Thursday, December 26, 2013


At this point, I think I can definitively say that Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday (followed closely, of course, by Halloween. I mean who doesn't love Halloween?). Sure the presents are nice (and I humbly consider myself an excellent gift giver) but the best part, for me, is the festiveness of it all. I live for picking out red and green outfits, donning glittering necklaces and earrings, and getting all dolled up to celebrate the holiday season with the people I love.

This year, as I mentioned in my Christmas Wish-List post, I had two gorgeous Bauble Bar necklaces on hand for my holiday outfits. Obviously, I based what I wore around these beauties and used one on Christmas Eve and the other for Christmas dinner.

For Christmas Eve I wore a skirt from Madewell, a sweater stolen from my Dad's closet years ago, wedges from Tom's (crazy comfortable, I highly suggest them), and, of course, one of my new Bauble Bar necklaces.

Our festively decorated front door, a sure sign of how enthusiastic we are about christmas.

And finally on Christmas I wore my favorite Gap pants, a striped long-sleeved tee from J. Crew, Dolce Vita boots (that I haven't taken off since their purchase), and the other Bauble Bar necklace.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Sea Pre-Fall 2014

Right now I'm really loving Sea's Pre-Fall 2014 collection. The minimalistic shapes and monochromatic color palette are awesome, particularly in combination with the delicate cutouts in the maxi dresses and geometric holes in the white skirt. Most of all, though, the fuzzy sweater over the delicate maxi at the end is absolutely killing it.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas Wish-List

Here are a few of the things that I have my eye on this winter.

First, I've been longing for a weekender bag for sometime now. Literally just a medium/large bag that I can carry stuff in when I go home with friends from school or take weekend trips to Chicago or Canada. The decision between "will this beat up roll-a-board be too much?" or "will this fake Longchamp not be enough?" is driving me crazy and I've decided now is the time to end it. I fell in love with this gorgeous and functional gold dipped Baggu bag while casually flipping through a West Elm catalog when I was home for thanksgiving. It is now at the very top of my wish-list so I can stop carrying around unnecessary luggage.

Next up, I have a weird obsession with planners. There is a stack of every planner I've ever owned piled up in my closet simply because I just can't bear to let them go (and also probably because I'm a bit of a pack rat, but I really do like planners). Since I'll be needing one for the coming year, I figured why not put it on the Christmast List, right? I found this one on Etsy and immediately began to picture using it (this is how much I like planners). It's cute, funny, and handmade. It's perfect.

This one I specifically put on my list hoping my brother would get it for me because of our shared love for all things DailyGrace; The Camp Takota Movie. If you haven't hear of it, first of all do you even KNOW what Youtube is? second of all, go check out their website. It's a movie staring Grace Helbig, Mamrie Hart, and Hannah Hart, all very very funny Youtubers who I love and slightly obsess over. You can preorder it now (with bonus documentary video!!!!!) and I'm praying someone has already done so.

Finally, I already bought myself a spontaneous (and early) Christmas present on Cyber Monday from Bauble Bar because who can resist statement jewelry for 20% off?! I'm in love with both pieces I ordered and can't wait to wear them through the holiday season (and probably forever).

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Thakoon Addition Pre-Fall 2014

Ok, once again I've taken a bit of a break as a result of yet another crazy hectic schedule but I mean it when I say that I'm back to regular blogging this time!

Let's talk about the Thakoon Addition Pre-Fall collection. I LOVE Thakoon, there's just something about the combinations of clashing prints and textures and shapes that works so well in every single collection they put out. Pre-Fall 2014 is no exception. The combination of dark florals (awesome and definitely an up-and-coming trend for for fall/winter) and bright plaid is fantastic and exciting. I'm also really feeling the layering going on, dresses over pants are still a thing I'm not sure about but I think I'm ok with it here. I'm also dying to get my hands on some of these heavy knit scarves, sweaters, and pants.

Photos via because im addicted