Wish List


Preview of “Untitled 2”

1 – in white or blue! | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 – only $35! | 7


After Christmas, I try my hardest to keep on budget and recover a bit from the splurges of the Christmas season. Add to that 4 immediate family birthdays in January, and you have a recipe that includes keeping my credit card in my wallet! Despite that, these picks have had quite a stay in my online carts. Add a blazer to either of those dresses and they’re perfect for work, and the detailing on the clutch is just so perfect.

What’s tempting you this month?

Picks Under $30


Clockwise from the left:  {1} {2} {3} {4} {5} {6}

I’m back! I had every intention of continuing with regular posts during the holidays, but I had so much fun with my family and travels from DC to North Carolina to Vegas that I got a little behind. But now I’m back, better rested, and should be back on schedule!

I don’t know about y’all, but during January I’m more focused on sales than normal. All of these pieces are under $30!

The purse is even $12, which I think is a steal, and those 2 sweaters just seem so cozy and perfect to brighten up January days.

December Insta-update


Here’s a sneak peek into our December!


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{1: ’tis the season for sequins!}

{2: Kafe Leopold’s Earl Grey chocolate cake- so delicious}

{3: Downton Abbey, Season 3 from a sweet mother-in-law. One whole Sunday – gone.}

{4: Winter Wonderland tree}

{5: fried jalapeño and avocado are the best burgers toppings}

{6: Pretty Woman while decorating}

{7: Christmas holly candle for the Christmas spirit}

{8: Merry Christmas, y’all!}

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Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

Cozy Hats

cozy hats
{1} {2} {3} {4– on sale!} {5} {6}
One of my favorite things about the weather turning colder this week [thanks Sandy] is that it allows me to wear more hats, including this one. If there are two things I have a weakness for, it’s probably hats and sequins. No matter the occasion, I love wearing hats. Whether they’re dressy, Kate-inspired fascinators, cozy hats, fedoras, and everything in between, I have a solid collection of hats but I’m always willing to add more!
What do you think? Do you love winter hats?



I haven’t done an update via instagram in a while. Here’s what life has looked like lately, through the lens of instagram.



 My Piperlime order!

Just another day at the office.

  city lights. 

gettin’ in the Halloween spirit!

homemade bread for lazy, cozy Autumn afternoons.

the neighborhood

1 month, 2 Instyles. A lot of reading to do.  

Love on display at the Navy Museum

Sunset view – one of my favorite things about our apartment

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