January 17, 2018

And just like that winter is back and the snow flurries are flying - which you'd think I would get tired of, but I just don't. 

In fact, I love each and every time it snows, it's so pretty. I mean, in my opinion if it's going to be cold it might as well snow - which I know is not how the majority feels - but if you are going to live in the Northeast you might as well embrace the winter. It's so much more enjoyable if you just appreciate and love it.

Speaking of embracing it...lets talk about this skirt. At first I was a little hesitant about it, when I ordered it online the layers looked much differently than how they appeared when I pulled it out of the box, soon as I put it on I was enamoured. 

It flows so effortlessly and is incrediby light and flattering for the amount of fabric - it's hard to see, but the silver on the sides are actaully additional pieces of fabric that are detached from the black - making it look like they are just floating beside you as you walk. I received so many compliments on this piece that I ended up wearing it a few times in a row and would just change up a few of the pieces to go along with it in order to dress it up and down. 

DELFI Collective Eliza Skirt from Rent the Runway | 5th & Magnolia

For dinner out with the husband I paired it with this adorable crop sweater and black booties, and then for brunch dressed it down with a neutral chunky knit sweater & tan suede boots and some colored tights. Such an easy change (especially since we were traveling and packed light) but a completely different look. 

Express Crop Top | 5th & Magnolia

DELFI Collective Eliza Skirt | 5th & Magnolia

p.s. - how cute is the back of this top?! Love the deep front and back neckline - and it's reversible...genius!

Express Crop Tie Top and DELFI Collective Skirt

Rent the Runway | 5th & Magnolia

Rent the Runway DELFI Collective Eliza Skirt | 5th & Magnolia

DELFI Collective Eliza Skirt for Rent the Runway | 5th & Magnolia

DELFI Collective Eliza Skirt | OOTD | 5th & Magnolia

Happy winter still kids.

xo - margaret


Winter Layers

January 8, 2018

Winter has been playing a very cruel, cruel joke on us this past week...with temperatures in the upper 40's and even lower 50's down in Boston it's got me thinking Spring is just around the corner. 

Anthropologie Hat | Gap Scarf | Chambray | OOTD

But if there is one thing that living in New England has taught me, it's that this early in the season... winter is certainly not over yet. In fact, last year a similar thing happened after Christmas, in that it got super warm (upper 50's even) and then plummeted back into the 20's dumping a few feet of snow on us. So, winter, I have your digits...I know what you are up to, and although I am going to enjoy not having to wear a coat, I am not putting my coats away too early again this year!

Anthropologie Hat | Gap Scarf | Chambray | LL Bean Boots

LL Bean Boots | Gap Scarf | Chambray | 5th & Magnolia

And I most definitely will be daydreaming of spring over these next few days of warmer weather - before that cold snap hits again and I am back to being all bundled up.

Anthropologie Hat | Gap Scarf | Chambray

Gap Chambray, Gap Maroon Crop Pants and Plaid Scarf

Cheers to no winter coats for the next few days!

xo - margaret

Velvet Crush

December 10, 2017

Part of the holiday season that I love the most is all of the festivals, events and shows that surround it - and one in particular that has become an annual tradition for us is to attend the Portland Symphony Orchestra Magic of Christmas. 

It started a few years back as a girls day outing with my mom, sister, aunt and cousin and has now spread over into a 2 day even with my husband and I attending as well. I simply cannot get enough - and look forward to it each year. The entire theatre is decorated, the courtyard is strung with lights and the amount of holiday goodness that fills the auditorium is infectious. I literally sit there with a smile on my face the entire time.

Express Blush Tulle Skirt and Express Velvet Bodysuit in Maroon

Express Velvet Deep V Maroon Bodysuit | 5th & Magnolia

It's also an excuse to get dressed up in festive attire, which you all know I love, so really it's a win win.

This year I went with velvet & tulle - which quickly became a repeat on the holiday party circuit. This velvet bodysuit seriously goes with anything...denim, skirts, leggings, layered under cardigans or vests...the list goes on. Such a good buy!

Express Velvet Deep V Maroon Bodysuit and Tulle

Express Velvet Deep V Bodysuit | Holiday Lookbook

Express Blush Tulle Skirt with Velvet Deep V Maroon Bodysuit

Express Velvet Deep V Maroon Bodysuit | 5th & Magnolia

Express Velvet Deep V Maroon Bodysuit and fur wrap

What's your go-to holiday look this season?


xo - margaret