Happy Holidays

Well friends, I am ducking out early this year. I want to kick off the holiday season by spending as much time with my family and friends as possible.

I can't wait to drink big cups of hot chocolate by the fire, watch every Christmas movie on Hallmark and Lifetime, meet up with old friends coming home for the holidays, eat so much food that you just have to take a nap, make snow angels, and so much more.

Wishing you and yours the happiest of holiday seasons!

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The perfect Sunday? The biggest sweater I can find, a hot cup of chai, and a pretty book by my side.
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In all honesty, I have gotten hooked on Sophie Kinsella and want Can You Keep a Secret? and I've Got Your Number to become movies immediately please and thank you. But beyond my little rom-com books, I have still been dreaming of the perfect coffee table collection. These three beauties are on my radar.

What have you been reading lately?



This week, I loved Anna's great idea for a post and all of the inspiration I found from it! Several of us created different looks based off of a pair of leather pants. Here was mine and hop on over to A Newfound Treasure to see the rest.

Sloane was also kind enough to feature me as this week's 'It Girl'! You can find some wonderful gift guides and outfit posts on her blog, Sailing the Sea of Style.

Thanks ladies!


Cozy On Up

It's about that time again, at least in Wisconsin. We had our first snow flurries this week and now I'm wearing as many layers as possible. This was just the inspiration I needed to layer up while being cozy and chic.

Some of my essentials: a cowl neck sweater, a vest to maximize layering, and a neutral scarf.

Bring it on Mother Nature. 

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Gift Guide: For the Gadgets and Gizmos Lover

I find myself loving little gadgets and gizmos more and more and would happily accept any these, especially my personal favorites the phone dock, pop phone, and printed backup battery!


Gift Guide: For the Paper Product Lover

Finally, the start to some fun gift guides! As I've mentioned earlier, I pride myself on being an early holiday shopper. Last year I was done in the summer. I can't help that when I find something perfect for a family member, friend, or the boyfriend, I snatch it up. I listen year-round and have an ongoing list so I'm not stumped come November/December. Plus, I actually prefer giving gifts and seeing his or her reaction when you find something perfect for that special someone.

Everyone could always use a little more pretty for their ongoing lists, and who doesn't love sending and/or receiving a beautiful card?


OMG Shoes

Lately, I have been wearing booties and loafers more than ever before.

What are you gravitating towards this fall?

Fall Colors and Texture

{boots // flats}
These few pieces have been on high rotation for me this fall. I love the hues and especially the texture of the mustard jacket and metallic top. The texture and colors can stand on their own, but intermixed, I love them even more. Need to liven up some pieces in your closet? Layer, layer, layer! That grey sweater had not left my closet for far too long, and I loved how it paired with chambray. It was given a whole new life.

If you're in the Milwaukee area and need some help livening up your closet, that's what I'm here for!

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Layered Dots


 Aldo Booties // Michael Kors Watch // David Yurman & Kate Spade Jewelry
Necklace and bag are from boutiques in Japan

My brother was home from college this weekend so we had some major family time. Board games, shopping, and lots and lots of delicious food.

As the temperature continues to drop, I am all about layering. This dotted piece may just become a new staple in my closet. It adds the perfect pretty pattern and adds some fun personality to any ensemble. The price made me love it even more {purchased with a coupon too, of course!}.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! xo


Thank You

In a month filled with giving thanks, I wanted to take the time today to give a big fat thank you to all of my amazing friends, family, and readers for not only all of your love and support yesterday about my feature on The Everygirl, but for the last year as well. I started this blog in September of last year but never knew quite what I was doing until about January of 2012. Not like I knew or will ever know every little thing there is to know, but let's just say it was smoother sailing and more consistent posting from that month forward. I never imagined where this blog would take me and all the wonderful people I would meet along the way, but for that and for so much more, I am truly grateful.

Stay tuned for some fun posts lined up for next week, but as for today, cheers to you! xo


The Everygirl Fashion Feature

I am so excited to be featured on The Everygirl today-hop on over to find some fall outfit inspiration here!

A big thank you to my wonderful sister for taking the pictures and to TEG team!

Eggtastic Strorage

Oh hey, November. How does each month continue to sneak up on me? The good news: we gain an hour this weekend, and I don't know about you, but I could really use another hour in my life right about now. 
{Side note: I'm still convinced I lost an hour of life from having Daylight Savings in both Ireland and the US one year. A whole 60 minutes, just gone before my eyes. Obviously I'm still not over it}.

Anyways, a new month is the perfect time to start getting a tad more organized. Why not tackle some jewelry?

This egg crate {last seen here} is still one of my favorite purchases. It's now home to more earrings and dainty necklaces and still doing its job beautifully. Not only is the tray the cheeriest of blues, but it is also functional. Place it atop your dresser or in a drawer so you have quick and easy access to your little gems.

Stay tuned for an exciting post later today!