Ripping and running while trying to get over a cold finally caught up with me, and I was forced to slow down and take things easy over the weekend. I’m still not operating at 100%, but I did feel well enough to snap a few photos and show you guys how I like to lounge around the house during the winter months. There’s nothing I love more than swathing myself in cozy flyaway cardigans layered over soft flowy tees. Throw in a pair of thick socks and a HUGE mug of hot tea (or cocoa!), and I’m a pretty happy camper.
Speaking of cozy sweaters, I was cutting through the JC Penney’s in Herald Square to get to the train station, when I spotted a sales associate wearing this sweater. I immediately asked her if it was sold in the store and was stoked to find out that it was, AND that it was currently on sale. This sweater is just about as comfy as my favorite bathrobe which makes it perfect for lounging around the house. It’s also chic enough to toss on with skinny jeans and knee-high boots for running errands around town (which I’ve already done twice in the past week, in case you were wondering).
I’m thinking about heading back to snatch up another one, and below are a few options I’ve got my eye on…
Contrary to what my blog may have you believe, when I find an outfit I love, I tend to wear it into the ground. This is the third time I’ve worn this outfit in the past two weeks, and I’ve yet to grow tired of it. The first time was when I hosted a social media seminar in front of a group of business owners. I had my outfit all planned out the night before but forgot that these shoes were in the shop! So, of course I needed a do-over with the proper footwear. The second time was to review a proposal with a potential new client (good news, I nailed it!). This last time was because I woke up late and needed to get dressed really quickly. I figured if ain’t broke, then don’t try to fix it. I was also pretty stoked to add my new Miu Miu belt that I mentioned in my last post.
Just curious – do you guys tend to wear the same outfit on repeat, or do you prefer to switch things up?
I woke up early on Saturday morning to grab breakfast on-the-go before trekking to the Greenwich Village Goodwill to try and snag a few bargains during their weekly window sale. I was hoping to take home a gorgeous Burberry scarf (new with tags!) that I’d spotted a few days before for just $35, but another prudent shopper snatched it up before I had the chance. Oh well, all’s fair in love and bargains! In any case, I was able to walk away with a pair of mint-condition Stuart Weizman boots as well as a patent leather Miu Miu belt that still had the tags on it. Not too shabby, right?
Before heading home, I swung by Washington Square Park to snap a few pics with my camera and tripod. I’ve visited this park for years, but I’d never been there this early in the morning and had no idea I’d be in for such a treat! The park was lightly abuzz with joggers and young families taking their morning stroll, and I even spotted a bride and groom snapping wedding photos on the lawn. The best part had to be the squirrels – I never knew they could be so friendly. They would scurry on up to you and eat right out of your hands if you let them. One even tried to climb in my purse! I also spent at least 10 minutes watching the “pigeon whisperer”. I’m not sure what sort of magic skills this man possessed, but he was able to beckon the birds to him at will just by calling them. I’ve seen people do this with bird seeds and breadcrumbs but never with just the sound of their voice. It was pretty cool to watch.
Fall in NYC has been so picture perfect and ideal lately, and I’ve been soaking up every minute of it. Thanks for stopping and sharing it with me!
In partnership with Zappos, I styled my new Paige jeans and Freebird boots for a casual fall weekend look. As a self-professed shoe addict, I’ve been a long time fan of Zappos because of their wide selection of merchandise (they carry over 150,000 styles from more than 1,000 brands!) and outstanding customer support. In fact, my very first purchase from them was for my wedding almost 10 years ago, and I’ve been a loyal customer ever since.
Zappos describes itself first and foremost as a customer service company – one that just so happens to sell shoes, clothing and accessories – and I couldn’t agree more. I called the Zappos customer service line with a quick question about sizing before placing my order online, and they were extremely helpful and thorough with their response. I was super-anxious to try out my new items, so I was pretty stoked when my package arrived just 3 days after ordering.
Since my previous pair of go-to skinny jeans had taken a beating after almost 3 years of continuous wear, I was excited to slip into Paige’s Skyline Skinnies in Carson (a broken-in indigo blue wash). I fell in love immediately and will finally be putting my old jeans out to pasture in favor of these. Ankle boots are a staple in my wardrobe this time of year, and I was drawn to the ‘Smoke’ Ankle Bootie from Freebird because of the interesting cutout detail at the heel. It also doesn’t hurt that their gorgeous deep tan color goes with just about anything.
I put this outfit together for my recent trek to the new FDR Four Freedoms Park on Roosevelt Island. Fall has always been my favorite season, and this year I’ve been taking lots of long walks around the city to watch the leaves turn and bundling up in cozy layers every chance I get. Yesterday was the perfect crisp autumn day, so it was nice to put on a new outfit and venture off with my tripod in tow to soak up the amazing views. Thanks so much to Zappos for keeping a gal stylish! And be sure to check out their site to stock up on all your fall fashion needs!
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Last month, I was whisked away to sunny Florida for a quick business trip (with a bit of pleasure mixed in). The conference schedule was pretty jam-packed, but I was able to squeeze in a quick photo shoot by strategically placing my camera around the hotel room.
Stay tuned for my easy packing tips for business travel!