Tuesday, January 15, 2013


These pictures were taken at my parents' house right after Christmas in some of the gifts that they got me for Christmas (blazer and leggings).  I thought taking some photos while it was snowing would make for pretty pictures, but somehow there is a snowflake in a weird place in front of my face in EVERY PHOTO--lesson learned!  Oh well, it was still a blast to take pictures during a snowfall! 

[blazer:Macy's Bar III blouse:ASOS leggings:Macy's Bar III booties:Target]

Monday, December 31, 2012


I wore this out to dinner to the William Penn Inn with my whole family.  The William Penn Inn is one of the nicest restaurants back at home by my parents.  We usually only go for special occasions like graduations, but they have gorgeous Christmas decorations so we went last Friday night.  Its nice to get dressed up around the holidays :)  The William Penn Inn is a historic building so I felt my new fur collar was an appropriate nod to the time.  I also got these Kate Spade tights in NYC in October and I am obsessed.  I put them on ever so carefully because I want to make sure that I don't rip them!

This will be my last post of 2012--the year I started this blog.  I'm so glad I started this blog this year.  I've met so many great people through blogging and I wanted to say thank you for reading.  I'm looking forward to all that 2013 holds.  Now let's pop some champagne!

[dress:H&M fur collar:ASOS stockings:Kate Spade booties:Target]

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

merry christmas to all.

It's been a hot minute since I have been on here because I've been studying for one of the AREs (architect registration exams).  I finally sat for it on Friday and it'll be a Christmas miracle if I passed.  I'm also planning plently more posts over the break and into the new year, so get ready :)

Christmas night is winding down and it is always bittersweet.  I hope that you got some fabulous, fashionable gifts and more importantly, I hope you got to spend today with loved ones.  Merry Christmas from me and my family to yours XOXO

[dress:ASOS tights:Urban Outfitters boots:H&M]

Monday, December 3, 2012

the elephant in the room.

So when I was little, my favorite stuffed animal (the stuffed animal that I carried everywhere) was an elephant.  Her name was Mrs. E and she was pink and she was awesome.  I still have her, but she is no longer pink because she doesn't have any fur!  My parents recently told me that they could never find a "backup Mrs. E" in case I lost her.  I think that's cute because I know she is one of a kind :)  Anyways, after my Mrs. E days I found myself collecting all things elephant.  When I saw this sweater in Forever 21 I knew I had to have it.  It's like my grownup Mrs. E that I can take with me.  Do you still have your stuffed animal or blanket from when you were little?

[sweater:Forever 21 pants:H&M flats:H&M chambray shirt:Gap sunglasses:Betsey Johnson]

Friday, November 16, 2012

give thanks and be merry.

Happy Friday and happy almost-Thanksgiving week! Whew, I am so pumped to be home, see my family, eat some turkey, watch some football and be off from work, woo hoo!  Its pretty crazy that as a kid Thanksgiving is just a filler holiday between Halloween and Christmas.  Now I can see the meaning behind the day and I am so grateful for the day and the people I spend it with :)

I have a lot planned for this weekend including a volunteer tree planting day tomorrow and a Christmas craft fair on Sunday.  I hope your weekend is full of wonderful things because its almost 5 o'clock!!! 

[top:ASOS cardigan:H&M pants:H&M wedge booties:Target sunglasses:Betsey Johnson]

Monday, November 12, 2012

fun and games.

This is one of those outfits I've had on repeat the past couple weeks.  Such an easy go-to for work and just hanging out like when I wore it to trivia last week.  We lost trivia as per usual, but it was a fun and funny time!  Anyone know the last letter of the Hawaiian alphabet?  Because that was one of the questions we got wrong and I'll give you a hint...its not a trick question; the answer is not "z".  (We thought "z" was a clever guess.)

In other competitions, I can now proudly say that I beat my boyfriend in fantasy football this week!  Somebody's team didn't show up after a lot of smack talk.  This makes 2 years in a row where the good guys won!  Now I am going to go and milk this for all its worth.  Happy last week of work/school before Thanksgiving week!

[blouse:vintage cardigan:H&M jeans:Gap boots:H&M sunglasses:H&M]

Monday, November 5, 2012


This weekend my parents came to visit and we made the trip to Fallingwater.  I went to Fallingwater about 5 or 6 years ago in the summer so it was nice to see it again in the fall, or should I say winter!  It was freezing when we were there (37 degrees?!).  I think all of the leaves have officially fallen too.  It was nice to go see Fallingwater again though and it was nice to have my parents in town for the weekend :)

This is the coat I thrifted the other weekend and I love it.  I'm so excited that it is neutral and I can accessorize with a bright cobalt braided headband!  What winter accessories are you excited about this year?

[coat:thrifted Gap headband:H&M sweater:Kardashian Kollection for Sears jeans:Gap wedge booties:Target purse:from Italy, years ago]