Vita Brillanti

bella ragazza. bella vita.

Light Pink Coat


The past week has been brutally cold. With wind chills in the negatives, it’s hard to find a reason to go outside. Though, of course, I did!

Outfit: Coat (on sale!), Beret (also love this and this), Gloves (bought these at a local market, similar here and here)

It’s weather like that this I ask myself why we live here (not really). I can’t remember the last time that it’s been this cold in the city though! Because I live down at the bottom of the city by the water, the winds are so strong that sometimes I can’t even breathe. Yeah, that bad!  The other day we were inside all day, other than the times we went outside to take Lex for a walk, and while I wanted to continue my day inside, there were clear skies, which mean great sunsets. Wintertime sunsets are magical in my mind. They happen so early, and the colors are beautiful with the sun sitting so low! I had to get to the water to see it!

My mom got me this coat for Christmas, it’s from ASOS and it’s basically perfect in every sense. I’m not a big pink person, but I do appreciate statement pieces in the color once in a while, especially when it’s this kind of pink color.   The button closures are easy to snap in, and the coat has an A-line fit, which is very flattering. I don’t have anything in my closet like this coat, so I’m looking forward to many more uses out of this, maybe once the weather starts to get a little bit warmer though – like 30’s. I will keep my ultimate winter coat on hand for the remainder of the year for days in the negatives.





My Winter Hat Of Choice

It took me a while to finally purchase my first beret, but when I did, I knew I need more. Like, a lot more.


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I’m not really a hat person, in the sense that not all hats look good on me. There are some people who can wear any type of hat and look cute, for me that’s not the case!  My head is pretty big (haha) so not all hats look right on me! The other day I was in Free People and I saw a huge wall of berets in many different colors. I had already checked out when I noticed the wall, so before leaving the store I tried on this yellow one, and then this tan one, and instantly fell in love, forcing me back to the register. Later I went online and saw that they offered them in a bunch of other colors too, so I pre-ordered a Burgundy one too. Am I insane? Probably.

When I find something I like, I tend to go a bit overboard.

After searching around the web, I found dozens more berets that were equally as cute as the ones I bought, so I wanted to share with you! Berets aren’t a typical winter hat, so its nice to play around and try something new, rather than always reaching for my big pom pom hats! Berets have also given me a new goal – visit Paris.   XO

5 Things That Help Me Get Into The Christmas Spirit

We walked through the Christmas Tree market in Tribeca – there were so many trees, and they all smells so amazing!

I love Christmastime, but it’s taken me a little bit of time to get into the Spirit the last couple of years.

Part of this Christmas cheer lag, I hate to say it, stems from the busy work days that make their appearance right after Thanksgiving. The stress of work gets in the way of my holiday cheer – however, being aware of these stressors this year has helped me so much! I have been making a conscious effort to just relax. Christmas music has been on all day everyday the past couple of weeks, and I forgot how much I’ve missed it. It’s crazy how Jingle Bells can make your Christmas Spirit go from 0 to 100 in 2 seconds!

Out of everything, these five things are what have helped me get in the Christmas spirit the most this year:

Christmas Tree Shopping & decorating our tree, Charles!

Spending time at the Holiday market, and looking at all of the decorations

Making Christmas cookies (okay, I haven’t done this yet, but plan to do it next week!)

Spending time with family and cozy nights with Jordan <3

Listening to Christmas music!

Christmastime is one of the most wonderful times of the year. With the special day only a couple short weeks ways, it’s important to take the time and enjoy this time with family and friends, and do whatever it is that makes you feel the most spirited and happy! I’m a huge believer in taking breaks and relaxing over the holidays. It’s necessary to unwind and refresh yourself before the new year ahead.

I’m going to keep up my Christmas festivities over the next couple of weeks, and I’m wishing that all of you are feeling the holiday spirit as well!


It’s hard to get the man behind the camera, in front of the camera <3