Holiday Stripes

I cannot believe that today is New Years Eve! Although I am not a huge fan of NYE, I do enjoy making resolutions and feeling like we all get a brand new start. This year has been a big year of transitions, and changes.

There are so many things I am proud of, and so many things that I hope to accomplish in the year to come. This year is also extremely important to Ryan and I, because we get married this upcoming June! I have a feeling that this year will be a great one, and even though we all make resolutions we can't always keep- I am keeping mine manageable, and attainable this year.

This year (like every year) has been a blessing for many reasons, and I am truly happy for every experience-good or bad. I truly believe that everything is a learning experience that helps us grow into better people as the years progress. So here's to a new year everyone, I hope you have the best year yet!

"Every year is a chance to start over and live your best life. I've learned a lot this year, but one thing that sticks out in my mind is that life is way too short. You have one life to live, to truly follow your dreams and be happy. If you don't chase those dreams, no one will chase them for you.

Kiss your loved ones, because tomorrow's are never promised, say what you mean, and mean what you say. Be kind, because you never know what battle anyone is facing. Take the things t

hat hurt you, and use them as motivation to grow, and never take anything for granted, because it could easily be taken away. 

Always stay grounded and humble, and never stop fighting for what you believe in. Be positive, and remember that everything you put out there, comes right back to you. Always keep your mind right, and even if you veer off course, remember that the universe has a plan, and everything has its purpose.

Happy New Years to all, I hope this is the best one yet!"

Details:

Striped Tee with Bow Embellishments

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BCBG Booties

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J Crew Skinny Jeans

Tory Burch Robinson Tote

/ Necklace via Moorea Seal (old)

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Schoola + The Malala Fund (Donate today!)

One of my favorite things to do, especially around the holidays is to help support organizations that help others. Today I am so happy to be teaming up

Schoola

who is working with the Malala Fund to help empower girls through education.

Y

ou can read more about how

Schoola is connected here.

Schoola

is committed to raising

$100,000

for the Malala Fund

through the sale of clothing on their site, and have the help of some very generous corporate donors, including ModCloth and Athleta. They are offering 70% off retail prices , which is awesome, because these items are completely brand new, and in the process you are helping those in need.

You can shop

the pants I am wearing, or new items from Gymboree, Tea Collection, Modcloth and Athleta, as well as secondhand items donated by individuals

.

So, I am sure you're wondering how can you help? You can request your very own

Malala bag here

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to donate clothing on behalf of the Malala Fund, with 40% of proceeds going to help girls gain education around the world. I am sending over some of my gently used clothes, and the best part is that it's free, easy and every little bit helps!

(photo of bag)

Off The Shoulder

Happy Holidays everyone! I hope you all enjoy the time with your families, and I hope you all find some peace and relaxation! Since the state of New Jersey is experiencing a heat wave, I am channeling my inner snowflake with this off the shoulder over sized sweater. I can't remember the last time it was 70 degrees in December, but here we are, so I guess I might as well embrace it. I am missing snow like crazy, so for those of you making snow angels- make an extra one for me!

Details:

Off the shoulder sweater

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Knee High Boots

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J Crew Skinny Jeans

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Felt Hat 

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Black and White

Simple holiday outfits are my favorite, and this is no different. I love simple dresses that I can accent with a pop of color in my accessories and outerwear. You really can't go wrong with black & white, and this burgundy tote is also the perfect Christmas shade, isn't it? When thinking about the holiday outfits I am going to wear, comfort is key, so a dress that allows me to eat a lot is a HUGE plus! This dress is so comfortable and hugs all the right spots. 

Hope you guys are having a great week, I know it's Monday, but the holidays are right upon us, and this is such a great time to spend with your loved ones, so sit back, relax, and enjoy!

Details:

Shaggy Coat

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JS Booties

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Midi Bodycon Dress

via ASOS (

similar

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Prada Saffiano Tote

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