Wednesday, December 21, 2016


I feel like I am one of the rare people that actually like eggnog, and I grabbed it immediately at this grocery store once it officially became Christmas season {aka, the day after Thanksgiving}. I like it even without alcohol, and a little bit of cinnamon sprinkled on top. Homestead Creamery's eggnog is so delicious, and tastes homemade. I poured myself a glass after getting our tree this year, and I sense a new tradition in the works :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Holiday Hydration

As much as I love the holidays and this time of year, it can be tough on my skin; all of that sugar, alcohol {oops}, and colder weather usually leaves my skin in need of hydration. I recently tried a new product, and am officially in love with it - Herbivore's rose hibiscus face mist {buy here}. It keeps my skin feeling fresh and hydrated, and it smells amazing. This is my new lifesaver for the holidays and winter months :)

Monday, December 19, 2016

Holiday Glam

I love getting dressed up for the holidays! Although I normally wear a dress or skirt, this year for Christmas I decided to go for a fun top and slim-fitting black pants. I also love the idea of wearing non-traditional colors/accessories for the holidays, and some fun jewelry in pastel/blush shades is the perfect way to do it in my opinion {those earrings are amazing!}. Here is my take on holiday glam this year:

Holiday Glam

Smashbox eye shadow trio in "Screen Shot" via Sephora {here}
Johanna Ortiz one-shoulder ruffle shirt via Net-A-Porter {here}
Lulu Frost x Brides bracelet {here}
BaubleBar earrings {here}
Formula X nail polish in "Revved Up" via Sephora {here}
MSGM slim fit crepe trousers via {here}
Christian Louboutin heels via Nordstrom {here}
Lipstick Queen's "Jean Queen" via Net-A-Porter {here}

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Gifts that Give

I love shopping for Christmas gifts for friends and family, and I love it even more when I find gifts that give back in some way. Below are some items that give back in some way, and would make such sweet holiday gifts -especially have my eye on the earrings, leather clutch, and of course, the candle! 
Gifts that Give

Mali Mudcloth Makers pillow via The Little Market {here}
Prosperity Candle in "Holiday Spice" via The Little Market {here}
TOMS leather ankle booties {here}
FEED Projects leather clutch {here}
Wood Carvers of Kenya olive wood measuring spoons via The Little Market {here}
Manuela Ramos knit mittens via The Little Market {here}
Purpose Jewelry earrings {here}
Matr Boomie scallop frame via The Little Market {here}
FEED Projects + West Elm pot holder {here}
FEED Projects wine tote bag {here}
Manuela Ramos handmade Peruvian alpaca penguin via The Little Market {here}

Monday, December 12, 2016

Simple Seasonal

I love this time of year, and all of the festive decorating involved. I don't always love the overdone red-and-green-everything look, and didn't want to spend a fortune on new Christmas decor, so I tried something a little more simple. It started with Thanksgiving when I got white roses and branches of boxwood {my favorite!} in my favorite Target and Anthropologie vases. I loved the way they paired together, and it inspired me to use this look throughout the rest of the holiday season. The boxwood lasts forever, and the white roses keep it neutral and goes with everything. This, along with the Christmas decor we already had, has made our place feel festive without breaking the bank {or looking cliché}. I think simple and seasonal might be my go-to style for the holidays from now on :) 

Thursday, December 8, 2016

My Christmas Wish List

My Christmas wish lists have definitely changed over the years, and I really feel too old to even have one. I mostly think of things to ask for solely to help out family who ask what I'd like. Below is my wish list for this Christmas, which can be categorized by sparkly/holiday wear, home/kitchen, and a few random items like a darling pair of cat earrings and an art print from a restaurant that we went to in New Orleans on our honeymoon. Santa, here you go! :) 

My Christmas Wish List

Fire lace midi dress via Nordstrom {here}
Archer and Olive "Ring for Champagne" print via Scoutmob {here}
J.Crew Factory sequin t-shirt {here}
J.Crew reindeer socks {here}
Candlefish Three Month Library box {here}
Victoria's Secret flannel pajamas {here}
Quill and Fox "caroling cats" yuletide ornament via Anthropologie {here}
Nadia Castillo Designs New Orleans Commander's Palace print via Etsy {here}
Rifle Paper Co. citrus floral recipe box {here}
Hortense cat earrings {here}
Grove Street Press lagniappe oyster cards {here}
Art et Manufacture pie plate via Food52 {here}

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

$25 & Under: Gift Guide

I can't believe that this month is just flying by, and we need to have our Christmas shopping done relatively soon! Below is a $25 and under gift guide for this year; loving anything plaid, Christmas-related, and of course, a candle :) {$50 & Under Gift Guide here}:

$25 & Under: Gift Guide

"Adventures in Chicken" cookbook by Eva Kosmas Flores via Amazon {here}
Rewined rosé bar soap {here}
Gloria Hornby oyster print via Etsy {here}
Art et Manufacture porcelain moose ornament via Etsy {here}
NARS eyeshadow in "Parallax" {here}
Bourbon soaked toothpicks {here}
J.Crew Factory shearling foldovers slippers {here}
J.Crew Factory plaid scarf {here}
Catbird travel candle in "Kitten" {here}
Formula X City Chic nail polish set via Sephora {here}
Anthropologie moose bottle opener {here}

Friday, December 2, 2016

Friday, I'm In Love: December

Happy Friday! I am so excited to spend the weekend celebrating all things December; I foresee lots of Christmas movies, hot chocolate, balsam-scented candles, and a lot of snugging on the couch in pajamas with a knit blanket. Happy December, happy weekend!