Snuggle Bunny

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There are days made for staying in, snuggling up and excepting that the outside elements will most certaintly win.  Today was that kind of day, but unfortunately (having never experienced New York’s version of cold) I naively decided to give the city my best NC cold weather bundle and head to Soho.  Needles to say, I ducked into every little shop that offered warmth from the monsoon like winds.  The chili infused dark hot chocolate from Vosges was literally my salvation today.  Next weekend…..Canada Goose vs. Moncler!

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Sweater: Helmut Lang, Denim: J Brand (also here), Boots: Hunter + Rag & Bone (also love this color), Scarf: Burberry (similar here), Hat: Topshop-old (similar here & here & obsessed with this one), Sunnies: Westward Leaning.

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Tahoe

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Each year, my husband and brother-and-law take their annual ski trip out West.  Typically my sister and I have stayed back as I have flown in from overseas and prefer the quality time with her.  However; now that we’re officially US residents, I’m on the hunt for the proper accoutrements for the bunny slopes this year.  As I’m not the most gifted skier, I am convinced that my fabulous Tahoe inspired scarf will distract from this minor detail 🙂

Happy Turkey Day!

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Scarf: Theodora & Callum (also here), Dress: A.P. C. (similar here & here-20%off), Booties: Dior (similar here),  Cross-body: Sophie Hulme (also here), Bracelets: Gemma Redux & Giles & Brother (also love this version), Sunnies: Barton Perreira.

Holiday retreat

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With the holiday season upon us, a once sanctuary that was your home has suddenly become busier than Grand Central.  Entertaining friends and family can be a split between fun and frantic.  My antidote is making sure my home (or at least my bedroom) remains a zen cocoon full of things that make me happy.

I also find that some of my favorite home comforts also double as fantastic holiday gifts which is a very welcomed bonus this time of year.

Owl pillow: Sweetpea & Willow, Oh La La pillow: Kate Spade, Crown ring holder: Shopbop, Jo Malone candle (also here),  Chihuahua pillow, Chunky throw: West Elm, Kitty ornament: Shopbop, Pine cone candles: Arhaus, Wishbone ornament: Shopbop, Bicycle clock.

Tartan

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Based on my unusual affinity for plaid, anyone would think my heritage lies in Scotland or Ireland (my clan actually originated in France).  Of course Burberry has always been a favorite for obvious reasons, but I really do not discriminate when I find a print I love.  To keep my fancy pants out of the conservative column, I decided to mix in another favorite…leopard.  Let the print party begin!

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Sweater: Helmut Lang ~ on sale (also here), Pants: Topshop (similar here & here), Clutch: Elizabeth and James (wallet version here), Sunnies: Barton Perreira (similar here), Earrings: Sweetie Pie Jewelry.

Rock

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Each season always has one investment piece, and for me, leather is just that during Winter.  I fell in love with this shift from Vince because it ticked all the boxes: Classic shape, rich noir color and bonus, on sale!  I knew though that is was a piece I would have in my closet forever (and quite frankly had been looking for forever).

Even though the style is simple, the leather makes it a perfect canvas for accessories, but with a bit of edge.  I knew my chunky rock Gemma Redux necklace would be the perfect partner with it’s drippy chains and statement power.  I definitely felt rock glam in this pairing.

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Leather dress: Vince (also love this & this one), Necklace: Gemma Redux (custom options available), Shoes: Christian Louboutin (similar here), Sunnies: Barton Perreira (similar here & here).

Snuggle alert

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Temperatures are dropping by the minute in NYC, but that doesn’t mean I have to look like the Michelin Man.  A fabulous accessory is a must have when cold weather hits, and with these cozy picks all sub $150, they’re hard to resist!

Sweater: Joie soft (on sale), Hat with bow: Kate Spade, Leather/knit gloves: Carolina Amato, Fur gloves: Accessorize, Mittens: Plush, Fedora: Sole Society, Infinity scarf: Spun via Piperlime, Knit cap: Sole Society, Plaid scarf: Forever 21, Red skull cap: Forever 21, Muff earbuds: Surell.

Shades of Winter

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I got my first taste of a true Winter yesterday when we saw our first snow flurries in NYC.  The Aussie seasons really consisted of varying warm temperatures throughout the year, which is a luxury if you hate the cold, but I have to admit I’ve missed snuggling up in my favorite cold weather gear.  My scarf obsession resurfaced when I found that my all time favorite cashmere sweater was the perfect mate to yet another Theodora & Callum work of art.

Bring on the Brrrr!

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Scarf: Theodora & Callum (also love this one), Jeans: J Brand: On sale here – (also here//discountcode: DESIGNER20), Booties: Rag & Bone, Sweater: Isabel Marant (similar here & here), Hat: Rag & Bone (similar here), Sunnies: Barton Perreira