Parisian Snapshots

December 2, 2016


I have so many photos from Paris that didn’t necessarily fit into a “traditional” blog post, so I thought I’d do a little round up of some of my favorites. Because I mean, who doesn’t need a little more Paris in their lives?! I know I do! I’m not going to lie, I’m seriously missing this city. I’m already aching to be back, eating croissants, drinking wine, and getting lost in Parisian gardens.

There’s a magical feeling in Paris that you just can’t get anywhere else. It sounds cheesy, but I’m serious! Seeing the Eiffel Tower sparkle at night on our trip just confirmed that Paris truly is the most magical city ever. I had always wanted to see it in full sparkle mode (which it does for 5 minutes on the hour until 1am), and it was even more incredible than I could have imagined.

When in Paris, be sure not to miss the Eiffel Tower at night! Also, I highly reccomend renting bikes. This was Dave’s idea and boy was it a good one. Walking is great, but biking is honestly the best way to see the city (plus it saves your feet!). Biking around the Eiffel Tower was definitely one of the highlights of our entire trip. Another one of my favorite things was seeing Monet’s water lillies at the Musee de l’Orangerie. It was a bucket list item that I finally got to check off, and it did not disappoint! It was amazing.

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 If you have any questions on anything else we did in Paris, let me know! 🙂



Gift Guide 2016: For Her

December 1, 2016


Happy Friday eve!! Last but not least, here’s my gift guide for the ladies! Just like my gift guide for the guys, everything in this gift guide is also all under $50!! There’s a little something for everyone in this guide, whether you’re shopping for you mom, sister, or bestie. I know I have my eye on a few of these things, too… 😉 These gifts will make anyone feel special without you having to break the bank!

Monogrammed Umbrella // Jewelry Box // Tassel Earrings (SO cute!)

Rose Gold Candle (best scent ever) // Leopard Clutch // Pom Pom Beanie

Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment // Initial Necklace // Tassel Keychain // Cable Knit Sweater

The Magnolia Story Book // Flannel PJ Pants // Bow Stationery

Monogrammed Cosmetics Case // Tassel Scarf // Gold Phone Charger



Seine Strolling

November 30, 2016


We really lucked out with the weather on our trip, especially in Paris. Everyone warned us that it could be cold, dreary, and awful. Well, it was chilly, but the sun peeked out quite a bit, making for absolutely gorgeous fall days. It was perfect for all the walking we did! And boy did we walk a lot. I think we clocked in at least 20,000 steps a day!! Each day we’d walk along different parts of the Seine, and it became one of my favorite activities. I loved watching the boats go by, and there was always such great people watching (the street style is SO GOOD). On this particular day, we caught a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower, too! After our walk, we finished off the day with a big bowl of mussels, bread, and french onion soup (which is basically what our diets consisted of during our time in Paris). Paris is just so incredibly beautiful, I could spend a lifetime exploring all of it!

I said it before and I’ll say it again- my trench coat was hands down one of the best things I brought on the trip. It has a removable liner, which makes it super versatile and wearable basically anytime of year. I of course kept it in since it was so chilly, but it was nice to know that I could remove the liner if it happened to get warm out. Plus, it’s a classic style that you can easily dress up or down, making it perfect for travel. If you’re going to Europe (or doing any sort of fall travel), I can’t recommend this trench enough.

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Trench: London Fog // Denim: Old Navy // Flats: Target



PS: Check out my post from the Jardin des Tuileries for more Parisian goodness!


Blush Moto Jacket

November 29, 2016


Blush is one of my all time favorite colors, so it’s no surprise that this moto jacket made its way into my closet. I can’t help it! Blush is just the best, am I right?! This jacket is the perfect combination of girly and edgy, which I love. My closet could use a little bit of edgy every now and then. 😉 Plus, it’s the perfect way to elevate any basic outfit, like my simple jeans and t-shirt look here. Throwing it on totally takes jeans and a tee from day to night! I can also see it looking amazing with a lacey party dress or a velvet skirt this holiday season! Plus, the price point on the jacket can’t be beat… it’s under $30!! For all you ladies on a budget (especially during the holiday season), this jacket is a win-win.

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 Blush Moto Jacket: Forever 21 (Right after I posted this, I found out the jacket had sold out!! This one is almost identical though, and still under $30) // Striped Tee: Target // Jeans: Old Navy

Bag: Kate Spade // Flats: Target