On Getting Engaged….

Before I actually got engaged, I always thought people’s reactions to others getting engaged was so strange.  Why are you congratulating someone on their engagement?  It’s like saying “hey, congrats on finding someone that loves you enough to want to be with you forever…” Ha.  Don’t get me wrong, it is a very exciting time in a person’s life, just the reaction is kind of… weird.

Now that I have gotten engaged and received my fair share of congratulations, I see things differently.  I love being congratulated – not on finding an amazing person to spend the rest of my life with that loves me just as much as I love them – but on this next chapter of life!  There is so much to look forward to and I am so excited to be able to share it with someone so special to me.

With all of that being said, I am a lucky person.  Not just for my fiancé but for my friends as well!  I love that they wanted to celebrate with me and join in on my happiness!  So, I thought I’d share how they spoiled me with gifts! (I appreciate all their love and support, but gifts are always nice too!)

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Lenox cake knife, Vera Wang frame, Bridal magazines (including my own subscription to Brides magazine!)

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The Knot wedding planning binder, more Bridal magazines, Bride-To-Be glass, my Mrs. hanger!, and (love this one) Feyonce shirt.

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InStyle weddings book, flask, Kate Spade ring holder.

People’s Choice Awards Fashion

Awards Season has arrived!! (We can count this as a legit awards show right?)  And that means the season’s latest fashion will be splashed across red carpets for the next few months – I personally am so excited, it’s like another holiday for me.

If these ensembles were a glimpse into the future of what is to come, we can expect to see a lot of a)pants/suits for ladies, b)sparkles and c) cutouts.  At the PCA’s there were some decent showings and others were complete disasters.  However, I’m all about the positives so let’s take a look at my choices for the BEST dressed stars!

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Sarah Hyland in an embellished number by Christian Siriano – love the monochromatic look created by incorporating the same metallic accessories.

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Portia de Rossi in a Zuhair Murad jumpsuit – loving the deep blue and sexy yet sophisticated pants!

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Allison Janey in a gorgeous Rani Zakhem gown – girlfriend totally wanted a “I’m the host” dress and this was just perfect!

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Olivia Munn in Giambattista Valli sequined striped look.  This may be too casual on any other red carpet, but to me this just fit perfectly and looked so amazing on her!

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Viola Davis in a bright Escada gown.  Maybe it’s because I love pink or because this bright color makes me think of summer while I’m currently freezing in these frigid temps – but i.love.this.dress!

And of course the biggest trend of the night – everyone looked great in BLACK!

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An Amazing Start to 2015

When I vowed to update my blog more this year, I really did want to keep it!  After a few events that occurred between then and now – let’s just say I think I’ll have A LOT more to write about now!  Sooo what happened?

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Yup!!! I got engaged 🙂  I was beyond surprised/excited that I haven’t even been able to put down into words that entire experience.  We are planning for a fall 2o16 wedding which gives us LOTS of time to plan (thank god because I can be so indecisive when it comes to planning things for myself).

However, I don’t see this turning into a “wedding blog” anytime soon.  I’d love to share some experiences but I still have so much love for fashion (and come on, you have to keep living your life even while planning a wedding!).

Just wanted to give a quick update on life right now!

2014 Is All A Blur

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Happy Holidays to all!  What a year it has been!  So much has happened and honestly I am so excited to see what the next year brings!

This year was full of ups and downs :

  • moving into a new house!
  • having the company I loved working for close down
  • getting a new job at a very well-known company
  • … and hating it.
  • Quitting that job
  • Getting another job in something I am completely unfamiliar with but looking forward to it like no other job before!

I’m hoping to have more time to dedicate to my creative outlet – my blog! (It’s even one of my resolutions!)  I have wanted to keep up with it however, life gets in the way.

Wishing a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

Do you have a best friend? Does he have a big coat too?

As I’m sitting shivering from taking my pup out for a walk, I’m also dreaming of a white Christmas… wait, is that flurry I see outside?  I TAKE IT BACK!

I love the white stuff during the holidays but there is NOTHING worse or more painful (if you’ve experienced a North East winter lately, you’d know the pain) than being caught outside when freezing temps hit.. hard.  That’s why this Christmas, I’m actually hoping for less wintry mix conditions and more for a big puffy coat!

What was once seen as a ski-slope essential is now a must-have for keeping on trend and cozy during the winter months.  Add some fur to the trim on the hood and I’m ready to go. Another great option is to switch up the predictable black coat for a fun color – try a winter pastel!

Below are some perfect style ideas incorporating the puffy coat.

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Now shop for your own!  Here are some of my current faves:

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MCHAEL Michael Kors Reversible Hooded Down Walking Coat // BCBG Max Azria Adela Faux-Fur Trim Puffer Coat // Burberry Fur Trim Multi-Quilt Parka // Elie Tahari Gracie Mixed Media Puffer Coat

F/W 2014 Essentials

There is something about the temperatures dropping and daylight becoming more and more scarce each day that makes me want to pile on as many layers as possible… Which also leads to wanting shop as much as possible for all of the cold-weather necessities.  There are certain pieces that are so covetable this season, I had to share them with you.  To ensure you are not left out in the cold (wink), grab these winter-time essentials to have ready at a moment’s notice!

 

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Stock Your Closet With These for Spring 2015

Since New York Fashion Week has come to an end it’s time to reflect on all of the new trends that will fill our closets come next season.  While various current trends are carrying over to Spring 2015 such as crop tops and all-white ensembles, there are plenty of new trends to look forward to as well.

1. Culottes – This wide-leg cropped style was all over the runways this season.  The casual style was seen with crop tops or shirts tucked in.  The best part about these versatile bottoms is that you can basically wear them with any type of footwear!  Seen at: Nanette Lepore, Rebecca Taylor and Mara Hoffman.

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2. Shirting – This menswear-inspired trend took off last season and is staying strong with crisp shirting appearing in many shows underneath dresses or classicly paired with trousers or skirts. Seen at: Thakoon, Michael Kors and The Row.

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3. Cold Shoulder – Many designers are letting skin show this season, giving attention to bare shoulders.  Off-the-shoulder tops were HUGE on the runway and it gives us a break from the constant display of midriff skin! Seen at: Christian Siriano, Tibi and Jenny Packham

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More Spring 2015 trends to come!  What are some of your favorites?