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.) 






Tuesday, December 26, 2017

After Christmas Blues






Dress: J.Crew Shirt: Kate Spade c/o (old, similar here) Shoes: J.Crew Bag: YSL Earrings: Tory Burch (also love these) Bracelets: Kate Spade c/0

One of my New Year's resolutions for 2018 is to get better at planning ahead. Almost everything I do is last minute, including shopping. If I have a wedding or big event I usually end up buying 2 or 3 dresses, three days beforehand, in case the original dress I have in mind doesn't work out. I love shopping at Nordstrom because they not only have so many great selections but they offer free shipping and returns. Nordstrom makes it easy to ship the dresses I don't want back and the return is always processed very quickly. I love seeing the money back in my account right away. Their expedited shipping is also inexpensive when compared to other online retailers. See more of their services and shipping prices here

I avoid malls for the most part but if you are the type of person that loves to try before you buy, Nordstrom also offers customers the opportunity to reserve pieces online to try on in store. This will save a lot of time as I never enjoy trying to look for specific items scattered throughout departments. It's great that the sales team can have the clothing ready for customers beforehand. Nordstrom will even go so far as to deliver items you order online and pick up in store right to your car via curbside pickup. That is a service I would definitely take advantage of! I love how convenient they make it to shop. 

I'm sad that Christmas is over but I'm looking forward to the New Year! In this post I featured an outfit that I've worn out a couple of times and will probably end up wearing to dinner on New Year's Eve. It's just dressy enough and I love how the blue velvet dress looks with a white ruffled collared shirt underneath. I linked a few different velvet dress and dressy shirt options below that I'm also loving! 

                                        Special thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post! 



Sunday, December 24, 2017

Let's Wait up for Santa; Harry's First Christmas






Sweater: Talbots c/o Shirt: Kiel James Patrick Pants: J.Crew Shoes: Talbots c/o
Harris: Onsie: Gap

Merry Christmas! Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday that is merry and bright. 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Dashing Through the Snow











Coat: Burberry (old, similar) Dress: Kiel James Patrick Shoes: J.Crew Bag: Tory Burch Scarf: Anthropologie (old, also love this oneTights: Kate Spade
Kiel: Flannel: Kiel James Patrick
Harris: Onsie: Janie and Jack c/o

Anyone else dreaming of  a white Christmas? We were really lucky to see snow last week. I can't remember the last time it snowed in December. Providence was looking especially pretty. I love seeing all of the classically decorated homes on the East Side and the snow made everything even more beautiful. 

I tend to wear a lot of plaid this time of year. I may be a little biased but our Kiel James Patrick flannel dresses are the perfect piece to wear if you want to dress up but still feel comfortable. (If you plan on ordering one and are in between sizes, size up. It runs on the small side.)  They have been a big hit this season and we were really lucky to get more in stock this week. Thank you so much to everyone who has purchased one. We really appreciate your support!  

We sold out so quickly on the initial run that I was unable to host a giveaway. Now that we have more in stock I'm excited to announce I'm giving away a dress to three winners this week. Enter with Rafflecopter below for your chance to win a dress. The contest will begin today and end on Thursday December 21st at 11:59 pm EST. I will announce the winners on Friday. Good Luck!









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Thursday, December 14, 2017

A Very Harry Christmas











Coat: Ralph Lauren  (n/a, Purchased it the week of Black Friday. Might still be available in stores) Sweater: Ralph Lauren (0ld, similar) Pants: Lysse Shoes: Gucci  Hat: Anthropologie Scarf: Vintage

Kiel: Coat: Burberry (similar) Sweater: Ralph Lauren (old) Pants: Ralph Lauren Boots: LL Bean

Harry: Sweater: Ralph Lauren c/o Shirt: Ralph Lauren Pants: Ralph Lauren Hat & Booties: Ralph Lauren c/o