2017 In Review

December 31, 2017

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photo by Gina Zeidler
2017 was easily my best year personally. Not so much when it came to the state of the world but despite the constant barrage of bad news I had a pretty fantastic year. Let's dive into some of the highlights, shall we? Here they are in no particular order:

Things I Like Vol. 35

December 20, 2017

I'm a bit late posting today as I totally spaced and forgot to pull this post together last night amidst all the craziness of packing and getting ready to go home for ten days. So let's keep it short and sweet today since I'm sure I'm not the only one trying to get a ton of last minute things done this week.

Sequined Plaid

December 18, 2017

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I went to a "Glitzmas" party last week and knew because of the name that I wanted to pull out all the stops. Red tartan pants? Yep. Pom pom shoes? You bet. Sequined top and earrings? Check and check. I had so much fun putting together this festive outfit and was happy I actually had somewhere to wear it! I think it was a nice balance of being dressy but the pants and flats keep it a little bit more casual.  

My Favorite Christmas Things

December 15, 2017

As you may have gathered, I love Christmas. Not putting-up-the-tree-in-October level love but it just gives me all of the feels. I wanted to do something a little different today and share a bunch of my Christmas favorites from songs to food to gifts!

Things I Like Vol. 34

December 13, 2017

Oddly enough our streak of having plans has continued this week and will keep on going into the weekend. That's the holidays I guess! We have drinks with a friend who's in town tonight, I have a wreath-making party tomorrow night and then we have our second annual CalTrain pub crawl on Saturday. We leave to go home a week from tomorrow so we're trying to pack in seeing all of our friends and do all of the holiday things here before we go. It all makes me so happy though :)

Little Sweater Dress

December 11, 2017

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I've never owned a sweater dress but for whatever reason really wanted to find a good one this year. I love the idea because they're dressier than jeans but still pretty casual. My family is quite casual for the holidays but I still like to be a little dressed up. Enter the sweater dress. I was v. excited when I found this gorgeous eggplant-hued one with fun sleeves!

My Bridal Skincare Routine

December 8, 2017


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Over the past couple of years I've upped my skincare game but really wanted to take excellent care of my skin leading up to our wedding. I got several compliments on my skin on our wedding day which made me feel like my hard work had paid off 😂 because my skincare is something I take pretty seriously. So today I'm sharing what I did to keep my skin in tip-top shape leading up to the big day. 

All photos by Gina Zeidler and my hair and makeup was by Hayley Sachs Artistry. Adore both of them!

Things I Like Vol. 33

December 6, 2017

Happy Wednesday! I've been feeling kind of blah lately...not sure what the reason is. I think I'm just itching to go home for Christmas! I've never really gotten used to winter here in California. I know most people would be thrilled with the "winter" that we have but it's just never felt right to me. #picky I was so excited to hear that it snowed in Minnesota yesterday so I'm hoping it's a white Christmas! These things are helping to cheer me as well, so let's check 'em out!

Extra Festive

December 4, 2017

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Let me start off by saying that I am aware of how extra this outfit is for California😂but what better time is there to be a little bit extra than the holidays? In an ideal world I would be wearing this in a snowy climate with a pom pom hat, possibly picking out a real Christmas tree. But alas, we're still in California at the moment so I'll just have to keep dreaming until I can pull this outfit out in MN over Christmas!

Recent Reads Vol. 13

December 1, 2017

Damn, it's been exactly three months since my last Recent Reads post. That's not to say I wasn't reading, but I guess I'm just behind on blogging. I've got some good stuff to share with you today so follow me!

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