Friday, February 27, 2015

weekly roundup

one: Not gonna lie, I was really skeptical when I heard Dakota Johnson is hosting SNL on Saturday. But after watching this promo...I actually want to watch her now. (Side note...Taran Killam is my favorite. Anyone remember Stuck in the Suburbs?)

two: 18 celebs who had small roles on Gilmore Girls before making it big. I knew most of them, but some I had to goggle to see what had actually made them famous. Whoops.

four: Kevin Bacon, Don Cheadle and Nick Jonas were on Jimmy Fallon and played pictionary. And.....they all REALLY suck at it. But it's pretty hilarious to watch. (Plus, Nick is pretty cute when he realizes he broke the rules. Insert girly sigh here.)

five: And now a really sweet song that my Dad sent me, that everyone could probably use at the end of a long week. <3

Have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

bucket bags

Bucket bags are big right now, and I am obsessed. I just love the look of them! Big enough to hold all the stuff I inevitably need with me (snacks always), but not too big that I might as well carry my Longchamp. The perfect size! Here are some that I'm loving right now (aka every bucket bag I've seen lately)...

Which one is your favorite?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

navy, green and black

Navy, green and black. Otherwise known as my color scheme for all of winter. I feel like we all sound like broken records at this point, but WARM WEATHER WHERE ARE YOU? Outfit planning and blog pictures are so much more fun with bright sun and a warm breeze. Sigh. Until then, it's the cozy sweater and blanket scarf life for me! (Also, side note. You can't really tell in the pictures, but I'm wearing the new Essie Cashmere Matte nail polish and I LOVE it! I've always shied away from mattes because of that chalky like finish, but the Cashmere ones leave a soft finish that is just so pretty! [Just like cashmere! HA! I'm so punny.] Obsessed.)

The windswept look should probably be left to the models.

scarf: Aerie // sweater: Gap (similar) // jeans: Lucky Brand // boots: Calvin Klein (similar) // nails: Essie Cashmere Matte 'Just Stitched'

What's your winter color scheme?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

hair inspiration

So I'm hitting that point where I'm getting a little sick of my hair. I know better than to go for the immediate chop off, mainly because I miss my long hair the SECOND I get it chopped, and it also would be a little impractical to chop it at this point being in nursing clinicals, where ponytails are mandatory. So obviously, it's pinterest hair inspiration time!
If you have any fun takes on ponytails that don't take much time, please share! I usually just stick to my stand bys of straight hair, half up or simple pony, and could probably use some variation. ;)
Also, make sure you stop by instagram and enter this fun giveaway!

My hair would need to be longer, but how cool is this? (And now it's got me considering extensions!)

I'm a sucker for bows!

Um, AMAZING. I need braiding skills ASAP. 

(all images via pinterest)

Which do you think I should try? Any suggestions? Anyone wanna move to Pittsburgh and just do my hair for me? ;)

Monday, February 23, 2015


listaholic: 1) someone who obsessively compiles lists to keep their life organized. 2) a person who gets pleasure from crossing items off a to-do list.

When I saw this definition on the back of the "listaholic" notepad from Drafts & Crafts, I about died. How perfect is it? It totally describes all of us listmakers to a T! I am definitely a listaholic, who hoards all the notepads, and this one is just awesome. Might as well warn everyone around me of my listaholic tendencies! ;)

I'm in love with pretty much everything in Dani's Drafts & Crafts etsy store. She has adorable prints, the cutest mug, and even has a champagne button (need!). You guys definitely need to check out her shop (you won't regret it!) and her instagram, and then stay tuned for a giveaway on instagram tonight where you and a friend could win your own notepads and prints! 

What a fun saying to live by! ;)

For now, this pretty print is going to reside along two of my favorite things (an autographed script from Friday Night Lights and a Beauty and the Beast painting). But in my future non-college apartment, I totally plan on framing this and having it be the focal point on a bar cart! With a bottle of champagne nearby of course!

Who else is a listaholic?

Friday, February 20, 2015

weekly roundup

one: Disney had a real set of grandparents sing Love is an Open Door, and it is seriously cute. I hope I'm this cool and in love when I'm their age!

two: Jimmy Fallon and Taylor Swift are jumbotron dancers. this video doesn't really need any other words (other than I love both of them and want to be best friends with them!).

three: 23 facts that will blow your mind about time. And I mean it, blow your mind. 

four: Michael Keaton was on Jimmy Fallon recently, and in preparation, Jimmy gave the title "Birdman" to some elementary school kids and had them write scripts based on the name. And then, they read said scripts on air. It was hilarious. Kids are the best.

five: I don't know about you guys, but it was a pretty long week for me. We should all just LET IT GO, and watch this insanely adorable video of a little girl singing Let It Go to herself in the mirror. Major heart eyes emojis here. 

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

a quick post

Today is going to be a rather quick post because yesterday (today as I write this) was kind of a crappy day (migraine, nausea, stress, all that fun stuff). So I definitely think it's time to have another favorite/inspiring quote round up. 

I hope everyone has wonderful days today! (And don't forget to play!)

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

travel mugs

Not to be dramatic or anything, but I would definitely die without travel mugs. With my day usually starting around 5 am (why did I want to go into nursing again?) and with it being absolutely freezing, coffee has become pretty much essential. (Or a chai tea latte or hot chocolate. Yay for Keurigs!) And I can never drink a whole cup before I go, so I usually just make it straight into my travel mug so I can take it with me. And having a cute one is pretty much a given, right?

TOP: Charm & Gumption // Kate Spade // The Trendy Sparrow (NEED this one!)
BOTTOM: // Target // Lilly Pulitzer

Which one is your favorite? Any suggestions?

Don't forget to enter the Mint Julep Boutique Giveaway!
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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

the mint julep boutique giveaway!

Doesn't it seem like there's a million and one different clothing boutiques out there now? So many options! I love when I find one through recommendations of friends and bloggers, because then you know it's going to be a good one! Which is exactly what The Mint Julep Boutique turned out to be! So many options, and all of them cute. Plus, they're great quality clothes, which can be hard to find in the internet world sometimes! I'm pretty much obsessed with this sweater dress, because it's a different shape than I'm used to, but still manages to keep me warm!

dress: The Mint Julep Boutique c/o // shoes: Bumper (similar) // necklace: J.Crew (similar)

And now the best part.....The Mint Julep Boutique and I have teamed up to give away a $25 gift card to the boutique! Yay!

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Good luck!

Monday, February 16, 2015

insta roundup

Happy Monday! (Not really happy, but positive thinking! ....and lots of coffee.) Hope everyone had a great weekend! I took a quick trip home and had some parent time (yay!) and then saw 50 Shades last night with one of my friends! (Not gonna lie...I loved it.) I figured I'd ease into the week with an insta roundup, and catch up with all of you! (And have a little bit of a catch up and organize kind of day.)

Is it really Valentine's Day if you don't eat something heart shaped? ;)

I have an obsession with notecards, and this set from Chicfetti (c/o) is too cute!

Blanket scarves, pink nails and big travel mugs. Aka absolute necessities. 

I spent the super bowl with the fluffiest, most mellow cat ever. And if you can't tell, he's wearing a bow tie!

I got this lazy susan of gel pens for Christmas, and I'm obsessed. I totally have a love for office supplies. (Especially when they're color coordinated!)

The Longest Ride was a FANTASTIC book (one of my favorite love stories ever!) and I absolutely cannot wait for the movie to come out in April. (Plus, Scott Eastwood is the main guy. And he's gorgeous.)

How was everyone's weekend?

Friday, February 13, 2015

weekly roundup

two: SO FUNNY. Jamie Dornan (aka Christian Grey) was on Jimmy Fallon, and they played a game called 50 accents of grey, where they read parts of the book in different accents. It's too good. (PS, anyone else seeing the movie this weekend??)

three: Can you guys tell I get pumped for everything and anything Disney? There's a new trailer out for the Cinderella movie, and it made me even more excited! It looks AMAZING!

four: And what would a weekly roundup be without a puppy video? Watch this adorableness of a guy singing his puppies to sleep

Hope you all have a happy Valentine's Day weekend!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

work it out

I am really trying to stick to my resolution of working out more this year! My friend and I started working out together Mondays and Tuesdays after classes so we can force each other to do it, so it's definitely a start! ;) Now I just have to figure out a way to get over my gym anxiety (aka hating going to the gym/doing classes alone) so I can start doing it more often! This has definitely been my go to outfit every time I do work out. I scored the pants on sale for $10 (thanks to mom's Macys card!) and I'm pretty much obsessed with my hot pink Nike Frees! (also, in full disclosure, I would never actually workout outside in the snow!)


tank top: Delia's (similar) // sports bra: Champion (similar) // leggings: Nike (similar) // shoes: Nike (similar) // jacket: Danskin (similar)

What are your favorite workouts?

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