A Wintery Thanksgiving

Friday, November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving Eve swirled in a wintery mix of sleet and snow but gave way to a bright Thanksgiving morning. Breath caught in wisps as soon as you exhale into the crisp and frozen air, the dogs tumbling outside excited to stretch their sleep laden bodies.
It was all about giving gratitude and spending time with family while cranberry pies filled with sugar bubbled into confectionary goodness, those little tangy ruby orbs creating the perfect mix.

Wearing: Bomber jacket- boutique in NYC (also love this and this), Faux fur snood (they're detachable & I put it with everything from sweaters/sweatshirts to jackets), Jeans-Nich Boutique, Boots- Matisse (old but these are similar)


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

October flashed up in hues of crimson, turmeric and fired gold.
Clearly Autumn is my most favorite season, everything that goes with it from the smell of rotting earth to the way the sun cools into silvery wisps playing tag between tree branches.

Wearing: Poncho- WantMyLook, Paneled leggings (similar here and here), Sunnies- forever21, Sneakers- Adidas Gazelles

November is half way through and I'm soaking in every second I'm able to enjoy the scenery.

pop of red

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Layering and adding up different textures is one of the best things about Fall. 
Handkerchief tops and cozy jersey blazers with a pop of red lipstick (and of course my favorite sneaks)... Comfort + fashion is a must.

Wearing: H&M jacket (old), Nich Boutique jeans, Handkerchief top- Charlotte Russe, sunnies- forever21, Nails- Bahama mama (Essie), Watch- Michael Kors, Sneakers- Adidas 'gazelles'


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Autumn sifted into our evenings in August this year. 
The nights dropped down to chilly temperatures forcing us to add extra layers to our already cozy bedding. 
Octobers hold such nostalgia for me. Fading evening light turns glassy, no more of that warm glow, everything just...cools. Pumpkin gets added to everything, knits and faux fur come in full horsepower and ciders make their way to our mugs.
Colors deepen and everything starts to smell of rot and earth.

Wearing: Sweater- NastyGal, Jeans- Nich Boutique, Boots (in Taupe)- Forever21, Cat Eye Sunnies- Forever21, Nails in Bahama Mama- Essie (Best Fall Merlot color ever), Ring from Greece

Photos taken by my sister at Terrain

Train Tracks

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wearing: Dress- LuLu's (similar Here (for less than $40), BCBG heels, EarringsBag- Rebecca Minkoff, Watch- Michael Kors


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Closet Staples only for this outfit.

Oh, and a dog or two too.

Wearing: H&M (mens) White button down (similar here for under $30), H&M black shorts, Dolce Vita sandals (currently under $30, I'd get them for next summer if I were you they're beyond comfortable)

Photos taken in downtown WC at the amazing coffee/cupcake cafe- Dia Doce.


Friday, August 29, 2014

Fira as the locals call it, was the hotel and resting grounds for our sun parched bodies as we made our stamp in Santorini.

(parts of our hotel villa)

Santorini's cliffs, thousands of feet high boasted arid soil packed with volcanic pumice to keep the agriculture sustained. The twisting drive to the most popular town of Oia (pronounced EEE-yah) quickly became a game of chicken as we lurched past motorists on dusty ATV's in our comfortable & air conditioned sedan. Once there though, the marble walk ways opened up to the blue domed Cathedrals and small alleys where you jumped aside when hearing a small tinkling bell signaling that the donkeys were on their way through. 

Oia, so crisp with it's white storefronts and generous people provided the most perfect back drop to the sunsets Santorini is famous for. 
Legs shaking from climbing down 300-ish steps to the water, we had a leisurely dinner atop one of the restaurants. Dessert was served which consisted of donuts in a honey glaze with little granules of sea salt to create a beautiful combination of salty and sweet.
The last full day we were on the island, we took a Catamaran out to explore the islands caldera where we strapped on snorkeling gear and jumped off the boat into the chilly Aegean Sea. Salt dried crispy on our bodies as we laid in the sun as the boat docked for an hour or so for more swimming and lunch. The crew made us a luxurious feast of Greek salad, prawns, pasta, chicken satay and wine. Bellies full, we returned back to our hotel only to shower, change and head back to Oia for dessert and one last glimpse of the city as it lit up around us.

(I stole a few of these photos from my little sister because she just takes better pictures than me!)