Grid Lock

The urban phenomenon of “gridlock,” where traffic comes to a standstill across a network of intersecting streets, is no fun. The fashion phenomenon of intersecting patterns is, on the other hand, a playful way to mix up your wardrobe in a fresh new way.

6 Skincare Splurges & 1 Steal

It’s almost (almost!) Spring, and that’s always a good time to rethink and refresh your skincare routine. When it comes to beauty, I am an ingredient and information junkie. I love researching new products and brands and am not afraid to turn myself into a human guinea pig. Sometimes the result is smooth, glowing skin that gets me a day full of compliments and other times it’s an expensive failure that ends up in the trash. You win some, you lose some. So in an effort to cut through the confusion and needless spending, here are a few of my newest and tried-and-true faves. And…this is NOT a sponsored post.

Birthday in Bogotá!

If you’ve been following me into 2019, you know I’m going kind of Marie Kondo on not just my closet but my life as well. So with another birthday on the horizon, I made sure to tell my husband Chris that I didn’t want any “thing.” I wanted experiences. So he went to work. And surprised me with 5 days/6nights in Bogotá, Colombia. Time to break out my high school/college Spanish — which is rusty at best…if I’m being generous!

Show Your Stripes

For the first time after three days of snow, it feels a bit like Spring out there. But there’s a reason they say March is the cruelest month. As sunny and warm-ish as today is, there’s surely some bitter cold ahead. All this changeability in the weather means your wardrobe has to work even harder to transition from winter to the warmer weeks ahead. Treating yourself to a new piece like this freshly striped sweater is just the ticket. In fact, this sweater inspired me to shop my closet and come up with an outfit I’d never considered before.

Get Pinked!

I don’t know if it’s coming off Valentine’s Day or hoping the Groundhog is right about an early Spring, but I’m thinking pink theses days. It’s a fun, pretty color that’s the perfect antidote to Winter’s head-to-toe black. But since we’re not out of the cold just yet…pink fleece pullover and a pink beanie are wear now options I’m wanting to add to my wardrobe.

Be My Valentine

Happy almost Valentine’s Day! When I think of hearts, I think of bright red. But that’s not really my color comfort zone. I prefer the warmth of deeper reds — burgundy, merlot, ruby. And every piece in this look spoke to me — on its own, and all together. So whatever happens tomorrow, you can still be your own Valentine with a little fashion treat!

Brown About Town


Neutrals are making a splash on Europe’s Spring Fashion runways, but they are perfect for right now, too. Aside from offering a subdued yet sophisticated palette cleanse to all the holiday sparkle and brights of December, I bet you already own quite a few pieces that fit the bill. And if your wardrobe is a little light on neutrals, there’s no better time than the January sales to shop for some outfit refreshment!

Checking Out

I’m writing this post from our cabin in the Adirondacks, where we are waiting to be plowed out from under 18 inches of snow. And thinking how handy it would be to have this cozy checked jacket up here. With temps hovering around zero, I could even cuddle up in it indoors! It’s seriously that cold!! But as you can see, this checked jacket looks equally at home in the big city. 

Sweater Goals

When we head up to our cabin in the Adirondacks, we’re headed to a more peaceful place, a more peaceful pace. Pretty much the opposite of our city lifestyle. Instead, like everyone who loves it up in the North Country, we’re focused on being outdoors and appreciating the outdoors. The crisp, fresh air, the breathtaking mountains, acres of forest, pristine lakes and streams, night skies filled with stars. No need to dress up, just dress for the weather!