Vacation Recap and Back to Work

Well we had a wonderful time spending the holidays in Lake Tahoe and then New York, the time flew by as vacations always seem to do. Get ready for a picture filled post!

We spent our first day in the picturesque and unseasonably warm Lake Tahoe by taking a boat tour around the lake. A little boring, but champagne was available, so that made it bearable. : ) I’ve found my Express faux fur vest to be such a versatile piece that when I was doing a return and found this black one at the Loft for $40 there was no way it wasn’t coming home with me. A coat was a little warm for this day, so the vest was a perfect layer.

We had Christmas dinner out at a seafood restaurant where I enjoyed a scallop and short rib combo with lots of veggies. I wore the same outfit seen here, and this blouse makes me happy each time I put it on. Thank you 50% off Ann Taylor sales.

The day after Christmas was spent skiing the slopes with Michael and my cousins, Lisa and Rocky. All blue runs due to the lack of snow this year, which was perfect for me.

A few days later we were off to New York , where I did my very first real Crossfit workout! Michael was excited to have me tag along and I managed to do a lot more than I thought I could. That is 105 pounds in case you are wondering.

The day before New Year’s Eve Michael and I hopped on the train into the city to visit Rockefeller Center, where he proposed a few years back, and have a few cocktails.

Here is another pretty background we found to take some pics. It was also unseasonably warm in New York (notice the lack of snow) so I was able to wear this gorgeous new Tahari cape  (still available in black!) that my MIL got me for Christmas. LOVE it! Thank you Carla!

You already saw my New Year’s Eve pics so that’s all I have from the trip.

But I’m back to work today, and of course, that requires getting dressed. I mentioned in my last post that I couldn’t wait to wear my statement necklace casually so why not work around that?

My inspiration today was from this picture of Olivia Palermo (I know, totally annoying on “The City”, but the girl’s got style!)

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Just pulled out my black and white striped tee, the new statement necklace and decided this was also the perfect opportunity to make my black velvet skinnies work for the office as well. Looking forward to catching up with my girls at happy hour, then headed home to unpack (always easier after a few glasses of wine).

Do you wear your statement necklaces to the office?

(I don’t normally show you my outerwear, but my MIL also got me this fabulous faux fur trimmed coat that makes me feel like a little like Rachel Zoe so including a shot of that too!)

Pants – GAP, Shirt – H&M (similar), Shoes – Target, Necklace – Premier Designs,  Coat – Ann Taylor

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All of your fashion pics are great, but my favorite is the one of you squatting with 105 pounds. Strength is beautiful.

My husband made me lift 50 pounds over my head today – kind of wimpish, but at least my back and shoulders aren’t rebelling, and that’s progress. I also took off five pounds from the assisted chin-up machine, which is my absolute favorite machine in the gym!


    Thanks Rebekah! Sounds like you are definitely getting stronger too!


Great pictures!


So glad your family.filled holiday was fun and fashion.filled!!!! You looked great for every event!! Love.that necklace!!!!!

Amanda E.

LOVE the fur coat from your MIL, and omg 105 lbs?! You are my hero!