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Jeans: Madewell // Shirt: Similar // Coat: Ralph Lauren; similar option // Shoes: Sam Edelman (on sale!) // Bag: Similar (love the tassel on this one!)

I have been all about adding more ‘wardrobes staples’ to my closet in the past few months.  I guess I have finally realized it is WAY too sad cleaning out my closet every few months and realizing how many ‘trendy’ items I have purchased that barely see the light of day.  I really hate knowing that I have wasted money on items that will only be worn for a season or two.  Thats not to say I won’t still buy some trendy pieces, but I always make sure that I am spending a lot less on them.  I have finally kicked the mindset that it’s silly to spend a lot on simple items like a white t-shirt, a classic cable-knit sweater or a pair of nude pumps because they aren’t ‘fun.’  That thought is RIDICULOUS because those are some of the exact items I SHOULD be splurging on considering they will never go out of style.

This camel coat is something I know I will have for years.  The simple and classic silhouette makes it easy to style.  I paired this with yet another staple, a simple white button down.  This is another piece I have learned to purchase carefully as I have bought so many affordable options that wrinkle with wear and do not hold their shape.  Wrinkled clothes are just the worst!  Who wants to sit around an iron something after every wear? NOT ME!

I hope you are all having an awesome weekend.  We are having a super lazy day…as in I’ve already taken two naps and have barely moved from the bed.  Yesterday was spent getting new brakes on my care (thrilling, I know) and scouting out some more wedding venues.  We may have found the one (eeeeks FINALLY) which I’ll share more about once it is all finalized!

 

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Jeans: Madewell // Shirt: Loft (old); Similar // Sweater: Gap // Shoes: Similar (I have these in biege) // Bag: Kate Spade (outlet find!) love this one

Did I really go more than a month without blogging?!  I’m not sure how that happened because I honestly haven’t been TOO busy.  With the start of the new year I have taken some time to step back and start brainstorming some new ideas for my space here on the world wide web so I hope to have some fresh new content and fun series coming soon! Being that its been awhile I figured I’d catch you up on my not so exciting life because you are all dying to know what’s new with me, right?!

My office moved to a new location which just so happens to be next to a pretty awesome mall.  This is great news for my closet and dangerous news for my wallet.  ‘Lunch’ breaks have a whole new meaning.  If my coworkers ask what I had for lunch the most accurate response would be ‘some Nordstrom with a side of Loft and Banana Republic.’  I’m kind of hungry these days.

I have looked at not one, not two, not three but wedding FOUR venues.  It only took me 6 months andddddd I don’t think any of them are ‘the one.’  OY.  I am really excited to see two others that are close by, one with an industrial look to it and it’s sort of a blank slate which is awesome.  I don’t know exactly what I am looking for but I do know that I don’t want your typical ballroom wedding.  Hopefully I’ll have a venue picked in the next few weeks and then off to bhldn I go!

My fitness talk has sort of completely dwindled on here but I wanted to update you guys.  I haven’t talked about fitness mostly because I have felt a bit uncomfortable giving advice or stating my opinions when I don’t have any fitness certifications.  I felt like every post involving fitness had to have some disclaimer stating that I am not a professional.  It’s a bit silly and I really would like to start incorporating more fitness/nutrition chat on the blog I’m just not sure of how but I do have some ideas brewing.  Anyways, back to the update…I have restarted BBG.  If you’ve been reading for awhile you know I am a big fan of Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide.  It’s a routine that really works for me.  The workouts are never more than 45 minutes and I can do the resistance circuits from home with a few pieces of equipment!  Working out is not so bad when you can watch The Affair or Grey’s Anatomy while you’re at it.

And lastly, tomorrow I am going skiing for my first.time.ever.  Pray for me!  Haha just kidding…sort of.  I am not all that coordinated so it should be interesting.   Jeremy is planning on teaching me so there’s a good chance that one of us (ahem Jeremy) will lose our (his) patience.  We are driving up to the Berkshires today, fueling up on something yummy for dinner and hitting the slopes tomorrow!

Hope you are all having a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by!

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Skirt: Anthropologie // Sweater: Loft // Shoes: H&M; Similar // Jacket: Loft (old); Similar // Bag: Kate Spade; Similar  // Bracelet: Stella & Dot

Christmas is officially over and Hanukkah runs right into the New Year so it’s time to bring out all the sequins, or a somewhat subtle amount in my case.  When I stumbled upon this skirt I could not peel my eyes away from it, the sequin and frayed details are TOO GOOD.  I love the mix of textures and that this perfect little New Years Eve skirt can definitely be repurposed for several occasions.  In the past I have found that I buy a dress that is ALL sequins for NYE and it does not move from my closet after January 1st.  I already have plans to wear this out to for our anniversary next month.  Jeremy and I will be celebrating 4 years!  Lets just pray that I don’t spill any wine on it.  Trust me, all the prayers are needed for that!

As I mentioned this weekend we are heading to my parents house today to celebrate Hanukkah with my family!  We always celebrate holidays back to back with Jeremy’s family and coincidentally end up eating the same exact meal both days.   So today will be day two of brisket and latkes but I don’t hate it!  I will be enjoying every last bit of my four day weekend!

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Dress: Gap (on sale!) // Boots: Macys also here // Bag: Old Navy

Happy Holidays, friends!  Jeremy and I just finished lighting the menorah and exchanging gifts for the first night of Hanukkah.  He gave me a couple of pairs of these cozy pajama pants (yay for tall sizes!) and this sports bra.  I seriously love getting new workout clothes! I gave him this vest and these amazing socks.  Apparently we both couldn’t pass up the black Friday/Cyber Monday sale that J.Crew had going on.  We are so excited for lots of lounging around tomorrow (in my new pajama pants) and of course in keeping with Jewish tradition we will be indulging in some Chinese food.  Yes, that is really what the Jews do on Christmas!  On Monday we will be celebrating Hanukkah with Jeremy’s family and then with mine on Tuesday.  Four day weekends are the bomb dot com.  I am so excited for mass amounts of latkes and to watch my niece and nephew open all of their presents.  My niece has been known to get overly excited, her reactions are seriously the best!  I’ll try to remember to record a bit on my InstaStory.

Okay, now I’ll quickly give the scoop on this look because I can’t leave that out!  I wore this just the other night when Jeremy and I headed downtown for some drinks to celebrate the 4 year anniversary of the day we met, how cheesy are we?!  This sweater dress is the softest ever and the ribbed sleeves help to give it some shape.  It is definitely oversized but the comfiest material I own, it feels like pajamas!  Despite the dropping temperatures I refuse to stop wearing dresses so these over the knee boots are the perfect way to help cover up my legs and keep them warm.  I wear them with semi-thick socks and they don’t fall down or bunch up at all.  It’s tough to find a pair that fit just right but I definitely hit the jackpot with these and they are such a great price for boots!

Now it’s back to lounging around and watching movies.  I hope you all have the happiest of holidays with your loved ones!  Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

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Leather Leggings: Nordstrom // Top: Old Navy // Booties: Steve Madden // Hat: Old Navy // Bag: Kate Spade Outlet

Years ago I bought a pair of mixed faux leather leggings for under $30.  They were faux leather on the front half and a regular cotton legging material on the back.  After re-wearing them so many times I realized it was finally time to invest in a pair that wasn’t half pilling from so many washes.  I purchased these during the Nordstrom Fall Clearance Sale and haven’t looked back.  The texture is SO good, as in they don’t look or feel cheap.  The quality is great for the price and considering how versatile these are the cost per wear is basically pennies.  Faux leather leggings are perfect for dressing up and have also made their way into the world of athleisure.  These are easily the perfect pair of comfortable ‘pants’ that can take you from day to night.  I also have to mention this hat which is such a steal right now!  I went ahead and bought it in both the black and tan because you can’t beat the price!  It definitely helped to tame my hair during the windstorm that was going on while we were shooting these photos.  One day my hair will learn to own the windblown look but for now I’ll stick to hats and the occasional frequent cropping of my head/face.