Central Park

No typos in this post title, this really is called Central Park. While it has nothing on its New York namesake, it is a cute little park, replete with turtles, ducks, and cactus balls. Though I probably shouldn't be mentioning that I took photos here at all, as it's strictly forbidden, and there are park rangers there to enforce the rule.

This is what it looks like to take outfit photos while looking over your shoulder.

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Grey Tee c/o ThredUP similar
White Wide Leg Jeans Gap similar
Blush Leather Jacket Athleta similar
Huarache Mules "Camila" Rebecca Minkoff
Monogrammed Bucket Bag c/o Marleylilly
 Scalloped Earrings Bauble Bar
Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Caviar Bar" Essie



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Ahead of the Curve

"Wont you be cold in that?" my sister asked me as we headed out the door. No, I don't think so, as I'm still very much a Connecticutian where partly cloudy and 65° equals bare legs, no question.

She then went on to ask if I'd be alienating my readers by posting spring looks in January. Even though at this time I might normally be posting outfits in my heaviest of winter layers, I know in a few weeks everyone, even those still freezing Connecticut, will start posting spring fashion at the expense of the feeling in their fingers and toes. This year I'll just be a bit ahead of the curve.

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Texture and Thread Wrap Top Madewell
Distressed Denim Pencil Skirt Banana Republic similar
White Mules "Bianca" Target
Black Straw Bag Zara
Gold Hoop Earrings Amazon
Necklace "Scottie" LuxbyUK
 Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
Crystal Bar Ring Upper Metal Class
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Caviar Bar" Essie





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After Sunset

I can't believe I've already been in California for two weeks, it's crazy how fast the time goes. Of course this last week it's just been non stop torrential rain, but thankfully on Sunday before it started I went out to dinner with my sister and we passed by this adorable courtyard. Even though the sun had just set, we managed to snap a few photos in the twilight.

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Plaid Blazer H&M similar
 White Bodysuit Gap similar
Black Jeans Old Navy similar
White Mules "Bianca" Target
Black Straw Bag Zara
Alphabet Necklace c/o Gorjana similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry




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Trying Not to Shop

If there is one thing there is no shortage of in Los Angeles, it's places to shop. There is temptation around every corner, and unlike the shopping malls in Connecticut, everything here is open to the outdoors, at this spot there were fire pits with rocking chairs, and a fun wall to use as my backdrop for outfit photos.

As inviting as it was, I'm trying very hard to not shop much this year. I know I have too much. Trying to pack for this trip was a pretty good reality check. Finding things with tags still on from months ago, realizing I probably own 50 pounds of jeans alone, struggling to get my suitcase under weight (it ended up being three pounds over and by some grace they let me go without having to pay extra) and contemplating if three leather jackets would be too many. (I ended up with one, but haven't worn it yet since it's been raining so much).

All this to say, I can't keep up my usual shopping habits, especially as long as I'm in L.A., because I'm going to eventually have to get it all home again.

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Wrap Bodysuit Zara similar
Rima Fringed Cardigan Anthropologie similar
High Rise Button Fly Jeans Gap
Leopard Loafers Franco Sarto via TJMaxx similar
Monogrammed Bucket Bag c/o Marleylilly
Wide Brim Fedora Goorin Bros. via ebay similar
Gold Plated Disc Necklace Matteo via TJMaxx
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
 Crystal Bar Ring Upper Metal Class




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In Los Angeles the Winter Never Comes

Just as the weather in Connecticut was starting to settle into winter, I decided to escape to the west coast for a bit to spend some time with my sister and enjoy a break from the harsh cold and snow.

Even though it's the rainy season here, and there has been a fair amount over the last week, when the sun is out, it's glorious.

I'm really excited I get to spend some time here (I haven't decided how long I'm staying yet), even though I'm missing my Connecticut community, I hope I get to meet some Los Angeles bloggers and visit some other parts of the west coast. 

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Black Tee Shirt Banana Republic
Field Jacket J.Crew similar
Jeans "Tomboy" M.I.H. via The Outnet
Leopard Loafers Franco Sarto via TJMaxx similar
Camera Bag "Palma" ONA
Loop Earrings Mejuri
Watch "Classic Sheffield" c/o Daniel Wellington
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry




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Grey Plaid Cardigan and Sock Booties

I've been thinking about dipping my toes into the sock bootie trend for a while, because I love the idea of not having to deal with the cold ankle conundrum that has arisen with most pairs of booties. I'd had my eye on this pair from Naturalizer all season, and finally decided to order them when they were on sale for half off.

I think I've become a Naturalizer convert, I know that most comfort brands tend to have the stigma of being unfashionable old lady shoes, which isn't to say that they don't have some of those, but overall they offer a lot of cute shoes that are designed with comfort in mind and come in different widths, which I will always wish would become more common place.

I hope you have some great plans for the weekend, and that your 2019 is off to a good start!

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Grey Tee Gap
Long Grey Plaid Cardigan Ann Taylor similar
Jeans Banana Republic
Sock Booties "Neola" Naturalizer
Scalloped Tote Matine
Double O-Ring Belt Express
Grey Wool Fedora Forever 21 similar
Loop Earrings Mejuri
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry
Chevron Ring Etsy via Silver Canyon Jewelry
Nail Color "Penny Talk" Essie





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