My Love For Polka Dots

Okay, I think I might have a problem. I cannot control purchasing items in a polka dot print. This obsession is starting to take over my wardrobe.

Seriously though, I think 1/4 of my clothing that has a printed pattern on them is polka dots! Not that that's a bad thing...right? Polka dots are classic, they go with everything, and they always look chic. So I say, bring them on!

Do you happen to have a favorite print that you find yourself wearing all the time?

After a very stressful week (with so much going on with my health I am still wrapping my head around it...more on that later), I'm looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend. Planning on watching the last weekend of the World Cup, spending some time outside, and maybe hitting up the farmers market. I might even post some more videos on my IGTV. Did you guys see my first super simple braiding tutorial? Let me know what you think of these!

What are you all up to this weekend?

Walk on the Wild Side

With fall just around the corner I'm starting to slip some key fall pieces into my wardrobe...like booties. It's such an easy way to start transitioning your wardrobe. I picked up three pairs of booties this past week...and I'm wearing them constantly. Also, they all have huge chunky heels which I love because they are easy to walk around the city in, and they make me crazy tall.

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Who says simple has to be boring? When I saw this relatively simple black dress I knew I had to add it to my wardrobe. It's very simple and comfortable, but the cut out feature along the neckline and the draping elevates it to the next level.

I also paired it with my new chunky booties and fishnet ankle socks for that added edge factor. I've been wanting to try this fishnet sock trend for some time now. Here I incorporated them into this look as my accessory. No bold jewelry or flashy handbag needed.

How do you add some fun and personality to what could be a very basic outfit?

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Puffy Parka

I hope you all in the northeast are staying warm and surviving this insane blizzard we are having. I seriously didn't know if we'd get the amounts they were calling for. But when they got on the news and started increasing the total amounts for the area I realized this storm meant business. The NYC area was calling for 20-30 inches and tons of blowing and drifting snow. I'm not really sure how much is currently out there...but it is a lot. And the snow drifts are nothing to laugh about. I saw people on my block in waist deep snow. All I can say is that the city better get this mess cleaned up by the time we go to work on Monday morning...or I don't know how I'll get there. Ugh!!!

I'm in the need of a new winter coat, and the blizzard outside my window has me doing some serious online browsing. Here are some of my current favorite puffy parkas.

Faux Fur Trim Belted Down & Feather Fill Parka by MICHAEL Michael Kors available at Nordstrom- currently on sale for $159.90

Outer Warmth Down Jacket available at Athleta- currently on sale for $178.99

Faux Fur Trim Chevron Quilted Down Coat by Kenneth Cole available at Macy's- currently on sale for $94.99

Nordic Parka available at J.Crew- $450 + 30% off when you use the code GETSHOPPING

Faux Fur Hooded Parka by Eliza J available at Lord & Taylor- currently on sale for $133

How are you spending your snowy blizzard weekend? How much snow did you get?

*UPDATE- I just bought the Eliza J parka (above). Almost $240 off the original price...how could I not?