obsessed with 2
  1. The cutest heart booties from DVF. Wouldn’t they be the perfect Valentine’s Day gift?
  2. Mod sunglasses by Karen Walker
  3. Stackable gold rings to look like a true fashion blogger
  4. Splurge-worthy Balenciaga cable shopper bag. Spotted on Kate Bosworth not too long ago.
  5. A perfect camel sweater. For $20.
  6. A cool lilac dip-dye faux fur throw from West Elm. I’d pair this with an ivory sofa and teal pillows for a pretty, feminine living room.
  7. Essie’s ‘Wicked’ nail polish, which makes me feel a little edgy every time I wear it.

OBSESSED WITH

1. Cool mosaic cat-eye glasses
2. Gold cuff that goes with everything
3. Wintry white coat to match the snow
4. Burgundy Valentino bag that I’ve been coveting for a while
5. Pretty floral trousers from one of my favorite stores, Reiss
6. Amethyst bookends because I’ve been on an interior design kick lately
7. Coffee table book with plenty of entertaining tips for the holidays

Source: Pantone

Pantone just announced Marsala as the color of 2015 and I’m sold. It’s a warm, earthy kind of burgundy with hints of copper and terracotta. I personally love all shades of red (did you know it increases your attractiveness level to guys?) so I was really happy to see Pantone pick this rich wine color.

For those of you going “What is Pantone and why do they get to pick the color of the year, hmm?”, this color guide company combs through the entire design industry, including fashion, interiors and industrials, to find a common color theme that ties together our current trends. It’s a process that takes over 12 months to complete!

See below for my favorite Marsala red picks:

This stunning dress, perfect for a holiday dinner party! ($332)

These trousers, which would keep your legs both warm and stylish at the office. ($70)

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Amazing (faux) snakeskin and velvet loafers for a steal ($30)

Or for a splurge, this slimming leather pencil skirt ($3,135)

And this classy Essie polish, which would go well with basically any outfit imaginable. ($8.50)

P.S. A look at past colors of the year:

womens sizing

Racked and social shopping network, Fitbay, teamed up to do a study on which stores’ sizes run big and which ones’ run small. They looked at what percentage of women wear a small at each store and found that there can be as much as a 30% difference!

I personally agree with this nice little chart they made. I usually size up at Zara but I almost always size down at Banana Republic and J. Crew. I used to be really self-conscious about my size, sometimes squeezing myself into a dress even if I could barely breathe. Now I live by the mantra “you’re the only one who knows the size on the tag.” Everyone else just sees how it looks on you.

P.S. This article is sadly so true for me.