link loving


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i love google’s commercials so, so much

i’m not the biggest fan of dogs wearing clothes, but this jacket is pretty cute

i want to be a part of it, new york, new york… 

this makeup tutorial is simple, yet beautiful

there’s nothing like a casual dress, especially if it has stripes

this flatbread will be next on my cooking agenda

a little bit (or a whole lot) of good news for SOA fans

when you don’t know what to do with your hair, i suggest doing this 

vikings season 3 looks unreal (i seriously recommend watching this show)

growing up with curly hair hasn’t always been easy and when i was younger i always wanted to have straighter hair. this commercial by dove reminds me of how i used to feel when i was little (and how i sometimes still do feel)

these steve madden sandals are gorgeous

on the road


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right after posting my golden globes blurb my computer decided to die, first week back at school. so that’s great. my laptop was sent off by apple for repairs and hopefully i should get it back soon. i’ve been borrowing my roommate’s laptop (bless you, annie) and hopefully i get mine back soon so i can upload more posts that i have saved on my mac… which may or may not happen if everything is lost.


now that i started off with that intro, i’ll get to the real point of this upload. post-graduation i plan on doing a road trip across the u.s. with my friends, which has been on my bucket list for the longest time. my mom’s had this dream of taking an RV across the united states (which i still want to do, mom), but there are so many places and cities that i want to visit. i may or may not be a history freak and i love traveling and food, good food, so i’m more than excited for this trip. there will definitely be a lot of stops on this trip, but some musts include tennessee (memphis and nashville… elvis and johnny cash without a doubt influenced these choices), texas (austin), arizona (ghost towns and the grand canyon), and a number of other places. last spring break we road-tripped throughout the south and i got to see so much of louisiana and mississippi, and promptly fell in love with every place we visited. i’ve been using this website to do some research and pinterest to start organizing/planning, so expect some more posts on the post-graduation whirlwind adventure. (also, the duffel bag above seems pretty perfect for this trip)


stay golden


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enhanced-31639-1421020066-8the following ladies straight killed it at the golden globes awards last night. it was hard to narrow down my favorite pics, but i decided against having you all look at 20+ pictures… you’re welcome. i think the best way to look at the outfits from last nights awards is to do so while listening to “uptown funk”, because something about that combination just works. if i ever went to the golden globes i have a vision of the kind of dress i would wear (picture long sleeves, slit, v-neck or low back) that would hopefully not land me on the worst-dressed list. honestly though, this isn’t something i have to worry about. so until my “debut” at the golden globes, i can keep on dreaming.



for auld lang syne


i can’t even really begin to describe the kind of year that 2014 was. it was filled with ups and downs and everything in between. the saying goes that a picture is worth a thousand words, and i agree… so i decided to make a little “movie” of the past year. hopefully my “video” doesn’t get taken off of youtube or vimeo, but until then, enjoy! (p.s. play it in hd for the best quality)

a day (or month) in the life


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this is the moment, extremely late at night, when i sit and wonder when this year came to an end and where december went. the past month has completely flown by and 2015 is basically hours away. i’ve been taking a little break from blogging while i’ve been home on break, but i will be getting back into the swing of things soon. so until then, this is december in a nutshell.

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{ inslee making an appearance, along with some comfy slippers }

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{ fudge brownies with chocolate chip cookies are very good… just so you know }

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{ college apartment decorating for christmas }

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{ there’s nothing like a quick study break at georgetown cupcake }

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{ thank you amazon for this amazing find }

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{ j.crew did it right with this sweater}

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{ seeing double of my favorite animal }

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{ really taking advantage of national cupcake day }

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{ saying goodbye to healy hall before leaving georgetown for christmas break }

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{ being home for the holidays = bliss }

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{ new york at christmastime also = pure bliss }

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{ switching up the gingerbread house with a little log cabin }

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{ might have gotten told to get off the bench i was on to take this picture by rockefeller center security… well worth it though }

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{ have yourself a merry little christmas }

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{ rockin’ around the christmas tree }

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{ sunsets over the bay making me feel like a part of the great gatsby… which may be good or bad }

the lust list


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black and white lust listi am a huge fan of these earrings. they’re the perfect mix of edgy and delicate.

i could live in this t-shirt.

vans killing it once again.

this watch is real pretty.

i’m obsessed with this overnight bag.

samudra’s latest pouch honors the late eddie aikau


it’s the holiday season


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 as i write this i’m curled up in bed with this candle burning and i couldn’t be more comfortable. being home for the holidays is the best, and since christmas is my favorite holiday it’s the best of both worlds. there are a few ways i love to spend my christmas break and the majority of them involve lounging around…

{ making gingersnaps }

one of my favorite things to do is bake, and baking gingersnaps tops the list. i make them once a year, in an abundant amount, and eat way more dough than i should.

{ watching christmas movies }

i’ve already watched the santa clause, but there a lot more on my list. i love christmas movies ( and music ), and am ready to watch a lot more… a whole lot more.

tumblr_mxtsrivJgX1reuu7no1_400{ reading in front of the fire }

this does not need much explanation, but curling up on the couch in front of the fire is the best. add in one of the books i want to read over break, and we’re good to go.

{ enjoying eggnog }

eggnog is pretty polarizing. i feel like people love it or hate it, and i tend to love it, but in small amounts. i saw a recipe the other day for brown butter cinnamon rolls with eggnog icing and i can’t wait to try it out.

tumblr_mxuhaqvOfY1raw451o1_1280{ venturing throughout the city }

it sounds clichéd, but new york during the holidays is simply magical. there’s something so special, more special than usual, and it’s one of my favorite places to be during this time of the year.

{ catching up on tv shows }

i try to stay caught up on a lot of shows during the school year, but at the moment i’m catching up on the newsroom, vikings, and masters of sex

9728ad46bf90e904f429536e1711f9e8{ spending a lot of time baking and decorating }

not a lot of explanation needed here, but i made a gingerbread house today that has become my pride and joy. just kidding, that’s super dramatic, but i really do love it. it looks like a log cabin, and you’ll be seeing photos on here soon! along with other photos from the month of december, which are staring to pile up…

link loving


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i am in the final stretch of finals (see what i did there?) and am so ready to be home and sleeping. once i’m back in new york i’ll be doing some worthwhile posts, but until then this will have to do.

as someone who loves to read, this buzzfeed post is great

the new york times brought together the year’s best actors in an incredibly cool way

schmidt from new girl representing long island a.k.a home sweet home

imagine dragons’ video for “i bet my life” is unbelievable

this dress looks ridiculously comfortable… plus it has stripes

prince george kills it 

crying because of this apple commercial

i love these vans way too much

i cannot stop listening to the interstellar soundtrack, especially this song

this gift idea by cupcakes & cashmere is great

i think this watch is stunning

the office and the hobbit (two of my favorite worlds) come together for one amazing skit 

in “cozy” company


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ce11797d40b4d455925ecfe25ab7d9bdonce i find something that i like i stick with it and wear it way too much. this time i’m not being dramatic when i say i’ll wear some variation of it throughout the week. flannels? check. thermals? check. sweaters? check. boots? check. i could go on, but i think you get the picture. at this point though, i think there’s something good about knowing what works for me, especially when i’m struggling to find something to wear. a white thick v-neck sweater, leather jacket, jeans and suede boots is one of my favorite looks. i might have just rolled out of bed, but hopefully you can’t tell… especially since i’m probably crying on the inside because all i want to do is go back to sleep.



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