Holy s*$%!!! Thanksgiving is only 2 more days away!
With all of the work, chaos and expense of the renovation, we really couldn’t justify the Thanksgiving trip to NYC this year. I’m definitely homesick and a little bummed. This is the first year in at least 6, that I’m not spending the holiday with my parents and immediate NY family. This is also the first year that I’m not quite as organized and/or prepared for the holiday.
Which ultimately means I have no clue what I’m wearing!
Dressing well for cold weather is no walk in the park… more like a sludge through wind, rain and frozen pellets of snow/ice.
Especially if you live anyplace like Cleveland!
This weekend was especially raw, cold and disgusting and it made me want to go and layer on the thickest, softest sweater I own. My favorite sweaters are those luxe, cashmere knits in classic neutrals that never go out of style and can look perfect (no pilling!) for season after season. However, sometimes when I’m craving something a little bit more fashion forward it’s nice to have cute and inexpensive alternatives.
If you’re anything like me, scarves fall into the category of, “I love them, I want them, but I’d rather buy about 100 other things first!”
Am I right, or am I right?!
Scarves are easily one of the most practical and transformative accessories in our closets, yet why are we always so hesitant to pull the trigger when it comes to scoring that scarf of our dreams? From wool plaid to plush cashmere, winter scarves are going to be the centerpiece of your winter outerwear, so do me a favor, ok!?
Let’s ditch those thin, dinky, polyester poor excuses for a scarf and let’s get down to real scarf business!
Given that I’m a “few” years past my lunch box era, I thought it was interesting that a this new bag style unexpectedly caught my eye.
It’s small, it’s sharp, and of course, it’s boxy. Sounds a whole lot like that lunch box I used to tote around back in the day. (Mine was “Strawberry Shortcake” — you know, in case you were curious!) However, this new box bag is perhaps the chicest little accessory I’ve seen in a while.
Yesterday evening, at a standing monthly get together with a group of diverse and lovely ladies, we got a little errr’…. personal.
After a few cocktails, the topic turned to bedtime routines and more specifically, sleepwear. As in — do you wear any?! As we went around the table, it was surprising (and hysterical) to hear what women actually slept in. More importantly, it was interesting to hear their WHYS.
Can you believe we’re barreling straight towards Thanksgiving!?
(Heads up turkeys! I’m comin’ for you!)
October totally slipped away from me… and here we are. A little colder, a little wetter and finally experiencing true fall weather after what was a total Indian Summer (a.k.a October).
Each season, I like to share with you the pieces that I’ve personally worn on repeat — you can check out a few of my recent posts HERE + HERE! Sometimes they’re new additions and sometimes they’re the classic investment pieces that I’ve owned for a few years. Isn’t it great when you love something SO much that you can’t wait to wear it over and over!?
This season (Fall ’17), my favorites happen to be an eclectic, neutral mix of textures. Not much bold color or pattern to speak of, but a whole lot of goodness regardless.
As with everything else on this planet, fashion evolves.
Trends build over time and spill over into the next biggest, brightest thing in the retail world.
How’d you guys feel about the lace-up trend??
For quite a few seasons, that criss-crossed detail covered everything from top to bottom giving even the simplest of pieces a serious dose of wearable style. Well, prepare yourselves because the lace-up has now evolved into… the ruche!
It’s the one day of the year where all common fashion sense gets tossed out the window and the style rules of the brothel prevail. I know I’m probably exaggerating (just a little bit), but I just get so frustrated shopping for cute Halloween costumes for women and girls. Everything is so sexualized!
Like, no… I don’t want to be a sexy car wash attendant.
That sexy pizza delivery girl with a skirt smaller than an actual slice of pizza!?
Yeah, I’ll take a pass.
Now, that I got my ranting out of the way, I’ve managed to assemble 3 cute, comfortable and creative Halloween costumes that will make you feel great about your body and comfortable indulging in a few of those candies swiped from the bowl — or your kids’ baskets.
Apparently, this Fall 2017 is all about texture. First, we headed in the direction of soft and cuddly — remember yesterday’s TEDDY BEAR COAT. Now, we make a full 180 and go sleek and shiny. Folks, prepare yourself for the return of patent leather.