The Sitting Room

I tried something new last time and apparently you all missed my commentary. I guess I should be flattered that you actually read what I write! Here it goes…

Can I just mention that winter blogging is tough? How often am I dressed before the sun sets? Not very apparently! And I adore winter fashion and would love to show you so much more! Oh well… I give up. Pictures from my sitting room and living room, Scotch in hand, will have to do until the sun stays up a little longer.

This awesome sweater kimono with fun fringes at the bottom was all I needed to be cozy yet chic. I always have a cami or tank underneath everything because restaurants are so overheated in the winter. I need to be able to strip down as much as possible! I adore how dark greys and blacks make shiny jewellery pop so well. The necklace is a new acquisition that my parents brought back from Europe and I needed the right outfit to show it off. Side note… I love these Prada Chelsea boots!

J Brand Skinny Jeans

Oversize Kimono Sweater

Free People Kimono

Lola and Grace Necklace

Swarovski QVC Bracelets

Free People Kimono
Free People Cami
J Brand Skinny Jeans
Prada Chelsea Boots (Similar)
Swarovski Bracelet
Lola and Grace Necklace

Cheers!

Fringe Benefits

Fringe Benefits

Fringes are huge right now in the trend department. Were they ever out? Boho essential no? I love to spin around and watch them fly around. So silly. Like they weren’t enough fun on their own I wore the cardigan over this super fun Free People slip dress styled as a top over pants. There’s so much going on in this outfit! The florals, lace, fringes… Too much? Nah. Why? Because the consistent colour pallet gives it balance and softness.

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OOTD with Lubi

Free People Floral

NARS Makeup

Prada Boots

Cardigan – Abercrombie & Fitch – Super Sale!
Slip Dress – Free People (Bloomingdale’s)
Coated Pants – AG (Saks Fifth Avenue, Similar)
Boots – Prada (Saks Fifth Avenue, Old, Love These)
Special Guest Appearance by Lubi the Chihuahua wearing Martha Stewart for PetSmart

Cheers!

Shaggy Baby

Shaggy Baby

I admit it. I totally coveted this sweater from the day I saw it at Free People. I watched it, visited it, knew I absolutely had to have it. However, I never spend full price on anything, especially when it’s that expensive. It’s just a sweater. I could wait. And wait I did. Finally — 50% off! Woohoo! Mine! Since the sweater itself is such a statement I chose funky, but all black to wear with it so as not to overpower its awesomeness. Like it?

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Bootie

Ruched Joes Jeans

Shaggy Free People Sweater

Sweater Jacket – Free People
Black Faux Leather Top – ASTR (Nordstrom, Similar)
Black Coated, Ruched Pants – Joe’s Jeans (Neiman Marcus, Available Here)
Booties – Marc by Marc Jacobs (Bloomingdale’s, Similar)

Cheers!

Holiday Cas’

Not every night during holiday season calls for full blown cocktail attire. For dinner with friends I wanted something fun and holiday”ish” but we weren’t going anywhere fancy. Layers are key for me. Even when it’s chilly out I’m always way too hot when  I’m inside. While most of my outfit was in accordance with my standard black uniform, the top added shine and fun fringes. People make fun of us Northeasters for all of our black clothing, but there are so many pluses to the colour. Black is chic, slimming and elongating. When black pants are paired with black shoes or boots with one seamlessly fading into the other they trick the eye seeing long thin legs. Not so bad huh?

All Saints Sweater

ASTR Fringe Hem Tank

Black and Gold Holiday Casual

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Booties

Fringe Detail

Cardigan – All Saints (Old, Love this One)
Ruched Pants – Joes (Neiman Marcus, Available Here)
Gold and Black Tank – ASTR (Nordstrom, now at Rack)
Booties – Marc by Marc Jacobs (Bloomingdale’s, Similar)

Cheers!

#OOTD

#OOTD

Casual Sunday doesn’t have to mean boring. If look good, you feel good. This outfit was completely casual and comfortable but cute and put together at the same time. It is possible! On my way through Nordstrom, which is the best place to park at the mall, I walked by this #OOTD tee shirt and couldn’t resist. Hey, it’s what I do right? I made a mental note to pick it up on the way back after I accomplished what I had really gone to the mall for in the first place. I now don’t even remember what that was. Then I walked by the sweater. Uh oh… Loved that too. It was bright and happy and fluffy. Mental note number two. When I walked back into Nordstrom said sweater was missing. Where had it gone? It was there an hour ago! I walked through in a panic that I’d missed it only to find it on… the clearance rack! Score! Less than half price! That said, I did buy it in two colours, but it was still less than the price of one just an hour prior!

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#OOTD T Shirt

Ash Biker Boots

Free People Jeans

LA List Eyelash Sweater

Alain Mikli Glasses

Lubi Chihuahua

Sweater – LA List (Nordstrom)
Tee Shirt – Recycled Karma (Nordstrom)
Jeans – Free People
Boots – Ash (Neiman Marcus Last Call, Similar)
Sunglasses – Alain Mikli

Cheers!

Happy Birthday!

So it’s taken me a week, but this is what I wore to supper the night of my birthday. What number you ask? I’ll never tell. I have recently become a little obsessed with Urban Outfitters. They have an amazing selection of oversized, asymmetrical sweaters and tops and I want one of each! I snatched this baby up a couple of weeks ago and saved it to wear on my birthday with these beyond awesome Rag & Bone teal suede pants that I’ve been saving for a super long time! It’s kind of a personal tradition of mine to wear something new and special on my birthday. Do any of you do things like this?

Pins and Needles Sweater

Rag and Bone Suede Pants

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Ombre Sweater

Swatch Bracelet

Louise et Cie Booties

Sweater – Pins and Needles (Urban Outfitters ON MAJOR SALE!)
Suede Pants – Rag & Bone (TJ Maxx Runway Department)(Sold Out – Similar Here)
Open Toe Booties – Louise et Cie (Nordstrom, Love These)
Bracelets – Top and Bottom Gifts, Centre Swatch

Cheers!

Sheepish

Ever walk through a store and something just catches your eye and you know you have to have it? This shaggy sweater vest which reminds me of a sheep had my name written all over it! Of course the tunic I’m wearing underneath was hanging next to it and it went too perfectly to just leave hanging there. Story of my life — shopaholic blogger problems. I decided to stick with a neutral grey palate throughout which included these amazing coated/waxed AG pants (if I ever see them in the store again I will buy an extra!), and my grey suede Prada wedge boots which give you height but are totally comfortable for walking. Important today because in a moment of grace earlier on I drove my knee straight into the corner of the coffee table and it’s not moving so well at the moment. I figured wedges were a safer bet than heels. Good thing it’s not summer or you may have all had to see the pretty bruise! I’m thinking of replacing all of our square furniture with round items so as not to have dangerous corners!

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JOA Shaggy Vest

ASTR Tunic

AG Coated Denim

Prada Suede Boots

Amy

Shaggy Sweater Vest – JOA (Nordstrom)
Side Slit Tunic – ASTR (Nordstrom)
Leatherette Denim Leggings – AG (Saks, Available Here)
Boots – Prada (Saks, Similar)
Bracelet – Trollbeads

Cheers!