Winter Shoe Wishlist

Tra la la la la, la la la la. Guess what!? In honor of the holidays, I’ve teamed up with DSW (and 49 other bloggers) to giveaway 5 pairs of shoes. During the month of December, DSW will be giving away over 250 pairs of shoes….and you can win 5 of them here. Be sure to check back on December 11th to enter!

In the meantime, I’ve put together my winter shoe wish list. I am currently lusting after snowy silver loafers, animal print heals, and neutral colored booties. What’s on your wish list?

See below for the calendar of giveaways*

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1. Ralph Lauren Silver Loafer  | 2. Steven by Steve Madden Leopard Pumps | 3. Via Spiga Cut Out Booties | 4. Madden Girl Brown Booties | 5. Diane Von Furstenberg Black Booties | 6. Miu Miu Reptile Leather Pumps | 7.  Mix No 6 Burgundy Booties | 8.  Alice & Olivia Sparkly Platforms 

12.2.13 – 12.5.13 - Shoe Smitten
12.3.13 – 12.6.13 - My Fashion Juice | Belle de Couture | Gentri Lee
12.4.13 – 12.7.13 - Alterations Needed | The Chic Street Much Love, illy
12.5.13 – 12.8.13 - Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Shoes | Pink Avenue | Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins
12.6.13 – 12.9.13 - Jadore-Fashion | Fashion Snag | Melanee Shale
12.7.13 – 12.10.13 - High Fashion 4 Less | Fashion Fling | Denim Debutante
12.8.13 – 12.11.13 - Jimmy Choos and Tennis Shoes | Oh So Glam | Corals + Cognacs
12.9.13 – 12.12.13 - Kimmy Erin | Crystalin Marie | Sandy A La Mode
12.10.13 – 12.13.13 - My Own Blog Review | Around Lucia | Trend Hungry
12.11.13 – 12.14.13 - Stiletto Beats | VintageorTacky | Girl Avant Garde
12.12.13 – 12.15.13 - Behind the Seams | Fancy Things Blog | Dearest Lou
12.13.13 – 12.16.13 - The Fashion Poet | Let it Be Beautiful | Mae Badiyan
12.14.13 – 12.17.13 - Good, Bad, and Fab | Kel & Kate | The Frugalista
12.15.13 – 12.18.13 - Fashionably Broke | Little Miss Fearless | Modly Chic
12.16.13 – 12.19.13 - The Fashionista Next Door | Studs and Sapphires | Britt + Whit
12.17.13 – 12.20.13 - Living in Color Print | Love Fashion, Love Life | A Mom in Red High Heels
12.18.13 – 12.21.13 - Fashionable Hostsess | District Sparkle | Crowley Party

Tis the Season

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Top – Zara  (similar here) | Pants – Genetic Denim | Shoes – Steven by Steve Madden | Purse – Vintage | Scarf – Burberry | Watch – Michael Kors

Hello, hello my friends! This holiday season has me feeling jolly and full, and so the only remedy is a peplum top to keep my silhouette streamlined. You know how I feel about peplum…(love letter here)

I absolutely love this time of year. While I’m incredibly busy at work (and hence the lack of blog posts as of lately), everyone’s a little nicer and the city looks a bit brighter. This weekend Josh and I celebrated Thanksgiving with his family, and I have so much to be thankful for this year. So many new beginnings!

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10 Steps to Planning A Wedding

A lot of my free time lately has been dedicated to wedding planning, and honestly, it’s so much fun! Often the amount of details that go into wedding planning can get overwhelming, but when it comes to the big picture, wedding planning is really easy. I’ve put together 10 steps to planning a wedding, which includes, for the most part, the order I’ve done things. Our engagement is only going to be about a year long, and that is plenty of time to plan a wedding! Of course these steps are in no way full proof, or right for everyone, but you can always customize it to fit your needs. (More information on specifics below)

10stepstoplanningaweddingStationary/invitations: So far, we’ve had great experiences with Wedding Paper Divas. We just ordered our Save the Dates from them and absolutely love them. WPD just came out with a ton of new invitations and styles, and they’re too perfect!

Setting the Date/Securing the venue: For us, this was the most stressful part. We wanted it to be ideal for everyone. But when you’re having a large wedding sometimes that isn’t possible. You just have to make the best of it.

Picking your vendors: Because our wedding is out of town, we relied a lot of wedding blogs like Style Me Pretty as well as suggestions from our vendors themselves. Our wedding will be in Newport, RI, so if you need suggestions for that area, or have any recommendations, please shoot me an email!

Choosing your bridesmaids: This is so tricky because you don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, or put the pressure on anyone either. I thought about my picks for 4 months before asking! We’re now in the process of picking out dresses.

Picking out your wedding dress: The best part!

The extra events: Bachelorette party, bridal shower, engagement party, rehearsal dinner. These are all optional depending on your situation! But they’re all fun (so I hear)!

Honeymoon: Get started on this early so that your first choice hotels and flights don’t book up. We just booked out honeymoon to Greece and Italy. Can’t wait!

This post was sponsored by Wedding Paper Divas, however all opinions are my own.

 

Holiday Gift Guide 2013 – For Her

It officially feels like holiday season. NYC had it’s first snow, 5th avenue is glittering with hits festive window displays, Rockefeller Center is full of ice-skaters, and the holidays are coming up! With Hanukkah coming up in just a week (November this year!) and Christmas just a month away, I think it’s safe to say you should be shopping. So I’ve been scouting the Internet and the stores for my favorite items “for her” during this Holiday season. Next week, I’ll share my picks for him! Without further adieu, my  2013 holiday gift guide for her…

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1. Kiehl’s Lip Balm Set | 2.  Club Monaco Statement Necklace  | 3. Scoop Slouchy Beret | 4. Rebecca Minkoff Satchel | 5.  Beaded Smoking Slippers | 6. Origins Feel Good Hug | 7. Clarisonic Cleansing System  | 8. Burberry Watch | 9. Estee Lauder Nail Polish Set |  10. Club Monaco Embellished Clutch | 11. Gucci Sunglasses |

Corporate Mondays

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Top - James Perse | Skirt ℅ Eshakti (custom fit!) |Tights - Hue | Heels -Guess | Bracelets - Julie VosInPink | Jacket – Hinge (similar) | Purse – Mary Nichols

One of my favorite corporate outfits is a pencil skirt and neutral top (as you can see last year here). I prefer to match my tights to my top, when possible, to bring the whole look together. Josh and I snapped these photos just this morning, bright and early, before heading to the office. It’s a Monday, and there’s nothing better than moody colors like black and blue to match it.

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