January 30, 2013


(("when pigs fly" at a sandwich shop))

Last week was an eventful week as we got a semi-snow storm and it was my sister's birthday. We celebrated all weekend long and it was a blast! With the unending cold weather, I am just looking forward to our beach getaway in a few months. I need to get to shopping for it soon. Is it bad that I am already sick of winter? Below is a peek of the past winter week.

Life is like a firework. You gotta ignite the fuse and make it beautiful. -Unknown

((wine bottle birthday wrap))

((SAG Award ballots))

((birthday treats))

((necessities for my chapped hands: gloves and lotion))

((I can't get over the cuteness of this pug card, so I just had to snap a photo))

January 24, 2013

lay in the sun

Wouldn't this be the perfect way to spend the weekend?
Happy Almost Weekend to you all!

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shopbop sale

I have always loved skimming the clothes, accessories, and jewelry over at Shopbop. Everything I loved was always expensive though, so I never made any purchases. With so many bloggers loving Shopbop, I gave it another chance and headed straight to the sale section. I was happy and excited when I found so many things I loved reasonably priced. Here are some of my favorite items currently on sale over at Shopbop. Act now because they may be sold out soon! I know I will be making some purchases!

Everything below is under $100!

1. BB Dakota Blazer @ $108 $54
2. Antik Batik Clutch @ $86 $68.80
3. Nation LTD Blazer @ $174 $87
4. Two Tone Cap Toe Ballet Flats @ $66 $46.20
5. Club Monaco Shirt @ $120 $96
6. Vegan Leather Leggings @ $88 (in black); $44 (in plum)
7. Cocktail Ring @ $77 $53.90
8. Geometric Bangles Set @ $99 $69.30
9. BB Dakota Sweater @$88 $44

style inspiration- ashley olsen

((sheer + lace))

Is there anyone more fashionable than Ashley Olsen? I love everything she wears from her everyday street style to her high-end couture outfits. I have been a fan since her days on Full House and she has transitioned into quite the fashion icon. Below are some of my favorite looks she has worn. I have been trying to find ways to emulate some of these outfits for a while now as well as her hair and makeup style. I am sounding like a fangirl now, so I'll stop!

((fashion frames + cardigan))

((cream + sparkle))

((dark lips + belted dress))

((tights + casual top))

((statement necklace + black blazer))

all images via Google and Pinterest 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

sister style

((Blank NYC jacket, Nanette Lepore corset top, Blank NYC pants, Lucchese cowboy boots))

Back in October, my sister, mom, and I went to the Eric Church/Justin Moore/Kip Moore country concert. It was so much fun and the music was fabulous. I would go back and see them over and over again. My sister wore her standard cowboy boots and a vegan leather jacket (you can see the outfit I wore here). Her outfit was the perfect mix of the country and the city!

shoe organization

When I move into my new apartment in a few months, I am thinking that I am going to change the way I organize my shoes. Right now, some of my shoes are on a stand, others are under my bed, and the rest are in my closet. It is very disorganized and I always forget that I even have some of the shoes and end up wearing the same ones over and over. I have been searching Pinterest for new ideas. Here are some inspirational photos I used to get me started. How do you all store and organize your shoes? I would love any good tips!

I think my favorite is #3. What about you?

* images via 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

red and pink

In honor of Valentine's Day fast approaching, here is a compilation of some red and pink items I am currently craving. They all would make great Valentine's gifts for friends, moms, sisters, and girlfriends.

I love the Kate Spade scarf (#2), especially during this extreme cold spell. The Gap windbreaker (#5) and Lululemon sports bra (#10) would make working out a lot more enjoyable for me! I am thinking the measuring spoons (#7) and candle (#8) would be cute in our new apartment. Any favorites?

1. Take Heart Bangle @ $32
2. Kate Spade Scarf @ $128
3. Roll Sleeve Tee @ $29
4. Scalloped Lace Shorts @ $78 $39.99
5. Gap Windbreaker @ $64.95
6. Vince Camuto Flats @ $79
7. Heart Measuring Spoons @ $6.95
8. Hob Nob Pink Candle @ $31
9. Paper Straws @ $6.95
10. Lululemon Sports Bra @ $52

January 20, 2013

be happy

This really puts things into perspective. It's all about being happy!
Have a great long weekend! 

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anthropologie home

The other day when I went into Anthropologie, I wanted to buy up their entire home goods section. They have so many cute pieces that would look great in my new apartment. I showed some favorites in this week's stowaways post. I have to be careful that I do not buy too much and have no where to put it! Here are some things that I would love to outfit my new apartment with from Anthropologie. Do you all have a favorite home goods store? I would love to check them out!

1. Super Natural Every Day Cookbook @ $23
2. Capri Hourglass Candle @ $24
3. Pooled Gold Highball Glass @ $12
4. Swirled Symmetry Mug @ $10
5. Gold Dipped Flatware @ $38
6. Measuring Hedgies @ $36
7. Eight Arms Hook @ $48
8. Lotus Dinnerware @ $4-$10
9. Owl Pitcher @ $58 $29.95


I am trying to soak up the last 3-day weekend until Memorial Day. I have been relaxing, shopping, and researching how I want to set up and style our new apartment. I have been having so much fun going into different home goods stores and seeing all of their amazing pieces. Other than that new development, this weekend has been calm and that is exactly what I needed. Still into the healthy eating (made healthy cookies this weekend), but I have been splurging a bit lately. I cannot wait until the weather warms up as it has been close to freezing for the past week. I have been thinking about the sun, sand, and ocean waves to get me through the cold spell!

If we are ever to enjoy life, now is the time, not tomorrow or next year. Today should always be our most wonderful day. -T. Dreier

((yummy salad))

((perfect soup and sandwich for a cold night))

white vegan leather

((Free People jacket via South Moon Under, Olivaceous top via South Moon Under, H&M pants, Michael Kors booties, Nixon watch, Urban Outfitters ring, South Moon Under spiked bracelet, Forever 21 bangles, YT Clothing cross necklace))

I feel like it has been enough time after the holidays to start shopping again. I have been recently trying to save my money now that I will be moving into an apartment soon, but when I went into South Moon Under the other day I just could not resist. I bought this white vegan leather top that I absolutely love. It is very different than the other leather pieces I own because it is a shirt and it is not the standard black color. This jacket is also a new favorite of mine since it is versatile and can be worn now when the weather is still cold, but it can also easily be worn in the spring when an extra layer is needed. I know I will get a lot of use out of my two new purchases!

tone it up 3-ingredient cookies

As you all know, I have been trying to eat healthier in 2013. From past food posts you can tell that I have a big sweet tooth and that I love dessert. When skimming through the Tone It Up blog (great blog for fitness and nutrition plans and tips), I found a healthy cookie recipe. This recipe is so easy because there are only 3 ingredients and all of those ingredients are healthy. No cup of sugar in this cookie recipe! Not only are the cookies easy to make, but they are so delicious! They make a great snack as well as a healthy dessert. I will definitely be making these again whenever my sweet tooth gets out of control!

January 16, 2013

good day

You know that I love quotes and this one is perfect to get us to the weekend. 
Let's all have some good days!

You can find a lot of other favorites of mine on my "quotes" Pinterest board.

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sunshine days

Since the weather has been so drab lately, I found it appropriate to look at bathing suits to purchase. It lightened the mood and made me believe that warmer days were right around the corner. I love this O'Neill bathing suit from South Moon Under and I think it would be perfect for my beach vacation in a few months! Come on summer get here already!


((Golden Globe ballots))

I am not sure I have seen the sun in about two weeks. For whatever reason it just keeps raining and it is making me seriously crave spring and warm temperatures. This past weekend some college friends came into town for a visit and that is always a fun time. It is good to catch up and reminisce about the old days! The biggest thing that happened last weekend was we finally found an apartment that we love and have signed a lease! I am going to post a lot of inspiration and ideas for the new apartment on the blog. Still trying to eat healthy over here, but it is getting hard. I am trying to find more healthy recipes and I will be sure to share them. Trying to make 2013 the best year yet!

A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. -Nelson Mandela

((delicious pressed juice))

((January Birchbox))

((dessert crepe))

leather and emerald

((Trouve leather jacket (seen here), Abbeline top via South Moon Under, Joe's Jeans pants, BCBG heels, Nixon watch, Kate Spade ring, bracelet from Peru, Tiffany & Co. mesh ring, YT Clothing cross necklace))

Peplum has been all the rage since fall and I have jumped right on the bandwagon. Peplum tops are just so flattering and chic. When those said tops are paired with leather you get a winning combination. I recently wore this emerald top with my leather jacket to meet some friends for drinks. The leather jacket made the outfit more weather appropriate, but I am very excited for the temperature to warm up so I can wear the sleeveless top without a jacket. The top has so many intricate details that should not be kept hidden away.