Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Hey everyone, have a great holiday! I hope everyone is taking a nice blogging break to spend time with friends and family!

I also hope that everyone gets exactly what they want this year. I think my odds are pretty good:

I'm a freak about wrapping presents, but come on! What could be cuter and most Christmas-y than contrasting wrapping paper and cute bows?!

Have a good one!


Monday, December 20, 2010

Navy Blue Christmas

I was feeling pretty blue about the holidays back in NYC, but yesterday I hopped on a plane and landed in sunny NM! I'm so glad to be done with school. One of the best things about college is that once the semester is over, you're free as a bird. Free I am. Free to post outfits I wore weeks ago. Free to be guilt-free about blogging at all.

Outfits, yes. Last week during finals I think I wore variations of the same outfit for seven or eight days. It's definitely time to get back into the swing of things!

Here's something I wore before finals took over my life. I love this dress. White can be so tricky, but the navy stripes make this dress a little easier to work with, especially for winter.

Dress from H and M, tights from Banana Republic, shoes from Gianni Bini

 And here's my new(ish) coat. I will never tire of this navy coat. And look at how it gives this outfit a little different spin! It's definitely a good match. I feel like this coat makes every outfit better!

 See? I love it. You can tell.

Hope you all are warm, inside, and enjoying time with family! I will be doing the same! 


Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Who's excited for the holidays?


Because for most people this time of year is magical... and, of course, it is, but for college students it isn't exactly "the most wonderful time of the year." Finals could kill anyone's Christmas spirit. However, I'm trying to stay in the mood with a little online shopping, (short) holiday movies, and lots of carols.

Speaking of carols...What's your favorite Christmas album?

Now That's What I Call Christmas is definitely a staple of mine, but I also love *NSYNC's Home for Christmas (I'm a child of the 90s). This year A Very Glee Christmas has come into the picture and I love it.

I also have a few more gift ideas for you... But I'll confess, you may like them more than your friends and family. In fact, they may be a few suggestions that you might want to pass on to Santa for yourself. Unless, you have a fashion-obsessed-blogger-friend that might enjoy them, too. But who says you can't be the tiniest bit selfish this holiday season? If you're working half as hard as I will for finals, I say you deserve it!

J Crew Bell Skirt

UO Wingtip T-strap Heels
3-disc Edition of The September Issue

A Great Fashion Book like:  Harper's Bazaar Great Style


Or I Love Your Style by Amanda Brooks

A Party Dress 

Or two...

I hope you're staying warm and enjoying this magical time of year!

More gifts and outfits to come!


Sunday, December 5, 2010

6 Friends and Their Perfect Presents

Here's my little version of a gift guide. I might do a few more as the weeks to Christmas pass. This is pretty much what I plan to buy for my friends and secret Santas!

1. Gifts for your bookworm and Anglophile girlfriend:

UO Typewriter Initial Pendant Necklace


Lally Striped Rugby

2. Gift for Your History Buff Friend:

Official New York City Map and Station Guide, 1958 Print

3. Gift for Your Style Savvy Bohemian Friend:

 A cute beret and an scarf with an organic print, of course!

4. Gift for Your Girlfriend who Loves Tea:

Tea Lovers To Go Cup



5. Gift for Your Friend who is Secretly 65-Years-Old:

Recycled Cotton-Acrylic Blend Knit Tie

 6. A Gift for Anyone (or Your Secret Santa that You Didn't Know Before You Drew Their Name...)

Snow Globe Frame- $8

Ring Dish - $8