Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Living in RI, I'm fortunate to be surrounded by the sea and all its loveliness. On this particular day, I was dressed for mild weather in Providence where it’s almost always freezing in December. I had also teamed up with Lucky Magazine and Sperry Top-sider to showcase Sperry's timeless new line of watches that incorporates many of the same elements of their beloved boat shoes, including their signature skip lace, grommets, and weathered leather. Sperry's solid construction makes this timepiece the perfect no-fuss, durable companion to wear with my cozy cable knit sweaters and duck boots this winter! The width and elegant simplicity of the watch enhanced the clean lines of my color block jacket.
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Jacket: J.Crew Shirt: Gap Jeans: Citizens of Humanity Shoes: Madewell Bag: J.Crew Watch: Sperry Top-Sider Bracelet: Madewell
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Jacket: Anthropologie Dress: Anthropologie Shoes: Madewell Bag: Tory Burch Tights: Anthropologie Bracelet: Anthropologie Phone Case: Rifle Paper Co
Classic, luxurious, modern; The New York Palace seamlessly combines contemporary and Gilded Age decor. It was my first time staying at the hotel and I was in awe over the intricate craftsmanship and detail found in the Villard Restaurant (you might recognize it from Gossip Girl), Library, and Villard Ballroom. On my last night in the city I dressed up for a night on the town. This panther dress from Anthropologie is one of my favorite dresses this season. With the faux fur jacket I completed my glitzy cat lady look (If you follow me on social media you know I'm obsessed with cats). The jacket was an impulse buy but it made me feel a tiny bit glamorous wearing it, and more importantly it's the warmest, coziest jacket I have ever worn.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Cape: Jack Wills Pants: Henry and Belle c/o Shoes: Coach c/o Bag: Brooks Brothers (similar)
Scarf: Brooks Brothers (similar)
December in New York City is proof that magic does exist. I've been in the Christmas mode for the past couple of weeks, but I really felt the spirit of the season in the courtyard of the New York Palace Hotel. The Christmas tree is so beautifully decorated, it would even exceed the expectations of a seasoned holiday enthusiast such as Clark Griswold.
I had the pleasure of staying at the hotel this weekend and the lobby is just as festive. My room had a breath taking view of St. Patrick's Cathedral, and Rockefeller Center. I loved how all of my favorite stores and sites from the city were so close. Kiel and I had the best time window shopping and taking in all the festively decorated storefronts. Living in RI I'm used to driving everywhere, but there's something charming about bundling up with a coffee in hand, and wandering the city streets.
Friday, November 29, 2013
So many holiday parties, so little time to make the most of the season. I have put together a list of some of my favorite finds to gift the special host or hostess in your life. Scroll through to see some of my holiday gifting ideas.
Book: Tartine c/o Banana Republic (Shop Banana Republic today 40% off) Tree: Trader Joe's Lights: Pottery Barn Stag Bottle Stopper: Pottery Barn Stag Shot Glass: Pottery Barn Fur Wine Bottle Accessory: Pottery Barn Wish Bone Bottle Opener: Anthropologie (Shop 20% off today) Fiona's Candy: William Sonoma Cheese Spreaders: William Sonoma Serving Tray: William Sonoma Bears: Lindt Chocolate Napkins: Casparion
Monday, November 25, 2013
Jacket: J.Crew Factory (similar) Shirt: Madewell Skirt: J.Crew Boots: Durbarry (special thank you to Tuckernuck) Belt: Madewell Socks: DubarryBracelets: Madewell, Kiel James Patrick Rings: Madewell Necklace: J.Crew Factory
This past weekend was freezing! For me it was a not so subtle reminder that winter boot season is nearly here. I live in flats and heels almost year round but some days are just too cold for it, especially when there is snow on the ground. I was tempted to stay indoors but figured it would be good to get a little fresh air. I bundled up and took my new Durbarry boots out for a walk through the lake. I read that they were water repellant so I wanted to put them to the test. Surprisingly my feet were completely dry when I got out of the lake. The water beaded off and I didn't even have to take my boots off at the door. I was more than impressed with this. I would definitely recommend these boots for the snow and slush ahead. The fur liners are also another must have. I bought them last winter and they not only keep my feet really warm but also look great with all of my boots. I love wearing them with my Hunter boots (last shown here).
On a side note how cute is this mini Christmas tree from Trader Joe's?
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Sweater: Vintage Find (similar) Skirt: J.Crew Factory (similar) Tights: Kate Spade Necklace: Pink Pineapple
Sweater(er): One who wears, owns, loves and collects sweaters regularly. -KJP
From here until Christmas hashtag #BetterSweaterer and tag a picture of you in your best holiday sweater for you chance to be tagged and regrammed by @SarahKJP @KJP @SadieZucchi and @JakeTSharkey on Instagram. One winner will be selected every Friday until December 25th. The crazier the sweater the better. Can't wait to see everyone in their holiday best!