never give up


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be merry and bright


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 Hope all of you have been having a wonderful holiday season! Merry Christmas!

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friday's fancies #88


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Any excuse to wear cute pajamas, I'm there. Mainly because there's nothing more uncomfortable than lounging around the house in jeans. Make it a cozy Christmas with flannel pajamas, cute slippers, fuzzy blanket, and a mug for hot chocolate!

This look includes:
Pajama Set in Gingham Flannel from J.Crew
Fireside Ballet Slipper from Victoria's Secret
Pillow Talk Sleep Mask from Anthropologie
Essie Polish in Leading Lady from Zappos
Silky Throw Blanket from Nordstrom
Threshold "Joy" Votive Holder Set from Target
Traditional Plaid Stocking from Target
Golden Monogram Mug from Anthropologie

Are you excited for Christmas??
Check out more cozy Christmas outfits on long distance loving.

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the best journeys


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friday's fancies #87


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 The holidays are the best time to embrace all things sparkly! While it's easy to think of sequins as a party only thing, you can definitely make them casual. Cozy sweaters and deep colors add warmth to all the shine. Do you love sparkly outfits?

This outfit includes:
Sequin Pocket Dress from Calypso St. Barth
Knitted Fluffy Shawl Cardi from Topshop
H by Hudson Mirar Bootie from Piperlime
Classic City Bag from Coach
Pointelle Infinity Scarf from Nordstrom
Glint Flower CZ Earrings from Stella & Dot
Essie Polish in Hors Doeuvres from Nordstrom

Have a fantastic weekend!
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modcloth uniquely you challenge


ModCloth Polyvore Outfit Challenge
Last week I was asked to participate in the ModCloth Uniquely You Polyvore Challenge and said yes! They challenged me to style the Staple of Your Style Dress. This dress is super cute with all of its polka dots and comes in a variety of sizes (Small - 4X!). Add some accessories (The London iPhone case is a must!) and you are good to go.

This look includes:
Staple of Your Style Dress
Opal of My Eye Coat
Fashion Finder Bootie in Noir
Heading in the Bright Direction Bag
Etiquette Class Earrings
Come Trail Away Scarf in Stone
Streets of London iPhone 5/5s Case
-All from ModCloth

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gift guide: stocking stuffers


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Here is a list of stocking stuffer gifts that covers a lot of people. From your fitness buff to the makeup obsessed, and could also give you some ideas for the guys in your life. My family also adds a bag of candy, my favorite being the Nestle Crunch Jingles (the ones shaped like bells). :)

Georgia Three Hand Leather Watch from Fossil
Original Pave Links Bracelet from BaubleBar
Custom Date Coupon Book from Datevitation**   
Crystal Agate iPhone Case from Julia Kostreva
Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker from Target
Body Butter from The Body Shop (My favorites are the brazil nut and coconut.)
Gilded Arrow Ring from Stella & Dot
Smith's Rosebud Salve Tube from Anthropologie
Stila Color Outside The Lines Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Set from Ulta
Philosophy Falling in Love Fragrance from Sephora
Ribbed Beanie from American Eagle
Spry Drops from BaubleBar
Julep Extraordinary Color Kit from Sephora
Yurbuds Inspire In-Ear Sport Headphones from Target
Peace of Mind on-the-spot relief from Origins

What's your go to stocking stuffer gift?

**If you're ordering a coupon book from Datevitation, to receive it for Christmas you must order by the 13th. Don't forget to use code 'GOODHEART' for $10 off!

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here and now


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friday's fancies #86


holiday party perfect
This week, Friday's Fancies, is all about the perfect holiday party outfit! Anything sparkly is a must. I'm in love with this BCBG dress! So pretty. It also comes in red. Do you have any holiday parties to dress up for??

This outfit includes:
Kalyn Godet Dress from BCBG // also available in red at Rent the Runway
Collection Etta Sequin Pumps from J.Crew
Portia Feather-Trim Lucite Clutch from BCBG
Deepa Gurnani Oversized Crystal Flower Earrings from Shopbop
Nars Lipstick in Fire Down Below from Sephora
Deborah Lippmann Polish in Amazing Grace from Nordstrom

Have a wonderful weekend!

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cinnamon goodness


cinnamon goodness

If you take a look at my sweets board on pinterest, you will notice that there are a lot of recipes with cinnamon in it. I love cinnamon. Love it! Here are some recipes I need to try that are full of cinnamon-y goodness! There's nothing quite like your entire house smelling of cinnamon during the holidays.

Clockwise, T to B:
Cinnamon Churro Chex Mix
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
French Breakfast Puffs
Homemade Cinnamon Chip Bread
Two Minute Cinnamon Banana Mug Cake (Paleo)
Hot Chai Cider

Hope all of you are enjoying your December!

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sweaters galore


baby, it's cold outside - sweaters

Most of you already know, I love sweaters and cardigans. South Texas finally got a cold front for a few days, and it was awesome. We're now back in the 80s. Yep, that number is correct. While most of you are dealing with cold weather (and I'm dreaming of it), I thought I'd share a few sweaters I'm loving lately.

Handkerchief Fair Isle Sweater from J.Crew w/ Lightweight Scarf from Banana Republic
Westbourne Sweater from Boden
Warmspun Intarsia Big Bow Sweater from J.Crew Factory
Collection Cashmere Boyfriend Cardigan from J.Crew
Diamond-Stitch Cardigan from Madewell w/ Waffle-Stitch Infinity Scarf from J.Crew
Cable Knit Pullover from Gap w/ Zigzag Stripe Scarf from J.Crew
Cable Knit Crew Sweater from AEO Factory
Fair Isle Yoke Sweater from Boden

Don't forget to enter my Datevitation giveaway!

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