Friday, December 30, 2016

Thoughts For Friday

Happy last Friday of 2016!  What a year!  As always thank you to each and everyone of you who read my blog.  I love all the connections I have made through the blog world.  This blog is my creative outlet and happy place.  I look forward to 2017 and what it has in store.  If you have any suggestions of what you would like to see on my blog in the next year I would love suggestions.  Email me or leave a comment! 

A few pics from Christmas.  This year I tried to unplug a bit over the holidays and not have my phone out as much so I didn't take a ton of pictures.  

Cookies and carrots for Santa and his Reindeer.

All the cousins.
My parent's Christmas tree, it is even more stunning in person.  Tree goals.
I wore this cold should sweater for Christmas Eve paired with some festive necklaces.

My parent's celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary 2 days after Christmas.  How cute are they??
I have a wedding come up in February and I am searching for a fun new dress.
I love this Ted Baker dress.
I wanted to share a picture of the back of the Vince Blouse I shared Tuesday.  It is now 60% off and such a great classic staple to add your closet.  I love the back detail. It runs on the large side, I am wearing a size 2. 

New candle I picked up that smells amazing.   I always like a fresh candle for the New Year.  
Favorite workout top is back in stock and out in this new pink color.

I am loving this Mara Hoffman that is now reduced.  Looks like it may be a bit short as a dress so I would pair it with skinny jeans or leggings.   

I am planning on indulging this weekend but getting back on track Monday.  I used this cookbook a lot last January it is great for clean eating but not depriving yourself.  The recipes are really good.

I am totally addicted to Carpool Karaoke.  I can't stop watching every episode several times.
Gigi New York is running their End of Year Closet sale.  Lots of great pieces and they are 30-40% off.  You can shop all the sale HERE
The convertible clutch, one of my favorites is now 50% off in many colors.  I love that you can carry it as a cross body or remove the straps and carry it as a clutch.
2017 Goals.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Favorite Healthy Meals from 2016

Confession I have way overindulged the past few weeks.  I am talking chips, dips, pizza, fudge, booze, Taco Bell- tis the season right??  I am scared of the scale.  I have been trying to workout some this week and eat fairly healthy but we have friends coming in town this weekend so I know the weekend will be filled with lots of good wine and food. 
I always get inspired towards the end of a year to start fresh the next year with a healthy lifestyle especially eating.   I rounded up a few of my favorite healthy recipes from this year to get you started for 2017!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

A Few Favorite Christmas Gifts + Recent Outfits on Sale

I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas!  We are still enjoying some downtime since the kids are out of school for the next week.  We had a great Christmas and I will try and share a few pictures later this week.

Today I wanted to share a few gifts that I received and LOVE!

These sneakers were a gift and I love them!  I am officially hooked on the slip on sneaker trend.  They are so comfortable and of course I love the blush velvet.  I would say to go up a half size as these run slightly on the small side.
I also really love this metallic version.  They are next on my wish list.

Sterling and Frances gave me this necklace for Christmas and it means so much to me.  Sterling said it looked just like my style:)  I have been wearing it alone but I think it would also look greta layered with a few thin, long gold necklaces. 
Arm candy I treated myself to.  Sometimes you have to gift yourself right??  I mentioned this watch last week and I have really been loving having a watch.  It is nice not to have to dig my phone out to figure out what time it is.  It also comes in a version with a white face as well.
I have been wearing the thin gold and rose gold bracelets everyday, they are great alone or stacked.

Nordstrom just started their half yearly sale and so many great things are now on sale.
This Vince sweater was another Christmas gift and it is now 40% off. I am wearing the cinnamon stick color in size XS.  I wore it yesterday for some after Christmas shopping.

Christmas Eve I wore this velvet off shoulder top that is now only $23.  It also comes in black.
This blouse was not a Christmas gift but I did want to share because it is was just reduced again and now 60% off.  I own the black and white.  It is such a gorgeous blouse!  Vince can do no wrong in my book!  Sizing wise it runs slightly on the large side so size down, I am wearing a size 2.
Crewneck Blouse

My sister was sweet enough to give me this wine stopper and tea maker- she clearly reads my blog: and knows what I like)
The wine stopper is really gorgeous in person.
I am waiting till we get back to Charleston to open up and use this tea maker but I am so excited about it.  I drink iced tea everyday and I love the modern look of it.
I also received this Zella top in pink.  You may remember I have the black version.  It is perfect to toss on over your workout clothes.  Lightweight and really soft!   The black and white are basically sold out but the pink is in stock in all sizes since it is a new color and just released. 

Lots of Ugg items are now reduced. 

This Ugg set is not on sale but I wish I had seen it to give my sister for Christmas.  It makes such a cute gift with the eye mask and blanket.  Perfect for anyone who travels often.

Thanks to Nordstrom for partnering on this post.