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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, Friends!

Last night, Mitch and I threw our first official party in the new house, and it was amazing! We normally celebrate New Year’s every year in pajamas with our friends Barbie and Jordan and their children… but since we now have more space, we figured why not extend the invite to others?! We threw it together very last-minute, but in the end, there were over 50 people in attendance! 😂 And while I was a little worried that things would get out of control, the kids were awesome and I can’t imagine a better way to ring in 2020–with old friends and new. Today, all Mitch and I can talk about is how lucky we are to be a part of this community, and how happy we are that we decided to stay.

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Faux Fur Coat

Faux Fur Coat (Available via Nordstrom, Shopbop, Zappos, Amazon and BB Dakota.) / Tartan Headband / High-Waisted Jeans (SO warm. Order one size down. This pair, however, is my all-time favorite pair of Madewell jeans.) / Newer Burberry Tote (Marketed as a diaper bag but just a tote. Looking for a great camel tote that won’t break the bank? Try this one!) / Everlane Cashmere Square Turtleneck (I also have this one, which I ADORE. Here’s the non-boxy version. Also try J.Crew’s Super Soft Mock Neck Sweater. It’s as amazing as people say it is!) / Newer Cole Haan Boots (Also love thesethese. and these.) / Sunglasses

So this is awesome: I forgot to schedule my blog posts for the end of the year, haha. (#killinit) Sorry for going MIA for a while; currently publishing the content that should have gone up during the end of the season! 😂

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This is my LAST holiday look! Whaaaaat?

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Blackwatch Plaid Blazer

Blackwatch Plaid Blazer (Also love this one and this one. They’re all SO GOOD. On sale, too! Looking for something more classic? Two of my most-worn blazers are this long camel one and this long houndstooth one, both from Talbots.) / Noodle Flats / Velvet Pants / White Cable Sweater / WH Hostess x Crab & Cleek Chicago Tote

Somehow I have two holiday looks left to post and TWO DAYS BEFORE THE NEW YEAR. If that isn’t a good omen for 2020, I don’t know what is. 😜

Great Plaid Blazers on Sale

Plaid Blazer (Also love this one and this one. They’re all SO GOOD. On sale, too! Looking for something more classic? Two of my most-worn blazers are this long camel one and this long houndstooth one, both from Talbots.) / Navy Ribbed Turtleneck Sweater / Bow Flats (How cute is this red pair, though? And love these Chanel lookalikes. Oooh, and the blackwatch plaid flats are such a steal right now!) / Cashmere Jeans (They’re awesome. So warm. But I’m obSESSED with this pair from Madewell, though. Also very much interested in trying this pair.) / Mark & Graham Elisabetta Tote / Sunglasses

I neglected to post all my holiday outfits before Christmas. 😂 So here we are!

CK Bradley

CK Bradley Tartan Tunic c/o (In LOVE with this CK Bradley skirt, too. I need it in my life, haha! And this tartan button-down and this Stewart dress.) / Commando Velvet Leggings (The best! I also really like the Spanx version, but Commando’s are warmer and comfier, in my opinion.) / Black Pumps / Sparkly Necklace (SORRY. I told you I wear it with every holiday outfit this time of year. Ha!) / Chanel Bag (Way more affordable versions here, here and here.)

I want to feature far more “small” designers on the blog this year. (Or next year, I should say. 😉)

CK Bradley has long been a favorite… and I just love that the company was started by native New Yorker Camilla Bradley during her senior year of college at Trinity in Hartford, Connecticut. (Fun fact: I wrote for the Hartford Courant for a short period of time, and I went to Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut!)

Today, she has a boutique in Newport, Rhode Island… which is where, as you might remember, Mitch and I took our babymoon before we had Lucy!

Crewcuts Coats & Jackets

Crewcuts Stewart Tartan Coat (This leopard fur coat is also adorable! And check out this leopard vest. Too cute.) / Newer Black Suede Pumps (Love them in the bows and the leopard as well.) / Hudson Jeans Here, Here and Here / Lisi Lerch Earrings / Super Soft Mock Neck Sweater / Sunglasses / Chanel Bag (Way more affordable versions here, here and here.)

This is a little #crazy, haha, but you can sometimes get away with shopping the Crewcuts girls’ coats & jackets section of J.Crew! Benefits include major savings and a super cute selection, while drawbacks include boxy cuts (made for little girls with no hips or chests) and limited sizes that work for adults. BUT… every once in a while, something comes along that I’m like, “OKAY. Going to take a chance here.” And this coat was just that! (Hello, #60daysofplaid.)

Tartan Shirt Dress

Draper James Plaid Dress (Love this version, too!) and Scalloped Camel Coat c/o / Newer Cole Haan Boots (Also love these, these. and these.) / Crab & Cleek + WH Hostess Tote c/o / Sparkly Necklace / Victoria Emerson Wrap Bracelets (Shown in a few pics!)

We’re headed from NYC to my parents’ home in Yardley, Pennsylvania today, but wanted to hop on quickly to share this easy holiday look.

Sail to Sable Blackwatch Magic

Sail to Sable Blackwatch Plaid Tunic c/o (Here it is in red Stewart plaid. Here’s the red Stewart dress and the blackwatch plaid dress. Red Stewart pants and blackwatch plaid pants. Blackwatch cowl neck top. Red Stewart kids’ tunic and blackwatch plaid kids’ tunic. SO MANY OPTIONS!) / Madewell Jeans (Best. Jeans. Ever.) / J.Crew Lady Day Coat (Runs small! I went up two sizes. I do like my coats on the roomier side, though, so maybe only go up one size, haha.) / Mark & Graham Crossbody / J.Crew Factory Sparkly Necklace / Bow Pumps (You can also find them here! They come in black, too. Looking for a killer pair of plaid shoes? THESE are my faves of the season!)

I’m on a ROLL with outfits, guys. I don’t think I’ve posted this many in a row since… 2018? But boom. The style content is back while I’m back on the East Coast for the Sheehan/Gallagher/Tralka Christmas festivities!

I don’t know about you guys, but I feel like the holidays are so much more casual than they used to be! Sure, I do attend a handful of events that call for dressier attire. But the vast majority are very low-key, and nearly everyone is in jeans. Which is why I love owning some versatile festive pieces that can be dressed up or down.

5 Great Gifts for Guys NOW :)

Cole Haan Pumps, Pinch Weekender Loafers, Women’s Leather Gloves + Men’s Leather Gloves / Lace High-Rise Pants / Super Soft Mock Neck Sweater / Tortoise Phone Case / Newer Men’s Holiday Shirts Here and Here / Navy Blazer / Men’s Jeans

These are the faces of two kids who wrapped up all of their holiday work TODAY… and are currently en route to New York to kick off some awesome family holiday celebrations! Truth: We’re barely alive. 😂 But we somehow did it. Feels amazing to know that we won’t need to pull any all-nighters during our travels, and that we can really kick back and enjoy our time together. :) Note: The blog WILL be up and running per usual! So please swing by every day! ❤️

Party Jeans

Vineyard Vines Plaid Party Jeans c/o (On sale and they ship free today with orders of $125+! Use code “DASHER.” I also own and LOVE the blackwatch plaid velvet pants from VV! The top and the skirt are pretty adorable, too.) / Ralph Lauren Sweater / Newer Coach Bag (This is my post on how to find and restore old Coach Court bags.) / Lisi Lerch Bow Earrings c/o / Navy Kate Spade Pumps (Also love this similar pair and this pair, too! Also, wouldn’t these be great for New Year’s?)

Oh hey, Friends! We had a bit of a wild weekend because our best bud Shawn came to town!

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The Channeled Liner

Everlane Renewed Channeled Liner (Also look into the ReDown Sleeping Bag Puffer Coat!) / ReCashmere Stroopwafel Crew (Here’s the turtleneck version.) / Day Boots (Praying that these come back in stock!) / Soft Day Tote (If sold out, try the Day Market Tote or the Day Square Tote) / Curvy Authentic Stretch High-Rise Skinny Jeans

Okay, guys! Here’s another amazing retailer that’ll get you your gifts in time for Christmas. :) Again, no need to freak out; Everlane is to the rescue!

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Mitch here!

Dispatches from the fifth hour of today’s Frozen marathon. The gates are open, the fjord is frozen solid, and I guess I just need to let it go. I’m a dude living with four women, and from here on out you might as well forward my mail to Arendelle. But I really shouldn’t complain. 😉 We spent the last six months without a functioning television because we were waiting for a wall unit to be installed. And for those of you keeping track, this means that until this point, we did the whole infant thing–late nights and early mornings, and all–with no TV. (Worst. Idea. Ever. 😂)

But we’re back, and as luck would have it, construction on our family room was completed the exact same week as the Disney+ launch. If you’ve been living under a rock (or, like some kind of fool, without a TV), Disney+ is a miracle in the form of a new streaming service. For $6.99 per month, we now have access to over 500 movies and 7,500 hours of television. That includes hundreds of the classic Disney movies and TV shows, as well as Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, and National Geographic.

Last-Minute Personalized Gifts

Tartan Throw / Plaid Tray / Backgammon Game / Coasters / Doormat / Almalfi Tote / Terminal 1 Luggage / Slouchy Bag / Floral Robe / Dopp Kit / Overnighter / Rocks Glasses / Elisabetta Tote / Stamped Initial Necklace / Jewelry Box / Travel Jewelry Case / Laptop Case / Elisabetta Bamboo Bag / Elisabetta Slouch Bag / Gingham Dog Bed

By now, it’s very possible that you might be freaking out about Christmas presents. IT’S OKAY. Because I have some really great news: