I’ve lived in the city for over a decade now and as much as I adore the hustle and bustle, I love carving out quality time for myself outdoors to reconnect, breathe and just have “me” time. Having grown up in the PNW, I was surrounded by the ocean, so my happy place is being by a body of water, which I find incredibly calming and centering especially when I am feeling a bit burnt out by the city.For this particular outing, I decided to head to Williamsburg and sit down by the waterfront, which looks out over the East River and is directly across from the city. I arrived early enough that the Smorgasburg crowd hadn’t arrived yet, so I had the park almost all to myself and could sip my hot coffee and read my book in peace. I love that there is also a little beach down below, which reminds me of home.As much as I love getting a coffee to go from a café, I have been trying to save money by making it at home, so when Dunkin’ Donuts® at Home approached me about their new Bakery Series coffees, I was excited to give it a try. Their Bakery Series has the best, most yummiest smelling coffee ever and it was hard to choose which one to try first, but I love Cinnamon Coffee Roll as a food, so I figured it would taste great as coffee too. I was right! The combination is a rich, delicious Dunkin’ Donuts® coffee meets bakery-fresh taste, which is basically the best of both worlds. It’s taken my basic coffee up a notch for sure. You can stop in at your local grocery store, and pick up one (or all six) of the fully baked flavored coffees and give your taste buds a treat. Pricing and availability varies, but you can search via their online store locator.With that said, I have created a little ritual for myself by making myself a cup of coffee with a dash of cream, and picking up an everything bagel with cream cheese to go. I grab whatever book I am currently reading – right now I am way behind and still trying to finish Amy Poehler’s “Yes Please” – and cozy up with a blanket on a bench by the river.
Where do you guys go to find peace and quiet amongst the hustle & bustle?
I hadn’t been back to Italy since 2012 and wasn’t quite sure when I would be so when I was invited on a press trip to Franciacorta I was over the moon. The region, which is located right next to the very beautiful Lago d’Iseo (George Clooney first tried to buy there before heading to Lake Como!) and an hour from Milan, is filled with picturesque vineyards, unique foliage and rolling hills.
Click to read more and see a ton more photos from this amazing trip!
This coat is currently 40 percent off at Banana Republic if you use the code BRWISHso head on over there now and scoop it before it sells out! I did a fun remix with it and showed two different ways to wear it so just click on the read more to check it out!
Hey guys! How has everyone been? With the holidays coming up, I am sure wish lists and gifts are on everyone’s minds, amiright? But I love surprising my friends and loved ones with early gifts, so when eBay asked me to partner with them on their new holiday campaign, #eBayUnboxed, I was so excited. I chose my friend Liz and picked out something from the site that I knew was on her wishlist as well as on their website. Did you know that more than 80 percent of their products online are new?! So awesome. The whole experience was really fun and I loved watching her excitement as she unboxed her gift. I hope you enjoy the video and thanks so much for stopping by. See you next week! xo
You might remember that a few months ago, I worked with Cuddl Duds and QVC on their #GoComfy campaign (watch the video here) and now I have some of the coziest fleece wraps around, so I was super excited when they approached me again to help promote their cozy Stretch Fleece Novelty Pajama Sets, which come in five different color ways. The microfiber fleece has tiny fibers, making them super soft and lightweight, perfect to curl up in on those chilly winter nights!This past weekend my friend Krystal and I decided to have a fun girly sleepover and watch rom-coms, drink wine and have a major catch up session. I thought it would be fun to come bearing gifts so I brought over a pair of cozy Cuddl Duds fleece pjs for her to wear. We snapped a few photos and had fun filming our lazy Sunday morning the next day, which consisted of fresh bagels, strong coffee and flipping through fashion magazines. Make sure to check out the video on my Youtube channel!
Head on over to QVC to learn about how when you buy more, you save more and make sure to tune into QVC on December 8th starting 12AM EST for only 24 hours to grab a pair or two of your very own stretch fleece novelty pajamas at the very special value price of $26.98! The sleepwear set comes in black, charcoal, rouge, ivory and aqua in sizes XS-3X.
This post was in collaboration with Cuddl Duds & QVC. As always, all opinions and styling are my own. Thank you so much for supporting the brands that support My Style Pill.
This is one of those outfits that I gravitate towards wearing when I am running errands and need to be super comfortable, warm but also want to look pulled together. I picked up these vegan leather leggings from Aritzia last year and they are back on high rotation now that the temperature has cooled down. They are so incredibly soft, high waisted but don’t cut into your stomach, and the very best part? They’re washable! I highly recommend snagging a pair for the winter.
I picked up this faux fur jacket from Topshop at Nordstrom a couple years ago and it still remains one of my favorite coats that I own. It’s really warm and cozy, plus I feel like it’s something Michelle Pfeiffer would wear in Scarface, so that’s fun. :)