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Neutrals + Cashmere

This outfit combines two of my favorite things…neutrals + cashmere. It’s been SO nice being able to actually wear my fall pieces this season (last year I was living in LA and barely touched any of them because it was so warm!) I recently added this dreamy Mackage coat to my wardrobe, and I cannot tell you how much I love it. It has a gorgeous sheepskin collar which is sooooo luxurious and the longer cut makes it look super elegant. Mackage Neutral CoatI’m also loving this Mackage coat and this one – both would make great Christmas gifts for the women in your life (or yourself!) I’m wearing the first one here! FYI if you’re between sizes, I’d recommend sizing down in these coats since they tend to run a bit on the bigger side. I’m wearing a size small here, which is great with a thick sweater underneath – but I could have probably sized down even further if I wanted to wear lighter tops underneath. Cashmere ScarfI wrapped a grey cashmere scarf around my neck for an extra layer of warmth. This scarf is hands down the best item to travel with. It keeps you so cozy on the plane, and can be curled up into a pillow if need be. It comes in a zillion other colors and would also make a great gift this season. Ivory Leather BagThis ivory Hunting Season bag sold out almost immediately after I posted it on stories…it’s so darn cute isn’t it?! There’s only one left in stock here at Moda Operandi, but it does come in several other classic color combos. I’m considering pre-ordering this tan one for the spring…. I love how subtle this purse is, and the fact that it goes with legit everything in my wardrobe! I linked to several other affordable ivory bags below like this one, this one and this one. Shop the rest of my outfit below!
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Gifts I'm Giving This Year

Each year I do a very concise number of gift guides. I personally don’t think it makes sense to do a zillion gift guides – that’s just overwhelming! I wanted to share the gifts I’m actually giving my loved ones this year which will hopefully make your shopping experience a whole lot easier! (And let’s hope they aren’t reading this post haha…) Gifts For Him For Thomas – I’m getting him an Away suitcase because he travels a TON for work and keeps commenting how much he loves my Away bag whenever we take trips. It’s funny I have several roller suitcases that are WAY more expensive than my Away bag, yet 99.9% of the time I reach for my Away bag. I’m also getting him a beautiful card case (linked several others below – really loving this one) because he prefers a thinner style wallet versus a traditional size one and his current one is falling a part! And lastly – this beautiful water resistant jacket from Banana Republic. For my dad – I’m getting him this fun record player and records because he just moved into a new home and loves classic music. I’m also getting him a round of golf at The Phoenician – an amazing course in our hometown in Arizona, and this quilted jacket for chillier evenings. Gifts For Her For my sister – She always takes my skincare products when she comes over, so I’m getting her this Tata Harper skincare essentials kit with some of my favorite products from the line that I know she will love! I’m also getting her a Le Creuset pot because she loves to cook for her new husband! For my mom – My mom is super sentimental and loves photos of us all over her house. I’m going to get her beautiful Ralph Lauren silver frames (also love these) with some of my favorite pictures. I’m also getting her these cashmere lined leather gloves and a Delta flight gift certificate so she can visit her best friend in London! Gifts For The Dog Lover For Charlie – He needs a warm sweater for the winter – and I’m eyeing this cashmere cable knit sweater and this cute little monogram one for him!!! I love this plaid dog bed, and I will of course be spoiling him with some of his favorite treats! Splurgeworthy Gifts For Her For myself – These are things I want, but haven’t gotten around to buying so they’re on my mental wishlist. I’d love to try the Augustinus Bader Rich Cream. I tried the regular cream from the line a few months ago and to be honest, I wasn’t impressed with it. BUT everyone says I should have gotten the RICH cream because it’s wayyyy better – so I’d love to see what the hype is all about! I’m dying to try SKIMS shapewear by Kim Kardashian. I’m a sucker for simple, neutral underwear – and I feel like her core control thongs would be amazing for tight dresses!!! I need a new Iluminage silk eye mask – and this set sounds heavenly. I’ve been using this eye mask for years and mine is on it’s last leg! This pillow case + eye mask set is also really beautiful and comes in pink or black. And in terms of splurge worthy items… I would love this vintage Hermes Kelly black bag, or this croc one, this silver Fleur du Mal kimono and matching slip dress, and this Nordstrom Made cashmere sweater. Other Gift Ideas Be sure to check out my past gift guides: Unique Gift Ideas, Gifts For Him, Valentine’s Day Gifts, Best Last Minute Gifts, Gifts For Everyone, Best Candles, Best Coffee Table Books, and Beauty Gifts.
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10 Things To Do In Vegas

This post is sponsored by The Venetian Resort Las Vegas and ShopStyle. I just got home from a whirlwind 48-hour trip to Vegas and wanted to share everything I did! I hadn’t been to Vegas in years prior to this trip so it was a lot of fun to be back. The Venetian Resort Las Vegas was kind enough to host me for this trip, and they really pulled out all of the stops. There is SO much more to Vegas than you’d think, and I’m excited to share what some of my favorite activities were! 10 Things To Do In Vegas1. Book a room at The Venetian Resort The property is gorgeous, has SO many amazing restaurants to choose from, and excellent service from start to finish. We stayed in The Palazzo section of the resort which was so nice. 2. Take a gondola ride around the propertyThere’s an indoor and outdoor gondola area, but if weather permits, I recommend doing the short 12 minute outdoor ride. 3. Head to Bouchon for breakfastI was blown away by the food quality at this restaurant. You feel as though you’ve been transported to a French cafe – and they have every pastry you could ever dream of on the menu. Don’t leave without ordering the beignets! 4. Spend the afternoon by the poolEven in November, Thomas and I were able to throw on our suits and lay out by the pool! It was MUCH needed Vitamin D and I love that they have so many different pools and chairs for you to relax at. 5. Get dim sum at Mott 32This restaurant is so gorgeous – it’s dark and sophisticated. The food is unreal – you can’t leave without ordering the duck! 6. Shop ’til you dropVegas is one of my favorite places to shop. No really it is! I actually bought my very first Chanel in Vegas. There’s truly a store for everyone – so take your time strolling through the beautiful Venetian square and pop into all of the shops along the way. 7. Indulge in pizza at Sixth+MillIf you’re in the mood for lunch or dinner in between activities, head to the square where you can indulge in delicious pizza, pasta, and Italian cuisine while people watching and getting serenaded by opera singers and musicians. 8. Go to the Atomic Saloon ShowThis is the #2 show in Vegas right now for a reason…it was one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. SO entertaining, absolutely hilarious, and a MUST if you’re visiting Vegas. 9. Get cocktails at ElectraThis swanky cocktail bar makes a delicious martini- and is such a great spot for a pre or post dinner drink. 10. Dance the night away at TAO and/or LavoBoth venues are some of my favorites (they’re also in NYC!) and have not only great food, but a great ambiance. You’re destined to have a fabulous time at either one! If you’re craving a warm weather, fun getaway – I highly recommend booking a trip to Vegas and staying at The Venetian Resort! It really is the ideal trip any time of year – because there’s ALWAYS something going on. Thomas and I are already scheming our next trip back there!!! I linked everything I wore on our trip + a few other items that would be PERFECT below!
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Shearling Coat in Soho

Happy Friday!!!! I cannot believe Thanksgiving is almost here… like where did November go?! This happens every single year – the holidays fly by, and before you know it, it’s Christmas! It seems like everyone I know has already started their Christmas shopping, and I have yet to even start AHHH! I’m on a mission this weekend and next week to get at least halfway through my list ;) Best Winter CoatsIf you are looking for no-fail, quality, unique gifts – be sure to check out the Nordstrom Made section. It’s FULL of exclusive brands you won’t find anywhere else. This coat is from my friend Rachel Parcell’s collection with Nordstrom and let me tell you, it is so beautifully made. It’s made of a soft faux shearling material that you would never know was faux because it feels so luxurious and plush. It runs true to size, although if you are on the shorter side/petite I would size down. I’m actually thinking of getting this coat for my sister for Christmas because she’s been looking for a pretty winter white/cream jacket for over a year now!!! What I love about this coat is that you can dress it up or down – I can easily wear it with a black velvet jumpsuit, sparkly dress for date night, or jeans and a cozy sweater like I did here for running errands and weekend outings. Also love this lighter version if you live in warmer temps! Cozy SweatersI am obsessed with all of the sweaters from Chelsea28 which are also exclusive to Nordstrom. They’re all SO reasonably priced, come in the best colors, and ideal to buy for yourself or loved ones. Who doesn’t need another classic sweater for winter?! In addition to the sweater I’m wearing, I also ordered this DREAMY cashmere cream sweater, and this turtleneck. Stretchy Skinny JeansThese faded black wash jeans are super stretchy and come with this chic gold button. Stretchy denim is honestly key for me at this point. I cannot bother with tight, stiff jeans anymore!!! I like to be able to move and eat in ’em you know? FYI I found these jeans to run a size big, so I would size down because they do have a lot of stretch in them. Fun Holiday OutfitsIf you’re looking for fun holiday outfit ideas – I just bought these red pants from the Halogen x Atlantic Pacific collection and can’t recommend them enough! They’re such a vibrant shade and look great with a red sweater and camel coat draped over the shoulders, or even just a cream silky blouse. I also love this velvet cami and this sequin pencil skirt. Gift IdeasAnd for gift ideas – I love this faux croc bag (looks so much more expensive than it is), this chic black clutch, this wallet on a chain, these leather touch screen gloves, this marble + wood cutting board (this always sells out every year so get it before it does!), this cozy blanket, and this pretty wine stopper.
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