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The Best Airport Outfit

The Perfect Outfit To Get You From Cold to Warm Weather In Style
February 13, 2016

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If you’re planning a getaway soon to escape the cold temps for warmer weather and sunny beaches (you lucky duck!), you’ll understand the struggle to decide on the best airport outfit.  MKR is touching down in LA for the week for the Grammy’s (be sure to follow her adventures on Snapchat—username WaitingonMartha—and Instagram), so we had to pull this helpful travel outfit post out of the archives.  Below, you’ll find four things to keep in mind when deciding on the best airport outfit.

No. 1: Think layers…a lot of them.  While layers are always a good idea to stay comfortable in-flight, it’s especially true when traveling between cold and warm temperatures. Layer a light jacket that’s foldable and can easily roll up and stow in a carryon suitcase atop a comfy tee.  A fun, printed scarf is another great layer to keep your outfit stylish and comfortable on both sides of the trip. 

No. 2: Wear your heaviest shoes.  Save as much room (and weight) as possible by wearing your heaviest and largest shoes.  Wedges and espadrilles are best worn, while sandals and flats are stowed in luggage. 

No. 3: Wear your hat.  Avoid damaging your sun hats and protect them from losing their shape by wearing one (and carefully carrying any additional hats in your purse).  And besides wearing a hat allows for a much easier hair day.  

No. 4: Keep essentials close.  Nothing is worse than scrambling to dig out your laptop in the security line or find your new book in the bottom of your bag while others wait in the aisle.  Consider using a bag that keeps all of your necessities and in-flight entertainment within easy reach.

Do you have a warm weather getaway planned?  What pieces do you consider to be the best airport outfit essentials? Cheers, Kat

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Photography, Kathryn McCrary for Waiting on Martha

AS PICTURED: Military jacket (sold out, similar here) | Panama hat | Sunglasses | Tee | Jeans | Wedge Sandals | Bag | Luggage | Luggage Tag | Scarf (similar here) | Tassel Necklaces | Ring

5 Winter Style Essentials to Own

Must-Own Classic Pieces for Winter That Don't Sacrifice Style
February 6, 2016

With that little blip of spring weather earlier this week, I found myself yearning for warm days already.  Definitely wishful thinking on my part, but around this time every year, I’m itching to file my sweaters and scarves away for another year.  But reality has it that the temps have dipped again, and I’m still relying heavily on a few favorite cold weather staples.

Early on this winter season, I hunted down the exact black turtleneck I was on the hunt for (on major sale right now too).  This piece has proven to be just one of my favorite winter style essentials that I find myself reaching for again and again.  Like a favorite pair of jeans, this sweater makes me feel good the second I put it on…I can just depend on it to make me feel put together and like myself. I was specifically on the hunt for a lightweight option, and it’s proven to be a great buy (I bought it in grey too!).

Since I’ve recently been on a big fewer-better-pieces kick (probably in huge part due to one of my favorite brands, Cuyana), I’ve come to find that having a few basic winter style essentials that I really, really like (like said hat, a wool hat and a great oversized scarf) makes it easier to get dressed every day. So in the slideshow above, I’ve rounded up five winter style essentials that I think are crucial for anyone’s cold weather fashion game.  These pieces are classic, timeless and ones that will take your outfit up a notch or two…while keeping you warm and cozy.  Nothing crazy—we don’t need street style on the way to the office or happy hour—but practical pieces you’ll be glad you have in your closet.  What do you consider to be your winter style essentials?  Cheers, Kat

P.S. Any fellow Cuyana fans out there: can we talk about how good the spring collection is going to be?! I think I bookmarked every piece, and it’s just another reason why I’m counting down until warmer days.  xo

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SHEARLING OR (FAUX) FUR

SHEARLING OR (FAUX) FUR

A GOOD SHEARLING COAT OR FAUX FUR AUTOMATICALLY ADDS INTEREST AND TEXTURE TO YOUR WINTER LAYERS.

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THE BLACK TURTLENECK

THE BLACK TURTLENECK

YOU ALREADY READ ABOUT MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE CLASSIC BLACK TURTLENECK...IT'S JUST SO GOOD.

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THE WOOL HAT

THE WOOL HAT

I THINK IT'S SAFE TO SAY THAT A WOOL FEDORA INSTANTLY ELEVATES ANY COLD-WEATHER LOOK (WE SWEAR EVERYONE LOOKS BETTER IN ONE TOO). AN ADDED BONUS? IT KEEPS A LITTLE HEAT IN!

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THE OVERSIZED SCARF

THE OVERSIZED SCARF

SERVING AS THE PERFECT THIRD PIECE TO YOUR ENSEMBLE, AN OVERSIZED SCARF IS THE EASIEST WAY TO BURROW YOUR FACE IN STYLE ON A COLD WINTER'S DAY.

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THE OVERCOAT

THE OVERCOAT

A LONG OVERCOAT IS THE EPITOME OF WINTER WARMTH. BUT IF YOU DON'T ENJOY THE WAY IT SWALLOWS YOUR FIGURE, TRY BELTING IT. WE LOVE THIS EXTRA DETAIL ON ONE OF OUR MOST IMPORTANT WINTER FASHION STATEMENTS.

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Featured image, A Love is Blind

A Trip To The Farm

A Chilly Visit to See Serenbe's Tiny Houses for Artists
January 21, 2016

Camel coat and black wool hat #ootdBlack barn at SerenbeCamel coat and black wool hatNoir bedroom detailsClassic color combo #ootdSerenbe farmString lights and classicsCamel coat black wool hat and Alexander McQueen skull scarf

A few weeks ago, my friend and photog Kathryn and I escaped the city to celebrate the launch of the Rural Art Farm Cottages at Serenbe.  The launch gave us a peek at small house living; we poked around the cottages that will serve as artists’ new digs, all constructed by architecture students at Auburn University.  We knew we were in for a treat…especially since our friends (and noted designers) Steve McKenzie & Kerry Howard created the gorgeous interiors

Being back at Serenbe also reminded me just what a little road trip can do for your soul; you feel so removed from the hustle and bustle of the city, and you’re only 45 minutes away.  But when we hopped in the car, I was in no way prepared for just how FREEZING it was that day (I swear it almost snowed)!  Skipping around to get warm in my fave platform sneakers (actually so comfortable), I was happy to at least have my camel Campaign coat and my wool fedora to keep a little heat in. And of course, being hands-free thanks to my Christmas present to myself (talk about a beautiful cross-body bag) helped too.  Now if only I had remembered some mittens!  Truly, MKR

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Photography, Kathryn McCrary 

AS PICTURED: CAMEL CAMPAIGN COAT (SOLD OUT, SIMILAR HERE) | GREY SWEATER | CROSS-BODY BAG | WOOL FEDORA | JEANS | SCARF | PLATFORM SNEAKERS | SUNGLASSES

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