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Style Inspired: Joan Smalls’ Turtleneck and Dress Combo



If you want inspiration for an outfit idea this weekend, look no further than Joan Smalls. The gorgeous supermodel stepped out in Paris wearing a burnt orange turtleneck beneath a black dress with a denim jacket. The ensemble is a homage to the nineties and I am obsessed! The color of the top is perfect for the winter season, and it goes great with the dress.

Add an oversized denim jacket – preferably in the light wash hue – and rock it off your shoulders.


If you’ve got thigh high boots similar to her – i.e. lace up boots – then absolutely add them for an edgy touch. If that’s too much to you for a daytime look, you can always swap them out for regular thigh high boots.

Me personally, I would wear this combo with either black booties or to go even more casual, Adidas superstars. The key to the look is the color of the turtleneck paired with the strappy dress – a spaghetti strap number is the best choice.

As always though, choose items that you are comfortable in but also pieces that can be re-worn in many different ways.


burnt orange turtleneck: here and here.

black dress: here and here and here.

denim jacket: here.

Boots: here.

All Day



harem pants cropped turtleneck photo 1


Turtleneck, Forever 21, $10-15 (I don’t remember exact price) // Pants, Forever 21, $22 (my sister gave it to me) // Heels, Topshop, on sale for $94 // Ray Bans, Nordstrom, $190 // Purse, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Nordstrom Rack, $160 // Michael Kors Rose Gold Watch, Nordstrom, $275 // Lips: OCC Cosmetics lip tar in Anita

Hi! It’s been a busy couple of weeks!  I’m Persian and Persian New Years (Noruz) is around the corner. In our culture, New Years is a time of new beginnings and getting rid of the things you don’t need in life.  It’s also all about cleaning up your home and life.  I’ve been slowly but surely cleaning up and organizing.  My birthday is coming up soon so I’m excited on starting a new year a year older! 🙂

Anyways, back to this fashion post.  I went to a brunch in Newport Beach and decided to build an outfit around these harem pants/joggers.  They are actually my sister’s–she gave them to me because it didn’t fit her well.  I decided to pair it with a Forever 21 gray crop top which was slightly see through.  I added a pair of Topshop lace ups, and my Ray Bans.  I like how this outfit consists of shades of beige, including my Marc by Marc Jacobs purse.

I am heading off to the gym–I’ve been on a exercise plan for a few weeks.  Ever since I got my FitBit Charge I have been focused on weight loss and toning up.  A FitBit Charge is a band you wear around your wrist at all times (except for showering or swimming) and it measures how many steps you take, how many calories you’re burning, miles you walked, and stairs you’ve used.  I love it so much because it makes me accountable for how lazy or active I am.  My goal is to get to 10,000 steps a day and 5 miles a day.  This counts every single step you take!  I also love how the Charge measures your sleep without having to push any buttons, as well as acting as an alarm.   It vibrates when people call me and tells me on the band who is calling.  This is a must have if you want to lose weight/get fit and need to see the work you put in.  It cost $130 and comes with a charger as well.  Hope everyone is having an awesome day and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!






topshop lace ups



Fall Style: Knit Dresses


With fall just around the corner, what better way to kick it off than with a comfy knit dress?  I love the ones that look like oversized sweaters–so chic and so flattering no matter your body type.  If you love the look of knit dresses, take a look at three different ways you can wear it.

All the looks share the same idea: keep the entire outfit simple–no crazy amounts of jewelry, makeup, etc.  In this case, less is more!

In the first look, Kim Kardashian styles her loose knit dress with some thigh high nude boots and a matching Celine purse. She perfectly complimented the dress with some aviators, a gold watch and dark colored nails.

Kim Kardashian Oversize Sweater Tall Nude Beige Boots Celine Purse The Lifestyle Reporter


In the next look, the model is also rocking a white sleeveless knit dress like Kim, but this time, it’s styled with a sleeveless vest in off white.  It’ important to find a vest that’s longer than the dress–it balances the look!  Add a single silver colored bangle with simple makeup and there you have it!


White Sweater Dress Sleeveless Oversize Vest The Lifestyle Reporter


This next look is my favorite!  It looks like the most comfortable oversized turtleneck!  The unique boots make it a cool, casual look.  Make sure to roll the sleeves, it keeps the look from being too polished!

Black Oversize Turtleneck Boots Simple Winter Fall Looks OOTD The Lifestyle Reporter