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I still cannot wrap my mind around that the fact 2014 is almost over. Ringing in this year down in sunny St.Barths practically feels like yesterday.

I've been going through all of this year's posts to select the best looks of 2014. Of course, there is so many aspects of blogging that I love, but having my own sartorial diary at keyboard distance is ranking high on the list. It's wild to look back on how my style has evolved over this year (and 2013 as well..). I am forever grateful to have this outlet in my life and for each of you for reading it. 2 1/2 years ago, I had maybe twenty readers- if that- and now to thing that you are from around the world, means so much to me.

So much love to all you readers out there. The fact that you keep coming back- or if you are new, hello!- makes me giddy like Carrie Bradshaw at Bergdorfs. I hate to sound so melodramatic, but there is some really exciting things coming around this neck of the woods next year. With that, here is to another year of more writing at 1am, more puns, more shoes, and more of me figuring out how long is too long to spend editing an instagram picture. #sh*tfashionbloggerssay

Return on the 31st for a more personal reflection of 2014... until then, let's get ready for 2015.

Style List | All I Want For Christmas

It's less than ten days to the most wonderful day of the year and I, a wannabe Griswold, self-proclaimed Christmas expert, have completed my gift shopping. And no, they're was no exquisite wrapping like Love Actually or matching doves from Home Alone.... C'mon how many times must I reference holiday movies in a week? But instead, I completed a used to-be-tedious task thanks to easy online shopping, plus a few trips to some of my favorite city stores.

So in the spirit of Mariah's- preferably lip-synced- song, this is all I want for Christmas (take note, family, friends, secret santa or admirer...)

If you still haven't checked everyone off your list, Shopbop is having a sale and Bergdorf Goodman has free two-day shipping to get your presents at your doorstep in time for Christmas. And if you haven't already, head over to Sailor's Holiday Shop to find the perfect piece for that one friend who is extremely picky. We all have them.


Dress Code

Wearing: The Reformation dress- in store, J.Crew sweater- on sale w/ JINGLEStuart Weitzman boots, Kacey K choker c/o, Sloane Ranger bracelet c/oWanderlust & Co bracelet

Let's face the facts here. Sequins dazzle on the dance floor and can be a conversation starter, but the real shining star? Neutrals. 

Yep, you heard me right. Over the next few weeks of holiday swaying and sashaying, the masses will be sporting their shiniest duds, and if your game plan is to be the life of the party, go the counter-example of preferred sartorial holiday choices. Break the dress code and dress down to dress up. Similar to what I said a few weeks ago, wear simplistic pieces- this sweater/t-shirt mash up dress is a great example- pop on some great bling, or slip on some wicked shoes, and you, my friend are good to go.

If you aren't feeling the camel, try some velvet or lamé in a monochromatic shade. You'll still get the glitz and the glam, but sans the dancing disco ball. 

Party rules 101. 

Photos by Emily Malan

Santa Sailor | #DWCXMAS

Sometimes the internet fails us. Or we fail it. Same idea here, kids.

That brings us to a super Saturday post *cue applause*.

If you have been around here as of late you know that the holidays are in full swing. On Thursday, my girls

GraceySammy, and I teamed up bring you very merry #dwcxmas holiday giveaway.

That brings us to the plot twist of this week's novel, Rafflecopter failed us, so we have decided to relaunch the giveaway. Keep in mind, if you have already entered with the previous rules, it is still valid! The three of us chose our favorite stores- Gracey and MadewellTuckernuck via Sammy, and Topshop from yours truly- so that you can get yourself a little something special on us. (;

{Prizes} 1 $25 gift card to either Madewell + Topshop + Tuckernuck

1 $100 gift card to Nordstrom 

Enter below & good luck!!

{Giveaway is open till 12/18}

a Rafflecopter giveaway

'Tis the Season

On me: Vineyard Vines lounge pants c/oVineyard Vines shep shirt c/o, Sperry Top Sider x J.Crew boots (this year's version) On Reid: Vineyard Vines lounge pants c/oVineyard Vines sweater c/oL.L. Bean boots, vintage Barbour jacket

Oh, oh, oh, ode to joy. 

Before I begin another Christmas story, may we begin with declaring how Town & Country- esque, Reid- my brother, if you are new around here- and yours truly look. As I've learned, there are four vital characteristics of looking like you stepped out of a holiday shoot OR a Ralph Lauren ad, if ya know, are attending a black tie ball this evening or apres-skiing somewhere out West.

Now, these characteristics you might ask. Perhaps the most important yet underrated one of all, a dog. Yes, a living, breathing, hyper d-o-g. After all, it is a doggy dog world, and we're all just living in it. To go along with your four-legged friend, running. Not Usain Bolt, sprinting a mile a minute running, but a more nonchalantly casual jog in the great outdoors "run". Your hair should also be blowing in the wind, and smile. Please, you do not want to see outtakes from this post. Onto numero 3, you might ask, where are we running with a dog? The great outdoors, I answer. Preferably with snow on the ground and whilst it is snowing. Because you must look like you live in a snow globe on a regular basis. To round out the list, the clothes. It always comes back to the clothes. And what isn't  more festive than matching plaid, boots, and Barbour?

Under the tree this year? Vineyard Vines sweaters, loungewear, and shep shirts. Trust me, those will become your most worn pieces from December 24th-31st. Then, we go to Nike... uh, for a day. 

'Tis the season to living a Christmas ready life all day, everyday. 

I will spare you a story today, but you know where to find me whenever you would like a jolly good tale of Christmas past.


Wearing: Zara coat- size downMadewell scarf- on saleMother jeans (last worn here), Asos button down,Zara boots, Larsson & Jennings watch (sold out, shop all watches here), Ray-Ban shades

As the Northeast gets whacked with another storm this week- which means snow- I feel like it is socially-acceptable to finally bust out the holiday tunes, let your Clark Griswold-esque holiday freak flag fly AND be "the jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the nuthouse... that Santa has ever seen".

Whatever floats your boat. 

As my calendar quickly fills up with holiday events... and, um, er, finals.... I'm all about holiday dressing that is easy and doesn't make me look like a Christmas tree.  Instead you can find me in whole lotta blackwatch, velvet, cashmere, and wool coats; one at a time or all at once. 

Now, I've teamed up with my favorite babes....

Caroline,Frannie,Sammy, and Gracey to bring you a #dwcxmas- follow on Insta for more. Be sure to hop and skip on over to each blog for their own take on holiday dressing.

That is all for now. This self-proclaimed holiday fanatic has some studying to do. 


:: 2015 is around the corner, go and enter my giveaway to win a Graphic Image planner ::

:: Don't wanna look like Christmas threw up you? Yeah, I feel ya...head here ::

:: Still need to do some shopping?... #SAILORSHOLIDAYSHOP at your service ::

Photos by Reid Secondo