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Blush

It's the time of year when I like to let my outerwear take center stage. Sure, I'm willing to freeze for outfit photos sometimes, but what is the point of having two dozen coats (just guessing, I didn't go count) if I don't create my outfits around them, or just let them be the entire look. When I go out in the world that is what most people are going to see anyway. 


Typically I'll make an excuse for one or two new coats each winter, but this year I'm likely setting records. I had my heart set on a blush coat this fall when I spotted this one at TJMaxx. I've certainly noticed the shift in the color pallet of my wardrobe; I haven't worn my red coat in a few years and perhaps I should let it go. 


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Striped Sweater Numph via Coco's on the Green similar
Easy Straight Jean Ann Taylor similar
Blush Boucle Coat Tahari via TJMaxx similar
Boots Shutz via The Outnet
Round Crossbody Bag French Connection similar
Ram Hoop Earrings Vintage via shopgoodwill.com
Thin Gold Ring Etsy
San Marco Twist Ring Golden Cleff via TJMaxx

Fringe Sweater

It's funny, in early September when most bloggers are gushing about fall knits, nothing intersts me less than a sweater. I can even convince myself that I don't need any new ones (and there is no more room in my dresser to boot!)

 

Then the weather actually gets cold, everything that was new this fall gets discounted and forgotten in favor of a fresh wave of spring knits, and I end up six sale sweaters deep in a pile on my chair when those September feelings become a distant memory. How I will manage to store this surplus of sweaters is a problem for another day when a black chunky v-neck with fringe embellished sleeves is calling my name...



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Fringe Sweater Ann Taylor
Corduroy Pants Banana Republic
Faux Fur Coat Express
Leopard Print Booties Franco Sarto via TJMaxx
Round Crossbody Bag Mark Cross thrifted similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy
Gold Croissant Ring Etsy
San Marco Twist Ring Golden Cleff via TJMaxx
Sunglasses "State Street" Ray-Ban

Float On

Happy Valentine's Day!

My sister wanted to do a Valentine's shoot with balloons, so naturally that meant digging out a few pieces that would work for the pink and white color palette, and standing in the middle of the road in New Haven to take some fun photos.  


Last year for Valentine's we had a fun Galentine's party, this year was of course a bit more low-key, just a viewing of Crazy Stupid Love, a chocolate cake, and lots of wine.  


Hopefully we won't have to endure socially distanced celebrations too much longer, until then, sending you all virtual hugs!


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Pointelle Sweater J.Crew similar
Color Block Pleated Skirt Express
Havienne Stiletto Boots Rebecca Minkoff
Bag Rebecca Minkoff
Heart Necklace Jennifer Zeuner via TJMaxx
Pearl Hoop Earrings Mejuri similar
Deco Fan Pearl Ring c/o AUrate New York
Thin Gold Ring Etsy
San Marco Twist Ring Golden Cleff via TJMaxx
Gold Ring TJMaxx
Nail Color "Sun-Day Style" Essie