a birthday giveaway!


I am now 25! A quarter of a century old. It's pretty crazy, and a little weird. While I don't feel all that different, it is a milestone. So I'm celebrating this birthday by having a giveaway!

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 I'm a fairly new fan of Julep and thought it would be great for you guys to try out their polishes. They have some beautiful and unique colors (my fave is Zelda!), so I thought this would be a great giveaway.

One lucky person will win a $25 gift card to Julep!
*Since Julep ships to the US and Canada, residents from either can enter.*
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good luck! Giveaway ends March 10th at 11:59 pm CST.

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winter beach trip


In December, I spent a weekend at the beach. It was a nice getaway. While it rarely gets all that cold here, we ended up having one cold day and then the next was 65 and sunny. Funny how that happens.
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To say that it was completely dead on the island, would be an understatement. I loved it though. There were no crowds, no traffic...just the beach and the water. And our one sunny day was the perfect way to end our trip.

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color crush: blush


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So it seems about every year around this time, I fall in love with pastels again. It's one of those things that gets you really excited for spring! Right now, I am loving blush colored items. Even though it is a pastel pink, it can definitely be used as a neutral. Love it combined with grey. 

blush items:
Lacey Ankle Strap Wedge from Sole Society
Mini Pom Pom Flower from Ban.do
Flurry Pouf from Ban.do
Pom Pom Flower from Ban.do
Amelie Sparkle Bracelet from Stella & Dot

Are you loving pastels? Which color is your fave?

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be yourself


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my birthday wish list


You guys, I'm turning 25 next week. 25 years old! Trying to think of something I would want this year was honestly pretty difficult. Obviously, the thing I always want for my birthday is a trip back to Europe, which is out of the question right now. So here are a few smaller and far more affordable things on my birthday wish list.

my wish list:
Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera from Urban Outfitters
Essie Polish in Resort Fling and Find Me An Oasis from Nordstrom
Twist Scarf from Ban.do
Nike Internationalist from Zappos
Slate Mobile AirDesk from BiteMyApple.co
Wildfox 'Classic Fox' Sunglasses from Nordstrom
Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint from Sephora

Hope all of you have a great weekend!

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create it


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source: Ben Fearnley

links to love


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Happy Valentine's Day! I hope all of you have had a wonderful day. My favorite part of this holiday is having a great excuse to wear everything pink, red, purple, and glittery. I have no big plans for today, although watching a romantic comedy sounds like a good idea. Serendipity, anyone?

Here are some links you need to check out:

- You may be extremely tired of Frozen and its songs, but it looks like the mania is here to stay. A broadway show is to be in their future, along with all the sequels. Even if you aren't a Frozen fan, you need to watch this Youtube video! The girl singing is said to be 11 years old. Child prodigy! No joke.

- Because everyone should know that West Elm has Agate Cabinet Handles! So amazing.

- If the only thing on your mind is to bake this weekend, try out these Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies. Yum!

- While here in South Texas it will be 80 degrees for the foreseeable future, I know that most of the country will be bombarded with more snow. Think warm thoughts and dream of a house in Capri, Italy.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!

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your heart is home


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source: Lay Baby Lay

friday's fancies #90


love is in the air
Valentine's Day is next week (crazy, right??), but this outfit is more for Galentine's Day à la Parks and Rec. Perfect for going out or staying in with your bffs. Keeping it super festive with pinks, reds, and a phone cover saying "Love is in the air" in French. You can't forget something sparkly, and this collar necklace is gorgeous! (I actually have this necklace, and it's a-mazing!)

This outfit includes:
Cashmere Drapey Cardigan from Rebecca Taylor
Ponte Peplum Top from J.Crew Factory
Toothpick Jean in Miller Wash from J.Crew
Crossover Sling Back Flat from Zara
Sydney Mini Organizer from Fossil
Gold Crystal Mesh Collar Necklace from BaubleBar
"Love is in the air" iPhone 4/4s Case from J.Crew
Essie Polish in Splash of Grenadine from Ulta
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Tesoro from Sephora

Here's 16 reasons why you should celebrate Galentine's Day!

Both the collar necklace and Stila lipstick (which I have in Beso) are awesome.
Two thumbs up from me! Definitely check them out.

Have a great weekend!

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no fear


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