Tuesday, October 16, 2012

It's Official

I do not live in the south anymore.
Us southern girls can survive winter with a nice, sturdy pea coat.  However, that is just not the case here. I've already been wearing what I like to call my "winter" coat.  And its only October--fall at that!
Needless to say I'm in the market for a new coat that I can wear when it actually gets cold here. 
I found this at J. Crew Factory on mega sale. I'm talking 40% off.
Factory long belted puffer jacket
Long Belted Puffer Jacket
I'm going to make this baby mine tonight before the 40% discount expires.  I'm a little worried about sizing, but I think I will be able to make it work--even if it is a tad too big or small (a good excuse to shed a few pounds right?)
If you live in the north, what kind of jacket to you swear by? I'm obviously in need of some tips. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

One Month!

There is officially less than a month until my sister's wedding!
I'm SO excited!!!
The wedding will be in Atlanta at the Ritz downtown:
And they're honeymooning in Maui. I'm SO jealous. Just think--I could be escaping the chilly NY temps for this:
Or this
I'm sure they want me to tag along and just forgot to send my invite...don't you think?

Thursday, October 11, 2012


I have a terrible case of wanting a puppy.  A bulldog puppy to be exact.  They're always walking around my neighborhood and they're just SO cute and wrinkly!
This one will do. Please and thank you. 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


It truly is sad how broke I am.  I'm not on a regular pay schedule yet, and with rent topping $1000, I'm sure you could understand how I might seem to run out of cash quickly.
There is a terrible trend in my life--the less money I have the more I online shop.  This morning, I spent a few hours on j. crew, nordstrom, and uniqlo (p.s. don't worry I'm spending this week "unassigned" at work, so I don't actually have anything to do).
Anywho, j. crew has a few great sweaters on sale right now.  Here are my faves:
Creatures of the Wind for J.Crew broken-stripe cardigan
Dream V-neck sweater
Tippi sweater in stripe
Collection cashmere bateau sweater in stripe
Collection cashmere boyfriend cardigan
I'm sweater crazy.  It is SO cold in NYC compared to what I'm used to...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Rainy Days

It's chilly and gloomy in NYC today.
Here's what I would love to be wearing with some dark skinnies and riding boots:
Hawkstone Parka Jacket
Barbour Hawkstone Parka Jacket
Is it fall where you are? It feels more like winter here...I'm interested to see if I can survive my first northern winter.
Happy Tuesday!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Friday Faves

Today, I'm doing my first link up with one of my favorite bloggers--The Bargain Blonde! If you don't read her blog on the reg, check her out.  She is HILARIOUS.
Here's what I'm loving this week!
The USS Michael Murphy
You all may not know this, but I'm a bit of a military nerd.  One of my favorite books is Lone Survivor, and one of the men from the story had a naval ship named after him (if you've never heard of Michael Murphy read about him here).  The commissioning of the ship is this Saturday on the Hudson, and Austin and I will be there.  He is truly a hero, and I'm so glad the Navy decided to name this ship after him.

So I'm really loving Subway lately.  Like I could eat here everyday....which is a problem because they deliver to my apartment for FREE.

Fall in NYC

Pretty soon the park will look like this!!! I am loving the cooler temps--although this week was a little gross, next week is supposed to have perfect weather!


This is their Herald Square store...I have been browsing their site for literally the entire work week.

and finally...

My sister's wedding is only a month and 5 days away!!! I'm so excited! And obviously this photo isnt of them...

I hope everyone has a great weekend!!


Thursday, October 4, 2012


Lately, I've been obsessed with riding boots. I look at them all day at work, and the window shop everyday on my walk home.  Here are a few of my faves for the season:
Audrey Brooke Tayler Riding Boot
Bandolino Clotida Riding Boot (most likely my next pair)
Pink & Pepper Racer Boot
Coconuts Classic Riding Boot
I'm loving the rich cognac colors again this fall, and I'm so happy the riding boot trend is back.  Do you have a pair you swear by?