December 30, 2014

NYE 2014

dress Lulu's / jacket Blank NYC / necklace Lulu's

Hello hello! There are only about 37 hours left of 2014... I can’t believe how quickly this year has flown by! I don’t know about you guys, but 2014 has been a very interesting year for me, filled with a lot of personal growth, to say the least. As much as I am grateful for everything that has happened this year, I am seriously ready to start fresh. But first, one last party to celebrate 2014 and to ring in 2015! 

Of course, NYE means metallics and sequins, so I went with this gorgeous silver maxi. I don’t have any fancy plans, so I dressed down the dress with my favorite moto jacket. That and a killer pair of pink moto heels.
Since most of my posts this year were in front of this white brick wall, I figured it was only appropriate to finish it off here too. You can bet that one of my New Year’s Resolutions is to be a little more proactive in finding more backdrops. ;) I hope you all have had an amazing year and are gearing up for another awesome one! :)

With love,

December 23, 2014

#girlfriendgiftguide | LAST MINUTE

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I can’t believe how quickly this month has flown by, it’s already the eve of Christmas Eve! Hopefully the last couple #girlfriendgiftguides have helped some of you with your Christmas shopping, but just in case you forgot someone, here’s a list to help your last minute scramble. Whether it’s someone you’re close to, or a white elephant gift, most of this list is good for both guys and gals. 
After compiling, I realized that the good majority of these gifts are photography related. Starting with #4, a universal cell phone lens kit, which lets you take cool fisheye or macro photos using just your cell phone. Then there’s #1, the Fujifilm Instax camera, which is great for anyone because it comes in 5 different colors and is basically is real-life Instagram. But #10, Instacoasters, are another way to bring your IG to life! It’s a super simple DIY gift that is both meaningful and functional. Alls ya need is some square pieces of wood and mod podge, both of which can be picked up at your local craft store. After that just stalk your giftee’s IG and pick out some coaster worthy pics and print! You could also just print a couple and put them in a cute frame, like #7.
#2 I mentioned this book in my past post, and I recommend it for anyone and everyone. It’s hilarious. 
#3 is a portable charger which is super nifty and functional for those techies.
#5 is a set of whiskey rocks to keep that drink nice and cold.
#6 Sephora’s 2014 favorites, which is perfect for anyone who’s just getting into makeup or even a beauty guru.
#8 dainty dangles with meaning. 
#9 a magazine subscription! It doesn’t have to be Darling, but any magazine that you think your gifted would love.

With love,

December 21, 2014

Home for the Holidays | Fuzzy Wuzzy

Target onesie / BP beanie / sweater (similar)

Hello hello! With winter weather comes super cozy and comfy loungewear, and recently I've been obsessed with this ultra soft onesie I picked up at Target for an ugly sweater party. It's got a fair isle-esque print with cute little foxes and is absolutely perfect for just lazing around the house. For extra cuddly points, I threw on my favorite creme sweater and a furry beanie. I also recently picked up Ellen DeGeneres' new book, and it is hilarious. All you need is that, a warm cup of tea or cocoa, and nice soft blanket for a perfect lazy day. 

With love,

December 18, 2014

Home for the Holidays | Christmas Tree Farm

Ralph Lauren flannel (similar) / Free People jeans / FE vest (similar) / Steve Madden boots (similar)

Hello hello and Happy Holidays! One of my absolute favorite things about the holidays has to be the decorating. Christmas trees and festive decor make my home that much cozier and bring about that holiday warmth. For my family, decorating the Christmas tree is something we always do together and the joy of that night mixed with the nostalgia of all past years make for a feeling of comfort and happiness I can't even begin to describe. That's probably why I get so excited before it's time to pick out the Christmas tree. This tree farm lets you cut down your own tree so I wanted to dress the part as Lumberjack Pat, hence the flannel and vest. :) I ended up picking this amazingly aromatic Grand Fir at a different place, but this farm was so fun to run around in!

With love,

December 15, 2014

#girlfriendgiftguide | SHOE LOVER

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Hello hello! I've got another gift guide for you guys, and this time, it's for the shoe lover in your life. I can definitely attest to the saying that a girl can never have enough shoes and there's no way you'll get her to quit her obsession so you may as well just fuel it! (yes, that is a hint to my friends and family) So I've gathered some some of my latest drool-worthy favorites that will definitely be keeping those winter toes warm and happy. :) 

With warm holiday love,

PS Matisse is having a one day sale 25% off! "LAST25" (12/16) Just thought you ought to know. 

December 11, 2014

Pink Fuzz.

sweater BP / boyfies GAP / heels Chinese Laundry (similar) / scarf H&M

Hello hello! I've got a quick and casual post for you all today! As you can probably tell, I don't wear too much pink (even on Wednesdays). I love the color itself, but it's not something I typically reach for and when I do, it's usually a pale blush. But I decided to mix things up a little and went with my super fuzzy pink pullover and some pink pumps. I threw in the boyfies and my pyrite necklace to toughen up the look a little and added my favorite plaid scarf for extra warmth! This look reminded me how pretty pastels are in the winter time, so I'll definitely be picking up more pieces in the near future! :)

With love,

December 9, 2014

Birds of a Feather.

jacket (similar) / free people necklace / leggings (similar) / booties (similar) / clutch (similar)

Hello hello! I've gotta say, I feel like a little bit like a rock star when I wear this jacket, especially when I pair it with these faux leather leggings. It can be a little overwhelming though, so I went with a plain tee and leggings to make the look more wearable for the daytime. I also threw on this statement necklace I picked up on Cyber Monday to add a little edge. These black Vince Camuto booties were perfect with these leggings for extra leg length, and they've been a major staple for me this season. It's been a little warmer these past couple days, but I'm hoping to get more use out of this jacket in the coming weeks!

With love,

December 8, 2014

#girlfriendgiftguide | HOLIDAYS

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Hello hello! The holidays are back and in full swing, and if you're anything like me, Christmas shopping can get pretty overwhelming. I either can't figure out what to get someone, or have too many options. So this year, I've got a gift guide series to hopefully make things simpler and to help avoid that last minute scramble. Whether you're a girlfriend shopping for another girlfriend, girlfriend shopping for your boyfriend, or even just a girlfriend shopping for yourself, I've got ya covered! Girlfriend to girlfriend :)

With love,

December 3, 2014

The Classics II.

Hello hello! It's been a while since my last post, and I have no excuses other than a small cold and a recent lack of motivation. Who knows, it might just be a turkey hangover. The rain hasn't done much for my sluggish mentality either, all I want to do is curl up with a good book! But I really am grateful for the downpour we've had in the past couple days because we seriously needed it. Luckily, it let up just enough for me to snap a couple pics for Part 2 of my winter classics. 
Every winter wardrobe needs a good oversized sweater and some knee high boots. One of my favorite things about winter clothing is how soft all of my pieces are, boots included! And if you don't have a faux fur stole/scarf, get one now and I promise you won't regret it. :) Be sure to stay tuned, because now that I've caught the Christmas spirit, I'll be coming back full force!

With love,