Monday, December 31, 2012

2012

  

2012 has been, without a doubt, one of the best years of my life. Incredible friends, an amazing internship, and the best summer of my life spent in one of my favorite cities in the world. 

 
 

While 2012 will be a hard act to beat, it's looking likely with my impending departure for the UK in just 5 days! I'm heading to Heathrow on Friday, and then straight from there I'm flying to Edinburgh for a pre-semester program. I can't wait to live abroad, and especially to be in London for Kate's pregnancy!

 
 

I hope you all have a wonderful New Year's, and here's to an even better 2013!

 




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Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

While tonight you'll be getting dressed up for Christmas Eve celebrations, the best part is to come on Christmas morning, where you're cozy and warm (hopefully) by a fire, tree and lots of presents. Happy Holidays, see you in a few days!

topshop lumberjack sleep shirt
topshop cable knit robe
target moccasin slippers
fleece lined leggings


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Friday, December 21, 2012

Friday's Fancies: Holiday Cheer

I'm back on the Friday's Fancies bandwagon with Long Distance Loving for this week's Holiday Best post. Nothing's better than dressing up for holiday parties, in cozy sweaters and cute skirts. And of course, there is the ugly sweater parties (mine is borrowed from my mom, and has bells sewn on it). If you're looking for something with a little less jingle, my picks are below!

gap fair isle scarf
madewell silk v-back blouse
j.crew factory mini
glimmered brink mary-janes
butter london 'knees up' or 'thames'

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wardrobe Wednesday: Black, White and Gray

There's almost nothing better than a sale. That is, nothing but getting the garments you're lusting after for free! I got these jeans from a friend at the end of her summer internship. Talk about intern perks. (There is no pay, so you have to take them where you can get them).


Pants: Rock & Republic (now on a massive sale!)
Top: Forever 21(Similar)
Clutch: J.Crew


Even though gray is already neutral, I decided to keep it in the white/black family with a polka dot clutch and white tank with black piping. 


A little pop of color, however, is always needed and is found in my spiked loafers (note to self: don't leave these laying on the floor. You will step on them, and yes, it will hurt).


Found these Marc Jacobs/Jeffrey Campbell knock-offs for less than $30 at one of my favorite NYC stores, Necessary Clothing. There's one on Broadway right by where I lived this summer!


Monday, December 17, 2012

Sale Picks

I've spent the past week in a whirl of exams and studying and capped it off with getting my wisdom teeth out on Friday (less than 24 hours after I arrived home). It's been an exhausting week but it was very nice to have this weekend to recuperate. What made it even better was the email I received from J.Crew --- 30% off and free shipping on every purchase! While I'm currently in serious money saving mode for study abroad in less than a month, I can still lust. For those of you with deeper wallets than mine, take a peek at a few of my picks below. I'm desperately needing those plaid flats. They're just perfect for London.


anchor scarf
sequin top
cashmere colorblock sweater
plaid flats
glitter clutch
vintage pajama set


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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Please Excuse


Please excuse my absence from posting this week -- I've got final exams, moving out of my sorority house, and getting wisdom teeth out all on my plate this week. Posting as usual will resume next week when I'm home and relaxingly occupied with watching TV and eating ice cream. Good luck to those of you with finals!

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Gift Guide: Under $100

Classes may be done for the semester, but the finals stress is only beginning. I have lots of work in the next week, so please excuse my spotty posting. But for today, I'm celebrating my lull in the work week with the final installment of my holiday gift guides! Pretty baubles, classic footwear, printed sweaters and cute camera cases (among other items) make up this final guide. Reminds me that my holiday shopping is still no where close to being done -- a study break for this weekend?

SIX topshop cape pussybow blouse $72.00
NINE michael kors stack buckle rings $65.00
ELEVEN kate spade tech earmuffs $88.00


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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Gift Guide: Under $50

Yesterday was a big day in my world (that the British Royal Family sits at the center of) -- Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is (finally!) pregnant! Although no Christmas present could ever top this early one, here a few ways to try. I'm personally loving the backup battery from J.Crew -- such cute prints and who doesn't go into panic mode the moment their phone drops below 50%? I'm also dying for the leather passport case. It's perfect for my travels abroad (that I leave for in officially less than a month!). And of course, a couple of picks from Neiman Marcus + Target. The Tory Burch thermos and the DVF yoga mat are sure to please designer lovers on your list, but at a bargain price. 

ONE tory burch for target thermos $24.99
TWO j.crew polka dot hat $39.50
EIGHT j.crew pocket umbrella $26.50
NINE ruche faux fur mittens $18.99
TEN smashbox studio trends set $49.00
ELEVEN kate spade signature spade earbuds $40.00

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Gift Guide: Under $25

As finals are getting closer and closer that means one thing -- the holidays are coming! And with the holidays comes lots and lots of shopping. Today's the first day of my gift guides -- all for different budgets. Today's guide is for the little trinkets for friends, teachers and others you're looking to give a quick gift to. My personal favorite is the Boo iPhone cover. That's one cute dog.

ONE merona red leather gloves $17.59
TWO hat collection print $24.00
THREE union jack matchbook $5.00
FOUR kate spade paper gem coasters $20.00
FIVE baggu ipad sleeve  $22.50
SIX c.wonder nylon pouch $24.00
 SEVEN paris versus new york $20.00
EIGHT jack wills tabour bracelet $22.18
NINE boo iphone cover $20.00
TEN madewell pom-pom keychain $17.50

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