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winter whites

winter whites | really risaThis was probably not the smartest outfit for a person with an insane toddler who spends her days flinging food around like it’s a contest to see who can be the messiest baby in the world. But whatever. I wasn’t so sure about this sweater when it arrived. It’s cropped and without a shirt underneath there is some major bellybutton showing, which is just not my thing. I got it on super sale though so flowy blouses and denim shirts it is. We took these pictures on a rare 40-degree day, which was kind of amazing. I love a good snowstorm, but days like this remind me of why I prefer every other season in the city. And on that note, happy March!winter whites | really risa winter whites | really risa winter whites | really risa winter whites | really risa

{J.Crew jeans + tote (c/o); Banana republic sweater; H&M top; Urban Outfitters sunglasses; Madewell boots (similar); YSL lipstick in “Rouge Pur Couture 04 Rouge Vermillon”}

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first snow

Isla's first time playing in snowI don’t know about the rest of you, but we were pretty thrilled to finally see some snow on the ground over the weekend. This snow-less winter in Philadelphia has been freezing and brutal, but without the fun! So while it was still coming down we decided to introduce Isla to her first real snowfall. She was pretty hilarious about the whole thing. Here’s a video to prove it. She kind of lost all of her marbles with excitement. Or maybe because there was so much snow in her eyelashes she couldn’t see anything. If it has to stay cold, could it at least snow some more?

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sleeveless blazer + the mother of all carryalls

Sleeveless blazer + the mother of all carryalls | really risa
As soon as this sleeveless blazer arrived I emptied my entire closet and tried it on with everything. Flannels, dresses, tees, rompers, my nightgown; it worked with it all. Okay, maybe not my nightgown. It’s light, unlike a lot of blazers, a little long on me (in a good way, I think) and feels like an instant refresh on all of the outfits I’ve had on repeat the last few months. It was a little more than I wanted to spend, but for such a versatile piece I’d say it was worth every penny, especially since it’ll transition well through all four seasons. It doesn’t exactly provide warmth though. I was so cold taking these photos my hands might have turned blue afterward. Oops.

And now let’s talk about this tote from J.Crew that could comfortably fit my teeny toddler, a day’s supply of snacks and a library filled with her favorite books. Not to mention everything else I would ever need. It’s a soft, gorgeous leather that comes in a few other colors (I also love the stone taupe) and has a little wallet bag that ties to the handle with leather string. It’s the essential bag for every season and I’m pretty smitten. Also, bonus: it’s on sale! Another bonus: J.Crew is running a contest. Here’s how it works:

Instagram how you wear your J.Crew accessories with the hashtags #ACCESSORYFIX and #JCREWCONTEST for a chance to win one of three $1,500 shopping sprees. The three winners will be picked by J.Crew creative director, Jenna Lyons, herself! You have until March 23, so get gramming!

In case you can’t narrow down all the beauties from J.Crew’s current collection, these are my favorites: this bag (and this one, too), these shoes (and these shoes and these, too) and this simple gold cuff, to name just a few.

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Sleeveless blazer + the mother of all carryalls | really risa{Alice & UO sleeveless blazer; Anthropologie top; Zara jeans; J.Crew tote (c/o); Madewell booties (similar); Urban Outfitters sunglasses; Nixon watch; Topshop lipstick in “All About Me”}

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