Currently Coveting: Sleeveless Jacket

On one of my recent shopping excursions, I found a fabulous sleeveless jacket at Anthropologie. I have been aware of this trend for quite some time now but never really investigated it before until now. After purchasing my first ever sleeveless jacket, I can tell you that they aren’t as pointless as I thought they were. I mean, think about it. Why would you buy a jacket without sleeves? Isn’t it just a fancy vest? Maybe I was waiting to find the right one but now I feel as if my eyes have been opened to the styling possibilities of the sleeveless jacket. If you are looking for something to spice up your wardrobe, this is it. It can be worn over a skirt, jeans, or a dress, and it really brings a sleek fashionable element to your outfit. Experiment with the style by wearing different textures underneath and belting it for some structure. I think this is the perfect buy for spring because we’ll still be layering but it’s a lighter option for the warmer months. I really think this is a trend you should play around with for spring, and the following are some fabulous options to get you started.

 

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Currently Coveting: Anthropologie One-Piece Swimwear

When you think of a bathing suit style for summer, an itsy bitsy bikini comes to mind.  However, before you dismiss the idea of a one-piece suit, know that this style is making a comeback in a very cute way.   Normally, women who aren’t comfortable showing off a lot of skin usually wear one-piece suits.  This swim season, one-pieces are all the rage and sexier than ever with the new colorful prints and retro styles.  I recently dropped by Anthropologie and I am in love with all of the suits in their one-piece swimwear collection.  All of Anthropologie’s swimwear designs are colorful, detailed, and unique.  You will be the envy of every girl and you won’t miss your bikini at all.  Whether you’re relaxing by the pool or playing at the beach, there is a suit here for you.  The only problem I have, is that I can’t decide which one I want.  So you tell me, which on of these one-piece suits are your favorite?

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Spring Shopping Wish List

We made it!  Tomorrow marks the official first day of spring!  Even though there is snow in the forecast here in NYC, I cannot wait for the season to arrive.  I am sick of wearing pants, boots, and puffy coats; it’s time for dresses, shorts, and flats.  It’s a very freeing time, and who doesn’t love all of the blooming flowers?  With a new season comes my favorite thing there is, shopping.  Has anyone else been finding new outfits for the warmer weather?  It can be a bit overwhelming because there are so many cute things out there.   I have been to all of my favorite shops and have rounded up for you what’s on my spring shopping wish list.  Take a look and share in the comments below what’s on your list!

 

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1. J.Crew – Sequin Floral Sweater | 2. Ann Taylor – Aztec Jacquard Shorts | 3. TopShop – Scallop Tee | 4. Sam Edelman – Lynn Espadrilles | 5. Zara – Striped Dress | 6. Jigsaw – Agate Placement Skirt | 7. Sole Society – Mallory T-Strap Heel | 8. Shinymix – Half The Fun Necklace | 9. Kate Spade NY – Lily Avenue Carrigan | 10. Anthropologie – Lace Front Maillot

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Holiday Gift Guide Part 2: Anthropologie Favorites

Anthropologie has always been one of my favorite destinations for holiday shopping.  No matter whom you are shopping for, you are bound to find the perfect gift.  From quirky home goods, cozy knitwear, to stunning jewelry, they seem to have something for everyone.  This one-stop shop will not only bring a smile to your loved ones faces, but it will also make the holidays less stressful for you.  Over the weekend, I visited the store and was very happy to have gotten most of my shopping done for the ladies in my life.  The following are my favorite Anthropologie pieces.  Trust me, it took me a long time to narrow them down for you.   I am in love with the layered necklace and the pineapple decorative candle.  Of course I had to include the limited edition gold monogramed mug that every fashionista should own.  Hope one of these items inspires you and that the holidays aren’t too stressful for you.

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Currently Coveting: Winter Accessories

Temperatures are dropping… fast.  Winter is rapidly approaching, which means it is time to bundle up.  The time for light scarves and floppy hats is over; we need to get serious and take our accessories to the next level.  We all miss those easy-breezy days where we could just throw on a light jacket and run out of the house and be perfectly comfortable.   But now, we have to bundle up so tightly only our eyes are showing.  Even though below zero temps make us blue, it also makes for a great excuse to treat ourselves with some fabulous new winter accessories.  Who says you can’t be chic and warm?  The following are the fabulous pieces that I am currently coveting and hopefully they will inspire you as well!

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SPARKLES: Club Monaco – Suzanne Hat | Ann Taylor – Embellished Ribbed Gloves

EAR MUFFS: Anthropologie – Faux Fur Earmuffs | Club Monaco – Naomi Ear Muffs

POM-POM BEANIE: C.Wonder – Love Mash Up Pom Hat | J.Crew – Honeycomb Pom-Pom Hat

TECH: Kate Spade NY – Stitched Bow Tech Gloves

BLANKET SCARF: TopShop – Geo Stitch Blanket Scarf | Zara – Checked Shawl

FAUX FUR: Ann Taylor – Faux Fur Knit Gloves | Express – Faux Fur Trapper Hat | Tinley Road – Infinity Scarf

Chic Outfits for Thanksgiving Day

It is almost hard to believe that Thanksgiving is a week away.  I, for one, could not be more excited.  Not only is it my favorite holiday, but it kicks off a fabulous month of holiday festivities.  Before Christmas madness begins, it’s a wonderful day to be with family and friends while eating mass amounts of stuffing and pumpkin pie.  This year, I will be heading to Washington DC to spend time with my husband’s family.  It’ll be nice to get out of the city for a couple of days and recharge the batteries.  As much as I enjoy being a guest, I look forward to the day when I get to be the hostess.  What about you; how will you be celebrating this year?

No matter what your plans are, you will need a warm, cozy, and stylish outfit to wear.  A lot of you may take the casual approach to the day.  After all, you may be cooking all day, playing football outside, or napping from a turkey coma.   I happen to love dressing up no matter what the vibe may be.  If you can’t wear a nice dress on a day of celebration then when can you?  I am sure you all have your preference for dressing up or down, which is why I have put together a few chic outfits that will be perfect for Thanksgiving Day.

 

Casual chic….

Thanksgiving Day Outfits

1. 525 America – Patchwork Turtleneck | 2. KT Collection – Ruby Marquise H0ok Earrings | 3. TopShop – Leigh Stretch Aubergine Jeans | 4. TopShop – Double-Breasted Heritage Cape | 5. Dolce Vita – Graham Boot

Dressing it up a bit….

Thanksgiving Day Outfits

1. Kate Spade – Square Stud Earrings | 2. Daniel Wellington – York Rose Gold Watch | 3. Mango – Flowy Pocket Blouse | 4. Tory Burch – Danielle Skirt (on sale) | 5. H&M – Cardigan | 6. Nine West – Leather Booties

Dressed up (perfect for meeting the parents)….

Thanksgiving Day Outfits

1. C.Wonder – Pave Oval Link Bracelet | 2. Sole Society – Crimson Cadena Heel | 3. COS – Dress with Tie Collar | 4. HumbleChic – Floating Diamond Multi-Stone Necklace | 5. Anthropologie – Earvin Square Scarf

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10 Colorful Coats to Brighten Up Your Mood

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As I write this I can’t help but stare out my window, watching the icy rainfall, thinking to myself that fall is quickly turning into winter.  There is no escaping it.   The best thing we can all do is embrace it.  For me, the holidays help a lot because, with the cold days, there are so many festive reminders to distract you.  However, winter lasts a lot longer than the holidays, so it is well past time to get prepared.  When it comes to seasons, I always have my favorite piece to purchase, and for winter, it is coats.  I have loved them for as long as I can remember, and it has actually affected where I’ve moved to in the past.  My recent inspiration for coat styles has been Mindy Kaling’s character on “The Mindy Project” (see image above).  If you aren’t familiar with the show, Mindy often wears brightly colored coats that stand out in the crowd.  Even though I own one, two, okay, five black coats, I want to break the habit and introduce some color to my winter wardrobe.  If you think about it, a colorful coat will definitely help cheer you up during the cold long months.  I have put together a selection of outerwear that I love this season.  I hope you will consider ditching the black and choosing a vibrant and patterned style to fight the winter blues.  In addition, I have added a few wintery trends like blush pastels and plaid prints for you to consider.

 

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