Burgundy blanket scarf to keep cozy

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Pictured: Earrings: Kendra Scott / Sunglasses: Chanel / Lipstick: Christian Louboutin / Blanket Scarf: / Tee: Vince (past season, also love this one) / Ring: Kendra Scott / Nail Polish: Chanel Singulaire / Jeans: Gap / Handbag: Givenchy / Shoes: c/o Joie (color sold out, in other colors here, alternate burgundy booties here.)

The cold weather is here! In order to stay cozy, I have been favoring blanket scarves to keep myself warm during these chilly days. My favorite burgundy blanket scarf is pictured above, and I have found it is my favorite scarf to reach for in the morning.

With Marsala being the color of 2015, and Rose Quartz/Serenity being the colors of 2016, burgundy is a fabulous color to wear right now; and into the new year. It blends perfectly with Rose Quartz, and serenity. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed I have paired this burgundy blanket scarf with my light blue Balenciaga handbag; a nod to Marsala mixed with Serenity-a favorite color combo of mine.

I got these Joie booties in the fall 2013 season. They are definitely one of my favorite pairs to reach for every fall season. Joie offers these booties in their classic collection, so the booties are always available for purchase. I am thinking of adding a pair in black suede. They are extremely comfortable, and the suede is unbelievably soft! Love!

These booties, combined with my burgundy blanket scarf, create a combination I just cannot get enough of this season! I love wearing the two together. Now that Serenity of one of the colors of 2016, I plan to wear this combo with my blue Balenciaga often. I love how pale blue and burgundy look together.

Another winning color combination for right now, and into early spring, is burgundy with pale pink. Rose Quartz, the other color of 2016, blends perfectly with any shade of burgundy. It would look amazing with a pale rose Balenciaga! Not that I have added one to my handbag wish list. . .OK, maybe I have!

A girl can never have too many shoes, handbags, or blanket scarves!

My twelve-year-old daughter took these pictures. Didn’t she do a good job with a DSLR camera? I cannot believe how fast she is growing up!

Thanks for stopping by, and stay warm!



Feeling tall

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Pictured: Earrings: Ippolita / Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Amaryllis” / Sweater: Milly / Bracelet: Tory Burch / Ring: Kathy Kamei / Nail Polish: Chanel “Orage” / Handbag: Marc Jacobs / Skirt: Milly / Shoes: Joie

I wore this outfit on my last day in New York for fashion week. I am not sure why, but I felt really tall in this outfit. Maybe it was the comfortable yet dreamlike feel of the skirt, or these incredibly comfortable Joie heeled booties. Whatever it was, wherever the vibe came from, I felt much taller than my 5’4″ frame. Love that!

As someone who is on the short side, I always revel in the moment when I feel tall. Feeling tall does not come often, so when it does, I love it! I am quite certain I will wear this outfit a lot this fall season; after all, it makes me feel tall! I am also looking forward to wearing this sweater with jeans on casual days. I would also like to find a long sleeve top to wear with this skirt for cooler days in November and December. 

Do you have an outfit or piece of clothing which makes you feel taller?

Express outfit

DSC_0165_02 DSC_0171_01 DSC_0184_01 DSC_0203_01 DSC_0205_01Pictured: Earrings: Express / Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana “Amaryllis” / Blouse: Express / Skirt: Express / Bracelets: Tory Burch, Express / Handbag: Marc Jacobs / Nail Polish: Chanel “Orage” / Shoes: Joie

On day two of New York Fashion Week, the weather was sweltering. It was about ninety degrees, with humidity to match. Of course, what did I pack in my suitcase for the trip? A long sleeved sweater dress. Why you ask? ‘Cause I’m a Rocket Scientist! ( I am so NOT a Rocket Scientist, but I digress.) So, on my first night in New York, I walked, and walked, and walked all the way down to Times Square to find something weather appropriate. Thankfully, there was a two story Express with really cute outfits on display in the window, so I went in!

The clothing I packed for New York was mainly designed to show off my new Marc Jacobs handbag; because I am a little bit obsessed with handbags. 😉 So, with my Rose Pink handbag in mind, I looked around Express and went with a black and white outfit which would show off my handbag. After trying on a few looks and choosing my outfit for day two, I emerged from the dressing rooms. Upon emerging from the dressing rooms, I found myself trapped by a wall of jewelry as I tried to find the checkout stand. I could not help but notice the designer inspired designs Express had on display for really affordable prices. I snatched up the bracelet in the photos above without hesitation and then realized that jewelry was buy one, get one half off. Who can resist that?! For my second piece, I impulse bought the earrings I am wearing in this post. I know I will get a lot of use out of all of these pieces as I break them up into separate outfits at home with the benefit of my full closet. But for day two, I did a fashion no-no; I was head to almost toe in one brand. Oh well, I beat the heat for under $200, so c’est la vie!

Have you ever had to shop for an outfit under pressure? I would love to hear your story!