Outfit details: Stylemint t-shirt, J Crew skirt, St. John necklace (similar here), Stuart Weitzman boots, Baublebar bracelets

The J Crew pencil skirt is the perfect fall and winter staple and this bright orange one is more versatile than one might think.  It paired perfectly with this multi-colored stripe Stylemint t-shirt.  I was a little wary of all these *mint sites (shoemint, jewelmint, stylemint) but gave the Stylemint t's a try and must say that I'm really a fan.  They are comfy, high quality and come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. 

As I type this, it's Wednesday night and I am gearing up for a much needed long holiday weekend.  Today is like my Friday as I have no work tomorrow or for the next few days.  I'm looking forward to spending the Christmas weekend with family and friends.  Wishing you all the best for the holidays!


Sunday Supper - Linguine with Spinach and Shrimp

I have a lemon linguine recipe in my repertoire (you might have seen it before here) that is simple and delicious.  Tonight I made a version of lemon linguine with shrimp.  This go around, while the pasta was cooking, I sauteed some shrimp in olive oil and butter with some lemon juice, chives and red pepper flakes.  Once the pasta was just shy of al dente, I drained the pasta while reserving some of the pasta water.  I added the cooked pasta to the pan with the sauteed shrimp, added a wee bit more butter and some spinach with the reserved pasta water, covered the pan and let it simmer for just a couple of minutes. 

If you don't have or don't like shrimp, you could make this same recipe with chicken.

I served it up with a fresh tomato and basil salad. 


Holiday Outing

Outfit details: Kate Spade top (similar here), Stella McCartney for H&M tuxedo jacket (similar here), Ann Taylor trousers (similar here), Me Too booties (similar here), Elisha Daniels necklace (similar here and here), St. John and Hermes bracelets, Chanel pin, Miu Miu bag, Hermes scarf

Saturday night I had plans to go out with my friend Elisha for our annual holiday outing and gift giving.  I had a day of beauty planned (mani/pedi and hair) and was going out straight from being coiffed.  I had thought about wearing a skirt but then realized tights and pedis don't really work together.  So I wore this bright Kate Spade bow top with black Ann Taylor trousers and my trusty Stella McCartney for H&M tuxedo jacket.

Here are my baubles of choice for the evening.

Here I am post-coiffing.  I changed it up a bit by having some shaggy layers for more texture added.


Weekend Tidbits - Holiday Edition

A sparkly St. John bracelet that was a generous Christmas gift.


Book of Vogue covers that arrived in the mail from a mystery gift giver.

Nars Jungle Red and Chanel Black Pearl: the perfect nail polish combo for a holiday mani and pedi

A delicate pair of Christian Dior earrings that were a Christmas gift from my dear friend Elisha.


Holiday Gift Guide - the Foodie

Check out my gift guide for the foodie on Sparkling Footsteps here