Thursday, November 28, 2013

Friday Favorites

I'm off to Amsterdam today (a little early because of the time difference) with my brother and couldn't be more excited. This trip has been amazing and I can't wait to show you pictures! 

Here are some of my favorites from this week...

Neutrals + Jeans + Sparkle


I like the sparkly clutch with this outfit. It gives a little something extra to the cream color shirt and shoes. 

Booties with peekaboo floral socks #denimmadewell


I would be happy to have these with me while in Amsterdam! The extra warmth would be nice with my booties. I don't think my pink fuzzy socks are going to look as cute as these though...

Take a peek inside — it's Christmastime.


It's after Thanksgiving so I can officially start thinking about Christmas! I am so excited to put up Christmas decorations. I'm sorry in advance for having Christmas all over my blog for the next few weeks!

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I've always liked gold stack rings, but this is a different look. I like the fact that these rings are stuck together - and I like the double linked effect. 

Gold and mirror side table.


I would love this table in my bedroom or as a bar in the dining room. I love the gold edges and the mirrored plates. If I didn't have an already full Christmas list - this would be on it!

Happy December 1st! 


Happy Thanksgiving

Molasses Pumpkin Pie


Taking time today to wish you all a happy Thanksgiving! I sure am thankful for a whole lot of things in my life....

1. Being in Europe right now!
2. My wonderful family
3. Absolutely wonderful friends
4. A great job that I love
5. Living in D.C.
6. Wine - for the good days and the bad
7. A roommate who puts up with way more than she bargained for ;)
8. Trader Joe's ice cream cookies...not joking
9. Parents who would do anything for me
10. Christmas is coming!!

Enjoy today! 


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Comfy Casual

I'm in Europe you probably know... and I happened to bring a similar outfit like this one. I wanted to bring layers because I wasn't sure what the weather was going to be like. Layers are wonderful - especially in Europe. I'm in and out of cafes, museums, and outside in the freezing cold. Layers are becoming my best friend right about now! 

Love this entire outfit!


Happy almost Thanksgiving! 


Tuesday, November 26, 2013


I've been into plaid recently and thought I'd share a few of my favorites. It's anywhere from scarves, shirts, skirts, and coats. I can't say why, but I'm loving all the plaid coats I've been seeing lately. They are very trendy, but I like 'em! 

{maroon check scarf}



Plaid wool coat @Nordstrom


Get the Look on


The Plaid Coat


Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday Favorites

Today's the day!! This afternoon I am off to Rome, Germany, and Amsterdam. I haven't really gotten too excited until just now and I literally cannot wait. I'm so excited to eat delicious food, see amazing architecture, and, oh yeah, see my brother! I'll be sure to post about my trip when I return :)

For now, here are my Friday favs this week...



I love the polka dots at the neck of this dress. It's a perfect dress for the holidays. It's fancy, and form fitting, but it's appropriate for all occasions. I also love how the polka dots are only at the neck. Polka dots are great, but on a fancier dress I only like a few of this is perfect!

Blanket basket


In the winter I always find myself trying to be a cozy as possible. I would love to have a basket full of comfy blankets right by my couch. 

iphone charger


How cute is this bow iphone charger from Anthropologie? It's a backup charger so you can plug it in whenever your phone is running low and voila! You have a charging phone. This would be a perfect gift...or gift for yourself! 

New Years nails


I'm normally not a huge fan of french manicures. I prefer solid colors over a french, but I'm loving the sparkly gold french on this manicure. It's perfect for the holidays - Thanksgiving or Christmas! 

White lights


I know Thanksgiving is just around the in next week...but since I am going to be in Europe for Thanksgiving, I'm using it as an excuse to start thinking about Christmas early. And let's just say I am so excited! I love everything about Christmas...being with family, Christmas lights, Christmas cookies, giving presents - basically everything about it. I cannot wait to come home December 1st and be in the "full on" Christmas spirit. 

Feel free to follow me on instagram while I'm in Europe - @kmax123. I'm going to try to post to the blog as much as I can while in Europe (depending on internet connection), but until then....

Roma here I come!!


Wednesday, November 20, 2013



Dress ,  Cardigan  , Jacket  , Tights , Scarf , Boots  , Heels  , Belt 

I love my little black dress because it's one of the most versatile things in my closet. It's so easy to dress up, dress down, or give an edgier look. In look #1 I paired it with a longer cardigan. I think this look could be worn to the office (if you have a laid back work site like me) or during the weekend. Look #2 has a little more edge. It's paired with a leather jacket to give kind of a cool girl look. I would wear this on the weekends to get dinner or drinks. #3 is paired with a scarf, tights, and booties. I like this look because it's so effortless. Black goes with anything so really any color scarf or any color tight would do. If you've been following my blog, you already know I love the color burgundy so that's what I went with (I really need to start staying away from that color!) Look #4 is a more dressed up look. I paired it with a gold bow belt from Kate Spade, bangles, and some plain black heels. I would wear this to a dressy dinner or holiday party. 

The LBD can be worn so many ways. It's a staple every girl should have in their wardrobe. You really cannot go wrong with a little black dress... 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Currently Craving...

Currently Craving...

Alice You dress  ,  L K Bennett coat  ,  Knit Sweater  , Kenneth Cole Reaction flatts , Bag , Earrings

I'm craving the color cobalt right now. It's such a deep hue of blue that really works with every skin tone. Cobalt should be worn as an added pop of color since it is so bright. I would wear most of these pieces separately with black or white. I love the bag over an all black outfit or the shoes for some surprising color at the foot. I've put some cobalt pieces together to show you how I would wear the look. Enjoy!


Monday, November 18, 2013



I think there is something underestimated about wearing a sweater and jeans in the winter. I don't know about you, but I like to be cozy when it's cold. There is nothing better to me than wearing a sweater, jeans, scarf, and boots. I am just not a sweatpants kind of person. Never have been, probably never will. I am just as comfy in this outfit as I am in sweats. So on my comfy days I like to start with jeans, add a sweater, then a scarf, pair it with boots, and add some accessories. My accessories almost always include my watch, a necklace, and a black and gold bag. I wear this outfit out to dinner, to get groceries, shop, basically anywhere! It's definitely a go-to outfit. 


Friday, November 15, 2013

Friday Favorites

It's Friday! This weekend I'm going up to NYC for my roommate's sister's play. She is Juliette in Romeo and Juliette at her college and I am so excited to see her perform! I love New York when it's cold and and Christmas time. There is something magical about it :)



I love the look of wearing tights with hunter boots, especially if it's raining or snowing! However, the hunter boots I have are a little big and wouldn't quite work with just tights. I like this idea of wearing boot socks over the tights. I think it looks great on and the colors all seem to blend together. They also have new hunter boots that roll up and can be packed in a awesome is that!

Kate Spade scallop black metro watch


This Kate Spade watch is so pretty. I love the detailing and the scallop edges. I'm also loving the gold and black look. This watch is almost too pretty to wear! 

copied: Each person submitted a thing they were grateful for and we typed them up and rolled into the dinner rolls. It was fun to find them all - even more fun to guess who they belonged to. This tradition will be a keeper!

How awesome is this idea! You have your family and friends write down what they are thankful for and then roll them into the biscuits. Depending if you mom doesn't burn them (cough, cough) you try and guess who wrote the "thankful note" in your biscuit. I can definitely see my family adding this to our Thanksgiving traditions! I'm going to be in Germany for Thanksgiving this year and it's just now hitting me that I won't be getting to eat all of the delicious food my mom makes :(

Legwear on the streets during the spring collections. [Photo by Kuba Dabrowski]


Temperatures dropped this week in DC so I am in full tights and boots attire at work. I love throwing on comfy skirts and sweater dresses to teach. I like the textured look of this skirt too. 

fresh. paris apartment.

If I could dream what my future house would look like, this would be it. I love the natural light from the windows, the white walls and couch, and the pop of color from the pillows. I also love the gold chandelier hanging from the ceiling :)

Have a wonderful weekend!!


Thursday, November 14, 2013


I think one of the main reasons why I love fall is because I get to wear boots. I love boots. What's not to love? They are comfy. They are cozy. They keep my feet warm. And they look good with just about everything!

Today I'm sharing my favorite boots that I personally own.

BP. 'Trolley' Leather Ankle Boot 

These are my all time favorite booties. Last year I was looking all over for a pair of black booties. I didn't want ones that were too high or had a lot of detail. They had to be comfy and I had to be able to stand in them for 8 hours a day. I couldn't find any until the Black Friday Sale at Nordstrom last year. I was looking in the women section and just didn't find any that I liked. On my way out I passed the teen section and saw the perfect bootie.  They ended up being from the Nordstrom BP brand, but they are amazing. I love them so much that I have them in black, gray (color above), and burgundy. You could say I'm obsessed, but hey, they are my favorite! 


I also have a pair of cognac booties from Steven Madden. I like them because the heel is a little bit smaller, but to be honest, I think the quality of the BP bootie is much better (not that I'm biased or anything....) Anyway, I love the cognac color in a boot and these booties fit really nicely. Plus, I just like the detailing on the sides and the zipper. 


These boots I've worn so much in the past three years that I literally have a hole in the bottom of one boot (yes, I know. I'm taking them to the shoe repair guy this weekend!) Needless to say I love these boots. So much so that I wear them all...the...time. When you wear them in they start to get slouchy, but no too much where they don't stay up. And I can say from experience, these boots hold up for years. It's been three years and I'm still wearing them :)


I also have these Etienne Aigner boots, but for some reason I cannot find where to buy them online. I got them from Macy's last year for Christmas. They are so comfortable and they really are the perfect riding boot. I also love these boots in the black and brown color, you can see them here

I wear these all of these boots with jeans or dresses, dressed up or dressed can basically wear them with just about everything!


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Feels Like Fall

Before it became super cold around here I went into Georgetown for some brunch and shopping. The brunch was amazing and I will definitely go back to get some pictures and do a feature once I get my new camera. It was chilly, but still nice so I decided to wear my leather jacket, a LOFT shirt, J. Crew jeans, J. Crew necklace, Marc Jacobs Crossbody bag, and my Etienne Aigner boots. It was definitely feeling like fall :)

The beautiful scenery by the waterfront in Georgetown - oh, and the Kennedy Center!

My favorite J. Crew necklace.

My roommate Katie and me at the waterfront in Georgetown!

You can't really tell from the pictures, but my LOFT shirt has almost like a lace cute out pattern on the front. It plays up the sweater in a delicate way and it's quickly becoming one of my favorite go to shirts. This is definitely going in my suitcase when I pack for Germany, Italy, and Amsterdam next week! 

Happy Wednesday!


Monday, November 11, 2013

Loving Leather

The perfect leather jacket can be hard to find. You need to find one that isn't too decked out, has a good fit, has pockets and a zipper, and is warm. Depending on the jacket, leather can be worn year round, although I typically tend to wear them more in the fall and winter than spring and summer.

I have two leather jackets - one nice one and one that's relatively cheap. I wear the cheap one out with friends and during the day. The nice one I wear, but I tend to wear it on nights I know it won't get ruined. Leather jackets can be pretty pricey, but if you search, you can find some that aren't too bad. I've come up with some jackets I like at all different price ranges. Just click the link below the image to see the price and where it comes from. Enjoy!


I have a similar jacket to this one that I picked up from Marshalls for $50. It zips down the middle and has two pockets, but it doesn't have the buckles on the sides. I like the plain look of this jacket. I wear mine with jeans and boots and a scarf. It's fun to play up the jacket with scarves or jewelry. I tend to like plain leather jackets over fancy ones because I like the versatility from day to night. This jacket would be easy to wear during the day, or at night getting dinner and drinks with friends. 

Collection B Faux Leather Moto Jacket (Juniors)

I love, love, love this jacket. It's not real leather, but that makes it perfect for going out! You don't have to worry about ruining the leather and for $64 it's a steal. I personally love the buttons that roll up the sleeves. Sometimes leather can be tough and stay in one spot, but with this jacket you can roll up the sleeves and button them back! This jacket is perfect for adding a little bit of edge to a fall wardrobe. 

Collection B Hooded Faux Leather Moto Jacket (Juniors)

This jacket is also $64 and even has a hood! I mean come on, a leather jacket with a hood? You can't beat it. This one also is not real, but it's from Nordstroms so you know it's good quality. I love how the stylist paired the leather jacket with the dress underneath. It makes it casual, but dressy at the same time. 

Mural Quilted Shoulder Faux Leather Moto Jacket

This jacket has the quilted look that I love. It's faux leather, but the material softer so you can roll up the sleeves. I like the opening of this jacket, too. Plus, how awesome is that hunter green color?? This jacket comes in pink, black, green, and gray. It's $78, but I think I would get a lot of use out of it. The color makes it stand out and so often you see jackets in black and tan that colored leather is just so fun! 

MICHAEL Michael Kors Two Tone Washed Leather Jacket (Online Only)

I'm normally not a fan of purple. I actually don't think I own anything purple in my closet. It's not that I don't like the color, I just don't wear it (but don't worry, my roommate Katie has enough purple for the both of us to wear!) I think this jacket works because the purple is a deeper hue. It goes well with the black since it's a similar shade. It gives the look an edgier feel, don't you think?


I like the two toned leather on this's a nice combination. I am not a fan of two toned jackets that are black and brown, but for some reason I think the white and the black pair really well together. This would be great over black jeans and black booties!


This jacket has an overall different look because there is a different element - the side zipper. The side zipper adds a different dimension to the jacket and makes it unique. I also like the dramatic opening at the top. This jacket seems to be a little more decked out than the others, but I like it. I'm also loving the little ruffle at the bottom. How awesome is that? Since this jacket is cropped, I would wear it over a dress with tights in the fall or winter. 

Which leather jacket is your favorite? Feel free to leave a comment below :)


Friday, November 8, 2013

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday everyone! My favorite things this week...

gold dot pillow


I love the gold polka dot print on this pillow. I would use this on my couch or on my bed as an accent. I love gold and polka dots so this pillow is perfect! 

Summer into fall: summer dress+ black tights + booties + blazer #fallfashion #apparel #outfit #fall #cute


It's finally gotten cold enough to wear blazers and tights in DC...which I'm loving. I love the look of black tights with a black blazer under a neutral dress. I can see myself wearing this combination a lot this winter. 

salted caramel apples {yum}


How delicious does this salted caramel apple look?? One of my favorite fall treats is caramel apples, but this takes it to a new level. The tiny bit of salt will make the apple taste that much sweeter :)


One of my favorite things from anthropologie is the volcano candle. It smells soo good and it comes in this awesome mercury glass container. It 's perfect for a coffee table or a nightstand in the bedroom. 


How cute are these containers? These containers from anthro are perfect in the kitchen or even in a bathroom to store make up brushes, q-tips, or anything else you may need to organize. The chalkboard part is a fun way to display them too!! 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, November 7, 2013



TopJacket , Skirt , Shoes

There are so many features of this outfit that I love. I love the pleats in the skirt. I love the accented gold toe of the shoe. And I love the bow design on an otherwise plain tee. The jean jacket makes the outfit laid back, but the shoes refine the look. It's a laid back sophisticated look, which in my book can't be beat! You don't want to be too dressed up, but you also don't want to be too casual. This outfit is the perfect balance of both :)

One more day until the weekend!