New Year Favorites

Happy New Year!

Things have been a little quiet the past two weeks on here as I took some time “off” from my day job and blogging to spend the holidays in Florida with my good friends and family. The R&R was much needed and while I was so sad to leave sunnier skies and 80 degree weather, I am so excited to kick off another year of H&T. Thank you so much for your continued support and for reading.

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I thought I would start off the year by sharing some of my recent favorites – I often share many new items on my Instagram so one of my goals this year for the blog is to update you here too!

First up, Barrington Gifts new monogram stripe collection – OBSESSED. I have a few of their totes and I can’t tell you how many compliments I receive when I wear my Black Watch Plaid one and I can’t wait to get one of these new beauties in the mail very soon. Below are a few of my picks but there are several colors, stripes and patterns to choose from to make it your own. AND for all my mommy-friends – it comes in a diaper bag version too (your welcome).


Maybe it’s the fact that I went from laying out poolside recently to trekking through the snow in Georgetown during DC’s first snowfall this week – but I’ve been eyeing lots of new rain and snow boots alike recently too. How cute are all these? I love them all but these might be my absolute favorite.


To go with the boots – fun socks, patterned leggings, ear muffs and hats, of course! I’m guilty of stocking up on all these this season for lounging, bed and arctic weather days.

Thanks to my barre obsession, I justify all my new workout gear purchases accordingly.  (I take classes at Barre Tech 6-7 times a week now and have noticed such a big change in my arms, thighs, abs and overall strength! H&T readers also get 10% OFF with BarreTech10 so be sure to join me in class soon if you live in the DC area.)

And last, but certainly not least – beauty picks to get your new year started! Not shocking, Drybar tops my list plus yours truly received my very own Buttercup for Christmas this year (

 There you have it – hello 2015! Stay warm everyone, it was 9 degrees last night in DC!

5 Responses to New Year Favorites

  1. Ashley says:

    I love the new monogram Barrington bags! Of course anything by DryBar is a hit in my book!

  2. That lip scrub just might be the cutest thing I’ve seen all week!

  3. Sarah Brooke says:

    Love your picks! I’m obsessed with barre too.

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