Happy December, friends!
Our Christmas tree is up and our holiday social schedule is kicking into gear. I really love this time of year. Having the sun set so early is tough for me, but the twinkly lights around New York City, from the decked-out decorations in Midtown to right inside our apartment, make the short days and cold nights so cozy.
Last year was hard to top, with all the anticipation and excitement surrounding our wedding, but 2017 has been wonderful too. Doug and I focused on investing in each other and in our relationship during our first year of marriage, and of course we brought the cutest puppy ever (in my humble opinion) into our home and little family.
Foster is pure joy and delight. I can hardly remember anything from mid-February to about April (or was it May) because the early puppyhood phase is intense and frankly exhausting. But now, every day we get home and are greeted with THE MOST excitement and puppy kisses - she's seriously the most affectionate dog I've ever known.
I cherished our getaways to Bermuda and Sag Harbor, and our wonderful first anniversary trip to France was absolutely a highlight this year. The fall has been a happy blur since we got back from that trip, with lots of work leading right into the holidays. Now, I'm looking forward to the happy chaos of holiday celebrations (and of course starting a few new traditions!) and time to recharge. I'll be taking the rest of the year off from blogging, as well as the first half of January, which feels so indulgent. I'll be back on Tuesday, January 16.
In the meantime, I wish you and your families happy holidays and a wonderful New Year. Cheers to 2017!
Now that it's chilly outside, I'm bundling up in this coziest ensemble again.
This black tailored winter coat by Katherine Hooker is probably the best purchase I made this year. I also have a red coat from the same line that was seen here. They're definitely a splurge (and I've gotten both of mine on major sale) but they're true classics and I see wearing both of them for years to come - and I've already had the red coat for six years.
Oh my goodness Foster was so tiny and fluffy when we brought her home! And I'm so grateful that in those sleep-deprived days I still managed to pull out my camera and snap a few photos of her.
These photos from last spring have me wondering why I cut my hair. (It gets to be a lot of work, that's why!)
These days, Foster is often just off camera when I take outfit shoots, so she often makes her way into a few photos too!
This shoot made the puppy VERY nervous. She was not happy with me walking on those rocks so close to the water and was barking nonstop. Foster tends to have a nervous temperament, which is both adorable and exhasperating. She does create the sweetest outtakes...