4.17.2014

getaway

Florida 1

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Florida 2
Winding down from a week in paradise and jumping back to reality is always really hard.

Although coming home to THIS FACE certainly helped us transition.

The guy and I kept it pretty low key, focusing on the smaller details of being away from it all: making dinner, laughing at Daniel Tosh in the car on Pandora, soaking up the sun, playing tourist and admiring palm trees like they're going out of style. Speaking of which: I wore these two looks too many times. Oops. #wheninparadise

1: In flight | Palm tree sunsets = pure bliss
Happy hour | Waves for days
Hogwarts | This fellow: my partner in crime

2: Kate Spade jacket | Forever 21 dress | Gap sandals | DKNY bag | Karen Walker sunnies

3: Vintage top with JCrew shorts | Good eats in Delray
Palm tree state of mind | Kate Spade + Forever 21
Pom pom trees | Vizcaya gardens

4.04.2014

weekend in: florida

Weekend in Florida
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In exactly 6 hours, I'm jetting off to the sandy seashore of Florida for a MUCH needed tropical escape (hello vacation mode). As a notorious over-packer, I tried really hard to grab basics that also play double duty: a shirt dress that can go from beach-cover up to happy hour dinner date, sandals that go with e v e r y t h i n g, a fun bag that can double as a carry-on, and bold sunnies that make you look like you're ready for paradise. Woo!

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3.27.2014

sporty spice

sporty cashmere

sporty cashmere detail

sporty cashmere 2

sporty cashmere detail 2

sporty cashmere 3

sporty cashmere detail 3

sporty cashmere 4
As my personal style evolves, I find that the way I shop changes. Obvious statement but listen: before I would find myself impulse shopping the second I saw a pretty print -- leaving me with a closet full of statement pieces and a tiny wedge of basics. Obviously setting myself up for I-have-nothing-to-wear syndrome. Not cool.

N0w-a-days I LIVE for the basics, and details are my new best friends. It's crazy, but I find myself wearing the same few pieces more and more. As a result, getting dressed in the morning is much more pleasant (and less messy -- aka less clothes thrown on my bed/sofa etc).

I think I've worn this top, jean, shoe combo a few times on my blog, and a million more IRL. Throwing on an investment piece like this sporty, but still girly cashmere jacket makes my new approach worth it. It's not only the softest thing ever with gorgeous notch and zipper detailing (um, Scottish yarn-makers realllly know what they're doing), but another basic I know I can mix and match to my heart's desire. 

TODD & DUNCAN sweater | ANN TAYLOR top | MADEWELL jeans | KATE SPADE bag | MICHAEL KORS shoes

3.19.2014

spring cashmere







There are things you wait all year for (ahem, spring), and there are things you wait forever for -- like a perfect cashmere wrap/sweater/duster that feels like a cloud. A delicious, cozy, wonderful cloud that you never want to take off. 

To celebrate the beginning of spring, I couldn't think of anything better to pair this piece with than a floral frock, and muted colors. Although I am seeing it with a weekend cool look -- think ripped skinnies, a cool t and a pop of red...somewhere. But for now I'm on cloud nine. Literally.

TODD & DUNCAN sweater c/o | JCREW dress (sale) | JCREW flats (similar, similar) | CATBIRD jewelry

3.14.2014

camo cool






Not sure about the rest of the world, but I am still obsessed with camo. Probably because it's so damn easy to wear, and I like easy dressing. 

And it's becoming a problem. 

Meet my second camo jacket (sorry, not sorry), scored a few weeks ago on sale. Thought it would be fair to give my old, worn at least twice a week favorite a rest for a bit...Either that, or I might need to get help. Step AWAY from the camo girl. (Or not).

TGIF! x

JCREW jacket (sale!) | TJ MAXX top | MADEWELL jeans | BP booties | FOREVER 21 necklace



3.10.2014

such a tease





What I wore this Saturday when the day was actually magically springlike. I'll ignore that it's SNOWING in the city right now (such a tease), and live vicariously through a weekend spent celebrating birthdays, learning to cook the perfect chicken, and soaking up the sun.

Happy Monday, thanks for stopping by! x

JCREW jacket (sale) + top | MAX STUDIO leggings | ZARA boots (sale) | COACH bag | YSL lip | CATBIRD rings


3.07.2014

weekend in: pink


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I have been crushing hard on this pink coat trend. Which means it wasn't hard to click YES I WANT TO BUY YOU on this number. SO sad to report it is sold out! But love these options here and here. I can't wait until Boston jumps out of winter and on to spring so I can start playing with different looks. Although something tells me my impatience will get the best of me.