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Monthly Archives for January 2017

Winter Style

Happy Friday! I spent last evening out with my sister registering for her first baby due this March. All I can say is I am SO happy I’m on the purging end of all that! It still shocks me how such a tiny infant needs so much stuff! On the other hand however, it’s super exciting for her and I’m beyond excited to meet my newest nephew in just a couple of months :)

I know I’ve been talking about all of the sales that have been happening lately, but why I love the sales that happen in early January so much is because winter has only just begun! Take for example, this sweater which is currently under $50 at JCrew using code MUSTSHOP. I’ve already worn it half a dozen times and likely have a dozen more wears ahead of me this year! Also, packable down coats such as the one I’m wearing here, are my favorite for snowy, wintery days. I’ve rounded up a bunch for you to check out below, all of which are on sale!

Details: JCrew sweater / LOFT denim / Coat (similar) / Hat (similar) / Boots (similar)

New Year, New Gear

I know it’s cliche and feels like clock-work that following every new year the big push for getting fit and healthy circles back again. But in my opinion, a new year, a new resolution or any excuse to get moving is a positive one! With all the hype this time of year, why not ride the momentum and get (or keep) yourself on track. There’s something about new workout wear that totally gives me a boost. My husband gave me this fleece for Christmas and I’m looking for every excuse to get to the gym just so I can wear it! You don’t need to be dressed to the nine’s to hit the gym, but it can be nice to at least coordinate, and you’ll find a number of pieces that work together here, below. Sneakers are a great place to start if you haven’t updated them in a while. I always forget how amazing new sneaks feel! I was a Brooks girl for years but I’ve recently switched to Asics, this pair in particular, and have been loooving them! So, forget any guilt you may be carrying from the past few weeks (you’re not alone!) and step into 2017 with a healthy, positive attitude…I’m cheering for you ;)

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Winter Layers

Happy 2017, guys! I hope you had a fun NYE and a relaxing New Year’s Day. Jack and I tuned in to the NYE festivities just as Mariah was performing…anyone else catch that? Oops!! Well, let’s jump into this first post of the year shall we? I grabbed this sweater just after Christmas during all of the crazy sales. I haven’t skied since high school (maybe college?), but this sweater makes me want to curl up in a lodge, by a fire, with a book and hot chocolate. But for now I’ll settle for wearing it around town. Madelyn (my 4yo) told me that it was ‘too big’ until she had it buttoned up to my chin, but I think I prefer the too big fit  ;) I love it paired with a plaid shirt which makes it feel all the more wintery, and the layers seem to break in the slightly boxy style.

Details: JCrew sweater / JCrew shirt (similar) / AG denim (similar here and here) / Hunter boots