Dec 29, 2014

Instagram Lately...


I wanted to start off by saying that I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and have been enjoying this time with friends and family! My break has been extremely relaxing and definitely productive:)!

If you're following me on Instagram then you've already seen these pics..but here's what I've been up to!

one: My sister and I spent Christmas morning taking snapshots of the family, tree, present, (basically anything in sight) with her new Polaroid camera!

two: I'm definitely sad that Christmas is over but I'm really looking forward to this new year! Wrapping gifts is one of my favorite parts of the season and I loved seeing my friends and family opening their presents!

three: Just because Christmas is over does not mean cold weather is over too. Unfortunately, that is here to stay for a few more months. On the bright side, I can still keep warm in the cozy sweaters that I've been living in.

four: I'm slightly embarrassed to say that I've been wearing the same stack of bracelets for a few weeks now. I love how dainty these gold pieces are - they go with every outfit!

Dec 19, 2014


This time of year is definitely my favorite because of the time I get to spend with my friends and family...not to mention the break from school. 

I hope my gift guides made your holiday shopping a bit easier...let me know if you're gifting any of the ideas from my posts! So, with Christmas next week I thought I would share what made my list this year! I've seriously been into gold jewelry so this watch/bracelet combo is a match made in heaven. Also, I've been dying to get my hands on a Jo Malone perfume ever since I smelled them...It's definitely at the top of my list this year.

If you're still stumped on gift ideas...consider gift cards! I love receiving them because they give me the opportunity to pick something out that I really love! I was introduced to the company Raise recently and love the idea of being able to purchase gift cards at a discounted prices and sell unwanted gift cards for cash (we all have that one relative who thinks we still shop at the same store we liked as 10 year olds). For those of you who wait until the last minute...head on over to for an easy gift that your friends/family will love! 

Dec 17, 2014

B&W Holiday Look

Today I'm so excited to share another holiday look with you! This look is definitely a bit more formal than the one I shared on Monday but I think it's perfect for a formal Christmas dinner or holiday party. 

This black skirt has been on repeat lately because it's versatile and comfortable! I love the simple look of the skirt with a white blouse and this one with the contrasting peter pan collar creates such cute look! If you want to make this look a bit more casual, swap out the pumps with a classic pair of flats or loafers.

This winter has definitely been one of trying out a bolder lip! This black/white combo definitely allows for the red lip to stand out and I love the festive vibe it gives! I've mentioned in a few posts that I've been loving my recent additions to my jewelry collection and I want to point out one bracelet that I've been wearing nonstop! The 'criss cross' bracelet from Marlyn Schiff has been featured on a few gift guides as well as posts and Instagram pictures! It's so simple that I can wear it with multiple other pieces but it still adds a touch of glam when worn alone! 

What are you wearing to your next Christmas party?

Dec 15, 2014

Cozy Holiday Look

With Christmas right around the corner, I've been bundling up in cozy sweaters and layers! For some reason, I've been super into turtlenecks this winter...I'm not too convinced how good they look on me so I love the compromise that this sweater gives (it's not too high, not too low). I loved this fair isle sweater from Gap because it has that holiday feel without creeping into that "ugly Christmas sweater' category. 

With a pair of dark/black skinnies and booties, I think this look is perfectly casual for this holiday season! Swap out the jeans for a skirt and the booties for a dressier look! I've been sticking with this stack of bracelets recently because I love how simple they are individually. I scored two from Madewell's cyber Monday sale and one is from a local jewelry designer, Marlyn Schiff!

What is your cozy holiday look?

Dec 12, 2014

Weekend Links

Happy weekend everyone! I don't know about you but I have definitely  been in the holiday spirit lately. Our Christmas tree is up,  several cookies have been made, and holiday shopping is in full swing! Expect some holiday inspired outfit posts next week..for now here are some links I've been loving!

- An accapla Christmas album? It's been on repeat for the past few days!

- I saw this recipe and I knew I had to make it! Hopefully they turn out as good as they look:)

- Have you seen my latest gift guide? Check it out here ( my previous ones - 1, 2)

-Do you get special PJ's for Christmas? I can't decide which I like better..this cute striped ones or this plaid one!

- Some of my favorite bloggers are hosting an amazing giveaway! I will definitely be entering! See Gracey, Sammy, and Sloane's posts to enter!

Have any post ideas that you want to see? Leave them in the comments below!

Dec 8, 2014

Glam Gift Guide

There's only 17 days until Christmas everyone...let that sink in! That being said, I haven't even made a dent in my Christmas shopping! Hopefully, you are all farther along than I am!

I've put together a gift guide all for the glamorous girl in your life. Whether she's your best friend, sister, or even your mother, these picks will surely made their day on Christmas morning. Added bonus: everything on here would totally make the perfect Instagram pic! I absolutely love the "oui, oui" mannequin and the Kate Spade print!

If you are planning on gifting someone jewelry, this bracelet and necklace would be the perfect option ( I haven't stopped wearing them since I got mine)!  They're from the brand Marlyn Schiff, a brand that has been featured in various magazine, stores, and even celebrities! It's actually a local brand so I was super excited when they contacted me to tell me a little more about the brand!

Is there anything you want to see on the blog? Let me know in the comments below!

Dec 1, 2014

Bold Lip // Classic Look

So I know it's been a while since my last outfit post...but I'm back and excited to share this one with you!

This look has a certain chicness to it that I absolutely love along with the fact that it is super simple and comfortable. I'm definitely one of those girls that loves an all black outfit because of its simplicity, edginess sophistication. I paired my go-to button down and black skinnies with a coat that I have been obssesed with this winter! I was really drawn to the contrast between the leather and fabric and the hardware all over the jacket.  Black booties, a simple cross-body, and a printed scarf were a must and a bold red lip finished off the look! 

What has your go-to outfit been lately?

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