Hello, Favorites

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 Faux leather shorts: Zara // Oversize black cardigan: Express (layered, old) // Large scarf: Marc Jacobs for Neiman Marcus + Target // Handbag: Michael Kors Hamilton tote // Bow flats: Ivanka Trump via Nordstrom // Cateye sunglasses: Target // Men’s watch: Invicta // Gem bracelet: Forever21 // Black pavé bracelet: Target

In the midst of some big demands on my time (#getitgirlproblems), going with my favorites is the clear choice for outfits. I’d write you a book about how much I love these shorts but I’m too busy, so I’ll catch you later.

Xo, Sarah


Dolman and a Fur Skirt





Sarah's Ambitions - Dolman and a Fur Skirt

Sarah's Ambitions - Dolman and a Fur Skirt

Sweater: Gap. Skirt: H&M. Handbag: Michael Kors. Sunglasses: Target. Flats: Ivanka Trump via Nordstrom. Dog tags: Express. Bracelet: Forever21. Watch: Invicta, borrowed from le hubs.

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that big things have been happening in my life. Rather, I have earned some big changes for myself. I just went AWOL from the grind and am starting my own company, and I am effervescent with excitement, pride and ambition. It’s definitely more than the fact that I haven’t been tan in two years, I swear.

I wore this outfit for a day at my home office, then out to a cozy dinner with le hubs. This Gap sweater has been in high rotation ever since I bought it, with its perfectly boyfriendy-but-chic shape.

Another big announcement: I finally made the leap to the beautiful world of DSLR photography and I’m not going back. I’m in love, I’m in love, and I don’t care who knows it.

Cheers to all my #getitgirl friends out there. Bravo.

Xo, Sarah


Feeling Good

Aviator sunglasses: 1903s in black c/o Ellison Sunglass Co. // Angora sweater: Ann Taylor // Faux leather skater skirt: H&M // Faux fur vest: Rachel Zoe (last season, similar from this season here) // Black opaque tights: L’eggs via Walgreen’s (similar from ASOS here) // Black bow flats: Ivanka Trump via Nordstrom (sold out, similar here) // Bordeaux handbag: Michael Kors Astrid satchel // Gold tiered necklace: Target // Men’s watch: Invicta, borrowed from le hubs

When I discovered Ellison Sunglass Co. through The Facets Magazine, I was really moved. Not only do they have beautiful design, with every purchase of a pair of Ellison sunglasses, they cover the cost of a corrective eye surgery for someone in need. Their motto, “Look Good. Do Good.” is exactly what I love to see in fashion. Brands that find a way to give back top my list, and I couldn’t be more proud of my Ellison 1903s! Le hubs also loves them and has already borrowed them a few times. Nothing like a pair of his-and-hers sunglasses to make a relationship solid!

This #getitgirl is also feeling good about life. On a sartorial note, I have been slowly adding some spice to my wardrobe of basics, and I am loving the way my style is growing. This applies to life, too: as I grow wiser and more seasoned, that makes the sweetness that much better.

Xo, Sarah

New England Charm

Faux fur vest: Rachel Zoe via Shopbop (last year) // Boyfriend shirt: Gap // Skinny jeans: Paige Denim via Nordstrom Rack // Bow flats: Ivanka Trump via Nordstrom (similar here) // Tiered necklace: Target // Round sunglasses: Target (similar here) // Watch: Invicta, borrowed from le hubs // Nail polish: Sonia Kashuk in Golden Ticket

Architecture is much like fashion, with different styles, nuances and personal flair. On this overcast day, le hubs and I snuck in a trip to Starbucks to add a little charm to the morning. While we weren’t in New England, the building that served as this photo shoot’s backdrop paid no mind.

This morning, my husband actually embarked for our home state, where I followed a while later after wrapping up some large projects at work. My style stuck out there, but I, too, paid no mind. I was true to my own style and carried on.

However, unlike this beautifully wind-worn backdrop, my style inspiration is a fluid, ever-developing entity. I love looking back through photos and seeing how my personal style has evolved — and recognizing that I have never felt more myself than I do now. And that leaves me feeling charmed.

What keeps you charmed and new? Do it today.

Xo, Sarah

Layered Fall Love

Angora blend sweater: Ann Taylor // Printed dress: Gap // Bordeaux Astrid Satchel: Michael Kors // Black pointed bow flats: Ivanka Trump via Nordstrom (similar here)

Perfume bottle necklace: H&M (similar I adore here) // Tiered gold rope necklace: Target // Gold dog tags necklace: Express // Gold and silver watch: Invicta, borrowed from le hubs // Round sunglasses: Target // Red nail polish: Chanel 475 Dragon // Red lipstick: Maybelline Continuous Cranberry

Fall is here and the change of the season has le hubs and me ready for change ourselves. I’m layering my favorite pieces (this new Gap dress and Ann Taylor sweater are currently topping my list, and I got them both on sale!), le hubs finally tried a slim cut for his jeans (and they look amazing!) and our puppies’ sweaters will soon make an appearance for evening walks — but it goes deeper than simply the sartorial sense.

In short, the Longs are calling on their ambitions and making big things happen. Every day is another opportunity for wisdom to grow, doubts to diminish and love to flourish, and we’re layering it all on this fall.

Xo, Sarah

P.S. And sometimes, when you’ve been a #getitgirl and you’ve been working really hard, you get to treat yourself to a gorgeous, bordeaux handbag from Michael Kors. Luckily, my day to do so just happened and I am enamored with the result! Can I get a co-sign??