Flowy Stripes

Flowy Stripes

Hello my darlings! I know, I am officially the worst about blogging but I am back and I’m going to try to be better! In exciting news, the website was having some issues but now is back to normal, so at least I can post now! I had talked about doing a giant round up of all of the red carpet looks so far from 2019, but I was not impressed with any of the looks from last night’s Grammy’s so I’ve decided to just skip it and to go back to regular programming.

Flowy Stripes

So I am obviously back in DC and let me tell you, winter is here haha! I am all about the layers right now and I’ve been wearing a lot of hats to stay warm! But, I finally invested in long underwear and I have no regrets. Maybe a little nerdy but it means that I can wear all of my fun flowy pants that aren’t always the warmest.

Flowy Stripes

As we know, I’ve never been able to say no to a flowy pant which definitely gets me in trouble. While I am not short, flowy pants can definitely overwhelm me sometimes so I always try and wear a little heel and keep the top half of my outfit fitted.

I am so in love with these pictures because it was about 15 degrees outside when we took them, but we went into the Botanical Gardens which were very warm!

Flowy Stripes

I feel a little like a slacker because I’ve already lived in DC for six months and I have not done near as much exploring as I should have. But I am trying to be better. The Botanical Gardens were a spur of the moment idea but I adored them and I can’t wait to go back!

Flowy Stripes

Hopefully I will have even more time to explore in 2019 and more opportunities to wear tons of flowy pants! Until next time, XO

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Hot Pink Wool

Hot Pink Wool

Happy 2019! I can’t believe it is already here, but I am so excited! 2018 definitely had some ups and downs but I can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store for me.

Hot Pink Wool

If you don’t subscribe to my newsletter, go check out my Insta stories to see the fabulous new addition to my family. I’m sure there will be lots about her in the future.

Hot Pink Wool

Anyways! For my first post of 2019, I thought we should talk about one of my all time favorite subjects…pink. I know I talk about pink a lot, but first of all, it is my favorite! And second of all, every time I wear something super pink like this, people always ask me how I incorporate it into my wardrobe. For me, it is second nature to add pink to any and every outfit. But, I know that is not as easy for everyone. So today We are going to do a quick run down on easy ways to wear hot pink.

Hot Pink Wool

My first tip? Don’t make it harder than it has to be! If you don’t want to mix tons of colors or patterns, then don’t! Wear a neutral. When in doubt, throwing on a fabulous black top or pants can give a look that extra chic vibe you were searching for. Pink also looks great with grey, brown, and white. Tan can sometimes be weird depending on the orange tones so maybe stay away from that to start.

The real key though is to be comfortable. If you don’t love your outfit, you won’t be confident in it and confidence is key when pulling off a new look. So don’t push yourself too far past your comfort zone. Stepping outside of the box is good. But make sure you are comfortable going there! Until next time, XO

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French Girl Vibes

French Girl Vibes

Ever since my first French class in kindergarten, I have idolized French women and their style. Now, while it is not necessarily my style, because I love accessories and color way too much, that doesn’t mean I don’t aspire to it.

French Girl Vibes

Some how, no matter what the situation is, they always manage to look chic and put together. That is always my goal and sometimes it is hard, but it is fun to aspire to.

French Girl Vibes

The epitome of French style to me has always been the beret. As we know, I adore hats, but have never felt like I could pull off a beret. For Christmas, my family gave me this fabulous pink one and I am already in love and can’t wait to find a million ways to style it! Until next time, XO

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Neon for Days

Neon for Days

Hello lovelies! I hope you are having a wonderful weeks so far…I certainly am. It has been filled with family and food for me, which is just how I like it.

Neon for Days

Do y’all get that urge when you get presents (especially if they are clothes or accessories) to wear them all at the same time? I am definitely that person and my family has started giving me gifts to reflect that.

Neon for Days

My mom now gives me outfits or pieces that look good together instead of just random pieces that I will wear together even if they don’t look good together at all!

When I opened this box though, I was shocked! My mom’s style is definitely quieter than mine and I wasn’t sure about this outfit. But, of course, I’m in love.

Neon for Days

Sometimes an outfit is too crazy, and sometimes it’s just crazy enough. This one is definitely the latter! Until next time, XO.

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White on White

White on White

Winter white is one of my favorite trends and I especially love mixing different shades of white this time of year.

White on White

I think the key when wearing a lot of white, the key is to add some darker pops so that you first of all don’t blend into the snow (if you are lucky enough to have any) and second of all aren’t completely washed out.

White on White

A sweater like this is perfect because it already has the navy stripes. You can easily add another dark under layer like this navy turtleneck and dark shoes. Plus, it’s not pure white but more of a cream which is a nice contrast.

As always, I like to add some jewels and with all white, you can easily add some color with your jewelry or just some fabulous sparkles!

Of course, I can never leave an outfit without adding a little a little color. And right now, I always want to add a fun lip. I love this color because it is not too orange or pink and goes great with almost everything. Until next time, XO

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Color Combo: Burgundy and Pink

Color Combo: Burgundy and Pink

Hello! Happy Friday! How was your week been? Mine has seemed to be busy with all of the traveling, but these last couple of days have been very nice and relaxing. Plus, as I’m sure all of you on the east coast are experiencing, it was nice and warm today!

Color Combo: Burgundy and Pink

I will be the first to admit that trying a new color combination is scary. But, I have a couple tips to make sure you can experiment with colors in your own wardrobe! First thing before you do anything though, is make sure you look good in the colors. I love yellow and orange, but they are not great colors for me so even if I want to mix them, I typically avoid them. That way, I know that I whatever I am wearing will actually look good on me.

Color Combo: Burgundy and Pink

Once you have figured out what colors look good on you, the next step is deciding what colors to mix. I always find this easier when I am obsessed with the colors. Burgundy and pink are my two favorite colors in general so mixing them has always seemed like an easy transition.

Color Combo: Burgundy and Pink

This can all seem rather daunting, but the thing I have found most helpful is actually seeing your clothes. This year instead of organizing my closet by style then by color, I just organized by color. I have found so many new combinations! No matter how you do it, sometimes mixing up how your closet is organized is just what your wardrobe needs. Until next time, XO

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Cozy for the Holidays

Cozy for the Holidays

Hello everybody! No excuses, I have been absolutely terrible about blogging as of late. I always promise myself that I am going to post more consistently and be better, but sometimes it just doesn’t happen. So here’s to hoping I can keep it up this time!

Cozy for the Holidays

Anyways, I am officially done with my first semester of grad school! I can’t believe it is going so fast, but I am having an absolute blast so far. DC is amazing and I love being able to do what I am passionate about everyday.

Cozy for the Holidays

Now, that I am home on break, I am in full swing for the holidays and nothing screams holiday to me like red and green flannel. However, as much as I want to be festive, I never want to go overboard.

Cozy for the Holidays

My favorite mustard sweater was just the thing to take this look from overly festive to winter cozy. I don’t normally wear a lot of mustard or red for that matter as neither are my favorite color. Together though, they are magical.

Cozy for the Holidays

This sweater was perfect for my cozy first day home! I will hopefully be back on here before you know it and stay tuned for some very exciting news coming up! Until next time, XO

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Stripes at the Fireside

Stripes at the Fireside

Hello all! As usual, I am the worst about updating the blog, but I am actually working on rebranding so exciting changes on the horizon and lots and lots of new blog posts. 

Stripes at the Fireside

But…Happy belated Thanksgiving! If you have been following me for a while, you know that Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. I love that there are no expectations and it’s all about the food. 

Stripes at the Fireside

In addition to Thanksgiving, I love when it’s cold enough to bundle up in front of the fire. I mean what’s not to love about cozy layers, the fire, and Mariah Carey Christmas music?

Stripes at the Fireside

On that note though, I have to head to work. I hope your week isn’t too hectic after the holiday and enjoy those layers! Until next time, XO

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A Weekend in DC

 A Weekend in DC

I know I haven’t lived here very long (so there are definitely more things I would add to this list), but Kate came to visit me this weekend and we had a fabulous time and I wanted to share some of our finds with you! 

A Weekend in DC

On Friday for dinner, we went to Hen Quarter. Let me tell you this was all of my Southern girl food dreams! I would highly recommend the biscuits, fried chicken, mashed sweet potatoes, and Brussel sprouts! It was all so good and the vibe was very cool. The food was so good, we didn’t even order dessert…I know, shocking. 

A Weekend in DC
Some of the best grits I’ve ever had

Saturday was our museum day. We started with a big breakfast at Bus Boys and Poets. I love this place because it is a restaurant and bookstore combined. They also have some of the best grits I have ever had. Of course the first museum we went to was the National Gallery (one of my favorites) and then we went to the Spy Museum. I hadn’t been to the Spy Museum since I was a kid, but it was so fun! We ended the day at a Mexican restaurant called Mission that has a wonderful happy hour and is conveniently right across the street from my favorite bookstore, Kramerbooks and Afterwords so of course we stoped in! 

A Weekend in DC
Morning options at Firehook

Sunday started off slow with a yummy breakfast at Firehook. I highly recommend the seven layer bars and the chai latte! We then wandered around 14th St. This area is not too far from my apartment, but I had yet to explore it. It is a wonderful area to wander around and has some great shops and food options that I can’t wait to explore further! We ended the day at a fun sports bar called Nellie’s. Different than your typical sports bar, but so fun! 

A Weekend in DC

I had such a wonderful time this weekend hanging out with Kate and getting to explore a little bit more in my new city! Until next time, XO 

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Mustard Chunky Knit

Mustard Chunky Knit

Hello my darlings! I am going to keep this post short and sweet because I think the fabulousness of this sweeter speaks for itself and I need to go to bed soon! 

Mustard Chunky Knit

But, I did want to show y’all this beautiful sweater that I just picked up. It is incredibly cozy and warm, but cute enough that you can definitely still wear it to work or just casually hanging out. 

Mustard Chunky Knit

As much as I love this color, it is one of only two pieces I have in my wardrobe! So definitely something for me to start working on! 

Mustard Chunky Knit

Also, I just color coded by wardrobe (it looks like a piece of art and I would definitely recommend) which made it so easy to see that I could definitely use more mustard! 

Mustard Chunky Knit

Now that it is starting to get chilly here, I am all about the cozy sweaters. Y’all know how cold I get and there is nothing like a soft sweater when I am in the office or at school. 

Mustard Chunky Knit

That is all for now, but I hope your weekend has been wonderful and you have a great week! Until next time, XO

P.S. Anthropologie doesn’t have my sweater on their website even though I only got it last weekend! Check your local store and I also linked some similar ones and some ones I love below! 

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