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If you’re wondering how to winterize your look without wearing a coat, it’s really quite simple. Basically it all comes down to great layers, such as a chunky knit sweater or faux fur stole, or a turtleneck and faux fur vest, and paired with great jeans, naturally. I love dresses and skirts but I absolutely will always feel my best in jeans, hands down. Since I can’t always get to the store, or it’s not worth bringing my boys and a bajillion snacks, I’ll often hit up Nordstrom online. If I’m on the fence about sizing, I order both sizes and return one. And you never need to worry about hassle because the customer service is amazing. I love how these RES Denim move with just the right amount of stretch and rips. I also have been gramming a lot of the black version of these jeans as well. (Note: fit is true to size.) Ps. Can’t wait for palm trees in the background and not snow!

Jeans RES DENIM / Fur stole TOPSHOP / Sweater SIMILAR / Boot SIMILAR

Jeans RES DENIM / Turtleneck FREE PEOPLE



dress TOPSHOP / boots SIMILAR / coat SIMILAR / faux fur stole SIMILAR

Since our holiday plans are at a minimum since we’re moving, I like the idea of a $50 dress. It’s not only soft, but boasts a flattering mock-neck turtleneck. Since it’s too cold to sport the sleeveless dress outside, I paired it with my favorite faux-fur collar coat and slouchy boots. Now, if only moving was this easy! Stay tuned for my next holiday dress pick from TOPSHOP.  XO shalice

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Black Friday 2015

1. LEAH FAUX FUR VEST is a classic. Love it with faux leather leggings. (I got a size us 6)
2. SAM EDELMAN pump for the holiday party

3. ISOLA EPPIE Bootie I have in black and love it with leggings.

4. This COWL NECK SWEATER is less than $30, and worth every penny.
5. BLANK NYC FAUX LEATHER MOTO Never enough leather jackets!

6. LEXI BAG No one does bucket bags like Rebekah Minkoff

7. AUDREY BOOTIE because a buckle vamps up the chic factor. Also, how great are these from TOPSHOP?
8. BONUS: Also love this grid car coat  (25% off and free shipping today!)
Wearing jeans SP BLACK (only $26) / Heels FREE PEOPLE / Jacket TOPSHOP / Tank FREE PEOPLE
If I’m honest, I used to be the one in line at a big box retailer at 5:30 AM, not even sure what I was going for, but it was exciting. Not anymore. Now that I have kids and the hubs has that day off, my idea of the Friday after Thanksgiving is stay in bed in my sweats and shop online. Or pack for LA. Here’s a shortlist of what I actually have and am ordering. Simple as that. The sale starts November 26, and goes to November 30. Annnnnnd free shipping and free returns are always a bonus. Enjoy this special time with family and friends.
Thankful for you all! XO

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IMG_0318 (1)wearing: jeans AEO / heels MODE COLLECTIVE / shot by Mollie Moran


We’re off to spend Thanksgiving with my in-laws and sister-in-law in Iowa. I can’t wait for grandma’s ham, and my SIL’s cheesecake. In the meantime, check out these Pre-Black Friday sales that start today!

REBEKAH MINKOFF 25% off all orders, free shipping and up to 70% off select styles Effective: 11/25-11/29. click here to start shopping

GAP Early access 50% off everything. restrictions apply. CODE: EARLY. click here to start shopping

NEIMAN MARCUS Take 20% off sale items and 40%off designer. click here to start shopping

MACY’S 20% off black Friday specials with code: THANKS, click here to start shopping

NORDSTROM up to 40% off designer! And if you need suggestions, here are my picks: my fave fringe clutch is 20% off, this watch is 40% off, this fur trim anorak is 33% off, and a $30 turtleneck sweater.

ASOS 20% off using code: CYBER at checkout. Love these flats.


My boys wearing the Hemingway sweaterCream-Sweater-front


The Coming Home Cuddle Box has all the essentials! It comes in organic cotton in colors blue, grey, pink and purple.

CUDDLEBOXAnd sometimes you only get two smiles . . .



I’m a sucker for beautifully crafted knits and real wooden buttons, so when I saw these Hemingway sweaters online at Monica + Andy, it was love at first sight. No synthetic fibers, just 100% soft organic cotton that my girls loved. Not to mention, the cozy sweaters fit perfectly over my daughter’s school uniforms. The latter of which weathered a large splash of toothpaste. Oops, but gotta love machine washable! Conveniently, they offer same day gift delivery, their slogan, We Deliver When You Deliver.” So, for the friend who just gave birth in the hospital, you can send a coming home cuddle box. It lasts longer than flowers, and let’s face it, it’s cuter.

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway of both a Hemingway Sweater and Coming Home Cuddlebox to one lucky winner HERE.

Read more: Monica + Andy Hemingway sweater / Coming Home Cuddle Box / Gift Concierge Service 


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It’s been one of those weeks. We are renovating our kitchen and eating out more than I’d like to admit. So, getting ahead on my Christmas shopping list is not even on my radar. Thankfully, Talbots has some items I know my mom and sisters will love. Like this versatile chambray, buffalo check scarf and faux fur infinity scarf. So cute with a wool coat or cozy knit.

Check out more from Talbots for your holiday shopping! See my picks below:

Wide leg crop pant / Chambray / Infinity scarf / all TALBOTS / heels ZARA






Jeans AG ($52 SP jeans I also like) / Top RAILS (medium) / Another top I love /

Heels STEVE MADDEN SIMILAR / I also like these /  Lip CHANEL /

Sunnies RAY BAN / Bag (vintage) CHANEL / SIMILAR I Love

If it’s true that you look best when you feel good about what you’re wearing, then jeans are it for me. If you follow me on insta, they’re basically my second skin.  These slightly lived-in distressed AG’s are some of my favorite. They don’t lose their stretch from wear to wear, and they look amazing paired with a simple RAILS plaid and fringe heel. All late-night finds! I can also swap out the fringe sandal for chucks when it’s school pick-up time, or leave the heels and throw on some faux fur for date night. Seriously, nobody can debate the versatility of a good pair of jeans. And to justify my addiction to soft plaids, I plan on pairing these puppies with fringe and leather skirts all fall. Until then, I’m enjoying the occasional 70 degree day as an excuse to break out the sandals. Stay tuned to see my next favorite jean from Nordstrom!


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IMG_6510Hooray for a floral print shift dress that doesn’t break the bank! Did I mention it’s $58? I love it paired with Skinny Calf’s shearling boots that I’m wearing on repeat, in case you haven’t noticed. The hubs and I are catching a morning flight to LA to attend meetings, check out quaint neighborhoods, and pretty much just soak up all that California livin’ before winter hits Chicago. Until then, shop the look below and use the code Shalice20 for 20% off these shearling boots.

xo shalice

faux fur vest TOPSHOP / Dress MISSGUIDED / Boots SKINNY CALF use Shalice20 for 20% off

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It’s finally bootie season and I’m loving this pop of black and white from Mode Collective. They’re more versatile than you think, with black jeans or a leather pencil skirt. Perfect for brunch at Gjelina’s next week in LA.




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coat ASOS / jeans VIGOSS / Boots ROCKPORT

There’s a thousand tiles missing from my kitchen along with the baking soda, the birthday plate and let’s face it, an ounce of my sanity. But who’s counting? Someone please tell the weather to get the memo it’s not Winter, but still Fall. My poor 2 year-old Tiger, Candy Corn, Spiderman and Repunzel had to trick or treat in the warm and domestic confines of Whole Foods to escape the not-so-kind 40 degree, blowing wind wet elements. However, organic lollipops cancel out most wrongs. Including Mother Nature’s. Which reminds me, my girls have science projects featuring farm life which we tend to know A LOT about here in the city. HA. So if your specialty is farm dogs and chicken coops, please comment below. Until then, I’ll be hibernating in an alpaca cardigan, these comfy Rockport booties, and eating leftover gummy bears until LA next week.


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