- Month: October 2015 -

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…

September Playlist

I definitely said this last month in August, but September was BEYOND busy for me. I am taking a full load at school, pretty much working full time on the blog, and working part time on top of all of that! Whoooo this girl is on fire! I love staying busy though. Getting everything finished at the end of the day is so rewarding. I am all over the map this month with my playlist, but what's new? As usual I put my few favorite songs at the top of the list, but truly all of them are wonderful! This month was definitely more upbeat than last month's calming playlist. I have been very high energy as of late, and my music definitely reflects this. "We are the reckless, we are the wild youth chasing…

No Bake Dessert Recipes to Impress

  I love entertaining and I love dessert, but I don't love the cooking part. At least not yet, I'm too lazy. These are some of my favorite elegant no cook dessert options that will impress your guests and leave them wanting more! Seconds anyone? image via Tasting Table Affogato Italian for "drowned," this simple, elegant, ice cream based dessert is sure to impress. Place a scoop of vanilla ice cream or gelato into a frozen martini glass or lowball glass. "Drown" the ice cream in warm espresso and garnish with chocolate covered espresso beans. Optional: Add a pour of your favorite coffee liquor for a "tipsy" Affogato. Tip: Ensure that the espresso is fresh and make it just before serving! Play around with different gelato flavors and get creative! A creamy caramel gelato would…

Easing Into Fall

So when I found this gem of a blouse on sale at Banana Republic (while shopping for fall clothing I might add) I was like YES I need. Okay Marie really? You're shopping for fall stuff and you want to buy a navy and white striped blouse that screams summer? Good job. Usually I have my best friend Alex to be my shopping voice of reason, but this time I had to do it myself. | Striped Blouse, Banana Republic (on sale!) | Gold Bracelet, Banana Republic love this one too and it's on sale! | Scarf, similar on sale here | Boots, similar style here | Sunglasses, Forever 21 | Nail Polish, Big Apple Red by OPI | Except I'm terrible at it. So naturally I bought it. "I WILL make this work for fall"…