Dec 18, 2014

Stripes & Gold

Bodysuits are definitely one of my favorite items to layer. They are so easy to wear, super comfortable, and slimming under skirts & pants. I love how versatile they are, and this striped one from Boohoo is the perfect shade of blue for the holidays.

I have really loved gold everything lately. I love the little gold accent on these boots and the gold accent in my headband. Between the two and some jewelry (body chain, rings etc) I feel like it's the perfect amount of color.

The week flew by and I am sure next week will too. I am just finishing my Christmas shopping and next week will be spent working and baking for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day. I love making things for parties and this year I want to attempt macarons! Let's hope it all goes as planned, if so I will be posting them on the blog, wish me luck! xo

Boots & Bodysuit (on sale!) // BooHoo c/o , Headband (similar), Tights
Bodychain via etsy (similar) , Skirt (similar - 30% off)

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Dec 17, 2014

Celebrating The Holidays With Marshalls

For years and years I have dreamed of decorating my own house for the holidays. I got to do it for the first time last year, but since I had just moved in, everything happened rather quickly and I didn't get to decorate fully. This year I went all out. Our tree looks bigger than last year, I have more ornaments adorning it as well as a new set of chotskies. I love shopping at Marshalls for all my decorating needs because I know they'll have everything for half the price of the department stores. Being a girl on a budget means spending sparingly, and Marshalls allows me to do that without sacrificing my vintage style.

Some friends of mine started telling us about a tradition they have every year, and it made me want to start our own. I found these two beautiful nutcrackers, and I thought to myself that maybe that would be a fun collection. I haven't made a full commitment to that yet, but we'll see what happens next year. This was also the first year I had lights outside, and we also got two light up dachshunds that are absolutely adorable! Ollie is represented to the fullest in this household, even more so during the holidays.

Some of my other favorite pieces are this antique inspired rocking horse & toy plane. I love this collection of home decor from Marshalls as it doubles as Christmas decor but also regular home decor. The colors and distress on them is perfect and reminds me of something straight out of an antique store. Of course our home wouldn't be complete without my favorite snow globe. 

After watching the movie "The Santa Claus" with Tim Allen, I have been obsessed with snow globes. This one is rather unique, and sits high on a black stand. Maybe I should start collecting snow globes instead? Something to think about.

As Christmas approaches I am happy, but also a little bit sad. These decorations fill the house with so much warmth and love, part of me is sad to see them go. This is after all, the most magical time of the year, and the decorations, wrapping paper and lights just add the perfect touch.

Have you decorated your home this year? If so, what's your favorite piece?

Dec 15, 2014

Distressed Denim & Big Shades

A pair of comfortable jeans, a beanie and huge glasses are my go-to this winter. I strayed away from my usual dresses and tights this season and I am focusing more on pieces I can layer and that keep me warm! This sweater is fun because it's got the warm cozy factor, but also has the backless feature which gives it a little bit of edge. I wore my necklace towards the back since it's backless, I felt like it was the perfect accessory. I paired these with skinny distressed jeans and over sized sunglasses and I feel ready to conquer my day.

Christmas is on my mind today. Shopping, and finalizing gifts for everyone on my list. There are so many important people in my life and I want to make sure I get everybody the right thing. The holidays are flying by so fast this year, I really can't wait to celebrate them with my family though. There's an overall feeling that comes with this time of year, and it makes me feel great to have such amazing people in my life. The holidays are so much more than the gifts, and spending time together is truly what counts.

Details: Sweater // UO (similar) , Jeans // J Brand 
Necklace via London Manori , 3 Finger Ring , Moonstone Ring // Perry Rhodes

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Dec 12, 2014

The Perfect Men's Gift Guide

Since I mainly focus on women's clothes, I wanted to give a little shout out to the guys this holiday season! Don't know what to get that special man in your life? Here's my small, but awesome gift guide. I feel like men are so much easier to shop for. I think because they require a lot less fluff, and a lot more things that are staples in their closet.

Have you shopped for that special someone in your life yet?