A Jacquard Dress

Black Jacquard Dress, Black Opaque Tights, Leopard Booties, Black Quilted Bag, Banana Republic, Target, Joie, Chanel 2

Don’t you just love a Little Black Dress?  Even more so when we have quite a few events here and there that call for such a number.

This LBD is just perfect for this time of year.  It’s moderately thick to keep you warm (but not overheated!), it has long sleeves, and in an effort to keep things exciting – it comes in a subtle, yet pretty jacquard print.

I went back and forth in sizes and ultimately ended up in the 2, not the 4.  Keep in mind that this dress does run on the small side because I normally wear a 0/2.  

Again, in keeping things simple I decided my new favorite leopard booties were a great way to break up all the black.  A little red nail polish in the month of December never hurt anyone, either.

Have a great Friday, everyone!

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 Banana Republic : Dress (30% off using code “BRFORYOU”)  |  Target : Tights  |  Joie : Booties, try these, these, these, these  |  Chanel : Bag, try this, this

Chunky Knits + Distressed Jeans

Beige Turtleneck Sweater, Distressed Skinny Jeans, Brown Booties, Red Crossbody, Banana Republic, AG Jeans, Rag and Bone, Chloe 7

Ahh, thanks for bearing with me this week!  We woke up bright and early this morning to get some pictures taken so I can finally share some new things!  My husband is a saint, by the way.  Waking up early to play photog was certainly not in his plans for the week.  He’s pretty much as awesome as they come…

I have a few dresses lined up for the rest of the week but I wanted to share this slouchy turtleneck sweater, first!  I love the chunky knit and even though I went with a similar tee for underneath, it’s not terribly fitted which makes it extremely comfortable.  I also really like the turtleneck and how it’s not super tight and instead much more relaxed.

Is everyone ready for the holidays?!  Turns out I’ve managed to wait until the last minute, per the usual, and will probably be scrambling to get most of my gifts this weekend…along with the millions of other people running all over town.  Tis the Season!

Have a great day!

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Banana Republic : Turtleneck Sweater (30% off using the code “BRFORYOU”)  |  Gap : Tee (40% off using code “WRAP”) |  AG Jeans : Distressed Jeans  |  Rag and Bone : Booties, try these  |  Chloe : Bag, try this, this

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And here’s a little IG love for you…  #ootd

Sweater (50% off – no code needed!)  |  Tee (Sale + 40% off using code “WRAP”)  |  Leggings  |  Boots  |  LV Neverful

Holiday Sales + White Plum Giveaway – Ends Today!

Well, Vegas had some other plans (read : RAIN) that completely interfered with our little picture session that Curt and I were going to squeeze in the morning so instead, I just ran thorough the last few weeks of my blog and decided to promote some looks that are on sale or promotion right now!

Details for each picture provide below!

Navy Gingham Shirt, Navy Quilted Vest, Purple Fluted Skirt, Navy Opaque Tights, Cognac Boots and Tote, J.Crew Factory, J.Crew, Target, Loeffler Randall, Madewell, Gap

Skirt (40% off SALE using code “JINGLE”)  |  Gingham Shirt (40-60% off!)  |  Vest (30% off using code “JINGLE”)  |  Tights  |  Boots (30% off ON SALE + another 25% off using the code “25OFFSHOES” at check out!)  |  Tote Bag

Red and Navy Plaid Skirt, Navy Sweater,  Navy Quilted Vest, Cognac Boots, Belt and Foldover Clutch 8

Vest (30% off using code “JINGLE”)  |  Sweater (30% off using code “JINGLE”)  |  Skirt (40-60% off!)  |  Tights  |  Boots (30% off ON SALE + another 25% off using the code “25OFFSHOES” at check out!) |  Clutch  |  Watch

Red Buffalo Plaid Quilted Vest, White and Navy Striped Tee, Dark Rinse Skinny Jeans, Cognac Boots, Cognac Tote, J.Crew, H&M, Gap, Loeffler Randall, Madewell 12

Vest  |  Striped Tee  |  Jeans (30-50% off using code “GIFT”)  |  Boots (30% off ON SALE + another 25% off using the code “25OFFSHOES” at check out!) |  Tote

Grey Rouched Skirt, Black Tunic Sweater, Grey Sweater Tights, Brown Over the Knee Boots, Large Tote, Banana Republic, Target, Frye Boots, Louis Vuitton 13

Sweater (Sale+ 30% off using code “BRFORYOU”)  |  Skirt (30% off using code “BRFORYOU”)  |  Tights  |  Boots (25% off using the code “25OFFSHOES”)  |  Louis Vuitton Bag

Black Tights, Black Mix Moto Leather Jacket, Red Crossbody Bag, J.Crew, Gap, Target, Anthropologie, Chloe 6

Sweater (Sale + 30-50% off using code “GIFT”)  |  Skirt (30% off using code “JINGLE”)  |  Leather Jacket, try this (Sale!)  |  Tights  |  Bag, try this

Grey and Ivory Striped Dress, Olive Green Utility Vest, Grey Booties, Cognac Tote, Gap, Anthropologie, Rag and Bone, Celine 2

Vest  |  Dress (Sale + 30-50% off using code “GIFT”)  |  Booties (Sale!) , here (Sale!), try these (Sale!)  |  Celine Bag, try this

Cardigan Tunic Cardigan Tunic 4

Sweatshirt Jacket (Sale!)  |  Leggings, try these  |  Frye Boots, try these (Sale!)  |  Chanel Bag, try this

Black Fur Vest, Black Box Pleat Skirt, Black Merino Crewneck Sweater, Leopard Booties, Black Quilted Crossbody Bag, Topshop, Gap, J.Crew, Joie

Fur Vest  |  Sweater (Sale + 30-50% off using code “GIFT”)  |  Skirt (Sale + 40% off using code “JINGLE”)  |  Booties (Sale + 20% off using code “EXTRASALE”)  |  Chanel Bag, try this

Black Long Sleeve Dress, Grey Cable Sweater Vest, Grey Suede Boots, Cognac Tote, Gold Watch, Old Navy, Loft, Joie, Michael Kors 6

Black Dress (Sale + 30% off using code “DASHER”)  |  Sweater Vest, try this, this  |  Boots (Sale!), here (Sale!)  |  Tote Bag

Target Tunic 4 Target Tunic

Tunic (30% off using code “JOY30″)  |  Leggings, try these  |  Booties, try these  |  Bag, try this

Navy Buffalo Plaid, Dark Denim Skinnies, Tall Suede Boots, Maroon Tote, Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, J.Crew 13

Vest (30% off using code “JINGLE”)  |  Plaid Shirt (Sale + 30% off using code “DASHER”)  |  Jeans (30-50% off using code “GIFT”)  |  Boots (Sale!), here (Sale!)  |  Bag
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Trench Coat (30% off using code “JINGLE”)  |  Striped Tee, try this  |  Jeans (30-50% off using code “GIFT”)  |  Flats  |  Bag, try this  |  Gold Necklace, try this, this

BR Sweater

Sweater (Sale + 30% off using code “BRFORYOU”)  |  Tee (25% off using code “TOGGERYHOLIDAY”)  |  Jeans  |  Booties

Don’t forget!  Today is the last day to enter and win a 75$ Gift Card to Shop White Plum!!!  You can also use the code “NORTHEASTHOLIDAY40″ for 40% off your whole order, ends TODAY!!!!  Details for the looks and Giveaway HERE White-Plum-Tunic-Dress-Black-Leggings-Black-Tall-Boots-Black-Tote-Bag-Red-Infinity-Scarf-3 White-Plum-Tunic-Dress-Black-Leggings-Black-Tall-Boots-Black-Tote-Bag-Red-Infinity-Scarf-5 White-Plum-Plaid-Leggings-Ivory-Tunic-Sweater-Cognac-Boots-and-Tote White-Plum-Plaid-Leggings-Ivory-Tunic-Sweater-Cognac-Boots-and-Tote-11

A Quick Catch Up

Red Lip

Banana Republic : Scarf  |  Old Navy : Pocket Tee  |  Sephora : Red Lip Stain in 01, Always Red

Hey everyone!  I’m sorry for the silence today!  Curt, Ava and I had the busiest weekend and we’re getting all caught up on some pictures…coming tomorrow!  In the meantime, I played a little dress up in my closet while planning some upcoming outfits so I’m going to share them today!

Grey Scarf Red Lip

Banana Republic : Scarf  |  Old Navy : Pocket Tee  |  Citizens : Jeans  |  Joie : Boots (sale!), here, try these (sale!)  |  Celine : Bag, try this, this

Sweater Jacket

Anthropologie : Sweater Jacket  |  Old Navy : Tee  |  Citizens : Jeans  |  Joie : Boots, try these (sale!)  |  Louis Vuitton : Bag, try this (sale!), this

Gingham Shirt

J.Crew Factory : Shirt (sale!)  |  AG : Jeans  |  Old Navy : Scarf  |  Joie : Boots, here  |  Tory Burch : Bag (sale!)

Cargo Vest

J.Crew Factory : Shirt (sale!)  |  Anthropologie : Vest  |  Citizens : Jeans  |  Madewell : Booties (sale!), here (sale!)  |  Celine : Bag, try this, this (sale!)

Kate Curran at Avanté Salon : New Year, New You

With a new year upon us, I (like most people…) start thinking about all the changes I want to make in 2015.  Some are big, some small, and some things I know are meant to stay the same.  While there are so many reasons I love heading back east to visit my family each year over the holidays, one of my top 3 would be that I finally get to visit my favorite stylist at my favorite salon.  I mean, I only see her twice a year so you can probably understand why this ranks so high on my list!

I know I’ve mentioned this in the past but I am tried and true to where I have my hair done…and it’s about 2,500 miles away from me.  Yes, even though I’ve lived all over the world, I still wait until my next trip back to the east coast to have my hair cut, colored, styled…the works.

Why?  Well, because Kate Curran at Avanté is my go-to gal.  You would think that because I have such basic hair (straight, one color) that pretty much anyone would be able to get the job done but for me, it takes a little bit more than that.  While I very rarely veer from my favorite style, Kate always makes me feel like I’m a completely different person when I walk out of the salon.  She’s so talented in what she does and if I could, I would fly her out to Las Vegas anytime my hair needed a little TLC.

When I was home last in the summer, Kate and I decided that not only was I going to have my hair cut and reshaped but we were going to add little bit of overall color and balayage highlights.  I haven’t put color (or highlights) on my hair in years but it really need a little bit more this time (…and maybe a gray hair here and there that just needed to go away!) and because I always trust her intuition, we went with it.

I think it goes without saying but there’s something so relaxing about getting my hair done…especially when I always leave there feeling so much better than when I came in that day.  Of course, my time in-between appointments makes them all the more eventful but still, I just love when my hair gets a little facelift.

Kate’s vision for my hair was spot on in that the overall color and subtle highlights gave it just enough change for me to feel like myself, but still notice a big differences.  I absolutely loved it.  The cut, the color, the shine, the blow out…all as great as I expected and then a little bit more.

If you’re in the southeastern area of Pennsylvania and are either looking for a change or need a new stylist, I honestly couldn’t recommend Kate more.  She’s a highly trained, skilled, and sought-after stylist and her reputation precedes her.  I can’t wait to get back and in her chair – it’s always a highlight of my trip home!

You can book your appointment with Kate here (Avanté Salon, Exton PA)  and be sure to tell her that I sent you!  I couldn’t recommend her more and I know you’ll be hooked after just one visit.  #promise

Check out the video below of my last trip to see Kate, too!

Video Credit : My Mom.

Products – color: Redken shades EQ 7nb and balayage highlights with Redken flashlight enlightener
Styling – Redken satinwear layered with pureology silk bodifier mousse.

Keep up with Kate! 

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Instagram – @HairByKateC

Twitter – @Katharinecurran

Redken Certified Colorist Profile – http://m.redken.com/salons/36209/colorists