Amy Stone

Festive Footnotes ✮ Amy Stone

NAME: AMY STONE @amy_stone // HOME BASE: MANHATTAN

Dream Gift: My family and friends are not big on material gifts; we really value quality time

Drink of Choice: Gin & tonic

Activity of choice: Taking our beloved westie, Raleigh, for a hike outdoors.

White Christmas or Sandy Christmas: Snowfall, please!

welcome to festive footnotes

this holiday season, i am sharing some of my favorite individuals IRL & in the social media realm, and their favorite holiday everything- from traditions, drink, to what they are dreaming of under the tree. leading up to the 25th, there will be a new holiday profile up each week, along with some extra, extra holiday content... everything will be filed away under the "holiday" tab above.

to kick of the 2016 rush i am beginning with the loveliest amy stone. i have known amy for the longest time and cherish her endless advice, style, and hilarious stories. not to mention, her instagram and eye for photography is well... if you aren't familiar already, you can check it out for yourself. 

 

FAVORITE HOLIDAY SONG: HAPPY CHRISTMAS / WAR IS OVER, JOHN LENNON.

FAVORITE HOLIDAY MOVIE: HOME ALONE 2 (MUST BE 2!).

FAVORITE HOLIDAY TRADITION: BAKING COOKIES WITH MY SISTER.

FAVORITE HOLIDAY MEMORY: OUR WESTIE TEARING OPEN GIFT WRAP EVERY YEAR...IT'S TOO HILARIOUS! WE LOVE HIM So!

GIFT LIST: GUCCI SLIDES, AERIN IKAT JASMINE BODY LOTION, LE BON BONS!

 

FESTIVE ATTIRE OF CHOICE: SHANTUNG TARTAN TROUSERS, A CHIC BLACK TURTLENECK OR IVORY CABLEKNIT CASHMERE SWEATER, AND A VELVET AND SATIN TUXEDO BLAZER.

* all photos from amy stone*

The Road

Wearing: Zara top,The Reformation jeans,Topshop slides,Saint Laurent bag

Yesterday, I did the task that summer lovers despise- sorting away the sandals, beach attire, and the general pieces that file under "summer". For me, a sweater fanatic, it was a joyous moment as my knits and lightweight jackets are now proudly hanging on my clothing rack. *Sigh*, I love the changing of the seasons.

A few weeks ago, I was trying to get as much wear in my favorite Topshop slides- which, may I add, saved my poor feet this summer- and those important transition pieces that save your a** during those days that the weather is feeling quite bipolar. So without further ado, join me on the road of odd layering and beautiful fall days ahead. 

Photos by Amy Stone

Knit Worth

Wearing:J.Crew sweater,Topshop shorts,(old),Jack Rogers sandals

Folks, it's time that I let you in the a little secret of mine.

J.Crew mens is sweater heaven. Time to close Net-A-Porter, and forget all about those ACNE Studios and Stella $700 knits-first, le sigh. I have fallen hard into my pile of oversized cotton crewnecks or even better, a fisherman sweater that is, I repeat, not on back order. Yep, throwing some sarcastic eye-rolling to you, L.L. Bean. 

If you've been keeping up with me, like how you keep up with binge-watching on Netflix... er... weekend in a nutshell... you'd remember this post mentioning the comeback of sweaters in my wardrobe. I can gladly say, whilst I am sweater, that this comeback is real. So fishermankniting good. 

The perks of sweaters doesn't end at cozy and warm. The transitional ability is pretty impressive, might I add. Cotton? My best friend 365 days, snow to sand, sleep to class, the list goes on. As much as I love a cashmere sweater,this cableknit is winning my heart right now. Now, it's Friday (well, duh). So, what better to do than treat yo'self? Perhaps a trip to that men's sweater section? Nothing less for the best.

Photos by Amy Stone

Studded

Wearing: Reformation dress (worn here),Valentino sandals,Asha by Adm necklace,Ray-Ban shades

Similar to my thoughts on the seasonal peonies Instagram shot, it's something that is overdone to the point where it unconsciously makes you dislike "said thing". Per-se with peonies, I dabbled with one picture into the world of social media- I think that is enough for me.

Without a doubt, the infamous Rockstud shoe a la Valentino, exploded into the fashion world over the past few years. Each editor, blogger, stylist, celebrity, and practically anyone with two feet and is willing to purchase the rockstud is sporting the shoe.

Like the peonies picture, every time you scroll through Instagram or street style, the bloody shoe is there. Personally, the sandal version is quite cool. Alas, here is my one time addition to the profusion of the stud floating through the vast web (courtesy of my mother's shoe closet, who rocks them). Much appreciated, this once.

Take a good look, people. It's the only time the rock stud will be making an appearance. Last show, one night only. I rest my case.

Apologies for the absurd amount of puns here. I couldn't help myself.

Shot by

Amy Stone

La Vie

Wearing:Jacquemus t-shirt,Heidi Merrick shorts c/o, Chanel flats, Céline tote, Ray-Ban shades

Possibly my favorite impulse buy ever from fresh French designer,Jacquemus. The 90s inspired poppy prints and color-blocking added a refreshing twist to my wardrobe of the norm-core neutrals and such. Accessories from my other favorite Frenchies (Phoebe and Coco) refine my Saturday strolling duds. Because j'aime la vie and we should should live a little. Isn't Jacquemus right? Aha, oui. Last weekend, Amy gave me a mini tour of the West Village. I'm excepting to move into an ivy covered townhouse asap- perhaps this one here and a bike too. K, thanks. 

On the topic of color sporting and loving life, today is Prize Day and I'm wearing pink. Oh yes,Barbie pink. Don't fret kids, tousled locks and layered metals are also involved in the situation. C'est la vie!

Photos by

Amy Stone

Red & Windy

Asos dress

//

KJP shirt

(c/o) //

Stuart Weitzman boots

//  

Bauble Bar

&

Madewell

 Rings

Photos by Reid Parker

To say the least, this weekend was very busy and fun. I was up in Rhode Island to visit my brother at Brown for family weekend. I also had a chance to stop by the HOCR in Boston where I saw 

Sarah

 at the KJP x BB booth. I also ran into

Mackenzie

,

Carly

and their friends

Amy

and

Emily

 which was a nice surprise. Back in Newport, we stayed at the Castle Hill Inn. The view there is absolutely breathtaking from sunrise to

sunset

. While shooting these pictures yesterday morning it was breezy- hence my wild little bun. This easy sweater dress is a new favorite of mine. It's very versatile- I paired it with a fur vest and ankle boots for dinner the previous night. 

New England is stunning in the Fall. The foliage surrounds you, the sun is shining and the water glistens. On the way home, we stopped in the tranquil town of Stonington, CT. We have been there before for lunch but it gets even more charming during the fall. The streets are lined with

quaint New England homes

with pumpkins in the front and fallen leaves scatter the sidewalks. It was a nice moment driving by with the windows down observing the classic beauty that Autumn brings.