When I style an outfit, I almost always start with a bold piece then add layers. I’m all about fur accents during the colder months, so I naturally picked up this infinity scarf when I saw that it was on sale. To keep the focus on the accessory, I stuck to an otherwise monochromatic look with a leather-paneled cape, black tissue turtleneck, and dark gray denim.
With only two weeks until Christmas, I’m doing the last of my holiday shopping and checking everyone off of my list. My family and I decided to forgo presents this year, but I can’t resist picking up a few items for close friends. I love the idea of gifting copper mugs with a pack of ginger beer to a hostess, or a cute little jewelry tray to a girl with one too many baubles. A cozy set of pajamas pairs well with gourmet hot chocolate, and who wouldn’t want to read Texts from Jane Eyre?
I’ll never be a “carryon only” kind of girl when it comes to packing. I took an entire suitcase of candy to Aruba last year, after all. I don’t travel lightly and having mastered the art of getting my suitcase to clock in at exactly 49lbs, I knew something was wrong when I didn’t have to sit on my luggage just to zip it shut. Noting that I clearly had far too few outfit options for Mexico, I ordered a couple of pieces at the last minute and had them shipped overnight. Given that the stores are stocked with winter clothing this time of year, I usually stick to online retailers when shopping for trips with different climates. Zappos has a great selection of warm-weather wear, which made it easy to place an order quickly in my state of desperation. When I came across this tunic, I knew it would be perfect to slip on for cocktail hour by the pool. The dress was definitely worth the added weight.