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Hi, nice to meet you! Welcome to corals + cognacs, a life and style blog of sorts. I’m Hallie, a twenty-something fashion fiend, shoe hoarder and the Editor/Chief Style Officer behind this blog.
Here, you’ll find outfit inspirations, wardrobe creations and musings on my ever-evolving list of latest obsessions.
I hope you enjoy reading corals + cogancs as much as I enjoy writing it
FAQ //LOCATION: New York, New York •BY WAY OF: The Midwest (Cleveland/Chicago) •HOW WOULD YOU DISCRIBE YOUR STYLE? Attainable, trendy and fun. I’m constantly wearing unexpected pairings – like statement pumps and a graphic tee. •FAVORITE ITEM IN YOUR CLOSET? The vintage Gucci clutch I thrifted for $40. •ANY OBSESSIONS? Silk blouses, diptyque candles and SoulCycle. •GUILTY PLEASURE? Eating trail mix and shoe shopping. Both in excess. •WANNA GRAB A DRINK? Always – Ketel dirty martini, please.
ARE YOU A FULL-TIME BLOGGER? No, I work at an agency doing social media strategy. •WHY DID YOU START YOUR BLOG? Style tends to take a back seat at the office. Since sartorial humor and an expertly crafted color-block can get lost in the boardroom, I decided to create a blog, where I’d hoped my writing, styling and excessive shoe collection would be better comprehended. •WHAT’S IT ABOUT? Living stylish and spontaneously in New York City – and beyond. •HOW’D YOU THINK OF THE NAME? To be honest, the name just came to me. I’m a big color-blocker and a sucker for alliteration in writing. It just fit. •WHAT’S THE CORRECT WAY TO WRITE IT? corals + cognacs.
HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE IT? corals and cone-yaks. •WHAT KIND OF CAMERA DO YOU USE? A Canon T3i with a 50mm f/1.8 lens. •DON’T YOU FEEL WEIRD TAKING PHOTOS OF YOURSELF IN THE CITY? Absolutely. Everyone looks at me like I’m insane – especially when it’s cold. Wouldn’t you? •DO YOU OFFER ADVERTISING AND SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES? Yep! Shoot me an e-mail and let’s talk. •HOW ELSE CAN WE KEEP IN TOUCH? On Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
If you’re anything like me, you’ve done zero Christmas shopping this month. Zilch. Nada.
I love giving gifts. But I really hate the crowds associated with holiday shopping. The clock is literally ticking down to my (pre-Xmas) flight across the globe; thus, checking off each name on my list is a priority for this weekend. That, and I guess, planning to spend at least three hours of my Monday afternoon at the Post Office. (Namaste, namaste, NAMASTE!!!)
Here’s what I’m gifting those on my list this season // Click below to shop my picks:
Regardless of whether I’m in-store or shopping online, Target and I consistently part ways $100 more than I’d intended. Especially so around the holidays, when I’m shopping for other people and for myself.
I have a love/hate relationship with holiday shopping… And by that, I mean I love sales and hate crowds. If you’re like I am, you avoid the shopper insanity known as Black Friday at all costs… In-person, at least.
As a result, I’ve rounded up a list of my 50 favorite online retailers — sorted by category and date — offering Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales (as well as my plan of attack, below).
Happy shopping — from the comfort of my couch to yours!
As for my online shopping plan of attack, I’ll be picking up some stocking-stuffer sparkle for friends and family from Capwell + Co, clearing out the designer shoe sections of The Outnet and Shopbop, and replenishing my tanning towelette collection from Kate Somerville.
*FULL DISCLOSURE: Many of the links above are affiliate links. In other words, if you click them and buy something, I make a small commission from your purchase. All affiliate-based commissions are funneled right back into this blog, where I pay for hosting, computer software, photography lessons and so on. Oh, and a shit load of coffee. Thank you endlessly, as always, for your support!