Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Favorite Text Received Today

"I'm wearing boots. And I now own two pair. And a cool green scarf from India, which is funny because I'm recently obsessed with Confessions of a Shopaholic, which I feel is your fault somehow." - Em

I feel like this should serve as a testimonial of my fantastic fashionable influence. Haha, not really...but I am happy to take all the blame for a girl's new found love of boots and Shopaholic. Thank you very much!

aka, the REAL Girl in the Green Scarf ;)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Eve Dress

A few days before Christmas Eve, I was out searching for the last couple gifts when I happened upon an amazing sale at The Gap. Yes, I'm a last minute shopper...but it's only because I get too excited about the gifts I buy and want to tell the ones receiving them right away. Basically, I don't like to keep the secret, so I delay my shopping!

Anyway, Gap drew me in with their cute window displays, and I happily found out soon after that EVERYTHING in the store was 50% off until noon. So even though I was supposed to be buying for other people, I bought myself a bunch of new clothes--including the gorgeous dress I'm wearing in these pictures.

I also snagged two pairs of City Flats (in black and camel), which I have been wanting ever since I heard about them. These cute little shoes are great for girls living in big cities, with working commutes that involve a lot of walking, because the flats are designed to fold into a bag. The idea is to stylishly and comfortably conquer the commute wearing them and save the trendy pumps for the office.

The sale seriously came just in time for Christmas Eve. Every year, there is a lovely candlelight service at my church, and, this year, I wanted to dress in something extra pretty for the celebration of Jesus' birth!

After church, I went with my family to my grandparents' home for a light dinner and gift exchange. I was so glad to see the fireplace lit when we arrived. My oh my, it's cold outside right now! It's so smart of me to be wearing sleeveless dresses, right? 

In other news, my hair is getting SO long, and I'm really starting to notice it in pictures lately. Even though I need a trim, I'm definitely a fan of the length!

Overall, it's been a really wonderful past few days. Christmas day was filled with family time, Christmas movies, delicious food, and lovely gifts. I really am so blessed to have a family that loves and supports me no matter what. Couldn't ask for better!

What I Wore:
* Dress - $35 - Gap
* Cardi - under $20 - Target
* Tights - FREE - my grandma's closet
* City Flats - $20 - Gap
* Vintage Burgundy Purse - FREE - my grandma's closet
* Headband - under $5 - ULTA


Saturday, December 25, 2010

It's December 25!

Enjoy this beautiful day of giving!
Put on a pretty outfit, spend time with your loved ones, drink something warm, eat LOTS of food, and be thankful for life and love. It's not all about the gifts, but DO enjoy receiving too!

Merry Christmas lovelies!

Stylishly yours,

"It is the night of our dear Savior's birth!"

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Secret's Out!!

A few months ago, N.E.E.T. Magazine's editor asked me to be a part of a TOP SECRET book project to celebrate the mag's fifth anniversary this December. I couldn't NOT be a part of a project as VIP as that, so I jumped on board.

Well, the book is officially available for sale, and it's just as beautiful and "n.e.e.t." as you'd expect! I'm one of the five N.E.E.T. writers and had the honor of interviewing some of the best indie designers around. You'll have to buy yourself a copy, so you can admire this gem of a book in real life. I can't wait to get my hands on one!

Read more about the new book here!

Happy 5th Birthday N.E.E.T. Magazine!


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Pictorial Ode to Fall

Fall is almost on its way out...oh my, oh my! I'm always sad when fall comes to an end. For a brief time (not long enough), the weather is perfect, the leaves are colorful, and the fashion is just right. I love that sweetness and little chill in the air, which is more than bearable with a bright cardi or lightweight trench.

With it being December, it's time to say goodbye to fall weather. Winter is quickly on its way, bringing in beautiful coats, warm boots, lovely hats, knitted scarves, and leather gloves. It'll be great, really it will. I just have a special place in my heart for fall and hate to see it go so soon!

What I Wore:
* Tunic/Dress - under $20 - Forever 21
* Boyfriend Cardigan - under $15 - NY & Co.
* Jeggings - under $25 - Pac Sun
* Tall Boots - $50 - local boutique
* Scarf - FREE - gift from my sister (London street market)
* Leaf Earrings - $4.80 - Forever 21
* Vintage Purse - $5 - thrifted


P.S. Enjoy a pretty little video with fall scenery from A Fine Frenzy: