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Shuffle Off to Buffalo

December is one of my favorite months to dress for. There’s just something so festive about the month and the cold air still feels exciting not miserable (yet). I partnered with Nordstrom for this post and it may be my favorite holiday look yet.

I love that this look is a little bit elevated. It’s somewhere between “festive sweater” and “fancy party attire.” I wore this to run a few errands in Greenwich last week, but I really wanted to head into the city and go ice skating in Central Park!

Faux Leather Pants

I should have taken a photo with my coat off (it was too cold honestly!) to show you the all black look I have on underneath. All black can be hard to pull off, for me at least, but I’m really into this combination. The sweater is cashmere so it’s incredibly soft… but it has an unexpectedly low price. And even lower right now since it’s on sale. It looks great with jeans as well, but I paired it with these faux leather leggings.

Faux leather leggings.

I’m obsessed with these pants. While they’re as comfortable as a pair of leggings, they look a bit fancier. (They run a little big if you order… I typically wear a small in leggings and got the XS.)

Pendleton Paul Bunyan Plaid Wool Blend Barn Coat

And this coat (on sale)! How fun is it? It’s super cozy and has an incredibly forgiving shape and fit.

Buffalo Check Coat

While the coat is a real stunner in the post, it’s the beret that I think got me the most excited. I started eyeing them this fall and finally just went for it!

Preppy Beret like Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl

Preppy Holiday Outfit for New York City

One of our stops was to McArdle’s in Greenwich. If you live in the area and haven’t visited yet, you must. It’s a winter wonderland. I wanted everything, especially the wall of wreaths. I wish I had stopped by to pick out ornaments earlier but settled for the cutest arrangement of December-appropriate greens and reds with a few magnolia leaves thrown in for good measure.

How to wear a beret

Connecticut Fashion Blogger Carly Heitlinger

Buffalo Check Barn Coat (33% off) // Cashmere Sweater (20% off) // Faux Leather Pants // Beret (40% off) // Bow Loafers (sold out, love this pair and this pom pom pair) // Crossbody Bag (c/o Kate Spade) // “Red Carpet” Lipstick


Thank you Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!

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[…] Remember when I wore a beret last winter? I was seriously hoping the trend would stick around. I have always loved berets. (My sister and I had a few from Gap Kids back in the day, and I would convince her to match with me, mostly because I didn’t give her a choice.) They’re everywhere now, and I couldn’t be happier. […]

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