Friday, November 30, 2012

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday everyone! I hope that you all had a wonderful week. It's hard to believe that another week has flown by and there is only one week and one day left of classes this semester. I thought I would leave you with a couple of fabulous photos that I have come across as well as a few links. 

I read this article the other day in the New York Times... its on doctors now charging membership fees to their practice instead of dealing with insurance 

I found this recipe on Pinterest the other day and thought it looked to good not to try

I've been loving these holiday gift guides... I've gotten a lot of great ideas!  

Enjoy, have a wonderful weekend! xox

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Holiday Spirit

The countdown begins... Christmas will be here before we know it so I thought I would share some simple ideas that I have come across to decorate ahead of time. Christmas is my favorite holiday of the year because of all of the fun preparations that take place, the decorating, songs, festive food and drinks and wardrobe transition. What is your favorite part of the holiday season? 

Loving the peppermint candies in the classic silver mugs.

Warm drinks... 

Creative wrapping and natural too!

Loving this... such a good idea to tie holiday cards to garland in your doorways. 

Have a wonderful day! xox

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Coral Corduroys

Ever since I got my pair of coral corduroys I have become obsessed with wearing them. They add such a fun pop of color to any outfit. At first I wasn't sure what to wear with them but plain white t-shirts and jean shirts have done the trick. Here are some other inspirations that I might end up trying. 

Love the cable-knit sweater with the leopard print accents!! 

Simple print adds a little bit of pattern.

The blazer adds an element of sophistication.

What a sleek combination... love the jacket!

And my combination... {its completely J.Crew! hehe}
J.Crew Chambray top, 
J.Crew Coral Toothpick Corduroys,
 J.Crew Black and Gold Mini Heel
 and of course some colorful jewels

Monday, November 26, 2012

Holiday Recap & Monday's Motivation

This is so adorable... I love this! 

This holiday break was filled with fun, good food and fabulous company! It was great to be home and good to catch up with family and friends. Here are some photos that recap these past few days.

Thanksgiving Day... great food, and good fun with my immediate family!

Macy's Day Parade on TV in the morning 
{its a personal tradition that I adore watching the parade on tv every year}

In the afternoon... before the feasting began we stacked wood for the winter.

After the feast, we had desert... {I'm not a desert lover, I prefer fruit but the pound cake was pretty good}

Black Friday Festivities

Obsessed with the Longchamp store... how cool is this rainbow wall?

An afternoon break at Le Pain Quotidien and then to Lilly to get one of my sister's Christmas gifts. 

We had a dinner at one of my friend's houses on Friday night... it was good to see everyone for the first time in three months! Tons of fun and laughs. 

 Saturday Reminiscing
Played field hockey for the first time in 2 years... there was an alumni game at my high school and we got to play the current Varsity team {so I got to play against my sis}. It was so nice to catch up with people in my grade that I haven't seen in a while too. Our team colors were black and yellow so I tried to be spirited with the yellow tie-dye socks and school top. 

We both love the sport soooo much. After playing again today {although it was exhausting} I still miss it so much. 

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! xox

Friday, November 23, 2012


Hope everyone had an amazing holiday yesterday and enjoyed some great food with all of your friends and family! In addition, I hope that you are all getting some great bargains today with your Black Friday shopping and are getting some of your holiday shopping complete ahead of time. My family and I are going shopping this afternoon to see what we will find. In the meantime, I have been organizing all of the photos that I have kept on my computer and came across what I am calling a collection of bunny photos that I thought I would share with all of you {they are simply too cute not to}. 

How adorable is this guy!?

Such a chic resting spot!

Ummm... adorable.

Looks so cozy. 

Such a pretty illustration. 

Have a wonderful day. xoxo

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope that you are all able to spend some quality time with your friends and family over these next few days. I have a break for a few days to be able to catch up with some old high school friends and see my parents, sister and grandparents, something that I am thankful to be doing. Hope you all have some great things planned for the holiday weekend! 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

AMA Best Dressed

I took some time off from doing work the other night and watched a little bit the of the American Music Awards... so many extremely talented artists out there! So many of them are also extremely fashion savvy and I loved many of the outfits on the red carpet. Here are some favorites...

Enjoy! xox

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Loving or Leaving Leather?

It seems like the leather craze is back in for this upcoming winter season and I'm not 100% sure how I feel about the fad especially the leather pant of legging. Initially I was completely against the trend but after seeing so many stylish ladies dress to perfection I am seeing more and more possibilities come to life. All of the outfits that I am drawn to involve black leather skinnies paired with black or grey or other dark colors. They must be skinnies and I think I like the legging version even better than the regular pant.  What do you think of the leather trend? 

Loving the sleek leather with the slouchy sweater.

Leather on leather... loving this jacket!

Classic black leather with black blazer.

Another classic combo...

Black with black with black... and it looks so chic! 

Enjoy! xox

Monday, November 19, 2012


Simply put, I was dragged into drama this weekend that reminded me of being back in middle school. Petty, unnecessary drama that left my usually positive self not so peppy... but I have realized two important things... 
1. People that breed drama are those that you should be cautious around
2. What goes around, comes around and everything happens for a reason. 

Some words of wisdom from me! xox

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Almost there!

Hope everyone has had a good week so far. I am done with one test and have one to go. Hopefully tomorrow afternoon I will have some time to rest... If only I it was in one of these fabulous areas instead of my little dorm room (my room is pretty chic though if I do say so myself)! 

Enjoy! Have a wonderful day! xox

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Love This

Wear sunscreen.
If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now.
Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they've faded. But trust me, in 20 years, you'll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine.
Don't worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4pm on some idle Tuesday.
Do one thing every day that scares you.
Don't be reckless with other people's hearts. Don't put up with people who are reckless with yours.
Don't waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you're ahead, sometimes you're behind. The race is long and, in the end, it's only with yourself.
Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how.
Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements.
Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't.
Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees. You'll miss them when they're gone.
Maybe you'll marry, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll have children, maybe you won't. Maybe you'll divorce at 40, maybe you'll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don't congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody else's.
Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don't be afraid of it or of what other people think of it. It's the greatest instrument you'll ever own.
Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.
Read the directions, even if you don't follow them.
Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly.
Get to know your parents. You never know when they'll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings. They're your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future.
Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.
Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft. Travel.
Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise. Politicians will philander. You, too, will get old. And when you do, you'll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.
Respect your elders.
Don't expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund. Maybe you'll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either one might run out.
Don't mess too much with your hair or by the time you're 40 it will look 85.
Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it's worth.
But trust me on the sunscreen.

Monday, November 12, 2012

This Week

Hello everyone. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Today's post is to inform you that this week I might be posting very sporadically or not at all. In addition to having a cold and losing my voice, I have two lab reports, two tests, two quizzes and an essay due. While my blog is usually my outlet, this week I can't dedicate much time to it at all. I will be back before you know it, hopefully feeling a little bit better as well! 


Friday, November 9, 2012

Friday's Favorites

T.G.I.F... this week was pretty crazy. Between the many big assignments I had to do, the ridiculous weather and a lack of motivation, I am so happy this week is finally over. This weekend is going to be filled with a lot of homework, I have two tests, two lab reports and two quizzes next week! It's time to breathe a sigh of relief for a bit today and enjoy some time away from work. 

Wouldn't this have been nice to crawl into during the snow?! 

What a stunning store! 

Love this deep dark library, so studious! 

How fun would it be to have a bedroom like this as a child... talk about being a prince of princess!

Love the contrast of black white and silver.. looks so sleek yet cozy! 

Enjoy! xox

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Places to See

One of my favorite things to do, besides spending time with family and friends is travel... I've been fortunate enough to travel around the country and world a little bit but after going to Rome this summer I think the travel bug got even worse! I've been adding to my "go to" and "must see" lists ever since. 

Lake Louise, Canada


Lake Como, Italy

Lastly, Central Park in New York City. I can't tell you how many times I have been to NY and I've never been to Central Park. I think over winter break I am going to take a chilly stroll through the park. 

Where would you like to travel next?