I’ve always been fascinated by the Chinese zodiac calendar but never paid too much attention to the animal signs until last year. 2014 was the year of the horse which meant it was supposed to race by with lots of recklessness/change. Boy was that the truth! It was the craziest and fastest passing year with a lot of change going on in my life and that of my friends and family. So the accuracy of that left me feeling more curious about what the Chinese calendar predicts might be in store for 2015. It’s the year of the sheep, which is a much calmer, softer, gentler animal. That means it’s time to settle in and do a little much needed nesting. It’s a perfect time to catch our breath from the debauchery that 2014 brought on, clean up the mess, and enjoy the simple pleasures. It couldn’t come at a better time for me considering that I just moved into a new place and desperately need to organize, decorate, and turn it into our new home. Whatever you’re doing with the sheep, here’s a little list of “nesting necessities” that we’ll all need to get through this year.
I came across these beauties at Forever21 yesterday and my overall opinion/expectation of their shoes was immediately challenged with this one pair. I’m not really into cheaply made shoes because since shoes get beat up more than other things in our wardrobe, they tend to show their value pretty quickly. But every now and then something pops up that defies that theory. The expensive version of these shoes would likely still be faux leather and probably wear about the same over time. They’re a little stiff as you might expect, but surprisingly comfortable. I considered getting them in both colors but went with the silver in the end. Think these + ripped skinny jeans + oversized pastel sweater = January uniform. Whatever color you choose, you need to go get these stat.
These Club Monaco fringe gloves are the perfect blend of boho and refined. They’re ideal for the coldest climates to keep your hands warm and sleek, yet they’d also be great with your layers in warmer locations (on the coldest days of course). Wherever you live, they are marked down plus an extra 30% off right now, so you better go get em!
Snow boots that you actually want to wear aren’t the easiest thing to come by. In the bitter cold, a lot of times you end up looking like a stuffed sausage in layers of thermal shirts, puffy jackets, and scarves. To make matters worse, you are made to choose from weird weatherproof footwear that can be painful to buy. You want shoes that will keep your feet dry and warm but somehow the ones that work the best look like something your mother forced you to wear. Thankfully, the universe answered our prayers and sent us these Sorel boots that you’ll get excited about wearing. With a rubber sole and a high shaft, there’s no way any water or coldness are getting into these babies. Also, with a name like “Joan of Arctic,” you’ll feel like nothing like a little snow can stop you from being queen of the world. So if you wanna be the conquerer of all drab winter footwear, these are the boots for you. Go get them!
There are few things as sentimental as Christmas morning. That rush you got as a kid sprinting down the stairs to see what Santa had left for you under the tree, everyone still comfy in their pjs. Every year around this time I love taking advantage of a holiday sale to grab a new pair of festive pj’s that make me nostalgic and cozy. Today, I’ve gathered some of the best ones so we can all be one of the kids again. All you’ll need is a hot cup of coffee and maybe a puppy or two to show off your morning wardrobe in the cutest Christmas instagram the world’s ever seen. Time to get cozy!
There’s something about a varsity jacket in the fall that feels so right. It’s a piece that brings out that crisp football season energy like no other. Maybe it’s the idea of copping one of the cool letter jackets all the guys wore in high school. It’s hands down is one of my favorite borrowed-from-the-boys trends, and this jacket by Madewell is unbeatable. The wool on the outside is super soft and it’s lined with fleece on the inside so it’s extra warm for chilly November nights. So if you’re searching for a cool jacket that’s totally wearable and easy to throw on on your way out, just go get it already!
Last Wednesday I had the pleasure of co-hosting the most fun fall soirée with Splendid at their Robertson store. We had an all-star lineup making it a creative and delicious evening. Cocktails were served by the guys at Cocktail Academy (they were SO good, I want to recreate them all), yummy bites by Thyme Café, macarons from Scootabaker, and a super fun cocktail napkin DIY by Cristina Prusz of La Partie Sugar which was a big hit. I had so much fun chatting and shopping with everyone, and co-hosting with my girls Jen and Mara. Thanks to everyone who came out for the evening, and if you missed it, don’t worry. More events to come very soon!
Fall is a time for getting cozy, drinking cider, and layering your favorite pieces for effortless style. This particular look caught my attention because I love how well the everyday staples layer together to create such a tailored yet laid back look. A menswear-inspired blazer paired with waxed leggings and combat boots to give more of an edge, and topped with a double breasted overcoat, this look really hits the tomboy-cool mark. The fringe bag is an unexpected touch and makes the outfit more approachable than a structured satchel would. This is one outfit I’m looking forward to recreating in my own way as soon as the temps drop a little.