Christmas Union

When I saw snow on the weather forecast, I was skeptical and when I woke up and opened my blinds, only to be greeted by a dreary gray sky, I was disappointed. Yet, as the day went on, the snow didn’t stop as I’d anticipated. Instead, flurries continued to fall, making me feel as if I was living in a snow globe. This single day of snow has me wishing for a white Christmas, especially since we haven’t had one in forever!

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To celebrate the snow, the end of finals, and the start of the Christmas season, I put on my most festive flannel, most toy soldier-esque jacket, snow-white jeans and bean boots and headed out to see some lights, trees and decorations around the city. I ended up at Union Station where I accidentally ran out in front of a few busses and enjoyed wandering around. A few people even came up to me and complemented my outfit, saying I looked just like Christmas.

Flannel // Similar Jacket // Jeans // Bean Boots

Country Roads Lead Home

Swamp Meadow Covered Bridge in Foster, Rhode Island is one of my favorite spots in the state. I can’t make a trip home without at least driving under it a couple of times. It’s so nice to have a bit of New England charm so close to home. I just love covered bridges!

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I am obsessed with the navy color of this plaid shirtdress. It pops against the red and the white in the print. How cute is the bow tie on the front?!? It lets you customize just how fitted it is and leaves you with the possibility of making a bow or another sort of knot. This dress even has pockets. Although I’m pretty short, I ordered the dress in a tall so it would be long enough and I’m so glad I did! The smaller the size, the shorter the hemline so getting a tall is absolutely crucial, even if you’re short like me. Because I was feeling extra, I paired the dress with a patent pair of point toe pumps. I got them a few years back and adore them; any time they even remotely match my outfit, I eagerly pull them out! Speaking of excited, Delila was extremely pumped to visit the bridge with us. The whole way there, I kept looking in my rearview and all I could see was her happy face. I took a picture and posted it on her Instagram, check it out here!

Dress (50% off with an extra 30%) // Similarly Colored Shoes // Necklace

 

Beach Boy

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I finally went riding on the beach! After almost a year of planning, my friends and I finally got around to bringing Jupiter to the beach! In the state of Rhode Island, you’re legally allowed to bring horses to state and local beaches anytime between September 15 and May 15. While we had originally planned to go to Blue Shutters, we opted to go to Narraganset beach instead because of the large parking lot. Despite the fact that it was late November, we caught a nice, warm, 55° sunny day which meant that the beach was a bit crowded. So many people were taking photos and videos of us and a particular group of old people decided it would be a fantastic idea to unleash their fu-fu dogs and let them chase us! Some people have no common sense, no matter how old they get. I’m so happy I finally got to ride on the beach; it was so much fun and I can’t wait to do it again. Maybe next time Jupiter will be less afraid of the waves, LOL!

Leopard Lookout

I love being home! While I’ve lived in Rhode Island my entire life, there are still a few nooks and crannies I have yet to explore and Prospect Terrace on the East Side of Providence was one of them! Located in a quaint, historical section of the city, the park boasts stunning views of the State House. It’s amazing how high up it is!

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When I saw this faux fur leopard vest, was in love and when I realized it was 63% off, I knew I had to have it!  It’s so soft (can’t stop petting it!) and warm. Because it’s Black Friday, it’s still on sale as J. Crew has marked nearly everything down. Knowing you got a great deal on something makes wearing it all the more enjoyable. I paired the vest with a berry top, jeans and black leather booties.

Leopard Vest // Similar Top // Jeans // Similar Booties // Eyeshadow

Thanksgiving Silverquette

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! My day started bright and early as I was scheduled to lector the 9am mass. After the mass had ended, I headed home and set the table for dinner. I was totally lost when it came to placing the silverware, so I was thrilled when my mom pulled the Silverquette book out of the dining room table’s drawer so I was able to orchestrate proper place settings. I even lit candles down the middle of the table. Let’s pretend I didn’t throw a lit match not once but twice at the table-cloth and carpet because of how hot they were!IMG_2614IMG_2619IMG_2616IMG_2622IMG_2603-1IMG_2618IMG_2604-1IMG_2629Going for a walk with Delila is absolutely crucial following a day filled with eating. I’m so blessed to have this wonderful dog in my life. She’s pretty thankful I’m home too; I got lots of kisses! IMG_2623IMG_2613IMG_2625IMG_2627

 

 

November Favorites

Happy almost Thanksgiving! I finally finished up for the week and am finally back home. When I return to school, I have two days of classes before finals. I have so many papers to get done and while I don’t usually like to do any work while at home, this trip, I don’t seem to have much of a choice. Here are my November favorites!

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Georgetown Cupcake’s November Flavors: November and December are the best months for seasonal cupcakes. This month, the highlights include Maple Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Caramel Swirl and German Chocolate Fudge. I always bring home a half-dozen cupcakes for my parents but all three of these flavors are so perfect, this time I brought home 9 that remained perfectly intact through the metro, bus, plane and car ride! YUM!

The Perfect Holiday Nail Polish: Super shiny, hunter green nails are perfect for Christmas! I picked this color up the other day and am obsessed with it! It’s dark but not too dark so it’s still pretty and feminine.

Reputation: THIS ENTIRE ALBUM IS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! If you haven’t heard it already, I highly recommend you purchase it! I’m definitely going to see her in concert this summer. My favorite songs off the album (that weren’t released early) are New Years Day, Get Away Car and King of My Heart but let’s be honest, every song is my favorite.

Tim McGraw’s CMA Jacket: How cute is this? He took the velvet trend and made it so classy. As an equestrian, I eagerly await the day we can show in fabrics and colors like this! It reminds me of the dress Olivia Culpo won Miss Universe in. I love this shade of velvet.

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School Spirit? Just kidding! I went to a basketball game for all of 5 minutes before we found our friend dressed as the mascot, took a photo and left. The George is so creepy, I couldn’t stop laughing. I don’t know which is creepier, its lifeless eyes, bushy white eyebrows, irregularly large nose, or strangely discolored and large pout.

Taylor Swift performs New Year’s Day: This video is probably one of my favorite things ever. You have to watch/listen to it if you haven’t already!

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer: I usually use a different tarte concealer for my under eye area that works very well so I wasn’t completely sold on this concealer for a while but I think it’s growing on me. It’s much lighter which helps to highlight and is definitely matte. My only reservation is that the formula isn’t as thick as I’m used to.

Lilly for Less: Last spring, I was mind blown and thrilled when I realized that TJ Maxx carried discounted Lilly and recently, I learned that Nordstrom Rack does as well, but for even less! Shifts that originally cost around $200 at Lilly retail for $60 at TJ Maxx but even lower ($30) at Nordstrom Rack! Definitely something to look out for.

Plaid Bow Heels: How adorable are these tartan heels from Talbots? I can’t get over the bows!!! All of the store is completely on point right now with their plaid selection. This time of the year especially, I can’t get enough.

Christmas Tree: My dorm is about to be so decorated for Christmas! I ordered this $12 silver tinsel tree (also comes in rose gold) and can’t wait to put it up when I get back. I’m also going to be making some of these 3D snowflakes to hang from my ceiling!

Drumstick and Wishbone the Turkeys: Our wonderful president pardoned two of the cutest turkeys, Wishbone and Drumstick yesterday. The entire Trump family looked so put together in their red coats. It’s so nice to see some class in the first family!

The Great Falls

Although it wasnt that long ago, my trip to Great Falls Park in Virginia feels like it happened eons ago. I can’t believe it’s just about time to head home for Thanksgiving!  While I uploaded a post about the fun weekend I had directly following it (read it here) I’ll talk more about our trip to the falls. Surprisingly, parking here was a pain in the butt but the little walk from the parking lot to the Potomac and then to the falls was pleasant and eventful. I ended up going with three friends: Hannah, Zac and Jack. Hannah and I are both comfortable in the outdoors but our two counterparts were very much not. It was so funny to watch two city slickers attempt to do the simple tasks such as step from stone to stone and deal with absolute horrors such as mud.  It’s always fun to retreat from the city with friends and I’m definitely going to start doing it more often. In under a half hour, I can be driving down a suburban country road, feeling like I’m hundreds of miles away from the city. Going here made me really want to drive over to western Virginia and get some hiking in!

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Sweatshirt (on sale!) // Jeans // Boots