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winter into spring



What a few days I’ve had being back stateside. I got in late from the Caribbean on Wednesday night, promptly passing out in my bed and on Thursday, this tragedy happened which had my roommates and I staying at our friend Carrie’s. We live just a few buildings down from where the explosion and damage happened. Until last night, we’d been advised not to stay overnight in our place and so it was rather lucky that I had a previously scheduled trip down to visit my godmother for the weekend in Washington.



As I always do, I had such an amazing time with her trying out wonderful restaurants, brunching with blood marys, enjoying time in Georgetown and catching up on sleep (her room darkening shades + bed situation are like magic for one’s sleep!) I’m now back in the city and gearing up for a whirlwind month of travel. (Anyone want to come assist with the packing/unpacking scenario in my apartment?! Seriously though…)



Whenever I’m having a “I couldn’t pick out an outfit if I tried right now” kind of morning, I always end up going for a skirt and a button down. It’s a sure fire way to feel put together without giving too much thought to an ensemble. This J.Crew skirt is from last Fall but is a great transitional piece for winter into Spring. J.Crew has so many great skirts right now, not to mention loads of good styling inspo. I particularly love this pleated mini. Paired with a bright top and a denim jacket? So cute. You can shop pieces from this look + some of my favorite J.Crew skirt / styling combos via the images below!


p.s. be sure to check back tomorrow when I’ll be sharing my first Grand Cayman travel diary! You can see what I packed right this way

Outfit Details:

Gap Button Down (they make my favorite fit + style)

Harrow Booties (last seen here)

DKNY Control Top Tights

J.Crew Skirt (last seen here)

Leopard Clutch (last seen here)

Celine Sunglasses

Michael Kors Watch

Vince Leather Jacket (on sale!)

[Bekka Palmer Photography]

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outfit // black + burgundy


In my late 20s I’ve realized the value of dressing for your body. Frankly, it was a lesson I never had to learn earlier than that because I was a size zero with a metabolism gifted by the Greek Gods…or something like that. I could go into any store and buy whatever I wanted and know it was going to look ok on my body. But guess what? Then thyroid disease struck, my metabolism because obsolete and the temptations of New York landed smack dab on my hips, chest, stomach and thighs. HELLO, LATE 20s…here I am!


But there’s something powerful in recognizing how to shop for your body type. You stop trying to chase trends (I will NEVER be able to pull off crop tops) and you seek out classic styles that you’ll feel good in. One of those styles for me is the fit and flare skirt. I’ve amassed quite the collection in recent years (recently styled a J.Crew one here and one last winter here.) I find this style helps to elongate my legs and makes me feel more comfortable than tighter mini skirt styles.


And isn’t it amazing when you finally recognize that dressing for your body type means you’ll have your purchases in your closet a lot longer? You stop recycling trendy clothing every year because you finally came around to realizing it wasn’t worth your money in the first place.


In other news, in case you missed it, the new spring arrivals at Gap and the LOFT are killing it. These jeans look like a more expensive version from Rag & Bone but are so affordable, this sweater coat is perfectly oversized and this windowpane silk tank is stunning and would look so good with these boyfriend jeans and these heels. Affordable pieces that are actually worth the $$$.



For this ensemble, I threw this $7 Faux Fur collar on over my coat to make a different look to a jacket I wear all the time. It’s a perfect way to upgrade an existing jacket.


ALSO, I have exciting news & am looking for your input!


Hope you’re having a great week and p.s if you’re in the mood to shop – I think every girl needs this sweatshirt.

Outfit Details:

Gap Button Down (I love their boyfriend fitted shirts!)

LOFT skirt (old, last seen here- similar options below)

Spanx Tights

Booties- in black and taupe (last seen here- these are some of the most comfortable boots I own)

Forever21 bag (last seen here)

Faux Fur Collar

Stadium Jacket

Celine Sunglasses

BaubleBar Necklace + Ring

More flare skirt options to shop below- enjoy! They are perfect year round!

[Bekka Palmer Photography]

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outfit // winter whites









I’ve always loved the look of winter whites and perfectly paired neutrals for the Fall (as evidenced over here). It was the inspiration behind this outfit after I picked up this sweater on sale making it under $50.

Also huge news – Shopbop is doing another Big Event Sale and it is already underway! If you want to get what you want the most before those sell out – shop NOW! I am going to purchase this darling top, this cozy sweater, this feminine blouse and probably this set of PJs I’ve wanted for forever.

My anxiety around Thanksgiving has officially set in. I was up till 2am working last night and then couldn’t fall asleep as I had all my last minute to do-s swirling around in my head. Not to mention this snow story that’s now set to hit when I’ve got a little brother flying in from Michigan – praying tomorrow is not that bad for those traveling.

Final PSA: These bracelets are from the BaubleBar x Stila gift sets here and here that are perfect for your best friend, a hostess or your sister. Speaking of gifts, I’ll be posting my third gift guide later today so stay tuned!

Outfit: Sweater // Moto jeans (on sale and last seen here) // Booties (also ON SALE! and just seen here) // Zara scarf (last year but similar here and love this one for $20!) // Sunglasses // Watch // LuLu Frost Plaza Necklace (c/o with my lucky number 7! Love the idea of customizing these for a loved one for a gift…)

[Bekka Palmer Photography

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