LA by Diana - Personal Style blog by Diana Marks: December 2015

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December 16, 2015

Scotland Fashion

My trip to Scotland was brief but full of memories. The weather was terrible that weekend - it was rainy, windy and very very cold, but it didn't stop us from having a great time full of adventures. From visiting the Edinburgh Castle, exploring spooky Greyfriars Kirkyard, having coffee breaks at the Elephant House Cafe, where JK Rowling wrote her first Harry Potter, and ending the day on a bar tour around town, there wasn't a moment not to feel bored.
As promised here is one of the looks that I wore during the trip. I was so excited to visit the country for the first time and took time to decide what look I am going to wear - tartan was on my mind and I found this perfect mini-skirt at my favorite Lulus. I wore the skirt from day into the night, switching a few items around for a glam look.

December 14, 2015

One For All

This post is sponsored by Target
This is the season of inventive ways to gift more with less. Target invites us to choose one key centerpiece (apparel or accessory) of the "perfect gift" for multiple friends, family members or colleagues.
I created three different gift packages for three different people in my life, and included the same key piece: these incredibly cute winter mittens. :)
The first gift is for my best friend's daughter Sophie. She loves everything cute and everything shiny. The mittens are perfect accessories for an 11-year-old girl, and those shiny Essie nail polish colors will definitely excite her this holiday season.

December 13, 2015

The Power of The Body

We are so close to winter and the best and most stylish item for the season, to my mind, is a turtleneck. This year I went wild and bought tons of turtlenecks in all colors imaginable. It's just so easy to throw it on and immediately add a touch of elegance to the look. But I went even more excited when I discovered the Colorado body from Wolford - it has a perfect form fitting silhouette with a light shimmering effect on the outside. A truly luxury piece to add to a classy look for a touch of class and sophistication. It's also definitely a great gift idea this holiday season ;)

December 11, 2015

London Gal

As you might now from my social media, I recently took a trip to the UK. It was such a great experience to come back to a place, which I once called home - rediscover myself and more importantly, reflect on my life especially considering the important changes I am going through. One might say that vibrant London is not the best place to reflect, but since it has a special place in my heart, it definitely was the perfect option. I walked around local streets, caught up with friends and met a few new interesting people, but most importantly, I recharged myself emotionally and simply had a great time. 
To stay stylish on this trip I relied on my favorite Lulus, which saved me on my previous European trip back in June. I managed to find perfect outfits both for London and Edinburgh (where I went for a weekend) and this one is my London look: vegan leather pants, true Londoner booties and obviously a hat. Stay tuned for my true Scottish look in Edinburgh :)

December 7, 2015

Accessories First


This post is sponsored by Target
Most of the time when we style our look we add accessories at the very end, to complete the outfit. But this time around, Target is challenging all of us to make accessories a priority and start styling our looks with them to spice up an outfit by inspiring unlikely twists in your style - especially with winter accessories which are decked out in sparkles, shine, metallics or fur. ;) 
I was challenged to create two looks inspired by my favorite accessory from Target's Wonderlist (search "Wonderlist" on Target.com). I chose the fluffy and very cozy faux fur scarf, which is perfect for winter, and came up with two looks
For the first look, I thought it would be great to have a tight turtleneck sweater underneath the scarf to draw all the attention to the scarf. For the second one, I added a winter dress with leggings and booties for a little more casual feel. Both looks are styled with gray colors, which I think is a great color combo with white.
So make dressing a little more fun and glamorous this season by starting a look with your favorite scarf, fur, clutch, bag, hat or mittens. ;) Let me know if you already have something in mind. And by the way, Target offers FREE standard SHIPPING (3-5 business days) and returns on ALL orders from now through December 25.