Winter Classic: Red & Black Buffalo Plaid

Jacket(similar) | Turtleneck | Leggings | Boots | Hat | Bag | Sunglasses

One of my favorite patterns to wear during the winter months is buffalo plaid – red & black buffalo plaid to be exact. The newest addition to my ever-growing collection is this flannel top. It’s a combination of a shirt and lightweight jacket that can be worn on its own or layered over basic top or tee. This is just one of several buffalo plaid purchases I’ve made this season…it’s one of those patterns I just can’t get enough of! There are a few reasons I gravitate toward buffalo plaid this time of year and I’m sharing them with you below.

Why you need buffalo plaid in your life…

It’s a classic.

Red and black buffalo plaid dates back to 1850. I think its safe to say any pattern that can stick around for over 150 years will never go out of style. Rest assured you’ll be wearing your buffalo plaid purchases not only this season, but for years to come. FUN FACT:  The buffalo plaid pattern originated in Scotland, but the iconic name was established by the American outdoor clothing company, Woolrich. The designer responsible for reprising this classic design back in 1800s, was said to own a herd of buffalo – hence the name!

It’s easy to style.

Red and black buffalo plaid is casual and effortless to style. It looks particularly awesome paired with black and denim. So take advantage of this simple, classic style by wearing it with your go-to leggings or favorite pair of jeans.

It’s trending.

I always love when a classic pattern like red and black buffalo plaid also happens to be trending. You should have no problem finding a cute checkered plaid piece to wear this winter. Brands like J. Crew and Madewell have made buffalo plaid quite the fashion statement over the past couple years by introducing flattering pieces and tailored styles for us ladies. No longer is buffalo plaid only for lumberjacks!

 

I styled my buffalo plaid shirt/jacket with a lightweight turtleneck and the most flattering leggings EVER. If you haven’t purchased these yet, you MUST! They’re comfortable, great quality and incredibly slimming – the ultimate in athleisure wear. I topped off the look with my go-to Hunters boots. To learn more about what style will work best for you, read my Guide To Buying Hunter Boots.

To see another buffalo plaid outfit idea, click here!

 

…and now for some fun in the snow!!!

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Neutral Winter Outfit Ideas

Winter Neutral Outfit Ideas

Beige Sweater | Beige Fur Stole | Flats (similar) | Grey Sweater | Booties | Top | Black Fur Stole | Over The Knee Boots | DenimSunglasses

When it comes to winter clothes, neutrals may not be the first thing that comes to mind…. but soft, monochromatic looks are perfect for this time of year! So don’t shy away from neutral colors this season, but rather EMBRACE THEM! If you’re looking for some seasonal outfit inspo, I’m sharing some of my favorite winter neutral outfit ideas below.

I love styling neutrals because everything always matches – nothing ever clashes. This makes styling a neutral color palette easy and effortless. You can mix different neutral colors together (see Outfit #1) or wear the same color from head to toe (See Outfit #2). The key to mastering monochromatic styling is to incorporating different textures.  I styled these looks with a mix of cozy winter staples like leather shoes, suede boots, chunky knits and fur. The different textures help break up your outfit and add some variety. You can also experiment with wearing different shades of the same color – like dark grey jeans and a light grey sweater (see Outfit #3.)

I paired each neutral winter outfit with the same pair of grey denim by Mott & Bow. If you’re looking for affordably priced jeans that also happen to be incredibly slimming…this is the pair for you! I can’t get over how they completely transformed my legs. I’ll definitely be investing in more Mott & Bow denim!

OUTFIT 1: BEIGE & GREY

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OUTFIT 2: BLACK & GREY

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OUTFIT 3: GREY & GREY

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Follow me on Instagram for everyday outfit inspiration! You can also check out some more monochromatic winter looks here and here.

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Statement Piece For Winter: Leopard Fur Coat

Coat (for similar coats, see below) | Top | Denim | Boots | Sunglasses | Gloves

This is the season of the statement coat. Fur, shearling and teddy styles are all the rage and I’ve been eager to get in on the action! To make a statement that also aligned with my personal style, the decision was clear – leopard fur. I’ve been eyeing this gorgeous fluffy leopard fur coat for months and finally bit the bullet.

In addition to making a statement, these winter coats are also incredibly warm and cozy. I can’t think of a better way to bundle up then in some oversized faux ur. Wearing this coat will feel like you’re wrapped in a blanket. So if you’re looking for something to keep you warm and on-trend this season, be sure to get yourself a big statement coat! If leopard isn’t your thing, there are plenty of solid colored options that are just as stunning. While we’re talking winter necessities, my leather (tech friendly) gloves and over the knee boots are also some favorites!

Keep scrolling to see how I styled my new leopard fur coat – dressed up and dressed down!

As always, be sure to follow me on Instagram for more outfit inspo!

DRESSED UP

Statement jackets are bold, so keep the rest of your outfit pieces classic and simple. I paired my leopard fur coat with a tissue turtleneck, high-waisted denim and over-the-knee boots.

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DRESSED DOWN

Tone your leopard fur cote down by pairing it with some casual wardrobe pieces. For an easy everyday look, I styled it with my go-to leggings, super comfy black slip-on sneakers and a fur pom beanie.

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Christmas Card 2017


MY OUTFIT: Dress | Socks | Hat | Boots  JAMES’ OUTFIT: Shirt | Denim | Boots JACKSON’S OUTFIT: Sweater

This time of year is bittersweet. Christmas is my favorite holiday but it always seems to go by so fast. I’m very excited to spend the next two days with family but also upset thinking that another Christmas will soon pass…

I’m feeling particularly lucky this year. It was just last Christmas that we were nursing our little guy back to health, after almost losing his life to leptospirosis. Jackson wasn’t doing so well this time last year so our 2016 family Christmas photos were taken in bed – in pjs with messy hair and all. At that point, we weren’t sure if we’d see another Christmas with Jackson…  This year our family Christmas photos were taken at a local tree farm (keep scrolling to the last picture of Jackson – its my favorite!) Needless to say, we’re counting our blessings this year….

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Last Minute Gift Wrap Ideas

Are all your presents wrapped and under the tree?? If the answer is NO…there’s no need to fear! I have some easy last minute gift wrap ideas to share with you. Instead of buying your gift wrap this year, I would encourage you to recycle and repurpose where you can – making the most of what you already have. I didn’t spend a dime on gift wrap this year. I wrapped these gifts using items I found around my house – inside and outside. These crafty and resourceful tips will make your Christmas gift wrapping easy AND affordable this holiday season!…

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Organachs Farm to Skin

Organachs Farm To Skin

ORGÁNACHS FARM TO SKIN

Over the past year, I made it my mission to start replacing my skin care and beauty products with all natural alternatives.  I was thrilled when Siobhan, the owner of Organachs Farm to Skin, reached out to introduce me to her shop. Leading the way for green beauty in CT, Organachs offers a carefully curated selection of organic and natural skin care, makeup, bath & body, hair care and lifestyle products. The team at Organachs is passionate about natural beauty, believing that what you put on your body is just as important as what you put in your body. I couldn’t agree more!

 

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12 Classic Holiday Outfit Ideas

Classic Holiday Outfit Ideas

The month of December has flown by – I can’t believe we’ll be celebrating Christmas in just 10 days from today! This is such a fun time of year, but also a busy one! If you haven’t minute to think about what to wear this holiday season, I have you covered! I rounded up 12 of my favorite holiday outfit ideas perfect for all your parties and get togethers! I created a mix of dressy and casual looks to cover everyone’s preferred style for celebrating. I’m keeping all these looks classic with festive colors, plaid, fur, velvet and a little bit of leather! You may notice I used a few of the same items to style multiple looks – I’m all about investing in pieces with versatility!…

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Holiday Shopping Tips

MY OUTFIT: Vest (similar) | Top | Leggings | Hat | Boots | Sunglasses | Bag  MICHELLE’S OUTFIT (of ByQuinn): Dress | Tights | Hat | Boots | Bag | Sunglasses

Holiday shopping can be a lot of fun OR really stressful…you decide! I just finished up my holiday shopping and for the first time in years, I had a completely stress-free experience. I’ve become a self-proclaimed expert shopper so I compiled a list of tips and tricks I use to help navigate the busiest shopping time of the year. With only 1 week left until Christmas, take a moment to read my 10 holiday shopping tips that are sure to make shopping more enjoyable and less dreadful this holiday season!…

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Easy & Affordable False Lashes

Long, dark, full lashes. We all want them, so few have them. For those of you not blessed with naturally voluminous lashes, I’m sharing an EASY & AFFORDABLE way to achieve that full lash look! My secret??? I use single lashes. This technique is very similar to how professional eyelash extensions are applied. The solution is temporary, but works really well. I just use normal eyelash glue (rather than a permanent bonding agent) to apply single lashes – in the same manner extensions would be applied….

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