Cozy Layers

 HAT: MADISON 88  [SIMILAR]  / SCARF: FOREVER 21  [SIMILAR]  / LEATHER JACKET:  WILSON'S LEATHER  / TOP: SHEIN  [SIMILAR]  / RED FRINGE BAG:  REBECCA MINKOFF  / JEANS:  J BRAND  / BOOTS: HUNTER  [SIMILAR]  

HAT: MADISON 88 [SIMILAR] / SCARF: FOREVER 21 [SIMILAR] / LEATHER JACKET: WILSON'S LEATHER / TOP: SHEIN [SIMILAR] / RED FRINGE BAG: REBECCA MINKOFF / JEANS: J BRAND / BOOTS: HUNTER [SIMILAR]  

With Bing Crosby playing in the background, freshly popped popcorn filling the air with that warm, salty smell, our local nursery really knew how to set the scene for the perfect Christmas tree hunt. I piled on a bunch of cozy layers because the temperatures here are pretty mild, but the air is chilly. And December is the perfect excuse to start wearing more red! My scarf is surprisingly versatile in the plaid print, and I love how it makes a simple white top and leather jacket look so festive. 

Whenever there is a chance of mud, I always wear my go-to Hunter boots. These ones I'm wearing are currently discontinued, but there is a new, lower ankle style lace up boot that look simple and modern, but keep your feet completely comfortable and dry. Hunter also makes their classic boot in the same matte black, and they are the rain boots I recommend to everyone because the quality is impeccable. Perfect for clomping through the tree farm stand! 

Our little C had the best time, as we danced around to Christmas music, and she got to snack on free popcorn and warm cider. I love creating simple memories, and this year has been even more fun because she can communicate on a deeper level about her excitement for Christmas and decorating the house. We settled on a Scotch Fir tree (not pictured), and I love how full and tall it is. It might be my favorite tree we've had to date. If you follow me on instagram, you will be sure to catch a glimpse of it! 

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Nicole M. Caruso

I was born in Manhattan to two native New Yorkers who met working in the Garment Industry. Fashion was the family business. Suburban Connecticut is where I grew up and often daydreamed about someday attending New York Fashion Week.

When I was in college studying Communication & Media, I met the man of my dreams. We married nearly one year after our first date, and have been adventuring together ever since. While we moved around the country for his job, I freelanced as a makeup artist, worked in retail, and blogged about style & beauty as a creative outlet. 

Moving back to New York led to serendipitously working for two major fashion houses, where I learned the ins and outs of the industry, and attended Fashion Week both backstage and in the tents. Soon after, Verily Magazine brought me on as Beauty Editor, which was my dream job. It combined all of my passions and hobbies into one, and granted me a deeper understanding of print and digital media. One year after that, I had my daughter and experienced true fulfillment in motherhood. 

Everywhere I have traveled, I have met incredible women who inspired me to be the best version of myself; to wake up every day feeling confident and ready to Carpe Diem. I want to inspire women to explore their feminine genius by investing in their self-worth. This lifestyle blog is the place where I can share my worldview, my experiences, and my tips and tricks to live a more fulfilling life, which include expert style and beauty advice, tips for healthy living, and reflections on marriage and motherhood.