What I really want for Christmas

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

In years past, I don't think I've had an exact list of things I actually wanted/needed but this year I've really honed in on what is needed and missing in my life. Here's what's on my short list. They are all based on things I will actually use every day and know won't be wasteful. I'm pretty sure if you live  a life where comfort and simplifying daily life are important, you would be happy if some of these things showed up under your tree too.


Smash and Tess Romper: I have one of these from Andrew last year and wear the absolute heck out of it. It's amazingly comfortable and just the best. I have my eye on the navy short sleeve one.

Dyson Hair Dryer: What else can I say, sometimes you just want a flashy piece of technology. Ive heard nothing but good things from friends who have them and I appreciate the technology behind them. I'm also all for anything that will do less damage to my hair!

Dyson cordless vacuum: As a person who loves to clean, I really hate to vacuum because I have to have the cord all over so to not have a cord is a game changer. This one even turns into a smaller hand-held option too so I can take it out to my car.

Yeti cup: Keeps your cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot for the WHOLE DAY! I love ice cold water so this seems dreamy. Also lots of room for coffee first and it comes in pink!

Microblading touch up: Microblading is pretty much the only cosmetic procedure I've ever done to my face and I'm so glad I did. It looks so natural and makes a huge impact and lasts for the whole year, if not more. I need a tiny touch up but  I think I can hold out a little bit longer. When I do go back, this is where I go.

Lake Pajamas: Guys. These are THE BEST! I refer to them as the best things that have happened to my adult life. They are amazingly comfortable pajamas and my favorite part is that they come in long lengths (like 35 inch inseam long!!) and super classic colors and stripe patterns. these would make the best gift for a mom. They aren't cheap but they are  so worth it IMO.

Someone to paint/wallpaper my bathrooms: This one can't be bought in a store so maybe if I just leave this hint here maybe Santa will come visit with a paint brush or a few rolls of wallpaper in hand.

Magnetic train set for Athena: I don't like alot of toys in our house and I really don't think Athena needs a bunch of crap in our house to play with. She has a great imagination so I only like getting her toys I really know she will play with. This girl loves a train so I would love to get her one of those old school wooden train track sets with the magnetic cars. If you know of a good one, let me know!


Paper Bag Waist Pants

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

The daily edited circle bag, paper bag waist pants, striped sweater, cheetah loafers

The daily edited circle bag, paper bag waist pants, striped sweater, cheetah loafers

The daily edited circle bag, paper bag waist pants, striped sweater, cheetah loafers

The daily edited circle bag, paper bag waist pants, striped sweater, cheetah loafers

The daily edited circle bag, paper bag waist pants, striped sweater, cheetah loafers

The daily edited circle bag, paper bag waist pants, striped sweater, cheetah loafers
Pants // Circle bag // Sweater // Sunglasses (old Loft) // Loafers (old Banana Republic but these totally remind me of them)

Paper bag waist pants are one of those trendy pieces that I thought for a long time wouldn't work for me and my straight waistline (straigh-ish from hip to waist) and  I wanted a pair that worked on my body type and these ones from H&M have elastic on the back so they are comfortable but look like dressy tailored work pants. These pants come in solids too so if the subtle check print isn't your thing they have 4 other colors to pick from. Also they are just under 30!

So what are your thoughts on this trend? Are you into the paper-bag waist or is it too trendy for you?



Overalls for the Holidays

Monday, December 3, 2018

black denim overalls, holiday look, black sock booties, blair eadie pearl beret, rebecca minkoff love crossbody

black denim overalls, holiday look, black sock booties, blair eadie pearl beret, rebecca minkoff love crossbody

black denim overalls, holiday look, black sock booties, blair eadie pearl beret, rebecca minkoff love crossbody

black denim overalls, holiday look, black sock booties, blair eadie pearl beret, rebecca minkoff love crossbody

black denim overalls, holiday look, black sock booties, blair eadie pearl beret, rebecca minkoff love crossbody

This is my kind of perfect outfit. If I'm not in a dress I'm usually in overalls or jumpsuit of some sort. This combo of black dressy overalls and a satiny puff sleeve top make the whole look kind of dressy. pair if with an embellished beret (because every outfit looks cooler with a beret!) and a chic bag and you've got yourself a holiday look that's not too dressy.


Wide Leg Crop Pants Trend

Friday, November 16, 2018

red hair, wide leg crop pants, sweater blazer j. crew factory, black mule loafers

red hair, wide leg crop pants, sweater blazer j. crew factory, black mule loafers

red hair, wide leg crop pants, sweater blazer j. crew factory, black mule loafers
Blazer // Pants // Mules // Bag // Tee

I was pretty skeptical of the whole wide leg pants trend at first but I was determined to find a pair that I liked and didn't make me look silly. To my surprise I've actually found two pairs. This velvety navy corduroy one here is just $29, super stretchy and comfy and surprisingly well made for the price. The second pair I found are these rust colored ones that I would have never expected to love but I do. Both pairs are on heavy rotation at work.

So are you on board with the wide leg crop pants? Or are your ankles hibernating already? I'm digging the 70's vive they make me feel and wearing them with booties too.




The Perfect Plaid Blazer

Thursday, November 15, 2018



Feminine plaid blazer, Dagne Dover Petite tote poppy, red hair bob, rose gold felize loafers m. Gemi

Feminine plaid blazer, Dagne Dover Petite tote poppy, red hair bob, rose gold felize loafers m. Gemi


Feminine plaid blazer, Dagne Dover Petite tote poppy, red hair bob, rose gold felize loafers m. Gemi













Feminine plaid blazer, Dagne Dover Petite tote poppy, red hair bob, rose gold felize loafers m. Gemi


Feminine plaid blazer, Dagne Dover Petite tote poppy, red hair bob, rose gold felize loafers m. Gemi
Feminine plaid blazer, Dagne Dover Petite tote poppy, red hair bob, rose gold felize loafers m. Gemi
Feminine plaid blazer, Dagne Dover Petite tote poppy, red hair bob, rose gold felize loafers m. Gemi


I searched high and low to find a plaid blazer that was affordable, neutral enough to match with many colors, and have modern silhouette as to not look too masculine or boxy over dresses and I found it right here. The red in the plaid gives it a faint pop of color yet still remains classic. Overall this blazer is a winner and runs just under $70! it also runs a bit big so order one size down.