Jenna Lyons in New Orleans

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jenna-lyonsJenna Lyons may well have been the best-dressed guest at Solange Knowles’ wedding in New Orleans this past weekend. Lyons always looks like a million bucks and it would seem her ability to mix and match is unparalleled. Above are some finds inspired by her stunning neutral ensemble. Now we just have to find ourselves some floor-length feathers…

1. Warby Parker Winston Frames – may have to start pretending I need glasses… / 2. Kate Spade Tiny Faux Pearls – under $50 and I love the setting… / 3. J.Crew Crisp White Bib Shirt – a classic, always and forever piece… / 4. Topshop Faux Fur Coat – the statement piece… / 5. Essie Nail Polish in Tiny Winey – a great red… 6. Giles & Brother Cortina Cuff – she is often spotted wearing one on each wrist, SO chic… / 7. Clare V Metallic Dot Clutch – understated with a hint of sparkle… /

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Introducing Buddy Editions…

buddy-editionsToday I am so thrilled to announce the launch of a new project I have been working on for many months. Buddy Editions is an online art gallery that sells exclusive (you can’t find them anywhere else!), limited-edition art prints by emerging artists around the globe. I was always looking for art online and didn’t feel there was a site that continually introduced new work I loved at affordable prices — now, we have Buddy. On the site you’ll find everything from fashion illustrations to landscape photography by artists from Australia, England, Japan, Uruguay, the U.S., and beyond. Prints start at only $50 and the collection will be continually growing. I cannot wait for you to meet the artists and see their incredible work — curating the launch collection has been a true honor. I hope you find something special for your home and consider gifting some art this holiday season. The site is named after my grandfather and the project is near and dear to my heart. Can’t wait to hear what you think! Thank you, as always, for your excitement and support. xx Katie

P.S. You can also now follow along on my Buddy Editions escapades on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!

Winter Wonderland

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Above is a handful of cozy, winter finds I’m lusting after lately. Between the baked goods (shameless) and the decorating, the holidays are my absolute favorite time of year. It’s such fun adding wintry touches to your space — any excuse for buffalo plaid and gilded accents!

1. Kate Spade New York Odds & Ends Trinket Tray – great hostess gift // 2. Buffalo Check Teapot – I’ve become a big peppermint tea drinker lately, this should definitely be in my life // 3. Buffalo Check Wool Throw Blanket – such a classic // 4. Williams-Sonoma Horn Coasters – so handsome and on sale, tie them up with ribbon as a stocking stuffer! // 5. Tufted Gold Bench – only $75 at Target, seriously chic // 6. Kate Spade New York Hampton Street Double Old-Fashioned Glasses – because who doesn’t appreciate a good stripe? //

 

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French Lessons

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I read an article titled “How I Learned to Speak French in 17 Days” on Business Insider this morning and it totally blew my mind. Such dedication! It makes perfect sense though — when I spent a summer in France in high school my Parisian host family refused to speak English with me and in a few short weeks my speaking skills had improved by leaps and bounds (as had my Nutella eating skills…). One night, I remember actually dreaming in French! Of course reading the article now has me eager to brush up on my skills. What languages do you know? Do you have any tips for learning a new one? I’d love to hear.

(greeting card by the lovely Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co.)

 

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