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It has been soooo long! I just looked and my last post was for Black Friday! Had a great Christmas here in NYC with my friend Alicia, and took a trip to Puerto Rico with my girls in January, things are good! I also have some very exciting life updates that I can’t tell you yet, but will share in a few weeks!

Winter has just been dragging on and on here unfortunately. I mostly wear black tights and one of my many dresses everyday. But the warmer months are coming! (right?…)

Loft is having 40% plus free shipping on any amount for card members today with code SPRING17, and I imagine open to everyone tomorrow. I placed a nice big order whoops… Here are my picks!

Tie Cuff Open Cardigan 

Villa Dress

Flutter Off the Shoulder Top 

Mixed Stripe Strappy Cami 

Polka Dot Pleated Shorts

Chambray Notched Blazer 

Perforated Clutch 

Floral Pencil Skirt

Denim Sailor Skirt 

Cutout Lace Up Sandals 

Cutout Wedge Sandals

Espadrille Wedge Sandals

Happy Shopping!

 


Hi Everyone! Hope you are all having a beautiful fall. It has been mostly nice here in New York, rain this past weekend but next week looking mid-60’s and perfect. I’m headed to Dallas this weekend and then off to Ireland for 9 days the following weekend – lots of packing eek! Loft has a bunch of great new arrivals, 40% off now with code FALLFEST! Includes Lou & Grey! Here are some of my faves:

Striped Ruffle Cuff Shirt Dress

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Seamed Turtleneck Sweater in lots of gorgeous colors

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Bell Sleeve Tunic Sweater 

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Faux Suede Shift Skirt

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Basketweave Sweater Dress (I love a good sweater dress!)

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Brushed Stand Collar Coat (This color is stunning)

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Lou and Grey Bell Sleeve Sweater 

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Lou and Grey Funnelneck Poncho Sweater

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Lou and Grey Signature Soft Cowlneck Tunic (Definitely getting this, I love this material)

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Lou and Grey Signature Soft Cowlneck Top (Also a must have)

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Over the Knee Boots 

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Zippered Booties

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Happy Shopping!


Hi Everyone!

As summer winds down and we look ahead to fall and winter I figured this was the perfect time to give what seems to be a quarterly life update, as well as some suggestions for things to buy now that will transition your wardrobe into the coming cooler seasons.

Ahhhh life. Well my divorce was finalized in May, and while it didn’t really change a whole lot, it did make it so we could wrap up some loose ends and provided a little closure I suppose. It is bittersweet. I know it is for the best in the long run, but still has some sadness attached. My cousin said it will probably always be a little sad and I think that’s true.

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I mentioned back in April a relationship I was hopeful about, but we ended things in June – maybe I had a feeling that was going to happen and why I was so cautious about putting it out there. It is what it is. I was upset and it was hurtful, but I deserve to feel like I am a priority in someone’s life and I like to think I learned a thing or two about not trying to make a relationship work with someone who can’t or isn’t investing as much. And actions speak louder than words.

Just because something ends doesn't mean it never should've been. Remember, you lived, you learned, you grew and you moved on.:

So I’ve been working really hard on keeping busy doing stuff that makes me happy. I’m very extroverted and being alone is hard for me. I get bored and restless easily on my own and that’s something I’m trying to work on. Truthfully other than the first year I moved to Seattle after college (in which I was very depressed), this is the first time I’ve ever lived by myself. Kinda crazy to think about!

Not that I’m sitting at home much though! I spent some fun weekends over the summer in Montauk, it was nice to get away to the beach. I turned 34 July 2nd and some of my besties took me to a Mets game with fireworks to celebrate. There was a beautiful weekend in Chicago with 2 friends exploring the city, and then I just got back from one of my good friend’s birthday weekend in a lake house by the Hudson Valley – 11 awesome ladies, lots of wine, games, and even some horseback riding!

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And things aren’t slowing down either – this weekend I’m headed with my dinner/wine club ladies to Sag Harbor and we have a fun day of wine tasting planned. Then my sorority big sis who we call “Bunzie” is coming for a visit the following weekend. Might even be getting away for a last weekend trip somewhere the weekend of the 8th, and then I’m off to Ireland and Scotland for 10 days with my XO alumnae little sis, Dana! So many adventures and I’m just trying to appreciate and enjoy all of it. The holidays will be here before we know it, and we all know how those seem to fly by.

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So that bring us to the important things – what in the world to wear for all of this? haha

Fall in NYC is my favorite season here – people are back in the city instead of trying to escape it, the weather isn’t too hot, but not freezing yet, and there is just a wonderful energy about it all. When I’m shopping now I’m thinking what can I wear in the next month or two, but also when the temps drop and we are bundling up to survive. Unless we have another winter like last year when it is 70 degrees Christmas Day!

My first tip is dresses – I love dresses. Ones that have black in them, or go well with black, that are short or 3/4 length sleeved. These are perfect for end of summer and fall, but then transition easily by adding some black tights, boots, and you can often even layer the dress over a turtleneck or button down, or add a faux fur vest. Dress them up or down with footwear and accessory choices. (I find dresses with some kind of sleeve are better because you don’t feel like they need a layer as much as you do for sleeveless. They just look better with boots and stuff on their own.)

Here are some current faves:

Dress – Maggy London (Less than $50!) (I’m wearing a 6)

Shoes – Ann Taylor  (obsessed!)

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I’m a big fan of black and white stripes although this dress comes in just black and other prints too. Wear this with bare legs and a peep toe bootie now, later with black tights and a white faux fur vest. Old Navy is having 40% off with the code COZY until September 21st so get this for a bargain!

Dress – Old Navy (I have the animal print in a medium)

 

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I’m a huge fan of Old Navy’s t-shirt dresses as well, but I recommend going up one or two sizes from normal, I’m wearing a large here. Also love the colors in this scarf and the necklace is from my Rocksbox this month. Can wear with flat sandals for casual, pumps for work, and throw on tights, booties and a vest when the temps drop.

Dress – Old Navy

Scarf – Ann Taylor

Necklace – Kendra Scott

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Next up, you need a great pair of black skinny pants – these will help transition some of your more summery tops to the cooler temps now and then you can layer on the sweaters and boots when the time comes. Highly recommend these – they suck you in but have the perfect amount of stretch, a mid-rise, comfy, and affordable! Unfortunately this adorable top is sold out.

Pants – American Eagle

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I love my Old Navy ankle pixie pants and all of the fun colors they come in. Really loving this berry hue that is perfect for cooler temps.

Pants – Old Navy (I wear a 4 typically)

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Hmm, what to wear with those pants. I’m partial to a great tunic blouse. You can wear them with skinny jeans and a pump or open toed bootie now, and later add tall boots and a faux fur vest, or pair with your  leather leggings for a night on the town like this look. And these Hue leggings are definitely a must have! Wearing a small in these.

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Here are some great tunics I recommend

Tunic – Lush (Less than $30 and comes in all kinds of colors! Wearing a small)

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Tunic – Loft (This year’s version of the red one I’m wearing above, highly recommend)

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Sleeveless Tunic – Loft (Sleeveless are great for warmer climates and easy to layer a cardigan or blazer over)

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Now you need some shoes that we’ve talked about obviously. I used to think open-toe bootie was an oxymoron, but I swear they are the perfect transition shoe! I love these from Sole Society, the lace on the side is so cute! This is also a great neutral color to go with everything.

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Last but not least, I think a suede pump, especially in a red or berry shade is another item that you will get lots of use out of in the fall and winter. My red pumps get use now with navy dresses, or jeans and white blouses, and then I put them on over black tights in the winter for a much needed pop of color without bare foot exposure.

Suede Pumps – Sole Society

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Anything I missed? What are your suggestion? Happy shopping and thanks so much for stopping by!


Loft has a lot of new arrivals for the fall and I like to look for the ones that will transition well from now into winter as well! 40% off with code FIRSTLOOK! Not sure if anyone else has noticed this, but I feel like Loft sizes are sometimes running a little smaller especially in pants and skirts – I often wear an 8 in skirts there now. So you might want to try a few different sizes so you can see what works best!

Textured Sweater Flippy Skirt – Wear it now with a cute tank and later with tights and a blouse

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Front Pleat Skirt – Love this fun color, perfect to wear now with a tank and sandals and later with a black turtleneck and tights

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Denim Sailor Skirt – For those with more casual lifestyles this is a great piece. Wear now with a tank and sandals and later with a cute cropped sweater and booties

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Ivy Jacquard Flare Dress – Wear it now with bare legs and peep-toes, transition to winter with tights and booties

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Pleated Flippy Dress – I have this dress in burgundy from last year and it is one of my faves! Wear now with a pump or sandal and later with textured tights and booties

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Tweed Pocket Dress – Love this one! Wear now with peep toe booties and transition by layering over a white blouse, just add tights

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Tile Jacquard Flouce Dress – Gets great reviews and on sale! Wear now with pumps and bare legs and transition later with a blazer, tights, and tall boots

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Spotted Sweater Tank – This is so cute! I ended up getting this in a small. Will wear now with black jogger pants and pumps, later with jeans, a cardigan, and tall boots

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Ribbed Sleeve Cardigan – A cardigan like this is perfect for the office or a light layer for evening temps. Takes those summer tops into fall easily.

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Bubble Stitch Sweater – A great transition piece, wear this now with ankle pants and peep-toes, layer it later over a long sleeved tee with jeans and booties

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Sateen Five Pocket Leggings – My army green pants are a wonderful transition item, you can wear them now with a tank and sandals, later with a sweater and boots

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Sanded Sateen Chinos – These chinos are perfect to take you from now through fall and winter with different layers. I thought these ran a little small but most of the reviews say true to size.

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Cape Coat – How cute is this? If you live in a climate with warmer winters I would snap this up!

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Lantern Sleeve Jacket – I think I need this! Love this color and cut, so cute. Wear now with a tee and jeans, later over a turtleneck with a pencil skirt and tights

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Zipped Booties – I’m a huge fan of Loft shoes, they are a great deal when you get them 40% off. High quality and comfy. These booties are so cute and will be great now with dresses and bare legs and equally as fab later with jeans and sweaters

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Rounded Pumps – This burgundy color is just gorgeous, wear these now with ankle pants and sleeveless tops, later with your black dresses and tights

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Happy Shopping!!


Hey everyone! Long time, no post. But I’ve been posting on Instagram and Facebook so be sure to follow me there if you don’t already!

It has been awhile since Loft has had a 40% off everything sale and I’ve been anxiously awaiting to get my hands on some spring items. Today it is 30% off for everyone, and 40% off for card holders using code FIRSTLOOK. And even Lou & Grey is included so get it while you can!

Here are my favs, can’t wait to get my stuff in!

Sailor Sweater

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Striped Hi-Lo Sweater

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Fringe Trim Cardigan

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Laser Cut Floral Flare Dress

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Ruffle Hem Sweater

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Paisley Strappy Maxi Dress

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Fluid Drawstring Jumpsuit

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Lou & Grey Tee Dress

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Illusion Shift Skirt 

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Pocket Shift Skirt 

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Denim Shift Skirt

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Metallic Ankle Strap Sandals

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Rounded Pumps

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Happy Shopping!


My friend Alicia has been nagging encouraging me to post more. I’m pretty sure 80% of her wardrobe is picked out by me so she’s probably been a little lost haha. Love you Alicia!

I took yesterday off work and popped by Loft to check out some of their new winter stuff. Unfortunately the five pocket leggings I really wanted to try were sold out, but I found some other cute things. Even better a lot of the things I’m linking to are 50% off!

First off I was wearing camo pants so just grabbed this pair of jeans to use to pair the tops with for pictures. Well, the jeans fit so well they came home with me. In the past I’ve found the modern skinny legs to not be quite narrow enough for me. They’ve revamped this year and I’m in love. The perfect taper now. And let me tell you, if you have inner thigh issues these are the jeans for you. Seriously slimmed mine down while being totally comfortable. Get yourself a pair! I’m wearing a size 27, which I would say is true to size.

This sweater is the only other item that came home with me, although given our current weather situation I’m not sure when I will have a chance to wear it! It is freakishly warm as I’m sure you know and I honestly start sweating immediately in the subway if I’m wearing a sweater. I’m ready to break out the faux fur people! I mean, I’m glad not to have to make the 10 minute walk to the subway in a blizzard, but honestly, it is getting a little ridiculous. 64 degrees mid-December? It’s insane.

But back to this sweater tunic, size down, I’m wearing an XS here and it is plenty roomy. But I love the swingy cut and it will keep me nice and toasty if the temps ever do drop. And it comes in a bunch of colors and will work great with leggings.

 

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I love pieces that you can throw on but have great detailing or added dimension. This two-in-one sweater looks layered but is just one easy piece. Awesome. I would have taken this if they had a small. Wearing a medium here and it was a tad too big.

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If you are looking for a great layering piece this sleeveless blouse fits the bill, wearing a small here.

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A puffer vest is always a cute layering piece, and this one comes in a few fun colors. Wearing a small here.

 

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This sweater jacket is a bit on the bulky side but might be great if you live in Minnesota or Colorado. It has wool in it though so would recommend a long sleeve shirt underneath, my skin is really sensitive. Wearing a small.

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And lastly, a cute sweater dress. I love dresses, just so easy to throw on and go. This one is definitely made of substantial material, good for colder climates, and would look great with tights. Wearing a small.

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Last night one of my best friend’s, Angela, had a little girl’s get together at her house. It wasn’t a fancy affair but I wanted to look festive. So I broke out my new jeans (still loving their thigh slimming properties of course) and this blouse I picked up on Black Friday. Love that it is a woven in the front and a knit material on the back, very comfy. And the detail around the neck makes it special. You also all know me and my general boycott of heels over 3″. Well that is until I found these suede beauties, and I now have them in this gorgeous peacock blue color as well as black. Seriously, so comfortable. I also picked up this cute tote over Black Friday and I’ve received tons of compliments, this light grey color goes with everything! (I apologize for the mirror selfie, I really need to get my good camera out here soon!)

Hope everyone is having a fun holiday season so far! Thanks for stopping by!

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Happy Friday everyone! I’m very excited for a fun weekend that involves an oyster fest with some sorority sisters and then a Yankee’s game with one of my best friend’s from high school who is in town. Whoo hoo!

Loft has some great new fall arrivals and they are all 40% off right now using code FALL40!  Here are my picks, happy shopping!

 

Geo Blanket Sweater

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Sweater Vest 

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Lace Front Sweatshirt

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Midi Shawl Cardigan

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Cape Jacket

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Faux Leather Pencil Skirt

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Plaid Collarless Henley Tunic

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Fall Flutter Top

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Clean Tunic Shell 

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Relaxed Utility Pants 

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Sorry for the extended absence, life has been a little crazy lately. Hope everyone had a fun and relaxing 4th of July. We spent last week on the beautiful island of Nantucket with friends, so much fun!

For a trip into town I wore my new favorite gingham shorts that you can get for just $25 right now! I love the retro feel with the slightly high waist and nautical details.

Shorts – Loft, Top – Loft, Shoes – Loft (it’s a theme clearly)

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Here are some other fun pics from our trip, thanks for stopping by!

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Hope everyone had a lovely Summer Solstice and Father’s Day weekend! We headed out with my in-laws to the Hudson Valley for a beautiful lobster dinner in the vineyards at Millbrook Winery. We had such a good time last year we made sure to go again. Such a wonderful experience if you are in the area, it is an annual event.

Despite possible rain, I ventured out in this new maxi dress that I loved so much I couldn’t wait to wear. You can wear it on or off the shoulder, the material is so soft, and it runs true to size – I’m wearing a 4. And guess what – it is 50% off today! Get it while you can!

Happy Monday!

Dress – Loft 

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I made it back from Nashville! We had so much fun, can’t believe I’d never been there before.

A few weeks back we went to see one of my good friends from high school, Elena, perform in an opera burlesque show – so cool! She’s an amazing opera singer.

I wore a pair of my favorite Old Navy Pixie Pants in this adorable red dot pattern, paired with an old open weave sweater and this denim jacket that is sooooo soft.

Thanks for stopping by, happy hump day!

Pants – Old Navy (on sale, I’m wearing a 4), Sweater – Old Navy (similar), Jacket – Loft

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