- Year: 2015 -

Thankful

  The holidays are a crazy time for everyone. It is really easy to get caught up in the twenty million things that you need to buy and complete, and I often do. I enjoy every holiday, but sometimes I regret taking on so many holiday related tasks, ideas, and presents. Yes ten foot DIY ornament garlands are super fun to make, but do I really need one for my holiday to be successful? No. Do I really need to make three different side dishes for Thanksgiving when my mom clearly has it covered? No. This year I have been truly blessed. I have met some amazing people that have truly changed my life, and let go of some of the people that have negatively impacted my life as well. While the bad times…

Holiday Gifts for Him

  | Leather Duffel Bag, Barrington Gifts | 3/4 Zip Pullover Sweater, Vineyard Vines | Key Fob, Mark and Graham | Whiskey Stones, Amazon | Rocks Glasses, Mark and Graham | Watch Case, Mark and Graham | Watch, Daniel Wellington | Candle (Mahogany Teakwood), Bath and Body Works | When it comes to buying presents for the men in my life - it can pose a bit of a challenge. How am I supposed to know what boys want for Christmas? After extensively questioning said men in my life, I have come to one conclusion. Men, like women, like to receive nice stuff that they won't ever get around to buying for themselves. I mean really.... who legitly puts whiskey stones on their shopping list of things to buy for themselves? Not I. Therein lies the beauty…

50+ Interior Design Secrets

  Designing the perfect space is hard! You think that you may know what you want, but when you put it together, it still doesn't have that professional look that you were going for. You think to yourself, if they can do it, why can't I? I have soooo been there. While designing your dream space takes patience and a creative eye, it isn't something that can't be done with the right interior designer tips and tricks in your arsenal. After years of research, trial and error, and personal experience, I have discovered and utilized the design tips and tricks that I am sharing with ya'll today. I just got really excited! Did you?! Good. Let's do this! 1. Symmetry is one of my Tried and True Design Rules. If you place a sconce…

Faux Fur for Fall

  | Camel Coat, ASOS $162 | Grey Fur Coat, ASOS $123 | Green Coat, ASOS $170 (clearly they have a good selection of faux fur) | Pink Fur Coat (my favorite!), ASOS $189 | Ox Blood Sweater, GUESS $128 $60 on sale! | Black Faux Fur Vest, Top Shop $125 | Fur Pom Pom Beanie, ASOS $22 |  Faux Fur Wrap, Missguided $28 | When faux fur first came back onto the scene last fall and winter, I wasn't sure if I was on board with it yet. However, when the crisp fall weather rolled around this year, I knew that this fall 2015 fashion trend was something that I needed to try out. It is no coincidence that faux fur has reemerged onto the fashion scene this year along with all of…

Easy Party Food

Fall is hands down my favorite season. There are so many fun parties, holiday events, and seasonal activities to keep me busy and in the holiday spirit! Nothing makes me happier than pulling on a pair of riding boots, bundling up in a sweater, grabbing a bottle of wine, and heading out to a fun get together with friends! I love hosting little get togethers just as much as I enjoy attending them! Below is my go to collection of easy party food that I love making for my own parties, or bringing along with me when I am attending as a guest. The Perfect Fall Cheese Board If you need to know one thing about me and my eating habits, know that I am beyond obsessed with cheese boards. I can't get enough of…

Nautical Bedroom Design (With Style)

  | Bed Frame, Serena and Lily | Tassel Curtains, Serena and Lily | Bedding, Serena and Lily | Pendant Light, Serena and Lily | Night Stand, PB Teen | Campaign Dresser, West Elm |   | Campaign Dresser, West Elm | Mirror, Wayfair (50% off!) | Chair, One Kings Lane (50% off!) | Pillow, Pottery Barn | Hurricane Candle Holders, Serena and Lily | Fiddle Leaf Fig Stem, West Elm | Wall Sconces, Lamps Plus | Ginger Jar, One Kings Lane | The Look When I first laid eyes on that beautiful campaign dresser I fell in love. I will probably never get to own this beauty, but I knew that I wanted to style it anyway!  I wanted to create a space that reflected the nautical vibe of the campaign dresser without being over…

Lounging in Vineyard Vines

I am such a sucker when it comes to comfy t-shirts. Vineyard Vines is my favorite preppy retailer, and for good reason! They carry an abundance of colorful t-shirts, accessories, and other clothing items that frequently make an appearance on my clothing wish list. If you are new to Vineyard Vines I would recommend starting with a few staple items such as a comfy pocket t-shirt (I love this navy one!), a baseball hat, and a preppy pullover! Their long sleeved t-shirts are perfect for those times when you don't feel like trying, but also don't want to look homeless. You feel me. These babies are basically my college uniform. I wish that I was one of those girls that puts on a full outfit to go to class, but no. Just a Vineyard Vines long sleeve and…

Instagram Roundup {October 2015}

I have seriously been slacking on my Instagram game to say the least. The last couple of weeks have been beyond crazy, and I am looking forward to getting back on my regular Instagram schedule! Here are some shots I've gotten in the last couple of weeks! Some stuff is now sold out, but I have tried to link everything else for you! | Much needed new training shoes, Nike $99  | | Easing Into Fall With Navy and White Stripes, full post here | | Navy J Crew Vest, full post here | | Brooks Brothers Trench Coat, full post here | | Kate Spade Watch | J Crew Button Down (on sale!) | | Lilly Pulitzer Planner (similar) | | Mar Y Sol Pom Pom Tote (sold out) | If you aren't…

The Faux Fur Vest

Last winter when the fur vest came back onto the scene, I wasn't sure how I felt about them. I didn't hate them, but I wasn't quite ready to take the plunge and buy one for myself. I finally decided that I needed one for the cold upcoming months and decided on this faux fur beauty from Top Shop! There are two styles the Polo Leah (collar) and the Leah (no collar). Personally I prefer the collar on the Polo Leah. It frames your face nicely and makes the vest look a bit more expensive in my opinion! | Faux Fur Vest, Top Shop (Polo Leah) | Black Blouse, (similar here) | Convertible Purse, Henri Bendel  | Shoes, Sole Society (similar here) | Gold Bracelet, Banana Republic | When it came to shopping for the…

Rainy Day Gear (and Decor)

  | Kate Spade 'Rain Check' Umbrella |  Black Diamond Umbrella | Black and White Umbrella  | Blue Umbrella Stand | White Umbrella Stand | Boot Umbrella Stand | I love the crisp temperatures of fall and the drizzly weather that it can sometimes bring! On these grey autumn days I usually want nothing more than a cozy blanket, a good book, and a snack (or five). However, sometimes I have to leave my apartment - because you know, life... I try to shlep around in the rain in style though and have quite an extensive collection of chic umbrellas. These are a few of my favorites that I have found this season including three umbrella stands that you probably need in your life. Well pick one, three is a little excessive.  Enjoy your rainy days everyone. They truly are…