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Emerald from Memorandum

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I’ve been crushing hard on emerald this season which serves as a refreshing color option particularly during the holiday party circuit.  This look is as perfect for Christmas Day as it is for the workweek, and unlike my ugly Christmas sweater dress from last weekend, it will be an outfit that works as well during the holiday season as it does deep into the winter months.  (Just kidding.  I’m totes wearing my Christmas llama all. year. long.)  I was particularly drawn to this pencil skirt and beautiful coat, but my trusty friends at Banana Republic also made a coordinating suit jacket and pant too.  And if that’s not enough, they also carried this delish emerald hue through to several other amazing pieces as well.

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Much of my workweek involves racing from one meeting to the next all over the city, which means I’m often walking into conference rooms with my winter coat still on or slung over my arm.  I’ve thus become a particular fan of the coordinating skirt-coat combo, a nice riff on a traditional suit with pieces I’ll be wearing both separately and together all season long.

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This coat deserves special attention and is easily one of my very favorite finds of the season.  The black piping makes for such a gorgeous finishing touch, as is that beautiful faux fur collar.  To make things even better, the coat comes in petite, regular AND tall sizing (God bless you, BR!) and the faux fur collar is actually removable for days when you’re feeling a more laid-back outerwear option.  I’m telling you though, the ability to add on that collar when you have a special occasion is huge.  It’s surprising what an impact the addition has, which ends up making it seem like you actually have two different coats.  And while we’re on the subject of dynamite coats, I don’t know what they’re putting in the water over there, but Banana Republic has been killing the outerwear game this season.  I also snagged this coat a couple weeks ago and it’s basically the most immaculate, perfectly-fitting thing I’ve bought all year.  I’m pretty sure entirely sure my mom legit tried to steal it out of my suitcase before I flew back to NYC from Thanksgiving.  She’s very sneaky.

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 COAT: c/o Banana Republic  |  SKIRT: c/o Banana Republic  |  CAMISOLE: c/o Banana Republic  |  NECKLACE: c/o Banana Republic  |  EARRINGS: c/o Banana Republic  |  TIGHTS: Nordstrom  |  SHOES: c/o Sam Edelman (also HERE)  |  BAG: Saint Laurent  |  HAIR BOW: similar HERE, HERE and HERE

A Little Sparkle from Memorandum

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A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to go down to Washington D.C. for the unveiling of White House Black Market’s special Inaugural Dress Collection.  It’s a special collection of formal dresses that they create every four years, taking inspiration from the iconic style of America’s First Ladies.  As exemplified by the dress I’m wearing today, the collection is right up my alley—a perfect union of classic and modern.  Just wait ’til you see the rest of their line up…

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You may recognize this dress from my recent 30 Dresses in 30 Days Series, where it was my pick for Night at the Theater.  I have to say, one of the best parts about moving back to NYC is having access to the world’s best theater.  And as someone who is about as theater-obsessed as they come, I try to take advantage of all that Broadway (and the New York art scene at large) has to offer as often as possible.  It was no surprise that the ideal way to spend my Sunday birthday a couple weeks ago was at Jessie Mueller’s amazing performance in the musical Waitress at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.  And thanks to my longtime friends at White House Black Market, I had just the dress for the occasion.

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DRESS: c/o White House Black Market  |  JACKET: old, similar HERE and HERE  |  PUMPS: similar HERE  |  TIGHTS: similar HERE  |  BAG: similar HERE