Monthly Archives: February 2013

Sneak Peek: Python heels for Spring


I’m trying to get into the habit of planning my wardrobe ahead of time instead of shopping in season all the time. Not only does planning lend the opportunity to save with markdowns, but it also gives me some pieces to look forward to when the weather turns. I stopped buying winter clothes at the end of November and started stocking up for spring. This turned out to be a great idea when I was home for the holidays because there just so happen to be some great outlet stores near where my family lives, and there were some serious after-Christmas sales happening on spring/summer items. My favorite find was this pair of L.K. Bennett python heels that I seriously can’t wait to break out when it’s warm enough. I think they’ll look just as great paired with a flirty dress as they will with a pair of cuffed jeans! What are you looking forward to wearing this spring?


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3 Fall ’13 NYFW looks I want in my closet now

New York Fashion Week wrapped up at the end of last week. I’ve done the circus that is Fashion Week in the past, but this year I was happy to simply refresh from the comfort of my living room. The thing that always strikes me a bit funny about Fall Fashion Week is that it’s held in February (aka the worst month of the year) when New York is still frigid, therefore making me want to pluck everything right off the runway and wear it immediately. Here are my top three picks for looks I wish were in my closet today.


Joie — I think a lot of people (myself included) were really happy to see that Joie presented a collection during Fashion Week this year. I’ve purchased two pieces for spring from the brand over the past few months, and I was just as pleased with their Fall ’13 offerings! I’m seriously considering starting to save for this amazing quilted leather jacket now.


The Row — Say what you will about the Olsen twins, but they are seriously on to something with their line, The Row. Their fall collection is all about playing with textures and fabrics, like this smooth silky waistband paired with a textured jacquard skirt and a fuzzy sweater. I mostly want this look in my closet today because it’s freezing here, and I’d like to curl up in that sweater!


3.1 Phillip Lim Phillip Lim’s fall collection seemed like one for the cool girls. Each look that I saw seemed to exude that sort of street style attitude that everyone loves but that is so hard to get right! I fell particularly hard for this look because it reminds me of something I’d wear to the office, but somehow (again) 100 times cooler.

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Snow Day in NYC


This weekend brought us a ton of snow. I was actually pretty thrilled about it, since I really love seeing the city frosted in a fresh blanket of powder. I grew up in New England where a few feet of snow at a time is a pretty regular thing, so it’s always pretty funny for me to watch the reaction of New Yorkers when the city gets more than an inch.

The weather was the perfect excuse for me to lay low and enjoy the finer things in life, such as pizza delivery, excessive magazine reading, and cup upon steaming cup of hot tea.

We wandered a little on Saturday so that we could scope out the park and enjoy the snow before it got all dirty and melty (it didn’t take long!). The photo above is of Central Park, which I found to be looking particularly magical. Our only regret was that we were too late to buy a sled (literally, sold out everywhere) and join with our neighbors on the hill!

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Macaron class for all!


Super exciting announcement today! As you may know, I teach a monthly class on making French macarons in New York. Thanks to the awesome people over at Skillshare, I’m now able to teach classes that anyone can take, anywhere! That’s right, I’m taking French Macarons 101 online!

The class starts on February 25th, and will run over the course of a week and a half. You’ll learn everything you need to know to make your own French macarons at home through a combination of video instruction and class discussion boards — pretty sweet, right?

You can register now for just $15. I promise that I’ll talk about how to make the sinfully delicious cayenne chocolate macarons that you see above, as well as a ton of other flavors! Hope to see you there!

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