Hey mermaids! I am so excited to share this look with you. The weather has finally cooled down to faux-fur coat temperatures, which for me is anything under 65 degrees, and I can finally start dressing for my favorite time of year. The holiday season is fast-approaching and your agenda is about to be packed with all kinds of holiday festivities. We have all been there, it is an hour before an event and you are just staring blindly at your closet. This outfit is perfect for all those moments, it can be dressed up super chic or dressed down for a ladies brunch. An all black outfit is great to have on standby because it can work with almost any dress-code. If you regularly follow Mermaid Waves you know I am all about the track pants #trackisback, my latest find (shop here and similar) are a total upgrade, think track pants chic older sister. The side-strip with the wide-leg silhouette is so hot this season it hurts. Side note: Is anyone else ready to get ride of every tight fitting pant they own, because since I have gone wide-leg I never want to go back. Who even designed skinny jeans in the first place, literal thigh prison. Anyways, the double stripe down on this pair is super elongating and gives you major #legsfordays. As soon as the summer sun goes away the turtlenecks come to play, this Gap turtleneck (shop here) gets so much wear its not even funny. It is the perfect balance between fitted and loose, it is fitted enough to tuck into a pair of pants like I did here, but will also hide all those cookies you just ate at the Christmas party.
To bring this look to life I swapped out my usual hoops for fringe earrings (shop similar), I love statement earrings especially when my hair is back in a bun. Since I was just heading out for a casual dinner, I paired this look with chelsea boots (shop similar for under $40!), but you could swap out chelsea boots for a sassy stiletto in a bold color to dress up the look. My favorite accessory is my new Woodzee sunnies, I am sunglass obsessed and am always looking for the next best pair that aren't hundreds and hundreds of dollars. I have sat on way too many pairs of sunglasses to drop that much money of a single pair, sorry Dior. This pair is the Kourtney style by Woodzee, I picked them mostly because I wanted to feel like Kourtney Kardashian., but also because I love a good cat eye. Cat eye sunglasses are perfect for giving you a super chiseled jaw-line while playing up your cheekbones!