My Best Purchase of 2016

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Pointy Toe Ankle Strap J.Crew HeelsStatement Shoe Look DetailsDressed Down Statement Shoe OutfitStatement ClutchMy Best Purchase of 2016

I love to shop, so it should come as literally zero surprise that I shop quite a bit. (Looking forward to some serious shopping at Alt Summit this year!)

Most of the things that I buy, are either practical or make a statement. You can’t go wrong with basics. They really can go with everything. But, it’s the statement pieces that take an everyday outfit and make it extraordinary.

For me, those statement pieces tend to come in the form of jewelry. Or shoes.

Shiny ponies are a particular weakness of mine. Last year I picked up a few new pairs. And this particular pair was my best purchase of 2016.

I know I shouldn’t play favorites, and I do love all of my shoes.

But this pair is special.

At first, I wasn’t fully sure that I wanted them. They were on sale, but that wasn’t enough for me. What won me over was the challenge to style them a multitude of ways.

So far, I wore them once. I dressed them down, but since they are pretty fancy shoes, I had to balance them out with a statement necklace.

Want more inspiration for what to buy? Here’s a list of everyone else that has joined in for this blog link-up:

Running in Heels

Glam Karen

Oh My Nosh

Tracing the Edge

Frankly Entertaining

Freckled Italian

Spitfiregirl Design

A Touch of Teal

Cake & Lilies

Alyssa J Freitas

White Cabana

Luv in the Bubble


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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

2 Ways to Wear Something: J. Crew Stadium-Cloth Cocoon Coat

Orange Coat

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My little nook of New England finally got hit with some snow.

But not before I was able to put together a couple of outfit with wear with a winter coat.

This J. Crew Stadium-Cloth Cocoon Coat was my most recent wardrobe investment. I got it last winter and it was definitely worth it for how often I wear it.

You can also save big by getting it from J. Crew Factory!

I wanted to show you just how easy it is to wear it both casually and a little more formally. And if a pair of overalls and a tight little black dress don’t demonstrate that then I don’t know what else could.

J. Crew Coat J. Crew Coat Outfit Stadium-cloth Cocoon Coat

Coat: J. Crew
Shirt: Old Navy
Overalls: Gap (similar)
Crossbody Bag: BAGGU via the Poshmark app
Hat: Silence + Noise (similar)
Boots: Forever 21
Necklace: Kate Spade
J. Crew Stadium-cloth Cocoon CoatCocoon Coat Outfit Cocoon CoatAsos Turtleneck Dress

Dress: Asos
Purse: Forever 21
Hat: Forever 21 (similar)
Heels: Christian Louboutin

I told you I’d make an effort to wear my So Kate heels more.

And given how cold out it is now, I’ll probably be doing the same thing with this coat.

A lot!


denim + denim look

I have have always appreciated the denim on denim look. I wear it often, but never with a skirt. Until now!

I mean, used to rock mini denim skirts on the reg, but stopped when they started to feel like they were no longer age appropriate for me.


Then I found this H&M skirt that is just the right about of mini.


And the details! I’m a huge fan of distressed denim and  love to DIY, but it never comes out quite like this…


The second I saw it I knew that I wanted it. It’s just so…ME!  Casual yet chic, with just a bit of edge. With my J. Crew chambray button up shirt and Forever 21 ankle boots, perfection! I can’t wait to style this skirt again! What would you wear it with?