New York at Christmas


The Forever classic at Rockefeller Center


Lotte New York Palace


The light show at Saks Fifth Avenue


Radio City Music Hall at 50th and 6th


Outfit details: Checked Blazer | Leather mini skirt | Lace up boots: Zara; similar here  | sunnies | bag: Chanel

Hands down, there is no better place to be at Christmastime than New York. It’s like being in a living snow globe— holiday music wafting from every corner; more beautifully decorated trees than you can count, and store windows that will literally blow your mind (and wallet!).

Below, a few of my fave Christmas “date” ideas (Romantic, friends, or family!), by neighborhood!

1) Uptown:  Last night, we took Nolan to see two of our fave trees; one being the classic Rockefeller Center one, complete with the Saks holiday light display (which brings us to tears literally every year!); the other being the Lotte New York Palace courtyard tree.  The former is an obvious must see— make sure you go on a weekday morning or afternoon… we went around 3:30 and the crowds were really not that bad! The latter, the Lotte NY Palace tree, is a lesser known spot— it was literally just us and a few cute couples taking pics. It’s in a private courtyard right off of Madison Ave… you can walk right in and see the tree up close and get awesome pics with little to no disturbance (hmmm as I’m writing this I’m thinking this may be our spot for next years xmas card pic!)…

Another photogenic and fun spot to visit is the corner of 50th and 6th ave, right outside Radio City Music Hall.  Even if you’re skipping the Christmas show, the giant red ornaments are right on the corner, with fountains and a nice area to sit around with a cup of cocoa and a snack (Nolan loved throwing pennies into the fountain, making “weesh” <3).

2) Midtown: the Winter Shops at Bryant Park, complete with skating rink, and plenty of food vendors, is a NYC must around the holidays. We went a few weeks ago on a Saturday, and even though it was really crowded, it totally put us in the holiday spirit!

3) Meatpacking: Another fave spot to visit around the holidays is Gansevoort Market down in the Meatpacking district. Grab a quick bite amid adorable holiday decor, or head to Bubby’s Highline or the Standard Grill,  then grab drinks at the Biergarten and go skating at the ice rink at the Standard Hotel!  

4) Madison Square Park: take in the tree & decor and hit up Shake Shack all at the same time! The iconic Flatiron building is right across the street as well— perf for a holiday pic!

If you live in the area or plan on visiting, try and plan a festive date— and let the holiday spirit fill you with cheer!

Xo, ❤


My Six Picks: Aviator Jackets


Jacket & boots: Zara | jeans : DL1961 | bag: Saint Laurent

If there’s an “it” jacket this season, it’s the oversized “aviator” jacket— and I love these for so many reasons.  Often in (faux) suede or (faux) leather, with a shearling or fur collar and cuffs, they’re at the same time functional and chic— tomboyish in an “Amelia Earhart- rogue” kind of way, modern yet classic and timeless. If you like a motorcycle jacket, THIS is your winter version— they can be worn basically with ANYTHING, just as you would a moto jacket— to dress down or edge up a dress or skirt, with jeans or leather leggings, or like I did this morning, to “pull together” a really casual Sunday- deli- run look, over leggings and a sweatshirt with sneaks— I immediately felt less lazy! Below, shop my “six picks” at a variety of price points!


1) $95– Faux suede and shearling coat: the perfect oversized fit, in a go-with everything color


2) $79– Faux leather gold statement jacket: not for the shy, this is such a great outfit making piece— wouldn’t be surprised if this makes the NYFW cut for February!


3) $70– Faux suede and shearling jacket in grey… if you’re looking for a neutral color but don’t want another black jacket, this one is SOOO good for the price point!


4) $170– Faux shearling and leather aviator jacket… this is the classic… just the right amount of a boyish fit, super soft faux shearling with edgy details!


5) $58– Faux Leather black on black aviator jacket.. this one looks way more expensive than it is— the details are so good and the black on black is super chic!


6) $158– Vintage check camel aviator jacket… as I’m typing this, I’m realizing I need this one too! It has great 70s vibes and is statement making without being too loud… the pattern is everything.

so guys, get shopping! As the cold weather rolls in, these jackets are just perfect in so many ways! Have a great week…



Outfit Inspo : H&M Sweaters Three Ways

I definitely have an on again- off again relationship with H&M— in the past, some of their pieces just haven’t fit me right and feel a little too “fast fashion” (not so good quality)— but I have to say, this fall/winter, they have been KILLING IT in the sweater department! At price points under $50, there are SO MANY good choices this season, and the quality is impeccable! See how I styled three of my current faves below:


Black sweater with tulle sleeves | black skinny jeans | Edgy square toe heels 

Look 1: I love an “un-basic” black piece— sometimes wearing black, while being flattering and feeling safe, can fall a little flat style wise… enter the black statement piece! A top like this sweater, with chiffon blousy sleeves, totally makes the outfit more interesting… I paired it with my fave black Madewell jeans and these new square toe, edgy black strap heels from Zara, and my red Chanel to add an unexpected element. Look for black pieces with a extra special detail, structure or embellishment.


Camouflage embossed sweater | grey skinny jeans | white booties | white sunnies and bag: Saint Laurent

Look 2: Always a sucker for a camo print, when I saw this sweater I knew I had to have it! It’s the perfect mix of tomboyish and girly, kind of a subtle take on camo.  I went for grey jeans with this look to pull from the base color of the sweater, and paired it with my fave white booties and sunnies to make the white in the sweater pop even more.


Red sweaterRed fine knit sweater in two other colors here | rust overall dress | furry Pom Pom sneakers

Look 3: Red is definitely the color of the season, and this sweater offers endless styling possibilities! I’ve already worn it with a denim skirt, with jeans, with a leather mini, and most recently, layered under this rust overall dress for a take on a color blocked mono chromatic-ish look.  I love layering unexpected pieces under overalls, and the balloonish sleeves on this super soft sweater make it a great piece to put under an overall dress (any top with cool sleeves is perf to layer under a strapping dress or overalls in my opinion). Some of you guys might be nervous to pair two similar colors like this together, but I feel like it really works well when two shades of a similar color are blocked together— as long as it looks purposeful and not accidental!

Ok guys, that’s it for now— I DEF recommend swinging by H&M this season to check out their sweater selection … and hopefully use these outfits as inspiration for how to style them!

xo, ❤