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Weekender, Get out of town, Winter, Style, Vacation Mode, This week’s ‘weekender’ is short, sweet and to the point. Cheers to the weekends folks, get outta town, curl up in bed, do a netflix FRIENDS marathon, just have an amazing one! xx A

Randomness that you should read:

Currently Coveting: 

NYC’ers:

  • I want a staycation at the Urban Cowboy B&B, who’s in?
  • One of my favorite shops in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Fox, is having an impressive end of season sale
  • Dying to have brunch here.
  • Signed up for a class at the Flower School NY! Here’s to keeping some of those new year’s resolutions!
  • Rent the Runway is having a massive clearing house sale over at 260 Fifth Ave.
  • Yumi Kim, one of my go-tos for boho dresses and florals is hosting an insane sample sale at Chelsea Market.
  • Beer, Bourbon and BBQ. Three key food groups are coming together Saturday for a delightful festival.

About Last Night

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Let’s be honest here, January in New York is anything but delightful, it’s downright brutal and unforgiving. Coming off the heels of an absolutely wonderful vacation in Thailand, I simply refuse to let January win. Blame it on my southern roots but I’m stubborn and refuse to let go of my ripped jeans and my tan so soon, I’m not ready to part with either just yet. {Go here for tips to maintain that vacation glow!} So on a night out this past weekend for dinner at Tiny’s and drinks at Smith & Mills, two of my go-tos, this Prabal Gurung number was the perfect winter piece to take my standard NY uniform of ripped jeans, black heels and a black shirt to the next level and just enough to create a bit of a statement. A fur jacket is a necessity in my book as I own five and they typically keep me warm enough but to be honest mother nature was going to win regardless in the 21 degree weather so I layered my oversized plaid menswear coat on top to keep me warm.  A nice little monochromatic look for a wonderful night out …

Get the look:

Prabal Gurung fur coat, similar here and here // Distressed jeans old, similar here and here // Black top // Dior heels old, similar here // Celine bag // Black eyeliner {the best!}  // Red lips

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444e7abca3e994a9937274ee5c9517e6Let’s be honest, with this being my first full week back to work, back to blogging and back to reality it has been long to say the least. I’ve been day dreaming of my days in Thailand, where I was just a mere 10 days ago, but luckily the weekend is here and it it is the type of January weekend I live for. Aside from tackling my inboxes, this weekend is all about getting caught up on life, from apartment organizing to hitting the gym (I’m taking my first ModelFit boxing class on Sunday!) to catching up with friends, it is going to be an absolutely perfect weekend, I can just feel it. Here’s to hoping yours is as wonderful!

Good reads, things to know and random musings …

NYC Crew

Currently Coveting

And in case you missed it … Travel + Leisure shared my morning sunrise pic from Koh Samui, check it out and of course follow their feed, instant wanderlust is sure to ensue. xo

Tuxed

Tuxedo Pants, Celine, Elizabeth & james, Dallas, The Joule Hotel,

While home for the holidays I maximized every second I had to ensure that I caught up with fellow bloggers, saw girlfriends from HS and a squeezed in a few very important meetings along the way. My schedule may have been jam-packed but it allowed me the opportunity to check out some of Dallas’ best spots, including CBD Provisions at one of my favorite hotels, The Joule in Downtown Dallas. Having brunch at CBD is anything but a casual affair, which gave me the opportunity to debut my navy tuxedo pants and {luckily with the unseasonably warm December weather} this Elizabeth and James crop top. It’s the perfect ensemble to take me from a business brunch to an afternoon meeting to cocktails with the gals, don’t you think?

Get the look:

Navy and black tuxedo pants {similar here and here; love this tuxedo jumpsuit too!} // Elizabeth and James crop top// Jimmy Choo heels {old, similar here and here} // Celine Bag // Miu Miu Sunnies {old, similar here and here}

Hair, Makeup and Photography courtesy of Stephanie Nelson Makeup

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2015, the year of the leap

 

What if I FallBecause why the hell not  …

It’s astonishing how quickly 365 days can go by, that cliche saying ‘the days are long but the years are short” never ceases to amaze me at how true it really is. 365 days all in the rearview mirror and a new chapter just starting. On the morning of January 1st, 2014, I was on a plane back from Dallas with no idea where I would be in six months let alone an entire year from then. 2014 taught me a lot about myself and brought a lot of things into my life but most importantly it was who was there for me, who came and who stayed that mattered most and for those friendships I am forever a better person. 2014 was the year of me, I took the time to spend time on me as selfish as that may sound but I did and I don’t regret one moment of this year. I’m not one to dive too far into my personal life here but this past year was a roller coaster to say the least and I am so grateful for the ride it took me on.

Now I have started 2015, this fresh chapter, exploring a gorgeous country {hello Thailand!} with dear friends, conquering fears and checking things off my growing bucket list. I can’t think of a better way to welcome a new year, the year that I’m already looking at as my year “of the leap.” While in Thailand, my dear friend kept reminding me that everything we did that was remotely questionable to me was a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity/chance/meal’, you name it and she managed to convince me to try it, sans fried cockroach. It was liberating, empowering and gave me one hell of an adrenaline rush I won’t lie but I left each thing without regret, I was so glad I gave them a shot and that’s what 2015 is going to be about. Taking the leap, living with no regrets and taking chances. I am so excited to see what this next year has in store for me, for this blog and of course for all of you.

Here’s to the little leaps of faith that are to come and to the happiness that those will bring this year!

Cheers to 2015,

A

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