Photos by: Casey Krehbiel
I wore this sweater to the Banana Republic 2015 Spring Preview yesterday and didn’t even need a jacket, it was that warm. It’s the kind of piece that I love because it’s so cozy and fuzzy but also makes me laugh because of it’s furriness, and ability to make me look like I’m wearing shoulder pads even though I’m not. I picked it up at Zara in the kids section for about $40 and decided to give it a whirl. What do you guys think? Yay or nay?
Also, I am so over the moon about my wavy hair. TRESemmé did the hair for the preview so they were kind enough to send over one of their stylists (thank you Johanna!) to give my hair a morning mini makeover before I headed to the presentation. I am hoping the waves last me at least a few days!
Have a happy Tuesday, everyone! xo
Hat: Rag & Bone / Sunglasses: Karen Walker / Sweater: Zara (similar version here and here) / Pants: J Brand / Boots: Rag & Bone / Bag: Proenza Schouler / Lipstick: Viva by MAC / Hair: Courtesy of TRESemmé and hair stylist Johanna. Thank you for my gorgeous waves!)
Hello, and happy FRIDAY! This weekend is going to be a packed one for me, with lots of friends visiting from out of town, house parties and dinners – it’s going to be busy but I can’t wait! Plus it’s supposed to be sunny, which is a plus, seeing how rainy and gloomy it was yesterday.
In other news, let’s talk about how much I love this bright and cheery red vest and black and red flannel that I’m wearing. I’ve noticed that I am really drawn to Buffalo Plaid lately and am starting to see quite a collection of similar pieces in my closet. I actually just bought this jacket at a sample sale and recently wore this red and black plaid shirt coat while up in Warwick a few weeks ago.
Anyway, my vest and shirt are both from Eddie Bauer, a brand I grew up being very familiar with, especially since I’m from Seattle where flannels, plaids and puffy vests were, and are still very key pieces to us Pacific Northwest folk. :) So when the brand asked me to style up a couple of their clothing, I decided to show how to mix more casual, outdoorsy pieces with slightly more streamlined black pants and knee high boots. Voila, chic and cozy!
Take a look, if you’d like. xo
For those of you that aren’t as familiar with the brand, did you know that Eddie Bauer built the first down jacket patented in America?
Pretty cool, right?
P.P.S. Click below to see a few fun photos from the Eddie Bauer pop-up shop on 5th ave and 15th street Casey I went to on Wednesday night. It was so much fun. They even had a Twitter-activated vending machine, which dispensed gifts, products, and discount promotions and will be doing so for the next two weeks to anyone who shares on social while in the store using @eddiebauer and #liveyouradventure. My tweet had to do with attempting to ski diamond runs with my Dad. Quite an adventure if you ask me! xo
Sunglasses: Tom Ford / Hat: Club Monaco (mine is old, but I also like this one from Rag & Bone, and this one as well) / Sweater: Corey Lynn Calter (gift) / Jeans: Frame (gift) / Boots: SOREL Tofino Boot also available here / Bag: FashionABLE
P.S. For those of you that live in or around NYC, you should definitely come by the SOREL event next Wednesday from 6-8. To RSVP, just leave your name in the comments. I’ll be there and would love to meet you guys!
See more details below! xo
P.P.S. Thanks so much for reading this post and supporting this brand sponsorship. All content and styling is my own.
Now that the winter months are here, it’s time for me to start doubling up on moisturizing. I’ve talked about it before on the blog, but I have really sensitive and dry skin and have had times where my skin is so itchy it’s unbearable. I try all sorts of products, but in the end I usually go back to tried and true brands that I grew up with. I use Vaseline products at home for my lips and hands, but when the brand contacted me to talk about how I stay moisturized this winter, and if I would give their body lotion a try, I was all for it.
A couple weekends ago, I was up near Leavenworth for a wedding and the cabins were super warm and toasty, while the weather outside was cold, damp and rainy. The combination and back and forth change in temperature can really do a number on your skin, but luckily I brought my Vaseline® Intensive CareTM Advanced Repair Fragrance Free Lotion with me and used it everyday, in the morning and evening. I’ll say that it was my saving grace, because I don’t think my skin would have looked half as good for the wedding without it! The lotion has been designed to combat dry skin with a special blend of humectants (to draw water into the skin), and healing micro-droplets of Vaseline® Jelly (to lock moisture in).
P.S. Have you guys had GODIVA Hot Chocolate? I brought some with me (I like to add it to my morning coffee) and made in my personalized My Style Pill mug, which made it taste even better. :) xo