Category Archives: Fashion

How To: Chic Halloween Dressing

Whether you have big Halloween plans to hit an over-the-top costume party, pass out candy in bunny ears, or simply catch up on your annual Hocus Pocus viewing, it’s always fun to get into the Halloween spirit.  Plus, who doesn’t love an excuse to dress up?  I also love an adorably chic Halloween look that can go from day-to-night without requiring an elaborate “costume”.  Cue the spikes, skulls, black nail polish, and a great big bag of candy corn, of course.

Shop the Accessories: Bing Bang Tiny Gold Studs // BERNARD DELETTREZ Bronze Bat Wing Earrings // Topshop Sequin Bat Mask // Heather Hawkins Annie Double Spike Necklace // 360SWEATER Dexter Infinity grey cashmere snood // Jagger Edge Wrist Bling Maxim Chain iPhone Case // Auden Harlow Hand Chain // MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Magic Marc’er Precision Pen Waterproof Eyeliner // Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Color in Black and Orange // FOREVER 21 Oversized Bow Barrette // YVES SAINT LAURENT ROUGE PUR COUTURE Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain // Urban Outfitters JAKIMAC 5-Point Leather Chain Harness // Flash Tattoos // ASOS Studded Cat Ears Cross Body Bag // Marc by Marc Jacobs Rue Loafers



Fall Checklist: A Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

This past weekend we took Scarlett to her first ever pumpkin patch. She was totally impressed, as in, she slept the whole time. But her Daddy and I were ridiculously excited to kick off our Fall with a visit to a pumpkin patch … even if it was in 86 degree Miami weather. Sometimes, despite the odds, you’ve just got to rock a blanket cape, for the sake of a trend. And play in a pumpkin patch.

I was so excited when I spotted this blanket cape/poncho at Sears. The look is right on trend and this cape has it all – unbelievably soft and cozy fabric, sleek styling (love the fringe), even the toggles are chic. I paired the cape with a sleeved dress, leggings and boots. I have to mention here that Sears’ seamless leggings are possibly the best leggings I have ever tried (and I have tried oh so many!) The leggings are soft, form-fitting, and super flattering (they’re also ridiculously comfy – a plus for this new mama.) Did I mention their leggings are also only $7.99 a pair? So good.

Both the cape and the leggings are part of the Sears Metaphor Collection. The Sears Metaphor collection offers sleek elevated styles to dress up any outfit. Check out the digital catalog for more Fall style trends from Sears.

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Shop the Post:  Blanket Cape c/o Sears // Long-Sleeved Dress // Seamless Leggings c/o Sears // Over-the-knee Boots // Stokke Stroller c/o

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Shop the Trend: The Blanket Cape

Fall is the season to layer, and the blanket cape (or blanket coat or poncho) is the perfect layering piece to get you through to Winter. The Burberry version made it’s debut during the Fall 2014 runway in February and has since been spotted on the uber fashionable likes of Olivia Palermo, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cara Delevingne, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Suki Waterhouse, and more. The blanket cape is simultaneously chic and oh-so-cozy, making it a winner in every good fashion girl’s book. Plus, as most serious fashion trends go, the blanket cape comes in a whole range of prices (not just the covetable Burberry version), so you can snag a trendy piece without breaking the bank.

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Harpers Bazaar also teamed up with Kate Ciepluch of LAVEER to create a great step-by-step DIY blanket coat, in case you’re feeling ambitious!

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Shopbop Friends & Family Sale Fall 2014

Shopbop has launched another amazing Friends & Family sale (and just in time for Fall!) Today kicks off their F&F 25% off sale and you’re going to want to race on over there to scoop up Fall and Winter necessities (and just plain ‘ol “wants”) before the discount ends in just three short days! Be sure to use code FAMILY25 to get your 25% discount.

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When Shopbop‘s Friends & Family sales come around, I tend to stock up on fashion essentials – especially great accessories.  The 25% off really makes a great handbag splurge all the more attainable. (By the way, I saw this Tory Burch chain crossbody in Nordstrom last weekend and about-near-fainted … it’s stunning in person, and at the very top of my wishlist. It’s also a part of the Shopbop F&F sale … uh oh.)

In the Fall and Winter, I’m also a big fan of adding a great new coat to my collection (finally adding a down coat to my collection this season for all of our upcoming travels) and boots (want every over-the-knee pair ever made.) The Shopbop sale is the perfect place to shop those cold-weather essentials.


Act fast, the Shopbop Friends & Family sale is always a huge deal and the most popular sizes go fast!

NOTE: There are a few brand exclusions to the sale; get the details here.


Columbus Day Weekend Sales (Updated Daily!)

Holiday weekends mean great sales, and Columbus Day weekend is no exception. I’m rounding up the best of the best, and updating daily … happy (discount) shopping!


PIPERLIME:  20% off the entire site with code FALL20. Ends 10.13.14.

J.CREW:  40% off with code SOSWEET.

GAP:  Up to 40% off your entire order with code NEWOUTFIT.

BANANA REPUBLIC:  30% off the entire site with code BRTHANKYOU.

OLD NAVY: 20% off the entire site with code DEAL.

CLUB MONACO:  Extra 30% off sale + extra 40% off clearance. Online only with code FALLSALE.

MACY’S:  30% off with code FALL. Ends 10.13.14.

WILLIAMS-SONOMA:  20% off with code SAVE20.

MADEWELL: 30% off Fall-ready styles with code OHFALL. Ends 10.13.14.

C.WONDER: Extra 50% off all sale styles.

LORD & TAYLOR: 15% off regular-priced and sale items. Use code CDAY.

WAITING ON MARTHA: 20% off Halloween with code HAUNTED and 25% off Sale with code MAKEROOM.

VICTORIA’S SECRET:  Up to $125 off with code SAVINGS14, 20% off any single bra, and 7 for $26.50 panties.

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15 Early Fall Coats to Wear Right Now

I love Fall – especially early Fall, when the air just starts to turn crisp and your hair never frizzes (at least everywhere but Miami). Since we’ll be traveling quite a bit this Fall for hubby’s residency interviews, I thought I’d round up a few of my favorite mid-weight coats, toppers and statement coats (before it gets really cold and I hop back on a plane to sunny South Florida.)


You know the type, warm, but not heavily lined, bulky, or Michelin-Man-esque; the kind of coat that makes a statement, by looking effortless over a t-shirt and jeans … the “it” girl coat.


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