1. FHB Style: Chilly Days

    Reese in Old Navy November styleReese in Old Navy #oldnavystyleThis Holiday season we are doing quite a bit of traveling starting with a week in Nashville to celebrate Thanksgiving. Because we only visit every few months, my mother-in-law always schedules a jam-packed week of visiting with every friend or relative in the city so she can show off the little ones. Knowing this is the agenda, I always want to make sure the babes look dolled up each day of the trip. In preparation, I picked up a couple of adorable Fall baby essentials to pack, like this Old Navy Tunic Sweater and Sherling Vest {other cute baby vest options since this one isn’t sold online are here and here}. Then for travel I always load up on Old Navy jersey leggings because they are so cozy and comfortable. And since they are solid they match back to any of her outfits! Stay in touch with our Nashville adventures and outfits on my instagram, Hope you and your families have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    Baby Sherling VestOld Navy sherlingFall Style in Old Navy

  2. Host a Winter Wine and Cheese Night

    Michael Aram rock mirrored cheese boardThe Winter-Wine-and-Cheese-Pairing-with-Uproot-Wine

    There’s nothing better than cozying in on your couch on a cold winter night with friends, great wine and a complimentary selection of cheeses. So what’s a great cold weather wine and delicious cheese to match back? I had to ask my friends over at Uproot for their recommendation. {Flashback: remember when the founders gave me tons of great wine tips on FH… this interview is actually a good read before the Holidays.}

    The Uproot team said to serve up their ‘Cabernet Sauvignon’ because it’s like the comfort food of wine. Rich and complex flavors make it the perfect wine to drink fireside, while watching a movie, or entertaining friends. Then the best cheeses to match back to red wine… Any bold cheese works well, though Cabernet pairs especially well with intense and salty cheeses, smoked or aged cheddars and goudas, parmigiano reggiano, aged manchego, and pecorino. One fun tip they recommend… ‘Pair locally when it comes to wines and cheeses’ ie. choose ones that come from the same region. The Uproot team loves serving California wines with California cheeses. A perfect match to their Cabernet Sauvignon is Midnight Moon goat’s milk gouda.

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    Now on to decor… I love black and metallics this time of year {I never mind mixing golds and silvers}, so I styled my cheeses on my Michael Aram Rock Gold Mirrored Cheese platter with matching cheese knives. Then I laid out a black linen Kim Seybert napkin {similar here} with ‘Cheers’ coasters from TJ Maxx {similar here} to display my wine glasses. I never put wine bottles directly on the table so I love this Mariposa pearled wine cozy for housing the wine. The final touch is a few decorative items on my coffee table. I stored matches for my new Vanille scented Diptyque candle in a Michael Aram rock dish and I filled my Alessi “La Stanza Dello Scirocco” Fruit Holder with decorative textured balls also from TJ Maxx. I am excited for a cozy night in!

    Host a Winter wine and cheese night by Fashionable Hostess

  3. Winter Chic

    Holidays with chicosWhat to wear in the winter time for evening

    Come wintertime I am always torn about how to dress for evening plans. In the warmer months my go-to is a sleeveless or strappy tank, maybe layered with a leather jacket, but with the recent freezing cold temperatures, if I go sleeveless I am seriously frozen. As a result I have been on the hunt for tops that are flattering but warm. So I found the perfect marriage of these requirements when I came across this cowl neck chunky knitsweater from Chicos. The neckline is incredibly flattering versus a regular turtleneck and being knit, makes it so cozy.

    To offset the chunkiness of the sweater and show off my figure, I paired the top back to a pair of black leggings {these} and heeled booties. And to finish off the look, some great accessories like my DVF leopard clutch, a pendant necklace and stacked rosegold rings. Winter nights are definitely warming up around here!

    chicos accessorieschicos cowl neck sweaterThis post is sponsored by Chicos. Items have been gifted to me, but opinions are my own. 
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