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. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

leather jackets.

i'm totally loving the look of black leather jackets right now. i have a faux-leather one and a vintage leather cropped bomber with a fur hood (which is so warm and awesome, i just wish it was a tiny bit longer) but i want more of a classic, biker jacket. these looks show how versatile one can be - you can throw it over a dress or a ladylike outfit (see white outfit below) or mostly what i'm feeling - with jeans and a t-shirt. you kind of can't go wrong with that look. see below for some shop-able options ....

some cool faux and real leather options .... happy shopping!

Monday, October 13, 2014

fall wish list.

1. nixon kensignton leather watch - i'm really into classic, men's style watches right now

2. madewell ribbed turtleneck sweater - slouchy, warm and comfortable. pair with skinny jeans and booties and you're set.

3. steven sammie open buckle booties - chic with a reasonable height

4. madewell mountain shadow scarf - neutral, versatile and big so it actually keeps you warm

5. jennifer zeuner pia necklace - dainty and goes with any outfit

6. asos leather jacket (on sale!) - a classic style, perfect for layering in the fall

7. adidas originals superstar 2 - i love sneakers. these will go with everything.

8. madewell high rise skinny jeans - black skinnies are my fall + winter go-to

9. fjallraven kanken backpack - to jam all my stuff in and be hands free

happy shopping!

p.s. need help finding new fall stuff or something specific? i can help. email me!

Friday, October 10, 2014

blonde waves.


lots of good sales going on this weekend! check 'em out ....

j.crew - in stores and online: 30% off full price items + extra 40% off final sale styles. ends 10/13. code: WEEKENDPLANS. <love this turtleneck sweaterunroll the neck for a cool look>

madewell - in stores and online: 30% off select fall styles. code: OHFALL. <everyone needs a good white button-up>

club monaco - online only: extra 30% off sale + extra 40% off clearance. code: FALLSALE

gap: buy 1+ item, save 20%. buy 3+ items, save 30%. buy 5+ items, save 40%. ends 10/11. code: NEWOUTFIT.  <love this parka>

piperlime: 20% off select style. ends 10/13. code: FALL20. 

happy friday and happy shopping!