Happy New Year!!


Best of: 2012 Outfits



Reminiscing by looking through my old posts, I'm realizing 2012 was one amazing year, and I'm a little sad to see it go! However, I know 2013 will bring lots of changes, excitement, and adventures! Thank you for reading my little blog- happy new year to you!


Christmas in NYC Photo Diary

New York City at Christmas
empire state building view
New York City at Christmas, st. patrick's cathedral nyc
New York City at Christmas
New York City at Christmas
New York City at Christmas
New York City at Christmas
New York City at Christmas
empire state building photos
New York City at Christmas
New York City at Christmas


Before Brett and I went home for the holidays, we took a fun little trip up to NYC to see my favorite city in all it's Christmas glory, and let me tell you, it was a blast. We had so much fun seeing all of the displays and lights around the city, and managed to take in a Knicks game, Rockettes show (best holiday show ever!), a concert by a jazz trumpet player Brett loves, a visit to the Top of the Rock, and more yummy meals than I can count! 

Hope you're enjoying the holidays with the friends and family you love! 


Pin and a Spin


I took the liberty of "spinning" this week's Pin and a Spin more than usual. I loved the cut of the coat in the original pin, but couldn't find a similar style in army green to save my life, so I decided to keep the color scheme, but reverse it! 




Christmas in Charlottesville

uva lawn at christmas
uva lawn at christmas
charlottesville downtown mall at chrismtas
monogram wreath
uva lawn at christmas
uva rotunda at christmas

I wanted to share a few photos I snapped before we left Charlottesville. I love the Lawn at Christmas, when the Rotunda and all of the rooms are all lit up- it's beautiful. And I really, really loved that monogram wreath. 

Best of: Bing Bang

bing bang, gold skull jewelry

I've always loved the jewelry line Bing Bang, but man, their new collection blew me away. Maybe it's because I'm having a major gold skull moment, or maybe it's just because everything in the collection is awesome, but I had a hard time narrowing down my favorites for this post. Check out the rest of Bing Bang's line here

What I Wore: Great Gatsby




dress: express (4 years ago) | shoes: stuart weitzman | bracelet: gift from mom | earrings: kendra scott (from my sister!) 

I realized that I hadn't posted what I wore to Brett's Great Gatsby-themed law school auction. I have had this black fringe dress hanging in the back of my closet for four years, and I've only worn it once. Decided this would be the perfect occasion for it, right? 

Creative Christmas Gift Wrapping

creative christmas gift wrapping
creative christmas gift wrapping, martha stewart
leave it to martha to create these two- free printable gift wrap, and gifts wrapped in luxe cloth envelopes
creative christmas gift wrapping, martha stewart
 more martha- recycle newspaper, cloth, and maps for gift paper, or stamp your own for a custom look 
creative christmas gift wrapping

creative christmas gift wrapping, martha stewart

creative christmas gift wrapping
creative christmas gift wrapping

I'm waiting to wrap any of my Christmas gifts until I get to my family's house in Scottsdale, thanks to the TSA, but I love looking at photos of creative ways to wrap Christmas gifts! These are a few of my favorites at the moment. I love the idea of using washi tape as an accent on Christmas gifts, or tying special things, like ornaments or photos, to packages. 

How are you wrapping your Christmas/holiday gifts this year?

What I Wore: Peplum and Pink

black peplum top: asos (similar here + here) |  pink jeans: h+m (similar) | leopard loafers: sam edelman, c/o piperlime | necklace: spike the punch | houndstooth coat: anne klein | earrings: c/o kara ackerman 

I ordered this sweet peplum top from ASOS during their Cyber Monday sale, and pulled it out to go to dinner on the Downtown Mall with some of our friends in Charlottesville. I think it may be my new favorite top! 

Minted.com Wedding Invitations

minted.com wedding invitations, wedding invitations online
minted.com wedding invitations, wedding invitations online
I may have been a bride almost two years ago, but that doesn't mean that I love weddings any less now than I did then! I've always had a thing for weddings, wedding photos, and wedding magazines, and if I'm telling the truth, I still browse wedding websites every now and then. 
minted.com wedding invitations, wedding invites online
minted.com wedding invitations, wedding invitations online
I've always thought that a wedding invitation really sets the tone for the event, and is a great way to showcase a little of the couple's personality, too! I always save wedding invitations because I'm a total sentimentalist at heart. While I ordered wedding invitations locally, there are plenty of great places to order them online, too! 

minted.com wedding invitations, wedding invitations

Personally, I aboslutely adore every single one of Minted.com's wedding invitation suites. They're so unique and original, and run the gamut from ultra-classic to super-trendy, and they certainly suit a wide variety of wedding types and themes! I love that you can create your own invitation suite that perfectly coordinates, by selecting RSVP cards, map and directions cards, and even thank-you notes for after the wedding. You can even select a pattern or add a photo to the backside of the invitation! If I received one of these wedding invitations in the mail, I would think that they were custom-designed, just for the couple. 
minted.com wedding invitations, wedding invitations
I've shared a few of my wedding invitation favorites from Minted here, but head on over to their site to see loads more- they have hundreds of wedding invitations
minted.com wedding invitations, wedding invitations

This post is brought to you by Minted.com, but all opinions are my own.