A Cropped Christmas

Boston, MA

Merry Christmas Eve! I made it back to the East Coast just in time for the holiday AND for this wild winter heat wave. It’s warmer here in Boston than it was when I left Los Angeles and it honestly feels like spring is in the air. Everyone here seems to be excited about it, but I have to say, I really enjoy my yearly snow fix. And who doesn’t love a white Christmas? 

Here’s to hoping things take a turn for the cold! Until then, I’ll be dressed accordingly. I’m wearing this fun cropped turtleneck top and a vegan leather midi skirt. I love a good midi skirt this time of year and I must say, it’s pretty great that I can actually wear these pieces outside today.

Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and holiday break! I will be spending time with the ones I love most (pictured here). 


Catch ya next year! 


Cropped Turtleneck Sweater: Forever 21 (Similar) ON SALE

Leather Midi Skirt: Forever 21

Black Booties: Necessary Clothing (Similar)

Bracelet: Loren Hope

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Photos By: Courtney Locks

Black Friday's Best

New Hampshire

Leftovers + Black Friday = My happy place.

Back Friday can be a chaotic day for a lot of people, but I've always reserved it for rest. In fact, I rarely end up changing out of my pajamas! I cozy up at my parents place in New Hampshire and begin checking  off my Christmas list (and I inevitably do a bit of browsing for myself too). A gift for me, a gift for you- right? The deals are just too incredible to pass up! And while online shopping is a breeze, it can still be a bit overwhelming. With so many stores, so much to choose from and so many sales, it is hard to know where to begin! That's why I've broken it down for you. 

Oh and be sure to check out my Holiday Shop Guide (for her). I will be updating it regularly over the coming weeks but it's a great starting point for the creative, classic or ultra-chic lady in your life.

Tis the season!

ANTHROPOLOGIE: 25% off sitewide w/code SHOPTOIT (ends 11/30)

ANN TAYLOR: 50% off everything w/code CELEBRATE.

ASOS: 30% off sitewide w/code BLESSED (ends 11/30)

BAUBLEBAR: 30% off site-wide w/ code THX, with free everyday shipping & returns.

CHARMING CHARLIE: Free Shipping $10 Event sitewide

GAP & OLD NAVY & BANANA REPUBLIC: 40% off entire purchase!

H&M: 20% off entire purchase ($60 or more) w/code 3231

J. CREW: 40% off select items and 30% off everything else w/ code HOLIDAY.

J. CREW FACTORY: 50% off everything & free ship over $50 w/ code SHIPGIFTS.

NORDSTROM: extra 25% off tons of sale items (ends 11/30). Hurry lots of sizes running out!

KATE SPADE: 25% off your order w/code MERCI, and everyday free shipping & returns.

LOFT: 40% off sitewide w/ code BF40 (ends 11/27 @ 11:59 EST)

RUCHE: 30% off site wide w/code SMALLBIZ (ends 11/29 @11:59 PT)

TARGET: sitewide deals!

Feeling a Bit Festive.

November 12, 2013

The Grove. Los Angeles, CA

I hope that you all enjoyed the long weekend.

I went on a nice long hike, caught up with some girlfriends I haven’t seen in a while, and even did a little pre-holiday browsing over at The Grove.  For those of you who aren’t local to the area, The Grove is a beautiful outdoor shopping center with great restaurants, a local farmers market, and grounds that are groomed so well,  they may actually be able to rival those at Disneyworld!  Oh yea, and did I mention, it’s already decorated for Christmas?  It is! It’s pretty magical over there and it’s basically walking distance from where I live so I try to pop over whenever I have free time.

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Just so you know, I am not one of those over-eager holiday people -not that there is anything wrong with that- who already have the house decked out in Christmas lights- but I certainly do love the holidays.  I’m more of an after-Thanksgiving decorating kind of gal and when it comes to shopping, I’d even call myself a procrastinator.  Ok and not I’m not proud of it, but if I’m being totally honest, I’ve definitely spent a Christmas Eve or two scrounging around the mall for last minute finds- oops!  But in an effort to be more on top of things this year, I’m getting a head start- finding my go-to holiday outfits and gifting ideas ahead of time.   I’ll let you know how it goes, but so far, I have a good feeling.

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I also got a new haircut. Sometimes a healthy chop can make you feel a thousand times lighter! (Oh and lightening your hair can also make you feel lighter).  I decided to add some highlights, which are certainly subtle yet newsworthy since I’ve only died my hair one other time in my life.  So I decided to live a little and go with some honey-blonde tones! Even though we’re heading into winter and most people tend to go darker this season, I think with my paler skin and darker clothing, I could use a little lift now more than ever.  What do you guys think?

My outfit today has a touch of a holiday party feel to it, but I’ve been wearing this black and white number for the past couple of months.  This adorable peplum off-white top from Forever 21 is so easy to throw on (it never wrinkles) yet it dresses up your jeans for a night out on the town with the girls.  I added the beautiful white big pearl necklace that I just got over the weekend from Loopsway.  This unique take on the classic pearl necklace adds that extra festive, holiday look to the outfit.  I just discovered this boutique online and the jewelry is gorgeous yet remarkably affordable- my kind of place! If you haven’t already, you should go ahead and take a look at the adorable pieces they have to offer!



Necklace: C/OLoopsway

Peplum top: Forever21 (Similar) 

Black Skinnies: H&M (Old) 

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Hope you’re feeling festive on this Tuesday morning!  Although it may not quite be time to decorate just yet, it's certainly never too early to get in the holiday spirit.

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Photos taken by: Jennifer Biswas