Thursday, December 18, 2014

BRYANT PARK

Sometimes I have to take a minute to stop and think about how fortunate and lucky I am to live in the city I do. Year round there are always new places to check out, restaurants to try, and events to attend, but the holiday season is truly special. During the holidays I absolutely love checking off the traditional landmarks and festivities that characterize the city. Matt and I knew we were nuts for  bringing Hadley into Bryant Park with us around the holidays, but we just couldn't leave her out of the fun. During the winter month Bryant Park transforms into the winter village, and sets up a plethora of holiday shops and various food vendors. The ice skating rink is always the main attraction, as well as the decorated tree. It really is a great place to walk around (and, of course, people watch) this time of year - so long as you can deal with the crowds. For this outing, I paired my fair isle sweater with a puffy vest and over the knee boots, which to me is the perfect cozy weekend outfit.









Fair Isle Sweater // Black Puffer Vest, old (identical + on sale here) // Skinny Jeans // Over the Knee Boots c/o // Crossbody, old c/o (similar) // Beanie // Ray-Ban Aviators // Nars Lipstick "Heat Wave"


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

GIFT GUIDE - STOCKING STUFFERS

If you are like me, I often get wrapped up in focusing on the main gifts I want to give and sometimes forget my favorite part...stocking stuffers! I always enjoy finding unique and exciting items that are stocking stuffer size, but also serve a great purpose. I listed a few of my favorites below and would love to hear if you all have a go-to stocking stuffer ideas. Also, I am obsessed with these cozy pajama pants that are under $30. Slightly bigger then stocking size, but perfect for xmas morning :)

stocking stuffer idea, gifts for her


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

SLEEVELESS COAT

This past weekend happened to be the annual Santacon and while I participated several years back,  I have officially aged out of this debauchery.  So we spent Saturday attempting to dodge the Santasalthough, let me tell you, this is easier said than doneand we headed to a brewery in the West Village to celebrate a friend's birthday. The air was crisp so I decided to pile on a few heavier layers (knowing once inside it was going to get very warm). This chunky turtleneck sweater from J.Crew has been on repeat and I tossed on a thicker sleeveless coat over top, which has a small leather trim (my favorite feature). I hope you all are having a great week!  

sleeveless coat, turtleneck sweater, leather backpack, how to layer clothes

sleeveless coat, turtleneck sweater, leather backpack, how to layer clothes

sleeveless coat, turtleneck sweater, leather backpack, how to layer clothes

sleeveless coat, turtleneck sweater, leather backpack, how to layer clothes

sleeveless coat, turtleneck sweater, leather backpack, how to layer clothes

sleeveless coat, turtleneck sweater, leather backpack, how to layer clothes

sleeveless coat, turtleneck sweater, leather backpack, how to layer clothes

sleeveless coat, turtleneck sweater, leather backpack, how to layer clothes

Sheinside Sleeveless Coat (allow extra shipping time) c/o // Turtleneck Sweater (on sale!) // Coated Denim // Ankle Booties, old (similar + similar - on sale!) // Dolce Vita Backpack c/o // Ray-Ban Aviators

SHOP THE POST:8990I

Monday, December 15, 2014

TUNIC SWEATER

Monday is back in full force and per usual the weekend flew by. This time of year I have a never ending to do list, and took advantage of some free time this weekend to get a few more holiday gifts crossed off my list. I do however have a terrible habit of shopping for myself as I shop for others - seriously some of these holiday sales are just way too tempting! Ever since Marissa Webb stepped on board as the new Creative Director for Banana Republic, I have been so in love with their current offerings. Classic meets contemporary edge gets me every time. I couldn't pass up this sweater vest (also comes in other colors), as it works as a simple layering piece. Banana Republic is currently offering 40% off your purchase (code: BRSANTA) so if you have any last minute gifts to cross off your list be sure to check it out!

banana republic tunic sweater, coated denim, marissa webb, black floppy hat, ankle booties

banana republic tunic sweater, coated denim, marissa webb, black floppy hat, ankle booties

banana republic tunic sweater, coated denim, marissa webb, black floppy hat, ankle booties

banana republic tunic sweater, coated denim, marissa webb, black floppy hat, ankle booties

banana republic tunic sweater, coated denim, marissa webb, black floppy hat, ankle booties

banana republic tunic sweater, coated denim, marissa webb, black floppy hat, ankle booties

banana republic tunic sweater, coated denim, marissa webb, black floppy hat, ankle booties

banana republic tunic sweater, coated denim, marissa webb, black floppy hat, ankle booties


Friday, December 12, 2014

BLACK CAPE

I have had my eye on a black cape for the longest while and finally added two to my wardrobe. Just recently I received one style from Sheinside, which is a more budget friendly option and has a slightly softer feel to it. Additionally, the other day when I was shopping Black Friday sales at Lord & Taylor (as mentioned in yesterday's post), I scored a higher-end Vince Camuto cape on sale. I thought it would be fun to shoot both capes and show you how I styled them at two different price points. One is a more casual look with the budget-friendly option and the other is styled for a dressier occasion and has notched lapels and two button closure. Which look do you prefer? Happy Friday, everyone!

how to layer, black cape, oversized scarf, over the knee boots

how to layer, black cape, oversized scarf, over the knee boots

how to layer, black cape, oversized scarf, over the knee boots

how to layer, black cape, oversized scarf, over the knee boots

how to layer, black cape, oversized scarf, over the knee boots

how to layer, black cape, oversized scarf, over the knee boots

how to layer, black cape, holiday outfit, holiday party, nye outfit

how to layer, black cape, holiday outfit, holiday party, nye outfit

how to layer, black cape, holiday outfit, holiday party, nye outfit

how to layer, black cape, holiday outfit, holiday party, nye outfit

how to layer, black cape, holiday outfit, holiday party, nye outfit

Look One: Sheinside Cape (allow extra shipping time since overseas!) c/o // J.Crew Sweater (on sale) // Joe Fresh Scarf c/o // Skinny Jeans // French Connection Bag // Beanie // Aviators // Off Broadway Shoes c/o 

Look Two: Cape (on sale!) // Tuxedo Blouse, old (similar) // J. Crew Pants (on sale!) // Mule Pumps c/o // Clutch // Juliet & Company Necklace c/o