Highline

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After awhile, you get sick of just wearing the same coats over and over again, right? I feel so different about this vintage shearling number from Burberry. I am, however, sick of wearing coats..period. I have been trying to find ways to spice up the ‘ol outerwear rut I have been in, and so I turn to Baublebar. Adding a little statement jewelry to your otherwise same old outerwear routine is a great way to add some flair to the cold armor that everyone is wearing these days. I spent this day on the Highline wishing it was legal to build a fire in public. I am no arsonist, so I just sucked it up.

Coat: N/A similar here / Chambray: Madewell / Denim: JBrand / Shoes: N/A similar here / Baubles: Baublebar / Gloves: N/A similar here / Hat: N/A similar here

Capes

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What can I say about capes? I bought this cape on a whim at Topshop. I was decompressing after a long work week, and decided to seek refuge at the Topshop on 5th Ave. You know how they say don’t grocery shop when you are hungry? Well, don’t shop when you are cold either. I wound up walking around Topshop with this cape draped around me. 30 minutes later, it was clear this thing was going home with me.  This cape really came in handy the next day while shooting in Meatpacking. Ever since then, my trusty cape has not left my side. #Batman.

Key takeaways from today: Buy a cape.

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Cape: Topshop / Turtleneck: N/A Similiar Here / Denim: JBrand / Booties: N/A Similar Here / Bag: Topshop

 

 Photography by Alexandra Gibbs

Be Mine

Val Day

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live a day without you.”

Winnie the Pooh knows what’s up.

I will make this short and sweet. Whether you are spending this day single, or with a loved one, or maybe you are standing outside someone’s window John Cusak style, circa “Say Anything.”  I love you guys. Thanks for reading this thing. Now do me a favor and check out my fave V-Day swag, as well as a playlist. This playlist is many of my favorite love songs, and I cap it off with my wedding song at the end. #sorryimnotsorry

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Winter Face

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Victor Hugo said “Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.”  Well let me tell you, I needed all the laughter I could get this weekend shooting with my homegirl. We were literally in tears in between photos, but it is these memories, that will actually make a major impression on my mind and heart. I highly doubt I will ever forget the disbelieving looks from the bundled up New Yorkers as I took off my coat and gloves to shoot in the middle of Washington Street. If I can accomplish this, I am ready for anything. #beautyispain

Vest: Not Available, Similar Here / Plaid Shirt: Rails / Denim: JBrand / Shoes: Nike Free 5.0 / Beanie: Not Available, Similar Here / Cuff: Baublebar

 

 

 

Let Me Clear My Throat

If you are like me, there are two pieces that make working out fun and desirable: great music, and workout gear. I was in the gym the other day, and I was ready to say eff it and go upstairs and eat tacos when the old classic ‘Let Me Clear My Throat” came on. I was suddenly the most motivated girl on the entire planet. I had the music piece down, now I needed new workout gear. I rounded up some great items to help me get my mojo back. Nordstrom has some great options, and many are on sale!  Hover over the image, and click on it to go directly to the site!

My Blogging Resolutions

Blogging Resolutions

This past weekend I was at dinner with a few friends, and one of them asked that we go around and speak about resolutions. I announced that I don’t really have any, as I feel like I never stick to them. In fact, sometimes I think resolutions are a jinx, and that in fact you will break all of them post January.

I started thinking more about this today, and I realize that I do have some resolutions that perhaps I need to make, for my own sanity, however these resolutions are very specific–they are blogging resolutions. I have developed some behaviors since I have been blogging that honestly, I need to shake. There are also some things I really need to remind myself, so maybe not resolutions, but just..well..reminders. I love the quote from “A League of Their Own”, because this is so directly related to my life. I need to remind myself of this quote every single day, because it couldn’t be more true.

So without further ado…I give you my blogging resolutions.

1. Stop comparing myself to other bloggers. I do this all of the time, and it drives me insane.

2. Be more consistent. I was doing this for awhile, until I wasn’t.

3. Get more organized. I am a hot mess right now. :)

4. Learn more about my camera. I need to do this for my hubby’s sake, as he takes a lot of my photos.

5. Keep putting myself out there. I have made a few blogger buds, however I live in a HUGE blogging city. There is always more I can be doing.

6. Don’t think too much. This always ruins me–some of my best content comes to me on the fly.

7. Be proud of what I have accomplished.  This goes back to #1 –I am never satisfied, which is a good and bad thing.

8. Appreciate my wardrobe, and really use it. I feel like I get bored with my clothing too easily, and then I am not really using what I have.

And lastly….

9. Remember that the hard is what makes it great.

Sweater Weather

It is that time of year in NYC where most people would rather die than leave the four walls of their apartment than go out. My Seamless account has been getting a lot of love these past few weeks. This is also the time of year I find myself in a rut. A clothing rut, a makeup rut, and a hair rut. I veto everything in my closet because it isn’t warm enough, or just generally hideous. (C’mon, I know I am not the only one here). Needless to say, here I am rounding up my fave chunky sweaters that I am coveting at the moment. I find myself never having enough sweaters. These babies need to get in my closet immediately. Side note- please be patient with me over the next few weeks. Shooting blog photos in sub zero temps has been challenging. I am working on it. That is all. :)

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Remove the January Blues

The first week after the holidays might be the worst of all. You are literally taking down all of the fun decor, stepping on the scale, and beginning to check your work phone to combat the billion unread emails that you are facing. Reality is setting in, and she looks mean. January is also the coldest month ever in NYC, which means hibernation and cabin fever. Oh, did I mention I am doing a detox this month? Yeah, so no booze, coffee, or refined sugar. I used to get through January with all three of those things. #yikes. Whenever I am feeling a little blah, I do a few things- plan a vacation with the hubs, (We did that yesterday.) watch a ton of Sex and the City, (check.) and lastly, make a playlist. CHECK! May I present to you, the latest HT playlist. Check it out, and let me know what you think. Don’t forget to follow and subscribe on Spotify. Seriously, I need some Spotify love, people. Enjoy the Monday ear-gasms, and here’s to hoping the gym isn’t too packed, and the emails aren’t too overwhelming. Have a cup of coffee for me, will ya?

Bonne Année

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Happy New Year! What a year it has been for me. I am taking this opportunity, (while nursing a very aggressive champagne flu from last night) to reflect upon the highlights of 2014. This session with Carin Olsson from Paris in Four Months, is undoubtedly a highlight. Who wouldn’t want to roam the streets of Paris during Christmas to shoot photos? I remember that day well. It felt so surreal to me. For the first time I really didn’t care how many followers I have attained over this past year, or what my Google Analytics looked like. The moment was the moment, and I was in it 100%. After the session with Carin, I headed to a nearby cafe, and had a coffee and some soup. I looked around and tried to remember every single thing about that moment, and write it down in my mind. In pen. Today begins a new year, and who knows what this year will hold for me. I feel like I really got closer to discovering myself in 2014, so 2015 is going to be even more interesting. I hope wherever you are in the world,  you are closer to who you want to be as well!

Striped Turtleneck: Anthropologie / Tulle Skirt: Chicwish / Boots: Stuart Weitzman / Pearl Baubles: Baublebar (similar style) / Clutch: Burberry (similar here)

 

NYE

So now that the Christmas sparkle has worn off a bit, and you are dreading getting on that scale, in comes NYE like a ton of bricks. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good NYE shindig, however the burning question of what the hell to wear has been haunting women for decades. I mean, clearly you want something effortlessly stunning, but you don’t want to look like you are trying too hard. Will he kiss me at midnight? Will I have red lipstick on my teeth? Is there really such a thing as too many sequins? Ignore these questions, and just check out the pieces that I am coveting. There is still time to order the perfect outfit! Listen, I am sure Taylor Swift is still deciding what to wear, if that makes you feel any better.

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