The holidays are coming up pretty fast and I can’t believe it! Soon the hubby and I will be heading to see family for Thanksgiving. All the women in my family has a tradition every year of getting up SUPER early on Black Friday and going shopping for gifts. This is something that I always look forward to every year because I get to spend time with my mom and sister! There are a couple Black Friday deals that I have my eye on this year. I try to only buy gifts for others, but I have to admit…if I find a good deal, sometimes I’ll nab something for myself! Do you guys brave the cold and crowds to go shopping on Black Friday? Do you only buy for others or do you snatch something for yourself too?
Although my husband absolutely hates the sound of music, I think it is brilliant. It also doesn’t hurt that Julie Andrews stars in it…I mean she is all things pleasant. (Anyone else have fond memories of Mary Poppins?) After having the song stuck in my head for the whole day, I decided to do a post on MY favorite things.
My favorite color: Teal
My favorite dessert: Crème Brulee
My favorite vacation spot: Paris, France
Photo taken by me, June 2013
My favorite state: Michigan (My home state)
My favorite beauty product: Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream
My favorite item of clothing: Moto Jacket
What are your favorite things? Leave a comment and let me know!
Hello fashionable friends! As fall is fully upon us, dressing warmer is a must. It can be difficult, but I like dressing for cooler weather as opposed to warmer weather. Starting in the autumn, layering becomes my best friend. Big comfy sweaters are my go-to. They can be so stylish, if paired with the right pieces. Personally, I think these girls nailed it.
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What’s your favorite thing to wear when it starts to get chilly out?
You know what I love? I love me some nature. So when I get a chance to bring a little piece of the outdoors to the indoors, you can bet that I’ll do it. It freshens up a room and adds interest. For instance, birch trees…I think they’re beautiful! Something about the contrast of the light and dark tones really attracts my attention. I also love the look of bare branches in a flower vase in the winter. I’ve even seen some glittery ones that were really awesome! Do you guys like to bring the outdoors in? How?
All photos from Tumblr and Pinterest
Hello again! It’s been a long time since I last posted…since May, I believe. Wow, a lot has happened since then. Some good, some bad. I’ve moved up north, switched schools and have been moving forward in life. We are approaching the season of thankfulness (although it should be all year round!) and I have so many things to be thankful for!
- my husband and doggie (and the unconditional love I receive from both of them!)
- my extremely supportive family
- the ability to travel (to France, to see family)
- being able to continue school and pursue my degree
- the seasons of fall and winter (which I now get to experience since I moved up north!)
I’ve been soaking up the cooler weather and the use of cozy sweaters have become a daily occurrence! I LOVE getting cozy in the evening with a cup of tea, a blanket and my iPad, catching up on blog posts and such.
All photos from tumblr and pinterest
So, I want to know: What are you guys thankful for? And what is your favorite thing to do in the fall?
Hey guys! Sorry this one is super late! I have been very busy! Tomorrow I leave for France for my study abroad program…SO excited and SO nervous!
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I’m back again for the last part of my body image series! Here are part 1 and part 2, just in case you missed them. A big problem, I feel, is that women don’t feel comfortable in their clothes because they are not dressing for their body type. I’m guilty of this too! I see something in the store that looks really cute on the rack, but then I get it home and it does not look good on me. It’s frustrating. Finding out what looks good on you is a process, it takes time to learn. Here are a few tips that I can give you about dressing for your body type.
1) A good base. One of the most important things that a lot of women forget about when getting dressed is what undergarments they are putting on. Finding a good base, whether it’s a bra and panties or a slip, can eliminate a lot of problems in the end outfit, such as panty lines, extra straps showing, etc.
2) Fit is key. It is essential that you buy clothes that fit you! If something is too big or too small, it’s not going to look right. Just because something is on sale, doesn’t mean you need to buy it, especially if it is not your size! (I’ve been guilty of this in the past…)
3) Pay attention to proportion. A lot of putting together outfits involves getting the proportions right. Making your legs look longer by wearing high-waist bottoms is a rule that is universally flattering, for example.
4) Be comfortable. It does not matter what you wear if you are not comfortable in it. People can tell, believe me. If you’re not comfortable, it will show and your self confidence will suffer because of it…and self-confidence is essential to pulling off outfits!
5) Dress for yourself, not for others. I really believe that expressing yourself through your personal style is really important. If you’re dressing for someone else, then you’re not expressing yourself and you’re probably not comfortable either. Wear what you like, not what others like!
It’s really hard to tell others what to wear without seeing it on them. I have friends who come to me and ask me if they think a particular piece of clothing will look good on them and I usually tell them to try it on or send me a pic of them in it. So that’s one more piece of advice: Try anything and everything on! You will never know if it works or not unless you try it on. Over time, you’ll learn what looks good on you and what doesn’t and it’ll get a lot easier. I found a really helpful guide (posted below) that I believe will help. I know it’s hard to put everyone’s body type in a limited number of categories, but this is just something to help you start out.
So what do you guys think? Do you find the chart helpful or do you think it’s too broad? Do you have any advice on dressing for body types? Let me know!