Say hello to one of my favorite Christmas presents... This adorable pom pom hat from Club Monaco. Thanks Reilly! I've been wearing it pretty much nonstop since I opened it on Christmas morning — I know the pom pom is a little big but it makes me so very happy! Oh and the leather detail on this sweater? Club Monaco does it again.

I'm also obsessed with these Yosi Samra flats. They're navy and black (a color combo you know I love) with the sweetest little bow — and they fold up when you're not wearing them, making them the perfect ballet flat for traveling. I'm actually in Dallas for New Year's and they were the first thing I tossed in my suitcase! 

P.S. I've received a few emails about my favorite jeans... They do run true to size but, if you're between sizes, I recommend ordering one size down as they do stretch a bit over time. I hope that helps! Happy New Year everybody!!!


I think I say this every December but I can't help myself... What. A. Year. 

I moved to New York with my puppy, made amazing new friends, decorated my first apartment, grew my business, partnered with some really awesome bloggers and brands, traveled all over the country (Salt Lake City, Dallas, New OrleansDenver, and Boston!), spent lots of summer weekends in Central Park and on Nantucket, and finished the year on such a high note. I also wound up crossing 79 things off my 101 in 1001 list!

Truthfully though, this year was also a bit of a bumpy road for me. I had my heart broken, experienced every possible growing pain of running a small business, struggled with hurtful comments on my blog, and was even dumped by a boy I really liked — in a text message (#notcool). I try to keep things happy and upbeat around here but it definitely hasn't been all rainbows and pretty shoes behind the scenes.

I'm really, really looking forward to a fresh start. I have a lot of exciting projects on the horizon, awesome girlfriends by my side, a new boy in my life, and the most supportive family in the entire world... So bring it on, 2014. I'm ready for you!


I hope you've all enjoyed a little time off this past week! We've had so much good food, watched way too many movies, and more than once forgotten what day it is... Exactly the kind of break I needed. Here's a little video we made in case you missed it!

If you've got a few gift cards from the holidays (or you're buying yourself what you really wanted for Christmas...), I've rounded up a few wishlist items in the slideshow below. Some are new arrivals for spring (say hello to my new favorite skirt!) and others are on mega sale (just snagged these riding boots for almost 50% off). Shop to it and have a great weekend! xx


My brothers Grayson and Camden put together this video of our Christmas morning and I thought you might like to see! Let me know what you think and whether you'd like to see a little more video content around here... I really love how this turned out! :)

P.S. I'm wearing Sleepy Jones pajamas and a Club Monaco hat!


I'm so excited that Christmas is this week! The stress of holiday shipping (and shopping, if we're being honest) is finally behind me. Now I intend to soak up every last second of Christmas magic and family time... Bring. It. On.

We have a few traditions I always look forward to: delivering baked goods to the hospital where my mom works on Christmas Eve, passing around 'Twas The Night Before Christmas so each family member gets to read a page or two, and opening presents one by one from youngest cousin to oldest cousin so we all see every gift, reaction, etc. 

Do you have any favorite family traditions around the holidays? I'd love to hear!

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Every girl will relate to this. Ha!

I bought this skirt — does it not scream Design Darling?

I can't stop staring at my friend Gray Malin's photos from Antarctica.

I created a few new Pinterest boards that I'm embarrassingly excited about.

Now on sale: this super chic "going out" top. (Does anyone else say that?)

A pretty new planner to start 2014 off right.

This family is seriously awesome.

Traveling for the holidays? My favorite weekend bag is back in stock (and only $70).


Oooof, thank God it's Friday. I truly love what I do but this time of year is absolute mayhem for running an online store and it's been a little too long since I had a good night's sleep or a day that didn't involve some sort of last-minute crisis. Eddy and I have been packing and shipping practically around the clock (this was just one afternoon this week...) and I think we're both really ready for a break from work and some quality time with our families. Finally it feels like we're in the home stretch! Because my own outfits have been sweatshirts and yoga pants nothing to write home about this week, here's a little pop of hot pink to inspire your weekend style... I hope you have a great one! xx

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Rag & Bone jeans  //  J.Crew shoes (on sale!)

J.Crew (on sale!)  //  Alice & Olivia  //  J.Crew

3.1 Phillip Lim dress via Gilt Groupe (similar here)

I don't always have time to take outfit pictures during the week (particularly during this busy season!) but here are a few recent looks snapped on Instagram. Follow along right here!


You know all about my love for Sleepy Jones (remember this fun post?!) so I'm excited to share a sneak peek of their newest arrivals: the macaron undies! Inspired by lemon, pistachio, and strawberry macarons, they are seriously the brightest and comfiest things in my top drawer at the moment. And don't get me started on the packaging — just as cute and, ahem, cheeky as what's inside. If you're looking for a dreamy last-minute gift, check out all their new arrivals right here!


Carly and I had a fun opportunity to collaborate on our holiday wishlists with Tuckernuck and had so much fun shooting these pictures on the Upper East Side. I'm more than a little obsessed with this Annabel Ingall leather tote (coveting the silver version...) and clearly I couldn't get over Teddy's little Barbour jacket. Shop all of our gift picks right here

P.S. I wore these shoes which are now on sale!

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Can you believe there are less than ten days until Christmas? My apartment is feeling a lot like Santa's workshop right now with all hands on deck for holiday orders. We still have plenty of items in stock and ready to ship in time for Christmas, including our popular monogrammed desk accessories (which we can now monogram in gold!). 

If you're still shopping (I'm totally guilty...), all orders placed by this Wednesday, December 18, will arrive before Christmas Eve (unless specified otherwise in the product description). It's been a really amazing holiday season already and I can't wait to have all your orders in the mail so we can all sit back, relax, and enjoy the most wonderful time of the year!

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My cousin Maddie wearing the cutest hot pink coat at Thanksgiving!

1. After a friend's birthday dinner here, I'm dying to check out more Christmas lights here.

2. A holiday appetizer that's pretty and yummy. 

3. Ballet flats with scalloped edges? You know I'm loving these.

4. Barbour jackets on sale... Use code VERYMERRY20 for 20% off at checkout.

5. From the archives: a look at Olivia Palermo's style.

6. I'm getting excited to move into a new apartment early next year as the boutique has seriously outgrown this little studio. This is pretty much my dream desk set-up.

7. I'm kind of a freak about handwriting so these custom signature necklaces are right up my alley.

8. In case you missed it: the classic girl's ultimate Christmas list.

9. In New York next week? Check out this exhibit before it closes on December 21.

10. The best is yet to come.


1) Drybar gift certificates: Drybar is my saving grace in New York and I love giving gift cards for blowouts to my girlfriends! Wouldn't you be psyched to find one of these in your stocking?!

2) Design Darling leopard trinket tray: The perfect size for collecting earrings on your bedside table. Shop tons more gifts under $25 right here!

3) Sleepy Jones undies: Too cute for words.

4) Kenneth Jay Lane pearl studs: Every girl needs a pair of pearls and these are just $14!

5) Damsel in Dior x Gorjana knot ring: My friend Jacey designed this for Gorjana and I'm obsessed with its fun nautical flair.  

6) Tom Ford nail lacquer: A little luxury in Indian pink.

7) Chanel lip gloss: Because the packaging is as pretty as what's inside.

8) In A Jar chocolate chip cookie mix: Founded by a friend from high school, In A Jar makes baking easy and tasty.   

9) Mane Message hair ties: There's no such thing as too many hair ties.

10) J.Crew striped pencil set: Leave it to J.Crew to design the cutest pencils ever... Besides these, of course ;)  

P.S. In case you missed them:


Target glassware c/o  //  C. Wonder ginger jar (similar)

As you may remember from this post last year, I'm a big fan of holiday decor that's not your traditional red and green. A little garland and a single strand of Christmas lights make even hot pink feel totally festive! I wish I were planning a fabulous holiday fête this year but that will have to wait for a larger apartment... In the mean time, this happy little set-up is enough to tide me over until Christmas in Connecticut! How have you decorated chez vous? Do tell so I can live vicariously! ;)


I don't know about you but the moment it gets cold or wet outside, I pretty much go into survival mode. (How many layers can I possibly wear at one time?) We had our first real snowfall in New York this past weekend and I've totally been guilty of sacrificing style for staying dry and warm. I'd like to think it's totally possible to do both, à la these inspiring examples...

A few style notes: winter white coats, pom pom hats (I asked my parents for this one for Christmas), faux fur, my new favorite coat, leather gloves (great selection right here). My favorite is the navy coat with yellow details — the perfect bit of prep. Stay warm, my friends! xx

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