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One of my favorite things about the Holidays is being able to stay in my PJ’s all. day. long.  Since it is just my family during Christmas, we all love to lounge around the house, watch movies, bake cookies; ‘ya know the usual holiday activities.  Thankfully this year the gals at Subtle Luxury sent me over a pair of their “Pippa” Loungerie just in time for Christmas. One of our family traditions is to open one gift the night before Christmas, which always happens to be a pair of new pj’s. We all change into our new jammies and cuddle up to watch Home Alone with a cup of hot cocoa. This year was particularly special because Patrick was there to join in all of our traditions. There really is nothing better than a pair of super-soft pj’s, a new fiance, and all of my family by my side.

Christmas morning came early this year with a lovely 6:00am wake up call from my little brother singing “Jingle Bells”, but I would not have it any other way. Thankfully there was lots of coffee and cozy blankets involved as we all gathered around the tree to open presents. I hope you all had a wonderful, warm and safe Christmas with your family and friends.

These few days before the new year are meant for lounging, eating good leftovers (and cookies), and spending time reflecting on the past year. Cheers!

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“Pippa” Loungerie by Subtle Luxury in White (c/o) / Estee Lauder All Day Lipstick- Starlight Pink (gifted) / Daniel Wellington Watch / Essie ‘Shearling Darling’ Nailpolish

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FALL FOR FLANNEL

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There is something so perfect about an oversized flannel shirt in the Fall. Most of the time I just steal the BF’s to wear around the house, but they are always way too big to wear in public. Lately I have been trying on the men’s size at J.Crew just hoping they will fit right, but they never do. Recently I saw this Denim and Supply one and knew it was the perfect flannel to add to my collection.  Not only is it loose fitting (it has small slits on the side), but it actually fits in the arms, which is two thumbs up in my book.

Denim and Supply Ralph Lauren Flannel (gifted) / TEXTILE Elizabeth and James Denim (c/o) / Tory Burch Thea Tote / Joie Dreaming Flats (on sale!)/ Daniel Wellington Watch / Catbird Rings

Also, congratulations to Desaria, she is the winner of the SPUN Scarf Giveaway! Thank you to all that entered the giveaway, be sure to check out the entire SPUN and Subtle Luxury collection and even put one of your favorites on your Christmas list!

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GIVEAWAY: SPUN SCARVES

SPUN Scarf (c/o) / GAP New Tailored Chambray / J.Crew Pixie Pants (25% off using SHOPNOW) / Rag and Bone Classic Newbury Booties / DVF Clutch via TJ Maxx / Lulu Frost Necklace / Catbird Threadbare Rings / Daniel Wellington Watch / Ray Ban Caravan Sunglasses / Laura Mercier in Truly Red

Scarves are a girls best friend, or at least mine. In the Fall, it is the first accessory I put on not only I keep warm but to add a pop of color to my mostly neutral closet. There are a few staples that I wear on repeat in the Fall including my J.Crew Minie or Pixie Pants (I am loving the leather ones this season), a button down blouse and a pair of booties. Since I keep my uniform pretty standard for work and play, I always add a scarf to switch up this look. I recently came across SPUN by Subtle Luxury, an amazing brand based out of California. Guys, I am telling you their scarves are the best thing I have ever worn; I would say I am somewhat of a scarf snob. They have to be supersoft, not too bulky, but still keep you warm- this girl knows what she wants. The solid colors are ultra saturated so they pop and the printed ones are perfect for a neutral outfit. Even Jessica Alba was spotted in the Cobra print. I am seriously wanting to buy one in every color this season. Don’t worry, you won’t miss out on this amazing find because now is your chance to win your favorite new scarf for the season. You can pick any scard you’d like from this link . Good Luck, and Happy Shopping!

Follow the instructions below for your chance to win!

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POOLSIDE IN THE FALL

Mini Tunic Dress from Subtle Luxury (c/o) Love this one too! / J.Crew Navy Bandeau Top and Botton (on sale!) / Paul Smith Churhill Sunglasses (c/o) / Catbird Rings / TKEES Leather Flip Flops / Kate Spade Bag (old, similar here) / Essie Lollipop 

There is nothing better than enjoying a little R&R on vacation. Being able to uplug is always a hard task for me, I am constantly on my phone, even to a fault. My goal this past weekend was to be present and just shut my phone off for a few hours. When we arrived in Houston, it was rainy and chilly so I thought slipping into my bathing suit was going to be out of the picture.  I woke up early to sneak in a quick brunch at the cutest cafe, Tiny Boxwoods with Lauren. I am so grateful to have met some many wonderful friends through blogging.  We chatted about blog, jobs, life, and of course shopping. We probably could have sat there for hours! 

The sun was shining, so we headed down to the pool for a little relaxation.  When I am at a hotel, I always like to wear a cover up and this Subtle Luxury embroidered tunic was the perfect piece to throw on to eat a late lunch by the pool. I am a big fan of long sleeve tunics, but they have to be lightweight and just the right length. This tunic is whisper thin cotton and all of the embroidery is handmade, which gives it a special touch and oh soo beautiful. I am still dreaming about being back at the pool, as it is supposed to snow this week in the Midwest.  If you are planning a trip to warmer temps this winter, be sure to check out Subtle Luxury’s entire collection here. I am OBSESSED with this one too.  

Be on the lookout for a special giveaway next week, you will not want to miss it! 

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