Pink puffer vest strikes again! Bright pinks like this and cheery blue gingham like this are the only things getting me through this horrid winter (ie. the only days it’s not snowing it’s raining with 40 mph wind instead). I’m looking forward to spring more than I can express in words, so right now I’ll let the vibrant colors and picnic-ready patterns do the talking…!
[ Sweet treats from my mama-- I prefer macarons over chocolate any day ]
[ Last year's Valentine's TOMS; purchase this year's here ]
[ Spicy red nails ]
[ Messages left in the snow ]
Happy Valentine’s Day sweet readers! While so many find Valentine’s Day ridiculous, I happen to love the holiday. Whether you are in a romantic relationship or not, I fully believe today is about celebrating the people in your life who bring you love– whoever that may be. Enjoy it! xx
I’m super excited to be participating in a contest with French Connection and Gilt City this week! Participants were asked to come up with a Pinterest board showcasing a look made up of their favorite items from FCUK’s new line, while sticking to a $1000 budget. Everyone is so big on dresses for Valentine’s Day, but I thought it might be fun to pair a sweet pink skirt with a comfier top, and add some crystal jewelry made with Swarvoski elements to keep it dressy. I would LOVE for you to head on over to the contest and vote for my outfit. If your name is selected, you could win this entire look!
All I really wanted for Christmas was a puffer vest– to wear by itself in the chilly parts of fall and spring, and to layer underneath fleeces in the bitter winter. I let Santa pick the color though, and couldn’t be more excited about the salmon pink! Just the pop of fun I need to keep me smiling through the freezing months ahead…
The best part? The adorable In The Beginning print that lines in, with scenes from Lilly P’s own story :)
Whether or not I have elaborate plans for New Year’s Eve, I always take great pleasure in picking out the perfect sparkly outfit to wear. Most years, I turn to H&M or Forever21, because as much as I adore sequins, I’ve never had the budget to spend too much on a dress I can only wear on a handful of glitter-required occasions. This little number from Lulu’s is a nice compromise– fit for a princess with a much prettier price tag! The classic Kate Spade Charm shoes on the other hand…. well we can all dream right?
One of the perks of being a blogger is that, in the midst of sharing all of these gift guides for helping giving to everyone on your list, you also get to publicly share your own holiday wish list… am I right??
One of the absolute best things about being an Emerson College alum is meeting all of the talented and inspiring individuals the network connects you to, both current students and alumni. Last week, I met up with current student Celina Colby, fashion blogger behind Trends & Tolstoy. I considered myself to be pretty involved while in school, but as a sophomore, Celina is already blowing me out of the water. I discovered that in addition to Emerson, we share a love of Nutella lattes, exploring our little city of Boston, and, as you’ll see, pink blazers. We styled our fluorescent duds in pretty opposing ways and had fun battling it out in a photoshoot with Celina’s photographer Jamie Kaplan– to see the full battle, head on over to Trends & Tolstoy today!
On Celina: Blazer, H&M [similar 1; 2] // Leather pants, H&M [similar] // Tank, Forever 21 // Shoes, Christian Siriano for Payless // Bracelets, gifted
On Emily: Blazer, H&M [similar 1; 2] // Boyfriend jeans, Gap // Tank, H&M // Pearls, J.Crew // Purse, Kate Spade [similar] // Heels, Fioni for Payless [similar]
I’m done being in denial– the holidays are here! One week until I allow myself the first Peppermint Mocha of the season, and ten days until Black Friday! Here’s my first gift guide to get you through the biggest shopping day of the year– more to come all month long!