Cold Weather Wear and Skincare

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Madewell Southfield Mockneck Sweater Outfit

Cold Weather Look

Clarins Serum and Moisturizer

Capwell + Co. Setting Sun Ear Jackets

Clarins Hydra-Essentiel

Sweater: Madewell | Jeans: Madewell | Boots: Sperry
Earrings: Capwell + Co. (available next month!)

In case you don’t live in New England, just let me tell you it gets cold! Like, frigid. The temperature can go from 60 degrees one day, to 20 (or less) the next.

These sudden drops are the worst!

To combat the cold weather, I’m a big fan of bundling up. Layers on layers on layers on layers. Think thick cozy sweaters, long sleeved bodysuits, and boot socks. Mostly because I’m a big baby when it comes to being cold.

And so is my skin. Trying Clarins Hydra-Essentiel serum and moisturizer has helped keep my skin moisturized in spite of how quickly the temperature and weather changes. So much so, that it stays hydrated all day.

So many people are surprised when they find out my age, and comment on my skin and how young it is. That is not case in the winter time. Well, at least, not before discovering Clarins Hydra-Essentiel products. So now, my skin can be quenched and radiant year-round!

 

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Photos by: Madaline Rose Heising Photography

Styled by 5 featuring SweetLegs

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Each month myself and four other boss blogger babes have been styling the same piece of clothing and since we all look and think differently from each other (hair, religion, location, skin, size, height, style…all of the above), you’ll get five totally different looks. That means you’ll get to see what I style, on other body types so you can find something that is best for you!

Styled by 5 featuring SweetLegs SweetLegs Outfit But first, coffee. Black Leggings Outfit SweetLegs Leggings Leggings Look

The amount of leggings I own is absurd. And that’s even after finally throwing out the ones with holes in them. I don’t wear leggings out very much, but there are some days when you just don’t want to put on jeans. Leggings are comfortable and easy. Plus the black ones go with everything.

The Styled by 5 crew is teaming up with SweetLegs to show you five ways to wear black leggings!

Leggings for me are what I wear when I have a lot to get done. In the house, or running around. It made sense for me to pair them with sneakers, a simple graphic t-shirt, and a comfy cardigan. And having tons to do means that I need my trusty Transport Tote.

For four more black legging outfit ideas, make sure to check out Deidre, Kaylynn, Jacque, and Lauryn‘s blogs too!

 

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Photos by: Madaline Rose Heising Photography

Suede Moto Jacket

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Moto Jacket: Madewell | Jeans: Lucky Brand (similar) | Boots: Free People | Graphic Tee: J.Crew

I have a number of moto jackets. Black leather, pink and faux, brown with no collar. But a suede motorcycle jacket wasn’t one of them, at least not until this one went on sale.

After seeing it at Madewell, I knew I wanted it, but couldn’t justify the price. Not to say that it wasn’t worth it, I just didn’t want to spend that much on a jacket. Especially knowing that I had others.

The second this jacket hit the sale rack, I was on it! If you’re looking for a suede jacket, I cannot stress how much I love mine! And right now if you use the code BIGSALE, you can save an additional 40% off all sale styles.

Even if you’re not interested in a suede moto jacket, you can still file this outfit under ways to wear a graphic tee.

 

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Photos by: Madaline Rose Heising Photography

Madewell Maxi Dress

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Dress: Madewell | Heels: Christian Louboutin | Necklace: Capewell + Co.

This is actually the outfit I wore to see the Nutcracker in NYC. Minus the necklace, which I won.

The story behind this maxi dress is that I really wanted it (as did almost every other Madewell employee, shopper, etc.). But, I had literally just bought another dress (also from Madewell) to wear to the ballet.

Look at it, though! Passing up on it was not an option.

So, I got it and wore it instead. I received a handful of compliments, but was too sick to enjoy and bask in it.

I don’t share all of my outfits on here (believe me, if I could, I would). This one was just too fancy not to.

It’s also too pretty to not wear again for something else. Switch out the shoes, and it’s basically a whole new look!

 

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Photos by: Madaline Rose Heising Photography

NYE Party Look

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Bodysuit: Urban Outfitters | Jeans: Madewell | Boots: J.Crew
Sunglases: J.Crew Factory | Blazer: Madewell

My NYE party plans are looking more like staying in binge watching Stranger Things with the manfriend. Netflix, popcorn, and ringing in the new year with mimosas, is much more my speed. But that doesn’t mean that I’m above going out!

If I were up to partying, I’d definitely be wearing this exact look.

Show off a little skin.

Add a little glitz.

Keep it real.

Recognize the jeans? They’re my favorite pair. I wear them a ton and with literally everything.

If you want to wear sunglasses at night, then do it. I got mine for Christmas and they just so happened to match the sequins on the bodysuit.

And, because it’s cold out, don’t forget to bring a blazer. The one I’m wearing is from Madewell. It’s velvet.

I am obsessed with this outfit and that hope you are too!

Happy New Year!!

 

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Photos by: Madaline Rose Heising Photography

Birthday Weekend in NYC

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Sweater: Madewell | Jeans: Madewell | Shoes: Madewell
Earrings: Madewell | Sunglasses: J.Crew

You guys, can you believe it?!

I just turned 30!

To celebrate my amazing friends threw me a surprise party (if you didn’t see my #drakeonacake or our epic mannequin challenge attempt then you missed out!) and the manfriend whisked me away to NYC for my birthday weekend.

What these pictures don’t show is that I got really sick and even though I enjoyed my birthday getaway, it definitely would have been better if I was feeling 100%.

We stayed at the Ritz-Carlton in Battery Park and saw the New York City Ballet perform George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker.

I really wanted to explore the city a little, but wasn’t feeling up to it. Andrew was great the whole weekend (I felt bad for ruining our plans, he just felt bad for me) and suggested taking some outfit photos while we waited outside for our car to be pulled around. Naturally, I had way overpacked, so I was able to pick out an outfit that was stylish, yet still warm.

Add lipstick, brow gel, sunglasses and not half bad!

 

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PinkBlush Olive Green Trench Coat

Each month myself and four other boss blogger babes have been styling the same piece of clothing and since we all look and think differently from each other (hair, religion, location, skin, size, height, style…all of the above), you’ll get five totally different looks. That means you’ll get to see what I style, on other body types so you can find something that is best for you!

This month we all proved that neutrals can go with any piece to make a flawless outfit. We also proved that neutrals don’t have to be boring to look good. I personally have been wearing a ton of Madewell lately (in part because I work there, but mostly due to my love of their jeans), and I wasn’t going to change that now!

For me, the basis of a feel good outfit are feel good pieces that pop with out combating each other.

I love that the olive green color of this PinkBlush trench coat that Deidre, Kaylynn, JacqueLauryn, and I all styled, goes so well with stripes and a fun animal print. Knowing that it can also look just as fabulous with a little black dress makes it a closet must have!

 

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Silk Pajama Shirt

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Shirt: Madewell | Jeans: Madewell | Sneakers: Adidas
Bracelet: Alex and Ani | Necklace: Kate Spade | Earrings: Madewell | Watch: Jord

After reading Victoria Beckham’s book and how she believed Ugg boots were something that should never be worn outside the house, I tried to make more of an effort to consciously curate my outfits before stepping foot outside.

While I will wear Uggs in public, you will not see me with my hair tied up or in sweats with holes. Not too long about if the subject matter had come up, I would have said the same about pajamas. But I decided to give the silk pajama shirt trend a try.

Sadly, I waited a little too long to jump onboard and missed out on a super cute burgundy one from J.Crew. I have my eyes peel for one in my size on Poshmark. Until then, I am practically living in this navy Madewell top.

Not going to lie, I’ve also slept in it!

And of course I have to try to play the matching game, by pairing this outfit with my Jord watch and my absolute favorite pair of jeans.

 

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Styled by 5 featuring Lettie Boutique

Each month myself and four other boss blogger babes have been styling the same piece of clothing and since we all look and think differently from each other (hair, religion, location, skin, size, height, style…all of the above), you’ll get five totally different looks. That means you’ll get to see what I style, on other body types so you can find something that is best for you!

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Believe it or not, this skirt is actually a dress! This month, Deidre, Kaylynn, JacqueLauryn and I have partnered with Lettie Boutique to each style one of their fabulous floral midi dresses our own way. Since New England has already reached the point where layers are a requirement, add a warm, soft sweater was a must!

The dress is so comfortable that I didn’t want to take away from that. And the print is beautiful, so I made sure to keep the top both simple and neutral.

Dresses are nice, and when you can pull it off as a skirt (for warmth purposes or otherwise) that’s definitely a major win. It might even be possible to rock this dress as a shirt, making it a 3 in 1 piece, which is extremely beneficial for a minimalist or capsule wardrobe.

And for Black Friday, the entire shop will be 20% off with the code BLACK20, with free shipping on all orders, plus the first 50 orders will also get a free gift. There will also be doorbusters, stocking stuffers, and some FLASH sales starting at 6am MST on Friday morning that will run through Monday!

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Blooming in Femininity

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Blooming in Femininity Golden Buds Ring SetFeminine Outfit DetailsMadewell et Sézane SweaterCapwell + Co. Eden Necklace

Sweater: Madewell | Jeans: Lucky Brand (similar) | Heels: AMI Clubwear
Necklace: Capwell + Co. | Rings: Capwell + Co.

Femininity and feminine details aren’t really something that come rushing to the front of my mind when thinking about my personal style. However, I am still actively working on defining my style. One way to figure out if you like something is to try it. The same goes for defining you style.

When the latest Madewell et Sézane collection launched I’m going to be honest. I didn’t love it.

Not that I hated it, I just didn’t feel like it was for me. However, there was one piece that I kind of thought I maybe wanted. A sweater. But it was very feminine.

Fast forward to seeing that same swearer in store and trying it on (on two separate occasions). I knew I liked it, so I bought it. Even though I wasn’t sure how I was going to pull off styling it while being true to how I like to dress.

Jeans were an obvious choice. They allowed me to branch out a little, while remaining comfortable. So comfortable, in fact, that I even added heels to top it off.

A special thanks to Capewell + Co. and AMI Clubwear
for the perfect accessories!

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