Daily Musings

New York, NY
03.06.23

So happy with this cute (Celine inspired) striped sweater lady jacket from J.Crew. (Note, it is certainly a short/cropped length. I am in size XXL.)

Striped Sweater Lady Jacket from J.Crew
Black Mid Rise Classic Straight Jeans with Washwell from Gap
Velvet Ballet Flat from Margaux
String Light Hoops from Fewer Finer
New York, NY
02.21.24

This small Cabas Tote from Celine is one of my go-to purses! It is the perfect size to fit all your necessities (it can even hold a small laptop.) I have linked a few spots to purchase the tote including resale sites like The Real Real and Fashionphile.

Green Small Phantom Cabas Tote Bag from Celine
Grey Cabas Tote from Celine via Fashionphile
Black Medium Cabas Tote Celine via The Real Real
Marins Bandana Shawl 140 from Hermes
Botanica Grafica Shawl 140 from Hermes
Blue Square Scarf from By Merryn
New York, NY
02.19.24

One of my goals for 2024 is to read more. So far over the past month and half I have finished eight books, so I am certainly at a better cadence than I was last year. I often read on my Kindle Oasis or listen to audio books via the Libby App or Audible. I find I reach much more often thanks to my kindle, as I love the compact size and how light weight it is! It is so easy to throw in your purse and allows me to read during random quiet moments like on the subway or in a waiting room.

Books Nan Read in 2024
Kindle Oasis from Amazon
Blossom Teacup and Saucer from Cabana
Green Marbled Pencil Holder Set from Cabana
Marbleized Paper Pencil Cup from il Papiro
Bock Printed Tablecloths from Julia Amory
New York, NY
02.18.24

Some of my favorite classic accessories are a Chanel Medium Double Flap Bag in Black Caviar and a Vintage Cartier Tank Solo 28 watch.

Caviar Quilted Medium Double Flap Bag in Black from Chanel
Vintage Cartier Tank Solo 28 mm Watch from Fewer Finer
Signature Wool-Blend Coat from Toteme
Gold Fig Leaf Ring from Fewer Finer
Curve Love Jean from Abercrombie
White Fisherman Cableknit Sweater from LouLou Studio
New York, NY
02.17.24

As you all know, I love to give myself at home manicures. One of my favorite nail care brands is the new york based, female-founded brand, TenOverTen. I think they have some of the best nail polish colors and then I just LOVE their nail polish remover. The team at TenOverTen recently sent me their nail tool kit and it is the nicest upgrade for my at home manicures. The salon-grade tools are stainless-steel and created in Germany. They simply are very luxe! So if you too like to give yourself a manicure, I certainly recommend all these lovely TenOverTen products. (Use code NAN15 for 15% off!)

Nail Tool Kit from TenOverTen
Carmine Nail Polish from TenOverTen
Bowery Nail Polish from TenOverTen
Madison Nail Polish from TenOverTen
Nail-Polish Remover from TenOverTen
Nail Polish Remover Wipes from TenOverTen
Rose Cuticle Oil from TenOverTen
The Cocoon Cream from TenOverTen
Soho, NYC
02.16.24

Today was a sunny winter Friday in New York City. My simple outfit consists of my favorite tan wool coat from Toteme, my go-to jeans from Abercrombie and a white fisherman sweater from LouLou studio (runs big.)

T-Lock Medium Ivory Bag from Toteme
Wayfarer Oversized Sunglasses from Ray-Ban
Signature Wool-Blend Coat from Toteme
Brown Signature Coat from Toteme
White Fisherman Cableknit Sweater from LouLou Studio
90s Straight Jean with Raw Hem from Abercrombie
Caviar Quilted Medium Double Flap Bag in Black from Chanel
The Downtown Boot from Margaux
New York, NY
02.14.24

I seem to always have multiple tote bags while I am running errands around New York City. Here is my Grey Cabas Tote from Celine paired with a under $50 gingham canvas tote.

Gingham Tote from Heather Taylor Home
Grey Cabas Tote from Celine via Fashionphile
Grey Small Cabas Phantom Tote from Celine
Black Wool Patchwork Signature Quilt from Marfa Stance
Gold Charms

Charms from Aurelia Demark
Charms from Lizzie Fortunato
Charms from Fewer Finer
Charms from Heritage Jewelry
Charms from Charm Co.
Deer Valley, Utah
02.10.24

When I was not in my ski outfit I was usually wearing some version of this outfit: my fleece lined leggings (an amazing $30 Amazon find!), Margaux boots and Marfa Stance jacket. (While I was packing for this ski trip my mom reminded me that we were there to ski, not for a fashion show! ha.)

Fleece Lined Leggings via Amazon
Black Wool Patchwork Signature Quilt from Marfa Stance
The Chelsea Boot from Margaux
Grey Cashmere Knit Hat from J.Crew
Deer Valley, Utah
02.09.24

My family and I are out in Deer Valley, Utah to ski for a few days. I had not been skiing in a few years so I needed to update my ski outfit and I turned to Halfdays because I love that they offer inclusive sizing in women's ski outfits (sizes XS - 2x.) I purchased their black bib style skipants (1XL) and a green belted ski jacket (XL) and can report that I loved both items. They worked perfectly for our ski days keeping me warm and comfortable!

Green Belted Ski Jacket from Halfdays
Black Soft Shell Bib Ski Pant from Halfdays
Aprés Ski Sweatshirt from Kule
Tasman Suede Slippers from Ugg
New York, NY
02.03.24

A simple winter outfit for dinner in New York. I paired a tan fisherman sweater from Eleanor Leftwich with black Good American jeans and black Margaux boots. (Use code NAN10 for 10% off the Eleanor Leftwich Collection.)

Cashmere Fisherman Crewneck Sweater from Eleanor Leftwich
Black Flare Jeans from Good American
The Downtown Boot from Margaux
Wallet on Chain from Chanel
Signature Gold Hoops from Fewer Finer
New York, NY
02.01.24

Wearing this casual outfit of leggings, a sweatshirt and my Toteme coat on this cold winter day! These are leggings are my new favorite Amazon find, they are fleece lined leggings for only $30! I bought a much more expensive pair of fleece leggings from another athletic company earlier this winter and can say that this Amazon pair is much better. I am in my usual size, XL. *Sneakers were kindly gifted.

Signature Wool-Blend Coat from Toteme
Brown Signature Coat from Toteme
Grey Hoodie from J.Crew
Fleece Lined Leggings via Amazon
V2K Run Sneakers from Nike
Grey Small Cabas Phantom Tote from Celine
Hermes Apple Watch
Signature Gold Hoops from Fewer Finer
New York, NY
01.31.24

White jeans in the winter? Some might consider it a fashion faux pas but I actually love the look! Today I paired Abercrombie Curve Love White Jeans with a Tan Ribbed Cardigan from Alex Mill and bright red ballet flats from Margaux. (*The shoes and cardigan were kindly gifted.)

Tan V-Neck Ribbed Cardigan from Alex Mill
White Straight Curve Love Jeans from Abercrombie
Demi Ballet Flats in Scarlet from Margaux
H D’Ancre Buckle Belt (32 mm) from Hermes
Mixed Chain Necklace from Fewer Finer
String Light Hoops from Fewer Finer
New York, NY
01.27.24

An unseasonably warm winter day in New York City called for bare ankles and my favorite Brown Suede Ballet Loafers from Tory Burch. These shoes are a favorite of mine for walking around in New York City, they are just so comfortable! (I am in my true shoe size.)

Brown Suede Ballet Loafers from Tory Burch
Kick Flare Perfect Pant from Spanx
Black Wool Patchwork Signature Quilt from Marfa Stance
Grey Small Cabas Phantom Tote from Celine
Cashmere Cableknit Sweater from Ralph Lauren
Black Square Sunglasses from Celine
New York, NY
01.25.24

Celebrating 30! I am in love with this black satin jewel-embellished skirt from ALC (it runs quite big, so I would size down, I am in a size 12 when my pant size is usually 16 or 18.) I then paired the skirt with a black thin ribbed cardigan from La Ligne (I am in size XL) and classic Maysli Suede Black heels from Manolo Blahnik.

Alexia Jewel-Embellished Skirt from ALC
Black Ribbed Fine Line Cardigan from La Ligne
Black Maysli Heel from Manolo Blahnik
1.25″ Curling Iron from GHD
Le Rouge Duo Lipstick (40 Light Rose) from Chanel
Bahamas
01.17.24

This striped womens shirt dress from Eleanor Leftwich was such a great dress to pack for vacation - it was just so easy and comfortable to wear. I am in size XL in the navy and white stripe dress. Use code NAN10 for 10% off the Eleanor Leftwich Collection on their site.

Striped Shirt Dress from Eleanor Leftwich
Blue Oran Leather Sandals from Hermes via The Real Real
Andiamo Woven Belt from Bottega Veneta
Shawl 140 from Hermes
Botanica Grafica Shawl 140 from Hermes
Rattan Clutch by Bembien (via J.Crew)
Striped Women’s Button Down from Eleanor Leftwich
Bahamas
01.16.24

After considering the Panier Medium Bag from Saint Laurent for what felt like years, I finally went for it and splurged on the crochet raffia tote before heading to the Bahamas. I am happy to report that I am thrilled with my purchase; it is perfect for the beach! I purchased the bag via the Cettire site but you can also find from most other major retailers.

Raffia Panier Bag from Saint Laurent  (via Cettire)
New York, NY
01.11.24

How fun is this embroidered linen dress I found on Etsy?! The quality is beautiful as it is hand stitched by Ukrainian artisans. All of their pieces are made to order so you can select your color choices and send your measurements to get the perfect size.

Embroidered Linen Dress from Etsy
Signature Gold Hoops from Fewer Finer
New York, NY
01.09.24

Talk about a great resale purchase! I am so thrilled to have found this beautiful blue colorway of Oran Sandals from Hermes on The Real Real.

Blue Oran Leather Sandals from Hermes via The Real Real
Black Oran Sandals from Hermes
Brown Oran Sandals From Hermes
Étoupe Oran Sandal from Hermes
New York, NY
01.05.24

These are the makeup products I used today! (and most days) for a simple, natural and everyday makeup look for a January work day in New York City.

Face Sunscreen from Ultra Violette
Skin Tint Foundation (Shade 3) from Hourglass
Concealer from Tower28 (shade KTown)
Setting Powder from Charlotte Tilbury
Eyebrow Gel from Rose Inc.
Face Trace Cream Contour from Westman Atelier
Liquid Blush (Rosy) from Saie
‘Big’ Makeup Brush from Saie
Mascara from Tower28
Bitten Lip Tint (Je Taime) from Victoria Beckham
New York, NY
01.04.24

Another day, another warm weather winter outfit for a day in New York City!

Black Wool Patchwork Signature Quilt from Marfa Stance
90s Straight Jean with Raw Hem from Abercrombie
Ivory Mini Marin Sweater in Cream from La Ligne
The Chelsea Boot from Margaux
Caviar Quilted Medium Double Flap Bag in Black from Chanel
Signature Gold Hoops from Fewer Finer
Double Wrap Watch from March Hare
Bitten Lip Tint (Je Taime) from Victoria Beckham
Skin Tint Foundation (Shade 3) from Hourglass
Liquid Blush (Rosy) from Saie
Charms from Fewer Finer
Charms from Charm Co.