Sunday, January 28, 2018

50 Days of Winter












There are fifty-one days left of winter. If you live in New England, winter temps realistically linger around until April. This means that from now until the ground finally thaws and the flowers bloom I will be wearing mostly sweaters and comfy jeans. Fifty-one days is a good amount of time, especially when scrolling through Instagram pics of others enjoying an early spring. The pictures above are some of my favorite sweaters from winter's past. I tend to be drawn to nordic sweaters, cozy turtlenecks and cable knits. They are the ideal pieces to pack for cozy cabin weekends. 

For this post I rounded up an assortment of sweaters that are perfectly suitable for the rest of the season's everyday wear, ski trips, and weekend jaunts around town. Many of these sweaters are currently on sale which is one of the best things about this time of year, the end of winter sales. While putting together this post I came across a couple of sweaters that were must haves from Rebecca Taylor here and here. I can't wait until they arrive in the mail this week! 

See the Full post of each picture above: 

http://www.classygirlswearpearls.com/2016/01/snowventure.html
http://www.classygirlswearpearls.com/2014/01/winter-blast.html 
http://www.classygirlswearpearls.com/2013/01/cashmere-lattes-and-love-to-keep-girl.html
http://www.classygirlswearpearls.com/2017/01/deer-mountain-inn.html
http://www.classygirlswearpearls.com/2012/02/winter-myself-and-nordic-sweaters-are.html







Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Will you be my Valentine















Coat: Anthropologie Dress: Zara  (similar here and here) Shoes: Kate Spade (also love these) Necklace: Kiel James Patrick  Bracelet: Kiel James Patrick Ring: Kiel James Patrick 1,2
Sophie: Shirt: Kate Spade  Skirt: J.Crew Heels: Merona  Earrings: Kiel James Patrick Bracelet: Kiel James Patrick Ring: Kiel James Patrick
Outfit 2: Shirt: Anthropologie Necklace: Kiel James Patrick Earrings: Kiel James Patrick


Sharing a couple of Valentine's Day looks to introduce our latest jewelry collection from Kiel James Patrick. Lots of bows, pearls, personalization, and sparkle! We shot at the gorgeous Roger Williams casino in Providence, Rhode Island. Kiel and I have shot the exterior many times throughout the years and I loved exploring the inside. The space is available for events. 

I purchased the flower bouquets from Flowers by Semia. Her arrangements are stunning! 



Sunday, January 21, 2018

Winter Skate Date










Sweater: Kiel James Patrick Shirt: Kiel James Patrick Jeans: Ralph Lauren Socks: Gap
Kiel: Sweater: Vintage Jeans: Levi's Hat: Kiel had this knit for him

Ice skating is one of the biggest perks of winter (in my opinion). We live on a lake and I can count the number of times I've gone ice skating in the past few years on one hand. I'm a little disappointed in myself ... Ice skating is always so much fun! I tend to forget when it's ten degrees outside. On this particular day it was 45. It felt almost warm after the stretch of cold days we previously had. It was perfect. 

We strung up some outdoor lights to make our "skating rink" even more magical. I bundled up in our latest sweater from Kiel James Patrick. It's a limited edition Toasty Coasty heart sweater and we only made one hundred of them. The sweater was just released tonight and it's already selling out fast. It's perfect for Valentine's Day. The sizing is true to size. 



Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Benevolent Street









Coat: Club Monaco Sweater: Club Monaco Jeans: AG Bag: Scuola Del Cuoio Shoes: Gucci Bracelet: Kiel James Patrick Earrings: Kiel James Patrick Ring: Kiel James Patrick Glasses: Gucci (similar) 




Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Ski Apres





Coat: Jack Wills (old, similar) Sweater: Talbots c/o Skirt: J.Crew (old) Boots: LL Bean c/o Hat: Anthropologie (similar) Scarf: Vintage 




Monday, January 8, 2018

All Things Cozy











Top: Joe Fresh  (similar) Bottoms: Joe Fresh (n/a these look really cozy with this sherpa top)
Harry: Sweater: Someone knitted this for us. Linked a similar sweater here . This site has adorable personalized baby sweaters!) Pants: Baby Gap
Blankets: Pottery Barn c/o (full collection of faux fur blankets and pillows here), Nordstrom Rack, Anthropologie 
Pillows: PendletonNordstrom Rack c/o
Fox Slippers: Stubbs & Wootton 
Skillet: Lodge Waffle Maker: Breville

The recent frigid weather has inspired me to put together a post of all things cozy! I've been content just staying home with Harry and Kiel to read by the fire, watch the Crown, play board games, and cook easy but delicious meals. 

I posted our skillet pizza and waffle breakfast on my Instastory but thought I would share the images here. The Lodge cast iron pan is one of the most used items in my kitchen. I'm always looking for new recipes and couldn't resist trying out a skillet pizza after I came across a picture of one on Pinterest. Since Harry was born I haven't had as much time to cook. The pizza recipe was really simple. It took less than ten minutes to prepare. For those interested I used this recipe:
  •  Pizza dough (or skip step 1 and use store bought pizza dough)
    • 1 tbsp molasses
    • 1 package (1/4 oz) active dry yeast
    • 2 1/2 tbsp kosher salt
    • 2 1/2 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 1/4 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
    • 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
    • Vegetable-oil cooking spray
  • 1/2 Cup pizza sauce
  • 1/2 Cup Mozzarella cheese
  • 4 oz. pepperoni
  • Optional: 1 cup vegetable toppings (i.e. cherry tomatoes, onions, green peppers, mushrooms),
  • Optional: Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese or fresh basil

Directions:


  1. In a large bowl, combine molasses and yeast with 1 1/3 cups lukewarm water. Stir. Set aside until bubbly, about 5 minutes. Add salt and oil and stir. In a separate bowl, mix flours together. Add yeast mixture to flours and stir with a wooden spoon until dough forms.

  2. Preheat the oven to 450F.
  3. Coat a 10″ cast iron skillet (or oven safe skillet) with 1/2 tablespoon of oil. You can also run a garlic clove around for seasoning.
  4. Divide the overnight pizza dough in half (or remove your store-bought pizza dough from the can).
  5. Take half of the pizza dough (or all of your store bought dough) and place it into the seasoned skillet. Spread it around the bottom of the skillet with your fingers and push it up around the sides about 1 to 1.5 inches. Let the dough rest for a few minutes while preparing the rest of your toppings.
  6. Add the pizza sauce.
  7. Sprinkle all the mozzarella cheese.
  8. Top with pepperoni and any other toppings you desire.
  9. Bake the pizza for about 15-18 minutes or until the crust has browned and the cheese has a few browned spots (rotate the skillet half way through the cooking time).
  10. Carefully remove the cast iron skillet from the oven onto a heatproof surface and enjoy you skillet pizza!

Kiel and I are obsessed with the Breville Waffle Maker. We use it to make waffles more often than I would like to admit. It's always fun to experiment with different toppings. This particular waffle maker is simple to use and the clean up is easy. We purchased the one that makes four waffles at a time. 

Lastly I shared a few cozy cottages that I came across on our recent trip to New Hampshire. There is nothing more dreamy this time of year than staying at a cozy cabin with a roaring fire, mountain view, warm blankets, and a pile of good books. (In case you were wondering I'm currently reading Sheryl Sandberg Lean In. I received it as a gift two years ago and recently discovered it on my shelf.)