I have such a love-hate-love relationship with this time of year. I added the extra love because I feel like I definitely love it much more than I hate it. But there is definitely a little part of me that gets stressed with all the hustle and bustle, the rush to decorate, bake the perfect holiday treat, and finish all the gift buying in time. Am I not supposed to admit the holidays are a little stressful? Maybe I should downgrade it to a love-slightly dislike-love relationship.
Something I have a love-love-love relationship with is this plaid sweater. It’s super warm and cozy and under $30. I’m always cold starting in November and ending sometime in late May. Layering heavily is the only way to go, and two sweaters, a chambray shirt ,and a beanie definitely does the trick.
This outfit is my version of spending all day Sunday in bed. Cozy, warm, comfortable, and just makes me happy. If you have to leave your bed on a Sunday you might as well wear something that makes you happy. Like my favorite sneakers or coziest scarf. My second choice for Sunday outfits is pajama bottoms, slippers, a soft throw blanket. P.S.- I know it’s Thursday (photos obviously from Sunday). xo
The holiday season is all about giving, and this year I was lucky enough to participate in Marshalls’ secret santa project with all the lovely project fab bloggers. I love doing secret santa and grab-bag gifts, it’s so exciting to buy for someone who will be completely surprised. I couldn’t wait to get started on this project, and loved giving (and receiving) the great gifts that were available at Marshalls.
I had such a great time shopping for Francesca, a stylish mama, photographer, and blogger. I found some great things for her and I hope she likes them! I also absolutely love the surprise gift I received from my Santa, Vittoria. This fab lady found the way to my heart- through cute breakfast items. I love these placemats, cute little straws, and other kitchen decor! I couldn’t wait to use everything to make brunch this past weekend. I made a batch of my favorite pumpkin pancakes and enjoyed breakfast in bed with my great gift.
A big thanks to Marshall’s & my secret santa for my #bestgiftever!
I have to say, I am a self proclaimed homebody. As much as I love going out, seeing friends, and dressing up, I love cozying up at home even more. The holidays are a great time to see loved ones, but I love that moment when all the chaos is over, and you can curl up at home with a candle, a good book, and a warm throw blanket. My list of gifts for the homebody could have been a mile long but I decided to keep it simple and just share my absolute favorites. What do you buy for the homebody in your life?
PS- I’ll be finishing up my holiday shopping soon, with some of my favorite stores having online sales today. Here are the coupon codes incase you still have shopping to do as well! And it never hurts to pick up a thing or two for yourself…
There’s something I love about the look of a classic red coat. I’ve had this one for years and it always adds a pop of color to my black & white ensembles. I find myself reaching for it again and again around the holidays. It definitely jazzed up my simple Thanksgiving Day look, which consisted of the fuzziest most oversized sweater I could find. I’ve also been living in these flat Frye boots. They’re super comfy and on sale (bonus). Have a great weekend! xo
The weathers getting extremely chilly so it’s time to break out all the cozy looks from now until spring. Incase you need help with that math you’re looking at aprox. five months of me wearing a cozy sweater and a heavy jacket. Feel free to visit some of your favorite southern and Cali bloggers during that time to feel jealous- I know I will be.
Cozy to me equals an oversized turtleneck and puffer vest. I remember a time a few years ago when I cleaned out my closet and gave all of my turtlenecks away. Away. How could I have done this? They are the most important wardrobe staple for layering and keeping super warm for the brutal NYC winters. Good thing I’ve since restocked and am sharing my favorite stylish turtlenecks below. Feel free to browse unless you’re one of those lucky southerners or Californians I mentioned. In which case, go shop for tank tops.
When it comes to holiday shopping I always feel like I have the people closest to me all figured out. It’s always something little I wind up forgetting. A gift for a coworker who unexpectely got your something. A grab bag that I show up for empty handed. People who you wish you had something extra for at the last minute. That’s why I created this “anybody gift guide”. The gifts I mention today would please a multitude of people, and it takes a lot of pressure off you if you keep them on hand. Plus it’s cyber Monday! I know I’ll be doing most of my shopping online today, so I’ve listed all the codes I’ll be using below. Some are the same as Friday’s post, but many stored have updated and changed their code, so read carefully! Happy shopping. xo