Forgive me in advance for the amount of photos in this post, but I just love everything about it. The location, the sunshine, the trees changing color, the warm cappuccino in my hands, and the outfit. It makes me happy. Will and I were in an excellent groove the day we did all of these shots and it really comes through in the images. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Thanks Will - just lovely! What a year of shooting - so many favorites to choose from and so many more in the queue. 

For Holiday Dreamin' : Week 2 I am taking a simple approach. It's all about streamlining. The four things I will highlight this week are items that you will have in your closet forever. As we shop for gifts for everyone on our list, think about simplifying your own life and being happy with pieces that will last you a decade, not a season! 


Item #1: A soft, basic, plaid, oversized scarf. The one I have on is from Zara two years ago, but plaid is having a moment, so there are plenty available. The one most similar to mine is here at Asos for $34.00. You will have it forever.

Item #2 and #3: A fabulous, versatile handbag and a kick ass pair of kicks that you can dress up/down everyday for pure comfort. 

#2: This See By Chloe bag will last me forever. Navy goes with everything! Including BLACK! Here are some bags that will be your favorite, but won't break the bank: here from Topshop (kind of love this) for $125.00 or here from Foley and Corinna available at NM Last Call for $145.00.

#3: Remember these? Crisp, Cool, Edgy but Old School - Adidas Gazelles: here at Zappos for $60.00.

Oh this shot... the colors! The lighting! The moment Will captured! Might be one of my favorites of the year.

I love this blazer from Zara, but the real star of the show is Item #4: The Perfect White Tee from Everlane. If you keep up with my blog then you know I am obsessed with Everlane and always talk about how fab the company is - here - here -  here - here - here - GET IT? :o) Haha. Anyway - put one of these tees on your holiday list for $15.00 HERE . 

Holidays are about celebrating the present, but also about reflecting/looking back on the year! When you look over your shoulder, what makes you happy? What makes you smile? Capture those glimpses and hope that you will recreate, relive, and double them in 2015! 

For the next three weeks here is my advice:

practice deep breaths and patience.

Eat lots of cookies and drink lots of spiked eggnog.

Laugh and be MERRY.

Smile and reflect. And love every second. 

Have a fun, fashionable, and holiday-rific day,