The Best High Rise Jeans

The Best High Rise Jeans

In 2018, I experienced lots of big life changes, one of the biggest changes has been going from working in an office every day to working from home. I’ve since moved all of my cute pencil skirts and button-down shirts to the back of the closet and now have a very, very casual work wardrobe. If I wanted to walk around all day in pajamas, I could, but I really don’t enjoy looking like a hot mess all day every day. In an effort to not look like a slob every day, I always make sure that I slip into a good pair of jeans while I am working from home.

A few years ago I discovered high waisted jeans and I have not looked back. High waisted jeans are my JAM! Seriously, what’s not to love? They suck you in where you need it and create the illusion of longer legs. I have a very long torso and short legs so high waisted jeans are everything I need.

Not only do I find high waisted jeans flattering but they stay in place and I never have to worry about bending over. Feeling appropriate in low rise jeans can be quite the obstacle.

Blue Jean Baby, LA Lady

The first pair of high waisted jeans that I purchased were the Levi’s 721, a great introductory pair. They are comfortable, affordable and just the right amount of stretch.

Levi’s 721 High Rise Skinny Jeans

I am not much of a designer girl so, for the most part, all of my listed jeans are nondesigner. Recently, I rediscovered Abercrombie jeans and they are EVERYTHING. I went to high school in the mid-2000’s so shopping at Abercrombie and Fitch was a must! In the years following high school I parted ways with Abercrombie, it wasn’t until recently that I purchased a pair of their high rise jeans and fell madly in love with their denim.

Abercrombie Jeans

I seriously live in high rise skinny jeans, I am a big fan of a good dark wash but really love a moderately distressed jean. With all of this high rise jean wearing I’ve become quite the connoisseur, so today I am sharing the best high waisted skinny jeans.

The Best High Waisted Jeans





I’ve read that high rise jeans will no longer be the popular style in the next few years but I promise my closet will be filled with high waisted jeans forever.

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Valentine’s Day Outfit’s For The Homebody

I am going to be honest, I am not one of those girls that enjoys getting dressed up and going out for Valentine’s Day. I find all the restaurants overcrowded, overpriced, and it’s just not my thing. With all of that being said, I am still a huge fan of Valentine’s Day! HUGE! I love any day where you get to wear pink and hearts and glitter and eat lots of chocolate!

Romantic love always takes the spotlight of Valentine’s Day but I think it’s a great time to celebrate all of the love in your life. My friends and I always do a big Galentine’s Day sleepover and it is my all time favorite tradition. Do y’all celebrate Valentine’s Day with your best friends or your parents, or siblings? I really love the idea of celebrating all the love in my life on Valentine’s Day.

Casual Valentine’s Day Outfits

Red Sweater

This year for Valentine’s Day my husband and I will be at home celebrating the holiday with our sweet angel cats. My idea of a perfect Valentine’s Night is a steak dinner, a big glass of spicy red wine (if you think spicy is a weird word to describe wine then I have some wine that I need to introduce you to) and ending the evening by playing dominos while watching a movie. Oh maybe even a big dessert, yes, that sounds like the perfect evening.

Since I won’t be putting on a fancy dress and celebrating Valentine’s Day that way, I have rounded up all of my favorite Valentine’s Day clothes that will for sure get you excited to celebrate all things love at home!

Casual Valentine’s Day Outfits





What does your perfect Valentine’s Day look like? Are you like me and love a night in or would you much rather have a nice night out?

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Best Week Ever!

Guys -I’ve had the best week ever! It’s only Wednesday but it’s been a REALLY GOOD WEEK. Best week ever may be an exaturation but none the less its been a darn good week.

My week started with one of my bravo dreams coming true. I went to a recording of Watch What Happens Live and it was everything I wanted and more. Being in the same room as Andy Cohen gave me LIFE.

If you have been following my Instagram stories I am so sure you are tired of hearing about my Watch What Happens Live experience but it was SO AMAZING. The only down side to the experience was it was a celebrity night and not a housewife wife so there was not one second of Bravo talk, Boo!

So, I started my week with Andy Cohen and I am ending my week wine tasting in the central coast of California. Hello, Bravo and wine, BEST WEEK EVER!

In prep for my weekend of wine tasting on the central coast, I had to buy a few new outfits, right? and lucky for me, it’s my favorite time of year when retailers have the BEST SALES. January is the month that retailers deeply discount all of their inventory to deplete the Christmas stock and prepare for summer shipments. Moral of the story: shop more in January.

Best Of American Eagle Sale

Faux Leather Jacket

Traditionally, I don’t shop at American Eagle. If I am going to be real honest I feel like I have aged out of the store. But one of my favorite bloggers posted about an amazing American Eagle sale and it sparked my interest. I immediately went to American Eagle’s website and was shocked by the adorable sweaters and super affordable booties.

Fringe Cardigan Sweater

All of the American Eagle pieces I purchased are under $40! Yes, that includes my faux leather jacket and those booties at the bottom, too! Deals, deals, deals!

Rainbow Sweater

If you wanted to see more of these American Eagle pieces, I posted a try on session on my Instagram story highlights. I’ve been shopping a lot this month, so I’ve shared tons of fun try on sessions on Instagram.

Metallic Booties
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Pantone’s Color Of The Year: Living Coral.

Pantone’s Color of the year, an announcement that makes me so excited every year. Do I agree with the color selection every year? No way. But this year I am so excited about the selection, Living Coral is the perfect color to welcome 2019 with.

Okay, now I am going to be very honest about Pantone’s color of the year selection; while I think the color is beautiful I don’t traditionally think this color is beautiful on my fair skin. As a result, I really had to dig deep to find pieces that I am excited to incorporate into my wardrobe.

Must Have Living Coral Pieces

Pantone Color Of The Year
  1. Mac Coral Lipstick $18
  2. Splendid Sweatshirt $65
  3. Double Breasted Coat $51
  4. Tunic Sweater $45
  5. Heeled Sandal $35
  6. Bobbi Brown Blush $32
  7. Cover Up Maxi Dress $68
  8. New Balance Running Shoe $40
  9. Coral Nail Polish $12
  10. Sandal Mules $58

I have spent my entire professional career in the B2B marketing space so I know the importance of perfectly matching the Pantone shade but in this situation that was not a priority to me. Most of my selections are not exact matches for the Living Coral shade and yet I am so excited for all of these pieces.

In my new hometown of Palm Springs, bright, vibrant colors are overly loved and embraced. But as you can tell by my Instagram, my normal wardrobe consists of black clothing and lots of neutrals so this new year I am trying to mix it up. In 2019 a goal of mine is to introduce more color into my wardrobe and Pantone’s color of the year is the perfect place to start.

My all-time favorite Pantone selection was the 2016 color, that beautiful rose quartz. Pantone then followed that up with, in my opinion, the worst selection ever the 2017 color “greenery”, nope, not for me.

I hope you love these coral finds as much as I do! Are you a fan of Living Coral? What other products would you like to see in this shade?

The Most Popular Fashions Of 2018

The Most Popular Fashions Of 2018

Okay, I’ll admit it, that title is misleading. Do I know what the most popular fashion pieces from all over the world were for 2018? No. Do I know what the most popular pieces on my blog, Pinterest and Instagram were? ABSOLUTELY!

The biggest adventure of 2018 was right here, my blog, Hat On The Map. Blogging has been something my husband has encouraged for many years but it wasn’t until this year that I had the courage and confidence to pursue this dream. In 2018, I took the time to really invest my energy into making my blog dream a reality.

When I began blogging and putting my life and style out there on Instagram, I was scared. I was nervous about what my friends and acquaintances would think but let me tell you the response I received from my friends, family and strangers has been incredible.

Thanks to my blog, I am now able to regularly share all of the items I am excited about. From beauty and makeup to my favorite groceries, y’all have followed along every step of the way. The best part is, not only have you guys followed along but you have fallen in love with these items as well.

I have rounded up the most popular items from my blog, Pinterest and Instagram and am so excited to share these items with you once more.

The Most Popular Items for 2018

The below items are the most clicked on pieces from my Pinterest, blog, and Instagram. In staying true to my attainable fashion brand, everything listed can be purchased for under $50. I don’t think anyone will be surprised by this fact but 7 out of 10 of these items were purchased from Amazon. So, here we go.

High Rise Ankle Jeans

High Rise Jeans

I’m going to be honest, I feel like I am way too old to be wearing Abercrombie but these jeans are so dang flattering. It’s no wonder these jeans were the most popular item on my blog and instagram.

Revlon Colorstay Makeup

I wrote a blog post a few months back about Estee Lauder Double Wear Makeup Dupes (you can read that post here) and to no surprise, it was my most popular blog post. The dupe I sang the most praise for was the one I wear almost everyday, the Revlon Colorstay Foundation and in turn the most popular makeup item on my blog or Instagram.

Midi Sequin Dress

Sequin Cocktail Dress

Of course my birthday dress is on this list! I bought this dress for under $40 and it is the cutest, most flattering dress that I own. Also, yall know I love some sequins!!!!

Star Sweater

Casual Sweater

The most likes I ever received on an Instagram post was wearing this sweater so I am really happy this one made the most popular list!

Pink Oversized Sweater

Pink Sweater

This sweater is so comfortable and casual, you will never want to take it off. It’s listed as a sweater but I would describe it more as a knitted thermal, if that makes sense?

Knitted Turtleneck Sweater

Turtleneck Sweater

Yes, yes, yes this sweater! Oversized, comfortable and the perfect fall to winter transitional piece.

Bell Sleeve Sweater

Trumpet Sleeve Sweater

This sweater is under $13 and is quite a hit! If you live in a warm climate like myself and experience mild winters then this sweater is a necessity!

Faux Leather Skirt

Faux Leather Skirt

This skirt is seriously the most flattering skirt I have ever owned, no joke. In the past month this skirt has been featured on about half of my Instagram posts, so when I say I am obsessed I am not kidding.

Crossbody Purse

Crossbody Purse

I think this is supposed to be a dupe for the Gucci crossbody and while I am not into designer dupes, I am really into this purse.

Red Off The Shoulder Sweater

I am currently loving off the shoulder sweaters, maybe I was supposed to grow up in the 1980s. This was the perfect sweater to get me through the holiday season and the perfect shade of maroon to transition to January in.

Mocassin Slippers

I have lived in these slippers the past two weeks. Embarrassingly enough, I even wore these through the Orlando airport after one of our red-eye flights. Whatever, I love comfort.

What was your absolute favorite item that you purchased in 2018? Beyond this above list, I think my favorite item are these sequin joggers! Comfort and sequins, yes yes yes!

Thanks for following along and supporting this blogging journey of mine. I am so very thankful for every individual who has cheered me along on this scary but very exciting blogging journey. I am so excited to see what 2019 has in store.