Friday, December 21, 2012

Sweater Weather

J Brand Jeans, Madewell Sweater (30% off!), Belle by Sigerson Morrison Boots, Chan Luu Necklaces
 I'm typically not a jeans girl, but I tend to live in this black pair whenever I am back in Connecticut. I pair them with a chunky sweater, like this, or oversized black tops. I hope you all have a spectacular Christmas filled with family, friends, and good food. I will see you next year!

*P.S.— If you would like to help Newtown, CT, you can make snowflakes! Sandy Hook students will be entering a new school come January, and the PTA has decided to make it a winter wonderland for the kids. Send your snowflakes to the following address: 

PTSA
60 Connolly Parkway
Building 12, Suite 103
Hamden, CT  06514 

The flakes must be submitted by January 12th. Get creative!


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Fireside


Connecticut has completely transformed me into the Christmas spirit. I think the cooler temps help. Around the holidays, I love to wear long sleeved dresses, bundle up near the fire, and watch my favorite holiday movies. Have you finished all of your Christmas shopping? I am finally done!


Madewell Dress, Anthropologie Necklace, Henri Bendel Ring 


Pottery Barn Votive Cups

Monday, December 17, 2012

Weekend Wrap up



I find it very difficult to discuss fashion, style, and latest trends while I sit here watching CNN updates about the tragic events in Newtown, CT. This tragedy was senseless and heartbreaking. I can't fathom what these parents and families are going through. Growing up in a small Connecticut town makes it hit close to home, and as a future teacher, no child should ever feel unsafe at school. I'm sending prayers, love, and hugs to everyone who needs them. These types of experiences make us want to keep our loved ones a little closer, which is exactly what I did all weekend. This reminds you not to take a single moment for granted. I'm so happy I was able to spend the weekend with my mom and brother in New York doing some of our favorite things.













Friday, December 14, 2012

Chambray Shirt

Anthropologie Dress, Madewell Chambray, Romy Gold Bag, Sam Edelman Sandals, Free People Necklaces

Chambray is on my top five closet essentials list, followed by an LBD, leather jacket, etc. Chambray shirts are beyond versatile (even colored options) and can be paired with summer dresses, skirts, or even denim (if you're daring). I also love how it can be brought into winter fashion as well. While walking around town yesterday with my mom, I spotted a girl wearing tights, a floral dress, and a loose fitted chambray top, and I loved the look. You can never get it wrong. I always gravitate toward this Madewell version when looking for an extra layer, and it never disappoints. I hope you all have a fabulous weekend — I'm headed to New York City today!


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Office Holiday Party

Sequin Romper $35.40

Office holiday parties can be tough to dress for, because we want to showcase our personal style, yet we have to be cautious, since we are around our co-workers and bosses. So, what do we do? Easy. Pair funkier pieces (like a printed skirt), with a more tailored piece (like a blazer) to balance out the outfit. This still showcases your individual style, but the tailored piece helps it be a little more conservative. Don't you hate that word? Here are a few office appropriate ensembles that are stylish, sophisticated, and don't break the bank!
Tuxedo Jacket $37.99
Sequin Blocked Bronze Skirt $40.99

Sequin Tuxedo Jacket $39.99

Peplum Skirt $24.99

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Holiday Dinner Party

Sleeveless Handkerchief Dress (in magenta) $59

The holidays can create lots of added stress to our daily lives, and figuring out what to wear to all of these different events shouldn't be stressful. Going to holiday parties does call for us to get a little more dressed up than usual, which makes us always crave something new— such a problem! Since you are probably spending all of your extra cash on gifts for your loved ones, don't break the bank buying a new dress for these one night affairs. Here are three perfect (and affordable) dresses for any holiday dinner party. Cheers!

*Don't forget to check back tomorrow for office holiday party outfit ideas!
Sleeveless Lace Dress $47.99
Cap Sleeve Peplum Dress $34.99

Monday, December 10, 2012

Weekend Wrap up

New art for my room (found here)

Over the weekend I...
1. Visited the local farmers market and bought fresh vegetables
2.  Have been living in my thick framed glasses (I feel like a hipster)
3. Was given fresh roses
4. Spotted this pretty Christmas tree (it has nothing on Rockefeller Center!)
5. Bought a new game for the coffee table
6. Became obsessed with this chambray vest from Anthropologie
7. Have been hitting up The Counter way too much for chicken sandwiches (they now recognize me)
8. Stared at these pretty views :)

Friday, December 7, 2012

Sunny Disposition

Wildfox Tee, Rebecca Taylor Skirt, H+M Bag, J. Crew Necklace, Gucci Sunglasses, Chan Luu Bracelets, House of Harlow Rings

The weather in Florida has been beautiful, which is allowing me to wear my favorite pieces before heading back to the FREEZING Connecticut weather. This maxi skirt is one of my favorites. When I bought it, I never looked at it as animal print (to me it's boho/tribal), and I probably wouldn't have been attracted to it if i realized it in the store. With that being said, everyone likes to correct me and let me know that I am wearing an animal print maxi. Cool guys. At least try to satisfy me. It's still my favorite. Haha. Have a great weekend!



Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Holiday Gifts for your Bestie


 This one makes me laugh! If I'm going to wear a friendship bracelet after fifth grade, it better look like this. Obviously you don't have to go old school with the broken hearts. There are so many colorful bracelets waiting to be stacked on your friend's wrists.


This is the perfect gift for your girlfriend who cannot start her day without multiple cups of coffee. I love fun mugs in my kitchen, and they are a great gift to brave the cold weather and bundle up with a hot drink.

Ornaments are one of my favorite gifts to give. You can buy this gift to completely cater to your friend's exact personality. The ones above are a bit quirky, but there are so many options that I don't doubt you will find the perfect one for your bestie!

I think these are too fun. I always carry around a notebook in my purse. They carry my to do lists or just random ideas that go through my head. Mine are pretty drab compared to these and I would love to style mine up with colors and fun quotes! So many options!


We all have girlfriends that we have never seen without polish on (aka me). So here's the gift for them! Buy their favorite color(s) and brand(s) and you are good to go!



Are you a little less overwhelmed now? I love buying gifts that I know my family and friends will love, cherish, and actually use. Follow this guide for your best girlfriends, and you are all set!

*Photos via Pinterest