• Gimme All the Cozy Cocoons

    Olive + Oak open knit cardi – m.marie Vince Camuto leather “Colby” bag – Hautelook La Mer Collections leather wrap watch My friend, Meghan, recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of her boutique, m.marie. She had a big open house a few weeks ago, and I scooped up this Olive + Oak cocoon sweater. It called to me from

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  • Window Dressing

    We had some downtime at the shop yesterday, so we busied ourselves fall-ifying the place. {Speaking of fall: in the spirit of the new season, I’m burning a gifted Rafa Natural “harvest” soy candle as I pound out this post; it’s warm, spicy heaven in a jar.} When all the day’s deliveries were done, my

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  • Oh hey, it’s fall!

    Hi 23rd day of September! I’ve peeped you on my calendar at least a dozen times over the last several months in an effort to keep a mental note of the inaugural day of Autumn. And then you just kind of came and went, and I durn near missed you! Thank goodness for style blogs, or

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  • while I was out…

    Remember when I used to blog?  Life’s been crazy, but so good. I took a little break to soak it all in, away from my laptop. Since we last saw each other, I designed two weddings, a rehearsal dinner, an 18-table brunch, and a sweet 16 party (and those were just the big ones). A few

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  • pretty in plaid

    1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 I’m wholeheartedly jumping on the tartan trend this season. There’s something about a classic plaid that’s just, well, classic. I’m looking for button downs and a big cozy scarf to mix with my favorite jeans and leather jackets through

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  • cold therapy

    As C headed out the door this morning — and I struggled to make up the time I overslept — he uttered the sweet words I’ve waited weeks to hear… “Baby, dress warm!” Glory be, a real live fall day! I zipped up my favorite boots, wrapped a (lightweight) scarf around my neck, and left the

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  • sew psyched

    I’m really digging olive-hued nails for fall. Last night, I slapped on a couple coats of Essie’s Sew Psyched — a “soft cashmere sage pewter-grey” — while I watched The Big Bang Theory reruns in bed. I sealed it with a swipe of Good to Go quick-drying topcoat, and dozed off for a luxuriously interrupted 8 hours. I woke

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  • a few of my favorite things

      It’s been over a month since my epic closet purge. Since weeding out and paring down, I’m beginning to appreciate the value of everyday basics. My favorite pieces are getting more mileage than ever, and I’m cozying up to the idea of a practical daily uniform. My new style is alarmingly casual for a

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