Currently Coveting

Hello! I’ve been a bit MIA because I’ve been buried in wedding planning. What everyone says is true….it really is like having a second full time job. There are SO many moving parts and details you’d never even think of! I’m excited to share more about that process, since I’ve met a ton of incredible vendors along the way! Anyways, I wanted to share a few things I’m loving right now, a few things I’ve ordered, and a few things that I’m coveting… Currently Coveting These combat boots are beautiful, on sale and come in 2 other colors. I love that they’re subtle and not super clunky looking. I ordered these ones which are similar earlier in the season. And they just came back in stock if you’re interested! I rarely see a chocolate brown leather boot like this, and these ones really caught my eye – they also come in black. I often get asked about the artwork in my living room and although the exact set of prints are sold out (they are Thom Felicia), these are almost identical and would make a great impact in any home. One of my best friends, Jesse, who also works with me, has the longest eyelashes and she told me it’s all because of Grande Lash serum. Update: after I ordered it, it sadly made my eyes red! I ordered the Grande Brow serum and have been happy with that so far, so will be keeping that. I LIVE in faux leather leggings in the winter, and you can’t go wrong with these. You will never believe that this turtleneck is from H+M and under $40!!! It looks like real cashmere, has the most luxurious (non itchy!) texture, and is the best winter staple. How fabulous is this faux croc bag? And it’s also under $40. This coat is from Topshop (I have a ton of their coats and love ’em!) and is ideal to transition into the spring with. It’s definitely one of those coats that won’t go out of style and can be worn in the fall, winter, and spring.
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Our First Home

Our First HomeI’m so excited to share more about the home we bought in Fairfield County! We bought a charming modern farmhouse in the cutest town just an hour outside NYC. The second we walked into this house, we just knew it was “the one.” It instantly felt like home. The previous owners had decorated it impeccably, and picked beautiful fixtures throughout the home. The home buying process was stressful no doubt (will share more on that later along with tips!), but it was all worth it in the end. From NYC to CTWe loved living in NYC, but after a series of events (the last straw was our apartment building getting broken into by someone who had robbed the surrounding buildings multiple times), we made the decision to leave. This wasn’t an easy decision at all, since we both not only loved the city, but loved our apartment, our doormen, and our neighbors. Everyone’s experience in the city will be different based on their own circumstances. So I can only speak to and share what ours was like during this time. Ultimately, I feel that for our family, we made the right decision, and I’ve been so pleasantly surprised at how much I love it here. I say surprised, because I didn’t envision myself “moving to the ‘burbs” for many, many years. I love big cities and need a sense of culture/liveliness wherever I am. Luckily our neighborhood has a great downtown with a nice vibe/buzz to it (even during the pandemic.) While we aren’t sharing exactly what town we moved to for our privacy, I will say, you can’t go wrong with any of the towns in Fairfield County area – they’re all beautiful. I included a ton of my favorite shops, restaurants and sites in each town on my Travel App in case you’re ever interested in visiting. Modern FarmhouseIn the coming months I can’t wait to share more photos inside our home, fun DIY projects (I’ve gotten hooked on refurbishing estate sale finds), and our kitchen renovation which is hopefully happening this spring! Our home is new-ish, but doesn’t look or feel “too new” if you know what I mean? It still has a real sense of charm and coziness to it. For our kitchen reno, I’m swapping out the more traditional elements like the white cabinets and stainless steel appliances, for slightly more modern/unique elements like mushroom/taupe colored cabinets, gold hardware, a plaster hood, and cool veiny marble countertops. My design inspo for the process is Eye Swoon; her kitchen is to die for! And this black La Cornue oven is at the top of my wish list! Year of ChangeWhile 2020, was certainly a year of change for all of us, I’m personally really grateful and happy about where I’ve landed. I’m so looking forward to sharing more tidbits of our home and life here in Connecticut! If you’re contemplating a move or just in need of a little bit of guidance right now… I highly recommend reading these posts; Life On Your Own Timeline, Advice On Moving And Changes, Dealing With Uncertainty.
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Our Engagement

I am so excited to share that Thomas and I got engaged in Miami in early November! It’s been such a special time for both of us! With the holiday craziness I didn’t get a chance to post about our engagement on here. I wanted to share a few engagement details and photos with you! The Engagement Thomas flew me to Miami the first weekend of November. We checked into my favorite hotel; Soho Beach House. It was soooo nice to have a change of scenery and stick our toes in the sand. We relaxed the first day and ordered room service – their food is the absolute BEST. The second day is a bit of a blur now haha… we hung by the pool, and then that evening right before dinner, Thomas led me to the beach where he proposed! He had my favorite photographer hiding behind a beach stand capturing our special moment. I was in shock, and couldn’t stop smiling. Having this set of photos to capture that joy right during and after the proposal is truly priceless! After the proposal we took it all in, and then got ready for dinner at my favorite restaurant; Casa Tua. Engagement Outfit Details I packed a ton of white outfits for our weekend, knowing that something was up if we were flying to Miami on a whim! We had talked about a ring design together months prior, so luckily he knew exactly what shape and style I liked. This is something I suggest all couples discuss beforehand because you wear your engagement ring everyday and it’s a huge investment, so you want to be absolutely in love with it! I showed him photos of rings I loved (Amal Clooney’s was my #1 inspo) and he had it made from there. The style I ended up going with was an emerald cut diamond with tapered baguettes on each side. Classic and timeless! The outfit I wore was a two piece set I had sitting in my closet for years from Zimmermann. All of their pieces are special, intricate and feminine. While the exact outfit I’m wearing has since sold out, I’ve linked similar options below! Engagement Photos Our photographer, Bailey Ann, was so sweet and made us feel so comfortable. She snapped a ton of photos of us just being natural and elated. She is a genius when it comes to capturing those beautiful, in-between, organic moments! I was smiling ear to ear and in shock/high on adrenaline the entire time. Minutes before Thomas proposed, a hurricane was actually moving in on us, so he only had a small window (about 20 minutes) until it started to downpour! I love the moodiness and clouds that are behind us in these photos! The impending hurricane really made the pictures that much more gorgeous and ironically enough, the lighting was perfect (not too bright/not too dark.) Once it started raining, we ran up to our room and danced on the balcony and bed. My best friend had martinis sent up to our room waiting for us and Thomas had a huge bouquet of white roses on the nightstand. I’m so excited about this next chapter and feel so lucky that I get to be with my soulmate! Thank you so much for your well wishes, love and excitement – we are truly over the moon! Zimmermann top (similar, similar)Zimmermann skirt (similar, similar)Lee Brevard earrings (this charm and this charm)
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A Classic Sweater Dress

I’ve been looking for the perfect sweater dress for a while, and I finally found it!!! Seriously though, I am verrrry particular about sweater dresses. The fabric can’t be too sheer or thin, and it also can’t be super thick or bulky. It has to lay comfortably against my frame, and also look cute with over the knee boots. This one fits the bill and is under $15! A Classic Sweater DressA classic sweater dress can be styled a zillion different ways! This one from Walmart’s fashion section comes in several colors; taupe, black, gray, blue, burgundy. It runs a bit big, so you can absolutely size down (or just throw it in the dryer and shrink it a bit!) You can wear it with over the knee boots, or slippers around the house. You can throw on a cool houndstooth coat over it for a tailored look, or a teddy coat for a cozy vibe. And you can even pair it with a faux fur vest or leather jacket. My girlfriend just bought this leopard coat and said it is amazingggg in person – it would look beautiful with a black sweater dress! Cozy Winter StaplesIf you’re looking for a casual cowl neck sweater, you can’t go wrong this one from Time and Tru. I own several pieces from the Time and Tru collection at Walmart and am constantly impressed. You may remember this simple draped cardigan I wear all the time from there! If you’re looking for a good winter bootie, I wore these black faux snakeskin ones all winter. What’s nice is I didn’t have to worry about them getting wet or snowed on, and for how high the heel is, they’re actually really easy to walk in! I just saw these light brown knee high boots pop up at the Scoop collection at Walmart and am thinking of ordering them next! Shop my entire look below! And if you’re in the market for cute Christmas PJs or accessories be sure to check out their selection here!
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