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I recently went to a networking event that was held at Nordstrom and focused on building your professional wardrobe. After three glasses of champagne (don’t judge), I was ready to spend. I ended up leaving with a little black dress (similar) and an over-sized white blazer. The white blazer is so versatile – it can be worn with ANYTHING! However, I think it looks super chic over all black. What do you wear with your white blazer? ScreenHunter_180 Dec. 07 16.04

 

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Hounds tooth is one of those patterns that definitely seem to have a life cycle to it. However, I have always had an affinity-forever being drawn to it. While I am not entirely sure it is back with the fashion in-crowd, it does seem to be fairly prevalent this year. So clearly I am PUMPED! I found so many delicious hounds tooth items that I had to cut myself off at ten, because I honestly could have gone on for days.

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In addition to these lovely items, hounds tooth is a great element to add to your home. Can you imagine the lushness of a high-backed chair in the pattern? I wouldn’t need anything else, just my hounds tooth throne.

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Since staring my new job I have noticed that needs required for an everyday tote have changed. Since my current role requires a lot more travel and working remotely I have been on the prowl to find a bag that fits all my needs. I needed something that would easily carry my work laptop, gym clothes and not fall to ruin under the pressure of commuting in NYC (ie. the weather).

I had been eying one of new coworker’s bag for months, and finally asked her about it a few weeks ago. She has since sold me on The Metro Tote by MZ Wallace. The bag comes with three separate pouches, perfect for storing gym shoes, power plugs or any other items you want physically separated from other contents of your life. The nylon bag is perfect for the ever-changing weather conditions and doubles as a great/fashionable baby bag for all those new mommies out there. It comes in a variety of sizes and colors. I settled on the large Metro Tote in black and have aptly named it the magician’s assistant for all the pockets and bags it contains. I brought it with me when I was visiting with Melissa the other week and she has even fallen in love with this gem. In addition to their Metro line of totes, the Bedford has also captured my eye.

Below are some sweet pics I snagged from their street style section of the site, followed by some of my favorite items…Enjoy!

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M Z Wallace

The Metro Small | Medium | Large

The Bedford  Bea | Jane | Kate

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Despite today’s weather (more snow-shocker) I am choosing to look forward to a more positive time, Spring! I first fell in love with slip-on sneakers last fall when Joe Fresh had a sweet pair in camo print!!! My affection was rekindled when I spotted a leopard print pair at Gap a couple of weeks ago. So I have used my deductive reasoning skills (see what I did there), and am going to say they are going to big this coming Spring, Summer and perhaps Fall. Today I have curated a great selection of slip-on sneakers, each of which I would happily add to my ever-growing shoe collection.

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Joe Fresh navy smoking slipper // Joe Fresh metallic slip-on // Topshop Katch slip-on trainers // Jeffery Campbell sneakers // Steve Madden eccentric slip-on // Sam Edelman Becker hair calf sneakers

Spring, I am ready for you!!!

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A little while ago I mentioned that I had been struggling to find inspiration when it comes to this blog. I have a confession that isn’t the only reason my presence has been sparse; for the past month or so I have been in the process of switching jobs, well switching career paths to be more accurate. So these things combined with the fact that I will be getting married at the end of May has left me slightly less available both physically and mentally for anything extra. Hopefully things will start to fall into place and I will be more available for BHAHB as well as just be more present for myself (gym, healthier eating, etc.).

Today I want to focus on some great essentials that are perfect for this new beginning. Below are a few items I have curated that are a great way to kick off this next chapter. Let’s be honest sometimes you just need to treat yo’self, and what better than with a new pair of shoes or day planner or tote or… What about you, what has the New Year brought you so far? Changes? Excitement? I would love to hear. Hit me up!

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1. Kate Spade day planner // 2. Tory Burch flats // 3. Cuyana tote // 4. Marc Jacobs laptop sleeve //  5. Kate Spade business card holder

Happy Friday!

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The abundance of holiday gatherings is a great excuse to pick up some festive ensembles. For me black and gold is the perfect combination. Simple, chic, and endless possibilities. My inspiration comes from this lovely Anthroplogie number – isn’t it gorgeous!? It would also be a great dress for that upcoming winter wedding.

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Here are some of my favorite black and gold picks!
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