Whenever I see velvet, I immediately think "holiday" and while there's nothing wrong with that, this material is so much more diverse than given credit for. It's not only elegant, but it's insanely worm. NYC can get so chilly in the winter and having an extra layer blocking the wind never bothered anyone. I wondered "Can I take these pants and dress them down" and in challenging myself, I may have created some of my new favorite outfits.
With sales creeping up earlier and earlier every year - if you're one of the people shopping at 5pm on Thanksgiving evening, please come to my house and play board games with us instead - now the entire week leading up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday are hereby known as "Cyber Week."
I'm not sure if it's just me, but I usually don't know what to buy on Black Friday and what to hold out until for Cyber Monday. Lucky for you, I've rounded up my top picks for the best sales to help you stay up-to-date and not miss a thing.
Growing up, my family would often disagree on what "appropriate Thanksgiving clothing" looked like. My dad's family was more traditional and we would wear our Sunday best to dinner and I would usually be complaining about my tights itching me - classic six-year-old Emi. My mom's family was much more casual and embraced the "comfortable collection" aka we'd all show up in our "eating pants" and basically try and cram as much food in our bodies as physically possible. Maybe you have a gathering you're attending and people have different expectations on what everyone should be wearing; dressing for an occasion like this can honestly be so stressful.
Now that we've officially hit true "sweater weather" the true fun can start - says the girl that was raised in Buffalo aka the land of eight month winters. I love the diversity you can get with a sweater: from cozy and oversized to fitted and slim, there are so many different styles to try and have fun with. When I originally saw this pink sweater, I literally most my mind in JCrew because of the SLEEVES.
I love French Bulldogs. A close second to my love for all things FBD (yes, Doug and I have devised an acronym because no one has time to type out that name on a daily basis) would definitely be Kate Spade. This summer, a Paris café collection was released and FBDs took the starring role as the main inspiration.
November is my birthday month (Scorpios, forever) and I could not be more excited! As a celebration, I've decided to compile a list of 25 positive lessons I've learned, one for each year, to kick off this new chapter with joy and excitement.