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A couple weekends ago Christian and I went out to run some errands and just as we were ready to take photos it started to snow. We snapped our pictures as quick as possible so we wouldn't freeze and then headed home to watch the rest of the "storm." It was only a few inches but I always enjoy a little bit of snow as long as it doesn't get all gross and dirty. Love how these photos turned out. The light flurries are so pretty.

It was a good thing I wore these boots since they have a rubber sole that is perfect for traction in wet conditions. I have been so bad at wearing my blazers lately so I made a point to wear one for our outing. It was between this Etro patchwork blazer and my black velvet polka dot Marc Jacobs blazer. Guess I'll be wearing the Marc Jacobs blazer next!

Blazer: Etro Patchwork Blazer (Roundabout, shop more blazers), Cashmere Sweater: Ellen Tracy (shop cashmere sweaters), High Waisted Jeans: J Brand 'Maria' High Rise in Supreme (shop more J Brand), Boots: Cordani (Roundabout, shop winter boots), Bag: Dark Purple Chloé Faye (eBay)

Wearing a couple of my Christmas gifts to make a colorful winter outfit.  To offset the crazy color combo underneath I topped my look off with a white/cream cardigan to make it more neutral. My brother's dog decided he wanted to join in on the outfit photo fun too. What a cutie.

Cashmere Sweater: Ellen Tracy cashmere v-neck sweater (shop cashmere sweaters), Jeans: rag & bone high rise ankle skinny jean in burgundy (shop more rag & bone),  Cardigan: Calvin Klein 'Eyelash Striped Cardigan', Ballet Flats: Chanel 'Cap Toe Ballet Flat' via eBay (shop ballet flats)

Well, we made it. My final wardrobe update for 2019! I did a pretty good job this year at not spending too much on clothes. I still bought a few things I haven't worn much (the blazers) but I love them all the same.  I still have to wear the black polka dot dress from Joie but I think I have an appropriate occasion coming up so stay tuned!

The champion of my 2019 spending is my Autumn Cashmere sweater. It's only been on the blog 4 times but I've worn it much more than that since buying it in January. The mark of a good wardrobe item is if it brings you joy and this sweater does that. Every time I wear it my mood is instantly lifted!

 I got a few clothing items as gifts for Christmas this year and that's all I added to my closet!

THE (modified) RULES
  1. Be mindful of purchases 
  2. Quality over quantity
  3. Basics are best

  1. Autumn Cashmere Landscape Cashmere Crew ($240, retail $440, Christmas + ad money)
  2. Sandro burgundy double breasted blazer ($36 via Roundabout Resale, retail ~$500)
  3. Massimo Dutti white wool blazer ($19 via Roundabout Resale, retail $130-$250)
  4. Rag & Bone 'Jackie' purple leather trimmed wool jacket ($32 via Roundabout, retail $495)
  5. eight sixty floral camisole dress ($7 via eBay, used ad money)
  6. Joie 'Johnesha' black polka dot tiered dress ($39.99 via Marshalls, $398 retail)
  7. Edun red printed silk dress ($25 via eBay, $500+ retail) 
  8. Splendid Duke Striped Pullover ($0 c/o Shopbop, on sale for $47, retail $148)
  9. *NEW!* rag&bone high rise ankle skinny jean in burgundy  (Christmas Gift) 
  10. *NEW!* Ellen Tracy cashmere v-neck sweater in orange (Christmas Gift)
  1. J.Crew Tissue Turtleneck ($5, retail $30, used gift card)
  2. J.Crew Ribbed flare-sleeve turtleneck ($8, retail $45, used gift card)
  3. J.Crew Midrise skinny jean in velvet ($10, retail $80, used gift card)
  4. AG Jeans 'The Evan' pleated linen pant, Sulfur Harvest Olive ($39 @ Marshalls, $178 retail) 
  5. Splendid Arabesque Cargo Short in Antique Military Olive ($29.99 via Marshalls, $108 retail)
  6. Everlane Cotton V in Heather Gray ($0, after $20 credit)
  1. Lanvin Studded Suede 'City' Sandals ($60 via The RealReal, $790 retail, used ad money) 
  2. Lanvin Studded Leather 'City' Sandals ($60 via The RealReal, $790 retail, used ad money)  
  3. Ancient Greek Sandals 'Apteros' in Crosta Wine ($158 in Athens, used ad money)
  4. Ancient Greek Sandals X Gas Bijoux 'Stephanie Charms' in Natural/Red Charms ($254 in Santorini, used ad money)
  5. Sam Edelman 'Gigi' ($12.49 via DSW)
  6. Restricted Memo Flat ($12.49 via DSW)
  7. *NEW!* Everlane Double-Strap Block Heel Sandal in Strawberry (Christmas Gift)
  1. Mini Leather Bag (25€ in Italy, used ad money)
  2. Olive Leaf + Branch + Pearl Necklace ($50 in Santorini, used ad money)
  3. DSW Backpack (free with purchase)
Gifted from Brands:
  1. Simple Pearl Necklace c/o AUrate
Total spent in December: $0

Total spent in 2019: $245.46
This light teal cashmere sweater is one of my favorites for cooler temperatures.  The color matches pretty much everything in my closet so it's easy to layer with blazers or larger cardigans. I decided to wear it with a statement jean for this weekend outing and finished off the look with my new flats! Normally I have a hard time being comfortable in flats because my heels get blisters, but thanks to the slingback my heels have plenty of room to move around and won't rub up on the back of the shoe.

Cashmere Sweater: Ellen Tracy, Jeans: Free People 'Jax', Flats: Restricted 'Memo' (DSW), Labradorite Necklace: Indulgems (Gilt), Sunglasses: Gucci aviators in tortoise, Bag: Dark Purple Chloé Faye (eBay)

This is what I wore a couple Saturdays ago to attend a blogger event at Brizo Fish in Rocky Hill, CT. Lydia and I met up before the event to take our photos before we were stuffed with food! I loved this historical blue house, such a gorgeous color! Made me want to change the color of our house, ha ha.

The house also matched my mostly blue outfit! It was supposed to be a little windy on this day so I broke out my favorite (and only) leather jacket. It has such a great shape to it and adds a cool factor to any outfit. You can shop the whole look, including the leather jacket below the photos!

Leather Jacket: Theyskens' Theory 'Juno' (Nordstrom Rack), Cashmere Sweater: Ellen Tracy (Marshalls),  Jeans: Everlane high-rise skinny jean in mid-blue, Studded Suede Velvet Floral Embroidered Mules: Zigi Soho 'Emalie' (T.J. Maxx), Bag: Emm Kuo 'Calle Bahia' (Roundabout), Necklace: Indulgems Labradorite & Gemstone oval pendant necklace (Gilt), Sunglasses: Gucci

The food at Brizo was really good! We got to try a few of their dishes in tasting sizes. I'm mostly a shrimp and white fish girl, but they have so many great options! I even tried a mussel for the first time. There are also options for the non-fish eaters in your life. And if you love a good cocktail don't miss out on one of their themed drinks! I don't really like the taste or feeling of alcohol but I really enjoyed the Shipwrecked drink I tried. And if I like a drink, that's saying something! And make sure to get the chocolate raspberry dome, YUM!

Spent my afternoon tasting the delicious offerings at @brizofish in Rocky Hill, CT! Their menu is full of tasty options from Roasted Cauliflower and Steamed Pei Mussels to Tuna Poke and an amazing Chocolate Raspberry Dome! Non-seafood eaters can enjoy a burger, steak or chicken. The interior of the restaurant is beautiful thanks to some really unique accents like a blue textured wall and a mermaid painted on the floor. They also have a wide selection of signature cocktails, the most instagrammable being the Sea Foam Dream. I opted for Shipwrecked. 🍴 Tuna Poke 🍴 Roasted Oysters 🍴 Roasted Cauliflower 🍴 Steamed Pei Mussels 🍴 Tavern Burger 🍴 Pescatore Calabrese 🍴 Chocolate Raspberry Dome #brizo #CT #rockyhill #food #foodphotography #restaurant #seafood #sundayfunday #foodie #connecticut #explorect #mediterraneanfood #foodinstagram #goodeats #ctfoodblogger #ctblogger ——— a @birdsocialmedia event
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