The past couple weekends I have been lucky enough to experience New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts in the fall and see beautiful foliage, stay in quaint homes and pick apples from adorable orchards. I look at my photos afterward and am so blown away at the scenery I get to experience and love being able to share it with you guys on the blog. Needless to say, I don’t take it for granted!
So seeing that it’s now mid-October, I’ve slowly been breaking out my sweaters and boots, but was finally able to rock an actual coat not to long ago. The one above happens to be by Lands’ End, who I have worked with in the past, if you remember this post, and am now styling up their black wool, basket-weave toggle coat for fall. In the case of this outfit, I loved mixing brown and black together and thought the black leather pants and the preppy printed sweater and black wool jacket created a nice juxtaposition all together. What do you think of this coat? Would you wear it, and if so, how would you style it? xo
Last week, Casey and I went apple picking up at Applewood Orchards and stayed overnight at my favorite B&B, the Inn at Stony Creek. We also met up with a fun crew of friends the following day at a different orchard for more apple and pumpkin picking, but more on that soon. For now, here are some cute photos from our time in Warwick!
Outfit credits available at the very bottom.
Pumpkin cider with a side of pumpkins!
My dapper man, Bow Tie Casey. :)
The orchard pup, Cuddles!
We picked all the apples! Meaning, we left with one bag.
It’s finally getting to be cozy-weather season again and that means big scarves, soft knits and best of all, comfy boots! Case in point, these brown leather mid-calf boots by Clarks are perfect for wearing with skinny jeans or paired with a cute dress and tights. I like how this style is loose around my ankle, which I feel is flattering, plus the two-tone leather is super chic and versatile.
Sunglasses: Karen Walker / Jacket: Maje (old) / Shirt: Brand Unknown (alternate options here and here (this one is on sale!) / Pants: Zara (old, but I also like this pair) / Boots: Zara (similar here and here) / Bag: Celine
Happy, happy Wednesday! I hope everyone’s week is going well. The weather in New York has been so un-fall-like lately, it’s sort of frustrating. But it’s just because I am so ready to wear my leather jackets! I am in fact wearing one in these photos, but that’s only because the weather allowed it for a few hours, other than that, it’s been in the 70s. I know I shouldn’t complain, but come on October, it’s time for autumn temperatures!
Ok, I will stop complaining about the weather now and move on to discussing my outfit. :)
So, I know that oversized, baggy boyfriend jeans aren’t always the most flattering, but man are they comfortable. And they can be made to look chic and put together if styled the right way. In this situation, I opted for slouchy goodness all the way except for the very pointy and slightly severe black mules I have on, which I felt created an interesting juxtaposition. I love how they give off a very 90s vibe but at the same time are current and sleek, which I love and always look for in a shoe.
During Fashion Week I was asked to host an event at the Marimekko Flagship store on 5th avenue. I was excited to host and be a part of this because my relationship with the brand goes back to my days as a home design editor when I was working in magazines. So this time around, it was fun for me to be involved in the clothing side of things versus only home decor. I loved picking out my outfit – hello striped shirt and amazing horse pants! And to feel extra special for that evening, I was able to snag appointments beforehand with The Stylisted to get my hair and makeup done. The day of the event, I felt so pampered. The girls,Kailie Joe and Natasha Vinson came to my apartment and all I had to do was sit there and watch a movie while they worked their magic. It took the stress off of me of having to get ready because all I had left to do was show up at the Marimekko store, change into my outfit and I was ready for the night!
Needless to say, the party was a blast with so many fun people there supporting the brand. I gave a little speech at the beginning of the night, then spent the rest of the time mingling and meeting a lot of customers who have been wearing Marimekko for decades. There was a DJ, champagne and a photo booth, which I think almost everyone used at least once. (I know I used it at least three times!) But I would say the photos above and below, taken by Andrew Werner, tell the story of how colorful, electric and fun the event really was, so make sure to click below to see the rest of the photos from the event. They’re really fun, trust me. :) xo
Good morning! So I have a funny little story to share about this outfit…
Yesterday, on my way uptown to meet Casey for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, I stopped into Starbucks to grab a mocha and get him a tea. I made it all the way up to midtown on the train without spilling a drop of coffee on myself, which was impressive, seeing that I was wearing all white. I was crossing the street at 8th ave and 50th street when I did a silly thing. I decided it was a genius idea to balance my almost finished mocha on top of his tea and TEXT. While walking. Genius right?
Why I didn’t finish crossing the street, put my coffee cup down and then text I have no idea. Sigh. Needless to say, my coffee toppled off and as I grabbed for it, I must have squeezed the cup, because it dumped all down the front of me onto my favorite white button down shirt, new jeans and bag. In complete shock, I managed to sort of pull myself together and make my way into a drugstore. I beelined to the Tide pens and used two of them on my jeans, and multiple hand wipes to clean off my bag. Miraculously the coffee wiped off my bag completely, I lifted the majority of stains from my pants, but the shirt was a lost cause at that point.
I allowed myself to fume for a few minutes, took a lot of deep breaths and then bought a three-pack of Hanes tank tops. Luckily I had a denim jacket in my bag, so I slipped it on over my new top and continued on to have Casey take these outfits shots. We also made it to see Jon Stewart, which made everything better. Once we got home, I washed my shirt in Clorox twice and I have to say, I just check it and it looks as good as new! Thank goodness for Tide to Go, Wet Ones and Clorox Bleach – these three products really saved my outfit.
Photos by: Casey
Man, did I learn my lesson. Because really, I shouldn’t have been doing something that silly in the first place.
Casey snapped these photos right before I ducked into The Marlton to have lunch at Margaux with the Lauren Ralph Lauren team. It was such a fun way to spend the afternoon. The food was really good (hello cauliflower custard!) and I caught up with some friends I hadn’t seen in a while.
Photos by: Casey
The rest of the day was fairly quiet with a trip to the gym and then home to make dinner. Lately, I’ve found that mid-evening, around 8:30, has become my favorite time of day. It’s after we’ve finished eating, the dishes are washed, and it’s time to just relax with tea and a good movie or show. Last night we watched Rudy (total tearjerker) and then started The Green Mile, both of which we’ve seen before but I always love re-watching classics. Such a nice end to a great day. Anyway, I hope you all had a lovely Tuesday and here is to Wednesday and the week being half over! xo