Sweater Dress in the Snow

FullSizeRender.jpg

One of my favorite winter combinations this season has been comfortable warm sweater dresses with boots. I slipped on my favorite vintage coat from my great grandmother for these photos and just love how soft the cashmere is! I thought I would share a few over coat options that are long enough to cover you in the cold weather with warmth but without being bulky!

There’s so many different weights and textures for a sweater dress and they all pair well with or without leggings/ tights and so many shoe styles. Anything that can be versatile and fashionable I’m down for. I love pairing them with over the knee boots (hello easy way to avoid stockings and elongate your legs!) I’ve honestly never really been a fan of tights ever since a kid actually, except for dance rehearsals. But I know they can make some outfits look so well put together! Some things you never grow out of …or into :)

I found this Caslon one I’m wearing from Nordstrom when it was on sale. It’s only available in plus size right now, but it happened to be a great length that could be casual for work or dressed up for after without being too short or tight. I highly recommend it and have shared a ton of other options below. This new B.P mock neck sweater dress is a favorite I may have to get for the holidays. I love the red color and would probably pair it with leopard booties.

My hoop earrings are festive & fun too. This pair has a cute texture on the balls and a great gold without looking cheap. They aren’t heavy either. I have super thin ears, like I have scars on one from them ripping over the years so I can’t wear anything heavy and these are fine!

I’ve shared all product details in the widgets below or check out my shop style account for more direct links to all my outfit details!


IMG_2232.JPEG
IMG_2234.JPEG
IMG_2233.JPEG
FullSizeRender.jpg
FullSizeRender.jpg

November Sales

There’s some really great sales this month leading into the holiday season so I’ll be rounding up some of my top pics that are versatile for yourself or would make for a great gift. I’m always eyeing something that can be personalized or made practical enough for whomever you have on your shopping list.

I’ve been really loving cozy fleece pullovers, especially on weekends and during errands. I can’t ever get enough of over the knee boots since they’re not just fashionable but for myself, they keep my legs warm! It’s always hard for me to find a pair that will stay up on my thin calves and are tall enough for my longer legs (human giraffe over here) so when I find a pair that works I can’t hold back.

Living in NYC I literally am walking every day all day so finding shoes that are comfortable, yet fashionable are always on my radar. I’m careful of the ones I splurge on and try to wear them only for date nights or special occasions. I feel like I go through shoes so quick here but really try to weatherproof the winter ones. This Marc Fisher pair are a great quality but still less than the Stuart Weitzman style (which is the only kind that stay up! :( and I love the shape of the toe and the colors it comes in.

This season I’ve seen some of my long term favorite sweaters marked down especially over the holidays and the softer the sweater and the longer the tunic are perfect for me! This cashmere one I have LOVED for so long and was excited to see it on sale. So much so I have it in my shopping cart and debating a neutral or pop of color again. It is super soft & warm without being too heavy and the perfect length for leggings. I have a bright magenta one I’m wearing here from a few years ago. If you take good care of the cashmere, especially when packing away seasonal clothes it will last. The Laundress shampoo for this fabric works so well too.

pink tunic.jpg

My new obsession for a little statement coat for winter that’s a less traditional is this lavender wrap coat! I LOVE the color because it stands out from my other winter neutrals and I was able to find it marked down both here and here. It runs true to size and the color is much richer in person with a long length. Also on sale is this pear & grey version that I think is gorgeous and would be perfect for dressing up a simple outfit or pairing with a dress.

Many of the sales are offering up to 40% off! Much of which will most likely be further marked down for Black Friday. So book mark this post so you can retrieve it quickly while shopping. Be sure to click on the different photos in the widget below for details one each sale. Happy Shopping!

Colors of Colleen Veterans Day Sales_edited-2.jpg



Click the photo below or scroll to shop the items all on sale!



Ocean Blue & White Denim

Finally Sharing More About Charleston, a trip earlier this spring...

After a relaxed day at the beach it was time to get ready for date night back in the heart of Charleston. On this trip I booked us to stay outside of Charleston on the ocean at the Isle of Palms. We stayed at the The Wild Dunes Resort, which I highly recommend! Its a large resort with a full service hotel, condos, and town houses on the property with lots of amenities to complete your stay. We opted to stay in a condo with private beach and pool access which allowed us the convenience of all amenities you would have in the home. After escaping the loud and busy city it was so calming to stay some place quiet. More to come on this great spot with a travel post in the near future, I promise!

For one of our dates nights we adventured off the resort back into downtown Charleston for some delicious seafood. We loved having the laid back feel of the resort then being able to adventure and wander in gorgeous Charleston. This particular look was easy and simple, I don't like spending tons of time getting ready when on vacation. White denim are a great transition to evening in the summer and I've had these Paige skinnies for a while and are worn on repeat.

image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg

MY LOOK: Earrings, Bauble Bar (old) love these and these White Denim, Paige TOP (unavailable) similar here, SHOES: Steve Madden WATCH: Michael Kors LIPSTICK: Mac