Style

Winter Layers in Paris

I was looking through old photos and realized I never posted this set from my birthday trip to Paris last winter. My first thought was, WOW what I would give to wander the streets of Paris right now, and then I thought, gosh, when will we ever be able to travel internationally again?! I can tell you one thing, I will never take any of it for granted again! Winter Layers in ParisGrey Winter CoatI’ve had this beautiful Soia+Kyo coat (another option) for several years now, and it’s one I never plan on giving away. It’s classic and timeless, and the best part is the collar is removable so you can wear it in the fall and winter. I love pairing it with an all black outfit, but it also looks stunning with a grey + camel look, or even head to toe creamy white look. You can see it styled other ways here and here. Over the knee bootsThese Stuart Weitzman over the knee boots have been a staple in my wardrobe for almost a decade! They’re my favorite OTK boot style, and have held up after all of these years. They’re incredibly warm, sleek and comfortable, which makes them an ideal shoe to walk around a city in for hours and hours. I love them so much I own them in 2 other colors. Chanel Flap BagI often get asked what my absolute favorite bag is or what I suggest as the one designer bag you should have in your closet…and it’s hands down my classic Chanel Flap bag. This is the medium size in black, with caviar leather. I saved up my nannying $ in college and bought it for myself for my 21st birthday. It was a huge splurge at the time, but it’s held up beautifully (it still looks brand new 11 years later), and also appreciated in value (I think it’s almost doubled in price!) There are a ton of great secondhand stores you can look at if you don’t want to buy it new. I’ve bought designer bags from Rebag in the past, and been really happy with them!
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Valentine's Day Treats

Whether you love or hate Valentine’s Day, are single or in a relationship, can we all just agree it’s the perfect excuse to buy ourselves frivolous, girly things?! I mean come on… we could all use another luxurious candle, delicious smelling bubble bath, a pretty PJ set, a silk eye mask, or a new lipgloss! Here are a few fabulous, indulgent treats. Valentine’s Day Treats This is my favorite lip mask – I actually use it as a regular lip balm throughout the day. The vanilla scent is amazingggg. I have this robe in the shorter version, and let me tell you, it is such beautiful quality. Silky and luxurious. Treat yourself to a chic Hermes dish for your nightstand to hold rings or necklaces. This Laundress delicate laundry wash is ideal for lingerie. This silk lace cami comes in this gorgeous neutral color…swoon. These Hanky Panky thongs are the best, and this pair is extra fun! Spray just a touch of my everyday perfume Diptyque Eau Duelle for a romantic date night or night at home. Shop more goodies below, including this edible wax candle (oh la la!) and make sure to see more of my go-to Valentine’s goodies from last year!
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Snow Day

We’ve had one big snowfall this winter and I’m hoping for at least one more because it’s so gorgeous! A question I get a lot is, how do you dress for the cold, but still look cute?! This is something I’ve had to master over the years from living in NYC and now CT. The best advice I can give you is to invest in quality pieces made of warm material like wool and cashmere, and lots of neutrals so you can mix and match everything! Snow Day OutfitCamel CoatGerard Darel sent me this stunning camel coat a few weeks ago and it’s by far my favorite everyday camel coat. It’s such a rich tan color, fits perfectly (runs TTS) and it’s on sale! I love that it has a belt that cinches the waist and really locks in the heat! I linked a few other camel coats I’m loving like this one, this one and this one. Snow BootsThese Sperry snow boots are the BEST and I’ve been wearing these as my go-to winter boot for years. They’re thick and warm, but easy to walk in (that’s key), and not insanely heavy. They have a nice lining and are relatively sleek in terms of snow boot standards. Dog CoatsThis little dog coat is adorable isn’t it?! I picked it up at a store in town, but found it online here. It keeps Charlie warm for our daily walks. He’s wearing an XS and weighs about 12 lbs for reference :) Shop my snow day friendly outfit below!
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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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