Houndstooth Blazer Outfit

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It seems like winter was never ending and boy am I ready for spring! As I’m anxiously awaiting a time where I can fold my sweaters away into storage I’ve been grabbing some end of winter sale items that work for this in between season. I found this blazer marked down… then discovered it’s a dress. Ha! Only on my 5’11” figure! I kept it to have it as a longer blazer perfect for this tall girl and pair it with pants or thicker leggings. Though it does look darling with OTK boots or ankle booties for a day at the office to a night out.

I’m also seeing a lot of the plaid and 90’s feel in the spring forecast so figured this could be the perfect transitional piece as it’s not too heavy. Be sure to check out the widget below for some other tailored blazers that would be perfect with a simple white cami or t shirt underneath them. I’ve loved also pairing these with some distressed lighter wash denim in a cigarette fit like this pair.

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It seems like winter was never ending and boy am I ready for spring! As I’m anxiously awaiting a time where I can fold my sweaters away into storage I’ve been grabbing some end of winter sale items that work for this in between season. I found this blazer marked down… then discovered it’s a dress. Ha! Only on my 5’11” figure! I kept it to have it as a longer blazer perfect for this tall girl and pair it with pants or thicker leggings. Though it does look darling with OTK boots or ankle booties for a day at the office to a night out.

I’m also seeing a lot of the plaid and 90’s feel in the spring forecast so figured this could be the perfect transitional piece as it’s not too heavy. Be sure to check out the widget below for some other tailored blazers that would be perfect with a simple white cami or t shirt underneath them. I’ve loved also pairing these with some distressed lighter wash denim in a cigarette fit like this pair.

Spring Bar Cart

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Happy first day of spring! How I have been waiting for this day, since winter was taking more than 4 months to pass by! Thanks east coast 🙄I have been looking forward to having a major spring cleaning haul and updating our space with some new spring items. I realized I actually didn’t own much holiday decor for Easter, which is ironic because so many of the pastel colors that come with spring are totally my vibe!  I have been looking for small pieces that work within our space already that add an extra touch and trying not to go overboard. Space is of the essence here in NYC and I feel like I’m already overflowing ! I’m usually not into bunnies or chicks this time of year for Easter decor, but  I do love giving everything a light & clean refreshed feel for the spring season. We are getting so much more natural light and with daylight savings we’re enjoying it! Now I can’t wait until we can be back to summer grilling on the rooftop.

I’ve finally been able to keep my pitcher full of fresh flowers (thanks Trader Joe’s you had me at $6 bouquets)  I rotate them almost weekly and  they brighten up our space with a touch of color. I did grab a few home decor pieces at Marshall’s and Homegoods while on errands last week and tucked them on my bar cart for now. That’s where I found the adorable carrot cocktail napkins, and golden speckled eggs, and wooden bunny! I’ve been eyeing some pillow covers & fresh throws for spring. Etsy has some great pillow case options so I don’t have to invest in new pillows. Since our new couch came with two I have been covering them with pillow covers from pottery barn / Etsy.  Since it is our first spring here I’ve been careful about what pieces I want to keep out or rotate seasonally. I’ve been thinking of updating our  table tray / coffee table so searching for some new ideas and open to feedback! I believe it’s one thing at a time when in a new space,  but I am itching to have mostly everything finished. I still have photos to finish printing from our wedding on one of our walls.

I’m sharing all the details to my spring bar cart update in the widget and links below. My bar cart is easy to theme since it’s acrylic I found it here. I thought the string lights with spring garland were the perfect touch and they light up! I just had to get them for under $6 at Target.  Now it’s time for the weather on the east coast to start doing it’s part to feel like it outside, as much as I bring spring inside!

Hope everyone enjoys the spring bar car reveal. I made it clean & easy for now, but thinking of adding a banner or one near the window to welcome spring. As I update it more I would love to hear your comments and feedback!


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Leopard Coat Look

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It’s hard to believe that it is March & it’s still so cold in New York! We even had a snow day this past week, so I got an extra day to catchup on a lot of my to do lists. Though I’m still in such a rut and so ready for spring. I’ve been on pinterest and getting some warmer weather inspiration. Anything from home decor, home styling, to outfits and healthy smoothies. In the meantime, it’s still coats and layers when I head outside. Anyone who knows me, I’m always cold and I prefer it to be about 74 indoors!

During this in between season I’ve been trying to dress up even casual looks any way I can. I actually swiped this leopard coat from my mom when I was back home visiting last month. This coat is the perfect touch to dress up any outfit and since I’m usually wear darker clothing most of winter or neutrals it goes with a lot.

I also found a ton of warm winter coats on sale for end of the season so sharing those in this post as well. I usually keep a waterfall coat in my closet, a formal one with fur, my winter puffer coat, leather jacket, and trench coat. Each one brings something different to whatever outfit I’m wearing. Living in New York which has more than half the year sadly spent in coats I tend to find pieces I love and don’t mind wearing over and over. I’ve also been pairing these Steve Madden boots with so many outfits! I love the higher tight ankle so they work with leggings and for a taller heel they’re surprisingly comfortable and super easy to walk in. They’ve been going on sale and always sell out fairly quick. They come in a variety of colors. I also weather proofed them since they’re suede. I’ve been tempted to order them in another color like the grey or rust suede and save them for next fall. They go with skirts and dresses well too!

Scroll down to see my top 6 coats I believe every gal needs in her closet. Many of which are on sale for end of season so thought it’d be a perfect time to share as you start eyeing things for spring.

Wishing you all a happy week and brighter evenings now that daylights savings is in full swing!

Leather Jacket

This faux leather jacket in on major sale and so is this style. I love my butter soft Michael Kors one, I’ve had it for years and it’s edgy enough and works over dresses, t shirts, or paired with a tight tissue turtle neck at the moment. It’s definitely worth finding a style you love and will have for years if you take good care of it.

Suede Moto Jacket

I’ve been more into my suede coat and wore it a ton this fall and throughout winter. I opted for a deep olive color since so many of my others are in neutrals. It’s also currently 40% off and comes in a variety of shades. Also love this drape front style for spring!

Waterfall Coat

I absolutely love this coat’s color because it could easily transition into spring. With being 5’10” I usually go for longer coats. This version is at a good price point and works for fall into winter.

Wrap Coat with Fur

This coat is one of the higher end pieces I keep in my closet and it’s perfect for nights out in the city where I get a little more dressed up. I’m sharing this faux fur version because I like the color of the coat. I went for a dark charcoal since I wear mostly black shoes.

Puffer Coat

This one is a bit more of a splurge even on sale, but I have had my winter coat that’s a bit similar for over 4 years now and I have even had it repaired a few times because I just can’t give it up. It’s that good! I love a longer coat to keep me warm all winter, long enough to my knees.

Fur Wrap Coat

I usually wear a wrap coat when we go out to a special occasion. The fur is super soft and warm and the length is just right for colder weather. Then I found this color block option and woah, so adorable and different! The length is perfect and it’s more than 50% off!

Trench Coat

There’s so many great options for spring and I have two different versions, both of which are neutral and traditional. One is a little more heavy and the other is something to throw on in cooler spring mornings. This Something Navy one is light and feminine.