TREND: agate

[ facts on agate ] Agate is just about everywhere right now. The natural, vibrant colors of these pieces are great accents to both the home and fashion. Agate is a stone of strength. It was used by the Ancients on the breastplates of armor to give warriors strength and make them victorious in battle. Agate also enhances creativity and strengthens the intellect, making it … Continue reading TREND: agate

I’m Feelin’ Myself: February Pinterest Finds

Looking for a few ways to brighten up your ever dull February? Well, look no further – I got you. [ Red Velvet Crepes ] Make your loved one (or yourself!) these delicious looking crepes! These sweet treats deserve to be enjoyed in a makeshift breakfast in bed. [ DIY: Sharpie Mug ] How cute are these? Make them personal. Write your favorite song lyric or your monogram. Bake … Continue reading I’m Feelin’ Myself: February Pinterest Finds

TRAVELER IN: Portsmouth

If you’re not from New England, you’ve probably never heard of the quaint little town of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Portsmouth is a beautiful seaport area in Southern new Hampshire. It’s right on the border of Maine – in fact, if you’re looking to shop, Kittery Outlets are less than a ten minute drive. Portsmouth, New Hampshire is every foodie’s paradise – the streets are lined … Continue reading TRAVELER IN: Portsmouth

Ballin’ On A Budget: The Sunroom

[ Beautiful Sunrooms ] “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – Winnie the Pooh Now I know this famous quote usually is directed at a person, but look at this beauty! If you have a sunroom, I am quite jealous. Growing up my mom always made sure there was a sunroom in all of blueprints she designed. And I was spoiled. And … Continue reading Ballin’ On A Budget: The Sunroom

HOLIDAZE’d: Valentine’s Day

“If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.” – Maya Angelou I’ve never been the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day because I’m a firm believer love should be celebrated all year, not just on this Hallmark holiday. But if it’s there, it’s there, and it ain’t going nowhere. So we might as well celebrate right? Valentine’s Day should celebrate all … Continue reading HOLIDAZE’d: Valentine’s Day

Pantone Color(S) of the Year 2016

Even though this was announced forever ago, it’s better late than never! Pantone Color(S) of the Year 2016 are creeping into fashion and it makes me feel like spring is even closer with these beautiful pastel shades. Wanna incorporate this color into your wardrobe? Here’s some stylin’ tips!   COLOR: rose quartz [ Shift Dress | Trench Coat | Halter Dress | Fringe Skirt ] COLOR: serenity [ Coat | Midi Dress | Cable Sweater | Suede Dress ] Both … Continue reading Pantone Color(S) of the Year 2016

SOMETHING NEW: snickerdoodle cookies

[ Snickerdoodle Cookies ] I think I’m beginning to like to bake. No, seriously. Sound the alarms. It’s not that I didn’t know how to bake before, I’ve just never wanted to try. And to celebrate my boyfriend passing the first CFA (!!!), I knew I wanted to surprise him with something a little sweet. One of my resolutions this year was to find new hobbies … Continue reading SOMETHING NEW: snickerdoodle cookies

FAST FORWARD TO: warm weather fashion

    [ Two-piece Maxi Dress | One-piece Swimsuit | Striped Wedge Sandal ] I don’t know about you, but I cannot wait to kick this winter in the butt goodbye. And with the Northeast about to get our first winter storm of the season, I am definitely not a happy camper. So why not pretend that warm weather is much closer than it actually is? And so begins, my … Continue reading FAST FORWARD TO: warm weather fashion