outfit // plaid + a puffer











I wore a very similar look to this one when I headed upstate the other weekend for the 2014 annual #falliday with my girlfriends. We obviously went all out with plaid (similar to last year!) and I adore the fit of this J.Crew flannel plaid button down. The vest? My roommate loved it so much she promptly purchased it as well. It’s thin enough that it doesn’t add bulk (which nobody needs.) And a good pop of red? Clearly I’m a fan as seen here and here.

This ensemble was worn during my parents’ visit when I took Friday off to explore downtown with them and see The Tenement Museum and find my very own set of wings. I have a great track record trusting Joie for comfortable shoes so I added these gray beauties to my Fall wardrobe rotation during the Piperlime Friends & Family sale a few weeks ago (I actually adore the suede version, too).

And a quick PSA for the lipstick I’m wearing in this post- it’s Laura Mercier (color is Red Amour)  and I received it as a part of this program and instantly fell in love. It’s a red that’s not overwhelming or too striking so it’s wearable during the daytime, it goes on soooo smoothly and has staying power.

Hope you have a great Thursday! I’ll be spending mine reveling in The Giants winning the World Series last night – wishing I was back in my old home of San Francisco for it!

Outfit: J.Crew Buffalo Check Shirt + Puffer Vest // Joie Boots  (in black here) // Gap Jeans (last seen here) // Lauren Ralph Lauren Bag (c/o), Karen Walker Sunglasses (sold out most places!), Michael Kors Watch (c/o TenGems)

[Bekka Palmer Photography

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outfit // head to toe






Surprise! It’s an outfit post on Wednesday- I guess you could say I’m feeling like an overachiever this week


I’ve recently been noticing myself leaving the house in head to toe black ensembles and I think that New York City life may have really seeped into my purchase habits when it comes to my wardrobe. There’s always been that je ne sais quoi about wearing all black and I personally lean towards it given it can be more forgiving than say stripes or a printed top (which are hard on a girl who has a sizable chest and decent curves). My new leather jacket (seen here as well) now makes the perfect topper to any ensemble (I’ve recently paired it with a girly dress and boots and also over distressed denim and a plaid button down.)

And these LOFT pants? I’m in love! First and foremost they have an elastic waist (huzzah!), they are so comfortable and despite being silk- they travel well. Just add a little of this when you unpack them and you’re golden. I love the tuxedo-like trim and paired with the Club Monaco sandals that I had been eyeing and (then scored at their sample sale last week)- I was out the door.

Outfit: Zara top // Vince Leather Jacket // LOFT silk pants // Sophie Hulme bag // Club Monaco Casey Sandals // Banana Republic Wrap Bracelet // Celine Sunglasses (c/o SmartBuyGlasses) // BaubleBar Crystal Mason Ring

[Bekka Palmer Photography

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outfit inspo // athleisure









Ever since my roommates and I read about this trend of “atheleisure” we realized not only did we A) love the term but B) were thrilled that the lazy weekend wear we embraced on the reg was crowned a “trend.”

While the WSJ might define athleisure as donning “sneakers in the boardroom and yoga pants at brunch,” I personally love the execution of one piece athletic wear + one dose of a more dressy piece + a dash of the right accessories. It’s pairing funky sneakers with a leather minia sweatshirt with silk pantssleek dunks with a sweater dress (I own this one).

I love the idea of these pants with strappy heels and a chambray button down. And this tee with faux leather leggings and high tops.

I’m feeling inspired to pull out my own dunks! Are you embracing the trend of athleisure?

[Images via Pinterest]

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