New Year Update


DEATILS: Jacket (on MAJOR sale!) // Sweater // Jeans // Boots (not coming out until 10/1, but have linked others below!) // Necklace

We've been hit with some crazy weather here in Portland lately! In total we've had to miss over a week of work because of snow and ice. I won't lie, it really is nice to work from home (in your pajamas), and I honestly get so much more done when I'm not in the office.

All that being said, and taking the Christmas/New Year holiday into account, I've been thinking long and hard about continuing on my blogging journey. I've decided that I want to do more of what is true to me and write and invest time in things that aren't so outfit post focused, and go a bit deeper into my passions. Yes, there will still be outfit posts, but I don't want to feel so constrained to just those. I always seem to get a lot of feedback via Instagram Stories and Snapchat, so feel free to shoot me a message letting me know what you want to see more of this year!

Kicking off spring 2017 at SOREL, we've got a lot of neat things in the works with travel involved. Ryan and I are also planning on heading back to Saint John in May and I couldn't be more excited to already have a vacation in the works.

I've been in Portland going on 4 years now, doing the same thing, and I feel a needed change coming on. My career has always been so important to me, and I learned early on that job security and happiness in my current role is always key. Relying solely on blogging was never something that I wanted to do, as opposed to climbing the corporate ladder (yeah, I know that sound weird coming from a millennial). I've never been afraid to step up or move across the country for new opportunities, hence how I ended up in Portland in the first place. 2013-2014 were years of learning in my career, 2015-2016 were years of proving, and 2017 is my year to own it and I'm going to take it full force :)


Dressing For New Years Eve | Shabby Apple









New Years Eve has never really been a big deal for me but when Shabby Apple reached out I was ecstatic! I immediately gravitated toward their Abies Tie Neck Dress for the occasion. This year Ryan and I will be going to a NYE party that our friends are throwing and I'm super excited to actually dress up and ring in the new year with friends. 

I love the open neckline of this dress and I opted to pair it with this amazing Kendra Scott lariat necklace and Helen Wedges from the newest SOREL Holiday Collection. Even though the dress is a bit understated, it's perfect for dressing up with your accessories and footwear.


New Eyes | EyeBuyDirect

I've had glasses since I was 9 and I've always LOVED the process of getting a new pair of glasses. In the past, because frames have always been outrageously priced, I would get new frames every other year. The in between years were reserved for new contacts.

I recently discovered EyeBuyDirect and I don't think I will be getting my glasses anywhere else as long as they're around! During Black Friday, I got a great deal...which I didn't even need...but got three new pairs of glasses for less than half the price of my usual glasses!

Their frames start at around $10 and can go up to $70. I think I may also have a frame addiction from now on because I keep going back to order more. The best part about the affordable price point, is that you don't have to worry about making a longterm frame decision. Glasses are so trendy nowadays, that it can be super stressful to try and choose the expensive frame that you're going to wear for at least the next year! With EyeBuyDirect, you can swap out glasses as soon as new trends emerge!





Sweater Weather | Abercrombie and Fitch


SOREL Addington Chelsea Boots // Perry Street Starburst Studs // SOREL Caribou Bomber Jacket


My very favorite thing about winter is getting to wear sweaters. That was definitely part of the draw for me to move to Portland, Oregon a few years back -- the promise of 4 separate seasons. I've always loved bundling up for the cold, but coming from Texas and California, I didn't get the chance as much.

I recently re-discovered Abercrombie and Fitch, you know I was for sure a fan back in middle and high school! I really love how they've seemed to rebrand a bit, lose the moose logo on everything, and serve more of a millennial audience. I couldn't help but get the skiing squirrel sweater above. How freaking cute is it?! AND, they have a ton more that I've linked right here:





I decided to add a little bit of holiday sparkle with these Perry Street Starburst studs.





Holiday Gift Guide | His

As much as I love my husband, he's always last on my list of people to shop for because I never know what to get him! Being a designer, he's super picky OR he gets what he loves throughout the year because he's the only one who knows what he really wants :)

Today I've gathered my short list of foolproof gifts to buy any guy this year:


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