Sweet Little Treats

Sweet Little Things

Double Trouble Gang T-Shirt | Ladurée Macarons | Diptyque candle | Valentino Book | Jo Malone Bath Oil |Rose Gold Earrings | Chanel Perfume |  TOME sweater

Although I’ve never been one to obsess over having a date or a romantic evening planned for Valentine’s Day, there’s something about embellished cards, pink roses, and heart shaped candies that brighten spirits amidst a season of cold and gray. If you’ve managed to make it through a frugal, sugar-free, dry January, what better way to ditch your New Year’s resolutions than treating yourself to macarons, eau so fresh candles, and pastel hued sweaters. After all, tis the season for all things sweet and pink.

xoxo,

Hannah

2018 Trend Predictions

It goes without saying that a new year brings hope for chicer, leaner, and more fiscally responsible months ahead. Nothing gets me more excited for the seasons ahead than the rollout of resort and spring collections. So once again, I’m taking a stab at dishing out what I think will be some of 2018’s top trends.

  1. Power Couple. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle might be the most celebrated couple for the year, but fashion is celebrating the marriage of two power colors for 2018—pink and red. While fall ’17 gave us a preview of how fun donning this dynamic duo can be, 2018 will showcase the myriad of ways pink can be both powerful and playful.

Tibi (left) and Brandon Maxwell (righ) Spring 2018

2. New Bucket Bag on the Block. Thanks to Mansur Gavriel, bucket bags have been all the rage since the late 2000’s. The new kid in town is slightly more structure, polished, and is down for any occasion. This season’s bucket bag takes on a shape closely resembling an ice bucket (champagne, anyone?), with a top handle that will take any look from day to night.

 

Photos via @vivaluxuryblog (left), the-atlantic-pacific.com (right)

3. Sporty Spice. While the days of Juicy Couture sweatpants are far behind us, this year starlets and street style mavens will take athleisure up a notch while donning joggers and track pants of the pink and velvet variety.

 

St. Roche track pants (left); Blake Lively in Monse (right)

4. Classically Fierce. As mentioned here, 2018 paves the way for the power of print. Animal print that is. Leopard and cheetah print are sure to continue their reign as king and queen of the jungle, becoming a wardrobe staple in the shape of a faux-fur coat, silk blouse, or calf hair pumps.

 

Both images via Life in Rouge (here and here)

5. New Arrivals. Predictably, Gucci was the it-brand of 2017. While Instagram feeds of fashionistas will undoubtedly continue to be filled with the label’s signature “GG” belts and Dionysus bags, 2018 is shaping up to be the year of the newcomer. Specifically, the spotlight has turned to designers across the pond(s) in Stockholm, Sydney, and London.

 

From left to right: Staud, Rebecca Vallance, and Paper London spring collections.

xoxo,

Hannah

 

Satin & Gold

Visions of Sugar PlumsMy earliest memory of dressing up for the holidays is of my mom and I racing to see the Nutcracker for the first time when I was seven-years-old. We were running a few minutes late, as most women in my family typically do, and we stopped to get McDonald’s french fries on our way to the ballet (how very Carrie & Aleksandr of us). What I remember most is holding her hand, while dressed in a long sleeved, black velvet dress accompanied by ribbed white tights, black patent Mary Janes, and a black satin bow in my hair (hello, 1998).

Dressing up for the holidays is something I’ve looked forward to since that day. This year––just as I did when I was seven––I’m leaning towards dressing in fanciful fabrics like this faux-feather bolero and emerald silk dress; playing up the glamour of the season with minimal gold accessories. After all, the season of silver and gold only comes once a year.

The Row silk dress (similar), Jocelyn faux feather bolero, Saint Laurent lipstick, Nordstrom earrings, Aquazzura sandals

Hope your holiday season is off to a magical start!

xoxo,

Hannah

 

 

Cozy in Camel

Unless you’ve been living under one of Miranda Kerr’s crystal rocks, you’ve likely been eyeing this season’s coat du jour—the camel coat. Along with the iconic trench coat and classic double breasted peacoat, a camel coat is a timeless essential that has graced the shoulders of fashionistas and Hollywood starlets for decades.

This season, a caramel colored coat made of sumptuous wool and cashmere is at the top of my holiday wish list. While sifting through various lengths, shades, and styles, I’ve narrowed it down to a few favorites. This winter, I’ll be donning mine with everything from jeans and sneakers to little black dresses.

Camel Coat Lookbook

Handbag: Givenchy | Camel Coat: Rag & Bone | Turtleneck: Veronica Beard | Sunglasses: Prada | Jeans: J Brand

What’s on your wish list this holiday season?

xoxo,

Hannah

Feast of Fashion

This time of year marks the start of wonderful, multifarious family gatherings, holiday soirées, and festive photo ops. Thus providing ample opportunity to indulge in this season’s bright jewel tones, charming ruffles, and fancy footwear. With Thanksgiving only a few weeks away, it’s time to prepare an array of outfits for any fashionable feast.

Casual Thanksgiving LookFew things are as classic as an ivory turtleneck. This version gets a chic update with ruffles and a rib-knit. Style the classic look with sleek ankle boots, and treat the host to a glass of wine (or two) throughout a casual turkey carving.

Sweater (Cinq à Sept available at Sak’s Fifth Avenue), Ankle Boots (Alexander White, available at Barney’s New York), Frame denim, Beringer Luminus Chardonnay, Etude Pinot Noir. 

 

Formal Thanksgiving

 

Florals are in full swing this fall and this frock brings the trend to life in a rich, romantic print. The mini length is casual enough for an intimate “Friends-giving”, or pair it with suede over-the-knee boots for a more formal affair. A festive flower arrangement always makes for a gorgeous centerpiece that the host can enjoy after the holiday.

Dress (A.L.C. available at Intermix);  Boots (Stuart Weitzman), Nail Polish (Chanel Le Vernis longwear nail colour; available at Nordstrom).

Semi-Formal Thanksgiving

 

 

 

Burgundy is one of my favorite hues for fall, especially in the form of a sophisticated sweater dress with a feminine flounce. The best part about it? No one will know if a little Pinot accidentally escapes your Riedel wine glass during dinner.

Sweater dress (See by Chloé,); Suede boots (Gianvito Rossi), Earrings (Catbird; $75 via Net-a-Porter), Candle (LAFCO New York, available at ShopBop). 

 

Thanks for stopping by!

xoxo,

Hannah