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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:
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!
I’ve been blogging about the trends at Target for a few months now — ever since Fashion Week, if you’re counting. Whether it’s black and white style or how to wear oxblood, and so on, I’ve realized that each of these themes could very well just be instructions for an in-store scavenger hunt.
… It’s like real estate investing. But in your closet. Click below to get started^:
Dainty gold jewelry:
For the home:
^Note: In full disclosure, the images above contain affiliate links. What that means is that I make a small commission if you click on them and buy something. If you’re wondering, I use the money I make from affiliate links to keep corals + cognacs afloat. (Website domains, development and hosting, etc.)
You know those articles of clothing in your closet? The ones that have your co-workers, friends and colleagues constantly saying, “OMG, where did you get that _____?”
I have a few of them, I suppose, and nine times out of ten, my answer is “Target.” Most recently, it’s been the faux-leather skirt I wore yesterday.
I know there’s been a lot of Target talk around here the past week, but hey, I spent nearly my entire youth making random Target runs. (You know the drill; you go in for nail polish and you come out with $100 worth of… whatever. Hashtag Saturday night, right?)
I’m all about refreshing my wardrobe when the seasons change, and Target has been my go-to retailer for everything (faux) leather as of late. In addition to my skirt (and the hat I bought while writing this post; oops), here are eight Target pieces I’ve scooped up for fall that have been garnering the ‘ol “No way. That’s Target?” (And, no, this is not a sponsored post — I just thought you should know!)