My Favorite Present I GAVE
The thing I love most about Christmas is finding the absolute perfect present for each of my friends and family members. This year, my family and I said we weren't going to exchange gifts. All of my sisters and I are going to spend a day together getting mani/pedis instead. So, although we said no gifts, I still wanted to get my mom something special.
This was my outfit for Christmas dinner. A polished sweater and sparkly jewelry is my favorite combination for winter because you can look grown up and professional while still showing off your favorite blingy jewelry. The necklace I'm wearing in this photo is from target. I also wore rings and bracelets to add even more sparkle to the outfit. I love an outfit that I can wear as much jewelry as I feel like. A plain, neutral sweater is the perfect canvas to adorn with as many jewels as you please! The rest of my outfit was skinny jeans and my new ugg boots :)
Here is what I got for Christmas this year. I really wanted a new pair of Ugg boots since they are perfect for walking around campus or anywhere during winter. The boots were my main present and then I got a few other smaller ones. I also bought a few things for myself for Christmas and also to reward myself after a semester of hard work! ;)
I haven't posted on my blog in what feels like forever! But I am a senior in college and needed to focus a bit more on my classes so my blog had to come second :(
However, I am very proud of myself and what I accomplished this semester:
School is so important to me and I am so happy with what I've done throughout my (almost) four years at Alvernia University. I cannot believe that next semester will be my last but I'm so excited to see what will come after it!
Another reason why I didn't post sooner was CHRISTMAS! My house was crazy busy this year; with both sides of our family coming to our house for Christmas dinner.
I have also been catching up with friends who are home for winter break and doing all kinds of fun stuff such as ugly sweater parties! ;)
PLUS, all my sisters and I have been home together for the first time in a long time so we have been hanging out together non-stop. I love it!
I am going to share more about what I have been up to and what will be happening for me when I get some time to take some pictures :)
I couldn't wait one more day to wear my boots!! It's still pretty warm out, so I wore the boots with a short sleeved t-shirt and light weight fashion scarf. I love the colors in this scarf. I bought it during summer but the orange, brown, and yellow color combo says fall. Now I can't wait for everything else that says fall! (pumpkins, pumpkin spice coffee, cozy knit sweaters, red and orange leaves, plaid, etc!) 💋
Combat Boots! I get so excited to wear boots in the fall and my new combat boots are no exception. This is my first pair of combat boots and my youngest sister actually inspired my urge to buy a pair. She had a pair last year and literally wore them almost everyday until the zipper broke apart. And when it did she was nothing short of devastated. :( So, towards the end of summer we started looking for a pair for her to replace the broken ones and as I was helping her look around for a pair, I found myself wanting my own pair!
Maxi skirts were a huge trend this summer but they can be easily transitioned to fall! Throw on a sweater and some ankle boots and your maxi skirt is ready for the fall season.
The fall season gets us excited to bring out our sweaters, scarves, jeans, and boots. But new trends have emerged for fall 2013 for everything from the IT color to the IT pattern. I have been keeping tabs on some of my favorite designers and I like to take note of what seem to be the easiest trends to conquer as a college student from a small town. Here are my favorite fall 2013 trends:
These pieces are easy to find and fairly easy to style! Try them out, I know I will ;)