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A red sweater for Christmas!

Perfect red sweaters for the holidays—check.  Done!  When I found this one online I knew it was the one.  It’s a soft material (zero itch factor) and a true red.  I love the classic cable mixed with the trendy cut of it too.  I think it is perfect with jeans and will be adorable with a high waist skirt!  FYI.. shop this one fast!!!  It’s selling so quickly so I linked a few different retailers that have it available down below.  [wearing a small]

I paired it with my favorite chunky beanie and some neutrals when we were in Toronto (full travel diary to come soon)!  && these boots and jeans are a MUST.  Both are staples in my closet.  My boots are still on sale FYI and run true to size.  I went one size up in my jeans.  They’re a very comfortable stretchy material!  We took a quick stroll around the Christmas Market in the Distillery District and it was so cute!  Lots of little vendors, pretty lights and food stands.

Sweater, also found here & here || Jeans || Boots || Coat || Chanel Handbag, similar here || Beanie, similar here || Sunglasses

I hope you all are having a good week!  I am trying to savor these days before the holidays when everything seems exciting and festive.  I know the January blues will hit soon enough so we might as well enjoy every second of Dec!  We are having some friends down to the lake house on Friday for some appetizers, cocktails and board games and I cannot wait to enjoy some time around the Christmas tree!


 

CHEERS to 30!

Tunic || Tights || Boots || Coat

Today is Thanksgiving & it’s also my 30th birthday!  So cheers to leaving my 20s and entering into my 30s!  We’re celebrating in style too.  We had friends over last weekend and did a blind champagne tasting (more details on that to come) and yesterday we took off and landed on Toronto for a long weekend away!  Ethan and I have never been here before and it was on our list so I am so excited to explore.  Today we grabbed coffee, did a little shopping, had a leisurely lunch and then actually just relaxed (something we almost neverrrr do on trips since we try to squeeze in tons of blogging too) so it was really nice.  We did head downstairs and snap these pics before it got dark though.  I plan to wear this to dinner tonight and I am really excited because Ethan picked a place and made some surprise reservations for us [how sweet, right?].  I wore this lace tunic last year for NYE and I thought it would be a good thing to pull back out for a celebratory dinner.  I added my favorite new faux fur coat [on sale] and a hat and muff I have that were my grandmothers.  I adore wearing things that are old and special so I knew this would be a great time to pull out these glamour items.  I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving day!


Shoes every girl needs — Over-the-Knee Boots!

Let’s get straight to it–shoes that EVERY girl needs in her closet?  Over-the-knee boots!  They are hands down my most worn item because they are just so versatile.  I wear them with jeans (as seen here), leggings, skirts & dresses.  I wear them during the week & on the weekends.  But I am not going to lie, finding the puuuuuurect pair was not an easy task.

You all know Nordstrom is my favorite large retailer to shop so I definitely went to their site when looking for a pair of tall boots to replace my $40 pair I found at Kmart (yes, I said Kmart) years ago.  I tried several pairs and sent many back (TG for the free ship & return policy) before I landed on this Marc Fisher pair.  I loved the shape of toe on this pair–slighted pointed with a touch of hardware–and the height of the boot–I wanted them to go up well above my knee but not be overwhelming.  And I also love how they tie in the back and have a zipper on the inside of the ankle.  This makes them easy to get on and off (you don’t need to lay down on the bed and beg someone to pull them off, haha) and the tie helps them stay put and not look slouchy or sloppy.  They have also held up great! [wearing a sz 8, I always go up in boots so I can add thick warm socks]

Sweater [wearing a small] || Jeans [size up one, wearing a 26] || Over-the-Knee Boots [sized up, wearing an 8] || Scarf || Sunglasses || Beanie, similar || Handbag

It’s only Tuesday but I think this week will go by pretty quickly.  We have several things to do around the house to prep for a little birthday get together we are hosting on Saturday for my 30th! Don’t you love having people over because it gives you that push you needed to get something done that you have been talking about for months?  We had been wanting to redo the piece of furniture we use for a bar cart to make it more modern and last Sunday we finally got around to it!  I will share the finished product and other tid bits on my Instastory this week.  Hope you all are having a good one!

Oh, and just a side note–I think a over-sized sweater and OTK boots makes the perfect outfit for Thanksgiving day if your fam does a casual get-together.  These pieces would be great to order!

IN COLLABORATION WITH NORDSTROM