Everyday Outfits My Style

Grey Skies {Pom Pom Baseball Cap + Tweed Jacket}

January 25, 2016

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Greetings!

The good news is that I survived the snowpocalypse. I’m currently blogging from under all most 2 feet of snow in New York City, but luckily I snagged a few outfit pics before Winter Storm Jonas hit. This outfit is pretty representative of my casual weekend style as of late: just throw on a pair of sleek black pants and a silky tunic blouse, top it off with a tailored jacket, and GO!  It’s a formula that seems to work, especially when I’m pressed for time.

As you can see, I still can’t get enough of hats with cute little pom poms on top. They just make me happy, plus I’m now that much easier to spot on a crowded subway platform. After searching forever for the perfect black knee-length boots, I was able to scoop up this amazing pair on super-duper sale from Kate Spade just before Christmas… or maybe it was right after. Things have been moving so quickly that the last two months or so just sort of blend together into one big blur! In any case, the price has gone up a tad, but they’re still a decent bargain compare to the original price.

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Into the Woods {Midi Skirt + Vintage Pillbox Hat}

January 21, 2016

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I actually wore this outfit on my birthday waaaaayyyy back in October and never got around to photographing it. But I thought this outfit was just too good not to share… so better late, than never!

This look is what I would call the perfect mix of high and low. The skirt and top are from Forever 21, and my vintage pillbox hat was thrifted. But what helps elevate the look are these GORGEOUS Valentino suede heels and luxe, but understated, accessories. I think this outfit is a great example of my overall approach to shopping. I tend to spend less on pieces like tops, skirts, pants and everyday dresses, and instead focus on investments in footwear, outerwear, handbags, and jewelry since those items tend to get the most use. I also like to keep an eye out for great finishing touches like unique hats and scarves that I find at various thrift, vintage and consignment shops.

And what about you guys? What’s your shopping M.O.?

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It’s National Popcorn Day!

January 19, 2016

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Haven’t you heard?! It’s National Popcorn Day (yes… it’s actually a thing)!

I got an old-fashioned popcorn machine for Christmas a couple of years back, and there’s nothing I like better than coming home from the office, popping up a fresh batch of kettle corn and plopping down to watch one of my favorite movies.

Here in my household, we take our movie nights very seriously (I mean, doesn’t everyone?). So I, along with mattress makers Casper, thought it would be fun to share a checklist of my favorite movie night essentials below…

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By the way, if you haven’t seen the new Sherlock movie with Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman yet, DO IT! It’s a bit of a departure from the regular series, but still lots of fun.

What are you favorite movie night essentials? Any Netflix recommendations?

P.S. This is NOT a sponsored post, and I did not receive any compensation. I just thought it would be fun to share a fun, cozy and relaxing winter activity. Enjoy!

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The Great Plaid Cape{r}

January 13, 2016

Pink Plaid Cape Pink Plaid Cape Pink Plaid Cape{Asos Plaid Cape (also adore this poncho in a similar print), Forever 21 Sweater Dress, Chloe Handbag, American Apparel Beret, Vince Camuto Ankle Boots}

Yes, this dress is a repeat offender, but I just can’t help it. Whenever life gets hectic, I tend to reach for the same reliable pieces over and over again. This particular piece (sold out now, but similar here and here) serves as the perfect blank canvas that can be transformed into many different looks (as evidenced here and here).

Maybe it’s just me, but I always feel so chic and polished (and perhaps even a little dramatic!) whenever I toss on a cape. Asos has a great selection right now (at some really awesome price points), and I may or may not have one or two of the ones shown below on their way to me in the mail…

Guess you’ll just have to keep tuning in to find out!

Everyday Outfits My Style

From Top to Bottom {Kate Spade Pom Pom Hat + Ted & Muffy Leopard Booties}

January 12, 2016

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I’ve always had a penchant for a nice oversized pom pom hat in the winter (as evidenced here, here and here), so I was beyond ecstatic when my husband surprised me with this one from Kate Spade on Christmas morning. It makes me so happy everytime I wear it, and it’s surprisingly warm. Who knows? I may just go back for another one in pink!

If you follow me on the ‘gram, then you probably noticed me rock these amazing leopard print ankle boots over the holiday break. They are seriously my jam right now, and I’m so thankful to the team over at Ted & Muffy for sending them my way. The chunky heel makes them super comfy, and the leopard print means they go with just about anything and instantly jazz up even the most standard outfits. I can already tell it’s going to be hard to tear them off my feet come springtime. Luckily, that’s still months away! So until then, I’ll be happily prancing all around NYC in these beauties.