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So we’ve been having a cool spring but I am so over my wool and puffer coats! What is a girl to do? I decided a classic trench with a removable liner would be a good investment that I could wear to transition from winter to spring. So happy I found this great one from London Fog on sale! The quality is fabulous, definitely worth more than the $132 price tag. Get one while you can!

I was also excited to come across this sweater at Banana Republic that is perfect for both spring and fall, and even cool nights in the summer thanks to the open weave on the arms. It looks so cute with any denim, white jeans, red jeans, and black pants – lots of options!

And last but not least open toe booties – I was doubtful at how useful these would be but I’ve given in and I love them!

Thanks to my hubby for taking some outdoor pics for me and thanks to all of you for stopping by!

Trench – London Fog via Nordstrom (I’m wearing a small), Sweater – Banana Republic (I’m wearing a small), Jeans – American Eagle, Shoes – Audrey Brooke (similar here with lower heel)

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Hope everyone’s week is off to a good start!

I’ve been keeping my eyes open for a great cropped spring/summer sweater at the right price for awhile now, and was excited to come across this H&M number in one of my favorite colors. It has been all about yellow for me this season!

I love a crop top as a layer, just added this to an all white base and then complemented with this blue seashell bag. I wore this to a party Michael’s hair salon was having followed by dinner in Soho – I just love it there.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sweater – H&M (similar here and here), Jeans – American Eagle, Shoes – DSW, Bag – Kate Spade (similar)

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Hope everyone had a great weekend! We spent ours out with my in-laws on Long Island, it is so great being close to them now.

It was an absolutely gorgeous spring day here on Sunday, mid-60’s with lots of sunshine.

I ended up wearing this cute t-shirt dress I picked up from Old Navy, very comfortable, along with some new cage sandals. LOVE these shoes!

Now it just needs to get a little bit warmer so I can jump in that pool : )

Dress – Old Navy, Sandals – DSW 

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And how adorable is my little niece, Gianna!?



Thanks so much for stopping by!

I thought I walked a lot in Seattle, but it was nothing compared to here in New York. Lots of stair climbing in and out of the subway too. Comfortable boots are a must, especially in the winter when it is cold and I can’t just throw on some “fast flats” and then switch back to heels. My feet would freeze! And boots aren’t as easy to carry around.

For all those New York City bloggers wearing 5 inch heels I figure it is because of one of the reasons below:

1.They have a much higher tolerance for discomfort

2. They plan on cabbing or taking car service

3. They take pictures and then go change

But I believe that fashion and function can be found together, and I’ve been doing my best to track down the best of both worlds for my everyday life.

Here are my comfy boot picks for the winter season:

These Tommy Hilfiger boots are such a sleek riding boot with just enough of a heel to give some lift. $189


My B.O.C. boots are great for all day comfort, and the buckle on the side is perfect for adjusting the calf width. $139.95



On a budget? Try these Old Navy booties for $44.94. Only issue I have is that they don’t come in half sizes. I ended up with a 9 and am just going to put in an insole, the 8 was too snug. I love them in the burgundy and navy too!


If you want a sleek bootie that is a bit dressier, these Sam Edelman’s are a great choice. $139.95


I haven’t tried any of the below personally, but they all get great reviews and have a not too high and not too thin heel for all day comfort.

Loft Booties, love the two tone. $98

imageServiceI definitely have my eye on these cute oxford wedges from Sole Society. A steal at $69.95


And finally another great bootie from Sole Society, could be dressed up or down. $89.95


What do you wear to stay warm, comfy, and stylish in the cold winter months?

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend and Mother’s Day! Sorry for my long absence, was feeling like I just needed a little break this last week coming off my travel. And this week I’m packing up again to head to Vegas for the weekend – lots of flying this month!

The wedding I went to in New Mexico was beautiful and we danced all night! I wore what is probably my favorite dress ever, I loved the bright color.


Here I am with my best friend, April, her little sister was the bride. We’ve been friends for 21 years now!

Dress – Victoria’s Secret


And here we are goofing off with our good friend from high school, Dustin. A beautiful New Mexico night!



This past Saturday night we headed to my friend Sam’s housewarming party and I took advantage of the above average temps to wear this black and white striped dress I picked up recently. I love that I will also be able to wear it with tights in the Fall too. I took a size 6 in this one. It has been going in and out of stock so if you want to give it a try don’t hesitate!

Dress – Topshop, Shoes – BCBGeneration via DSW



Last night the hubby and I had a date night to go see Jersey Boys at the 5th Ave Theatre and it was great! We’ve actually already seen it 3 times, but it is a favorite so we see it any chance we get.

Ah, what to wear. After trying on a few outfits that weren’t quite right, I remembered this outfit that I had pinned from Fash Boulevard and decided to give my polka dot pants with my mint blouse a try. This may be one of my favorite outfits ever, and I never would have thought of doing this blouse with these pants without this inspiration. Thank you bloggers! Despite the less than warm temps I decided to wear these fab ankle strap sandals I picked up at DSW recently on clearance for just $20 – love! The heel isn’t too high and once I break them in they will be very comfortable. (I hope) If you are in the market for polka dots pants, you are in luck, I’ve been seeing a lot of them lately!

Pants – Ann Taylor (similar here and here), Blouse – Old Navy (similar), Shoes – BCBGeneration via DSW (similar here and here), Clutch – Coach, Earrings – Premier Designs

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Happy Friday, have a fabulous weekend!

Last night I went to see my first opera, Cinderella, or more accurately, La Cenerentola, with my friend, Monica. It was really good! It was in Italian but had subtitles on a screen above the stage.

Of course I had to dress up so that’s 2 posts this week that don’t involve jeans, I’m on a roll!

I hadn’t worn this black and blue turtleneck yet this winter season, and decided to think outside the box about what to pair it with, black pants and jeans being the obvious choice. My polka dot skirt of course! Added my bow heels for a little extra feminine touch, and my mother in law was kind enough to pass on this bag to me because I think she thought I might cry if she made me give it back. And she is super generous : )

Skirt – Loft via Ebay (similar), Sweater – Ann Taylor (similar), Tights – Commando, Shoes – Audrey Brooke via DSW, Bag – Michael Kors (similar)

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Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

Saturday we participated in the largest snowball fight for the Guinness Book of World Records. We are part of history now! : )

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Today is a little more normal, working from Starbucks then headed to happy hour with a few girlfriends. Ah, happy hour, my favorite way to make Monday better.


It is actually freezing here right now (for Seattle anyway), so I took advantage of the cooler temps to pull out my favorite grey cashmere sweater, so cozy. Paired the neutral top with my red skinny jeans and thought it would be fun to add my black patent bow pumps and my polka dot purse. Don’t worry Mom, you didn’t waste your money –  it is getting a lot of use! (You have actually seen these red jeans a few times before, but as a straight leg. I then decided I would prefer them a little skinnier so took them to the tailor and voila!)

Happy Monday! Hope some of you get to enjoy happy hour too : )

Jeans – Vertigo via ebay (similar), Sweater – Ann Taylor (similar), Shoes – Audrey Brooke via DSW, Brooch – Premier Designs, Bag – Kate Spade (similar)

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