Snow Storm 101

Time spent at college in upstate New York has prepped me for a lifetime of stylish snow storm dressing. It is tempting to throw on your rattiest sweatpants and sweater when the weather takes a turn for the blustery. But sometimes but you have no choice but to get on with your day and be a REAL person (you know, go out in public instead of watch 12 episodes of Rock of Love on your bed with a bag of bagel chips. Wait, no one else did this? Come on… just me??).

Here are my winter essentials for mastering the cold, the snow and the shoveling while still looking cute and staying warm.



Just because it is snowing doesn’t mean you don’t need some fab sunnies. I find snow days to be more blinding than beach days. Also, these Quay sunglasses are perfect if you want to skip makeup and hide behind a rosy glow.


Nothing is better than a warm pair of cozy socks. I especially love these by Aeire because you can wear them with boots!


So you may have to shovel a little snow. No worries– your hands will be super warm with these gloves. The best part is that they have a storage pocket so you can keep your keys or chapstick with you at all times without having to worry if they will fall out of your coat and into the snow.


I can’t imagine a cuter hat. Pom-poms make everything a little sweeter.


I am OBSESSED with Loft’s line, Lou + Greg! It is an entire section of the store dedicated to cute, comfy and stylish sportswear pieces that look so much better than those ratty sweats. This top is SO SOFT and also really cozy. Perfect to layer under a vest as well or with a long sleeve tee underneath. It is lightweight so you won’t be sweating bullets but still warm enough to keep the chill out.


This scarf is a total splurge item, for sure. But just LOOK at how cozy the model looks in it. I can’t wait to wrap myself up in it.


A tank?? As a winter essential? I included this one from Old Navy because I wear one every single day– snow or not! They are the perfect weight and length for layering or wearing under an open cardi. Plus, there are so many colors to choose from and they wash really well. I am wearing an olive green one as I type. Stock up– at $12 each you can get a bunch and they will carry you through the next 3 seasons!


THESE LEGGINGS ARE $11!!!!! Let me repeat. SALE ALERT! $11 cozy, comfy leggings! I love this brand because everything they make is super warm but also insanely soft and buttery. You can snag these thermal leggings at a fraction of the regular price. You KNOW I scooped up a few. They are perfect for the winter because they are thicker than your regular leggings but won’t make you sweat or overheat. Can’t recommend them enough!


Last but not least, my holy grail of winter footwear. Forget Uggs– seriously forget ’em! These are JUST as comfortable and roomy but are MADE for snow and rain. They are weatherproof, so you can wear them out in the slush and not worry if the suede will get ruined. They are about 1/4 the price of Uggs and come in a ton of cute colors and styles. I am wearing this pair right now. I wear mine with socks, but just like Uggs you can opt not to. They truly are the BEST winter “suede” boot I have found.

What are you winter essentials? Tell me in the comments!

Off to make some iced coffee and play in the snow. Because no matter HOW cold it gets in New York I will always drink iced. #guzzle


Red Carpet Reds!

Are you watching the Golden Globe Awards right now? I am swooning over the gorgeous makeup. Being that this is the first award show of the season it will set the trends for the rest of the year. What do I see? Bold lips, neutrals on the eyes and refined hairstyles. Loving them all!

I am looking forward to what else award season will bring. Here are my picks for my favorite red lipsticks that were on the carpet tonight!

Which red was your favorite? Bright and bold or dark and sultry??
NARS Heat Wave –>
Revlon Fire & Ice –>
Maybelline Red Revival –>
Tom Ford Black Orchid –>


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SG Gift Guide: The Fashion-Obsessed

Here are a few of my favorite gift picks for the the fashion-lovers on your list!



A true splurge gift, but so worth it! This stunning bag will be theirs for years to come. It is a fashion staple that will never go out of style.


This Hourglass palette is the ultimate beauty indulgence. I love these highlighters and the subtle shimmer they give off.


Leather leggings are a quick (and comfy) way to add a little edge to any outfit.


I am totally obsessed with these over-the-knee boots. They are a classic style that will be a fall/winter staple. Plus, they are only $108!


Super cool sunnies that are under $40? Yes, please! These all-season shades are perfect for anyone that loves a vintage look.


Faux fur vests have taken up a considerable amount of real estate in my closet and I can’t say I hate it. They are an easy way to pull together an outfit- even something as simple as a long sleeve tee and jeans. This style is reversible so it is like giving (or getting!) two gifts in one.


I can’t think of a more luxurious gift than these Christian Louboutin polishes. Sure, they are totally frivolous but so delicious, who could resist?


Kendra Scott is one of my favorite brands to gift. It is hard to not love this delicate abalone pendant. It is perfect to wear everyday or layered with longer necklaces.


Rose? Yes way! Just a fun iPhone case for the woman that has it all.

What I’m Loving Right Now

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A handful of my favorite things right now… 

Some for my closet and a few for gifting! 


Fuzzy socks are key this time of year! I always like to keep a few pairs

on hand for easy stocking stuffers that are always put to good use!


An expensive looking bag with a not so expensive price tag.

This Sole Society find is under $65 and comes in two versatile colors.


Holiday time means great beauty gift sets and MAC does not disappoint this year.

I love this boxed lipgloss wardrobe. A great gift for your favorite makeup junkie!


Full disclosure– I am OBSESSED with these booties! I am partial to the black and the grey,

but every color is fabulous. They are cool, edgy and will complete all your holiday outfits.


By now we all know my love for plaid blanket scarfs. I love this color combo plus

they make a great “one size fits all” for any person on your list.


Buy these now and thank me later! A thick fleece-lined legging with a silky finish will take you

from the office to date night and all your holiday gatherings. No judgement

here if you decide they are your “Thanksgiving pants” — they have super stretch!


How holiday is this sweater? Mushy, cozy, and warm this knit will carry you well

into the colder winter months. I want one in ever color!


Pair this cape with the Marc Fisher booties from above,

those fleece leggings and a silky black top… instant outfit!


These are sneakers. And they are merlot. And leather. There is nothing more to say!

Go get ’em! And maybe a pair for your most stylish BFF!

Which is your favorite?! What are you buying this month?! Let me know!


Coat Check… Under $150!

It’s just about 70 degrees in New York today.

Yes, it’s November 3rd.

No, this is not normal.

But soon enough we will be wishing it was this 70 degrees again. Winters in New York have been pretty brutal these past few years– super cold and extra snowy! During these months fashion sometimes takes a back seat because you just don’t care what you look like; you just want to stay warm! Here are my picks for great winter coats that are not only styling but figure flattering AND under $150!

Land’s End Wool Coat, $79.97

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There is nothing more ladylike than a well-structured wool coat in a bright color. This one is warm, classy and will never go out of style. Plus, it’s on sale!

BB Dakota Ombre Coat, $105.00

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How FUN is this coat? You could just wrap yourself up in this on a cold winter’s day and still look chic AND stay warm.

a.n.a. Side Tab Puffer Coat, $131.99 

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The side tab details on this puffer jacket ensure that you don’t add bulk to your frame. It will fit and flatter all different shapes and sizes.

Ivanka Trump, $99.99

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Sometimes in the middle of winter you just NEED to wear a down coat even though it might not look the most fashionable option in your closet. This style is great when you want to look put together while still staying warm. The length is also just right– not too long but enough coverage on the behind. The clasp details at the chest elevate the look.

Lorian Faux Leather Coat, $139.99

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I love the look of leather sleeves on a wool coat. It takes a classic style and adds just enough edge. This version is affordable and has a great silhouette that is figure flattering.

Susan Graver Puffer Coat, $77

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I purchased this coat for myself a few days ago. Although it is a puffer it is super thin and designed so that there is no added bulk on the chest area. Your figure stays proportionate because of the faux wool panel design. It is also made with a windguard so that you can keep warm even on the coldest of days.

Longline Wool-Blend Coat, $57.90

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A great option for those of you that live in milder temps. This swing coat gives that relaxed feel– almost like an oversized wool blazer. Great to wear over your oversized sweaters and tops because there is so much extra room.

Which is your favorite? Tell me @STYLEglossblog on Facebook and Insta!


What I am loving right now!

It’s been a while, STYLEglossies! I took a week off from blogging for a super exciting reason; my husband and I bought our first house! As you can imagine, things are a little nuts right now. But not to worry, I will be back in full swing once my new office is set up. Be on the look out for photos of our new place along with lots of home decor and design posts!

Today I have six key pieces that will never go out of style– all great additions to your fall closet! Enjoy!

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Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Bare Beige is my go to color for all seasons and reasons. It looks great by myself but can also be layered on top of your favorite lipstick. It is the perfect everyday gloss. 


Call me old-fashioned, but I still believe in notebooks. I write everything down (or else I would literally forget it ALL). This cute gold foil book is the perfect size to keep in your bag. You never know when inspiration might hit! 


I am seriously in LOVE with personalized jewelry. I already have an engraved disc necklace from S & D but I am itching to add this bar to my collection. I love the idea of adding your child’s name (or children’s initials), your wedding date or the coordinates of a special place. This is truly something that will NEVER become off trend. 


The quest for a perfect poncho resumes each and every fall. I am always on the look out for one that doesn’t add too much bulk, goes with everything and can be worn multiple ways. This super affordable option (UNDER $40!!) from BP fits the bill. I love that you can wear it open or belt it for a sleeker. 


There are two kinds of boots in this world. There are the cheapies that you snag on sale at places like Marshall’s and DSW. Those are the trendy, great buys you find when you are never looking for boots. And then there are THESE kind of boots. The kind that have the most AMAZING, buttery leather. The kind that make your heart literally skip a beat when you think about all the outfits you could wear with them. And then when you finally put your foot into a pair of said boots trumpets sing and you hand over your credit card, only to fall flat on the floor when the cashier tells you your total. Yep– these Vince Camuto beauties are NOT cheap, but they are also worth every penny. They are well made, comfy and timeless. Plus, they are just as soft and well made as other brands like Tory Burch (seriously, the leather is nearly the same), but cost half as much. So worth it!! You will wear them all season! 


I love a good canvas tote. They are easy to clean and will hold everything– and I mean everything! A great tote will hold your laptop when you are headed to Starbucks or it will make for an eco-friendly shopping bag when you are at the market. This one by Street Level happens to be stylish and functional- plus it comes in three color combos!  

Save it for a rainy day…

The East Coast is about to experience some major rainfall in the next few days thanks to a tropical storm making his way up the Atlantic. Although this summer was particularly dry and we could certainly use some rain, I am not looking forward to the next seven day (yes– it is projected to rain for seven days here in New York).

This kind of weather would make anyone want to curl up on the couch or under the covers and watch a mega marathon of chick flicks. Unfortunately most of us can’t spend our work week in PJs, but we can stay cozy and stylish even when the weather isn’t cooperating.

I am a huge fan of leggings (aren’t we all?) paired with soft knits when I am looking for ultimate comfort. This poncho is awesome on so many levels, but the rich burgundy color and the price are what sold me on it. Add in these super stylish rain boots (finally, a welly that won’t make us walk like Frankenstein) and you’ll be ready to take on all the elements.

I’m not so secretly obsessing over this M.Z. Wallace bag. I was introduced to it by my friend Jennie and ever since I have been dreaming of adding it to my closet. Quilted nylon bags are having a moment right now. I am seeing them everywhere!

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How do you dress for a rainy day? Tell me by hash tagging #STYLEglossblog!