Thursday, November 26, 2015

Celebrate with Shades

It's probably no surprise that one of my favorite accessories, especially as the finishing touch to almost any outfit, is a pair of sunglasses. I own way too many, but depending on my outfit, my mood and the weather outside, they all serve a different purpose. I also tend to go through phases where I'll wear one pair of sunglasses for weeks until I temporarily get sick of them. Lately, I've been reaching for my classic Ray Bans for an easy, cool look.

For this holiday season, I got the incredible chance to partner with Sunglass Hut to style a holiday vignette based around my favorite pairs. They gave us complete creative freedom to make the vignette our own, which for me, included a mix of dressy and casual pieces, cozy knits, candles and since I'm in complete decorating mode after our move, some home elements. For my sunglasses, I picked several pairs, including several Ray Bans and a more glamorous Prada frame.

If you're in the area, the Pop-Up Shop is located at their Soho location at 496 Broadway. In the meantime, you can shop their holiday gift selects here.

Photography by Michelle McSwain. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Feminine Edge

5e 8e Sweater: Tibi (in blue - on sale!) | Denim: Citizens of Humanity (on sale with code GOBIG15) | Shoes: Aquazzura (20% off with code GOBIG15) | Sunglasses: Ray Ban ℅ of Sunglass Hut

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

While there are a ton of sales going on right now, the three I'm most excited for:

SHOPBOP | up to 25%, both full price and sale, with code GOBIG15. Drooling over this camel coat.

NORDSTROM: If you're looking for a simple pump, these and  these are a great options. My best friend swears by the first pair and has them in several colors.

NET A PORTER  | so many things up to 50% off.  Thinking about these

Photos by Keith Hodne

Monday, November 23, 2015

Fall Whites

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Mai Wrap Coat: Mackage (also here with color options) | Jeans: Paige | Sweater: Similar | Shoes: Aquazzura | Cashmere Hat: Club Monoaco (less $$ option) | Sunglasses: Ray Ban 

Ah! Thanksgiving week is here which also means that our two year wedding anniversary is coming up (here and here)! We got married on Thanksgiving Eve and it feels like it was only yesterday. Since both of our families are here in New York, we always stay in the city, hanging out with both friends and family with way too much eating. 

Speaking of eating, what's your favorite food related to the holiday? I'm a total sides/carbs girl and could make a meal out of mashed potatoes and stuffing. My mouth is just watering thinking about it.

PS: The NET-A-PORTER sale is live and I'm eyeing these babies...

Photos by Keith Hodne

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Early Morning Commute

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Skinny Equestrian Jeans: ℅ of Rag & Bone | 'Celia' Cardigan: ℅ of Rag & Bone | Boots: Stuart Weitzman 'All Legs' | Flight Bag: ℅ of Rag & Bone | Sunglasses: Dior

One of my go-to brands for luxury basics has always been Rag & Bone. It's the combination of beautiful, well-made pieces that are both on trend, but never too trendy that makes me love the brand so much. Today I'm wearing this incredibly lush cashmere cardigan with their newest, and possibly my new favorites, skinny equestrian jeans. They really do hug the leg perfectly, but the material makes them extremely flattering versus looking painted on. Big, big fan!

Some more of my Rag & Bone favorites below:

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Closet Sale! Tomorrow!

Join us tomorrow as we've extended our closet sale for another day! We'll be selling a ton of vintage, accessories and some designer goods. 

A few amazing things I'll be selling, among many others. 

These hard-to-get Acne Jensen Boots.  Last year, like a fool, I got them in a size too small and because I loved them so much, I decided to repurchase in my actual size. Letting the size 38 (fits an 8!) go. Selling for less than half of retail and I did wear them a few times, once in the snow, so all they need is a little polish and cleaning from a good shoe place. 

The Stuart Weitzman Highland Boots in black suede | size 39. I ended up getting the All Legs, which are so similar and since I do not need both, letting go of these! Lightly worn and just need a little TLC and cleaning from your shoe place. Selling for less than half of retail. 

This Saint Laurent Tote - selling for $900. Worn, but in great condition! 

This Celine Box Bag. A few scratches, but in great condition. Comes with original box and dust bag. Currently at US Celine stores for over $4K, selling for less than half of that.

If you have any specific questions about any of these items or are interested in something and can't make the actual sale, please email me! If the item is still available tomorrow, I'll gladly ship.

Last but not least, we'll be selling A TON of brand new beauty stuff and makeup for $5, with 100% of the proceeds going to Foster Dogs New York.

Hope to see you!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


Hat: Club Monaco | Sweater: Banana Republic | Denim: Current/Elliott | Loafers: J Crew (similar alternative - amazing price!) | Bag: Saint Laurent

I wore this comfy outfit a few weekends ago for some flea market shopping. We've been on the hunt for a farm table and are finally in the works of getting one made! For the time being, Keith and I have been eating dinner on little retractable tables (admittedly, in front of the TV) so it's going to be an exciting addition for so many reasons. This is sort of the vision we have in mind, with a few little tweaks, like a combination of different chairs and some personal touches.

I wore pieces that were sitting in my closet, with the exception of this hat, which is a new addition and the perfect coverup on a lazy, not-in-the-mood-to-wash-hair day!

photos by Keith Hodne

Thursday, November 12, 2015

My Type of Morning

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Sweater: Theory | Denim: Current/Elliott Stiletto | Slippers: UGG | Chair: High Fashion Home | Throw: Similar 

For pretty much my entire life, I was never a morning person. All those people that would wake up, cheerful, perky and ready to start the day, I never understood how that was even possible. These days, I'm not exactly sure what shifted (maybe age?) but admittedly, I love the mornings more than any time of day. Now, I wouldn't go as far as saying that I'm a morning person, nor am I quite ready for intense human conversation, but I do love that quiet time of day and the feeling of a fresh start.  The one thing I love and truly look forward to, is waking up to the thought of breakfast and my morning cup of hot coffee.

When Nespresso asked me to talk about my daily coffee routine, it was a no brainer. For one, we've had a Nespresso machine in our home for many years and secondly, we take our coffee pretty seriously.

This time around, I got to try their newest Evoluo machine from the VertuoLine range, in celebration of their new Experience a cup above campaign with, George Clooney. I've had other machines in the past, but what I love most about this one is that it brews both full cups of coffee and espresso, with the smoothest crema on top. Depending on my mood, some days I wake up craving a regular cup of coffee and on others, a cappuccino (with extra cinnamon, always).

On most days, I wake up fairly early and after walking the dogs, I eat a little something and sit down with my morning cup. I put on Good Morning America, check emails, catch up on blogs, update my own and then finally head upstairs to get ready for the day. It's a simple morning, but it's my way of experiencing a cup above.

Also side note: all of the capsules from Nespresso are recyclable. Love that! There's a few different ways to recycle, but the easiest one is with pre-paid recycling bags - you can just drop them off at one of the 88,000 UPS drop off locations around the country. 

Thank you to Nespresso for partnering on this post!

Photos by Keith Hodne