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outfit // lace and leather (+ a denim giveaway!)


As mentioned in this post, I’ve long been a jeans girl. My wardrobe is really denim heavy and I’ve discovered the importance of finding the brands that make you feel best. Denim shopping shouldn’t be painful. You should know the styles that look best on you and select a variety of washes + design and not have to have it be something that haunts you.


DL1961  Denim has been a personal favorite of mine for some time – most recently I was in their Emma legging jean here. And their new arrivals are so, so stellar. I would wear practically every pair. When they asked me to style one of the new pairs, I was so excited to get their Emma style in a slightly distressed pair. It’s engineered to make you look skinnier – I mean, helllllo – who doesn’t want that from a pair of jeans? They won’t sag, bag or lose shape and ohhh heyyyy they’ll also lift your butt and contour your waist. Denim design at its best if you ask me.


Now comes the fun part…a GIVEAWAY! Jess and I have teamed up to give you two chances to win your choice of a pair of DL1961 jeans from their latest collection. If you win, I can ensure you’ll have trouble selecting a favorite pair because there are so many good options.

Enter below by liking DL1961 and WIT & Whimsy on Facebook & Instagram (the winner will be verified on both platforms) and be sure to pop over to Bows & Sequins to see how Jess styled her pair and enter for a second chance to win!


Outfit Details:

Joie Top (old but I love this similar one)

Vince Leather Jacket

Kate Spade Heels (these are so comfortable!)

DL1961 Emma Jeans in ‘Remington’ (c/o)

Sophie Hulme Bag

Monogram Necklace

Celine Sunglasses

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WIT & Whimsy on Instagram // WIT & Whimsy on Facebook // DL1961 on Instagram // DL1961 on Facebook

Good luck! And sharing some of my other DL1961 favorites below in case you’re interested in perusing…and see some recent favorite denim looks here, here, here and here.

[Bekka Palmer Photography]

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7 Purse Essentials





I’m not afraid to admit that I’m a glorified bag lady. I’m almost always with an oversized tote (see here, here, here) and often times en route to work with a second bag carting my breakfast and, let’s be honest, a pair of heels. So, it was only a matter of time before I dedicated a post to sharing the seven purse essentials I never leave home without. Without further ado…

  1. Blotting Sheets: My skin has been on the oily side for several years now (see my skincare essentials here) and in the summer…don’t even get me started on how clutch the Boscia blotting sheets are. I buy them in bulk from Sephora so I always have a pack with me.
  2. Perfume: My days in New York are long – going from breakfast meetings to 9-10 hour works days to dinner and drinks. To stay fresh, I like to have perfume in my purse so I can re-apply on the go. This one from Chloe is my favorite!
  3. Lip color: I never have a shortage of lip color at the ready. Touch ups following my morning coffee, after lunch and before heading out for the evening are easy when I have several options on hand. I’ve recently been loving shades from the L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Extraordinaire Liquid Lipsticks.
  4. Sunglasses: Getting stuck out on a sunny day without shades does not make me happy. Before I head out the door I ensure I have a pair in my bag. I purchased these this summer and they’ve since been my go-tos.
  5. Dramamine: Here’s a fun fact: I get motion sickness during just about any form of transportation – planes, trains, automobiles and boats. To have a remedy on hand, I keep Dramamine in my purse at all If I didn’t, I’d be in big trouble (no, seriously…)
  6. Pressed Powder: After using my blotting sheets, I reset my makeup with a few swipes of pressed powder, particularly around the T-zone area. The Benefit Cosmetics Hello Flawless powder works well when looking to cover up blemishes in a pinch. (Just use your pinky finger to apply.)
  7. Cosmetic Case: I package all the above neatly into my recently purchased Cuyana travel set. The larger one I use for travel while the smaller one stays in my purse to house all my essentials in one place.

I may not keep it in my purse every day, but I’ll always throw wine in my bag for outdoor outings on the Hudson after work or an afternoon picnic on a Saturday in Central Park. So, I’m excited to announce that I will be giving away a $50 gift certificate to Uncorked.com! Purchase your favorite varietal of Seven Daughters and we can raise our glasses for a virtual toast! Enter below and be sure to follow Seven Daughters on Facebook and Pinterest.

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This post is brought to you as a part of my collaboration with Seven Daughters wine as part of their Savvy Seven. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting brands that help WIT & Whimsy’s doors stay open!

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outfit // florals & leather + a giveaway with panasonic beauty









As girls we know all too well what it means to have a bad hair day. Which is why I was so excited to team up with Panasonic to inspire one heck of a #GoodHairDay. Panasonic has some killer new tools out to help you achieve just that and we’ve partnered to give you the chance to win the ultimate hair prize pack. You’ll receive (1) Panasonic nanoe Hair Dryer and (1) Panasonic nanoe Flat Iron (used here to style my hair) as well as some other prep products for that “I just got a blow out look” (except that you got it at home…) look.

Enter below and be sure to share an image of your #GoodHairDay with @meghandono and @BeautyPanasonic on Twitter. I can’t wait to see and wish you luck in winning this giveaway!

Outfit: BCBGeneration romper (also love this less expensive one), Zara jacket (similar here and here), Coach x Frye boots (similar in a bootie form here), BaubleBr necklaces, Club Monaco scarf, Warby Parker Lowry sunglasses (c/o), Giles & Brother bracelet, Forever21 bag (last seen here)

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This contest is open to those living in the United States and will close at 12pm PST February 24th. A winner will be selected the same week and notified by e-mail.  This post is sponsored by Panasonic. Thanks for supporting the brands that make WIT & Whimsy possible! 

[Bekka Palmer Photography]

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