Choker Neck Sweater

 Love the sleeve zippers on this sweater, they zip up if you want to

Love the sleeve zippers on this sweater, they zip up if you want to

 Coach 1941 collection is my new obsession! Shop my favorites below. 

Coach 1941 collection is my new obsession! Shop my favorites below. 

 Over the knee boots are a MUST

Over the knee boots are a MUST

 Oh hey there, hey.... ;)

Oh hey there, hey.... ;)

 SPCTCL glasses will transform your outfit to new level. Get your pair for 20%off with code MARLENA20 (click photo for more)

SPCTCL glasses will transform your outfit to new level. Get your pair for 20%off with code MARLENA20 (click photo for more)

 Photos by Wilson Josue Diaz

Photos by Wilson Josue Diaz

I don't think I will be able to lay off sweaters, even when spring comes (oh so so soon!). This choker sweater is a great transitional piece. I absolutely adore the fact the sleeves have zippers. You can wear it zipped up or unzipped which makes such a bold fashion statement. There is something about showing off little bit of skin, especially when sweaters tend to hide it. Nothing beats the feeling of wearing a comfortable sweater without compromising our style. And it comes in other colors too. You can style choker sweater with jeans for an everyday casual look or dress it up, like I am in this blog post. 

The leather skirt I'm wearing is from my ultimate favorite store: Maison Scotch and Soda. I love their bold and always fearless selection. Just scroll down to shop this post for my Style Your Passion approved options (for every budget). I dressed up this look with black velvet over the knee boots. Remember, you DON'T have to spend a fortune on Stuart Weitzman to look fab. Of course, if I had the luxury I would go with Stuart, but I am more than happy with other less expensive brands, their style and quality is just what you many need, like Steve Madden Issac. Those OTK boots will elevate your outfits to a new level of stylish, just wear any top - sweater - jean combo, and your look instantly becomes fresh and effortless. Isn't that the goal for all us when dressing in the morning? Looking fab without trying too hard? I know it is mine. 

My latest obsession is the Coach 1941 purse collection. Have you taken a look at it? If not, you absolutely should. They are all beautifully crafted, with super soft quality leather (you wouldn't expect less from Coach), lots of them have embellished quilted details. I chose a small cross-body bagit's always my to go to when going out or just running errands. The detail is quite incredible, the mix and mach of different textures and colors is fashion forward and just perfect for my taste. I seriously WANT them all! (someone help me with my obsession please).

My sunnies (Dumaine model) are from SPCTCL and you can get any pair you'd like for 20% off with code: MARLENA20 when entered at checkout. They have both men and women's styles, that are fashionable, trendy, great quality and won't hurt your bank, especially with my discount code ;)

On a personal note: I am writing this from the side of my mom's hospital bed. She went through a complex surgery and is in the intensive care unit on her way to recovery. It has been an extremely grueling experience for me and my family. Asking you all for continued prayers for my mom's health and overall our well being and for strength. I want to thank you in advance and a big thanks to those who have been supporting us in this process. I will forever be grateful. 

Keep your head up, always, and keep your hope alive. 

"Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayers" Romans 12:12

Love,

Marlena, Style Your Passion

Outfit Details:

Sweater / Leather Skirt / OTK Boots / Coach bag / Sunglasses / Stud Earrings / Bracelet / Necklace