scroll down to see how I rocked my top three below.
{Glam} 3 Ways To Wear Your Winter Scarf

First up? A faux fur snood. Other than weirdly loving the word “snood”, this simple contraption is surprisingly warm and cozy. {Glam} 3 Ways To Wear Your Winter Scarf

Knit Sweater, Zara | Jeans, American Eagle Outfitters | Snood, Aerie

{Glam} 3 Ways To Wear Your Winter Scarf

Next up…the blanket scarf. There have been a number of retailers who have really embraced the blanket scarf this season. The one I’m styling below is made of a very heavy fabric, and the normal wraparound is a perfect way to let it drape. {Glam} 3 Ways To Wear Your Winter Scarf

{Glam} 3 Ways To Wear Your Winter Scarf

{Glam} 3 Ways To Wear Your Winter Scarf

{Glam} 3 Ways To Wear Your Winter Scarf

Last but not least, the tie. I find it easiest to use a skinnier scarf to minimize bulk.{Glam} 3 Ways To Wear Your Winter Scarf

{Glam} 3 Ways To Wear Your Winter Scarf

{Glam} 3 Ways To Wear Your Winter Scarf

Now it’s your turn! Which scarf is your favorite? Shop a few of my faves below.

 What’s your must-have winter accessory? Comment below!

 xoxoStephanie

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{Glam} On The Move

{Glam} On The Move - GlamandGraffiti.com Fashion Blogger

When I’m in a rush – a dress can surprisingly be my outfit of choice. Cool winter florals work as an easy go-to for a perfect fall to winter look. Now is the time to stock up on all your favorite fall dresses that will soon drop in price to make room for new winter arrivals. But, don’t store these new purchases away for next year! Keep them around and simply add a few winter accessories and layers.

I spotted this dress and fell in love with the high-neck and austere structure at the top and bohemian hi-lo cut at the bottom. As the temperatures drop add a layer like the denim jacket I styled below or add a pair of tights.

{Glam} On The Move - GlamandGraffiti.com Fashion Blogger

{Glam} On The Move - GlamandGraffiti.com Fashion Blogger

Gotta keep moving! Talk soon!

 xoxoStephanie

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{Graffiti} Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans

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An afternoon filled with sunshine and a belated brunch is sometimes all we need. With a backpack filled with old and forgotten Vogue magazines, a work abused laptop, and an unnecessary number of lost lipsticks, I couldn’t  be more prepared to begin crossing items off my demanding to-do list. Donning my latest pair of boyfriend jeans, a cozy sweater, and a dose of gingerbread syrup in my already very watered down coffee – things couldn’t get any sweeter.

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Happy Sunday!

 xoxoStephanie

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{Graffiti} This Is Halloween

{Graffiti} This Is Halloween - Carving Pumpkins and Cooking Pumpkin Seeds

This year we finally made time to carve a pumpkin! We had our dose of pumpkin spice lattes, we switched our tanks and shorts to match #sweaterweather, and we picked out the perfect pumpkin. Carving and cider only seemed like the logical next step.

First step to carving a pumpkin is to OBVIOUSLY…name it. Ours? Winston.

{Graffiti} This Is Halloween - Carving Pumpkins and Cooking Pumpkin Seeds

{Graffiti} This Is Halloween - Carving Pumpkins and Cooking Pumpkin Seeds

How To Cook Pumpkin Seeds Quick Recipe: After sloppily digging out the innards of your soon to be creatively carved pumpkin, rinse the seeds in a colander. Pat them dry, place them in a bowl, and mix in two tablespoons of canola oil. Distribute the seeds on a cookie sheet and sprinkle your desired amount of salt on top for taste. Bake for 45 minutes in a pre-heated oven at 325 degrees. Keep reading to see the end result! Delicious.

{Graffiti} This Is Halloween - Carving Pumpkins and Cooking Pumpkin Seeds

{Graffiti} This Is Halloween - Carving Pumpkins and Cooking Pumpkin Seeds

While the seeds slowly cooked we took the next steps in giving our pumpkin a bit more…character.

I left the design up to el novio. We were torn behind  Jack Skellington and Spiderman. Jack it is!

{Graffiti} This Is Halloween - Carving Pumpkins and Cooking Pumpkin Seeds

40 minutes later and the pumpkin seeds are ready!

{Graffiti} This Is Halloween - Carving Pumpkins and Cooking Pumpkin Seeds

BOO! What design are you carving this year? Share below!

{Graffiti} This Is Halloween - Carving Pumpkins and Cooking Pumpkin Seeds

 xoxoStephanie

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{Glam} Hello, Fall

Hello, Fall - Glam and Graffiti Fashion Blogger

Is it just me or is society crushing on fall? October 1st was practically a national holiday on Instagram. “October”, “First Day of October”, and “Fall” was trending on Twitter and pumpkin spice lattes (ahem, I’m sorry…#PSLs) became the new North Face. And you know what? I think I have fall fever too. Pumpkin picking, #SweaterWeather, layers, crunchy leaves… I want it all!

I took a cue from the changing weather and mixed my favorite layers for my first fall #OOTD. Knee-highs? Yes. Floppy Wool Hat? Check! Short 3/4 sleeve dress? Oh ya. This playful combination is a perfect look for apple picking, haunted house bravery, and pumpkin beer drinking.

And, have you noticed my new tats? Don’t worry Mom, they are only temporary. (Or are they?) These Flash Tattoos were way too much fun! You’ll see more of them soon. Promise!

Hello, Fall - Glam and Graffiti Fashion Blogger

Hello, Fall - Glam and Graffiti Fashion Blogger

Dress, Forever 21 | Hat, Nordstrom | Boots, DSW 

Hello, Fall - Glam and Graffiti Fashion Blogger

What are your favorite fall traditions? Comment below!

 xoxoStephanie

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{Glam} How To: Rock Menswear Like A Lady

{Glam} How To: Rock Menswear Like A Lady

Let’s get down to business. This white and black blazer is one of my favorite pinstripe pieces. Okay, it’s my only pinstripe piece. With it’s sharp silhouette, this menswear blazer can sometimes be quite the show-stopper. First, I paired it with my new favorite black harem-style pants. ($10 at Zara!) I loved the idea of styling a complete suit. What I add next is what makes or breaks it. And, what is necessary is a little skin. Thus, I completed the look with a long-line bralette and my favorite new stilettos.

Borrowing from the boys can be a challenge, but with it comes some of my favorite trends for the fall season: blazers and trousers, but also loafers, long socks, oxford shirt, and varsity jackets.

{Glam} How To: Rock Menswear Like A Lady

Blazer, Ralph Lauren | Trousers, Zara | Shoes, Macys | Purse, Black House White Market

{Glam} How To: Rock Menswear Like A Lady

{Glam} How To: Rock Menswear Like A Lady

How would you rock menswear? Comment below!

xoxoStephanie