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{Miss Sixty Coat, Zara Plaid Blanket Scarf, H&M Varsity Sweater (similar here and here), Banana Republic Skirt (similar), Hunter Boots, Cambridge Satchel East West Tote (my new FAVORITE thing!), TJ Maxx Evil Eye and Circle of Love Necklaces}

When I got dressed that morning, I had no intention of looking like a cheerleader but that’s exactly what this outfit reminds me of…

We got really lucky in NYC, and the Juno snowstorm wound up only dumping a few inches of snow over the city.  Growing up in Michigan, I’m used to the type snowstorms that barricade you in the house and leave enough snow behind to cover up fire hydrants.  In any case, I never look a snow day in the mouth and was happy to go out and frolic in the white stuff once the sidewalks were salted and cleared.  I dug out my trusty Hunter boots and fleece socks, and off I went.

Before I sign off, I have to tell you guys about my new favorite thing: my beloved Cambridge Satchel East West ToteI’m incredibly indecisive when it comes to handbags, and I’d been on the hunt for a new tote that could comfortably accommodate my laptop and other boss-lady essentials as I run around town meeting with clients and hosting workshops. I knew I wanted something sturdy and structured, with minimal hardware and logos. I knew this bag was THE ONE as soon as I spotted it.  The only thing it’s missing is interior pockets, but I’m resolving that issue with a purse organizer. We’ll see how this bag holds up over time, but so far I’m quite pleased.

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{Zara Duffle Coat, Uniqlo Sweater Dress, Joe Fresh Striped Tee (similar), Club Monaco Hat (similar here and here), J. Crew Field Boots, Michael Kors Watch, Vita Fede & Hermes Bracelets}

Navy: Check!
Stripes: Check!
Layers: Check!

Looks like I’m all set and ready to go!

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floral-skirt-3floral-skirt-2gap-sweatshirtfloral-skirtsuede-ankle-boots{Miss Sixty Coat, Gap Sweatshirt & Skirt (35% off with code BEST), Wolford Tights, Neiman Marcus Hat,  Sam Edelman ‘Jacelyn’ Booties (also available here and here), Hermes & Vita Fede Bracelets, YSL Ring}

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{French Connection Jacket, Zara Faux Fur Wrap, Uniqlo Cashmere Turtleneck, J. Crew Skirt and Oxfords, Wolford Tights, Celine Handbag}

I’m not a heavy drinker, but I always welcome the occasion to sip a bit of bubbly!

After a long afternoon (mostly) window-shopping along 5th Avenue, Eric and I were in need of a bit of respite. So we ducked into the Plaza Hotel to check out The Rose Club and Champagne Bar. I’ve lived in New York City my entire adult life and was previously a regular fixture at Food Hall, but this was my first visit. As you can tell from some of the photos above, I was pretty giddy after just two glasses. But I was still able to appreciate and enjoy the elegance of our surroundings. If you’re ever looking for a small slice of classic NYC ritz and glamour, then look no further!

After a few drinks and light bites, we topped off our evening by taking a long romantic stroll along the river before heading home.

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plated-tilapia

Last week, I shared with you guys my experience using Plated.com (you can check out my full review here and sign up to get two free plates here). Since then, I’ve enjoyed several different meals throughout the week, and this Vietnamese-Style fish is one of my favorites. My husband hates fish, so I don’t cook it very often. Luckily, I was working from home one day and got to make lunch just for myself.  This dish is so easy to prepare and packs a ton of flavor, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Keep reading for the full recipe! [click to continue…]

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