I wouldn’t exactly say that I’m the biggest trend follower but sometimes a trend just hits home and I dive right in! The satin midi skirts that have been all over have really been speaking to me. That’s particularly true for the animal print ones. I think that they give you a fun ability to dress an outfit up or down depending on if you wear heels or sneakers and what type of top you wear. I embrace any opportunity to get dressed in something besides athletic wear and wear sneakers so I am all over this look! I thought that it would be fun to pair my new favorite band tee with it but for night time I can also wear a black top. Also, I got this jacket for the holidays and I am OBSESSED with it! It is so reasonably priced, comfortable, and I love that it has a detachable hood. I like that the sweatshirt fabric hood is detachable because I can keep it on when I want a more casual look and remove it when I want it to be dressier. I linked some of my other favorite leopard skirts below!
Christmas Day is right around the corner. It’s one of those days where I’m looking to wear something that is equal parts cute, comfortable, and festive. We spend a lot of time lounging on the couch so I like to be comfortable. I also like to get on the ground and play with my niece and nephew (I mean, they obviously need to play with all their new toys and I want in on the excitement) so I like something that allows me to do that. However, you know I don’t pass up on opportunity to dress for a theme or holiday. These items are the perfect balance of dressy and comfortable. There are a lot of great sweaters here too, which are great for the winter months ahead as well. Just click on an image below to shop!
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Who else has some holiday parties coming up? I have Jay’s work party, which is really a pretty lit party filled with 20-somethings who have that NYC-startup thinking going on. It’s such a fun time of year to dress up and really go all out. This time of year, along with vacation, are my favorite things to dress for. I love a good excuse to get fancy! A lot of these items are also perfect for winter weddings. I have one next week and I think that so many of these dresses would be perfect for it and the welcome dinner. I hope this helps get you in the festive spirit!
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Do you guys love an embroidered blouse as much as I do? These are giving me all of the Spring feels. These are the perfect touch of bohemian that make you want to move to a beach town but still be able to go to your job (and wear a lot of these tops). They're flirty and fun! Just click on an image to shop it.
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In case you missed my million Insta-Stories (can you blame me?!), my parents got a puppy! His name is Rocky and he's a Cavapoo (mixture of Cavalier King Charles and Poodle). Rocky is 8 weeks old and weighs 4 pounds (he will weigh between 10-15 pounds when he's full grown). He's SO cute its absurd. He's either being a total maniac and mega playful or passed the f-out from total puppy exhaustion. I love both of his moods! I wish that I could take him home with me during the evening hours when he's exhausted and wants to just sleep on my chest while I watch TV. Then, I'd like to give him back during the middle of the night when he's waking up multiple times haha.
He is a MAJOR mama's boy! It's so crazy that he just KNOWS my mom is his mom, even though my sister and I have been around almost the whole time that he's been here (and my dad in the evenings). He flips out crying when she leaves the room and it's so sad but also so sweet that he imprinted on his mama and just knows that she's his. He will only sleep if he has a direct view of my mom's head from his crate at night. He really just can't get close enough to her, he literally climbs all over her. If she is emptying the dishwasher, he is rightttt at her foot. The crying when she leaves the room is both relentless and sad though!
Jay and I talked A LOT over the years about getting a puppy and thought that we were going to get one right after we got married. We ultimately decided not to in order to hold onto the freedom that we have during these years before having kids. We want the freedom to travel easily and honestly we were stressed about the amount of money that a dog would cost. We would rather put all of the money that we can towards traveling right now and enjoying being young and "free." I know that we will definitely get a dog at some point down the line but it's been hard for me to have the self control to not get one now.
All that goes to say that I feel REALLY lucky that I get to be around a puppy and have a puppy join my family without all of the work and financial responsibility! Of course I now have a problem because I want to be around him all the time. I was supposed to leave my parent's house yesterday to go home and then was too weak to leave! I want him to know who I am and I want to enjoy this time with him while he's SO little because I know that these moments are fleeting.
Rocky also makes for a great companion in photos! I mean, is there any better accessory?! We both love my new lace blouse. I love the feminine ruffle detail on it. I am not a fan of really intense, huge ruffles but I think that they add a pretty touch to tops when they're done right. I linked a bunch of my favorites below. Just click on an image to shop it.
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Are you guys going to any holiday parties this year? My husband's company, Casper, is having a holiday party in Brooklyn and it's Black Tie optional! I'm excited to get all dressed up and celebrate this festive season. I think that these outfits would be awesome for any holiday party.. after all, a party this time of year is a fun excuse to get all dressed up! These pieces would also be perfect for any winter weddings. As always, click on an image below to shop it.
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I think that dresses are key to Thanksgiving! I don't want pants pressing into my stomach while it's way past its brink. I like to get dressed up for holidays because why not?! So, dresses are perfect! Do you guys like to wear dresses on Thanksgiving? Click on any image below to shop the item.
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Shopbop just released a surprise sale and it is the kind of surprise that I can get behind! The free shipping and returns makes it encouraging to buy items while they're on sale and then try them at home to see what works. It takes forever to go through their inventory though. Therefore, I rounded up all of my ultimate favorites and included them in this post. Just click on an image to shop it. Happy surprise sale!
My friends were recently saying that they wish that they were good at finding the cute inexpensive clothes that I find. I said that you just need a lot of patience to sort through a ton of crap to find the piece of gold. So, here I am...showing you the gold after sorting through a ton of crap. The problem with cheap clothing is that it can look just that...cheap! Forever 21 is one of my go-to stores. I hate the name but love the pricing. Yes, there are way too many quotes written on the t-shirts and the fake leather can look like its a garbage bag but there are also a ton of GEMS! Here are my current favorite Forever 21 picks of the season. Many of these pieces are feeling rightttt at home in my closet. If you hover over any image below, it will tell you the pricing!