I was so excited when Modcloth contacted me and asked me to style outfit on Polyvore around an adorable red coat for their Uniquely You campaign! The coat is called the Winterberry Tart Coat, which reminded me that Modcloth always has the cutest names for their clothing. I love this coat because it’s the perfect alternative to a black coat for winter. This outfit pretty much sums up my winter uniform: an oversized sweater with a perfect pair of skinnies, a pair of rugged booties, a hat, and a fun statement coat. Perfect!
I’m so excited to share these photos with you! Lauryn and I got together to shoot this blog post for Capital Style on ways to style a little black dress (LBD). The truth is, when I got this assignment, I actually didn’t really own a LBD that I loved. I have one from H&M that I wore to my cousin’s rehearsal dinner last fall, but that was really it. But, while I was in Santa Barbara for my brother’s wedding, I was shopping in one of my favorite Montecito boutiques, Wendy Foster (which I talked about last week), and I came across the dress I’m wearing in this post. I love the perfectly flow-y fit and how it can truly be dressed down or up. I actually wore the exact outfit in the final look of this post to my brother’s rehearsal dinner! Be sure to click through to the full blog post to see outfit details!
One of my favorite details of this outfit? My grandma’s vintage Pendleton hat that I’m wearing! I discovered it in her closet while we were in Santa Barbara. I’ve also been pretty obsessed with the Shoemint booties I’m wearing.
Wait, there’s a different detail I love more! It’s the necklace I’m wearing. My new sister-in-law gave it to me as a thank you for being her Maid of Honor. It has my initial on one side and the word “sister” on the other. I love it!
I picked up this flannel at the Columbus Flea a long time ago and it’s still one of my favorites. And you probably recognize my yellow hat…that’s definitely become a staple.
I came across these beautiful photos of Jemima Kirke and her daughter on Refinery 29 the other day. I just think they’re so lovely. Enjoy.
(images via refinery 29)
Well hellllooo December! Can you believe that Christmas is only 3 1/2 weeks away? I’m trying to get ahead of my Christmas shopping this year and get my gifts early, but it never seems to work out. It’s very strange because I’m a really organized person who doesn’t really do things on a whim. I just feel so intimidated sometimes because I want to give the perfect gift! There will definitely be some gift guides coming to you on this blog over the next few weeks…now if you guys can help me with what I should give my friends and family, that would be great.
James and I watched some of the many sports games that happened over the weekend. One was the big Ohio State vs. Michigan football game. Now, I feel pretty neutral about big rivalries and competition all together, but that game between Ohio State and Michigan certainly kept me on the edge of me seat! We took these pictures after watching the game…it was the perfect cozy look for a lazy Saturday.
hat – forever 21 (similar)
sweater – vintage
vest – similar
jeans – current/elliott (similar)
boots – rachel comey
As much as I love some of the Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals of larger brands, I think the best way to shop is locally. It’s great to support small businesses and you’ll find something totally unique. Here’s a quick roundup of some of my favorite small businesses to visit today all across the country!
Objects for the Home in Grandview (Columbus, Ohio). Yes, you’ve heard me talk about this store a bunch. The picture above is of Chelsea, who co-owns the shop with her fiancé Kris, from this blog post that we shot together. They have amazing home goods and a really fun selection of clothing. They also own Vernacular in German Village, another spot worth checking out.
Rowe Boutique in the Short North (Columbus, Ohio). Whether you’re looking for a holiday ensemble or a completely gorgeous scarf for the fashionista in your family who has everything, you’ll find it here. Plus, they carry one of my favorite local jewelry lines, Honey Rose & K.
Dragonfly in Denver, Colorado. I worked here in high school and college and it’s an awesome little boutique. Nestled in one of the coolest neighborhoods in Denver, The Highlands, this gem is definitely worth checking out.
Avenue Boutique in Tucson, Arizona. I discovered this lovely boutique last Christmas and it’s one of my favorite shops. Alexis, the owner, has a carefully curated list of brands, as well as an awesome selection of vintage + home goods.
Wendy Foster in Montecito, California. This is one of the boutiques that all the ladies in my family rush to any time we have a chance to visit my grandma in Santa Barbara, California. A great selection of designers without being overly trendy.
Of course, there are many more amazing local businesses that are out there, do your part and shop local!
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