Winter White

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Around the holidays, everything seems to be more amped up, more intense, more exciting, and more decadent. We go big or we go home. So this week I am thrilled to share these photos from an extra special 2-part shoot I did with the magical Heather Kincaid and Fiore Beauty. We frolicked in the woods, we happened upon trees trimmed with lights and baubles in the wild, we bonded with woodland animals. I love working with those girls.

I am definitely a girl who loves white all year round. In the winter it's such a refreshing contrast to the usual darkness of the season and it reminds me of fluffy fresh snow. In this look, it was fun to mix the varying glamorous textures and tones of white with accents of the color of the moment, oxblood. The Fiore team made the look come to life with hair guru Larisa's sassy Bardot tousled waves, and makeup maven Allison's space odyssey metallic lips (and just wait til the next round when you'll get a closer look at the mani from holiday heaven).

Guess coat, All Saints top, Zara pants, Marlies Dekkers bra (similar), Alexander Wang boots, Target driving gloves

See you back here on Thursday with part 2, featuring a holiday party look to remember!

Photography by Heather Kincaid
Hair, makeup, and nails by Fiore Beauty 

Birthday Awhirl

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What a week! Coming off of a fantastic birthday (many thanks to you for your lovely birthday wishes!), I feel like the luckiest girl around and thought it would be fun to share a sprinkling of moments from the past few days. Needless to say it's hard to jump back into the routine after a whirlwind of delicious treats, endless bubbly, sequins for days, the girliest of chatter, and of course - prezzies. Included in the the mash-up are: classic afternoon tea by my wonderful mom, glittery birthday nail art by my dear girl Jaimi, the most glorious birthday gift ever - an Alexander Wang Rocco bag, a fun futuristic peplum number from Asos, an amazing wall o' horns at STK, my new favorite colored jeans (which I raved about here), Sex and the City penny slots (hello!), and the chandelier that swallowed a whole bar at the Cosmopolitan. I'll have twinkling lights in my eyes for the rest of the month and I love it.