Currently Coveting.

 

Maybe it’s my prep school background, but there’s something so chic about a cap-toe shoe. I love cap-toe ballet flats, but I’m also really loving the pump trend I’ve been seeing everywhere lately. I think these shoes take every look to another level and I want every single pair for Christmas. I’m not even kidding Santa.

Currently Coveting: Cap-Toe Shoes

 


Yves Saint Laurent suede high heels
$269 – barneys.com

Zara cap toe pumps
$90 – zara.com

KORS Michael Kors michael kors shoes
$195 – net-a-porter.com

Zara cap toe pumps
$80 – zara.com

Reed Krakoff slip on shoes
$495 – net-a-porter.com

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Closet Love.

Between running 5 days a week and studying nonstop, I have been looking pretty…bummy lately. Sweatshirts. Leopard print pajama pants. Juicy Couture knee socks (THE best!). And if I put something other than Uggs on my feet, I must be going to church. And let’s be honest…I wear Uggs to church sometimes too. But now that I’ve completed my last final (!!!), I’m ready to get back to my old self. I need a little glamour in my life.

Source: dogeared.com via Jerrell on Pinterest

 

As soon as I finished my Con Law final last night, I went to Cusp and bought this Dogeared Light as a Feather necklace using a gift card I’ve been saving all semester. I fully believe in rewarding yourself for hard work. I was tempted to buy clothes instead, but I realized I already have SO many clothes that I’ve been neglecting. I rushed home, “shopped” my own closet and ended up with a rack full of Fall goodies, most of which I forgot I even had.

I’m challenging myself to spend the next month creating, mixing and matching looks from my own closet without spending any money on new clothes. I think this is the perfect way to get out of my fashion rut, to appreciate what I already have and to remind myself of the essentials that I’m missing. When I start shopping again, I’ll know exactly what to look for. I already know one thing I’m missing: COLOR. I love my neutrals/blacks, but as you can see, I need a little more color in my life.

I hope you’ll all join me in this Closet Love challenge! I’m starting today, December 20th and going to January 20th. Feel free to join at any time! I’ll be posting pictures of my daily outfits on tumblr and I’ll do a weekly round-up here as well. I’ll also post my outfit inspirations on Pinterest (obvi my new obsession). I’d love to see your looks as well. Tweet/Facebook/Email them to me (jerrellreneeblogs{at}gmail{dot}com) and I’ll post them here in my weekly round-up!

I’m off to catch up on the stack of magazines I purchased and never got to read this semester. That’s my idea of the perfect way to start this Christmas Break!

Christmas Gift Guide: For Her

via Pinterest

One of my best guy friends is getting ready for his first Christmas with his girlfriend, and after spoiling her these past few months, he needs a little help topping himself. I already suggested this leopard print Louis Vuitton scarf because it’s fabulous and I’ve been asking for it for myself for 2 years now. I want someone I know to own it! But I put together this gift guide just in case he needs more options…

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Gift Guide: For Her


Alexander Wang sweater
£415 – net-a-porter.com

Current/Elliott leopard skinny jeans
£200 – net-a-porter.com

Shoes
$605 – net-a-porter.com

Reed Krakoff leather shoes
$495 – net-a-porter.com

Christian Louboutin high heel shoes
$1,495 – net-a-porter.com

Proenza Schouler suede bag
$895 – lagarconne.com

Alexander Wang sling bag
£655 – net-a-porter.com

Marc by Marc Jacobs python handbag
$190 – net-a-porter.com

Yves Saint Laurent gold plated jewelry
$250 – net-a-porter.com

Happy Shopping!!

DIY Christmas.

Yesterday, I talked about homemade/edible Christmas gifts and I hinted that I had a few DIY (do-it-yourself) projects for you to try as well. I’ve always wanted to be that creative girl who makes all of her own jewelry and copies every major runway trend, but I’ve honestly never even tried. I’m making a change this Christmas! Here are a few great ideas I found on some of my favorite blogs…

If you’re making something for the girl who loves jewelry and accessories…

via Jak & Jil. Friendship bracelet tutorial here.

via Honestly…WTF. Braided Hex Nut bracelet tutorial here.

If you’re looking for an inexpensive and creative gift to bring your host/hostess, try this…

Wine Bag Kit sold here. Tutorial here.

For the girl/guy who is addicted to Instagram, try framing a few of their favorites or making an Instagram photo collage.

photos and inspiration via Girls on the Style and Because I’m Addicted.

If your gift recipient has an iPad (or is getting one for Christmas), save them some money and make them a bright and bold iPad case.

via P.S. – I Made This. Full tutorial here.

And for the girl who likes to stand out…

via Just B. Full tutorial here.

There are so many other great DIY projects online. If you do a little research, you can find instructions to make pretty much anything you want. These are the ones I’m thinking about making for my family members…and myself. If you do end up making something, please post it on my facebook page or tweet me a picture of it! I’d love to see how they all turn out!

Christmas Gift Guide: For Him

I’m a single girl right now, but I do have a baby brother (who’s actually 22 and about 8 inches taller than me) and a “cool” dad so I’m always brainstorming good Christmas ideas for them.

I threw in some fitness items because they both exercise daily, but I’ve also included a few “clean-up” items for when they go out. My brother would wear every single item on this list so for any of you dating a 20-something guy, take notes.

*disclaimer: I obviously have expensive taste and I know a lot of the items I post are a bit pricey. That does not mean that I always buy those things. That’s just where I start. I find what I love and then if I can’t afford it, I find the best less-expensive version of it. I think mixing highs and lows is the best thing about fashion and it makes shopping more fun. (Post on that coming soon…)

Gift Guide: For Him


Christmas Gift Guide: Winter Runner

It’s Saturday and, although I’ll be in a final exam this afternoon, I’m guessing most of you will be out Christmas shopping. I’m super behind on my shopping, and by behind I mean haven’t even started, so during my study breaks I’ve been online window shopping. You know what that means! You’re getting your very own JerrellReneeRun’s Gift Guides! Starting with (what else?) a runner’s Christmas list.

A Runner's Christmas List

 


Nike activewear
$50 – nordstrom.com
Every runner needs a pair of warm-weather running tights this season. Besides Lululemon, Nike is my go-to brand for running gear because it lasts forever and always delivers.

Nike activewear
$175 – nike.com
Nike keeps sending me emails taunting me with this jacket. It’s pricey, but it’s wind and water resistant (you’d be surprised how many running jackets aren’t), it has thumbholes and hand warmers and a thermal lining. I hope you’re reading this Mom!

It’s no secret that I love this shirt. I have it in 3 colors and I want 13 more. It keeps me so warm and this pink color will keep me looking cute even when I’m freezing.

Equipment sports activewear
$25 – lululemon.com
I just love all Lulu water bottles. This one says “I love running…it makes my calves look good in heels.” This is a cute stocking stuffer for the runner in your life.

I’ve recently fallen back in love with yoga and it has become essential to my half-marathon training. I think every runner should try a yoga class at least once a week to get a good stretch and with this mat, they’ll have no excuse not to go.

Nike shoes
$100 – nike.com
I’ve been wanting to try out a pair of barefoot running shoes for a while now, but I didn’t want to risk an injury while I was building my training base. Now that I have my training calendar and noticed that I have lots of easy mid-week runs, I think now would be a good time to test them out. These have a shield so they stay dry in rain and snow.

I already have 2 Garmin watches (remember that compulsive shopping problem), but I’m still interested in this watch. Not only does it track your runs using GPS like the Garmin watches, it syncs with Nike+. I use a Nike+ app on my phone and I’ve become obsessed with logging miles and winning challenges. It’s such a great motivation tool.

These Nike gloves were all over the Hot Chocolate 15k expo last weekend. I love that they have fleece on the inside because I’ve noticed that during long runs, my hands stay chilly through the entire run. I need these in my life as soon as possible.

First of all, this headband is super cute. Second, it covers your ears. Do I need to explain anything else? I didn’t think so.