Cropped moto jacket with oversized grey scarf

Cropped moto jacket with oversized grey scarf

{ jacket | jeans | boots | bag | top | scarf }

Is everyone getting back into the swing of things after the long-weekend festivities? We didn’t have a long weekend in Canada because our Thanksgiving was in October, but I saw alllll about it on social media and man was I jealous! The turkey, the shopping, the extra time with friends and family… Next year I might just have to celebrate Thanksgiving twice I’m thinking…

We still managed to have a wonderfully festive weekend, even if it was only two days long. Zach had his company Christmas party on Friday so we dropped Emmylou off at her Aunts and had a night (and morning) to ourselves which was much appreciated! And then of course when we went to pick her up I was so worried that she had been up since 6 causing havoc (as per usual), but no, she slept in until 8:30!!! Are you kidding? What am I doing wrong? Haha. Saturday night we had dinner with friends and Sunday we picked up some coffee and went for a long walk with the dogs (and listened to Christmas music of course, much to Zach’s dismay). I’m so happy that this week is finally the beginning of December so that I can go full out Christmas mode… hehe. This weekend I plan to get a start on my Christmas baking (expect a few blog posts on edible gift ideas if all goes according to plan) and I have ANOTHER Christmas party to attend on Friday with a group of my previous co-workers, which is always such a fun time.

Looking ahead to the weather this week, it’s about to get CHILLY (and snowy!), so I’m happy I’ve been getting some use out of this cropped moto jacket that I recently picked up. My original intent was to have it for our trip to Victoria over Christmas because it’s always warmer there, but I’ve been wearing it so much already because we’ve been having such uncharacteristically warm weather for this time of year. It’s perfect with sweaters, skinny jeans, and boots, and I can picture wearing it with dresses in the spring as well.

I’m loving this grey scarf (another great scarf find from H&M), and of course I’m wearing my favorite jeans and otk boots. I find that I often stick to the same staples with it comes to pants and shoes, but I’m always switching up my tops and jackets for some reason. You can’t really see my shirt but it’s also a new item from Nordstrom that I am loving – a super versatile navy turtleneck – that is perfect for layering and a great price. My bag is sold out in grey, but available in burgundy.

Hope you all have a great week, and if it’s back to work for you today just drink an extra coffee! You’ll be fine!

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Cropped moto jacket with oversized grey scarf

Cropped moto jacket with oversized grey scarf

Cropped moto jacket with oversized grey scarf

Cropped moto jacket with oversized grey scarf

Cropped moto jacket with oversized grey scarf

 

Items, ideas & inspiration: No. 15

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TV SHOW: Gilmore Girls. Obviously. I didn’t watch the original series in its entirety (just a few episodes here and there) but this Netflix re-boot has been so hyped that I couldn’t help but get excited! I’ve just watched the first episode so far, but I really enjoyed it. And it’s nice to have something to watch when Zach is busy with homework (he obviously isn’t watching it with me… lol). I love that now Rory is 32, the age Lorelai was when the show started – and of course the witty banter and endless pop culture references! I’m hoping to watch one more episode this weekend (actually I’m hoping to spend all day Sunday on the couch eating pancakes and drinking coffee while binge watching the whole season… in another life perhaps).

RECIPE: Cinnamon, orange, and hazelnut morning buns from Hint of Vanilla. There is nothing I love more than a lazy weekend morning spent sipping coffee while Emmylou watches cartoons. And these AH-mazing looking morning buns would be the perfect addition to this cherished weekend ritual. The flavors of orange and hazelnut are perfect for this time of year (as are baked good – let’s be honest). And Emmylou is obsessed with using the rolling pin lately so the fact that you have to roll these out and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar (another toddler friendly task) is a bonus as well!

*Cinnamon, orange, and hazelnut morning buns via Hint of Vanilla*
*Cinnamon, orange, and hazelnut morning buns via Hint of Vanilla*

READS: This year, sweet cocktails are taking a backseat to complex, herbaceous concoctions

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How to have a fancy dinner party for 10 people with only $50

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All the things you don’t need for a perfect Holiday
Something to keep in mind as Christmas draws closer!

20 ways to live like a Parisienne
Linen tablecloths, truffle pasta and cashmere sweaters…

A 60-second gratitude practice that can change everything

Hailey Baldwin just dyed her hair the prettiest rose gold color

The 10 Best Fashion Moments on Gilmore Girls, and How to Re-Create Them

*Savoury cocktails via Chatelaine*
*Savoury cocktails via Chatelaine*

SHOPPING: It’s Thanksgiving weekend in the US which means, of course, that EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE is on sale… or so it seems! Which works for me because we have a couple of trips planned in December – a weekend mountain escape earlier in the month, and a long drive all the way to the coast to spend Christmas with Zach’s sister in Victoria later in the month – so I’m looking for a few festive pieces to take! I’m looking for a comfy pair of booties to wear for the drives and walking around on the trips.

I like this grey suede pair with a shorter heel, these grey suede ones with a taller heel and cute cutout details, and this grey suede pair of Toms which are a great price right now (and I always find Toms so comfy!). I also wanted to pack a lighter jacket that I could wear with huge scarfs and furry mittens because it will be a bit warmer in Victoria so I ordered this faux leather cropped moto in the slate colour and I am LOVING it. I’ve been wearing it with this navy turtleneck (great quality and price and comes in six colours) and this super cozy grey scarf from H&M. Since I’m apparently obsessed with turtlenecks now, I’ve also been eying this green one and this burgundy one (all about the festive colours). I’d like a new pair of tights as well and am loving these faux suede ones from Aritzia and these velvet ones are so gorgeous!

 

Butternut squash buddha bowl with lemon cashew dressing

Butternut squash buddha bowl with lemon cashew dressing

So I’m having this obsession with butternut squash lately. Which is kind of ridiculous because it is ten times harder to work with than sweet potato and I am VERY BUSY at the moment, so the obvious choice would be to go with the easier option. But I can’t stay away! It’s not so bad when you just cut it in half and scoop out the seeds and bake it, but if you’re peeling it and cutting it into chunks it’s a bit of a process. Does anyone have an easier solution for peeling these things? I’ve tried a paring knife and a vegetable peeler both with equally annoying results.

So I suppose what I’m saying is feel free to sub sweet potato for this recipe if you ain’t got the time or the patience to peel and chop the butternut squash. Or if you just like sweet potato more! But because I’m such a cheerleader for squash – here’s an easier, but totally delicious way to eat it. Cut a butternut squash in half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds, roast at 400 degrees F until tender (about 50-60 minutes), sprinkle halves with salt, pepper and Gruyère cheese, put back in over until cheese melts, top with a bit of salsa and eat it right out of the skin with a spoon. SO GOOD!

Now, on to this recipe. I love the concept of Buddha bowls, especially in the colder months. You start with a grain and some squash, sweet potato, or regular potato, add some greens and a nut based sauce and you have a hearty, satisfying, nourishing meal that also keeps fabulously for lunches the next day! For this version, I included all of my favorite things at the moment. Roasted butternut squash, of course, barley (which I’ve been reading is an amazing beauty food because it’s packed with vitamins and nutrients), roasted broccoli and kale (which are both in season), pumpkin seeds, and a delicious lemon cashew sauce to top it off. It’s also a crowd pleaser. My husband (who isn’t the biggest fan of squash) and my toddler both loved it.

Hope you enjoy, and please let me know if there is an easier way to peel squash that I’m not aware of….

Butternut squash buddha bowl with lemon cashew dressing

Butternut squash buddha bowl with lemon cashew dressing

Butternut squash buddha bowl with lemon cashew dressing

Butternut squash buddha bowl with lemon cashew dressing

Butternut squash buddha bowl with lemon cashew dressing

A hearty, nourishing dish with roasted butternut squash, barley, broccoli and a lemon cashew dressing.
Butternut squash buddha bowl with lemon cashew dressing
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

Lemon cashew dressing
Bowl ingredients

Instructions

  1. Cook barley as per directions on package.
  2. Pre-heat over to 400 degrees F Peel medium sized butternut squash, cut in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Chop into small pieces, place on baking sheet, sprinkle with salt and pepper and roast in oven for 30 minutes.
  3. While squash is roasting, chop one large head of broccoli into pieces. Once timer goes off for squash, add broccoli pieces to roasting pan, and put back in the over for approximately 20 minutes – until squash and broccoli are tender and starting to brown. Finally, tear kale into small pieces and add to roasting pan for about 3 minutes, until it starts to wilt.
  4. Combine all dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth. Add all ingredients to a large bowl, and combine until dressing is spread evenly throughout. Top with pumpkin seeds and serve.

Knit turtleneck sweater and getting holiday ready

Oversized knit Free People turtleneck sweater in burgundy

{ sweater | jeans | boots | bag | earrings }

We’re almost a month away from Christmas! Can you believe it? I am so excited for the next several weeks. We have holiday parties, trips to see friends, and several festive outings planned which has definitely got me in the holiday spirit! This past weekend we took Emmylou to Zach’s kids Christmas party which was really fun. They had an amazing brunch spread, gifts for all the kids, a cookie decorating station (with sprinkles – which might have been the highlight of her life so far), and of course, Santa. But the Santa thing didn’t go so well. She’s pretty shy and was totally distraught at the idea of sitting with this random dude in weird clothes…. haha. So we just stood beside him and he tried to talk to her with mixed results. Maybe if I just keep bringing her to visit mall Santas every weekend, by Christmas she’ll actually sit on their lap and we can at least get one good photo. It’s not going to come easy though…

We’re also finally experiencing some colder weather so I’m all about cozy sweaters and scarves. I’ve had my eye on this one for a couple of months, you may remember that I had included the baby blue version in in a couple of my Items, Ideas and Inspiration posts, but when I finally decided to order it I went with the berry colour because I own so much blue and I liked this colour for the holidays. I’m super in love with it – it’s uber cozy and soft – and now I’m thinking of ordering it in cream to take on a couple of our upcoming trips to the mountains and BC. There’s nothing better than finding the perfect oversized cream sweater to get you through the colder months!

We’ve also decided against getting a Christmas tree again this year after much deliberation. We haven’t had one since we moved into this house 3 years ago, but we’re going to Victoria for Christmas so there’s not really much of a point. And also we’re lazy… Haha. Part of me is sad because I have such fond memories of sitting in my living room when I was a kid with the tree all lit up and the presents beneath – but we’re spending Christmas Eve through boxing day with Zach’s sis in Victoria and she assures us she will have a tree at least.

As for the rest of this outfit, you’re probably tired of seeing these boots but I honestly can’t stop wearing them. They are so comfy and match everything I own. I have, however, been keeping my eye out for a tighter pair of grey or black over-the-knee boots. I’m thinking if I can find a good deal this weekend on black Friday I might pick up a pair to switch things up a bit. This bag is also super versatile and a great price point (it also come in a gorgeous faded burgundy). These jeans are currently my favourite pair I own. I love the wash and the fit. And I’m wearing these burgundy earrings from H&M.

Oversized knit Free People turtleneck sweater in burgundy

Oversized knit Free People turtleneck sweater in burgundy

Oversized knit Free People turtleneck sweater in burgundy

Oversized knit Free People turtleneck sweater in burgundy

Oversized knit Free People turtleneck sweater in burgundy

Oversized knit Free People turtleneck sweater in burgundy

Oversized knit Free People turtleneck sweater in burgundy

Oversized knit Free People turtleneck sweater in burgundy

Oversized knit Free People turtleneck sweater in burgundy

Healthy hot chocolate – refined sugar and dairy free

I'm pretty excited about this recipe. It's so good, so satisfying, and so nourishing.

I’m pretty excited about this recipe. It’s rich, creamy and chocolaty, but also nourishing. I’m all about the warm drinks in the colder months – I’m constantly drinking coffee and tea, but naturally I turn to hot chocolate when I want something sweet. I knew this year that because Emmylou wants to eat and drink EVERYTHING I have, I wanted to try and make a healthier version that didn’t sacrifice on flavour or texture. I’ve been making my own cashew milk lately – it’s SO easy, and so much better than store bought nut milk (here is a how-to) so I knew I had the base down already and that I would just have to work out how to naturally sweeten it. A little maple syrup was a given (seriously, what ISN’T maple syrup good in?), but I also thought dates might be a nice addition. I also added a small scoop of cashew butter for further creaminess.

Full disclosure – I did add chocolate shavings and gold sprinkles on top because it looks pretty, so my version does actually have a bit of refined sugar, but you can totally leave it out if you want it to be completely sugar free.

On another note, these pics have me very excited for the holidays! We have almost all of our decorations up, and Zach’s work is having their kids Christmas party this weekend, which Emmylou is really excited about. The following weekend is the adult party, which I am of course very excited to get dressed up for! There are a few more parties and get togethers after that, so it’s shaping up to be a busy few weeks, which this time of year always is! It’s go go go, but so much fun that I don’t mind the busyness. I haven’t even thought about Christmas gifts yet… oh man… We were thinking we might get Emmylou a board game to play as a family. She plays a few different board games at her daycare and she talks about them all the time so I think she’d be really excited to have one to play at home.

Hope you all are enjoying preparing for the season and are further along in your gift planning then I am!

Healthy hot chocolate - dairy and refined sugar free

I'm pretty excited about this recipe. It's so good, so satisfying, and so nourishing.
I'm pretty excited about this recipe. It's so good, so satisfying, and so nourishing.

I'm pretty excited about this recipe. It's so good, so satisfying, and so nourishing.

Healthy hot chocolate - refined sugar and dairy free

A rich, chocolaty healthy hot chocolate that is refined sugar and dairy free.
I'm pretty excited about this recipe. It's so good, so satisfying, and so nourishing.
Servings 2
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

Hot chocolate
Coconut whipped cream

Instructions

Hot chocolate
  1. Place all ingredients in high speed blender (remove pits from dates and discard). Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour mixture into pot and heat over medium heat until warm.
Coconut whipped cream
  1. Chill mixing bowl in freezer for 30 minutes. Open chilled can of coconut milk and scoop out cream from top. Set remaining liquid aside for smoothies or just to drink. Using electric beaters, whip coconut cream and vanilla in chilled bowl until stiff peaks form.
  2. Pour hot chocolate into mugs, top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Peplum top with tulle detailing

Peplum top with tulle detailing

{ shirt | jeans | shoes | bag | necklace (similar option) }

Is it really November?!? It’s so warm, dare I say balmy, out for this time of year. To put things in context, the first time my mom visited me after I moved to Calgary it was the beginning of November, it was seriously minus 25, and I didn’t have a car so we had to walk or take the train everywhere and she was like HOW DO YOU LIVE HERE?! November is ALWAYS freezing in Calgary. But hey… I’m definitely not complaining! Although I did feel a bit strange putting up the beginning of our Christmas decorations and drinking hot chocolate this weekend while it was so warm and sunny outside. Zach says it’s further indication that it is too soon for Christmas decorations… but he’s kind of a scrooge this time of year so I don’t listen to him. Haha. Emmylou is SO excited so at least I have someone on my side. We must have watched Frosty the Snowman at least three times this weekend and listened to Christmas music as well. I’m writing this on Sunday night after putting her to bed and we read a Christmas book she got last year. I thought it would be too long to read the whole thing because I remember trying to read it to her last year and she wasn’t really interested, but we read it all and she was so engrossed the whole time. Which makes me a little sad because time seriously does fly when you have small children! It made me realize that I really want to slow down and enjoy this season with her as much as I can.

Now, to these amazing photos: I had been thinking that I wanted to up my photo game recently because as much fun as Zach and I have taking photos on the weekend we are probably the definition of amateur. I wanted to start with some new profile photos for my social accounts and W&B About page, but I loved these so much I decided I had to do a whole post with them! I worked with Paige from Paige Woodbury Photography for these and oh my gosh it was such a great experience. We both had so much fun and loved the final product so much that we’ll definitely be working together more in the future.

My shirt is fro J.Crew and I’m seriously so in love with it. It has the cutest pink tulle detailing on the hem and it a great option for work or even a weekend brunch date! I also am loving these jeans – I’ve been living in them for the past few weeks and I don’t see that changing! They’re really stretchy and comfy but keep their shape really well. My necklace is sold out, but I was very close to ordering this one or this one – also really cute. Here is my bag in burgundy (grey is sold out but I also love this one and have had my eye on this braided one for a while…). And I’m STILL wearing sandals. Which is kind of amazing.

Peplum top with tulle detailing

Peplum top with tulle detailing

Peplum top with tulle detailing

Peplum top with tulle detailing

Peplum top with tulle detailing

Peplum top with tulle detailing

Peplum top with tulle detailing

Peplum top with tulle detailing

Roasted beet salad with almond crusted goat cheese

Roasted beet and almond crusted goat cheese salad

This dish is proof that salad can be a comfort food. It has so many of my favourite things that I could honestly eat it every day and never get tired of it. Roasted beets, peppery arugula, warm gooey goat cheese with toasted almonds, and a dijon honey vinaigrette to top things off. It’s also a crowd pleaser (everyone in my family loves it) and is simple to make and hard to mess up – which is important if your cooking skills are anything like mine!

I am a big salad fan. I often make big salads for dinner and load them with fresh veggies but also nuts, cheese and avocado so that they are still filling and satisfying. Eating salad for dinner also helps me justify my late night dark chocolate habit (and late morning dark chocolate habit… and after lunch dark chocolate habit…).  But for chilly fall days, a warm salad is a must. As a busy mom, I love having simple, healthy options that I know I can make quickly and that I really enjoy eating. Anything that simplifies my day is a good thing! This salad is perfect as a side as well if you need a more substantial meal. I suggest serving it with roast chicken, fish or maybe homemade pizza (I just got a pizza stone so I’m a bit pizza obsessed right now).

And for those of you living with toddlers or young children, just a heads up that they will love rolling the goat cheese slices in the flour then dipping in the egg (well mine did anyway). I had to take over and roll it in the almonds because you have to work a little to get them to stick, but all in all it’s a pretty toddler friendly process.

One note – Go light on the dressing. If you put to much on it will drown out the other flavours. I’ve had warm goat cheese and beet salads that don’t add dressing, but I really like condiments and sauces so I had to have some for my version – but you definitely don’t want to overdo it!

Roasted beet and almond crusted goat cheese salad

Roasted beet and almond crusted goat cheese salad

Roasted beet and almond crusted goat cheese salad

Roasted beet and almond crusted goat cheese salad

Roasted beet salad with almond crusted goat cheese

Roasted beet salad with almond crusted goat cheese

A warm beet salad bursting with flavour and gooey cheesy goodness.
Roasted beet and almond crusted goat cheese salad
Course Main Dish
Servings 2-4 people
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Wrap each beet in foil and roast until soft all the way through - approximately 60 minutes.
  2. Turn oven down to 350°F. Cut each goat cheese into disks ( approx. 1/2-inch thick). Lightly coat each disk in flour, then egg, then sliced almonds and place each disk onto baking dish. Bake goat cheese until lightly browned, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add oil, honey, dijon, vinegar, and pepper to bowl and whisk together. Peel and slice beets, plate arugula and top with sliced beets and drizzle sauce over top. Once cheese is finished baking, add to salad and serve immediately.

Knit tunic and over-the-knee boots

Cozy knit tunic and over-the-knee boots

{ sweater | leggings | boots | bag | watch | bracelet }

Let’s go to Nose Hill I said… We can get some pics then walk around and drink coffee I said… Note for future: If it’s even the slightest bit windy when you leave your house, avoid Nose Hill at all costs because the wind will be practically hurricane strength up there and your hair will blow all over the place and you will take 200 photos but the aforementioned hair situation will ruin just about all of them… Anyway… how was your weekend everyone? Happy it’s over? Me neither… I think we should do away with Monday and just have two Sundays instead. One for doing all the cleaning and prep for the week ahead, and one solely for relaxing and eating French toast. BUT Friday is a holiday so at least it’s a short week! And I have almost zero plans for the long weekend, besides having some friends over for a casual dinner on Saturday, so I’m hoping to fit in lots of relaxing and French toast eating.

I actually did have a lovely weekend, although it was a bit hectic at the same time. On Saturday I met with a local photographer to do some new profile photos for the blog and it was so so much fun. A stranger even gave me their baby to hold for a few pics. It was total random, but awesome, and only deepened the baby fever I am currently experiencing. And Emmylou has specifically told me she wants a sister ASAP so we had really better get on it… haha. I am also very excited to see and share the photos. It was such a fun experience. On Sunday we took these photos, drank too much coffee, did too many errands, had a quick visit with the in-laws, made this AMAZING Kale and Sweet Potato Curry, and caught up on some work. Tomorrow evening Zach and I will be watching the election results over homemade pizza and perhaps a beer, and at some point this week I plan on posting a recipe for a warm goat cheese and beet salad that has been a go-to this fall because… warm goat cheese…

Now, for this outfit. I’m obsessed with this cable knit tunic from J.Crew. It’s super cozy and I love the colour. It runs big though so make sure you size down. My grey leggings are super comfy and a great price. I can’t find my bag online in grey, but found it in burgundy, which I now wish I also had… And my boots are from Nordstrom. My watch is JORD and bracelet is Stella & Dot. Ok… here I go. On to Monday! Hope you enjoy your (short) week everyone!

Cozy knit tunic and over-the-knee boots

Cozy knit tunic and over-the-knee boots
*Seriously… the windiest…*

Cozy knit tunic and over-the-knee boots

Cozy knit tunic and over-the-knee boots

Cozy knit tunic and over-the-knee boots

Cozy knit tunic and over-the-knee boots

Cozy knit tunic and over-the-knee boots

Items, ideas & inspiration: No. 14

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TV SHOW: The Crown. I’m a bit of a monarchy fanatic lately (mostly because Prince George and Princess Charlotte are so cute) so I am very excited about this new Netflix show. It was released yesterday (on Netflix so the whole season is available) and it’s already getting great reviews. The period drama follows the life of Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family – and as the most expensive TV show ever made, I’ve heard that it puts Downtown Abbey to shame.

RECIPE: Plum Tarts With Honey And Black Pepper. This dessert (or breakfast…) is ridiculously easy to make and looks ridiculously amazing – a winning combo in my books! With four ingredients (besides salt and pepper) and minimal prep, this could be whipped up in no time for an easy treat that’s totally Instagram worthy.

*Plum Tarts via Bon Appétit*
*Plum Tarts via Bon Appétit*

READS: The thinking girls guide to drinking: 7 healthier cocktails ingredients

The cheater’s guide to good skin: How to hide dark circles (and everything else)

Best chip/veggie dips from Bon Appétit magazine

A warming workout routine thanks perfect for fall

Decorating with non-traditional fall colors

Five easy one pot pasta recipes for busy weeknight dinners

How to turn any work space into a sanctuary

The best accessories for fall under $50

Science shows cheese can make wine taste better

5 steps to the perfect pancake

*Love the white pumpkin trend - via Lonny Magazine*
*Love the white pumpkin trend – via Lonny Magazine*

SHOPPING: We’re still enjoying warm(ish) weather here in Alberta, but in my mind it’s a winter wonderland… Especially now that Halloween is over! Emmylou and I have been singing Christmas songs pretty much non-stop. I’m trying to teach her all of the words to ‘Santa Clause is Coming to Town’ and for a two and a half year old she’s catching on pretty fast… haha. With my mind on winter, I’ve been picking up a few warmer pieces. I just ordered this Free People knit turtleneck in deep purple (a colour I never wear, so excited to see how I like it), and this super cozy light blue knit tunic from J.Crew. I also ordered this lightweight navy turtleneck, which I think will look great with a nice pair of skinny jeans (these, or these perhaps). And finally, I ordered this olive coat with faux fur trim – it is a great price ($85!) and I don’t have any casual winter coats besides my super warm parka so it’s a welcome addition to my closet!

The elevation of the cozy grey sweater

The elevation of the cozy grey sweater

{ sweater | necklace | jeans | shoes | bag }

As you all know, cozy sweaters are totally my jam in the colder months. I am tempted to live yoga pants, scarves and sweaters until May – but occasionally a pair of heels and a bit of make-up will make an appearance, especially around the holidays which are fast approaching if you can believe it! When I saw this sweater at Banana Republic, I knew I had to have it because 1) it’s furry, 2) it’s cozy, 3) it’s grey (but comes in four colors), and 4) it’s perfect for dressing up, while still keeping warm. Full disclosure, Zach told me it makes me look like a Furby… but whatever, Furbys are cute and they probably stay super warm and cozy all winter, so I’ll take that. And as I mentioned, it’s a great option for holiday parties when you don’t need to go super fancy, but still want to look festive. It also comes in navy, which I also debated getting to wear with a nice pair of grey pants, but I managed to control myself because you probably don’t need more than one sweater in your closet that makes you look like a Furby…

I paired this sweater with a statement necklace (also from Banana Republic) that has beautiful velvet detailing that I’m obsessed with and a cute faux fur clutch. I then added some skinnies from H&M (great price point) and some suede block heel Steve Madden sandals to finish the look. I might switch to closed toed shoes when the weather turns colder, but I’m getting away with sandals as long as I can 🙂 . Writing this post has got me all excited for the holidays! And it’s only the beginning of November… I was teasing Zach yesterday that because it’s November now I am going to pull out the decorations and start playing Christmas music… I think he’s legitimately worried.

The elevation of the cozy grey sweater

The elevation of the cozy grey sweater

The elevation of the cozy grey sweater

The elevation of the cozy grey sweater

The elevation of the cozy grey sweater

The elevation of the cozy grey sweater

The elevation of the cozy grey sweater