Wednesday, January 27, 2016

An Oversized Sweater & Boyfriend Jeans

Boyfriend jeans {out of stock, but similar here & here
Oversized sweater {out of stock, but similar here} // TJ Maxx bag

Well, it may be getting warmer, but we still have plenty of snow on the ground! {Welcome to the South - where everyone freaks out over first sign of snow and no one knows how to use salt or a shovel haha.} During cold weather my go-to piece is always a chunky sweater. There's just something so picturesque about cuddling up in an oversized top and sipping on a hot latte. Don't you think!? 

On a side note, maybe it's just me, but these snow days have really thrown off my schedule! I can't believe the week is almost over. Happy Thursday! 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

My Favorite Blogger Looks for Valentine's Day







Hi All! I don't know about you, but this week seems super crazy! Catching up after snow days can be so tough! We have only been off for a couple of days and already it seems that the work has piled up. 

So while I make time for taking blog pics in this freezing weather, I thought I'd share some of my favorite Valentine's Day looks. They range in level of dressiness so hopefully you can feel inspired regardless of what type of plans you have! 

We are currently in the process of planning the Raleigh Blog Society's 2nd Annual Galentine's Brunch so I am on the lookout for the perfect Valentines look! Which one do you guys like the best?!?

Monday, January 25, 2016

Valentine's Weekend Getaway

Valentine's weekend is quickly approaching and I don't know about you guys, but one of my favorite things to do as a couple is to take little getaways. There's simply nothing better than escaping the everyday routine and exploring somewhere new! So why not skip the gifts and just pave a new path instead!? {You know, or do both, that's always a good option.}

On a side note, I cannot get enough of this Frill weekender bag! It's the perfect size for a trip of any size and it's so transitional! You can make it more compact by latching the sides or pack it to the brim. It's such a classic! {I chose thread color "Garden Rose" for the monogram, if you are looking to order one!}

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Snow Day Hack: Top Winter Weather Wear

10 {Green bow gloves} // 11 {Green marled socks}

It's been pretty snowy and icy around here {Raleigh, NC} and we've been bundled up staying warm! What's my favorite part about winter weather? All of the cute accessories, of course! I love that everything has accents. The cute bows make things dainty, the bejeweled touches remind me of snow. It's just all so adorable!!

On a sidenote - We actually lost power for about 12 hours Friday night, which was anything but fabulous. But regardless, I would like to give a huge thanks to everyone that's been working hard to keep us safe and warm during this time... The people that have been plowing our roads, the power people that worked through the night to restore our power and all of the others that likely don't get nearly as much credit as they deserve. HUGE THANKS.

Stay safe and warm... and fabulous!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Snow Day Hack: Driving Tips

Don't panic, people! It's just snow!

Going to school in the mountains for four years during college, I have braved many a winter road. {Trust me, winding mountain roads are much worse than these.} So in an effort to calm the chaos, I've decided to share some of my top tricks for driving in the snow. I hope they help!  

Don't be lazy, scrape your windshield (and windows, and even you mirrors).
Vision is everything! Being able to clearly see will dramatically decrease your winter driving risks. Scrape your windshield to more easily spot hidden ice on the road and scrape your windows and mirrors for easier turning and merging. It will be cold, but it will be worth it... Plus it will save your windshield wipers!

**Life hack - Don't have a scraper? Try using a broom dust pan. You may look silly, but it works, I promise! **

It's not a race, drive slowly.
Driving in icy conditions can be intimidating. Larger, more snow-equipped cars will likely come up behind you and try to hurry you along, but take your time. Slow and steady wins this race.

Stay on the gas {lightly} to keep your traction.
Nine times out of ten when you spot ice or snow on the road, your first instinct will be to hit the brakes, but resist the urge! Instead when you see it, slow down slightly, but keep your foot lightly on the gas. This will increase your traction and will decrease the likelihood of fishtailing or sliding.

Try not to stop.
Momentum is your best friend. So when you are approaching a red light, start breaking extremely early and then slowly keep rolling. In an ideal situation, the light will turn green before you have to completely stop. This will keep you from getting stuck/spinning out when the light turns green.

No sudden movements.
Plan ahead and do everything gradually. Do not slam on your brakes. Your brakes will lock up {or try to anyway} and you will loose traction. There is nothing scarier than coming in too hot, hitting the brakes and just sliding. 

Same thing goes for starting from a stop. Don't try to pull out quickly in front of other cars. Wait until no one is coming and then take your time.

Know when not to drive.
I am a firm believer in acknowledging your weaknesses. If you know you aren't confident in driving in winter conditions, just don't! There's no shame in staying safe!

I know these tips aren't much, but hopefully they've helped a little. Stay safe, loves! 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Perfect Day Look for Valentine's







Delicate arrow necklace // Double zip tote in camel {old}

I know some people aren't the biggest fans of Valentine's Day, but I'm not going to lie, I love it! It's one more excuse to get flowers!! What could be better than that!?

That said, when it comes to the holiday, I love dressing the part. Finding the perfect day-time dress for Valentine's Day can be difficult, but I have good news of great joy... I have found the perfect dress for a casual Valentine's look. This piece from SheIn is a simple staple that can be dressed up or dressed down for any occasion. Don't you agree?!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Casual Weekend Wear

Color block scarf {old} // Pink suede pointed toe pumps

I hope you all had an amazing, relaxing long weekend! Mine was incredibly refreshing although I spent the majority of it running in circles. So, casual but cute looks, like this one, were what I wore while running errands. 

Side note, did you know that Charming Charlie has clothing!? They have always been one of my go-to companies for jewelry, purses and cold weather accessories, but I never thought to check them out for clothing! They have the cutest stuff and it's so transitional! {I can't wait to wear this sweater in the summer with some cute shorts and white chucks.}

Have an amazing week, y'all!


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