Monday, November 24, 2014

gift guide : personalized.

more gift ideas! this time it gets personal with monogrammed items .... let the person know you put lots of effort into it (even if it's just a few clicks) by putting their initial/s on it .... 

1. maya brenner asymmetrical character necklace - so pretty and dainty that's good for layering

2. slate coaster set - a personalized touch to a necessary item

3. madewell front door key fob - a cool leather key-chain

4. giles & brother personalized skinny railroad bracelet - an everyday bracelet for him or her

5. bia cordon bleu barber monogrammed espresso cup - initialized caffeine fix

6. stella & dot engravable charm - a pretty, classic necklace

7. platinum rimmed stemless glassware - cheers!

8. baggu dipped tote bag - a versatile tote with a touch of metallic

9. metallic leather zip pouch - to take to happy hour or throw in your handbag

happy gift shopping!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

gift guide : for her.

i know it's not thanksgiving yet but we only have 36 days until christmas and that time will fly by with holiday parties, dinners, happy hours, etc .... time to start gift shopping! i picked some stuff that i think would be fun to get (or buy for myself) .... 

1. j.crew dreamy cotton pajama set - who doesn't need a cute, comfortable pair of pajamas?

2. canvas dauville large bowl - for keys, jewelry, change, etc. and in white and silver, it's neutral enough to go with anyone's interior decor

3. american apparel metallic leather pouch - the perfect pouch for holiday parties and it will last way beyond new year's eve .... muted metallic gold goes with any outfit anytime of year.

4. iron tree branch hook - a cool, interesting hook for hats, jewelry, scarves, keys....

5. bauble bar celestial drop earrings - to wear with that LBD or to jazz up jeans and a sweater

6. beauty counter perfect lip collection - the smoothest lip conditioner, the prettiest pale pink lip sheer  (that works on anyone) and shiny lip gloss

7. stella & dot on the mark necklace - this sterling silver, dainty arrow necklace can be worn daily

8. warehouse faux fur pom pom hat - warm, cute and neutral enough to go with any jacket

9. refinery 29 style stalking book - a fun, style inspiring coffee table book

10. distressed mirror jewelry box - to keep jewels neat and organized but looking nice in this pretty box

happy shopping!

Friday, November 14, 2014


tgif! what i've been up to on instagram .... 

have a great weekend!

p.s. some good sales are going on .... stock up on some winter goods! 

madewell: 25% off. code: FALLBACK. ends 11.17.14
j.crew: 25% off. code: SHOPNOW. ends 11.17.14
kate spade: 25% off. code: BEMERRY. ends 11.17.14
old navy: 25% off. code: SAVENOW. ends 11.15.14
gap: 30% off. code: HAPPY. ends 11.14.14
bloomingdales: 20% off. code: HOLIDAY. ends 11.16.14

Thursday, November 6, 2014

scarves + sales.

it's getting pretty cold .... winter is coming, ughhhh. so you need a big, warm scarf. at least i wear one everywhere i go in the fall and winter and almost never take it off. here's some that i'm liking right now that would look good with a coat or as part of your outfit .... 

1. asos grey plaid check scarf - love the classic plaid pattern
2. asos oversized knit scarf - a great, versatile every day scarf
3. madewell bandana triangle scarf - a cool graphic print 
4. asos oversized leopard scarf - leopard is pretty much a neutral
5. yarnz solid scarf - you kind of can't go wrong with a black scarf in a wool/cashmere blend
6. asos tweed check oversized scarf - plaid + oversized = perfect combo

p.s. some good sales are going on right now ....

gap - 30% off your omline purchase. code: HAPPY 
banana republic - 30% off full priced items in-store and online. code: BREXCITED
madewell 25% off select sweaters + boots, code: YESPLEASE

some of my faves to snag during the sale....

Friday, October 31, 2014

marathon sunday : what to wear.

my favorite day in the city is this sunday - marathon day. i ran it in 2008 and it was one of the hardest things i've ever done but one of the best thing i've ever done. it was so awesome running through all five boroughs and having complete strangers cheer for you. the cheers literally carried me to the finish as i limped along behind my sister, meg. ugh. anyway, now i'm totally happy to be cheering on the runners .... with a cocktail in hand :) what to wear is always an issue because you're on your feet and it gets cold standing out there for hours .... and this sunday is going to be cold and windy, woof. so, i plan on wearing some sort of variation of this outfit .... 

1. madewell cityblock turtleneck sweater - warm, comfortable and a classic
2. asos deep turn up beanie - beanie season has officially started
3.  vans classic slip-on - cool and comfortable for standing all day. socks are a must though to keep warm (preferably no-show socks)
4. asos oversized scarf in grey check - i love a giant scarf and this muted plaid is so pretty 
5. old navy rockstar mid rise super skinny jeans - black skinnies are a staple. these are so comfortable and a bargain! (AND 25% off with code SAVE. ends 11/5)
6. j.crew stadium cloth cocoon coat - love this style, it can go casual or dressed up and grey is so versatile (plus 25% today off with code STYLETREAT)
7. j.crew ring set - i love gold with grey
8. madewell the twin pouch crossbody - to carry just what you need and be hands free 

tgif! and good luck to all the runners!

Monday, October 27, 2014

casual + comfortable.

 sweater: madewell | jacket: gap, old (similar here + here) | pants: old navy (similar here + here + here )| sneakers: vans | hat: target | necklace: unearthen | sunglasses: ray-ban | bag: alice d

sometimes you just want to be comfortable. these pants are exactly that and this sweater is so easy to throw on. and this jacket? it's from high school .... pretty amazing it's stuck with me for that long.

happy monday! 

Friday, October 24, 2014

madewell x sezane.

i really like madewell and their collaboration with french brand sezane is so cool. i love the 14 pieces and the styling is so good. see below for my faves ....

nola satchel - so simple and classic
the haspen sweater - i'd want to wear this all the time. looks so clean and good with white.
thelma shift dress - so easy || front tie booties - how cool with the leopard 
textured scarf - i'm a sucker for a good scarf
nola clutch - the perfect size || ankle wrap booties - these go with everything and have just the right height
la superbe sweatshirt - who doesn't want a comfortable and chic sweatshirt?

p.s. they're having a sale off select items online - use code CARPEDIEM. hurry, it's 48 hours only and online only!

shop my faves from the sale ....

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

blue + white stripes.

shirt: joe fresh (similar here) | jeans: old navy (similar here + here) | booties: steven, old (similar here + here) | bag: alice d | sunglasses: ray-ban

i love stripes and i love button-ups. both classic. paired with black skinnies and ankle booties, it's an easy every day look. put together but comfortable. tuck in the front of one side for a little bit of an edgy look.

shop the look below....

Monday, October 20, 2014

black, white + stans.

 blazer: h&m (similar here and here) | tshirt: madewell | jeans: gap (similar here and here) | sneakers: adidas (similar here and here) | sunglasses: ray-ban | watch: casio | necklace: similar

i love white. and yes, white after labor day is totally OK. i actually love white denim in the fall and winter. pair them with sweaters and booties to make them season appropriate. in this case, i wore sneakers because these stan smiths go with every thing (and they're so comfortable). and i threw on a black blazer to make my all white look more fall-ish.