Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?

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This weekend was the first real snow fall I’ve seen in NYC all winter, and it already has me counting down the days until my first 2017 vacation. I was torn between visiting LA (the Grammy Museum, Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the infamous In-and-Out Burger–maybe I could even spot a Kardashian), Las Vegas (casinos, pool parties, and J.Lo live), or Orlando (because Disney, duh). The final destination? Drum roll please…

DISNEY because I need a little “if you can dream it, you can do it” in my life right now. And a pair of Minnie Mouse ears.

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Until then, I’ll be here, in New York, freezing my butt off in this very chic Francesca’s cardigan and these extremely soft and comfy LuLaRoe leggings. I completed my look with Guess combat boots, grey mittens, and a white beanie (and yes, there is another pom pom on my head–I told you, I’m obsessed)! Happy Snow Day, Fashionistas!

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2017: The Rest is Still Unwritten

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There’s something so promising about a new year. A fresh start filled with new resolutions and goals. A new book and you’re the author with 12 chapters and 365 pages. This year I choose to focus on happiness- indulging in the things I love and letting go of things that are not meant for me. This year I choose to travel- to visit my friends in Atlanta, Cleveland, Chicago, Nashville; to go on vacation in Vegas, LA, Orlando; to go home as often as possible. This year I choose to pick up some new hobbies- aerial silks, kickboxing, yoga. This year I choose to celebrate often, live life to the fullest, and to do so in style.

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My first look of the new year was casual and cool. I rocked my sporty, but still girly suede platform sneakers with faux fur pom poms, a pair of destroyed boyfriend jeans, and a plain black sweater. To beat the cold, I accessorized with a burgundy beanie with a multi-color faux fur pom pom and a black parka with the faux fur hood. If you haven’t noticed already, faux fur and pom poms are clearly my newest obsession!

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Happy New Year Fashionistas! The best is yet to come..

A Cozy Christmas

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The perfect Decemburrr recipe calls for cozy PJ’s, a cup of hot coco topped with little marshmallows, and being snuggled up in a fleece blanky watching 25 Days of Christmas! My favorite Christmas movies are the classic Frosty’s Winter Wonderland (playing December 9th) and of course, the romantic comedy, The Holiday with Cameron Diaz  (showing on December 20th). My favorite PJ’s- onesies of course! This time of year there are so many cute and festive onesies to cuddle around in like this reindeer onesie which doesn’t only have antlers, but a puffy little reindeer tail on the back too! 

So make sure to sneak in some cookies and milk for a movie time snack, grab your jammies, and don’t forget to check out Freeform’s Christmas schedule  and let me know your fave holiday movie!

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Never Let Anyone Dull Your Sparkle

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Sparkle on, darling. Christmas is my favorite time of the year-there is something so magical about the snowflakes falling, the smell of pine, and the sounds of Christmas music. I love frosting cookies with my family, decorating the Christmas tree with my boyfriend, and wrapping presents complete with ribbons and bows for the people I love.

I also love this time of year for holiday parties. The holidays are the best time of year to break out the sequins and glitter! My favorite go-to festive outfits this season include anything with red, green, gold, or silver sparkles, a skirt full of tulle, and suede t-strap heels! My favorite accessory- a beautifully wrapped gift. Happy Holidays, Babes!

 

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The Monday Blues

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It’s time to put the sandals away and let the booties come out to play! These new blue velvet lace up booties have found themselves a very special spot in my fall shoe collection. These gems came from DSW and come in both blue and burgundy. These booties are so on trend right now with velvet making such a big presence in the fall/winter fashion scene. I paired them with my destroyed boyfriend cuffed jeans, a natural colored lightweight V-neck sweater, and oversized multi-colored fringe cardigan which is now on sale at American Eagle. This cozy sweater and velvet booties are the perfect way to conquer your Monday blues.

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Keep Moving Forward and Never Look Back

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TRENDING NOW: Jackets with patches and following your dreams.

Since moving to New York City I have learned a lot about myself, and I have grown so much as a person. I came here to follow my dreams even when people doubted them. The road hasn’t been easy, but it’s been worth it. I have learned who is in my corner and who isn’t; I have learned that I’m braver than I ever thought I was; and I have learned that the best is always yet to come.The best advice I have to offer you is to create a life you love, believe in your journey, and do it in style. Keep moving forward and never look back.

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Follow those dreams in style. Patches are being seen everywhere-on jackets, shirts, and pants. This trend is my absolute favorite because it’s so fun searching for the right patches that fit with your personality and your likes! There are so many different kinds to choose from- lipstick, stars, words and phrases, foods, and so much more! The jacket I chose is from Forever 21 with the phrase “Never Look Back” on the back and four different patches on the front including a camo letter “R”, the words “Boys” and “Girl Gang,” and a broken heart (because I used to be a heartbreaker, duh! JK. Not really.). I paired it with a plain black tee so it wouldn’t steal all the glory away from the jacket, destroyed boyfriend jeans, and leopard print flats.

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It’s All Just Hocus Pocus!

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Is it me or do the weekends go by way too fast and the week goes by way too slow. This past weekend was full of low key fun. On Saturday, my handsome boyfriend treated me to date night at the movies where we saw The Girl on the Train since I finally finished reading the book! As always, the book was better than the movie, but still a good choice. Maybe next weekend we’ll go see Boo! A Madea’s Halloween to get into the Halloween spirit and for a few good laughs because who doesn’t love a Tyler Perry movie?! (I’m currently watching my fave Halloween movie as I write this- Hocus Pocus)! On Sunday, we participated in a little Sunday Funday of our own watching the Steeler’s game at Buffalo Wild Wings while stuffing our faces with greasy fried food and drinking Blue Moons.

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For outings like these, I like to look put together, but still feel comfy, cozy, and casual. I wore black leggings (because I live in these things during the fall and winter) and a burnt orange sweater with cute little zip details at the hem on each side. I accessorized my look with a floral scarf and floppy hat. The weather is always changing this time of year so I brought along a black faux leather moto jacket when the temperature cools down at night.

Get my look: Sweater and Leggings from American Eagle, Scarf and Jacket from H&M, floppy hat from Forever 21.

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