• Rebecca Taylor street style thefashionhousemom
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    Coordinating with Rebecca Taylor

      Friends who coordinate together stay together.  Or at least look cute together!  Laura of @abouttheoutfits and I decided to do another fun post together, this time in coordinating Rebecca Taylor outfits.  Rebecca Taylor is such a go-to brand for me.  I know I can always count on top quality, beautiful prints, and feminine details.  Also, for those of you who are petite like me, I can usually get away with not having to do any alterations in length (if planning to wear heels of course).  That’s a huge plus!  There are some brands out there where I know I will be in for hemming a foot off the bottom! These two coordinated…

  • Shrimps it bag Antonia
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    Shrimps “it” bag

      If you have been on Instagram in the last year, you are sure to have seen the Shrimps “it” bag. What makes a bag have “it” status? I think it’s the instant broad appeal, unique design, and it’s ability to resonate with a diverse set of styles.  Whether you are classic, edgy, preppy, bohemian, etc., an “it” bag can be incorporated into any look without seeming out-of-place.  Shrimps current “it” bag is called the Antonia bag. It’s a fan favorite of fashion bloggers for good reason. It’s immediately eye-catching and so unique. I never like to tell anyone they need anything however, if you were on the fence about this…

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    Dressing like a Parisienne

    What is it about Parisienne style that draws us in so much?  Is it the effortless cool factor?  The romantic idea of living in the City of Lights?  French women seem to have been born with style.  French brands are popping up in the US lately and have definitely caught my attention.  By the way, I learned the difference between Parisienne and Parisian.  Parisienne refers to a female native or resident of Paris, while Parisian refers something relating to Paris.  There’s a French lesson for you! If you read my previous post here about the French brand, Sezane you will know how much I love easy Parisienne style.  Well coordinated yet…

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    Our Favorite Christmas Cookie

    Antique Tiffany cake server similar | Wedgewood Dinner Plate here | Vintage glass similar | Dessert plate still available here similar here We love baking cookies in our house no matter what time of year it is. However, Christmas cookies are extra special. We usually kick off the Christmas cookie baking right after Thanksgiving.  That’s usually when we start decorating the house as well.  It’s such a fun and festive time of year so why not start early! We bake a large assortment of different cookies and cakes at Christmas time.  I love the excuse to try new recipes.  I’m always looking for fun, somewhat healthier dessert options.  I have collected a large number of favorites.  Most of them…

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    Holiday Dressing in Icy Metallics

    The winter holiday season is such a magical time of year.  Everywhere you turn there are festive decorations of lighted trees, red bows, and metallic garland.  Everyone is rushing to do their shopping, decorate their trees, and bake their cookies.  I’m stepping out of the hustle of New York city today and into the serene setting of Central Park. Like being transported to another place, Central Park is a haven for many to find a little peace and relaxation. You can forget that you are in the middle of one of the largest cities in the world.  I hope I can inspire some quiet calm, and glam into your holiday…

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    Bringing the Bergdorf Holiday windows to Life!

    The holiday window displays in New York City are some of the most anticipated of the year!  Equally gorgeous and creative displays are always a guarantee.  Wandering the streets and admiring the windows is a fun holiday activity that doesn’t cost you a dime. The theme this year at Bergdorf Goodman (or Bergdorfs) is #Bergdorfgoodies which features sweet treats and cotton candy statues. This pink candy colored theme was my favorite! Funny thing about this post.  My friend Laura from abouttheoutfits and I wanted to do a really fun and glamorous holiday look.  We planned our coordinated pink fur outfits weeks before the Bergdorf Goodman holiday windows were unveiled.  To our shock and excitement,…

  • Alexa Chung Checked Coat
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    The Statement Coat- Two Trends in one!

      The statement coat is a not just a coat.  It is a piece that carries itself.  It’s like the ultimate accessory.  It’s attention grabbing and steals the show.  The statement coat never goes out of style.  It will always be stylish to have a warm and beautifully unique coat.  What I love most about the statement coat is that all you need is a simple outfit underneath.  Jeans and a thin cashmere sweater are perfect for a chilly day.  Choose a bold pattern or color to elevate your outfit! Color Choosing a color and pattern are important.  You should be comfortable in both.  By definition, the statement coat should…

  • Holiday gift guide 2018
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    Holiday Gift Guide for the Ladies

    My holiday gift guide is here.  This is a fun guide for any lady in your life- mom, sister, aunt, friend, or yourself!  Gift guides are actually a fun way to get inspiration for your own wish list.  Hope you enjoy it! For the Luxury Sleeper Sleep is such an important part of life that most people neglect.  In order to feel  and look your best, you have to get your beauty rest!  Here’s some ideas that may inspire you to sleep more! Flannel pajamas are a winter must! There’s something about cozying up on a chilly night in your flannel pajamas!  I love mine from Kate Spade.  They run…

  • Maggy London Illusion Dress
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    Maggy London’s Little Black Dress

    Holiday dressing season is upon us! This time of year has to be the busiest for festive parties and dressier events. I immediately think of little black dresses, beautiful textures, and sparkly details!  I also think of Maggy London.  Maggy London has such a beautiful selection of dresses that suits any style, personality, and body type. Having a dress that I can rely on really saves me when it comes to multiple party and event invites. When Maggy London reached out to me to do a collaboration, I was so honored.  It is such an iconic brand that translates to the classic woman.  I chose their best-selling Illusion dress.  Although I…

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    My Ancestry DNA Experience

    Have you ever wondered where you came from?  Or if a family story was based on fact? Ancestry DNA can tell you truly where you are from.  Like traveling in time, your DNA can trace the route of your history. It’s your own personal story. When Ancestry DNA reached out to me to do a collaboration, I was beyond thrilled! I love history, antiques, really anything with a mysterious past. This journey with Ancestry DNA is like being an investigator on your own personal story. Collecting your sample… Ancestry DNA will send you a kit which contains your activation number, a tube, a liquid solution, a collection bag, and prepaid mailing…