Lasting Valentine’s Day Bouquets

What can I say? I like my flowers in my closet. If you too would prefer to bypass vases, water changes, and flowers that’ll eventually wilt, this post is for you. These Valentine’s Day bouquets are fuss-free, fabulous, and long-lasting.

Cross body bag | Passport holder/travel wallet set | d’Orsay flats | Rose watch | iPhone case

Spring Styles at the Outlets

Spring styles are arriving at our favorite outlet stores. I received a couple email blasts from factory retailers today, and the featured new arrivals got me excited about spring. Many of the new arrivals are already on sale too.

I’m shopping for a new trench coat this year since I donated a couple of my older styles. I’m leaning towards a soft trench in a neutral hue. Here’s a trench that I’m definitely going to try on.

Top | Pants | Trench | Flats


Spring is Coming Early

Have you heard? Our little groundhog friend has predicted an early spring. So, I’m starting to get ready. Here’s a little classic spring style inspiration.

Tee | Jeans | Trench | Loafers | Umbrella

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Colorful Layers

There are 54 days until spring. I’m counting down. What I’m not doing, though, is waiting until spring to incorporate the season’s vivid colors into my wardrobe. It feels so right to wear cheery colors like mauve and fuchsia on gloomy winter days.

Cardigan Top—℅ Venus

Leggings—Tahari | similar

Scarf—J.Crew (old)
Hat—eBay | same seller

Boots—℅ Naturalizer

Earrings—Kendra Scott (new for Spring 2016)
Necklace—Kendra Scott

Rings—Kendra ScottKendra Scott

Watch—Movado | Skagen option

Lip—Mac “Heroine” lipstickMac “Heroine” lip pencil

My colorful look is anchored by a 2-in-1 cardigan top that combines a crisp white top with a mauve cardigan. It’s feels as comfortable as pajamas. For size reference, I’m wearing a size small.


To play up the colors in the look, I added a brightly patterned infinity scarf that blends fuchsia and blue and a striking fuchsia beanie.

Basic black leggings tucked into a pair of ankle boots complete the look. The boots are a taller pair of ankle boots from Naturalizer. I was concerned at first that ankle boots with a taller shaft height would shorten my legs, but that hasn’t been the case with this pair. See how they look with tights in Embracing Winter with Color.


Chic Wool Winter Coats

My wool coat is the jacket I wear most often during the winters in St. Louis. Since purchasing today’s featured wool coat, a Plenty by Tracy Reese coat that I found in Anthropologie over 3 years ago, my other wool coats rarely get worn.

This coat, anchored in navy blue, has bold blocks of color that take the coat from basic to fabulous. It has an overall standout design.

You know you made a smart buy when three years later, you’re just as excited to wear an item as the day you purchased it.

Shopping for a new coat? I’ve rounded up a few statement jackets that’ll keep you warm and stylish.


Fab Coats: