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Hey Everyone!

It’s been sometime since I posted on Instagram as well as my blog. The time got away from me during the holidays and I took the extra time to spend with my family, be less on social media & really reflect on this past year and the new year.

I’m slowly easing back into blogging and really trying to be thoughtful about what I post 🙂 I want to post quality over quality because that’s what’s really important, don’t ya think!?

PS. Looking at these photos I took back in December are making me miss my long hair already! I’ve cut 6+ inches off and lightened it. I haven’t had my hair short since I was in like, 5th grade! AND it was freezing this day haha, can you tell by my face? 🙂

I would love to still connect with you all and keep in touch via Instagram. I’m still commenting and liking all your posts 🙂 come say hey and I’ll see next time on here when blogging bug hits me!



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Ok, and let’s talk about this outfit really quick, I wear this sweater ALL the time. It’s only $25 dollars and it is so cozy/perfect for everyday. Also, I know I have had so many inquiries about these OTK boots for only $99 (they fit SO good – comfy and they are heeled but super easy to walk in). You can shop the rest of my outfit in the links below!

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Shop the photos above: 1. Fleece Lined Socks 2. Check Square Scarf ($25) 3. TULA Discovery Kit 4. Guilded Muse Candle 5. “Frosted” Throw Blanket 6. Knit Beanie 7. Brush Set ($22) 8. Tabu Rose  9. Coffee Mug

Hey Everyone!

Tis’ the season! I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving & got some great deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Getting into the holiday spirit, I’ll be putting together some gift guide for you all! Today I’m sharing some “girly girl” gifts under $50 (psss most of these are on my gift list, too – you better believe I only pick out the best of the best for my readers).

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Tula Discovery Kit: I recently did a collaboration with TULA and was able to try their products. I can honestly say  that I love TULA! I’ve really do think the texture of my skin is better and smoother, the redness has gone down and my skin feels hydrated. I use the illuminating serum, daily moisturizer & eye cream.

Tabu Rose: I’m kind of snobby when it comes to perfume, so I was naturally skeptical to try something that wasn’t name brand. I ended up falling IN LOVE with this perfume. I get compliments all the time about the sent – it’s really light, soft and fresh.

Beanies: I just bought a ton of these beanies in different colors. They are super cute for the winter months and they keep you warm! You can bet that you will see me wearing pom-pom beanies all the time 😉

You can shop all my “Girly Guide” pics below by clicking the picture:

 

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I am so excited to be partnering with Shane Co. to bring you all some fun + festive fine jewelry for the Holidays! I’m someone who loves delicate jewelry pieces that compliment my neutral colored fashion sense. When I went to Shane Co. show room in Tigard, OR I was greeted with the most friendly of Diamond experts, Catie. Not only did I feel comfortable shopping for jewelry pieces, Shane Co. really stood up to their name, “Your friend in the jewelry business.” I didn’t feel pressured, and we only spoke about pieces that really complimented what I was looking for, something to “treat yourself”!

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My absolute favorite piece from the Holiday collection was this Layered triangle NecklaceIt’s delicate details pair with my style effortlessly! This necklace would go perfect with any Thanksgiving, Christmas or NYE look.

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Whether you are looking for something to gift yourself this year, your sister, mom, wife, girlfriend, etc. Shane Co. has all price points. I absolutely fell in love with this Diamond Circle Cluster Necklace in 14k yellow Gold. I paired it with the Gold Bar Necklace (that can be engraved and customized for the perfect personalized gift).

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Some other favorites above: Diamond Crescent Moon Cluster Necklace + Textured Sterling Silver Ring (only $60).

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Above:  Layered Chain Bracelet in Rose Sterling Silver (personal favorite only $55).

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Poncho: Gray Monroe (only $50) / Lipstick: Viva La Glam III

Shoes: Vince Camuto (similar) /Belt: Old (similar)

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This post is Sponsored, all thoughts are my own. Photography by Haley Graham Photography 

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OTK Boots ($99) / Skinny Jeans ($40) / Turtleneck Dress ($29) /Sunnies ($24) /Scarf ($25) /Stripped Top ($19) / Open Sweater ($47) / Booties ($95) / Peacoat ($37)

Last time I posted about some of my favorite Nordstrom bargins, I had great feedback! Especially now since it’s holiday time and you need to dress up for thanksgiving and Christmas (and save some $ while you do it) I wanted to share some “Nordstrom Fall Favorites Under $100.”

My top picks are:

OTK Boots: First off, I shared these OTK Frano Sarto boots on my Instagram story and you guys loved them! So excited that I received such great feedback! You can find those boots here. They are under $100 and currently come in different colors and all sizes!

Striped Shirt: Who else wears this striped shirt to death! I can wear it in any occasion, plus it’s only $19. it was sold out recently because everyone loves it. So if you love it too, you betta hurry! It also comes in 3 different colors.

Ripped Skinny jeans: These are only $40 from Topshop, can you really beat this?

You can shop the rest of these deals by clicking the photos below!

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What is “Mia Donna?”: I’m really excited to talk about a local Portland, Oregon based diamond company called MiaDonna. They are known for their “lab grown diamonds” that are chemically, physically and optically identical to earth-mined diamonds, without the social or environmental impact. These diamonds are conflict free and cost up to 40 % less than typical earth-mined diamonds! Shop & learn more at their website miadonna.com

My experience: with them was exceptional. A little background on me, I am not engaged, or married. I was a little intimidated at first, but once I got there I loved that I could look through their jewelry for “fashion” purposes! I know a lot of times high end jewelers can feel intimidating because their specialties are for the engaged or married, but I loved looking at all they had to offer for the single girl!

Earrings: I think my favorite part of my private tour of ­their showroom was getting to try on their stud earrings and stacked rings! I’m a big fan of simple, yet classic studs – I tried on the Basket Princess Cut Earrings in 14K White Gold, each set with 1.0 carat stones.

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Stacked Rings: (in order of photos below) I think my absolute favorite ring was the Amore Vintage Diamond Band ($655) – the gorgeous, almost “woven” look of this ring exudes beauty. I love how unique it is and also how versatile! I paired this Amore Band with the sleek and elegant Hope Diamond Band ($804) and the eco-friendly Drew Band ($759) that is channel set with naturally recycled diamonds and looks stunning in person and on camera!

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For Fun: Their Graphic Designer, Instagram Manager, and diamond expertise, Emily, convinced me to try on a few of the diamond rings. These rings are perfect for engagements, but if you’re someone who likes to wear fine jewelry then this one’s for you! The Morrison Vintage Inspired Ring is a beauty It’s set with a stunning round cut center stone and shows off gorgeous hand carved details.”

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One last thing: The Home Try-On Program. This is seriously amazing and you guys should take advantage of it! It lets you try on 3 sample rings from home – 1. Select your rings online 2. Try them on at home 3. Send them back for free! What do you have to lose!? Find out more here.

 

Thanks for stopping by, have a great rest of your week!

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