Merry & Bright


Hello everyone, welcome back!  I always like to have at least one red dress for the holidays, and this one from Express caught my eye instantly.  I love the sheer sleeves, the polka dots, and the long sleeved silhouette most of all!  Paired with my new favorite Dolce Vita booties, it has the perfect amount of festive flair!


Outfit Details – Dress: Express (almost sold out, similar here, here, here, and here) | Booties: Dolce Vita |

Ray of Gold


This sequined bomber is no joke, y’all.  Whether you want to throw it over your favorite LBD to add some farewell 2016 flare, or pair it with your most flattering jeans and a pair of killer heels; this jacket will keep you feeling warm and looking fabulous all night long.


Think it can’t get any better?  Well hold on tight to your lattes, because this NYE staple is only $30.  Yes, 3-0.  #targetdoesitagain.


Outfit Details – Dress: Milly for Kohls | Bomber: Target | Tights: J.Crew Factory | Booties: Coach |

Thank you all so much for stopping by!  Hope you have a great week – four more sleeps ’till Santa!

xo, C

Cookie Swap Flannel Pop

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Happy Monday guys!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  Today’s outfit is ready for even the most discerning of crowds.  I’m not totally sure why but cookie swaps always seem really stressful to me.  For one, I always worry about my outfit more when I’m going to an all female event (my trendy Thanksgiving dress was planned with all my fabulous female cousins in mind) and for another I have to prepare cookies that are visually appealing and also delicious (or buy a box, shh), not just make myself look presentable.  Luckily this ensemble takes away a lot of the pressure away from getting dressed!  Flannel has that cozy domestic “home for the holidays” vibe, the leather midi skirt is trendy and fashionable, while these classic black pumps make sure all the ladies know to make room for me at the big kids table.


Outfit Details – Flannel: Old Navy | Skirt: Banana Republic (old, similar here and here) | Heels: Christian Siriano | Lip Pencil: MAC ‘Ruby Woo’ | Lipglass: MAC ‘Ruby Woo’

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope you all have a delicious week!

xo, C

Secret Santa

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Welcome back everyone!  Since a Secret Santa party is sort of like the Friendsgiving of Christmas celebrations, I felt it was okay to cast aside some of the more conventional requirements for Christmas party attire.  To me that meant two things- one, that I could opt for a beautiful winter palette of off-white and navy. and two, that I could wear this tulle skirt for the third year running.  Tulle doesn’t seem to be having the holiday moment that it had the past few years, but I love this skirt with all of my heart and so I’m going to take this rare opportunity and wear it again.  I mean, we’ll be lucky if we convince 30% of male attendees to put a sweater on over their non-iron shirts, so I think I can rock this tulle skirt, thank you very much.


Outfit Details – Top: Old Navy | Skirt: LC Lauren Conrad (old, similar here, here, and here) | Heels: Sole Society | Earrings: Treasure&Bond (sold out, similar here) | Lips: Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick in ‘Noble’

Thanks for reading!  Have a great day!

xo, C

Underneath the Tree


Holiday Season is in full swing this week!  One of my favorite results is the constant excuse to don a killer pair of heels or a little extra sparkle for any (and every) occasion!

This year, I’m all about separates for my holiday outfits.  As much as I adore holiday dresses, I’m even more obsessed with the idea that by dressing in separates, I’m building my future wardrobe for the rest of the months to come as I mix and match the pieces to form a plethora of different looks!  For this weekend, I’m loving this cozy snowflake sweater and green skirt to stand out from the sea of black and red.  With extra pops of color I think it really makes a statement that’s festive but individual all at the same time.

This look can easily be recreated or replicated with currently owned pieces, so get to repurposing those wardrobes people!  Make sure to use the hashtag #compassclosets so I can see all of your holiday looks over the next week!

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Outfit Details: Sweater: LC Lauren Conrad | Skirt: J.Crew Factory | Heels: Prabal Gurung for Target (old, in love this similar pair!) | Belt: Forever 21 (love this one and this one! | Wrapping Paper: Target

xo, C