Month: January 2015

Trying something new

Dear lovely readers of Coffee and Winter,

I’ve decided to try something a bit new for the new year. I’ve moved my blog to an actual domain name! Yes! After many years I’ve finally decided to take the plunge and go for it. Only one problem, I am not tech savvy enough to set up an automatic redirect or an RSS feed to keep posts forwarded to the trusty wordpress.com reader. Womp, womp.

I love each and every one of you and you have all made my time blogging absolutely spectacular. I’m not discontinuing the blog, but all new posts will be on the separate website. So if you want to continue reading, and I sure hope you do, please please visit and subscribe to coffeeandwinter.com

Come hang out with me there. I have loads of new ideas and fun features for the coming year.

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I feel like I’m starting on the ground floor again, and would love if you all continued to read despite the inconvenient change. If anyone can put the steps to an RSS feed or whatever in simple terms for me to figure it out, I am certainly willing to try.

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Styled: Saint Laurent Studded Boots

It seems like everyone in the world has these Saint Laurent studded boots. Well, anyone whose style I’m inspired by has them. Sure, if I could justify spending almost 2,000 on a pair of shoes, they would also be in my closet. Since I can’t, I currently have a stylish knock off pair that was given to me for Christmas. I’m not actually sure why I’m even sharing my boot envy with the world. I’m very appreciative of the gift version, don’t misunderstand. That said, since this is a blog where I get to have both style envy and live a very fashionable existence on virtual paper, I decided to style the actual Saint Laurent boots of my dreams. Both outfits are things I would actually or have actually worn recently with my own boots.

What I love most about the boots is the edginess they give a simple outfit. It almost feels like ‘yeah, I could definitely punch someone in the face,’ only I can’t. But the illusion is enough, isn’t it?

Buy: Saint Laurent studded boots

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Alexander Wang striped tee, Paige Denim black jeans, Forever 21 angular rings, Rebecca Minkoff quilted bomber, Forever 21 necklace, Saint Laurent handbag

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H&M sweater, Topshop jeans, H&M handbag, Marc Jacobs flower ring, H&M rings

The Weekender: 3 January

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Here it is, the very first Weekender of 2015. There really wasn’t much in the way of interesting news this week with the New Year rolling in, but I managed to find some fairly interesting tidbits to share.

Friday Favorites: Get Active

First I’d like to wish a warm welcome to 2015 and say I hope everyone had a lovely holiday. Next, let’s talk about resolutions. There’s not really a firm consensus over whether its good or bad to make resolutions. I prefer to make goals, but unless I write them down I end up forgetting them. That said, one of my major goals continuing into 2015 was to be healthier. I’m definitely not good at this. Sometimes life becomes so stressful the idea of working out or being active just feels even more unappealing. That said, if your resolution is to get healthy and lose weight: great! I prefer to not put my journey that way only because I feel expectations are just so high and feeling like I’ve let myself down is horrendous. Why am I even sharing this? Well, resolving to get active in 2015 means getting to buy a whole new wardrobe of active wear!

Active wear has become kind of a really fashionable thing. Yoga pants are everywhere not just yoga studios. While I don’t really understand that (especially to brunch. Everyone knows you didn’t just work out), I’m entirely guilty of wearing them to run out to Starbucks or to the bank. There’s so many options. Long gone are the unitards, off the shoulder sweatshirts, and legwarmers of yesteryear. The best part is it’s all on sale right now for the new year. Old Navy has some particularly good deals if you’re looking for affordable pieces to get started with!

I’ve put together 3 active wear looks featuring some of my favorite companies (Adidas obviously). I’m really obsessed with the Stella McCartney for Adidas range and two of my favorite pieces are included. The yoga mat featured is by Orla Kiely for Target and something I actually use for yoga & pilates. I’m obsessed with it. I’m not sure why it took me so long to actually purchase one. See? I’m no fitness expert!

So get out, get active, and look fashionable while doing it!

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Orla Kiely yoga mat, Old Navy capris, Stella McCartney for Adidas sneakers, Athleta tank top, Adidas sports bra, Orla Kiely water bottle, Griffin earbuds

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Adidas by Stella McCartney sweats, Calvin Klein zip pullover, Victoria’s Secret sports bra, Fitbit, Philips headphones, Adidas sneakers

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Orla Kiely yoga mat, LuLu Lemon pants, Athleta tank top, LuLu Lemon sports bra, S’well water bottle