The past six months have been consumed with houses. Buying a house. Renovating a house. Selling a house. Now moving a house.

How do you say goodbye to a house? A house that has been a symbol of your home for years. 

A house that we have loved, that we have poured blood sweat and tears into, and brought babies home to.

I’ve been craving my babies more than ever these last few weeks and perhaps it is a plight to hang on to my home – and isn’t that the point? 

They are our home. We are home.

What Sarah’s wearing…

She’s an attorney, a mom of two, and a friend of mine, who always looks pulled together. When I told her so, she scoffed – but guys I’m serious.

We’ve recently bonded over motherhood, major house renovations, and most recently a love of clothes (and the amazing brand MM Lafleur, have you discovered it yet? If not, you’re welcome).

Let’s hear what Sarah has to say..and a sneak peek of her closet…

On Clair Underwood, and MM LaFleur: 

These days, the most put together I feel is in MM LaFleur. I am obsessed with Claire Underwood’s style (House of Cards) and their clothes remind me of her, but are ridiculously comfortable, which is great, because my goal is pretty much to find clothes that feel like PJs without looking like them.

A favorite dress, for winter or summer:

This Aditi dress is a favorite and I cannot wait to wear it in the summer because the neckline is amazing and you can’t really appreciate it in a cardigan. Since it’s winter, I wear opaque tights with it and great waterproof booties. For now, I also wear a cardigan with it and a favorite is from Nic and Zoe – you can wear this cardigan open or as a wrap. It also comes in thick, sweater material or light, linen.

On pulled together comfort:

If I have court or client meetings, I’d go with a jardigan instead; totally passes as a suit coat, but, again, way more comfortable.

On Sarah’s wish list:

As spring hits, I’m dying for this combination – the Mona dress in Cherrywood, with the Crossover belt. I feel like it’s soft/feminine because of the cherrywood color of the dress, but the belt is a little edgy.

Thanks Sarah…you’ve introduced me to MM Lafleur (for which my credit card loves you and my bank account hates you), and you’ve given me the nudge I need to order that Nic an Zoe cardigan that I’ve been eyeing for some time!

Shop Sarah’s closet:

1. Jardigan/2. Belt/3. Mona Dress/4.  Nic and Zoe Cardigan  /5. Aditi Dress/6. Boot

What I’m wearing…winter 2017.

The holy grail of clothing is versatility – finding a piece that works for both work and weekends. This sweater does just that, and is decadently cozy to boot.

On sale for $35, Ill admit I got all three colors.

Pair it with the Maddie pant in the heather saddle for a “non-little-black-pant” work look. I own these and love them – plus they come in tall. 

Calf hair pumps add a bit of interest, and a delicate necklace (made locally in Hingham MA by Falk Jewelry Design) completes the look.

Shop this outfit:

1.Maddie pant/2.Wrap sweater/3.Labradorite necklace/4.Calf hair pump

Weekend wardrobe 

I love the idea of a capsule wardrobe, but so far haven’t had the discipline to create one and follow the rules. But I do find myself going back again and again to some staple pieces.

Best part is, most of these favorites are not pricey. My favorite pair of jeans is in fact only $19.99. And my go-to leggings only $14.99.  Surely the best leggings from a quality to cost ratio. 

Take a look if you’d like to see:

1. Heavyweight tee/ 2.Pearls/3. Pullover   4.Leggings/5. Running Sneakers/6.Jeans/7.Slip on sneakers

Stocking stuffers – 4yr old style.

We’ve completely caved. Stick on earrings, nail polish, glamour shades and a princess crown. 

We can’t even pretend to be trying to avoid girly stuff this year – we went all in. 

Christmas is a time to celebrate a lot of things. Family, friends, good health…embracing old traditions, incorporating new ones…reflecting on the year past and looking forward to the next.

And a pinch of indulgence can’t hurt – especially for a four year old.