Winter Survival Guide

Hello! Hope you are all staying warm in this crazy winter weather. West coast friends, well, I am just jealous. There I said it. However, I don’t think I could ever go year-round with out ANY snow. It’s really pretty here! I love New England, and so I’m going to make the best of this winter. Here is my guide for surviving winter and staying stylish…


Top Winter survival

Every once and a while, I get lucky enough to head to a cafe and do some writing in peace (with no kids that is). When I do, I like to pretend I am Carrie Bradshaw heading to Starbucks to work on my article…

Writing in the cafe

Rails: Hunter Button Down,

Mother: The Looker,

Jules Smith: Double Layer Lariat Charm Necklace,

and Sam Edelman: Petty Suede Booties

The necessary tools…coffee, pen and notebooks!

La Petite Peach_Mug note book pen

Anthropologie: Gloriosa Mug,

Katie Leamon: Marbled Notebook,

and Anthropologie: Pastel Pocket Pen

Just finished all three of these (below) and I HIGHLY recommend them all…

Winter Reads

Lena Dunham: Not that Kind of Girl,

Mimi Thorisson: A Kitchen in France,

and Gail Albert Halaban: Paris Views

Bad Hair DaysAnthropologie: Cadha Beanie

Oh, and don’t forget this amazing bag (I have it in gray too!) and these essentials…

A Dash of This

Le Metier De Beaute: Creme Fresh Tint Poppy,

Le Labo: Perfume Oil,

and Elizabeth and James: James Crossbody Hobo Bag

Sweater Weather

Minkpink: Strange Days Pullover,

Goddis: Lolita Sweater,

and Pam & Gela: Sweep Turtleneck Sweater

With a lack of vitamin D here in the Northeast, I need a morning pick me up. I love a good cup of coffee, but sometimes I have a mid day crash. This almond butter smoothie recipe is my “go-to” when trying keeping my energy up in the cold months.

Blueberry Almond Butter Smoothie

1 ripe banana
1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries (6 oz.)
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 tablespoons almond butter
2 tablespoons flaxseeds
3 dates (Medjool or Deglet), pitted
2 cups water

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Serves 2. Per serving: 405 calories; 2 g saturated fat; 15 g unsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 63 g carbs; 117 mg sodium; 7 g protein; 10 g fiber. From Whole Living

My face and body get SO dry in the winter. I have oily skin, and I still need these essentials to get me through…

  Keeping moisturized

Ila: Body Scrub for Energizing and Detoxifying + Aesop: Rejuvenate Intensive Body Balm, Tata Harper: Regenerating Cleanser + Soveral: Forever Young Rejuvenating Face Oil + Lavett & Chin: Coconut Moisturizing Facial Mist

Try being stylish in frigid weather. It’s practically impossible. But I’ll be darned if I can’t wear my cute heels and midi skirt on a date night!

Date Night

Tory Burch: Multi Stripe Logo Jacquard Scarf,

J.Crew: Vivez Le Reve cotton T-Shirt,

Jules Smith: Double Layer Lariat Charm Necklace,

Nicholas: Embroidered Mesh Ball Skirt,

Soia and Kyo: Rebecca Classic Wool Trench Coat,

and Kate Spade: Larisa


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