Saturday, January 14, 2017

Staying Warm in January

Fleece-lined leggings, shearling-lined boots, fleece-lined flannel shirts... You name it, I own it. 

Picture via Pinterest

I don't handle cold weather very well. My boyfriend always makes fun of me because I literally curl up like a dog when I'm freezing. Hey, no shame! I'll do anything to stay warm.  

I have the Athleta Polartec® Power Stretch leggings in gray and honestly have been living in them since December. They are thermally insulated and are able to keep you toasty warm without being bulky. I wore them on our New Years Day hike at Grayson Highlands State Park along with my Shimmer Down Long Coat. (Pictured above) 

Wearing my fleece-lined flannel shirt from Gabe's. Shop similar below. 


In my mind, cold feet is the equivalent of stepping into a puddle of water with socks on. (Ughhh I hate it!) Here are some cozy options to keep your feet toasty warm. 

What are your favorite items/brands that help you stay warm?

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Comfy at Home

When I was little I hated two things; bangs and turtlenecks. Bangs always made my forehead feel itchy and turtlenecks made me feel like I was being strangled. Fast forward ten years, and I still hate bangs, but I can't imagine staying warm in the wintertime without turtlenecks.

I got this chunky sweater from Banana Republic last year. Not only is it toasty warm, but it's also my favorite shade of pink! Total win-win situation. Although this exact sweater is no longer available, there are plenty of similar options linked below.

I've been obsessed the past couple days with Starbuck's Peppermint Mocha. Their holiday iced espresso classics were 75% off at Kroger earlier this week. So, so yummy! 

Turtleneck: Banana Republic (Similar options here, here, herehere, and here)
Jeans: Banana Republic (Similar options here, here, and here)

Shop the look: 


Shopstyle Collective links are used in this post 

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Twenty Sixteen

Todays post is short and sweet. I wanted to take a quick moment to reflect on 2016.

I can't believe 2016 has come to a close. It has been one heck of a year! I can't believe how many changes have occurred in only twelve months. I graduated high school, began college, met a group of incredible friends, and experienced an equal amount of highs and lows.

If I could freeze time, I would freeze my life in these college years and soak up every laugh, every tear, and every heartbreak. I want to remember every time I almost peed myself laughing and every tear that brought me closer to finding my happiness. I want to remember every time a guy made me feel like I wasn't good enough, and then I remember the first time I met the guy that continually puts the biggest smile on my face.

I want to remember every argument I've ever had with my best friends and how we resolved it. Although awkward and upsetting at the time, it inevitably brought us closer together.

I want to remember the stress I felt as I studied for my first college exams, and how I felt every fiber of my being pushing me to study one-hour longer and do one more practice problem.

I want to remember the feeling of failure and how empowering it feels to pick yourself back up and move on.

Although most of these things weren't ideal at the time, I never regret a moment of the learning opportunities I experienced in 2016.

Peace out 2016, and hello 2017!