Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Winter Wonderland

Coat// Forever 21
Flannel// Furst of a Kind (bought at LF Robertson)
Sweater// LF Robertson
Wax Denim// Carmar Denim
Rain boots// Jeffrey Campbell
Purse// Marc by Marc Jacobs
Beanie// Free People 
Quebec City is December is LITERALLY how I imagine Christmas in my mind. I currently feel like I"m frolicking about in a Charles Dickens novel as I pass by every street corner. People are happy, there is snow on the ground, and Christmas decorations galore (and I'm basically staying in a Castle). Also the food so far has been amazing! I stopped by a cute little Maple Cafe and tried this hot milk concoction with maple butter and cinnamon and needless to say it was amazing. I'm absolutely going to be eating my way through this city... and counting down the hours until my scheduled food tour of the city! If you guys have any great recommendations for places to eat or things to see let me know!

I thought I was going to be much braver then I actually was in the cold when I got dressed in the morning. I paired my Forever 21 coat with a flannel and black sweater, a pair of waxed jeans, rain boots, and my new free people beanie obsession. I thought the coat would keep me warm enough outside and that I'd get really hot inside and take it off and stay warm with my flannel and sweater....false,false,false. Tomorrow I will probably opt for a parka.  Don't worry though I continued to make poor outfit decisions for dinner wearing a short black velvet dress and tights. 

Coat// Planet Blue (recently back in stock!)
Dress// Emma & Sam
Knee Socks// Free People
Boots// Stuart Weitzman 
Here are a few of my favorite pictures of the city so far! Thousands more will come I'm sure. I get so excited around Christmas time guys, especially when there is SNOW and i'm in some sort of magic winter wonderland! 

Any tips on dressing for the cold?! I've only lived in warm places my entire life... I could clearly use some advice. 
-Xoxo Becca 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Oldie But a Goodie

Photo Credit// Stephanie Fantauzzi
Top// LF Robertson Blvd
Jeans// Express
Choker// LF Robertson
Shoes// Steve Madden
Star Bracelets// A Marketplace in Maui
I don't know about you, but I tend to keep things in my closet for wayyyyy to long. I really hate cleaning out my closet, it takes more time and energy then I feel like I have. The bright side to my lazy disposition and somewhat messy closet, is that every once in a while I stumble upon an old gem. I recently found these old jeans I got from Express when I was an undergrad at Baylor University. I probably haven't worn or thought about these jeans in five years!! I'm absolutely loving everything about them now, probably more then I did when I first bought them! 

After being gone for Thanksgiving and being sick with Strep AND a Sinus Infection for what seems like forever, this weekend was about watching Netflix and catching up with friends over coffee! I paired these newly found favorite jeans with an oversized black button down (that boyfriend look) with a sheer back, and a bunch of large bracelets for a more put together look. I also wore my favorite black velvet choker with a large cross, it really makes me feel like a product of the 90's. It was the perfect outfit to wear in order to be comfy but cute while still feeling slightly under the weather. 

Do you guys tend to save items in your closet for too long?! Have you recently found an old item of clothing that you now love more then when you originally bought it? I'd love to hear! Also don't forget if you want to be featured on my blog or instagram account on Wednesday's hashtag your pictures #llcstreetstyle or feel free to email me laprade.rebecca@gmail.com 

I've put together some similar looks below that you can shop! Have a great week beautiful people :)

Oversized Button Downs 

Similar Denim

-Xoxo Becca 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

December Necessities: The Camel Coat

Camel Coat

Brown peacoat / Rachel Comey long coat / Long sleeve coat / Burberry cape coat / Marni red coat / Mango coat / H M cape coat, $39 / Tommy hilfiger coat / ChloƩ wool coat with belt, $1,875

This December I've been lusting over all of the different Camel Coat's I've been seeing popping up on blogs and Instagram. I think the camel coat depending on the style and fit is stylish, chic, and timeless! The coats above are a few of the ones i've been coveting...though most are far out of my price range. Before I became deathly ill on Thanksgiving I happened to catch an early Black Friday sale on Prism Boutique  and bought this coat  which I imagine will make many an appearance on the blog especially during my Canadian Christmas trip.

I've linked below some camel coats you can purchase if you want to save some money, invest some money, or go a little crazy!



Go a Little Crazy!

Are you guys loving the Camel Coat as much as I am?! What's your December Necessity? I'd love to hear all about it.

-Xoxo Becca 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Holiday Gift Ideas Under $50

In an effort to delete some pictures on my phone since it has literally no storage left, I found this picture perfect moment from my trip to Aspen last Christmas. My mom and I took this magical sleigh ride with this delightful old man who sang christmas carols and brought us hot chocolate in a thermos. I felt like I was living a Lifetime Christmas Movie. I am already counting down the days until I make new holiday memories in Quebec this year! I imagine that it will look and feel like a Charles Dickens novel, and I will stroll around various Christmas markets and eat maple syrup on ice (If you can't tell I really romanticize things in my mind). 

Anywho... I know it can be shopping for presents can be quite stressful, time consuming, and expensive! So I put together some fun gift ideas for $50 dollars and under! 

Coffee Mugs/Tumblers 

I dont know about you, but i've been an avid collector of coffee mugs since I was 10. I'm always appreciative of a new coffee mug, here are a few online I found all under $20


I feel like I'm ALWAYS in need of more pajamas, and these pajamas are all under $30! 

Phone Accessories

I'm always breaking/getting bored with my phone covers and loosing my accessories, and I have a feeling i'm not the only one! 

Stationary/Organizational Products

Who doesn't need to get a little more organized?! There's no reason to not do it in style either :) 

Home Goodies

We are big kids now and need things for our apartments and homes!

What plans do you guys have for the holiday's?! I'd love to hear about it. 

-Xoxo Becca