Tuesday, December 30, 2014


Photography by Haley Cairo

Here's the thing about me... I love expensive stuff but I also LOVE a good sale. It makes me feel like I'm getting away with something illegal. There's a thrill in the chase when you find that one classic cashmere sweater in your favorite color and your size for like $40... say what?!?!

Anyways, before I reenact the entire Shopaholic movie, that's how this outfit makes me feel. The sweater (which was the only one in the entire store) and skirt were a total steal from JCrew Factory. Aren't the outlets too fun? What's been your best shopping score ever?

Wednesday, December 24, 2014


Photography by Haley Cairo 

There's no hiding it... Christmas is my most favorite time of the year. While some deck the halls in bells of holly, I prefer to deck my home in pink, green and blue. It's my first Christmas is my own home and I'm beyond excited to host both sides of my family the next two days. It's a bit stressful (insert 16 people into my little ol' #patriciaspalace) but I can't wait to feel the holiday cheer and make memories. 

What are some of your favorite holiday traditions? 

Friday, December 19, 2014


Trina Turk Dress, Vintage Fur, Kate Spade Heels, C Wonder Bracelet (similar), Mae Movement Bracelet, Coach Bracelet (similar), Necklace (similar)

Photography by Haley Cairo

I think I've worn some version of plaid or tartan at least every other day in the past month. It's a holiday season must, as is this dress. I can't catch a break from running from one event/holiday party to another and this dress has been a life saver. I layered it with a blouse to make it more casual and went sans blouse for a dressier look. 

I love the peplum detail for an insta-waist (hey, with all those Christmas cookies a girl needs some help). What's your favorite holiday dress? 

Oh ps. I'm obsessed with this name chocker necklace my lovely fall intern Annie gave me. It's the perfect length!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Want It, Need It

Can you believe Christmas is next week... say what? Yes, the crunch is on and I still have one present to buy and have no idea what I am wearing Christmas eve or day. I felt like I planned so well until it was like here already! As always anything in plaid, with bow embellishments or a hint of sparkle is totally acceptable. 

Friday, December 12, 2014

Perfect Presents: Gift Guide for the Hostess

Is it just me or are there an insane amount of parties to attend this year? Every. Single. Night. You can't walk in the door without something, even if it's just a bottle of wine or bouquet of flowers you picked up on the way. Here are some gifts any hostess would love... and you get you an invite back next year! 

Top Hat Champagne Stopper
Pottery Barn 

The holidays are a time for celebrating, so pop some bubbly and spread the joy. 

Uncommon Goods

The perfect conversation starter, your hostess will love this unique gift!

Creative Candles 

Instead of the usual scented candle, why not impress your hostess with a tapers! Perfect for a candlelit dinner.


Just because you get your hostess an adorable dish towel does not mean you have to do the dishes!


Chocolate is the perfect hostess gift no matter what occasion.


Flowers are a go to gift for the hostess, but we know she will absolutely love them!


The hostess will be able to relax and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa once the party is over.

Mark and Graham

Perfect and personalized, this tray will be sure to impress the host!