Friday, November 29, 2013

Host with the Most

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.

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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

Fir and Fur

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

Better Sweaterer

Sweater: Vintage Find (similar) Skirt: J.Crew Factory (similar) Tights: Kate Spade Necklace: Pink Pineapple
Sadie: Sweater: Jack Wills (similar) Skirt: J.Crew (similar) Tights: J.Crew (similar)

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! 

Friday, November 22, 2013


Sweater: Coach c/o Shirt: Madewell Jeans: Henry & Belle c/o Boots: Ann Taylor c/o Bag: Vintage Coach (similar) Bracelet: Kiel James PatrickGlasses: Chanel Hat: J.Crew

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Fa La Rue La La

Classy Girls Wear Pearls x Rue La La Wish List

It's that wonderful time of year again! To get in the holiday spirit I teamed up with Rue La La to create a Holiday Wish List using their new app (you can create your own). This project really put me in the holiday shopping mode. Rue La La is the perfect place to find something for everyone on my list, myself included. The suede Fendi pumps would look perfect wrapped up under my tree! 

I also wanted to share some of my favorite holiday pictures from the past few years. Putting together this post was a trip down memory lane for me. If you have been following along since the beginning you may notice that I've included some very old Kiel James Patrick marketing images. Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Weekly Agenda

The week before Black Friday is always hectic for everyone at Kiel James Patrick. This year to add to our holiday stress we are introducing a few exciting new products, and there has been a lot of last minute details to attend to before we can release them. Kiel and I always call this time of year the Christmas Crunch and lately that has involved working a lot of long nights with Starbucks Peppermint Mochas to get us though it. 
<My new bad hair day disguise>Truthfully I just love this hat. Yesterday I woke up late and didn't have time to dry my hair. It was a bit of a mess and also the perfect excuse to wear my new baseball cap. (Outfit Details: Sweater: J.Crew, Shirt: Madewell, Jeans: Citizens of Humanity Shoes: Manolo Blahnik, Necklace: J.Crew Factory (similar), Hat: J.Crew)

I don't know why but taking ornaments and decorations out of storage gets me really excited. This is one of my favorite ornaments from Anthropologie from last year. Pretty much everything Anthropologie sells is perfect to me, but I especially love their Christmas ornaments. I always make sure to stock up on my favorites early on in the season.

Mirror, mirror on the sea, Lilly Pulitzer has the scarf for me. Happy to be included in the latest Juice Stand feature: Murfee Scarf Must Have. (Outfit Details: Sweater: J.Crew, Cords: J.Crew Factory, Scarf: Lilly Pulitzer c/o, Shoes: Ferragamo custom*)

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Sunday, November 17, 2013


 Dress: Anthropologie Shoes: J.Crew (Similar) Necklace: Loren Hope
Special thank you to Society Social for the beautiful Bar Cart featured in this post. 

Devon: Dress: Shoshanna (Similar) Shoes: J.Crew
Sadie: Dress: Jack Wills (Similar)
Macy: Dress: Madewell (Similar)
Vanessa: Dress: J.Crew 
Kiel: Blazer: Jack Wills Shirt: Kiel James Patrick Pants: J.Crew Bow-tie: Kiel James Patrick
Jake: Blazer: Jack Wills Tie: Ralph Lauren Shirt: Kiel James Patrick 
Neal: Suit: Club Monaco (Similar

The Christmas season feels like it is here a bit earlier this year. Stores are beautifully dressed with wreaths and lights, and my inbox is full of holiday promotions. We put together a small cocktail party earlier this past week to kick off the holiday season. Nothing brings about a festive mood like holiday drinks and desserts. I loved being able to use Society Social's beautiful Worth Bar cart for the gathering. It has a nice vintage feel to it and we stocked it with all of our favorites including Onyx Moonshine

We laughed. We ate. We danced. It was nice to spend such a fun night with some of my favorite people before the holiday craziness begins. I was so happy to wear the Starlit Stripes dress from Anthropologie. If you follow me on Instagram you'll know that I was swooning over that dress the first time I saw it. I love any opportunity to dress up, and am excited to see what the rest of the holiday season brings.