Friday, November 30, 2012

Weekend Links

"Everyone had a Day One. A Day One of their first yoga class, a Day One of their being single again, a Day One at their new job. No matter how weird or self-conscious you feel, any type of Day One you are having, other people have also had and gotten through. And after Day One, usually comes a much easier, less worrisome Day Two."

- Molly Ford

Seven lies we have to stop telling our friends.

A super cozy, boyish throw. I think it would be a cute gift for boyfriends or brothers!

Seriously, this is the cutest watch

These splattered coasters are on my winter to-do list!

I'm unabashedly obsessed with all things salted caramel and these brownies look incredible.

Have a lovely weekend! XOXO!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Life Lately

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Just A Thought


“There’s no such thing as a creative type. I think people need to be reminded that creativity is a verb; a very time-consuming verb. It’s about taking an idea in your head and transforming that idea into something real. And that’s always going to be a long and difficult process. If you’re doing it right, it’s going to feel like work.”
-Milton Glaser

Monday, November 26, 2012

Dark Lips

Deep, dark lips has been one of the biggest trends on the runways and the red carpet as the weather has gotten cooler. It's definitely a bold statement look. But for all the pictures and posts I've seen about it, I have yet to see a dark lip in person!

I think there are two ways to pull this off. First, embrace the vamp-y side of the look and wear a kitten eye and blush. Second, go au-naturale except the lip. I'm leaning towards trying the second version. Would wear a dark lip?

Friday, November 23, 2012

Gift Guide: Hers (Part 1)

Now that Thanksgiving has passed, it's officially time to begin holiday shopping! This is, of course, assuming you didn't brave Black Friday shopping this morning and cross everyone off your list!

If you're shopping for sisters, girl friends, aunts or any ladies in your life here are a few ideas!

1. Stationary ($7-$20)

Everyone needs stationary (especially after Christmas for writing thank you notes)! This one's from Anthropologie but you can also find some super cute ones on Etsy or Papyrus!

2. Love Letters of Great Men ($30)

These letters are so sweet and interesting! It's available on Amazon.

3. Striped Boatneck Tee ($10-$90)

This is the perfect shirt! I waited to buy one because I thought they'd be a passing trend, but it appears that it has some staying power. It's chic on its own or layered with a scarf or coat! You can find one at Lands' End, J.Crew or Old Navy.

More to come soon! Happy shopping today!

Monday, November 19, 2012


I have some exciting news! I'm moving in just a few weeks! I'll be moving into a house and I'm so excited to have a kitchen and do a little bit of decorating!

I'm seriously considering making a pallet bed...

Has anyone done it? What do you think? Eeeek! I'm super excited!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Getting Ready for the Weekend

The weather has finally turned here and I'm looking forward to wearing tights and ankle boots and lots of layers this weekend!

I have to (frantically) study Spanish this weekend, but I'm hoping to make a really yummy breakfast tomorrow morning! I've been craving breakfast sandwiches and cocoa all week! And if I can manage to squeeze it in, I've been planning a little art project for quite a while. More on that later! 

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Neutral Nesting

 I love the idea of decorating mainly in a few colors, it's so chic and calming!

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Jean Jacket + Leather Jacket

Here's how I layered a jean jacket! The combination kept me nice and warm and felt very unfussy and cool!

Have a lovely Tuesday! Stay warm!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Cold Weather Inspiration

Lately, I've been seeing lots of people (gentleman and ladies!) layering jean jackets. It's a brilliant way to take the chambray look into the colder months! As an added bonus, it's a great way to stay cozy, which is really important if you're anything like me!

So, would you try layering a jean jacket? I'd like to give it a try but I'm going to have to play around with the look before I wear it!

Happy Monday!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Weekend Links

Cornmeal Ham & Cheese Waffles sound like the perfect way to begin a Sunday morning, and the recipe is from not martha so you know it's incredible!

If you're a little anxious like me, this is a quick way to put a smile on your face and halt worrying!

I know I'm about five years late on this trend, but after seeing these I really want to make a mood board!

If you wear lipstick these really are some great tricks to know (I used the first one at dinner last night)!

I love soups, and now that the weather is cooling off a bit it seems like a perfect time to put some special Chicken Soup on the stove!

If you're an ardent reader this website will make you chuckle!

I hope you have a wonderful Sunday! I'm off to get some waffles for brunch and then work on some homework and internship applications for the day!

Friday, November 9, 2012

It's Friday

"Nothing is as potentially disastrous or chic as leopard print and I think we all appreciate that delicate balance."

-Rumi Neely

I hope you have lots of fun plans for the weekend! I'll be installing an art exhibit, watching my friends get their Aggie rings and throwing a birthday party for a few friends! Hopefully there will be time to squeeze in a few naps and some studying!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Mini Fishtail Braid

As I mentioned earlier, I'm trying to expand my hair style repertoire. I decided to dip my toes into the fancy braiding styles with the fishtail braid! After watching several tutorials, and taking a deep breath here's how it turned out...

Here's what I did...

1. I have stick straight hair, so the day before I wore it in a braid. Then, that night I just barely dampened my hair, re-braided it as tightly as I could and slept on it.

2. Pull the sides back, like you would for a regular half-up style and smooth the top and sides (that's really important because it will get big, unattractive bumps if you don't). Then start fishtailing!

3. For a fishtail, separate the sides you pulled pack into two pieces. First, take a small piece from the outer edge of the left piece and bring it over to the center of the right piece. Next, take a small piece from the outer edge of the right piece and bring it over to the center of the left piece. Repeat until you have a fishtail! You could do all the way down or even your whole head (see below)!

4. I gave the top of my head a quick spritz of hairspray and ran my fingers though it, partly to fix the little bumps and partly to give the style a more careless feel.

And you're done! 

As I mentioned before, I love the Luxy Hair Youtube Channel! This is their wonderful video tutorial for this style! 

Happy hair day!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Under the Weather Browsing

I've been fighting off a cold for the past week so I apologize for the sporadic posting! While I've been sipping tea and hot chocolate here's are the goodies I've turned up!

This is an interesting look at how trends happen!

If you're anything like me and tend to go a little overboard when you get a camera in your hands, here's what to do when your photos are a little lack-luster.

After gushing about how brilliant this was, my friends all told me that BBQ chicken nachos are a thing. But if you want to make them at home, here's a recipe.

Happy Monday!