Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Home for the Holidays

Initial bracelet: Waiting on Martha and Gold Bangles: J.Crew | Pendant Necklace: Julie Vos | Denim: Paige | Boots: Tory Burch | Sweater: Vince | Striped Shirt: Gap 

Currently, I am on my way into New York City to spend the next week finishing up a project for work. Although I am sad to be missing out on New Year's festivities with my friends and loved ones, I am so thankful that I could spend a full week at home with my family for Christmas. Follow along on my Instagram (@lexrest) to get a little extra peak on my week in the Big Apple. Have a safe and very Happy New Year with your friends and family! xx

P.S. Thank you for letting me borrow your sweater, mom - love you!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

New Year's Sparkle

If you celebrated Christmas yesterday, I hope that you all had a wonderful time with your loved ones. Can you believe that New Year's Eve is already next week? Here are some fun accessories that I thought would be the perfect addition to any outfit to help you ring in 2014 with extra sparkle. xx

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Fisherman Sweater

Photo Credits: Brett Doonan from Brett Doonan Photography

Sweater: Banana Republic (similar here and here) | Denim: Paige | Boots: Frye | Earrings: Sole Society

There is something special about a fisherman's sweater and the effortless style it brings to any outfit. Maybe it is because I remember it being a staple piece in my mother's wardrobe when I was growing up. Or, it could be that I associate it with being back East with my family at home where these pictures were taken. What are some of your favorite pieces and what makes them special to you? Happy Christmas eve to you and yours! xx

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Holiday Cozy

Holiday Cozy

During the holidays, one of the things I look most forward to is having an excuse to wear comfortable clothes and pajamas a little more often than usual. This weekend, I am flying home to Connecticut to spend the week with my family for Christmas (I am so excited!) It may sound silly, but I feel spoiled that I get to see them again already due to Thanksgiving and Christmas being so close together this year. Cozy socks, pajamas and warm slippers are certainly on my packing list, as they will be perfect for Christmas morning and relaxing all together. In fact, the above would also make great gift ideas if you still have a few left to purchase! xx

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Winter Parka

Coat: Anthropologie (similar here) | Turtleneck Sweater: J.Crew | Denim: J Brand | Bag: Forever 21 (no longer available) | Booties: Steven by Steve Madden 

When picking out an outfit, I believe that you do not always need to pile on a ton of accessories or color to make it work. This outfit is simple but I think that the details in the parka wool coat and corresponding gray turtleneck adds just enough. Even better, it kept me warm during a particularly cold weekend here in Chicago. Sometimes, less is more. xx

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Little Black Skirt


Photo Credits: Brett Doonan from Brett Doonan Photography

 Necklace: ILY COUTURE | Blouse: Juicy Couture (no longer available) | Skirt: Xhilaration | Heels: Steve Madden (similar here and here| Clutch: Tory Burch 

I am always on the hunt for the perfect little black dress. However, I love the idea of a little black skirt this year. What I like even more is that you can mix and match it with different blouse's and accessories in order to create an entirely different look (perfect for the holiday season!) Here I paired my little black skirt with a classic white button down and favorite ILY COUTURE necklace for an added holiday sparkle. Only one more day until the weekend! xx


Monday, December 9, 2013

Gift Guide: Monogrammed

There is something special about personalizing a gift with one's monogram. Each of the items above offer the option to be personalized. I received the J.Crew scarf last year as a gift and I love how warm and cozy it is for the winter. The fact that my monogram has been added it to it, makes it that much more unique. Which one is your favorite? xx

Friday, December 6, 2013

Gift Guide: For Her

1. Tory Burch | 2. Loren Hope | 3. Kate Spade (So Swoozies) | 4. Kate Spade | 5. Bobbi Brown | 6. Blair Ritchey | 7. J.Crew Factory | 8. J.Crew

Perfect for our mothers, sisters and friends. Who is on your list this year? I have more holiday posts planned for next week that I am so excited to share with you. Have a wonderful weekend! xx

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Gift Guide: For Him

1. J.Crew | 2. i-Phone Camera | 3. Gap | 4. J.Crew | 5. Barnes and Noble | 6. Beats Headphones | 7. Under Armour | 8. Ugg

For the guys in our lives! xx

Monday, December 2, 2013

No Place Like Home

Vest: J.Crew | Red Flats: Tory Burch | Blouse: LOFT | Denim: AG (Similar here and here) | Hat: LOFT | Bracelets: J.Crew and Madewell

This cozy outfit truly signifies my personal style and how I spent my time over the past few days. My family and I did a lot of eating and drinking by the fire, movie nights and walks down to the beach.  I believe that home is wherever my family is at that moment. Being with them is so special, because we do not get to see each other as much as we all would like. I wish I could tap my heels together three times whenever I missed them, because there really is no place like home.

How did you spend your holiday weekend? xx
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