friday's fancies #42


New Year's is next week! Next week! Crazy.

new year's eve

I don't have any parties to go to this year, but if I did, I would definitely wear this outfit.
I'm still all about adding sparkly polish! I, also, love adding pops of color, especially with shoes. 
Check out more outfit ideas to celebrate the new year over on long distance loving

 Have a fantastic weekend!
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PS I've been a little MIA on this here blog, cause my parents are here visiting me. 
I'll be back to normal posting after the 4th! 

christmas time


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source: Society6

friday's fancies #41


This week is all about wearing your holiday best.

holiday best!

This outfit is perfect for Christmas day, it's casual but has sparkly accents.
No holiday outfit is complete without something sparkly! 

Head over to long distance loving to check out more holiday outfits!
Have a fantastic weekend!
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wishing wednesday #9


If money were no object, this is what I would want.
my ultimate wish list

I've been looking at new coats, and this J. Crew one is at the top of my list.
Stadium-cloth Cocoon Coat from J. Crew--$325 
In need of a new tripod. The Folding Tripod from Photojojo!--$50
A fantastic neutral color purse. Dillen II Satchel from Dooney & Bourke--$278
I'm in desperate need of black boots, since my pair got a hole in them. 
Frye Veronica Shortie from Zappos--$268
Still wanting a monogram necklace. Large Monogram from BaubleBar--$115
Wanting a new wallet in a pretty color. Legacy Leather Double Accordion Zip from Coach--$248
Looking at new camera lenses. 50mm f/1.4 from Canon--$399.99
Still wanting this striped shirt. Saint James Meridien II Nautical Tee from J. Crew--$85

What's an item that you would love to have??
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in life


No other words are needed today.

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source: Etsy

friday's fancies #40


serious sparkle!

I'm dying to get my hands on a sparkly skirt. I would say a top, but I know it would wreak havoc on my curly hair. No bueno.
What I love though, is when someone adds a seriously sparkly item and makes everything else casual, cozy even.
If this isn't casual glam, I don't know what is. 

Check out all the other glam outfits over on long distance loving.
Have a wonderful and sparkly weekend! 
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wishing wednesday #8


This week, another wish list! It's the month of wish lists.

wish list: under $75

Tinsel Town Collector's Set nail polish from Sephora--$49.50
Two-tone Leather Clutch from Gap--$39.95
Petra Fringe Earrings from Stella & Dot--$59
Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish from Sephora--$65
Blingy Loafer from The Limited--$49
One of my iphone covers from Society6--$35
Pavé Heart Ring from J. Crew--$45
Perfect Chambray Ex-Boyfriend Shirt from Madewell--$69.50

Any of these items make it on your wish list too??
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life lately



-One super fantastic sunset. They are rare this time of year. 
-Decorations for my Christmas tree. 
-Bumble and bumble Curl Creme. I'm trying it out and so far I like it. 
-Items for a DIY I'm going to try. I'll have a post on it soon. 
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making plans



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friday's fancies #39


pretty in plaid

I love a plaid. I'm really loving the buffalo check plaid at the moment. The red check is pretty and bold.
Add something sparkly and you are good to go. 

Check out more outfits over on long distance loving
Have a great weekend!
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If you follow me on twitter or instagram, then you probably know that I'm obsessed with tea and cinnamon. Here's the evidence.
-A vanilla rooibos tea latte at Starbucks.
-Cinnamon pinecones. I couldn't just leave the grocery store without them. 
-A cinnamon broom!! My family has been getting them for years and I was pretty annoyed that I hadn't been able to find any in Oregon. I finally found them at Trader Joe's! Hang one on the inside of your door and enjoy.
-A cute holiday cup filled with the best chai latte at my favorite coffee shop. 

Yep, I'm pretty obsessed.
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Announcement: I am changing my url from to
I'm not sure if it will just automatically change on bloglovin', so please check and follow me with the new url. 
I will be changing it at midnight. Thanks!!

wishing wednesday #7


Since it's gift giving season, I thought I'd create a few wish lists. 
This week is all about cute, but cheap stuff.

wish list: under $25

Metropolis Calendar from Anthropologie--$24
Happy Socks from Madewell--$12
Pajama set from Target--$24.99
Gigi Studs from Stella & Dot--$24
Polka Dot Mittens from Target--on sale for $15.99
Fresh Sugar Perfection Duo from Sephora--$22.50
Mixed Stitch Hat from Loft--$24.50
Teardrop Rhinestoned Necklace from Forever 21--$15.80

So, what do you think? Any of these items now on your wish list?
I can honestly say the mittens are awesome, so soft and cozy!
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holiday time


It's December! Crazy, right?
Since Thanksgiving, I've had the Michael Bublé Christmas album on repeat.
Seriously love that album.
He is also having a tv special holiday show on the 10th. Watch it on NBC after The Voice! 

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friday's fancies #38


totally me

This week is all about what you would wear, like in real life.
Personally, I'm one for scarves and I have a lot (and convince others they should have more than one too). Far more than any person from Texas should have, but I'm in the Pacific Northwest now so it's okay.
There's something about gray sweaters that I love. Sweaters and the color gray, for me, is just cozy.
I tend to keep things simple and let my accessories stand out, even the nail polish.
I'm, also, having a moment with keeping jewelry minimal. So, that's my style right now. 
What's something that makes your

Don't forget to check out more outfits over on long distance loving!
Have a great weekend!

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wishing wednesday #6


This week, I'm wishing that all weddings have a fire pit with cozy blankets at their reception. Okay, maybe not all weddings, but you catch my drift. It really is such a cute idea. Someone should do this and invite me!
Yes or yes!

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fall day


Here are some more pictures that I took the other day.
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Sometimes it's a little difficult to have a day without rain, but that was a beautiful fall day. 
This is definitely my favorite time of year.

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Yeah, I definitely need to work on this.

Hope everyone had a great thanksgiving and thanks for the sweet comments last week! 
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PS And since it is Cyber Monday, Stella & Dot is offering a bracelet (worth $59) at $9.95 if you spend $50 and Society6 is offering free shipping. Both end tonight at midnight. 
Check it out!

source: dreams + jeans//photo via Luke Byrne

wishing wednesday #5


Today has not been great. It's not at all how I would like to go into my Thanksgiving holiday, which is a favorite of mine. These days everything feels like I'm taking one step forward and two steps back. Constantly. 
I'm hoping one of these days, I'll finally catch a break. 
Anyway, enough of that. This Wednesday, I'm wishing that all of you have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving! Also, that you have lots of pie and leftovers for days, cause that's one of the best parts.

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a decision


For some time now, I've been debating whether or not to sell some of my photos. So, this weekend I decided to join Society6 and do just that.
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These are only some of the items you can purchase. There are a lot more options you can check out here!
Hope you guys like them!

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On this very, dreary day, this art print is perfect. 
(There's some crazy, windy, rainy weather going on over here. We, also, have a flood warning.)
So go forth and make limoncello!
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friday's fancies #37


This week the theme is must-have autumn treats.

chocolate chip pumpkin muffins

My favorite autumn treat (but I'll eat no matter the season, they are just that good) are chocolate chip pumpkin muffins. Here is the recipe. Go right now, like right now, and make yourself a batch of these muffins, because they are amazing! (I'm not exaggerating.)
 Anyway, besides my love for those muffins, I'm loving the rust colored dress from Modcloth. I, also, love the color of the nail polish from Julep and the bag from Coach. Seriously, that is one great bag.

Don't forget to check out more Friday's Fancies over on long distance loving.  
Hope all of you have a fantastic weekend!
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holiday cards


The holidays will be here before we know it! So, it's time to talk about holiday cards. 
Minted contacted me to review their holiday photo cards and let me tell you, I had a hard time picking my favorites. There's just so many options! 
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These cards are adorable!
While looking at all the cards I realized, that everyone should have a family photo in flannel shirts and all couples/newlyweds should get the card with the mistletoe above the picture.
But besides that, Minted has lots of options for your holiday cards. Different borders, backings, paper, and much more, that will make your cards unique and special. What makes Minted really cool though, is that all the designs are from a global community of independent graphic designers. They even have monthly design challenges!
So go and check out all that they have to offer!

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*This post has been sponsored by Minted