Tuesday, December 1, 2015


Me - Coat: J. Crew. Sunglasses: Ray Ban. Scarf: Gap (old - similar). Dress: ASOS (maternity). Boots: Rag & Bone. Tote: Goyard. Lipstick: Dior.

Ted - Jacket: Patagonia. Shirt: Vineyard Vines. Jeans: Gap. Boots: Clarks.

Post Thanksgiving our friends Kate and Mike came down from Boston to visit us for the weekend. Kate is getting married in April and had an appointment in the city to look at dresses. I was so honored that she asked me to join her. Real life Say Yes To The Dress!

Before the appointment we had brunch at Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen. (Unlike several brunch spots in the West Village, they do take reservations.) A spot I recommend. 

We are in the middle of packing up our apartment. I hoped some fresh blooms would detract from the chaos. Is anyone else missing C. Wonder? It was such a great place to shop at this time of year for gifts. I had bought the blue and white ginger jar for part of my wedding centerpiece arrangements.

The candle is Nest Birchwood Pine. My friend that is a fragrance chemist recommended it and as always she was spot on, great scent. 

For our "Friendsgiving" meal Ted made his signature dish, meatballs. I was relieved not to cook so I could focus on assembling a cheese plate, haha.  Kate made a pitstop in Boston's North End that morning for fresh pasta and Italian cookies to go along with our meal.

Now let's divert and talk about coats... 

I have wanted a navy pea coat for a few years and finally bought one this year. Of course I wish I waited until the Black Friday promotion, but at least I got a few wears first. I'm sure J. Crew will have another sale soon. It's a great time to get one, it will never go out of style. I was mad to see it on the sale racks in stores....

Another coat I love that J. Crew keeps bringing back.

And here is Kate modeling it for you.

I don't know if it's just me... but I am always wanting a new coat. I always think "This is the one!" and I will be satisfied for the season. Not so much.

That's all for now...  I'm off to Dallas for work. Ta ta!

PS - Birchbox extended their Cyber Monday promo, 25% off $35+. Good time to get Oribe hair products... it's hard to find them on sale.


  1. Oh girl I always want a new coat too - but I actually don't have anything like the J.Crew one so I could justify it!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. I miss C. Wonder all the time! But I think they are coming back under QVC with Brad Goreski at the helm so fingers crossed it's just as fab!!


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