winter 2014


Closet Confection: Release the Hounds + Brooks Brothers 50% Off Semi-Annual Sale

Everyday Outfits

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{Miss Sixty Coat, Ralph Lauren Sweater, Brooks Brothers Skirt (50% off until Jan 2nd!), Oliver Peoples Sunglasses, Louis Vuitton Handbag, Banana Republic Booties}

Hello, Lovelies!

I know I’ve been MIA for a while, but that’s because I’ve been busy enjoying the holidays and plotting out my goals for 2015. Hopefully, you’ve been keeping me up with me on Instagram where I try to stay more current on my comings and goings.

Eric and I are packing up for a quick New Year’s getaway. But before I jet off, I just have to let you guys know about Brooks Brothers ah-mazing semi-annual sale that’s going on RIGHT NOW! I’ve collected many items from them over the years, and they have all stood the test of time.  I’m especially enamored with their Red Fleece contemporary line (which is where I got this adorable hound-print skirt). And I’m equally quite smitten with their Black Fleece collection designed by 2006 CFDA award-winner Thom Browne (plus I can’t wait for the release of the Spring 2016 designed by Zac Posen!). If you’re looking for classic, well-made pieces that will hold up over time, then you really can’t go wrong with any of the items currently on sale. I’ve included a roundup of a few of my favorites below for your viewing pleasure.

Happy Shopping!


Closet Confection: Swiss Miss {Swiss Dot Tights + Sweater Dress}

Everyday Outfits

{Zara Coat, Asos Sweater Dress, Spanx Swiss Dot Tights, Sam Edelman ‘Jacelyn’ Booties (also available here and here), Celine Handbag}

If I ever started a hall of fame for my favorite sweater dresses, this one would definitely be in it. It was one of my very first purchases from asos.com almost 3 years ago, and I’ve been happily bouncing around in it every winter since. I even tossed it into my suitcase last year before jetting off to Paris and topped it off with a beret while trekking around le Marais. This time around, I couldn’t resist showing off my gams in a pair of sheer swiss dot tights and my new ankle booties as I think they add just the right amount of sass to this otherwise sacccharine ensemble. After all, a little sweet mixed with spicy is always a great combo in my book!


Closet Confection: Loungin’ {Flyaway Cardigan + Cozy Socks}

Everyday Outfits

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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…