COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS AND GIFTS ON SALE

Saturday, November 26, 2016

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HAT: GAP | SCARF: GAP can't find online, similar HERE | SKIRT: H&M sold out online, similar HERE | BOOTS: ZARA old, similar HERE | COAT: FOREVER 21, not available online, similar HERE

Now that the Thanksgiving gluttony is over and we can sit back and let our pants out (figuratively speaking since I rarely wear pants), the shopping fever is on. Some of the biggest sales of the year are happening now and this is a great time to stock up on those winter essentials as well as Christmas and holiday gifts. I most often tend to give and also love to get, accessories since you can find so many cute accessories under $50. In this post I'm sharing a few of the things I'm gifting, as well as buying myself haha. All are on sale since there's not much reason to buy anything full price right now unless you're going for specific designer items.

WORK STYLE: EMERALD, NAVY AND PLEATS

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

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COAT: FOREVER 21 | SWEATER: TARGET | SKIRT: TOPSHOP (on sale!)| HAT: CHARMING CHARLIE similar HERE | SHOES: IVANKA TRUMP similar HERE

For off, to all my US friends, Happy Thanksgiving weekend! I'm a serious fan of the last quarter of the year despite the tanking temps out here in Boston. Aside from the culinary indulgences and total license to chill that this weekend brings, there are also some really nice sales at all price points. I'm focusing my purchases on great sweaters and coats because nothing bores me more than wearing black outerwear all winter. So in this outfit I went with emerald and navy - two colors I love and which work so well together. My coat is only $60 at the moment and still available online.

WORK STYLE: COZY TURTLENECK AND WINE LACE SKIRT

Friday, November 18, 2016

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TURTLENECK: J.CREW | SKIRT: H&M, N/A online but SIMILAR | SUNGLASSES: KAREN WALKER | SHOES: MIU MIU old, SIMILAR | BAG: MARC JACOBS

This Fall has been so beautiful - so many sunny days and we're still getting weather in the high 50's! It's great to not yet have to wear a coat every day. For this kind of weather, turtlenecks are always my go to and my current favorite chunky turtlenecks are hands down from J.Crew and J.Crew Factory (how cute is this red one for the holidays!). I wear them pretty liberally all Fall and Winter with pencil skirts or layered over dresses for work. They also make such a warm middle layer if you like to wear blazers to wear or on the weekend.

RED WINTER COAT AND OTHER PREPPY WINTER FINDS

Saturday, November 12, 2016

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COAT: J.CREW | BAG: ZARA (no longer available online it seems). Also love THIS | BOOTS: old, new HERE

Hope everyone's having a great Fall so far! Temps have been dropping gradually in Boston and it's already chilly enough to warrant wearing a coat. I love red in general but really love it when it comes to outerwear because it stands out among the mass of black coats most people tend to wear. I also find that bright colors genuinely cheer me up and on a dark winter morning, a warm and stylish red coat really helps with the mood!

WORK STYLE: DARK FLORALS AND HUNTER GREEN

Monday, November 7, 2016

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SKIRT: similar HERE and HERE | TURTLENECK: ASOS | HAT: HINGE | BOOTS: VINCE CAMUTO on SALE| BAG: ZARA

My floral obsession continues ladies. As we move closer to the official start of Winter I've simply swapped out my light florals with dark ones. Honestly, I know we all use the word "obsessed" quite a bit but that's really the only description for my constant pull towards flowery prints. This particular skirt was even hanging way above my eye-level at Forever 21 but somehow it caught my attention. As is often the case with Forever items, I can't seem to find this one online but I did find 2 other very similar ones. As always with Forever, the price point and designer knock-off elements are undeniable. These floral prints remind me of this stunning Erdem floral, which is of course way beyond my budget. I'm always so happy to find inexpensive options for my work wardrobe.

FALL SWEATERS AND STYLE TIPS FOR CHIC LAYERING

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

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HAT: HINGE | SWEATER: similar HERE and budget version HERE | BUTTON-UP: TARGET | SKIRT: similar HERE | SHOES: similar HERE | BAG: KAYU | RINGS: FOREVER 21

For the last few weeks it's been all about soft knits for me and luckily I've been finding a ton that are both cute and affordable. If you're a fan of skirts and dresses, nothing beats the slouchy knit plus long skirt/dress combo. It's quick to throw on, warm and super comfortable. If you're more a jeans type, just swap out the skirt with jeans and you have just as chic and easy of an outfit. I included 2 simple styling tips below that you can use to style your fall knits perfectly.

I love the layering opportunities an oversize sweater gives you. Give me all the neutral, solid, non-itchy knits for this coming Winter! I couldn't find this particular one online (boo) but if you check out your local Forever 21 you might see it there. I did find a really similar one in a pretty grey online that I linked in the outfit details. A neutral solid sweater goes with anything an is perfect for showing little pops of color, like my red plaid button-down (layered under the sweater here). This marled boxy turtleneck in mauve/ivory is another soft one that doesn't irritate my skin. I'm a creature of comfort and honestly, a non-itchy sweater that drapes well can be very hard to come by so I'm happy to bring some itch-free finds to you today.

READY FOR HOLIDAY PARTIES - FLORAL PARTY SKIRT

Friday, October 21, 2016

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And here we are, it's party time again! I count mid-October as the official start of the holiday season. Halloween is just a few days away and seems to bring just as many adult festivities as it does kid activities. From there, Thanksgiving is just a few short weeks away, and then of course Christmas and New Year's! So for me, October is the official marker of the start of the party season. In previous years I invariably went with dresses for parties of any kind but this year I'm breaking tradition and adding a new player into the mix - a sweeping skirt. I love the idea of a beautiful midi or maxi skirt that can styled easily for office parties (like here with a simple turtleneck) or done up for a more intimate night out with maybe a bustier or lacy camisole and strappy red sandals.

THE CLASSIC PIECE EVERY WOMAN NEEDS FOR FALL

Friday, October 7, 2016

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SKIRT:  sold out, also love THIS | TURTLENECK: C/O BANANA REPUBLIC | SANDALS: VINCE CAMUTO | BAG: PRADA | SCARF: OLD similar HERE | SUNGLASSES: OLD similar HERE

Fall is in full swing! I just came down with a cold that's taking forever to kick and missed this week's blog post. I've also been slow this year with building my Fall wardrobe. As you might know about me, I live in dresses and skirts. And I don't plan to give them up in Fall or Winter. My wardrobe strategy for these two seasons tends to be focused on figuring out how to wear summer pieces and still be warm. But there's one piece I always get new in the Fall and that's a great quality wool turtleneck. In previous years I've stuck with Club Monaco turtlenecks but this year I ventured out of my routine and grabbed this grey thin-knit merino wool one.

HOW TO CREATE CUTE WORK OUTFITS IN THE FALL: 3 STYLE TRICKS

Thursday, September 29, 2016

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VEST: Similar in wool HERE or under $100 HERE | DRESS: ZARA, also love this HERE | MULES: OLD similar HERE | SUNGLASSES: LOFT  | EARRINGS: OLD similar HERE | BELT: J.CREW or HERE

Fall is all about layering and one essential piece, especially for work, is a sleeveless vest or trench. A sleeveless trench works really well for the office for both Summer and Fall depending on the fabric you choose. I like having a simple camel option in my wardrobe because it compliments Fall colors like brown, red, navy. My trench is a light material that I wore quite a bit in the summer. If I were buying one for the Fall and Winter, I'd go with a slightly warmer one in wool or wool-blend for more functionality in the colder months (linked above and below).

Fashion is mostly art but it's also a little bit science and therefore, formulaic. This work outfit is based on of my favorite style formulas so in this post I'm sharing 3 style tricks that you can use to create chic work outfits for Fall with pieces you have in your own wardrobe.

CASUAL FALL STYLE: RUST DRESS AND ELBOW-PATCH SWEATER

Monday, September 26, 2016

Fall Fashion Dress and Sweater

DRESS: NORDSTROM | SWEATER: ASOS | HAT: FOREVER 21 similar HERE | SANDALS: ZARA similar HERE or HERE | SUNGLASSES: old, similar HERE, also obsessed with THESE under $25!

It's the first week of Fall! Do I look a little like a pumpkin in this outfit? Honestly, I love this dress and the rust color so I don't care if I do:) I love anything in the rust/orange section of the color wheel and this one is actually a really great color that mixes well with both neutrals as well other Fall colors like plum and burgundy. Even hunter green would look so pretty with this.

This day started out cool and then warmed up as many Fall days in Boston tend to do, so one outfit formula I rely on quite a bit is pairing a dress with a knit that I can either drape around my shoulders, carry in my bag or tie around my waist when I'm not wearing it. Scroll down to see the dress with my cute new elbow-patch knit - perfect petite-fit and available in petite, regular and tall sizes!