Sequin Sweater & Suede Boots

I normally don't gravitate towards sparkly or embellished clothing, but around the holidays I make an exception. I saw this sweater with a sequin neckline and thought it would be the perfect addition to a holiday wardrobe. It goes with so much!  I threw it on with skinny dark denim and suede heeled boots (another versatile item) for a casual holiday dinner with my extended family. The pop of sparkle works well to dress up denim, and I'm looking forward to pairing it with skirts and other types of pants this winter. 

Colorful Cold Weather Gear

I love brightening up my late fall through winter wardrobe with colorful outerwear. When the skies are grey for days and everything seems gloomy, it helps my mood to throw on a bright blue coat or pink boots (these little things seriously help to get through north east winters!) I have an old pink coat from Anthropologie (posted on Instagram here) that I still wear and love. I wanted to share some favorite colorful cold weather items that are in stores now. 

Coats: one // two // three //four
Hats: one // two // three // four
Boots: one // two // three // four

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Thanksgiving Styling Two Ways

I honestly can't believe that Thanksgiving is almost here. I'm heading to upstate New York to spend time with my family and my 96-year-old grandmother. I'm excited to see everyone, spend some time out of the city, and kick off the holiday season! I posted a photo of this skirt and these boots on Instagram, part of an outfit I'm thinking of wearing for Thanksgiving dinner. I'm planning the outfit out below and also posting another swoon worthy turkey day look.
bucket bag // OTK boots ($119!)
sweater dress // faux fur vest (under $50!) // cuff

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Fall Favorites

Wanted to share an outfit I wore recently that incorporated all of my favorite fall pieces: booties, a plaid blanket scarf, a floppy hat and a flattering sweater dress. Hope you all have great, relaxing weekends!

  Sweater dress // hat// blanket scarf ($20!) // booties (similar)

Fall Trends: Splurge vs Save

Splurge vs save roundups are some of my favorite blog posts. I love mixing high and low items, and it's fun to see the great deals other people can find.  I'm the kind of person who would rather spend more money on a classic item (dark denim, brown riding boots, a pair of simple flats) and save on trendy items (fringe, feathers, the shoe-of-the-moment). I rounded up some of my favorite fall trends below at low price points (left column) and high price points (right column).

Lace up flats: save  ($25, on sale!) // splurge ($295)
Suede mini: save ($29, on sale!) // splurge ($350)
Plaid shirt: save ($22, on sale!) // splurge ($345)
Moto jacket: save ($98) // splurge ($995)

{Plaid and Stripes} Blanket Scarves

shirt // blanket scarf // boots (similar)

Stripes with plaid is one of my favorite fall fashion combinations. It's such an effortless weekend look, especially when the plaid is coming from a blanket scarf. Blanket scarves are oversized scarves that you can style many different ways; from the classic loop, to a cape, to an off-the-shoulder wrap, there are so many options to styling this kind of scarf (this article shows tons of ways to style). They're the perfect accessory to keep warm at a football game or to throw over your shoulders on an autumn hike. I absolutely love the one I'm wearing here, and it's such a crazy good price! I'm linking to ten other styles that I love below. 

one // two // three // four // five // six // seven // eight // nine // ten

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Low // Mid // High - Cold Weather Accessories

I can NOT believe it's November already. Where does the time go? Christmas songs are playing in stores, holiday lights are being wrapped around light poles, and Starbucks has their red cups out. I would really like for everyone to stop rushing the seasons and the holidays. Luckily the weather doesn't feel like November, we've been having pretty mild temperatures in NYC. Unfortunately I know that's going to come to an end soon, so I've started scoping out cold weather accessories. I rounded up some items I'm eyeing at three different price points.

Mid: shawl // bow hat // mittens
High: scarf // gloves

Restaurant Recommendations // Napa & Sonoma

My last post on NorCal is about restaurants in Wine Country. Much like picking which wineries to visit, picking which restaurants to go to is not easy. There are so many amazing choices, and with a limited amount of days (and only three meals a day... right?) it's hard to fit all the great options in. Here are two very different restaurants that we visited and loved during our trip.

The Fremont Diner is set along the rolling hills and gorgeous vistas of Highway 121 between Napa and Sonoma. It's easy to miss the restaurant and mistake it for nothing special. The wood building looks run down with a rusty old truck parked outside... but definitely don't bypass this gem. The Fremont Diner is a nostalgic and homey place with delicious farm-to-table comfort food. There are seats indoors and a large backyard filled with picnic tables. It's a great spot to hit for a filling brunch before a day of wine tasting. I've been on both of my trips to wine country, and can't imagine a stop in Sonoma without grabbing a bite at Fremont. Some favorite dishes include the biscuits with apple butter, the Nashville style chicken and the mac and cheese. 

Ad Hoc is a restaurant in the adorable town of Yountville, which is often called the "culinary capital of Napa." It's a casual spot from Thomas Keller (of The French Laundry) and is a great choice if you're interested in fine dining but can't nab a French Laundry reservation. The space is sleek and minimalistic, and they serve one four-course family style menu each night. The staff was wonderful and the food was so fresh and cooked perfectly.  Ad Hoc also has a very creative cocktail list if you want to take a break from wine. 

images via one // two // three