Oxblood Velvet Dress



DRESS Bardot  Half off right now! Has a gorgeous criss cross and open back too! The dress fits true to size and the velvet is super soft and lined well. Definitely a great length for tall figures (I’m 5’10” ) so it may be more tea length on shorter heights.

 I also found it available in a royal navy at Nordstrom.  I love these wine and black options that are similar.

Then this blue velvet is different too! All perfect for a winter holiday party. Throwing a faux fur on top would also tie it all together. 

SHOES: Calvin Klein (unavailable) similar styles with simple details here and studded version here

EVENING BAG: Mine was my husband's grandmother's. Gorgeous gold options like this Tory Burch cross body and this clutch I love for the holiday party season. 


Travel Essentials

For as much as I have traveled I still am mastering the art of packing light with versatile items. (I'm notorious for over packing, which can also make it difficult to choose outfits once on the trip if there's too many options.) I'm working toward using the "less is more" approach, well trying at least! For vacation travel I started with some simple items that can be worn on a traveling day and throughout the trip in different ways . It's always tricky going from cooler to warm climates so I find layers are best for chilly airports. 

I'll be styling some of the basics below in upcoming posts as I get ready to jet set to Vegas! This is a super spontaneous trip and I can't wait to get out of the New York cold and slow my pace for some sunshine.  I've never been to Las Vegas, any suggestions for restaurants, shows, or activities will be much appreciated if you could comment below! 


Shop the Look:

TOP: Topshop  SUNGLASSES: Rayban SHOES: Sam Edelman on sale! (ivory or nude) DENIM: BlankNYC (on sale at Lord and Taylor! I also sized up one size in this brand) similar styles here and here


SUNGLASSES (old): Michael Kors loving this pair and these WALLET/PHONECASE: Toryburch SCARF: Asos


Get the Neutral Look:  HAT: another option here , SHOES: splurge/ steal, PURSE: Rebecca Minkoff also loving this 



Travel Style: SWIM TUNIChere and similar option here, SWEATSHIRT: Ilycouture, ACCESSORIES BAG: Loving this and this! Mine was found at TJ Max and has great compartments inside for jewelry/cosmetics!