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?

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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.

Amazon Fashion Haul: Last Minute Holiday Outfits

Amazon Fashion Haul: Last Minute Holiday Outfits
Casual Winter Outfits

Sweater Dress | Boots

Earlier this year, I started doing a monthly Amazon fashion haul and it has been such a hit! I search Amazon up and down and purchase about 10 pieces of the best quality, affordable pieces from Amazon. Well,  my December Amazon haul might have been my favorite haul thus far. This order has brought my favorite new winter fashion staples.

Can searching for fashion on Amazon be a chore? Yes, you must search and search some more but Amazon has some really cute items! I am able to find the exact pieces all the popular online boutiques have but on Amazon. The best part is, these pieces are much more affordable on Amazon.

The theme of the December Amazon haul is “cute outfits for a fun night out with your friends from high school”. Who doesn’t want to look their best when they run into the cute boy you sat behind in geometry?  During the holiday season, there are always so many casual meet-ups and a new, cute outfit is exactly what is needed for those nights out.

Holiday Outfits

Sequin Mules | Faux Leather Skirt | Star Sweater

Last week, I did an Instagram try on session of this December haul and that  is saved under my highlights on Instagram.

Okay, lets get to the fun winter fashion.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Winter Fashion Trends That I Am So Excited About

Winter Fashion Trends That I Am So Excited About

A new season is upon us, time for new fashion trends, right? Well, at least I think so. I am not a fashion trend forecasting expert but I love to find the cutest trends for every season and translate those trends into outfits for the everyday girl.

A few of these winter trends are continuations from fall but I am beyond excited they are following us to winter because a world without animal print is a world I’m not ready for. If you read my fall trends post then you know I have been excited about pleats, leopard print and leather for a while and I am ecstatic that these trends are following us to winter.

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I recently posted on Instagram my own take on these winter trends. This winter white chenille sweater and velvet shoes will be on repeat all winter long. who knew velvet sneakers were a thing? I didn’t and I don’t know how I lived without them.

When searching online I could not find a list of winter trends that was targeted at someone like myself. All of the trend posts that I read were for high fashion, big budget ladies and well that just is not me. In an effort to stay true to my roots, this post is for all of those ladies out there whose Saturday nights might be spent at a local dive bar and their clothing budgets are much more conservative.

Because of where I live (Hello, beautiful Palm Springs) I do not get to wear traditional winter clothes on the daily but the good thing about my list is all of these trends have an option that is appropriate for us ladies who live in a more mild climate. If I am going to be completely honest, I am not a big fan of the cold. I love to visit the cold for a weekend and then rush back to my warm, sunny home.

Note: If you see something below that you are interested in always make sure to click on the link for accurate pricing. When I link on my blog sometimes the images do not display the sale price.

Now let’s get to my favorite fashion trends this winter

Velvet

 

Leather

 

Animal Print

 

Faux Fur

 

Silver

 

Tweed

 

Rust

 

Pleats

 

Winter White

 

Capes

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The Best Cyber Monday Sales & Deals

The Best Cyber Monday Sales & Deals

Thanksgiving is over so it is officially Christmas Season, yay! Christmas season brings some of my favorite things like watching all my favorite movies, eating all the delicious cookies and ALLLLLL the sales.

Y’all know I freaking love a deal so this season of sales is like my own personal super bowl! I am not a big Black Friday person because who wants to eat a huge meal just to turn around and leave first thing in the morning or even worse at midnight that night. This Black Friday I took my nephew out for ice cream and mini golf, it was a Black Friday well spent. While I don’t love Black Friday I am a big fan of is Cyber Monday, I do 90% of my shopping online so of course, I love a day dedicated to online shopping.

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A look into what I was actually doing on Black Friday! Outfit details.

I WAS working on this whole blog post about how Cyber Monday is the perfect time to knock out all of your Christmas shopping (blah, blah, blah) but then I started to look at the sales and what items I was most excited about and turns out Cyber Monday is the perfect time to shop for yourself. OOOOPPPS.

Okay, I have read a ton about the post-Thanksgiving sales and it appears Black Friday is prominently for electronics while Cyber Monday is for FASHION. I’m not sure of the reasoning but if I was to guess I would think it has something to do with the shipping costs, but who really knows? Actually, if you do know the reasoning behind that, let me know!!

I have been reading and prepping and hunting and searching so much for this post so I hope it helps you find exactly what your closet needs this holiday season.

Now let’s get to the deals!

The 12 best stores for Cyber Monday Deals and the items I am OBSESSING over.

Gap

50% off everything

Lucky Brand

50% off all regular priced items and 60% off all sale

Loft

50% off your entire purchase.

Use code: Cyber.

Old Navy

40% off your entire purchase

Abercrombie & Fitch

50% off entire purchase and an additional 15% off select outerwear

Fossil

30% off full-price + extra 40% off sale

Use Code: BF30

Lord & Taylor

20% regular & sale priced items AND an additional $25 off every $200 spent

Use Code: Bonus

J Crew

50% off your entire purchase

Use Code: TGIF

Levi’s

40% off everything and free shipping

Use Code: Indigo

Forever 21

Extra 50% off sale and TONS of doorbusters

Target

BOGO 60% Clothing, Shoes & Accessories

Amazon

Up to 50% on women’s fashion. Amazon is tricky because their deals come and go so fast so its just one of those places you have to keep your eye on. It seems that the best deals are on the Amazon brands so if you are looking to stock up on some basics, this is the time to do it.

Happy Shopping!

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