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Cinnamon & Spice



Few colors inspire the colors of fall more than a bronzy, cinnamon color. I wanted to do a tonal look with different textures, and Zara was just the place to make this happen.


My coat is a wool version of a trench that has the potential to wrap and tie around the waist. However, my favorite pieces are what’s underneath! A bronze shimmery bodysuit and a pleated skirt in a similar copper shade.


While these pieces go perfectly together, they’re also so versatile to wear apart. I’ve already worn the skirt with chunky sweaters and a black turtleneck. The toffee-colored coat is a darker version of camel, which is the prettiest neutral this time of year. While I have the flexibility, my favorite is pairing these items together. In this instance, I think cinnamon and spice is looking quite lovely!


Bodysuit: Zara.  Skirt: Zara.  Coat: Zara.


Home For The Holidaze




This year will be our first holiday season in our new home. On top of this special time, my brother is visiting from Ireland and able to stay with me for the first time ever! Because of this, I wanted to make sure our house was decorated and festive. Despite my desire to embrace the holidays, my work and travel schedule has been insane with limited time to focus on my home. Well, this is where I have to give it up to my mom who did most of the holiday heavy lifting when I was in LA. When I got back from the West Coast, my Christmas tree was up, my tablescape was complete, and the house was full of holiday cheer.


The following week, my mom and I put the finishing touches on the house – including pops of tartan, a couple wreaths, candles (battery-operated) in the windows, colorful bowls of ornaments and holiday candles to make sure the space smells evergreen!


Now that the place feels festive, my outfits have been updated with cheerful accessories to match! In my opinion no one does the holidays as well as J.Crew, so I picked up a couple of items to make me feel merry and bright. A tartan scarf implies the holiday season, but isn’t too over the top. I’ve been wearing it with all black and even bright red sweaters. Speaking of black, I got the cutest kitten-heel pumps with polka dot and mesh details, and the prettiest satin bows on the back. And now that I mention bows, I picked up the cutest hair tie for the finishing touch on a festive look.


I’ll be posting over the holidays, but focusing on being present and spending time with family and friends. I hope you all follow along on Instagram so we can share in the season together!


Happy Holidays Dolls!


SCARF: J.Crew (40% off with code SALELOVE).  SHOES: J.Crew.  BOW: J.Crew (40% off with code SALELOVE).






Well, while Winter might be upon us, I recently had a break from the cold when I went home to Florida for the week. I ditched my turtlenecks and leather coat for breezy dresses and light sweaters that could be layered on when the sun went down.


During that time, I wore one of my new favorite pieces that I can’t wait to wear all through 2019. This sunny, maxi dress has the flirtiest ruffles, pretty chiffon straps (perfect for bows) and a color to turn heads. I find it reminiscent of Beyoncé’s iconic look from her Lemonade album. To make it a look worthy of Queen B, I paired the dress with my new Aquazzura heels. You might have seen these arrive if you follow along with my Instagram stories (I hope you do!).


While the shoes are pretty pricey, I got them as a steal on The Real Real. My friends have officially gotten me addicted to bargain shopping for designer duds on the site. And these shoes were my first find! You know what they say. When life gives you lemons….


Dress: Anthropologie.  Shoes: Aquazzura.