I find my love of plaid ironic since I spent eight years of school in it and practically begging to get out. But recently, I’ve been obsessed with all things plaid, especially skirts. Anytime I go shopping now, I inadvertently fall in love with another plaid skirt. It’s the perfect pattern for both fall and winter. And with multiple colors in most prints, the pairings are versatile and endless. I went for a slight monochrome look with an orange sweater and orange details on my shoes. But a navy sweater would have looked just as cute. Check out some of the other plaid skirts I’m crushing on below. Continue reading “Mad About Plaid”
I cannot believe Thanksgiving is less than a week away! My mouth is watering from the anticipated food and I’m so excited to spend time with my family. This look is perfect for a cozy Thanksgiving dinner. The chenille sweater is so soft and warm, perfect for staying in all day. And this skirt is classic and bound to get you compliments from your whole family before dinner. These boots are one of my favorite pair; they may look high, but they’re super comfy to walk around in. Plus, being over the knee, they keep your legs warm. Bonus, right? And I love this stunning red color. It’s a pop that’s perfect for fall! If you need me, I’ll be cozied up on the couch with my dog and a pumpkin cupcake!
Continue reading “Classic and Cozy”
This week I’m getting ready for Thanksgiving, writing a ton, and trying to finish redecorating my room (I know, I know, how can I not be done yet!) But there’s so much going on that only a couple pieces are trickling in one by one. Writing has taken up a lot of time but I’m, for now, on track to finish my book by mid-December. And then starts the exciting, but long road, to publishing. In the meantime, I’ll be sipping apple tea and baking pumpkin cupcakes while I shop for my room and make Christmas lists. Stay busy and look casual!
Continue reading “A Dot of Casual”
The leaves are changing and it’s finally starting to look like fall. Plus, the weather is starting to cool down, which means it’s time for oversized, cozy knit sweaters. Lately, I’ve been curling up in warm sweaters and working on my latest book. It’s coming along, slowly but surely. My second mentorship starts Monday and I’m excited to get professional feedback on my work. And while hulled up in my office I’ll be cozied up in a warm sweater working on my first bestseller. Continue reading “Cozy Knits and Fringe Bits”
I went away this weekend (and found this pretty courtyard to take pictures in) but came home just in time for the Fourth. The Fourth of July is probably my favorite summer holiday. I when my family (read: my crazy cousins) come over and we cookout on our back deck and go and try to watch as many firework shows as we can. Last year, we saw three on just one drive! Last year I made these cheese stuffed burgers and trust me, you’re not going to want another kind. Ribs, hot dogs, and fruity drinks also cover the table as we laugh and joke together. What’s you favorite part of the holiday? Continue reading “Red and White, Stars and Stripes. Blue Too.”
I first saw this dress way back in March while I was shopping for my spring formal dress. I walked my formal dress up to the checkout counter and the girl standing behind it was wearing this dress. I told her that I loved it and she told me it was BCBG and she bought one of the last ones in the store (that location was going out of business and everything was marked down). That night, I went home and looked up the dress. I almost cried because it was $228 and there was no way I could buy that. But I loved the dress so much that I bookmarked the page on my computer and watched it to see if it went on sale to a point where I could buy it. Three months later, when I was home from college, I looked at the dress and saw that it was marked down and they were running a sale on top of that. This was my moment and I couldn’t let it pass. So I bought it there on the spot. And guess what, about a month later, it’s still in stock and still marked down and still has a sale on top of that. And if the price can’t convince you, maybe the beautiful color or the bell sleeves will. Continue reading “Beauty and the BCBG”
It was such a crazy week! Monday was my mom’s birthday. Tuesday was my cousin’s piano recital. Wednesday was dinner with my high school friends. Thursday was photoshoot day and a meeting with my mentor. Friday was the day my friends came to visit from out of town. I was running around practically all day every day and that had me seeing red. Not really in a mad way, but more in an all-the-blood-is-rushing-to-my-head-in-a-good-way way. At least I’m in for a good weekend and a cute dress.
Continue reading “Seeing Red”