Fair Isle

Monday, December 29, 2014

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Sweater: Gap, Jeans: Seven For All Mankind, Chambray: Jcrew, Boots: Rag & Bone, Watch: Michelle, Purse: Celine
When it comes to dressing in the winter, all I want to do is be comfy and cozy and there is no better way to do this than a big, soft sweater to wrap yourself up in. I have been doing just that lately in this sweater and I don't see that changing anytime soon. It is extra thick and perfect for the cold days ahead.

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Christmas Florals

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

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Skirt: Gap (similar here and here), Sweater: Banana Republic, Necklace: Jcrew, Shoes: Jcrew, Tights: Joe Fresh, Lipstick: Clinique Plushest Punch
Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all are enjoying time with your family and friends and have a fantastic holidays!

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White Chocolate Almond Bark

Monday, December 22, 2014

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Christmas is only three days away and if you are still shopping for gifts, I recommend giving something homemade. Each year, I make baked goods to give to my coworkers and this year I chose to make this super simple and easy almond bark. It only requires a couple of ingredients and still offers the personal touch of being homemade. While it is great to give on its own, I think it would be even better with a bottle of wine as a hostess gift.

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Leopard & Green

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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Blouse: Rachel Roy, Pants: Seven For All Mankind, Clutch: Clare Vivier, Heels: Jcrew
When going out for a night, my go-to outfit during the winter months is an outfit like this – a blouse, skinny pants, a clutch, and heels. I had been looking for a good wrap blouse to wear for nights out for some time and had the hardest time finding one that fit correctly. All the ones I found were either too big and low cut or too tight with no drape, until I found this one. It has the perfect drapey fit and comes in such a pretty green color. The color also makes it easy to wear now for the holidays and because it’s a deeper green, it can still be worn once the holidays are over.

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Little Black Coat

Friday, December 12, 2014

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Coat: Forever 21, Purse: Old Navy, Jeans: Old Navy, Boots: Rag & Bone, Watch: Nixon
Each winter, I let myself invest in a couple new coats as they are all I wear for a solid couple months a year. This year when surveying the coats I already owned, I was shocked to realize I didn’t really own a basic black coat. I owned a coat in every other neutral tone plus some colors and patterns, but no black coat. Making it a priority to add a black coat to my coat wardrobe, I found this coat and it has since become my go-to coat, earning the name my little black coat.

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Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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This past weekend my boyfriend and I hosted a holiday party with ugly sweaters and all for our friends. Since I love to decorate and bake, I was put in charge of the decor and treats. To decorate for the party, I ended up chosing a lot of items from the Target Oh Joy! collection. The entire collection is cute and affordable. Plus, it made it really easy to decorate for the party. My favorite piece had to be this garland. You can find all the items from the Oh Joy! collection here and I really recommend checking out Target for decorations for any party as they have lots of great stuff!

When it came to treats, I chose to do a variety of sweets. I made two different kinds of cookies – Swedish Kisses and Sugar Cookies. For the sugar cookies, I cut them in festive shapes and decorated them accordingly. Additionally, I made Scotcheroos – an easy favorite of mine that is like a rice krispie bar with peanut butter and chocolate. I had planned to make popcorn as well, but ran out of time at the end, so I just bought some premade kettle corn from the store. Finally, we also included Candy Canes and Almond Roca to finish off the treats. When planning sweets for the party, I made sure to include a variety of items - chocolate and non-chocolate - to make sure I had something for everybody.

For drinks, we had a variety of options including an Apple Cider Cinnamon Punch we made. I plan to share this drink later on so be sure to check back for it.

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Holiday Dress

Monday, December 8, 2014

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Shirt: Zara, Skirt: Zara (Another holiday one here), Necklace: Jcrew, Clutch: MNO.logie, Bracelet: Jcrew, Shoes: Jcrew
Tis the season for holiday cheer and dressing! When dressing for the holidays, I always try to incorporate lots of sparkle and festive colors. For my first holiday dressing post, I chose to wear a more formal look that I would wear to night time holiday parties or for Christmas Eve. This midi skirt is so festive and lady-like and perfect for holiday parties. I chose to pair it with a simple, longer crop top and finished it off with this sparkly necklace, my favorite clutch, and a red lip for a simple look.

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Cozy Things

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

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Heart Pajamas//Candle//Floral Pajamas//Fur Throw//Slippers//Sleeping Mask
With the weather getting cold outside, all I want to do is stay inside all day wearing cozy pajamas and sipping hot cocoa. It's days like these that I love most! Here are some my favorite cozy items for these extra cold days ahead. They would also make great gifts for the holidays!

Cable Knit Sweater

Monday, December 1, 2014

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Sweater: Banana Republic (order a size up for a more oversized look), Jeans: Else, Boots: Jcrew (similar), Purse: Celine
Happy Monday all! Last year, I fell in love with this sweater from Emerson Fry and tried to justify buying it multiple times, but never could bring myself to actually do it. So this year, when I saw this similar sweater from Banana Republic, I knew I had to have it. The sweater is exactly what I look for in a great sweater – super soft and cozy. Banana Republic has surprised me a lot this season and I like it. The new collection has been full of neutrals and pieces that are easy to mix, match, and layer. These are the type of pieces I am looking for in my wardrobe right now! Be sure to check out Banana Republic's entire collection here and save 40% for Cyber Monday!

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