Monday, December 30, 2013

J. Crew & Denim

   


 All images by David Warren Photography


This J.Crew vest is the definition of my everyday, casual look.  I love the gold touches on it & it adds a stylish, warm layer. It’s also perfect standing on its own, like I did here. I paired it with a casual, denim button down, jeans & black, riding boots. It makes for a great outfit on the go!

I’ve been spending the last few days in Taos, New Mexico skiing & shopping, & will be here over New Years. It’s been nice not having to worry about an elaborate plan for New Years Eve & I’m looking forward to a little more low-key night this year.

I hope you all had a great Christmas & thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Holiday Glam








All images by David Warren Photography


Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope you're having a relaxing & fun day with your families! 

I recently collaborated with The Dancing Jewels for a fun holiday look. I paired their Grey's Autonomy necklace & Crystabelle bracelet with this long shimmery dress I got from BCBG last fall. I also paired this beautiful, fox fur coat with it to add a little more glam. Add some heals and a clutch and you're ready to make a statement during this holiday season!

I hope your day is merry & bright!


   

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Python










 All images by David Warren Photography


In honor of Christmas being only two days away, I will be posting two holiday looks this week! Here is my first, more casual holiday outfit. I've had my eyes on these French Connection trousers for weeks now, & finally purchased them after knowing I'd need some outfits for the many Christmas parties on my calendar. The python print is detailed & the silver, sheen makes a statement. They fit a little small though, so you may want to consider going up a size.

I wanted to keep the leather look consistent so I paired the trousers with a leather T-shirt from Topshop. I've had this leather top for a while now & love the extra depth it adds to an outfit. Speaking of making a statement, how about this necklace? I snagged this necklace from Banana Republic. It's simply stunning & it can take an outfit to an entirely different level. I also love my new Vince Camuto heels. The wider heels makes them more comfortable & easier to walk in. The double buckle, ankle strap is what sold me.

French Connection is offering 50% off all sales styles, Vince Camuto is offering 25% off all sale styles, Topshop is offering 30% off all party wear, Banana Republic is offering 50% off & Elaine Turner is offering 40% off all fall & holiday items. So grab those last minute gifts for the ones you love!

So, how many of you still need to shop?  I refuse to shop on Christmas Eve this year, so I'll be finishing up my last bit shopping tomorrow. Family is slowly, trickling into town & the festivities will soon begin. I've already watched "A Christmas Story" about one hundred times & it never gets old.

Safe travels & Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Lovely Wednesdays: Holiday Traditions

 
{ Christmas Pickle }

On Christmas Eve, while everyone is occupied, my mom places the Christmas Pickle on our Christmas tree. The first to find it, get's a special gift to open on Christmas Eve. Although, I can't remember the last time I won (haha), it's a fun tradition I plan to continue into my own home one day.


{ Christmas Eve Movie Night }

Every year on Christmas Eve, my sisters, cousins & I all pile into one bed for the night, & watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas. We started this fun, yet sometimes uncomfortable tradition a long, long time ago.

{ White Elephant }

Christmas Eve is filled with laughter, games & of course, White Elephant (aka funny presents). We draw numbers & number one chooses the first gift. Number one is also the only person who has two turns. Each gift can be "stolen" up to three times. The gifts are always outrageous & hilarious. It has to be one of my favorite traditions.


 { Cookies & Milk for Santa }

Even though we have all grown up, we still leave cookies & milk for Santa. My parents even go to the lengths of actually drinking the milk & taking a few bites of the cookies.

{ New Pajamas }

Every year for Christmas, my sisters & I get new pajamas. We sit down, unwrap our pajamas & immediately put them on for a comfortable Christmas Eve.




{ Pet Stockings }

Ever since we've had a dog, my grandmother, Nana, has always made them a stocking. Since it's my first Christmas with Gracie, Nana made her stocking early so we can enjoy it hanging on our fireplace. Also, how cute are these doggy treats?! I found them at Bed, Bath & Beyond & couldn't pass them up.


{ Secret Santa }

Since there are 4 girls in my family, we started a tradition a few years back called Secret Santa. A few weeks before Christmas, we all get together & draw a name. Then we secretly buy a gift for that particular person. Although, it's supposed to remain secret till Christmas Day, rarely does that actually happen.

{ Snow Village}

Since we were little, we have added a new piece to our Snow Village collection every Christmas. It has now grown into a town, & has seemed to outgrow my parents house. So, now that my sister & I have our own house, we each got to choose a piece from our existing collection to start our own village.


{ Radko Ornaments}

One of my favorite traditions, is that we each have our own small, Christmas tree. Since we were little, we've collected our own ornaments for our tree; some handmade, some given to us by friends & family. Every year, we get to choose a new Radko ornament to add to it.

What are your favorite Holiday Traditions?
Merry Christmas, everyone & thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Color Blocking







 All images by David Warren Photography


I love the colors in this Elizabeth & James blouse. I'm not a huge fan of color blocking, but there was something different about this top that drew me in. I love that it's a subtle color combination & that is loose fitting. The silk fabric is amazing & it's on sale right now at Saks Fifth Avenue

These Nine West booties are a new addition to my shoe collection, & they are so comfortable, only having a 3 3/4 inch wedge. The leather quality is amazing & they just seem to go with everything from jeans to dresses to skirts. 

I'm also a huge fan of Kendra Scott jewelry and Nars makeup. Kendra has great pieces, ranging from fun party looks to everyday wear. One of my best friends in college introduced me to Nars Dolce Vita Lipstick & I have been religiously wearing it everyday for the last 3 years. 

Can you believe Christmas is in 8 days? And I still have shopping to do!
Have a great week, everyone!

   

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Comfy & Cozy

 







All images by David Warren Photography

Vince Wool Blend Coat // JCrew Scarf (sold out, similar herehere & here) // T by Alexander Wang // Hudson Jeans // Tory Burch Boots (last season, similar here) // Ray Ban Sunglasses

I can't even count how many times I've worn this coat & scarf combination out & about. This Vince coat has to be one of my favorite purchases, ever. It's definitely one of the warmest & coziest things I own. It fits a bit big (which I love) so it allows you to really bundle up underneath. This JCrew scarf is also a favorite of mine. It's a great length & is so soft; not itchy & uncomfortable like some other scarfs' material. The neutral colors also make it a great match for any casual, day outfit. My bag is a souvenir from Seville, Spain from two summers ago. You can't go wrong with a brown, leather bag and I love that it reminds me of my travels.

Thanks for stopping by & make it a great Thursday!