Feeling French in LA

December 22, 2017


How cute is this beret? I'm so glad they're back in style - M Loves M @marmar

Would you believe that this might be one of my favorite outfits I’ve worn this past year?! Usually I feel like I’m not the best with layering {I’m not a pro living in SoCal}, but I think I did well on this one. Maybe it’s the combo of the skirt with the over the knee boots- always a good combo, or maybe it’s the gray plaid coat, or maybe, just maybe, it’s the black pearl beret. Either way, I’m totally loving this outfit and will be wearing different versions of it over the next few weeks!

love this casual outfit with a beret love how cozy this plaid poncho is this pearl beret is so pretty and the perfect accessory - M Loves M @marmarthe coziest plaid poncho for this time of year a pretty holiday casual look - M Loves M @marmar this pearl beret is so pretty and the perfect accessory - M Loves M @marmar a pretty holiday casual look - M Loves M @marmar this pearl beret is so pretty and the perfect accessory - M Loves M @marmar

I’m definitely feeling French in LA with this beret. I am one of those people that is always a little unsure when I put a hat on {for some reason they make me feel slightly self-conscious}, but I love this one. A beret is such an iconic hat and while the pearls are classic as well, the addition makes it feel more modern. I just adore it! Also, this star necklace would be such a great gift. It’s one of my favorites right now!

How cute is this beret? I'm so glad they're back in style - M Loves M @marmar love this skirt and over-the-knee boots together excited for the holiday season


jacket . sweater {obsessed with the bangs on the model!} . similar skirtsplurge boots & save boots . beret . necklace {would be such a great gift!} . braelet one . bracelet twolipstick in Carmin Escarpin .

I think I chose a good final outfit post for 2017! I say final because I’m going to be taking a little blog break over the holidays. I took this break last year, after wishing I took it the previous year, and I am so so glad I did. One of the hardest things about what I do is knowing when to shut off. I’m so passionate about this blog and the community we’ve built so sometimes I feel like I could be working 24 hours a day. With Matthew off work, friends in town, and family to visit, I’m going to try to be as present with them as I can. It’s important for them, but I also think I need this time for me, too. I’m going to try to update Instagram every day or so, just to say hi,  but my goal is to really enjoy this “time off” so that I can come back in 2018 feeling refreshed and re-inspired. I hope you all understand! I have some exciting things planned for 2018 and I can’t wait to share them all with you!! Also, I’m always curious about the posts you like or ones you want to see more of! If you leave a comment letting me know below I’ll enter you into today’s special giveaway. I’ve been posting them on Instagram but I’d love to have one of you win! Thank you so much in advance!!

Have a great weekend everyone and Merry Merry Christmas!


P.S. I’m in the process of doing a big closet purge if you’re interested in anything! I’ll be donating a portion of what I sell to St. Jude’s. In the past, I’ve donated to a non-profit benefiting those with Ovarian Cancer, and another for rescue pups. Kids are where my heart is these days so I thought St. Jude’s would be a good one. Check it out if you’re interested. Most of the items are very gently worn.

photos by Jordan Zobrist

  • mybeautrip .com

    Love this parisien style and your coat is just amazing!



  • Louis Dupond

    A fantastic black and white outfit with many different “prints” … I like it 😉


  • Michelle Gibson

    Loving this look! The boots are beautiful and the hat is so fun! I’m always self conscious about hats too but I do love them. So glad you’re taking a little break! Well-deserved. Enjoy time with your family and friends. Merry Christmas!

    • thank you Michelle!! It was so nice to take a little break. I definitely needed it!

  • You look amazing in this outfit and that beret is so festive and fun! Happy holidays to you and yours! – Kristin | It’s Kristin

    • thank you Kristin!! Hope you enjoyed the holidays too! So sad to say goodbye to them but looking forward to the new year!

  • Kelly

    I adore this look! So beautiful Mara and inspiring my Christmas ensemble right now! Definitely enjoy that break with your boys 🙂 Merry Christmas!

    • thank you so much Kelly! Ah it was so nice to have a little break!

  • Natali

    Oh my Mara!!! I have completely fell in love with this outfit! You are looking way too adorable here and yes, so Parisienne!
    Enjoy your time off with your family and friends, you have deserved it! Happy holidays!!!


    • aw thanks Natali!! I can so see you in an outfit like this! I feel like we have similar taste!

  • Rach

    I love the mixture of prints in this outfit!! And that beret is so cute!! I love the pearl embellishments!


    • aren’t the pearls fun!? Definitely what hooked me!

  • Mallory Thompson

    Mara, I love your personal style posts and I love your family updates! To be honest, the only posts I don’t love are recipes – but that’s just because I’m never in the kitchen! Haha! Thank you for yet another year of amazing content <3 Have a very merry Christmas!

    • thanks so much for this feedback Mallory! Really appreciate it!!

  • You pearl beret Mara! Oh my goodness, so chic! I love hehe.
    Take your break. It’s Christmas and it’s important to be present with friends and family so we understand. Enjoy yourself 🙂

    Mich x

    • thanks so much Mich! It was so nice to take a break 🙂

  • Mara, I can not get over how beautiful you always look! This outfit is so chic and I always love reading your family updates. Happy holidays!

    Mia | http://www.verymuchmia.com

    • thank you Mia!! I appreciate this feedback! More family posts it is!!

  • I love your outfit posts, and all of the posts about life updates and your baby boy. Always special getting to see what bloggers are up to in their downtime 🙂 Happy holidays & enjoy your time off!

    • thanks so much Caroline! This is great feedback! Hope you enjoyed the holidays!

  • Rosemary Bostic

    Good for you!! St. Jude’s is the best organization! Enjoy your time off!

    • they are really great aren’t they?! So happy to donate to them!!

  • Carla

    Love the outfit but love the charitable giving element even more! So classy!


    • thank you so much Carla!! I hope your year is off to a great start!

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