Hi. Do you guys remember me? I feel like this holiday season has been so full of holiday content, sponsored posts, and ALL OF THE GIFT GUIDES… there hasn’t been as much time for the personal stuff. I’m just coming up for air now and it feels good to take a big deep breath and say hello. So HI! How are you doing? How are your holidays? Did you like the gift guides? Kelly and I have both been working really hard on them… so I hope you do. To be honest, they are kind of just my favorite to pull together… I love gift-giving and take so much pride in picking out the perfect present. There are plenty more to come… every afternoon this week, and then 3 more next week. Maybe I went overboard this year (there are over twenty) but putting them together is just so much fun!
Things are good here. I am scurrying around a bit today – finishing the last of holiday shopping, shooting a few last minute campaigns with Lydia and so on and so forth. Tomorrow I leave for one last trip before the holidays… I’m going down to Cozumel for a project with the Intercontinental Presidente. I am excited for a little sunshine… and snorkeling! It’s a quick trip (I’m back Sunday night) and then there is just one week until Christmas – how did that happen? I’m really not sure – time has been moving way too fast lately!
Alsoooo be sure you enter our holiday giveaway if you haven’t already – the prize is just so good! I’m choosing a winner on Monday. A few of you have wondered if bloggers actually pick a winner for the giveaways (I got some interesting snaps this week) and the answer is YES!!! I always just email the winner(s) directly (it doesn’t feel like it warrants a post?) but since you’ve asked, I will announce the winner on twitter and Snapchat. 🙂
This leopard coat is easily one of my favorite things in my closet. It goes with everything I own from dresses (as seen here and here) to a more casual ensemble like this one: a cute top and jeans. It’s starting to sell out in a few sizes so if you love it, I’d def recommend snapping it up ASAP (I’m wearing a size small).
While I have you… I’m starting to plan my content out for January. What do you want to see more of? I will have more wellness + beauty posts coming (outfits too) but let me know! Recipes? DIYs? Let me know in the comments!
Outfit Details: J. McLaughlin Leopard Coat // EDIT Swing Top // DL1961 Instasculpt Jeans // Chanel Purse // Manolo Blahnik Pumps // The Stripe x Ben-Amun Coin Cuff
Look for Less: Coat // Top // Jeans // Bag // Pumps
Love that my fav BaubleBar earrings now come in this more dressed up version. Best beaded tassels!!!
I am always on the hunt for cute blouses with sleeves (it sounds like that should be easy but it’s actually hard!!!) and I love this top. As it’s a 3/4 sleeve, the bell sleeve doesn’t feel overpowering (As much as I love the trend, I can look like I weigh 1,000,000 lbs. in a lot of bell-sleeve things!) I’m wearing a size small and I am thinking about going back for the white one!
photography by Lydia Hudgens.
That’s a gorgeous coat but I don’t think I’d have the confidence to wear it haha The top is so cute, I love the sleeves.
Aw you should give it a try!! I find that leopard really does go with everything!
I love your blog and read it every morning while I warm up for my day with my tea. Your personality and voice really come through in your posts and the content feels authentic. I’d love to see more posts on beauty, wellness, fitness and more recipes! Cheers!
Aw, what a sweet comment Alexandra! And thank you so much for the suggestions! Enjoy the rest of your week! xo
Love the coat! Any trip to a warm location around this time of year is perfect! Have fun!
Would love to see more DIY posts as well as Q&As and maybe a workout or two posts!
Thank you Tracy!!! Appreciate the feedback! 🙂 xo
You look gorgeous here! And I LOVED the gift guides. They were awesome and so helpful! Thanks again – I know they were a lot of work!!!
Thank you Audrey! I am glad that you found them helpful!!! Gift Guides tend to get fewer comments than my other posts… so sometimes you just don’t know!
LOVE the gift guides…..mainly because I have more shopping to do. I look forward to your January wellness and beauty posts. And thank you for always including Look for Less.
Yay – so glad to hear that!! Thanks for the feedback, Cecelia!
I love that leopard coat! It’s such a cute and fun statement piece! The sleeves on that blouse are also gorgeous!
Thank you so much for the kind words, Helen! I love both pieces so much. Hope you are having a great week! xx
Such a classic look! Love it!
Thank you Jenn!! xx
Hi Grace! Your personal posts are always my favorites. I also enjoy your wellness posts, and recently I really liked the “what to wear on a date” post.
Thank you so much for the feedback, Leah!!! And I’m so glad you liked the date-wear post! xx
Nice shirts with sleeves ARE so hard to find!! I’m always on the lookout.
So, so hard!!! All the cute things are either sweaters or sleeveless tops… I have spent hours looking for cute tops with sleeves (how sad is that!!) This one is def a fav!
Hi Grace! Since you asked, I love wellness and fitness posts and would love to know more about your new regimen. You seem to have a really balanced take on health that I really enjoy. I also love your monthly book posts (any book posts, really!) x
Thank you so much for the comment, Amy!! There will definitely be more wellness content to come. Fitness, too. 🙂
I am so delayed with my reading list!! I feel badly that I missed November but December will be coming soon… AND I am working on a really cool reading list recommendation page where you will be able to filter all of my favorite books. So excited to get that launched.
Hope you are having a great week!! xx
That coat is stunning! Hope you’re having a great week, Grace! Xo.
Thanks Jillian!! Back at you 🙂 xx
Love this outfit!!! The sleeve on that blouse is awesome… and I’m sensing that’s going to be a huge trend this spring (crazy we’re already thinking about spring fashion). Enjoy your trip!
I swoon a little bit every time you wear those pumps. They get me every time.
I love your balance of content as it is. You can tell you aren’t burnt out by it, which makes for interesting reads. I wouldn’t complain about more travel posts, though. Living vicariously until my next trip!
would you be able to share what lip color you’re wearing here? I’ve been wondering ever since you originally posted this! thanks!!
Oh gosh, I don’t remember! It looks like it could be the L’Oreal paint in the red orange color?