Let's Talk Layers + Lebanon

Ever felt like you needed a vacation from your vacation? That's me 100% right now. And I just got back from one.


I am so glad to finally sleep in my delicious bed with my cuddly creatures but wished I did a few things differently. For instance, I'm starting to regret the work I did abroad and being available via email. An overflowing inbox gives me anxiety, but I missed out on a few walking tours around Beirut. Should've listened to big sister when she said to disconnect. You live and you learn.

Lebanon was glorious you guys and I'm working on a video to share a few sights. My sis and I weren't able to see everything (safety first) but what we did see was full of color, culture, and epic history.


Who knew sandstorms could make for incredibly hot & humid days. If the sis and I didn't stop in Paris we probably would've had temperature shock (see: first world problems).

Paris was a few notches chillier than NYC but it gave me the perfect atmosphere to perfect the art of layering. For me, a strong layer game includes multiple pieces you can take off when the afternoon sun is just too hot. Another thing to keep in mind are layers that don't add bulk to your frame while keeping you warm.


Beanie: Jac Vanek (similar style)  Necklace: Custom (similar)  TopEquipment  (save)  Sweater: Charles Henry (love this)  Jacket: Joe Fresh  Leggings: similar  WatchRumbaTime  Lipstick: Borghese B Moisture in Berry  Boots:  Cat Footwear

To help perfect your layer game, find the perfect lightweight base. My Equipment shirt creates the perfect base and has been my smartest investment piece yet. The rest should fall into place - or better yet on top of with a thin-but-warm pullover. Scarves and beanies are of course optional.

A few other accessories to give some thought to (and possibly add to your wishlist) are the Cat boots and RumbaTime Gramercy Mesh watch. If I had to choose boots or heels, I'd stick with boots for all of entirety. I've also had my fair share of really awesome and sucky boots. These Paula boots from Cat Footwear lean towards awesome for being comfortable and versatile. The Gramercy Mesh watch Is an affordable piece that has upgraded my life in general. I always wear it when heading into meetings or dinner events - it's just so elegant.

Photos by Diana Chisis & Andrew Burke.

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