Merry Christmas from the north country! The Adirondacks were kind enough to order up a White Christmas. Took advantage of a bit of downtime and sunlight to get out for a Christmas Eve walk. This is my favorite place in the world. Gathering with family in a special place makes for a pretty perfect holiday season.
Layers are a must, temperatures didn't go far above the teens all day.
I stole the scarf from my husband, super soft and great colors!
Warm hats are a necessity.
Bean Duck boots. Adirondack staple.
May your days be merry and bright. And may all your Christmases be white!
Happy holidays to all (whatever you may celebrate!)!
Sweater: Unknown / Flannel: Penfield / Pants: Foley+Corinna / Scarf: Johnson's / Boot: L.L. Bean / Hat: J. Press / Socks: White Mountaineering Company
When I first saw these pants, I knew I had to have them. My love of patterned pants dates back to grade school when stretch pants were pretty much all I would wear (I didn't even call them leggings at this point). And the louder the better. These days, I generally like my patterned pants to be a bit more subtle, which is why I love these. And you can't go wrong with Tartan - especially this time of year!
Of course, my pairing with orangy-red accents definitely kicks these pants into holiday territory.
The belt adds the obligatory bit of sparkle.
The super feminine clutch provides a nice, soft contrast to the blues, greens and reds that dominate the rest of the look.
I kept the shoes simple and classic, can't go wrong with black peep toe pumps.
What does one wear to the former house of a former president in the beginning of winter? For a visit to Teddy Roosevelt's home at Sagamore Hill - now a national park, I decided to debut some new items I've been excited about, without being too over-the-top—don't want to scare the locals in Oyster Bay. I loved how the metallic sheen of this belt played off the gold in the jacket without overpowering.
Neutral layers balanced my less neutral hues and prints, plus they were totally weather appropriate.
A sensible bag kept me grounded even with a bit of lift from the highest heels in my closet!
I've been envisioning wearing these shoes with these pants before owning either. I have to say, I'm pretty happy with the results.
Another satisfying day trip...
But I'm ready to get back to Brooklyn.
Jacket: ADAM / Scarf: Zara / Sweater: J. Crew / Shirt: American Apparel / Belt: Zara / Pants: J. Crew / Socks: Madewell / Shoes: Steve Madden / Glasses: Dita / Bag: Foley+Corinna
The Charles that I knew in college was always a source of calm alongside the busy streets that wind their way through Boston. A half-hour into the suburbs, where my husband grew up, its otherwise peaceful current tumbles over a dam and throws off a shower of golden-green sparks.
The light was perfect to show off my own sparks.
In green, gold, and gray, I might have blended into my surroundings if not for these pieces' unique lines and textures (plus some orangy-red lipstick - Nars Heat Wave to be exact).
Feeling zen with my watery counterpart.
These boots work with almost everything, even stone walls by the riverside.
I loved visiting the Charles' combination of color, calm, and a bit of glimmer–just like I remembered.
Jacket: ADAM / Sweater: ADAM / Dress: Urban Outfitters / Belt: H&M / Necklace: Forever 21 / Tights: Target / Boots: Steve Madden / Sunglasses: Cutler and Gross
Sure, it's been a little while since I've been a student, and it's a little late for a back-to-school post. But the leaves in New England are still fully fall, and there was something about visiting the state where I got my degree that put me in the spirit.
The muted, neutral colors of this sweater and blouse matched the shades of the leaves on the ground, while the hat's red is reminiscent of their bright colors before they fell.
The slouchy hat, sweater, and jeans combo is perfect for comfortable-cool. I completed the outfit with the belted blouse for a bit of femininity and shape. The blouse is actually more of a blazer or "third piece," but by wrapping it and adding a belt, the blazer turned into a blouse in no time at all!
It never fails–every time I wear these jeans outside New York City, some random middle aged dude is sure to let me know they've got a few holes and need to be replaced!
Just because the weather's cooler doesn't mean you need to live in boots. For socks, however, I do recommend a pair without holes.
Ready for class–only now I'm studying the hues of nature and the crunch of the leaves underfoot.
Sweather: J.Crew / Blouse: Zara / Tank: ADAM / Belt: Urban Outfitters / Jeans: Current Elliot / Shoes: Zara / Sunglasses: Ray Ban / Hat: Madewell / Necklace: Vintage / Socks: the Sock Man (on St. Marks Pl.)