2017 Holiday Gift Guide

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2017 Holiday Gift Guide

If you’re like me and avoid the Black Friday crowds at all costs, I thought I’d share my 2017 Holiday Gift Guide for those people who ate too much yesterday and would rather shop in their pajamas on the couch.  I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving!

XO, Libby

Cutout Choker and the Champagne Cascade

Accessories, Denver, Fall, fashion, Footwear, lifestyle, Shoes, Style, Sweater Weather, Winter

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I recently picked up this cutout choker sweater dress in grey and it’s the perfect go-to for the season.  It’s cozy with an interesting neckline and the short hemline makes it perfect to pair with over-the-knee boots.

Pleated Leather Skirt

Denver, Fall, fashion, Leather, lifestyle, Style, Sweater Weather, Winter

 

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Hi everyone!  I’m sorry I have been so M.I.A. here on the blog but we’ve had a lot going on recently with a sick kiddo (who thankfully is doing much better), a stream of out-of-town visitors and gearing up to host Thanksgiving.  Luckily, this nice weather has been giving us a chance to get outside and enjoy some fresh air, play in the park and finally rake up all of our leaves.  We had a total of 16 giant bags of leaves from just our front yard!  Yeesh.

With this nice weather I have been loving that I don’t have to wear tights just yet!  Don’t get me wrong I love tights but since I dress up at the office and typically wear dresses and skirts to work, I feel like I live most of the fall, winter and even some spring months in tights.  So it’s nice not to be forced into them with the delayed onset of cold weather here in Denver.

My trusty pleated midi skirt has been on frequent rotation this fall and I like to pair it with bare legs and pumps or pointed flats.  I’ll mix in boots (and tights) as it continues to get colder.  I’ve been donning pleats since I went to Catholic school, and I love that they’re really back in style now that I’m an adult.

Winter White

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Give your winter wardrobe a break from black and a breathe of fresh air with all white! Now that our February heat wave has come to a halt and there should be a light dusting of snow in Denver today, it’s the perfect time to try the monochromatic color coding in a palette of winter white.

A Weekend in NYC

fashion, lifestyle, New York City, travel, Travel Guide, Winter

NYC (8)This past weekend, Scott and I spent a long weekend in New York City.  We’re lucky enough to have friends who live in the city and they always show us a good time, taking us to historical bars, hip restaurants and recommending fun tourist activities a little off the beaten path.  For those without friends in NYC, here’s my long-weekend guide to New York City.

NYC Packing List

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NYC Packing List

Scott and I are headed to The Big Apple!  We have a ton of great activities planned including a viewing of The Jimmy Fallon Show, hanging with one of my best friends from college and lots of culinary delights.  And while it may seem like Spring in Denver, NYC is a bit colder and the forecast is even predicting some snow flurries while we’re there.  See my selections for everything you need to pack for a long winter weekend in the city!

XO, Libby

1. Striped Crew Neck Sweater|| 2. Bright Wool Wrap Coat (also in camel, blue & black)

3. Tortoise Cat Eye Sunglasses  (also in black) || 4. Mini Cross-body Bag

5. Distressed Denim || 6. Leopard Sneakers (similar here, here & here)

7. Rose Gold Menswear Watch ||8. Camel Ankle Boots

9. Large Gold Wristlet  (similar here & here) || 10. Utility Jacket  (similar here, here & here)

11. Suede Ankle Boots (also in green, camel & black)

Chilly Chicago

Chicago, fashion, travel, Travel Guide, Wedding, Wedding Season, Winter

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I’m finally getting around to posting about our trip to Chicago over New Year’s Eve.  I don’t know where January has gone, but life seems to be moving incredibly fast these days.  January was a terrific month filled with lots of time spent with friends, naps, Netflix and relaxation, and the Broncos kicking butt all the way to the Super Bowl!!!!  Woot!  Woot!

NYE Inspiration

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New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and I’ve teamed up with June Ruby to provide a little outfit inspiration for when the ball drops!

We’ll be welcoming 2016 in with friends in Chicago.  Scott and I will be in town for one of my sorority sister’s weddings, the wonderful Kate of Kel + Kate – a fashion and lifestyle blog based out of The Windy City.  And since we’ll be in Chicago for her winter wedding, we figured we might as well spend a night out on the town for New Year’s Eve.

Look #1: Classic Glamour

Eliza J Trapeze Dress || John + Jenn Faux Fur Coat

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