Dark & Stormy


It’s cold and snowy here in NYC.  Something about this weather inspires me to go monochromatic in a big way and hide out in a big gray sweater.  I love pairing gray with black for a chic dark-and-stormy look.  Here’s three ways to do it and the perfect cold-weather toppers.

@home // Pants: Hudson / Sweater: Zara / Slippers: Ugg // @the mall // Sweater: Zara / Jeans: James / Booties: H by Hudson // @dinner // Jeans: Hudson / Sweater: Zara / Booties:: Zara // on top // Jacket: Mango / Hat: BCBGeneration / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

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Polka Dot Blues





Since it’s been so cold out, I haven’t had the chance to take any outfit shots.  I find it really hard to take off the sleeping bag I call a coat long enough to get on the subway these days.  Luckily, I had this post just waiting for the right time to go out.  In it, I paired a navy polka dot blouse with black jeans proving yet again that you can wear navy and black.  It’s actually really chic and subtly modern.  I love how the silk blouse softens the look and the pendant necklace creates a fun layer.  The bag is a nice pop of color in another shade of blue I adore.  Here’s to some “warmer” days to come for more outfit inspiration.

Shirt: Madewell (Old. Similar here.) / Jeans: Hudson / Boots: Vince Camuto / Necklace: J.Crew Factory (Old.  Similar here.) / Bag: J.Crew (Older color.  Same bag here. Same color bag here.)

These Boots are Made for Hiking







My husband wants us to be one of those cool families that hike and camp and don’t need devices or TVs or fanciness in our lives.  I like to appease him every once in a while and go along for the ride.  I’m much more of a “glamper” than a rugged, durable girl, but I still like the beauty of the outdoors, some good old-fashioned fresh air and the amaziness that is seeing my son discover new things in nature.

But I still want to look good doing it.  On a recent trip I tried my darndest to marry cute with rugged.  (This was before this horrible cold-snap that has kept me off the streets and unable to take outfit shots.)  I don’t think I succeeded but it inspired me to try to find some adorable hiking apparel, starting with some cute boots (always start with the shoes, right?)  Here’s what I wore on the trip and the boots on my wish list this Christmas.

Shirt: Paige Denim (c/o) / Jeans: Hudson / Tee: Splendid / Shoes: Nike

Boot alternatives:

1: North Face / 2: Ahnu / 3. North Face  / 4. Patagonia / 5. New Balance (men’s but who cares?!)

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