Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thankful


For the past month, I have been thinking about everything I am thankful for. For some reason I felt there had to be something profound, something extravagant, if you will. But I realized when it comes to being grateful, it is usually the simplest of things that mean the most. I am thankful for a roof over my head, for my job, and for all the wonderful people in my life. My friends and family are my greatest gift and for them I am the most thankful. 
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Lumberjack Chic


When the brisk weather arrives, the plaid and gingham comes out to play. I have always loved plaid, but my obsession really took flight when I purchased a red coat (shown above) from Old Navy. It is so cozy it feels like I'm wearing a blanket. Added bonus, it was 50% off when I bought it! I have quite the plaid scarf collection, but I have been on the look out for a plaid shirt dress. I love the contrasting colors and tied waist of the shirt dress above. Maybe I will find one during my Black Friday shopping adventure! 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Weekly Spread for November 21st-27th


Happy Tuesday ! Happy Thanksgiving Week! Happy Gilmore Girls Week! What a week it's going to be! I have been saving this kit especially for Thanksgiving. I love the girl with the coffee cup and the floral and striped backgrounds. I am really looking forward to spending time with my family and friends and having a long weekend. It is much needed. I hope everyone has a great week!



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Monday, November 21, 2016

Best Dressed: AMAs 2016

Last night the 2016 AMAs took place. Selena Gomez made her first public appearance since August and gave a moving speech about rebuilding ones self. Twenty One Pilots won and Gigi Hadid was a pretty funny host. And, of course, there were some stunners on the red carpet. Here are my three favorite looks.

Gigi looking angelic in a white lace number.

Hailee Steinfeld shined in this green glitter romper. Loving the cape.

Zoe Saldana looked edgy in this sequined off the shoulder top paired with sleek black pants.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Shades of Sienna


Last week, I focused on the merlot items I have been loving. This week, it's all about sienna. Without even realizing it, I picked up a few pieces for fall that all were in a burnt orange color scheme. My first purchase was a long sweater from Forever 21 that I picked up at the end of the summer. Next came a velvet like top from Kohl's followed by a sleeveless dress also found at Kohl's. Now, I catch myself gravitating to everything in that shade. I recently picked up the cutest Aztec print Carly dress from a LuLaRoe pop up. (Look for a post about that experience soon!) I love the chunky knit sweater shown above and I may or may not be keeping my eyes peeled for a similar piece.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Rose Gold Locks


I came across this hair trend last week and I cannot stop thinking about it! I would love to dye the ends of my hair this beautiful rose gold color. I have heard it can be a lot to maintain, but I am so tempted! I saw that Sally Beauty sells a temporary dye that washes out after two shampoos. That would be a great way to test the waters of this hair trend. But, I would still have to lighten the pieces I want to color rose gold. Hmmm! Decisions! 
What do you think of this hair trend?

Monday, November 14, 2016

Weekly Spread: November 14th-20th


This spread is in honor of the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life that comes out in 11 days! I love this kit! It has marble and coffee, what more do I need! Hope you have a wonderful week!



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Gilmore Girls Countdown: Little Letters Paperie


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Leg (Warmers) For Days


Leg Warmers are making a big comeback... in my wardrobe!
Last night, my roomie and I went on a impromptu shopping spree. I picked up an incredible jacket and three pairs of leg warmers. Yes, three. One in beige, one in black and one in burgundy. I have had leg warmers on the brain for a few weeks now. We stopped at Target where I picked up this great over the knee pair in oatmeal. Then we hit up Marshalls where I found the holy grail of leg warmers from $5-$7! I plan on pairing leg warmers with just about everything.  Leggins with boots and skirts, jeans and boots, and, of course, leggings and boots! They add such a fun pop of texture and color.
What are you adding to your fall wardrobe?

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

On Repeat



Whether I am getting ready for work in the morning or grabbing a coffee with a friend over the weekend, I have found myself reaching for the same items. Before the weather even warranted sweaters, I stocked up on long cardigans. I have about five in rotation right now. Some solid, some with patterns, all comfy and cozy. I like to pair the cardigans with leggings (weekends) or jeans (work), and my favorite over the knee boots for a laid back and stylish look. Little extras to complete the look have been a tassel necklace I picked up on sale at Target, my favorite lipstick from NYX, Root Beer Float, and the most comfortable black bralette from Aerie. Which items have you been wearing on repeat?

Monday, November 7, 2016

Simple Apple Crisp


With an abundance of apples from a trip to a local farm, I had to find a recipe that would call for a handful of apples. I decided on a quick and simple Apple Crisp recipe from Betty Crocker. With only twenty minutes of prep and 45 minutes in the oven, this is a treat I can make in no time and is the perfect plate to bring to any party. Served fresh out of the oven or cold, this apple dessert is delicious.




You'll Need:

  • 4 medium cooking apples (such as Rome Beauty, Granny Smith or Greening)
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup water 
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine or butter, soft enough to spread
  • Ice cream, if you like.
Directions:


1. Heat the oven to 375ยบ. 

2. Peal and Cut the apples into thin slices. Put apple slices in the pan.

3. Put the brown sugar and cinnamon in the small bowl. Stir until mixed. Sprinkle sugar mixture over apples. Pour the water over apples. Mix it all together.

4. Put the flour, granulated sugar and butter in the medium bowl. Mix with your hands until the mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle crumbly mixture over apples.

5. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until apples are soft and topping is golden brown. Cool for 10 minutes on the wire cooling rack.

6. Serve with ice cream or the whipped cream. Enjoy!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Having a Merlot Moment


I have been loving deep wine reds for fall. Its such a beautiful color. Just the other day I purchased my dream shoe in the most unlikely of places, K Mart, and now I want everything I see in burgundy! From statement necklaces to wool hats, gimme it all!
What color are you loving right now?

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Best Dressed: CMA Awards 2016

Last night, was an incredible night for country music. The 50th CMA Awards were held last night in Nashville and all the greatest country artists over the year were honored. The performances were incredible, Carrie and Brad were pretty funny, and everyone was dressed to impress! Beyonce even made a special appearance! Here are my top 5 favorite red carpet looks of the night.

 One of Carrie Underwoood's many incredible outfits! See more here.

 Jennifer Nettles in a red show stopper.

 Kelsea Ballerini looking sweet in this floral gown.

 Maddie & Tay rocking a vampy beauty look. 

Maren Morris in a glittery gown.
Photos from People.com

Wednesday, November 2, 2016