Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Resort Roundup

DRESS:: Sohalia

We are back in cold CT after some much needed sunshine in Florida. I've been working on my Resort Wear roundup and can't wait to share some new finds with you. I received so much feedback after I posted about my Walker & Wade dress the other day- you all love when I share new brands with you! 

Another new line I've been meaning to share with you is Sohalia. Sohalia is a resort wear line by Erin Melear that just recently launched. Their pieces are all handmade, small batch, ethically made and block printed by artisans in Jaipur. They use organic dyes and inks and focus on making sustainable choices as often as possible- from their packaging, tags, and using fabrics that have a longer lifecycle. I'm wearing one of their Pia caftans above and it is beautiful. It's a one size fits all and the adjustable drawstring is what makes that possible. I have to take the length up a bit (5'2") but the cut of the dress is so pretty. I'm obsessed with this robe that can be worn lounging or on the beach!

There are so many Brinker & Eliza pieces on sale over on Shopbop. I snagged these earrings and wore them in Florida. I also bought these Sophie Monet earrings and these hoops by Shashi.  

PS: Net-A-Porter is offering an additional 20% off most sale items- applied in the cart! So many good finds- my Loveshackfancy dress from last summer is seriously marked down- one of my favorites! 

Monday, January 13, 2020

The Days Are Long But The Years Are Short

Hello, hello, how are you? We are finally back in the swing of things over here and getting back into our groove and routine feels so good. I haven't been posting as much and I thought I'd fill you in as to why- and no, it's nothing groundbreaking or earth shattering- just life moving at a rapid pace!

I decided in December to take a bit of a hiatus from the blog and really soak up the holiday season with my family. I posted here and there but for the most part and up until now have been rather quiet. The saying "the days are long but the years are short" has never felt so relevant and real to me. It's as if I blink and my children are turning another year older. I want to hold on tightly to these years because there are no do-overs. If you don't know, I have four children (ages 6,4,3, &1) and I'm so incredibly lucky that I am able to stay home and care for them. It's something I don't ever take for granted and I truly cherish this time with them: the good, the bad, the chaotic, the messy, all of it. It isn't always easy and there are days when I want to pull my hair out, but I wouldn't change a thing.

I started this blog with one of my oldest friends ten-ish years ago and what started out as an after work hobby, transformed into a creative outlet that I cherished during those first few years of motherhood. My blog was something I always looked forward to working on during nap time. I loved posting sale round ups, finding the latest new lines, creating collages and most of all making connections with all of you. Fast forward to now and my hobby was no longer something I was doing for the fun of it but it had morphed into a full time job. A job that I just didn't have the time for. It was adding so much unneeded pressure in my every day life that was already filled to the brim. I thought about stopping the blog all together but ultimately decided there are too many aspects of it that I enjoy to completely give it up.

I'm going to get back to using this platform as my passion project, my just for fun hobby. Something I turn to when I need a little break from every day life. No expectations, no pressure. I plan to continue what I have been doing these past ten years: sharing what I love and why I love it. But I'm slowing it down and doing it on my own time and on my own terms.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this little update! Hope you are all having a happy and healthy start to the new year! Xo

Sunday, January 5, 2020

The JANUARY edit

SWEATER:: Anine Bing (old) // BAG:: Chanel // JEANS:: Citizens

Hello and Happy New Year! Yes, my blog homepage is still a mess- my web designer let me know that the site that hosts her images is down. Who knows when it will be fixed! Sorry about that! Anyways, I have been pretty absent from the blog and on Instagram with the exception of a few posts here and there for pretty much all of December. I'm going to touch a little more on that in a later post (aka once the kids head back to school and give me a minute to breathe!) For now, I wanted to share my January Edit with you all and mention a few post holiday sales. Also, on a completely random note, I started watching the new Netflix show, Virgin River- so good! Definitely not a series my husband would like so I watched it solo and loved it- it's a little Grey's Anatomy meets Hart of Dixie- totally not realistic but still amazing. And they are coming out with a season 2 some time in 2020! We are also in the middle of watching Kevin Hart's docuseries "Don't F**k This Up" There are parts in the series that don't quite show him in the best of lights but still interesting and entertaining.  
  • Bloomingdale's is having a buy more, save more event. There isn't really anything I need but I could use a pair of warm boots that look a little more put together than my Inuikii ones. I've had my eyes on these Vince ones. Ok fine, there is one thing I actually need: a real pair of snow boots
  • We are heading to Florida in a few weeks and I'm praying the sun will be out. The past few years we haven't had much luck with the weather but it's definitely better than January in CT. I've basically been eyeing all resort wear. Love this sun hat and this dress. I also popped by the Walker & Wade showroom- if you aren't familiar with this brand than I highly suggest checking them out online. They have the best dresses and coverups. They were so kind and gifted me a few pieces and I can't wait to wear them. They also have dresses for little girls and I picked these dresses out for Lila and Ellie that match this one for me. The print is gorgeous! Another dress I'm excited to wear is their most popular style, the Kelsey Dress. It comes in a ton of colors and I chose the periwinkle. I also love the Indigo
  • This dress that I bought over two years ago is back in my color! It's perfect for weddings all year round- I wore it in the winter and in the middle of summer. It's on sale in this gorgeous blue color

Monday, December 23, 2019

Christmas Neutrals

COAT:: Bernardo (c/o and on sale) // HAT:: White + Warren // BOOTS:: Inuikii // SWEATER:: Faherty (c/o) // JEANS:: J.Brand (old)

'Twas the night before Christmas Eve and all through the a current hurricane. Doing a massive clean up before the big man comes to town and I have some last minute wrapping to get done today. The only problem is my kids won't leave me alone for more than two minutes. Oh yeah, and I also have all of our Christmas cards to send out! It will be a Christmas Miracle if everything gets done in time. With that said, I wanted to pop on quickly and show off this beautiful hooded wrap coat by Bernardo. It is a style steal and currently on sale. It comes in three colors and it is so incredibly soft. So many of you bought my puffer by Bernardo that I posted about back in November. That puffer is also on sale for $99 and comes in a ton of colors!  Bernardo makes quality coats at such a great price and I'm so happy to have found them. 

Thank you to Bernardo for sponsoring this post!


Sunday, December 22, 2019

Sunday Sales

TOP:: Ulla Johnson (more sizes here)

Three days. How is that possible?! Christmas is just around the corner and I think everyone is just about shopped out for the most part. However, if most of the shopping you've been doing has not been for you and you are looking to treat yourself, definitely check this post out. I discovered so many goodies (tons of designer) on sale and wanted to post some of the best finds here. I know so many of you are traveling, so if you have some down time to kill while sitting in the car/train/bus/plane, this post is for you!

*Intermix is having an additional 30% off all sale, btw! Tons of good finds. 

PS: I know my website is having some technical issues- should be resolved soon!

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Last Minute Gift Ideas

I had about one million things to do today but couldn't do any of them because all of my kids had a snow day! We ended up having playdates here for my two oldest and they had a blast. I actually have very little desire to even step outside today and I'm completely happy at home getting a little work done.

Last minute shopping! Ugh I hate to even think about it. This happens every year and I always start my Christmas shopping off strong and then forget to finish. I actually ordered so much over Black Friday/cyber Monday weekend and I haven't unpacked one box yet. I completely forgot what I even ordered for the kids and was planning on using today to start sorting. Obviously couldn't do that and need to wait until tomorrow morning when they head back to school. I wanted to share some last minute sales and shopping sites with you that will get your holiday gifts to you in time!

VERISHOP: This is a new to me online site. They kept popping up in ads on my Instagram account and I saw a few other bloggers post about them. I finally checked them out today and I was so pleasantly surprised with their selection of amazing brands, their free overnight delivery AND that they are currently offering 20% off sitewide with code HOLIDAY20. Some restrictions apply.

Here is what I'm loving for some last minute gifts:

J.CREW: 40% off almost everything with code GIFTED. PS this oversized cashmere wrap would be perfect for any lady on your list. Such a closet staple.  

SHOPBOP:  Shopbop is one of my favorites and they have pretty quick shipping options. they also just launched a huge sale on so many items. Love these and they are under $50. This cardigan is right up my alley. 

A Wintry Table & A Deal for Wine Lovers

We are huge homebodies over here and to me, there's nothing better than having friends and family over during the holidays. I put this table together with pieces I had (all from my wedding registry!) from Juliska and I love the way it turned out. Juliska was kind enough to send me a few of their new Berry & Thread glass trees and they are beautiful. I love, love my glass trees and have them scattered throughout my house during Christmas. I've been collecting pieces from this Juliska winter collection over the years and I don't quite have enough for a table yet- but I'm getting there! Can't wait until I do because I think it would make for such a festive table.  A little tip for centerpieces- if you are looking to add a little something extra but don't have any garland, head to your backyard! I snipped off a few branches and added them to our centerpieces.

On to the wine!

Harrison Wine Vault:

For all my local followers! The Harrison Wine Vault is offering a pretty epic discount to my readers. A little about the Wine Vault- they are a family run business and so knowledgeable about all things wine. They are offering my readers 20% off wines and 10% off sparkling wines now through 12/20 with code CHRISSY at checkout. They also offer free local delivery! If you are hosting or need gifts, I would highly recommend using them! It's the only place my family and I use for wine!

A little more about what they do and services they offer:
  • 15% off 12 or more bottles 
  • Wine seminars in their in store classroom
  • Free weekly wine tastings at the Tasting Bar
  • Wine cellar consultations
  • Dedicated whiskey room with over 400 different whiskies
  • Order online or download the app (Harrison Wine Vault)
  • They can help with corporate and holiday gifts!
The wine they chose for my table:
Gooseneck Brut Rose $15.99
This sparkling rose is so pretty to have on the table or bar cart! The label is beautiful and reminds us of being on the beach! We like to serve it with appetizers or hand it to our guests as they come in the door. 

Vice Cabernet Sauvignon $24.99
Every table needs red wine and during the winter months we love having a Cabernet available for our guests. Cabernet is a heavier red wine and goes well with red meats and sitting by the fire! 

Picolo Ernesto Gavi $16.99
Do something a little outside the box this holiday and serve your guests Gavi. Gavi is an Italian white wine that is a little more interesting than Pinot Grigio. It’s light and crisp and definitely a crowd pleaser. 
If you need any assistance or have any questions feel free to call the store or email them:




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