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  • 11/29/17--22:13: Valentine’s Day

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    It’s officially December, so I’m afraid we can pretend no longer.  It’s high time we all start chipping away at our gift lists, and as discussed on instagram live this week, it seems there are few people harder to shop for than COWORKERS.  Just like office attire, holiday gifts for coworkers always depend on the industry, company culture, and individual.  I’ve worked in some offices where it’s super weird to get your colleagues holiday gifts, and in others where it’s super weird if you don’t.  Regardless of where your workplace lands on that beautiful spectrum of weirdness, below is my list of your best bets for showing your colleagues a little holiday appreciation.


    When evaluating coworker gifts, be thoughtful about not only what the person might like but also what their professional relationship is to you.  You may want to strike a different tone depending on whether the gift is for your boss versus a peer or an employee.  Ideally, the goal is to show a little holiday appreciation while simultaneously steering clear of any Love Actually-style awkwardness.


    Whether it’s a “please don’t torpedo my year-end bonus” gift for a boss, an “I wish you would stop whistling and start showering” gift for the creepy dude in accounting, or a “thanks for bringing me gatorade the morning after last year’s holiday party” gift for a great friend at work, there’s a little something for everyone…


    If you have any good gift ideas for coworkers that I’ve missed, please share in the comments below!



    #1. //  Cashmere Wrap

    A cashmere wrap or cardigan is perfect to keep at your desk for chilly work days.  I’ve had my White + Warren wrap for a few years now, and it still looks brand new!

     


    #2. //   Coffee Mug

    You can’t go wrong with a cute mug for male or female coworkers.  Better yet, snag a mug that’s personalized with the recipient’s initial… because nobody knows where those standard-issue mugs in the office kitchen have really been, amiright?


     


    #3. //  2018 AGENDA

    I have to admit, I’m a sucker for an old-fashioned calendar.  This agenda has a place for all of your to-do lists, appointments, contacts, everything, and has the cutest touches throughout!  (Side note: Also obsessed with this work-to-play desktop folio, which makes planning your week so much easier!)


     


    #4. //  Work Bag

    Check out the below beauties that look great and have all the essential interior pockets to keep you organized.  For men, check out a sleek leather messenger bag or backpack.

     



    #5. // Compact

    Whether it’s kept in your work tote for touch-ups on-the-go or stowed away in your top drawer for use at your desk, a mirrored compact is a must-have for staying fresh throughout a long workday.



    #6. // Tumbler and/or Thermos

    I never leave the house in the morning without a tumbler or thermos full of coffee!  Whether the gift recipient is a coffee addict, a tea connoisseur or someone who wants to keep hot soup toasty for lunchtime, tumblers and thermoses are always home-run gifts.


    #7. // Picture Frame

    A picture frame is a great addition to any desktop, and will make their workspace feel more like home.  Also check out this genius digital photo frame!


     


    #8. // Business Card Case

    When in doubt, go for a cute card case!  It’s super professional with a thoughtful touch.


     


    #9. //  Notebook

    This  “hustle hard” notebook is perfect for all of those super important business notes (or weekend plans, or shopping lists…).


     


    #10. //  The Perfect Pen

    Montblanc is the epitome of pen sophistication, but how fun is this Ted Baker set?!

     


    #11. // Ceramic Tray

    At-the-ready to hold paperclips, snacks or rings when your fingers are busy flying across your keyboard, a cute ceramic tray is always a hit.


     


    One last note!  Speaking of instagram live this week, I received lots of questions via DM and email after the live asking about the website that I mentioned which I often use to shop across multiple retailers.  The website is shopstyle.com and in addition to being an amazing search engine for products, I also just stumbled across their holiday gift guides which I thought were AMAZING.  After scrolling through the rest of my coworker gift picks below, you can check their gift guides out here if you’re looking for additional gifting ideas!



    THE ULTIMATE COWORKER HOLIDAY GIFT LIST

     

     

    Thanks to Shopstyle for partnering on this post!


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  • 12/02/17--16:14: Holiday Sparkle
  • PANTS: c/o Banana Republic  |  SHOES: c/o Banana Republic  |  FUR VEST: c/o Banana Republic  |  SWEATER: old, similar HERE



    This weekend marked the beginning of the onslaught of holiday parties for us and I couldn’t be more excited.  Since you know I’ve been crushing hard on the metallic trend this season, I immediately snatched up these metallic pieces from Banana Republic, which I know will be repeat offenders throughout the holiday season.  The oxfords have been on my feet all week long, and the silver pants offer just the right bit of holiday sparkle for day or nighttime events.



    Banana Republic has a super strong line up of other stunning holiday-ready pieces, and you can check out the beauties I’m eyeing up below!  Needless to say, this skirt and this dress are already in my shopping cart…



     


    Also!  If you read my recent post on winter commute essentials for the working girl, you know that I’m all about cozy fur stoles and earmuffs that double as headphones during the cold weather months.  I stumbled upon the below sets from Banana Republic which would be AMAZING holiday gifts!



     

    PANTS: c/o Banana Republic  |  SHOES: c/o Banana Republic  |  FUR VEST: c/o Banana Republic  |  SWEATER: old, similar HERE



    Thanks to Banana Republic for partnering on this post!


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    New York City fashion blogger wearing a black ruffle off-the-shoulder long-sleeve sweater with a blue jacquard floral midi skirt a thin black belt with pearl embellishment a beaded black shoulder bag black sunglasses and black pointy patent leather pumpsNew York City fashion blogger wearing a black ruffle off-the-shoulder long-sleeve sweater with a blue jacquard floral midi skirt a thin black belt with pearl embellishment a beaded black shoulder bag black sunglasses

    MIDI SKIRT:  c/o White House Black Market  |  OFF-SHOULDER SWEATER: c/o White House Black Market |  PEARL BELT: c/o White House Black Market  |  BEADED BUCKET BAG: c/o White House Black Market  |  EARRINGS: Marc Jacobs (old, love these!)   |  SUNGLASSES: BP (old, similar HERE)  |  PUMPS: Saint Laurent (old, similar HERE)  |  LIP: Laura Mercier (Seduction)

    I think it’s safe to say that we’ve got the whole holiday dress thang covered, so today I thought it would be great to highlight some amazing skirts that would be perfect for upcoming holiday soirees (and beyond).  In addition to the beautiful blue jacquard midi skirt I’m wearing today, I’ve rounded up my twelve favorite holiday skirts that are all under $150 below!  It will surely come as no surprise that this plaid skirt and this gold beauty are already in my shopping cart…


    New York City fashion blogger wearing a black ruffle off-the-shoulder long-sleeve sweater with a blue jacquard floral midi skirt a thin black belt with pearl embellishment a beaded black shoulder bag black sunglasses and black pointy patent leather pumpsNew York City fashion blogger wearing a black ruffle off-the-shoulder long-sleeve sweater with a blue jacquard floral midi skirt a thin black belt with pearl embellishment a beaded black shoulder bag black sunglasses and black pointy patent leather pumps


    12 Perfect Holiday Skirts Under $150

    New York City fashion blogger wearing a black ruffle off-the-shoulder long-sleeve sweater with a blue jacquard floral midi skirt a thin black belt with pearl embellishment a beaded black shoulder bag black sunglasses and black pointy patent leather pumpsNew York City fashion blogger wearing a black ruffle off-the-shoulder long-sleeve sweater with a blue jacquard floral midi skirt a thin black belt with pearl embellishment  black sunglasses New York City fashion blogger wearing a black ruffle off-the-shoulder long-sleeve sweater with a blue jacquard floral midi skirt a thin black belt with pearl embellishment a beaded black shoulder bag black sunglasses and black pointy patent leather pumpsNew York City fashion blogger wearing a black ruffle off-the-shoulder long-sleeve sweater with a blue jacquard floral midi skirt a thin black belt with pearl embellishment a beaded black shoulder bag black sunglasses and black pointy patent leather pumps

    MIDI SKIRT:  c/o White House Black Market  |  OFF-SHOULDER SWEATER: c/o White House Black Market |  PEARL BELT: c/o White House Black Market  |  BEADED BUCKET BAG: c/o White House Black Market  |  EARRINGS: Marc Jacobs (old, love these!)   |  SUNGLASSES: BP (old, similar HERE)  |  PUMPS: Saint Laurent (old, similar HERE)  |  LIP: Laura Mercier (Seduction)


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    Mary Orton of the fashion blog Memorandum wears tamara mellon black booties, dark wash high-waisted mom jeans with a raw hem, a black embossed bag and a long grey and black leopard coat


    Despite being an incurable shoe hoarder lover, I don’t believe I have ever owned a pair of shoes that I have legitimately worn 16 hours a day, six days in a row… by choice.  As you may have seen on my insta stories lately, I have been completely, utterly, hopelessly obsessed with these Tamara Mellon Hustler boots and have (truly) been wearing them every single day since their arrival.  From work meetings to casual Friday at the office to swanky holiday parties and everything in between, the boots have not left my feet.  Today, I’m showcasing two favorite ways to style them, and breaking down all of the reasons why they’re officially my favorite boots.


    NYC fashion blogger wears a long sleeve grey plaid dress with a black embossed waist belt, black sheer tights, black tamara mellon suede booties, embossed black shoulder bag, black sunglasses, gold choker, and long camel coatNYC fashion blogger wears a long sleeve grey plaid dress with a black embossed waist belt, black sheer tights, black tamara mellon suede booties, embossed black shoulder bag, black sunglasses, gold choker


    First, let’s talk about the brand.  If the name Tamara Mellon doesn’t ring any bells, let me give you a quick tune up:  Tamara Mellon co-founded a little footwear line called JIMMY freaking CHOO back in 1996.  I should probably mic-drop it there, but let me just tell you that after winning the shoe game with Jimmy Choo, this epic lady boss decided she wanted to change the game and rewrite the rules.  I have to say, every mantra of her new eponymous brand rings true with me after trying out these “Hustler” boots.  The shoe’s design is truly perfect, and the quality is unparalleled.  But, the best part?  By cutting out corporate fat and industry middlemen (remember, this isn’t her first rodeo) she’s offering up a TOP notch luxury shoe, at a fraction of the price.  It honestly looks and feels like a $2K boot, but retails for $525.  Insanity.


    NYC fashion blogger wears a long sleeve grey plaid dress with a black embossed waist belt, black sheer tights, black tamara mellon suede booties, embossed black shoulder bag, black sunglasses, gold choker, and long camel coatNYC fashion blogger wears a long sleeve grey plaid dress with a black embossed waist belt, black sheer tights, black tamara mellon suede booties, embossed black shoulder bag, and long camel coat


    Not only is every last detail of the tapered toe and sleek silhouette absolutely perfect, but somehow, the shoe is UNBELIEVABLY comfortable.  Combining this comfort factor with the versatility of the style… well, I may never wear another shoe.  The pointed toe lends a classic touch making it appropriate in a dressy or professional setting, while the block heel and sleek suede construction allow it to pair effortlessly with your favorite weekend duds.  And, especially during the brutally cold winter months, I’m in desperate need of a true alternative to a classic pump—something with more coverage that doesn’t sacrifice style.  The only question is whether I buy the tan or the sand color next…


    NYC fashion blogger wears a long sleeve grey plaid dress with a black embossed waist belt, black sheer tights, embossed black shoulder bag, black sunglasses, gold chokerNYC fashion blogger wears a long sleeve grey plaid dress with a black embossed waist belt, black sheer tights, black tamara mellon suede booties, embossed black shoulder bag, and long camel coat NYC fashion blogger wears a long sleeve grey plaid dress with a black embossed waist belt, black sheer tights, black tamara mellon suede booties, embossed black shoulder bag, black sunglasses, gold choker, and long camel coatNYC fashion blogger wears a long sleeve grey plaid dress with a black embossed waist belt, black sheer tights, black tamara mellon suede booties, embossed black shoulder bag, black sunglasses, and gold chockerNYC fashion blogger wears a long sleeve grey plaid dress with a black embossed waist belt, black sheer tights, black tamara mellon suede booties, embossed black shoulder bag, black sunglasses, and gold choker


    As evidenced by today’s photos, I wore the boots earlier in the workweek with a classic glen plaid sheath dress and a camel coat.  As the work week came to a close, these boots didn’t skip a beat when being dressed down.  I love how effortlessly chic they look with a pair of relaxed mom jeans, basic black turtleneck, and this leopard statement jacket.


    Mary Orton of the fashion blog Memorandum wears tamara mellon black booties, dark wash high-waisted mom jeans with a raw hem, a black embossed bag, a long grey and black leopard coat, and black sunglasses Mary Orton of the fashion blog Memorandum wears dark wash high-waisted mom jeans with a raw hem, a black embossed bag, a long grey and black leopard coat, and black sunglasses


    In addition to blathering on about the boots, I also have to give a special shoutout to this dreamy Tamara Mellon bag.  I’ve been fielding constant emails and direct messages asking about it after wearing it several days this week on insta stories.  It should come as no surprise that like the boots, the bag is also one of my favorite wardrobe additions of late.  It strikes the perfect balance of structured and relaxed with beautiful gold circular handles and an adjustable cross-body strap.  You can expect to see this beauty in heavy rotation for months and years to come.


    Mary Orton of the fashion blog Memorandum wears tamara mellon black booties, dark wash high-waisted mom jeans with a raw hem, a black embossed bag, a long grey and black leopard coat, and black sunglasses Mary Orton of the fashion blog Memorandum wears tamara mellon black booties, dark wash high-waisted mom jeans with a raw hem, a black embossed bag, a long grey and black leopard coat, and black sunglassesMary Orton of the fashion blog Memorandum wears tamara mellon black booties, dark wash high-waisted mom jeans with a raw hem, a black embossed bag, a long grey and black leopard coatMary Orton of the fashion blog Memorandum wears tamara mellon black booties, dark wash high-waisted mom jeans with a raw hem, a black embossed bag, a long grey and black leopard coat Mary Orton of the fashion blog Memorandum wears tamara mellon black booties, dark wash high-waisted mom jeans with a raw hem, a black embossed bag, a long grey and black leopard coat

     

    Outfit 1: 


    BOOTS: c/o Tamara Mellon  |  BAG: c/o Tamara Mellon  |  DRESS: Mango  | COAT: Topshop (Old, similar HERE)  |  BELT: Old, Similar HERE  |  NECKLACE: Kenneth Jay Lane (Sold out, similar HERE)  |  SUNGLASSES: BP (Similar HERE)  |  LIP: Nars (Under My Thumb, currently on sale!)

    Outfit 2:

     BOOTS: c/o Tamara Mellon  |  BAG: c/o Tamara Mellon  |  JACKET: Smythe  |  JEANS: Old, Similar HERE  |  TOP: Splendid (Old, similar HERE)  |  BELT: old, similar HERE  |  SUNGLASSES: LeSpecs  |  LIP: Nars (Under My Thumb, currently on sale!)  |  EARRINGS: Chanel (vintage, love these!)

    Thanks to Tamara Mellon for partnering on this post!


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    NYC fashion blogger sits on a brick wall wearing a long burgundy coat, black tailored pants, a chunky cream turtleneck and metallic block heel mary jane pumpsMary Orton of Memorandum blog wears black tailored pants, long burgundy coat, white ruffle blouse, metallic block heel mary jane pumps and a black saint laurent bag

    SHOES: Valentino (on MAJOR SALE!) |  COAT: Barneys  |  PANTS: Theory (old, similar HERE)  |  SHIRT: Barneys  |  BAG: Saint Laurent (similar HERE)  |  LIP: Nars (Under My Thumb)

    I have five words for you, my friends:  Barneys New York Designer Sale.


    Ladies, feel free to “accidentally email” this post to your significant other.


    (Rich, to be clear, that was a joke. When I emailed you the post this morning, it was a true accident.  Also, I’m a size 2 in the Marc Jacobs polka dot skirt below.)


    The Barneys New York Designer Sale is one of the most incredible sales of the year, so get ready to POUNCE.  I round up all of my sale favorites for your browsing pleasure below, but let’s first take a minute to admire these metallic Valentino ankle-strap pumps which are a casual 52% OFF right now.  WHAT THE WHAT?


    Mary Orton of Memorandum blog wears black tailored pants, long burgundy coat, white ruffle blouse, metallic block heel mary jane pumps and a black saint laurent bagMary Orton of Memorandum blog wears black tailored pants, long burgundy coat, white ruffle blouse, metallic block heel mary jane pumps and a black saint laurent bagMary Orton of Memorandum blog wears black tailored pants, long burgundy coat, white ruffle blouse, metallic block heel mary jane pumps and a black saint laurent bag

     

    It’s no secret that I have a weakness for classic shoes, but I was particularly smitten by these silver Valentino pumps because of how incredibly versatile they are.  Of course, they satisfy my obsession with all things metallic at the moment, but I particularly love the dark, pewter shade of the leather which, combined with the classic silhouette, makes them as appropriate for a professional setting as they are for a holiday party.  The gorgeous metallic leather also makes them completely wearable year-round.  Pair them with your festive holiday outfits, take them to the office, and continue the rotation through spring and summer. And did I mention that they’re 52% off?  Because they’re 52% off.  They’re timeless Valentino pumps, and they’re 52% off.  That’s what I consider a no-brainer purchase—and it’s just ONE of the ridiculously amazing things you can snag in the sale right now.


    Fashion blogger in New York City sits on wall wearing valentino metallic block heel mary jane pumps Mary Orton of Memorandum blog wears black tailored pants, long burgundy coat, white ruffle blouse, metallic block heel mary jane pumps and a black saint laurent bag


    With Christmas creeping up on us quickly, the Barneys New York Designer Sale is the perfect opportunity to pick up a luxe gift for a special someone(s) in your life.  Of course, Barneys New York doesn’t only limit you to luxe clothes and shoes (although they’re my favorite) but get a load of their home goods, accessories, and beauty gifts as well!  Sizes and inventory are going crazy quick though, so don’t wait too long to check off your shopping list.  


    Mary Orton wears long burgundy coat, black sunglasses, black saint laurent bag


    BARNEYS DESIGNER SALE // HERE’S WHAT I’M BUYING

    • If you plan on doing any hosting for the holidays, these gold-striped border napkins will add a dash of glam to your table setting. Can’t wait to see these on my table!
    • Need an update to your weekend wear? These high-waisted flared jeans are just what you need. Dress them up with a ruffle blouse for a Friday night out or dress them down with a turtleneck for Sunday brunch. They look great with errythang.
    • I’m DROOLING over this croc-embossed tote which is perfect for the office and beyond!  Don’t forget to pick up an extra one for your mom, sister, or best friend.
    • You know I’m all about great statement earrings to frame the face, especially with so many upcoming parties to attend!  These confetti earrings are perfect because you get two in one. You can wear hoops alone or add the detachable horn charm.  OBSESSED.
    • If you still haven’t picked out your Christmas outfit yet, how about this beautiful red pleated skirt? Christmas-y yet ladylike.  I’m sold.
    • I can’t get enough of this ballet top which would be perfect with an a-line midi skirt or a wide-leg trouser.  STUNNING.

    Mary Orton of Memorandum blog wears black tailored pants, long burgundy coat, white ruffle blouse, metallic block heel mary jane pumps and a black saint laurent bagMary Orton of Memorandum blog wears black tailored pants, long burgundy coat, white ruffle blouse, metallic block heel mary jane pumps and a black saint laurent bagMary Orton of Memorandum blog wears black tailored pants, long burgundy coat, white ruffle blouse, metallic block heel mary jane pumps and a black saint laurent bag


    THE BEST OF THE BARNEYS NEW YORK DESIGNER SALE


    Sponsored by Barneys New York and ShopStyle.


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    Today, I’ve compiled all of my very favorite gifts under $100!  You can click on each item in the graphic below to shop and get more details on each product.  I hope these ideas help knock a few things off your list!


    If you’re still in need of great gift ideas, check out the AMAZING (seriously) gift guides on ShopStyle.com.  I’ve found some fantastic ideas for Rich, my dad and my brothers on ShopStyle’s “Gifts for Him” guide (like this cool backpack) and am also snagging some cute stocking stuffers from their “Gifts Under $25” list (love this leopard scarf!).  Their Gifts for Her guide is also amazing, and contains my favorite Everlane pointed toe flats, which reminded me that I’ve been wanting to get my mom a pair!  They have several other great guides for anyone and everyone you might be shopping for, so peruse them all here!  Happy shopping!



     


    Thanks to ShopStyle for partnering on this post!

     

    Wrap Soda Necklace Candle tumblers frames pj toolkit Passport Earrings Facial Brush Wine Openers Games Candle trio French Press Cocktail set and book Smashbox lipstick samples Cashmere travel set Portable Charger Dessert guide

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    NYC Fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum wears a pink, red, and black striped lace long-sleeve mock-neck midi dress with a black gucci waist belt, sheer tights, black double strap mary jane pumps, and black sunglasses

    DRESS: Sachin & Babi (ON SALE!)  |  SHOES: Jimmy Choo (sold out, similar HERE)  |  BELT: Gucci |  BAG: Saint Laurent (sold out, similar HERE) |  SUNGLASSES: BP (similar HERE)  |  EARRINGS: Chanel (vintage, love THESE!)  |  LIP: Nars (Starwoman)


    As far as holiday shopping goes, it’s officially CRUNCH TIME.  But, have no fear, another EPIC sale just started—the Neiman Marcus Friends & Family Sale—giving you plenty of time to tick off the rest of your list with some crazy steals.  Now through Sunday, you get 20% off regular-priced merchandise (some exclusions apply) with code “FRIENDME.”  Between this discount on full-priced items and the items that are already on crazy sale at Neiman Marcus (Exhibit A: the dress I’m wearing today!) I’m officially knocking out the rest of my shopping list in one fell swoop.


    Whether you’re looking for chic hostess gifts, gifts for him, gifts for little ones or a chic holiday frock for yourself, this sale has it all.  The dreamy lace Sachin & Babi dress that I’m wearing today is 40% off and while it would be beautiful for any holiday soirée, it’s also one of those rare frocks that would be perfect for special occasions all year round.  But that’s not the only gem I’ve snagged on sale, check out all of my sale picks below!


    NYC Fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum wears a pink, red, and black striped lace long-sleeve mock-neck midi dress with a black gucci waist belt, sheer tights, and black sunglassesNYC Fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum wears a pink, red, and black striped lace long-sleeve mock-neck midi dress with a black gucci waist belt, sheer tights, black double strap mary jane pumps, and black sunglasses NYC Fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum wears a pink, red, and black striped lace long-sleeve mock-neck midi dress with a black gucci waist belt, sheer tights, and black sunglasses


    NEIMAN MARCUS FRIENDS & FAMILY SALE // MY FAVORITES

    • Need a last minute cocktail dress for a holiday party? This one is a major steal and I also love this fun sequined option, perfect for New Year’s Eve.
    • I’m snagging Rich this beautiful scarf along with these great sneakers.
    • How delish is this chunky scarf?  Perfect gift for any lady in your life.
    • This coat is BEYOND GORGEOUS.  The color, the faux fur trim, everything.
    • Now’s a really good time to stock up on sweaters while they’re on sale! I’m currently eyeing this wear-everyday duster cardigan that can be thrown over a dress at the office or worn with yoga pants for the weekends.  I just can’t decide which color I like better…
    • I have a few friends that have newborns and I’m dying over all of the cuteness in the kid section.  Look at this cozy penguin onesie!!
    • If you’re stressing about your New Year’s Eve dress already, forget about it!  Throw on your favorite LBD and let these earrings do all the talking.
    • One can never have enough jeans to get through winter so snag a perfect cropped pair like these to show off your latest statement booties.
    • And speaking of booties, you can get these GORGEOUS nude booties from STUART WEITZMAN for an extra 20% off!

    NYC Fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum wears a pink, red, and black striped lace long-sleeve mock-neck midi dress with a black gucci waist belt, sheer tights, black double strap mary jane pumps, and black sunglasses NYC Fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum wears a pink, red, and black striped lace long-sleeve mock-neck midi dress with a black gucci waist belt, sheer tights, and black sunglasses

    DRESS: Sachin & Babi (ON SALE!)  |  SHOES: Jimmy Choo (sold out, similar HERE)  |  BELT: Gucci |  BAG: Saint Laurent (sold out, similar HERE) |  SUNGLASSES: BP (similar HERE)  |  EARRINGS: Chanel (vintage, love THESE!)  |  LIP: Nars (Starwoman)


    Thanks to Neiman Marcus for partnering on this post!


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    Mary Orton of the fashion blog, Memorandum, wears a snow leopard print jacket and matching mini skirt, black turtleneck, red shoulder bag Mary Orton of the fashion blog, Memorandum, wears a snow leopard print jacket and matching mini skirt, black turtleneck, red shoulder bag, and dainty silver bangles

    COAT: Maje  |  SKIRT: Maje  |  TURTLENECK: Old, similar HERE  |  BOOTS: Stuart Weitzman (similar HERE)  |  SUNGLASSES: old, similar HERE  |  LINK BRACELET: John Hardy  |  CUFF BRACELET: John Hardy  |  WRAP BRACELET: John Hardy  |  LIP: Nars (Starwoman)  |  TIGHTS: old, similar HERE

    Mary Orton of the fashion blog, Memorandum, wears a snow leopard print jacket and matching mini skirt, black turtleneck, red shoulder bag, dainty silver bangles, black sunglasses, and black heeled bootiesMary Orton of the fashion blog, Memorandum, wears a snow leopard print jacket, black turtleneck, dainty silver bangles


    When it comes to jewelry, I’m all about trendy statement pieces that come and go each season, but there’s nothing like those timeless treasures that you reach for year after year.  John Hardy has been a longtime favorite for understatedly chic wrist candy that never goes out of style, and these silver bracelets have been on constant rotation lately.


    Especially when it comes to accessorizing loud holiday outfits (or this coordinating leopard look!), I like to trade in my blingy earrings and cocktail rings for sleek beauties like these bracelets.  I snagged them at Bloomingdales a few months ago, and still can’t get enough.  The refined design with unique bamboo detailing makes them truly versatile and the perfect finishing touch without overpowering.


    Mary Orton of the fashion blog, Memorandum, wears a snow leopard print jacket and matching mini skirt, black turtleneck, red shoulder bag, dainty silver banglesMary Orton of the fashion blog, Memorandum, wears a snow leopard print jacket and matching mini skirt, black turtleneck, red shoulder bag, dainty silver bangles, black sunglasses, and black heeled bootiesMary Orton of the fashion blog, Memorandum, wears a snow leopard print jacket and matching mini skirt, black turtleneck, red shoulder bag, dainty silver bangles


    For some reason, trendy jewelry in the $50-100 range often seems more easily digestible to me.  However, when I think back on the number of those $50-100 pieces I purchase each year and the fact that they typically only get worn for 6-12 months (if I’m lucky), a sterling silver bracelet that I’ll literally have forever retailing at $350 sounds pretty darn reasonable.


    Whether you’re looking for a finishing touch for yourself or a special gift for someone you love, check out the entire drool-worthy John Hardy collection at Bloomingdales here!


    Mary Orton of the fashion blog, Memorandum, wears a snow leopard print jacket and matching mini skirt, red shoulder bag, dainty silver bangles

     

    COAT: Maje  |  SKIRT: Maje  |  TURTLENECK: Old, similar HERE  |  BOOTS: Stuart Weitzman (similar HERE)  |  SUNGLASSES: old, similar HERE  |  LINK BRACELET: John Hardy  |  CUFF BRACELET: John Hardy  |  WRAP BRACELET: John Hardy  |  LIP: Nars (Starwoman)  |  TIGHTS: old, similar HERE


    Thanks to Bloomingdales and ShopStyle for partnering on this post!


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    Mary Orton of fashion blog, memorandum, wears striped leggings, wine colored cardigan, black tank top and ugg slippersMary Orton of fashion blog, memorandum, wears striped leggings, wine colored cardigan, black tank top and ugg slippers

    SLIPPERS: UGG  |  CARDIGAN: Free People  |  PANTS: Honeydew Intimates  |  TOP: old, similar HERE  |  THROW: Nordstroms (on sale!)  |  CANDLES: Diptyque (Baies, Feu de Bois, Opoponax)  |  MUG: old, similar HERE

     

    Due to my chronic tendency to work too much and plan ahead too little, I am the (self-proclaimed) QUEEN of panicked last-minute shopping.  Let me give you a little insight into my annual holiday shopping process:


    November 26 – December 22:  In search of gift inspiration, I’ll occasionally peruse lame online holiday gift guides during lunch breaks, and/or when in desperate need of an excuse to not clean my apartment.  This generally results in a complete lack of inspiration and the whispering of expletives under my breath every time one of these guides offers the ground-breaking suggestion that I buy the men in my life a (*drumroll*) TIE.


    December 22, 8:41 PM:  I realize I still haven’t found any good gifts, and frantically attempt to order random, awful things online. The expletives are now growing louder.


    December 22, 10:27 PM:  After settling on a slew of relatively terrible gifts, I quickly realize that next-day shipping is no longer available. It’s officially too late. Expletives are now being hurled at the screen of my laptop with noteworthy volume and vigor.


    December 22, 10:29 PM:  I call customer service and begin fruitless attempts at bribing unfortunate customer service representatives to help me.  He/she reminds me that he/she does not, in fact, control UPS shipping capabilities. We exchange pleasantries and hang up.  So many expletives.


    December 22, 10:38 PM:  I begin the age-old debate of whether to fake my own death, or do the truly unthinkable: try to shop in-store (GASP!) the next day.  %$*#&*@#*&^%$#!!!!!!


    December 23, 10:00 AM:  With a cocktail of emotion that can only be likened to that of someone walking to stand before a firing squad, I do the Christmas Walk of Shame—the act of entering brick-and-mortar stores (apparently these still exist) on December 23rd and/or 24th to search for gifts because I am a thoughtless, disorganized, failure of a human being.  I begin the process of sifting through the hapless dregs still available in store (a.k.a. the products that all of humanity has heretofore rejected),  becoming increasingly creative with expletives as standard-issue expletives are growing insufficient.


    December 25, 8:30 AM:  I’m voted out of the family.  In true A Christmas Story-style, I weave a tapestry of obscenities that as far as we know is still hanging in space over Lake Michigan.  My mother is in cardiac arrest.  Once properly defibrillated, she begins calling mothers of childhood friends asking who taught me such language while my brothers heave me out the back door and into a snow bank by the collar of my bathrobe.  My brothers then high-five each other while my father, inconsolable, sits by the fire with his head in his hands.


    This year, I’m thrilled to report that after much bribing (and just a smidge of blackmail), I have successfully convinced my family to re-instate me as a probationary member.  As such, I have taken appropriate measures to ensure that I do not fall back into bad habits, and have devised a foolproof plan of attack to secure proper gifts for my nearest and dearest while avoiding the aforementioned annual ritual of self-destruction.


    Mary Orton of fashion blog, memorandum, wears striped leggings, wine colored cardigan, black tank top and ugg slippers Mary Orton of fashion blog, memorandum, wears striped leggings, wine colored cardigan, black tank top and ugg slippersMary Orton of fashion blog, memorandum, wears striped leggings and ugg slippersMary Orton of fashion blog, memorandum, wears striped leggings, wine colored cardigan, black tank top and grey ugg slippers


    So here’s strategy numero uno: There is no man, woman or child who doesn’t love slippers.  Even those who own slippers already are always amped to get a cozy new pair.  The Ugg slippers I’m wearing today are the THIRD pair of Ugg Dakota slippers I’ve bought from Nordstrom.  I’m on my third pair not because the slippers are lacking in quality, but because I wear them more than I can admit in writing to you without looking like a crazy person (making the giant leap that you haven’t concluded that already).  Check out more of my cozy slipper recommendations for him and her as follows:


     

    SLIPPERS FOR HER

    SLIPPERS FOR HIM

    ALSO, slippers are a really great gift because typically, the recipient is sliding those puppies on immediately after opening gifts, which means they’re likely going to be lounging in them for the rest of Christmas Day.  This gives the gift giver the priceless opportunity to go to her brothers and say, “Hmm, looks like my gift to mom is a pretty big hit since she’s had her slippers on all day.  Where’s that cookbook you got her again?  Oh still under a pile of rubble next to the Christmas tree?  Don’t worry, I’m sure she’ll love placing it on a decorative shelf in the kitchen someday.”


    Not that I would ever seize the opportunity to torment my brothers like that.  I’m just listing it as a compelling option, in the interest of full disclosure.


    Ugg slippers on a fur throw with diptyque candles in the background and 3 bouquets of white roses Mary Orton of fashion blog, memorandum, wears striped leggings, wine colored cardigan, black tank top and ugg slippers


    If you don’t feel that slippers are quite the right gift to give, there are two other fantastic, live-saving options at your disposal for any and all last-minute gifts that do not involve entering the witness protection program:


    (1)  Nordstrom offers the AMAZING option to order online and pick-up in-store.  This means the aforementioned Christmas Walk of Shame can be done in the comfort and privacy of your own home, only requiring a quick drive-by to pick up the gifts that you’ve procured online an hour or two later once a lovely Nordstrom sales associate has done the dirty work for you.  GENIUS.  Just click the “Shop Your Store” button at the top of any list of products to filter the products that are available immediately at your local Nordstrom.


    (2)  e-Gifting!  You can buy a gift online and Nordstrom emails the details to the recipient (check out all the details HERE).  This option has all the convenience of giving a gift card, with the personal touch of a specific gift.  It shows you’ve picked out something special for the recipient, but gives them the option to either have the actual item sent in the mail or they can choose to receive a gift card for the full amount instead.  This eliminates pesky in-person returns for the recipient if the size or style isn’t right.


    Cheers to these last frantic days of holiday shopping!!


    Mary Orton of fashion blog, memorandum, wears striped leggings, wine colored cardigan, black tank top and ugg slippers

    SLIPPERS: UGG  |  CARDIGAN: Free People  |  PANTS: Honeydew Intimates  |  TOP: old, similar HERE  |  THROW: Nordstroms (on sale!)  |  CANDLES: Diptyque (Baies, Feu de Bois, Opoponax)  |  MUG: old, similar HERE


    Thanks to Nordstrom and ShopStyle for partnering on this post!


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  • 12/19/17--21:51: Military Time
  • Mary Orton of fashion blog Memorandum wears a metallic pleated skirt with a military inspired top, black embossed waist belt and black pumpsMary Orton of fashion blog Memorandum wears a metallic pleated skirt with a military inspired top and black embossed waist belt Mary Orton of fashion blog Memorandum wears a metallic pleated skirt with a military inspired top and black embossed waist belt

    JACKET: Tommy Hilfiger  |  SKIRT: Tommy Hilfiger  |  WATCH: Citizen  |  PUMPS: Steve Madden  |  BELT:  Old, similar HERE |  EARRINGS: Old, similar HERE | LIP: Laura Mercier


    Always a sucker for military-inspired details, this get-up seemed especially apt during the holiday season—especially because it gives your nearest and dearest the opportunity to make lots of Nutcracker jokes. Soooo many Nutcracker jokes.  And yet, I still can’t get enough.


    Mary Orton of fashion blog Memorandum wears a metallic pleated skirt with a military inspired top, black embossed waist belt and black pumpsMary Orton of fashion blog Memorandum wears a military inspired top and black embossed waist belt Mary Orton of fashion blog Memorandum wears a metallic pleated skirt with a military inspired top, black embossed waist belt and black pumpsMary Orton of fashion blog Memorandum wears a metallic pleated skirt with a military inspired top, black embossed waist belt and black pumps Mary Orton of fashion blog Memorandum wears a metallic pleated skirt with a military inspired top, black embossed waist belt and gold watch


    I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect rose gold watch, and was thrilled to finally find this beauty at Macy’s, especially at such a great price point for a high quality, gorgeous watch.  If you’re still on the hunt for a perfect holiday gift (for men or women) a watch is a foolproof option.  It’s the perfect finishing touch to any look and since Citizen watches are entirely powered by light (natural and artificial!) it never needs a battery change.   Convenient and environmentally friendly?  Big wins all around.


    Mary Orton of fashion blog Memorandum wears a metallic pleated skirt with a military inspired top, black embossed waist belt and black pumps Mary Orton of fashion blog Memorandum wears a metallic pleated skirt with a military inspired top, black embossed waist belt and black pumpsMary Orton of fashion blog Memorandum wears a metallic pleated skirt with a military inspired top, black embossed waist belt and black pumpsMary Orton of fashion blog Memorandum wears a metallic pleated skirt with a military inspired top, black embossed waist belt and black pumps Mary Orton of fashion blog Memorandum wears a metallic pleated skirt with a military inspired top, black embossed waist belt and gold watch

     JACKET: Tommy Hilfiger  |  SKIRT: Tommy Hilfiger  |  WATCH: Citizen  |  PUMPS: Steve Madden  |  BELT:  Old, similar HERE |  EARRINGS: Old, similar HERE | LIP: Laura Mercier


    Thanks to Macy’s and ShopStyle for partnering on this post!


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    NYC fashion blogger dresses in classic style wearing a belted professional puffer coat over a black pencil skirt, sheer tights, and embellished black heelsNYC fashion blogger dresses professional wearing a belted professional puffer coat over a black pencil skirt, sheer tightsCOAT: Ted Baker  |  SKIRT: Ted Baker (sold out, love this leather mini with the same asymmetrical detail!)  |  SHOES: Ted Baker  |  SHIRT: Ted Baker  |  BAG: Ted Baker (sold out, also love this one and this one)  |  GLOVES: Old, similar HERE

    When leaving for the office on brutally cold winter mornings, I often have the same debate with myself: Do I throw on my giant down puffer coat in the interest of not freezing to death and just accept the fact that I’ll look like the Michelin Man?  Or, do I throw caution (and practicality) to the wind (literally) and wear one of my more professional, tailored wool coats?  After many years of agonizing over these questions each winter morning, I’m happy to finally report that they plague me no longer thanks to the recent discovery of this magnificent, super chic Ted Baker belted puffer jacket.


    NYC fashion blogger dresses in classic style wearing a belted professional puffer coat over a black pencil skirt, sheer tights, and embellished black heelsMary Orton of fashion blog Memorandum layers a professional puffer coat over a black pencil skirt


    The faux fur collar and waist-cinching belt turns this cozy puffer jacket into a perfect outerwear option for even the dressiest days at the office.  There’s also something about the shorter silhouette that makes it particularly chic when paired with a classic pencil skirt and pumps.  If you’re not into the cropped length, check out the longer version of the same Ted Baker coat here.


    NYC fashion blogger dresses in classic style wearing a belted professional puffer coat over a black pencil skirt, sheer tights, and embellished black heelsMary Orton of fashion blog memorandum wears a professional puffer coat layered over a black pencil skirt, sheer tights, embellished black pumps and black leather gloves


    Speaking of pumps, with an all-black winter ensemble like this one, I loved adding a little extra interest with these insanely beautiful pumps with a pearl and crystal brooch embellishment at the toe.  And, if you think these are pretty, just wait until you see the other three colors!  Ted Baker is on FIRE.


    NYC fashion blogger dresses in classic style wearing a belted professional puffer coat over a black pencil skirt, embellished blouse, sheer tights, and embellished black heels NYC fashion blogger dresses in classic style wearing a belted professional puffer coat over a black pencil skirt, sheer tights, and embellished black heels

    COAT: Ted Baker  |  SKIRT: Ted Baker (sold out, love this leather mini with the same asymmetrical detail!)  |  SHOES: Ted Baker  |  SHIRT: Ted Baker  |  BAG: Ted Baker (sold out, also love this one and this one)  |  GLOVES: Old, similar HERE


    Thanks to Ted Baker and ShopStyle for partnering on this post!


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  • 12/22/17--11:32: What To Pack For A Ski Trip
  • NYC Fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum packs for a ski trip wearing color block sweater, hot pink velvet skinny pants, white pointy toe heeled booties, white oval sunglasses, black earmuffs, white fur bucket bag, and black suitcaseNYC Fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum dress for a ski trip wearing color block sweater, hot pink velvet skinny pants, white oval sunglasses, black earmuffs, white fur bucket bagNYC Fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum dress for a ski trip wearing color block sweater, hot pink velvet skinny pants, white pointy toe heeled booties, black earmuffs, white fur bucket bag SWEATER: Diane von Furstenberg (also love this one and this one) |  PANTS: Diane von Furstenberg (on sale!)  |  BOOTS: Old, similar HERE and HERE  |  BAG: Caterina Bertini   |  SUNGLASSES: Old, similar HERE and HERE |  EARRINGS: Sold out, similar HERE  |  SUITCASE: Hartmann (old, similar HERE)  |  EARMUFFS: old, love THESE and THESE

    The packing process is never easy, no matter the destination, but when it comes to packing for a ski trip, the challenges are definitely amplified.  I’m currently packing for a post-Christmas jaunt to Lake Tahoe, and after staring down the mountain of thick sweaters, bulky ski pants and monstrous snow boots heaped onto my bed in preparation for said “jaunt,” I became increasingly concerned that I would ever find luggage large enough to transport aforementioned mountain of clothing and accessories (that was now many multiples of airline weight limits).  After one or two existential meltdowns while trying to cull the quantity of truly adorable ski sweaters, footwear and the like from my collection (I mean, if I don’t get to wear this adorable fairisle sweater from Shopbop on the slopes, is life even worth living????), I’m happy to report that I came to a sartorially acceptable and physically packable result (without the need for an industrial crane to assist in luggage transport) .


     

    NYC Fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum dress for a ski trip wearing color block sweater, hot pink velvet skinny pants, white pointy toe heeled booties, white oval sunglasses, black earmuffs, white fur bucket bag NYC Fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum packs for a ski trip wearing color block sweater, hot pink velvet skinny pants, white pointy toe heeled booties, white oval sunglasses, black earmuffs, white fur bucket bag, and black suitcaseNYC Fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum dress for a ski trip wearing color block sweater, hot pink velvet skinny pants, white pointy toe heeled booties, white oval sunglasses, black earmuffs, white fur bucket bag, and black suitcase


    Today, in addition to this ski-inspired look, I’m sharing my streamlined list of ski trip essentials in hopes of saving you from the same emotional rollercoaster.  And, if your wardrobe is in need of some new ski-ready pieces, I’ve rounded up some absolutely drool-worthy options below that I recently spotted on Shopbop (just look at these adorable boots and tell me you’re not in cardiac arrest).


    NYC Fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum packs for a ski trip wearing color block sweater, hot pink velvet skinny pants, white pointy toe heeled booties, white oval sunglasses, black earmuffs, white fur bucket bag, and black suitcaseNYC Fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum dress for a ski trip wearing color block sweater, hot pink velvet skinny pants, white pointy toe heeled booties, white oval sunglasses, black earmuffs, white fur bucket bag NYC Fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum dress for a ski trip wearing color block sweater, hot pink velvet skinny pants, white oval sunglasses, black earmuffs, white fur bucket bagNYC Fashion blogger Mary Orton of Memorandum packs for a ski trip wearing color block sweater, hot pink velvet skinny pants, white pointy toe heeled booties, white oval sunglasses, black earmuffs, white fur bucket bag, and black suitcase


    As you know from this season’s Trend Memo, ski-inspired style is huge right now—on and off the slopes—so you’ll be wearing these pieces all season long whether you’re headed for Aspen or just heading to Sunday brunch.  Without further ado, here are the 12 things you need to pack to brave the snow and the chill, and look great while doing it:


    1. SKI JACKET

    2. HEAVY SWEATER

    3. SNOW BOOTS

    4. SKI PANTS

    5. WARM BASE LAYERS

    6. SCARF/NECK WARMER

    7. HAT/EAR MUFFS

    8. MITTENS/GLOVES

    9. SUNGLASSES

    10. THICK SOCKS

    11. COZY LOUNGEWEAR

    12. APRES-SKI DINNER DUDS

    SWEATER: Diane von Furstenberg (also love this one and this one) |  PANTS: Diane von Furstenberg (on sale!)  |  BOOTS: Old, similar HERE and HERE  |  BAG: Caterina Bertini   | SUNGLASSES: Old, similar HERE and HERE  |  EARRINGS: Sold out, similar HERE  |  SUITCASE: Hartmann (old, similar HERE)  |  EARMUFFS: old, love THESE and THESE 

    Thanks to Shopbop and ShopStyle for partnering on this post!


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    DRESS: Ted Baker  (similar affordable option HERE) |  SHOES: Jimmy Choo (sold out, similar affordable option HERE)  |  EARRINGS: Zara (also love THESE) |  BRACELET: old, similar HERE & HERE  |  LIP: Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment (Under My Thumb) + Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil (Endangered Red)


    I’ve been raving about the Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment for so long on instastories, I thought it was high time I do a full post on this game-changing product.  Since I’ve been wearing it constantly for the past several months, I’ve been getting constant questions about the product and application tips via DM and email, so wanted to break it down and answer all of your questions here in one place!  Of course, you can always find my complete list of holy grail beauty products in my comprehensive, constantly-updated Beauty Routine post here!



    A bold lip has definitely been my go-to this season, and is my favorite way to liven up cold-weather looks.  Of course, there’s no better finishing touch to a dressy ensemble like the burgundy velvet dress I’m wearing today than a bold lip for a fun night out.  However, when I’m not getting gussied up in the winter, I often tend towards comfortable, dark layers and I’ve found that rocking a bold pout is a fun, easy way to spice up my casual looks as well.


    Now, anyone who has attempted a bright red or deep burgundy lip knows that achieving and SUSTAINING that perfect pout is far from easy.  After trying just about every long-wear lipstick on the market, I finally stumbled upon my latest OBSESSION: the Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment.



    This product is the hands-down MVP lip product for me right now.  It is a long-wearing, matte, liquid lip product offering full coverage in one swipe.  Not only is it incredibly long lasting, but it’s hydrating and smudge-proof allowing for comfortable, fuss-free wear. That means I can have my glass of wine (or coffee) and bold lips at the same time.  I’m telling you, this is the best product on the market.


     


    Here’s a breakdown of why it’s been a game-changing product for me and how best to use it:


    LASTS FOREVER:  As documented on instastories, there have been many days where I’ve put this lip product on at 7:30AM and have literally not touched it for the duration of a 12 hour day.  WHAT?!  I’ve tried SO many liquid lipsticks and haven’t found anything that comes close to this product.


    DOESN’T DRY OUT YOUR LIPS:  This is the biggest complaint I have with similar longwear liquid lipsticks—they completely kill my lips and make them horribly dried out and peeling for days afterwards.  Not at all the case for the Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment at ALL.


    NO LIP-LINER NECESSARY:  If you’re experienced with bold red lips, you’re likely thinking I’m completely crazy, but it’s true: this is the rare lipstick that actually doesn’t require the application of lip liner beforehand.  In fact, it goes on more precisely and lasts longer if you don’t use one.  I simply apply it to clean, dry lips and that’s IT.  The application wand is so incredibly precise and easy to handle, you can create a perfect line without the help of any other product.


    NO FEATHERING:  Since it dries matte after application, there’s absolutely never any feathering.  This is my biggest pet peeve with other favorite lipsticks, which cause me to carefully apply lip liner (and sometimes concealer!) to prevent.


    FADES NATURALLY:  Of course, this lip product is not a tattoo, so if you’re eating and drinking a lot over the course of many hours, it will fade slightly, especially in the inner, central part of your lower lip.  However, unlike other similar products that dry unnaturally and create a weird, harsh line on the inside of your lips, this one fades in a very natural way, making the faded result still totally normal-looking.  There’s no worse feeling than being stuck at a dinner party and noticing weird glances down at your mouth when you’re talking because your lipstick has gone awry.


    FAVORITE COLORSUnder My Thumb (berry/burgundy), Starwoman (vivid blue red), Save the Queen (dusty mauve)


    PRO TIP: As mentioned above, if you’re eating particularly oily foods for an extended period of time, the color may fade slightly in the center.  In this case, I carry the Nars velvet matte lip pencil in my purse and use it for quick touch-ups on-the-go.  Of course, if you can sneak away to the bathroom mirror to use the powermatte lip pigment to touch up, that’s a great option as well, however the pencil is a much safer bet and easier to apply on the fly without a mirror.  The matte lip pencil also offers nice added moisture and blends really well with the powermatte liquid lip pigment (in both texture and color) so it’s a perfect combo!


    AVAILABLE HERE:  It’s becoming increasingly popular (no surprise there!) so if the colors you’re looking for are sold out at Sephora, here are direct links to every other place you can find it: NORDSTROMULTABLUEMERCURYNET-A-PORTERMACY’SBARNEY’SNEIMAN MARCUSNARS


    DRESS: Ted Baker  (similar affordable option HERE) |  SHOES: Jimmy Choo (sold out, similar affordable option HERE)  |  EARRINGS: Zara (also love THESE) |  BRACELET: old, similar HERE & HERE  |  LIP: Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment (Under My Thumb) + Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil (Endangered Red)


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    SWEATER: c/o Sezane (sold out, similar HERE)  |  JEANS: Zara (old, similar HERE and HERE)  |  EYEWEAR: Made Eyewear (similar HERE)  |  BRACELET: Monica Vinader (affordable option HERE)

    After our travels to the west coast, Rich and I are heading home today to a particularly frigid NYC.  If you live in a part of the country that has been brutalized by the recent onslaught of snow, ice and arctic temperatures, then this week’s line-up on Memorandum is for you!  Every day I’m going to be highlighting a different cold weather essential to get you through the next three months of winter (YIKES) in style (and warmth).


    Today is all about this season’s biggest sweater trend—the classic fair isle sweater.  As a person who tends towards timeless classics, it’s always a treat when they happen to be “trendy” for the season because it gives me an opportunity to stock up on beautiful sweaters while retailers actually have them in stock.  I remember just last year desperately searching the internet for a fair isle-style knit and there were NONE to be found.  Below, I’ve rounded up my absolute favorite fair isle sweaters ranging all price points (check out this beauty for only $50!) or take a closer look at this STUNNER from Tory Burch which I wore recently here on instagram.  I can’t tell you how beautiful the color, style, and QUALITY is in person.


    THE PRETTIEST FAIR ISLE SWEATERS AT EVERY PRICE POINT


    The fair isle sweater I’m wearing today hails from my new favorite french brand—Sézane—which just opened a store in Soho and an e-commerce site in the US a few months ago.  If you haven’t heard of them, you better read up and lace up your running shoes, because their cult following on both sides of the pond results in near-immediate sell-outs every time they release new product (seriously, every French girl I know is OBSESSED BEYOND WORDS).  Exhibit A: this fair isle sweater.  If you hop on their mailing list, they send email previews of their new collections and let you know when they will be releasing new product and I’m not kidding you, I set an alarm on my phone and hopped on to buy this sweater the MOMENT it went live on the site.  Sure enough, it was completely sold out a few hours later.  If you’re in love with this particular sweater as much as I am, you can sign up for the waitlist here to get notified when they restock.  They often restock popular products, so I have my fingers crossed!


    Outfit Details:


    SWEATER: Sezane (sold out, similar HERE)  |  JEANS: Zara (old, similar HERE and HERE)  |  EYEWEAR: Made Eyewear (similar HERE)  |  BRACELET: Monica Vinader (affordable option HERE)

     


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    Fashion blogger wears tan shearling coat and black oval sunglasses

    Coat: J.O.A. (similar HERE)  |  SHIRT: Petit Bateau  |  JEANS: Old, similar HERE and HERE  |  BOOTS: Sam Edelman (sold out, similar option HERE and HERE)  |  SUNGLASSES: BP.


    Next up on my week-long spotlight of cold-weather essentials is the classic shearling jacket!  Like yesterday’s feature on fair isle sweaters, a shearling jacket or coat is a winter must-have that’s both practical (read: cozy and warm like woah) and also just so happens to be one of the biggest (if not the biggest) outerwear trends this season.  And, despite it’s current popularity, a beautiful shearling jacket or coat will never go out of style.


    In today’s photos, you can see the shearling jacket that kept me cozy during our time in Lake Tahoe.  It was definitely love at first snuggle when I opened up the box and felt the heat-keeping lining and smooth leather belt.  Of course, you know by now that anything waist-cinching screams my name, but one look at the sub-$170 price tag and I was SOLD.  It got extra bonus points for the leather pockets while we were traveling which not only served as chic accents but also as insulated hand protectors when I forgot my gloves [insert hand to forehead emoji here].  I’m currently eyeing up this GORGEOUS longer version by the same brand (with similar wallet-friendly price tag).


    Mary Orton wears tan shearling coat, black oval sunglasses, dark wash jeans


    From ankle-grazing coats to cropped styles, the chill-proof shearling jacket packs a punch that’s both warm and très chic.  If you’re looking for something a little more polished and professional, perfect for a cold commute to the office, check out this stunner (under $200) or this beauty.  If you want more of an edgy weekend vibe, you know I’ve been wearing my version of this jacket non-stop.  Check out all of my very favorite shearling jackets and coats at all price points below!


    NB:  To be specific, a true “shearling” coat is technically one that is made from or lined with sheep wool (or faux sheep wool) like the style of coat that I’m wearing in the photos today.  However, many brands and retailers call coats that have just regular animal fur accents (collars, cuffs, etc.) “shearling” which is technically incorrect and makes it all a bit confusing.  Below, I’ve included a round-up of only true shearling-style jackets and coats.



     

    Today’s outfit details:

    Coat: J.O.A. (similar HERE)  |  SHIRT: Petit Bateau  |  JEANS: Old, similar HERE and HERE  |  BOOTS: Sam Edelman (sold out, similar option HERE and HERE )  |  SUNGLASSES: BP.


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    Mary Orton wears cutest ski jacket in red color block with matching red snow pants, white turtleneck, and white oval sunglasses

    SKI JACKET: Perfect Moment (affordable alternative HERE and HERE)  |  SKI PANTS: Perfect Moment (affordable alternative HERE)  |  TURTLENECK: Three Dots (similar HERE)  |  SUNGLASSES: Elizabeth and James (similar HERE)

    Today’s winter essential is all about toasty, to-die-for ski gear.  In the last couple weeks I’ve gone from a refreshing holiday ski trip to now fighting NYC’s wintry weather and I’m happy to report that chic performance wear does, in fact, exist without looking and feeling like the Michelin man.  So whether you have a ski trip in your future, are hitting the nearest snow hill for some sledding with kiddos or are just looking for pieces to help you brave the weather when running to your favorite yoga class, I’ve rounded up the best snow-ready ski jackets and ski pants out there.


     Fashion blogger wears red color block ski jacket with matching snow pants, white turtleneck and white oval sunglasses in the snow


    For a coat that’s both feminine and functional, try one in this season’s top color trend (RED). The red jacket I’m wearing in today’s photos makes a pretty pop of color on the slopes but works equally as well with a pair of jeans on the weekends at home.


    I’ve rounded up all of my favorite ski jackets and snow pants below, but there are two standout brands worth mentioning—Perfect Moment and Topshop Sno.  The red ski jacket and snow pants I’m wearing in today’s photos are Perfect Moment—a brand that seems to fuse top-notch quality form and function at competitive, mid-range price points.  You can check out all of their adorable gear at Net-A-Porter and Shopbop.  For a super affordable brand, I have been impressed by the quality and adorable styles of Topshop Sno, which you can check out at Net-A-Porter, Nordstrom and Topshop.


    Whether you’re looking to splurge or save, below is a stylish edit of my favorite ski-ready pieces from colorblock ski jackets to chic white ski pants and everything in between…


    A ROUND-UP OF THE CUTEST, WARMEST SKI JACKETS AND SNOW PANTS

    Mary Orton of Memorandum wears color block red ski jacket with coordinating red snow pants, white turtleneck and white oval sunglasses in the snow

    SKI JACKET: Perfect Moment (affordable alternative HERE and HERE)  |  SKI PANTS: Perfect Moment (affordable alternative HERE)  |  TURTLENECK: Three Dots (similar HERE)  |  SUNGLASSES: Elizabeth and James (similar HERE)


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    Mary orton wears a black and white geometric turtleneck with black pom beanie, leather gloves, and snow bootsFashion blogger wears winter boots

    SWEATER: Theory (affordable alternatives HERE and HERE)  |  PANTS: James Perse |  BOOTS: Sam Edelman (also HERE, LOVE this color and love THESE)  |  BEANIE: Free People (sold out, similar HERE)  |  SUNGLASSES: Le Specs (sold out in black, alternative color HERE and similar style HERE)



    With another three months of winter left, it’s time to get serious.  The magic and excitement of the first few snows is officially dead, and the muck beneath your feet is no longer charming.  The upside?  Adorable snow boots are everywhere this season, and today I’m rounding up all of my favorites below!



    THE MOST ADORABLE WINTER BOOTS AT EVERY PRICE POINT



     

    Fashion blogger wears black and white sweater, pom hat, and winter boots


    In today’s photos, I’m wearing these adorable Sam Edelman boots which also come in other GORGEOUS colorways here.  They were perfect for hiking, but to provide a little extra protection, I sprayed them with this weatherproofing leather spray which prevents water and salt stains.  I actually use this spray on most of my leather boots, to make sure the slushy winter streets of New York don’t ruin my favorite footwear.


    I’m also wearing this favorite Theory intarsia turtleneck sweater in today’s photos.  For more classic winter sweaters, check out Winter Memo #1 that rounds up the cutest fair isle sweaters of the season!


    Mary Orton wears black and white turtleneck, black sunglasses, and leather gloves

    SWEATER: Theory (affordable alternatives HERE and HERE)  |  PANTS: James Perse |  BOOTS: Sam Edelman (also HERE, LOVE this color and love THESE)  |  BEANIE: Free People (sold out, similar HERE)  |  SUNGLASSES: Le Specs (sold out in black, alternative color HERE and similar style HERE)


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    Mary Orton of Memorandum layers a white turtleneck underneath a red star turtleneck sweater with fleece pants, a black beanie, and hunter snow boots

    SWEATER: Perfect Moment (love THIS affordable alternative)  |  LAYERING TURTLENECK: Lands End  |  PANTS: James Perse  |  BOOTS: Hunter (almost sold out, similar HERE)  |  HAT: Acne Studios (similar HERE)  |  GLOVES: Fownes Brothers


    Apologies for the delay in getting the final installment of the Winter Memo published!  We have lots of exciting things happening right now with Trove, so 2018 is already off to a particularly hectic start which meant less time last week to devote here.  Lots more news on that front to come…


    But today I’m thrilled to conclude the Winter Memo series with the coziest, most fundamental category—BASE LAYERS.  While today’s photos are from our time over New Year’s in Lake Tahoe, I’m not just talking about the warm base layers you wear skiing.  These base layers save me all winter long on and off the slopes—when I’m headed to the office on a particularly frigid day or even running to the grocery store on an icy Sunday morning.  If you live in northern climates, you know that no winter wardrobe is complete without these life-savers, so I’ve rounded up my favorites below!


    Fashion blogger wears layered turtlenecks, black gloves, and a black beanie


    Although this roomy turtleneck star sweater is 100% merino wool, it wouldn’t have been nearly as much fun to wear on the slopes without this insulating turtleneck underneath.  The layered turtlenecks packed a toasty one-two punch beneath my ski jacket on the slopes and kept me comfortable all day long out on the snow.  Back home in NYC, I constantly wear it under sweaters, shirts, dresses—you name it—all winter long.


    Mary Orton shows off her winter base layers in a red star turtleneck layered over a white turtleneck with black fleece leggings, a black beanie, and hunter snow boots


    On the bottom, I’m wearing my favorite fleece-lined leggings, which are also mainstay winter base layers for me on and off the slopes.  There’s nothing I love more than a lazy Sunday with these suckers and an oversized sweater.  Since I wear them so much, they’re worth the higher price tag, but I also just spotted these $12 fleece-lined leggings on Amazon which have pretty great reviews if you’re looking for a budget-friendly option!


    Check out all of my favorite warm base layers below if you’re looking to stock up for the remainder of the season!


    THE WARMEST WINTER BASE LAYERS

    SWEATER: Perfect Moment (love THIS affordable alternative)  |  LAYERING TURTLENECK: Lands End  |  PANTS: James Perse  |  BOOTS: Hunter (almost sold out, similar HERE)  |  HAT: Acne Studios (similar HERE)  |  GLOVES: Fownes Brothers


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    DRESS: Maggy London  |  SHOES: Sam Edelman (similar HERE)  |  TIGHTS: Wolford  |  LIP: Nars (Under My Thumb)

    With Valentine’s Day falling on Wednesday this year, many of us will be going straight from the office to date night without much opportunity to change.  However, with the right dress, an outfit change for your evening plans may be totally unnecessary.  Like the burgundy lace midi dress I’m wearing in today’s photos, there are lots of beautiful dresses that can transition from day to night without a hitch.



    I recently snagged this beauty at Nordstrom, and I love that the dress’s long sleeves and midi length make it daytime appropriate at the office, while the burgundy lace and feminine silhouette allow it to seamlessly transition to date night.  If you want to make it even more professional while at work, this blazer would look amazing belted over the top—a piece that can easily be left hanging on your desk chair when 5 o’clock rolls around.



    For more Valentine’s dresses that can easily take you from a day at the office to a night on the town, peruse my favorites below!


     

    PERFECT DAY-TO-NIGHT VALENTINE’S DAY DRESSES


    DRESS: Maggy London  |  SHOES: Sam Edelman (similar HERE)  |  TIGHTS: Wolford  |  LIP: Nars (Under My Thumb)

    Thanks to Nordstrom and ShopStyle for partnering on this post!


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