I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and spend time with family and friends! I personally had an amazing time, because my brother visited from Ireland, so I got to spend time with my full family as well as Jason’s. Although, it was a little bit hectic driving all over the South to make sure we saw everyone. Part of that travel included going home to Florida, which had very different weather from Atlanta. I ditched my heavy coats to enjoy the warm and comfortable weather in the sunshine state!
When packing my bags, I reached for some of my favorite Bl-nk pieces for my trip home. If you haven’t heard of this label before, they are a London-based brand with a uniquely bohemian luxe aesthetic! I love their pieces because they are easy and breezy with an effortlessly cool look about them. Luckily, my pieces suited the weather perfectly with their long sleeves, yet light fabrics. I can see myself wearing these from season to season, throwing a leather jacket over my shoulders for chillier months, then with strappy sandals for the Summer. I got my pieces direct from the brand, but you can shop my favorites (amongst other amazing pieces) at Anthropologie! I’ve already got my eye on a couple of new items for Spring!
Sequins are my favorite to wear all-year-round! But, sometimes the holidays get an extra dose, as we all want to dress up for holiday parties, NYE, and general festive occasions. In all honesty, I wore the cutest sequin Tibi look on Christmas day. But I’m sure you have all seen your share of burgundy or metallic sequins for the season. Instead, I thought it would be more impactful to show how I wear sequins when the holidays are done! Like I mentioned, color is key when it comes to sequins! They already give off a “party” vibe, so what you pair it with is equally as important when wanting to dress sequins down. In this case, I thought the pastel hues of my outfit are more of a welcome sign to spring than a nod to the holidays. Pairing sequins with a thick or chunky sweater is also a great way to make your look more casual. I would wear this to work, happy hour/dinner, or a weekend out on the town. When the weather warms up, I might swap the chunky sweater for a crisp, white collared shirt. What do you dolls think? Would you wear sequins as a part of your everyday wardrobe?
As you know, I’ve been traveling a lot lately and enjoying some of my travel essentials from Mark & Graham. Between my weekender bag, my laptop bag, and mini pouches, I’m completely organized and stylish while on the go. But some of my favorite Mark & Graham items are perfect for when I’m right here at home! With the holidays approaching and guests arriving, I wanted to make sure my house looks festive and organized as well! Because they have truly perfected the monogram, Mark and Graham sent me the most beautiful stockings for my mantle. Jason and I haven’t had a working fireplace before, so these were extremely special for us to decorate our new home. While the stockings come in a variety of colors and monogram options, I opted for a cream with navy thread to match my minimal aesthetic. I love the little shimmer of the fabric on these personalized stockings and can’t wait to stuff these with goodies for Christmas morning! And speaking of personalized treasures, I’m also obsessed with my new jewelry case! I loved my travel case so much, that I really wanted something more substantial to organize my jewelry for when I’m at home. The clear (monogrammed) tip makes this case super practical to see all of my baubles. I also love the size and which allows space for all of my most precious pieces to live comfortably. The best part of all, this case is so beautiful, it’s going to sit right on top of my dresser. I opted for blush to match my travel case, but this also comes in stone and black which are gorgeous neutral alternatives. It’s such a great gift idea, I might have to get one of these for Brown Paper Mom!