Winter Sweater in the Catskills

On a recent wintery weekend an amazing friend arranged a much needed weekend winter getaway into the Catskill Mountains a few weekends ago at Foxfire Mountain House. This spot is a fairly new rustic inn tucked away in the Catskill area. The house we stayed in was decorated with so many details that I could've moved right in and left the city behind for a bit. This spot was the perfect quiet escape for a few days. We spent the weekend at the ski resort close by and then returned back to the house to cook dinners and enjoy the fire with our friends.  How I miss having a real wood burning fireplace! Definitely check it out, they also host small outdoor weddings in the spring and summer.  During our stay the main inn was hosting a bridal photography event. I can see why! So many places for shooting phenomenal photos, indoor and out.  We had to take advantage of it all. More photos and details from this weekend to come! 

I've linked all of the details from this laid back winter look below. 


CASHMERE SWEATER: similar styles here and here  /  LEGGINGS: Zella so comfortable! BOOTS: save / splurge /  SUNGLASESS: Rayban /  HAT: Surell  similar likes BCBG Also liking this colorful splurge  Kyi Kyi option /  SCARF: Asos  LIPSTICK: Mac

Cold Shoulder Dress exploring Siena, Italy

If you haven't noticed yet I'm continuing to cover my recent trip to Europe where I spent most of July traveling. Hope you're not sick of it, because there's so many photos and looks to cover!  I definitely get a little camera crazy, but who wouldn't when theres so many photo worthy places we stumbled upon in our adventures exploring.

These photos were taken during my time in Siena, Italy. Siena is located in central Tuscany and is one of the oldest medieval cities still functioning today with traditions like "Il Palio" The annual summer horse race between the contradas. I'm hooked on this unique culture, because in 2009 I lived and studied in Siena. This started my passion for travel and opened my eyes to other cultures. I couldn't have chosen a more beautiful place and was blessed with the best Italian host mother whom I had the privilege of reuniting with again! The 55th reunion took place over 5 days and it was amazing to be back to my little home and see some familiar welcoming faces. 

These photos were some of my favorite from a day where we explored the oldest and remote area of Siena, tucked behind winding roads before the rest of the city was later developed. And of course I had a little fun with someone's moped. And no I didn't take it for a spin. I've worn this dress before and it was the perfect light weight outfit for a lunch out filled with lots of walking. 

I'll be sharing more photos from my stop to Siena as soon as I get my travel section up and running. Enjoy!


My Outfit Details:

Dress: Loft (sold out) similar looks here and here, Sandals: Dolce Vita, Straw Tote found here, also loving this option,  Bag tassels: MISA, Sunglasses: Loft, Lipstick: MAC (in color snob)

More photos to come, stay tuned for my travel section to see the full round up of my exploring in Siena, Italy!


New Year Glam

I love a pencil skirt that is flattering to a tall figure and this faux leather one is great quality that fit the bill from Zara!  I paired it with a more casual plaid top and pumps for a New Year's eve look that would also work great for holiday parties or a night out. The look can easily be dressed up with accessories. I have linked all options at the end of this post. 

Wishing everyone a very Happy & Healthy 2016!  I can't wait to see what this year brings! I'm wishing for adventures in travel, a healthier daily lifestyle, and making time for more creativity in my life! What are your New Year wishes?



Outfit Details:

Bracelet: Similar option (here), Watch: (here)Pencil Skirt: similar (here) and (here), Plaid shirt: similar (here), Fur vest: (here), Lipstick: (here)Sam & Libby Pointed Toe Pump, older but can be found (here), Purse: (here)