Past and present

Sometimes you can put together a look from old and new pieces in your closet and it looks like you bought everything at the same time. For me, this is one of those outfits. We walked over to the newly renovated Anthony David's, one of my favorite restaurants in Hoboken, to showcase these pieces. They have added a fabulous community table in the back of the restaurant that is perfect for a large dinner party, so now I'm dreaming up an excuse to satiate my craving for their scallops entree which never disappoints. completion

My coat holds a lot of sentimental value. Before Chloe and Ethan were born, I worked at a company called COCKPIT USA. They specialize in leather and textile outerwear and produce many of their styles in the USA. They pride themselves on replicating pieces from aviation and American Heritage and also make jackets for the US Air Force and Navy. Many celebrities, and even US Presidents have worn their designs, and while I was working there, I was fortunate to add this insane piece to my closet. This jacket is called the Amelia, and was inspired by yes, you guessed it, Amelia Earhart.


These shoes I spotted on Natalie, who works at the Anthropologie on Washington Street here in Hoboken. I managed to grab them on sale before they sold out in this color, but here, and here, are similar styles that you might like. (all on sale for an extra 25% off!)

in the bag


My hat is also an Anthropologie purchase and is available in many different colors in stores. I found this hair clip on the same shopping trip and thought it would make a great accent to the hat.


My necklace is the Sutton by Stella and Dot that I have worn many times on this blog. My ring is an opal stone all the way from Australia that my sister-in-law's stepfather, Rock, gave me years ago. Soon after that visit to OZ we were pregnant with Chloe, and it just so happened that her birthstone was an Opal. James had this ring set and designed for me at W Kodak Jewelers here in Hoboken for Mother's day. My bracelets were a gift from one of my best friends and her boyfriend on a trip to Pakistan.

sparkles and pleats

My top is also from Anthropologie and like most of their great sale pieces is sold out, but here's another style you might like.

leading lines

My pants were a Peper and Parlor purchase (another great boutique here in Hoboken) last year, but here's a style that's similar.

texture and similarity

My vest at Neiman Marcus Last Call, I've also shown in earlier posts, is on MAJOR sale right now!



I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and thank you for reading!!