My 2013 Favorites

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and holiday. I myself had more of a four Christmases situation going on (anyone seen the movie with Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon - hilarious!) where D and I hopped from house to house to house. I always love seeing family but it was exhausting! It had us screaming mistletoe in no time flat (Four Christmases inside joke). Anyway I'll be sure to share some holiday pictures soon - until then let's look to the new year by looking back at some of my favorite outfits of 2013 : )
Outfit Details
Fur vest: Express // Black tee: Victoria's Secret // Jeans: Lauren Conrad for Kohl's
Heels: Zara // Clutch: Tory Burch // Necklace: Tiffany & Co (gift from my bff)
Navy blue dress // (same) // (pretty option) 

Outfit Details
Sweater: Express // Chambray shirt: Old Navy // Pink jeans: Target
Love necklace: Tiffany & Co. // Gold Watch: Fossil // Spike bracelet: Asos
Fur snood: Asos // Sparkly nude heels: Vince Camuto
Ps. I just LOVE how versatile these peachy pink jeans are.
See other ways I styled them herehere and here.

Outfit Details:
Cardigan: LC by Lauren Conrad // Chambray top: Old Navy // Heart scarf: Old Navy 
Leggings: Gap // Boots: Bakers // Ear warmer: sidewalk stand in NYC

Outfit Details
Faux leather jacket: Express // T-shirt: Old Navy (similar) // Fur snood: Asos // Skirt: Forever 21 (similar) 
Tights: Target (good option) // Booties: Payless (similar) // Sparkle wallet/clutch: Nine West (similar)
Gold watch: Fossil // Spike bracelet: Asos (similar)

Outfit Details
Leather jacket: gift from D (similar) // Sweater: Old Navy (similar) // Leggings: Lauren Conrad for Kohl's
Rainboots: Hunter // Clutch: Tory Burch 

Outfit Details
Sweater: Target // Tshirt: Old navy // Gray jeans: Lauren Conrad for Kohl's
Booties: Target // Fur Snood: Asos

 Outfit Details
Jean jacket: Old Navy // Striped sweater: H&M // Pink jeans: Target
Pink clutch: Target // Wedge heels: Tory Burch // Watch: Michael Kors
Outfit Details
Faux leather jacket: Express (same) // Tunic top: H&M (similar) // Scarf: Target (pretty option) 
Jeans: Express (same) // Booties: Rampage (same) // Bag: Louis Vuitton 
Outfit Details:
Tank: Old Navy (same) // Maxi skirt: Target (similar) // Belt: Old Navy (cute option) 
 Scarf: H&M, old (similar) // Leather wrap bracelet: Tory Burch (same) // Bangles: Alex & Ani (same) Sandals: Target even though they are hidden but similar to (these)
Outfit Details
Polka dot sweater: J.Crew // Jeans: Express (same) // Bag: Michael Kors (similar) // 
Gold Watch: Fossil (similar) // spike bracelet: Asos (similar) // Booties: Rampage (same)
Outfit Details
Sweater: F21(similar) // Jeans: Express (same) // Bubble necklace: ILY Couture (cute option)
Red flats: Gap (similar) // Bag: Louis Vuitton // Sunglasses: Loft (similar)
 Outfit Details
Leather jacket: gift from D (similar)  // sweater: H&M (nice option) // Fur snood: Asos (cute option)
Jeans: Express (same) // Booties: Rampage (same) // Sun glasses: Loft (nice option)

It's been a good year this year -- I'm hoping to really revamp my look (and this blog in the new year)
stay tuned! 

xo Steph


Happy Christmas!

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas with lots of laughter and love. 
And I hope santa was good to you all ; )

With love,


Love Lately: Holiday Edition

As we get just a few short days away from Christmas I wanted to share with you somethings that I'm loving lately - holiday edition!
1. Holiday parties. 'Tis the season for holiday parties galore! It seems like every weekend in the month of December we have different parties to attend and people to celebrate with. So much good food, cold drinks, gag gifts and silly festive wear!
 2. Festive drinks. Whether its a glass of wine or a mug of hot chocolate with extra marshmallows, enjoying festive beverages while sitting in front of a lit Christmas tree might just be one of my favorite things in the world to do. I seriously can't get enough of my Christmas tree! And this adorable hand painted santa wine glass : )
Can you guess who's mug is who's?
Hint: I may have went a little heavy on the marshmallows : )
 3. All things Christmas scented. I may have gone a little crazy at Bath and Body Works and snagged up these awesome 3-wick candles on sale (usually $20 a pop, but got them for 2 for $22). Because there is nothing better than a warmly scented house this time of year. My absolute favorite scents? Fresh Balsam hands down (it enhances the real tree scent we have) and also Cinnamon Frosting because it smells like I'm at a Cinnabon store haha.
4. Ugly sweater parties. They are always a good time to just be silly and tacky with your friends. And of course, my lack of planning and Target's lack of item I needed to create the ugly sweater "costume" I wanted left me and D high and dry without something to wear. With the party only hours away, I was desperate. So don;t have an ugly sweater for a party? Improvise and stick yourself in an XL gift bag. #ghettofab #lastminute yup, this was our outfit folks!

Well that's my holiday edition of my love lately list. Today is Christmas eve eve so the big day is quickly approaching! Hope everyone is enjoying the season and getting in all their last minute shopping!

xo Steph


'Tis the Season for Plaid

This look was one of my favorite looks last year because it was fun with the red and plaid sweater, which is why it made today's #tbt.  So very festive for the holidays for grabbing a sunday morning brunch, getting your tree or doing some last minute Christmas shopping. I added the trapper hat to give it that cute lumber jack (or what I like to call - a lumber jill) look.
| Details |
Sweater: Forever 21 // Fur trapper hat: little boutique in Baltimore // Jeans: Target
Bag: Michael Kors // Gold watch: Fossil // Spike bracelet: Asos // Booties: Target
I seriously can't believe how close Christmas is getting - I feel like I haven't had any time to get everything done. Anyone else feeling like they are scrambling last minute to finish their shopping or are you one of those who are already done?

 xo Steph


A Day at the Christmas Tree Farm

Amidst the holiday hustle and bustle I realized I never shared my pictures from when I went to get my family's Christmas trees the day after Thanksgiving. We bundled up with hot beverages in tow and headed to this adorably charming tree farm to pick out a winner. It then dawned on me that I'd like to open my own Christmas tree farm. I'm seriously in the wrong business -- these people make a FORTUNE selling trees. Holy moly at $70 bucks a pop, these tree farms are probably set for the year based off of one seasons earnings! 
 The boys getting down and dirty to cut the tree while my mom and I take pictures and cheer them on!
 me and my twin : )
I also found Tiki's cousin -- this wire haired dachshund. I wish we brought her to the farm with us but I know she would have been misbehaving and barking at young children so we decided to keep her home, all snuggled up and burrowed in her blankets.
the family Christmas card? I love how D is holding the giant tree measuring stick as a festive prop.
the boys hauling our two tree back to the truck.
nothing like Christmas trees and kisses in the pick up truck.
probably one of my favorite pictures.
After getting our trees, we stopped at a bakery for well, baked goods and some hot chocolate. and this was no ordinary bakery, but the bakery where I worked my very first job at the tender age of 13. Of course the owners didn't recognize me at all (which was probably for the best - I was a rather immature 13!) but it was a fun stroll down memory lane nonetheless. 
 haha this bear. 
and on that note we headed up, put up BOTH trees (remember in this family we rock the Christmas mullet -- more on that here) and sat by the fire. I was in heaven!

xo Steph


'Tis the Season for Ugly Sweater Parties

For today's #tbt, I thought it would be fun to revisit the ugly sweater. This was a sweater I actually got last year from Target (on the clearance rack no less) for an ugly sweater party (pics of that party seen here) and in reality I got more compliments on it than I did laughs (which is the whole point of the ugly sweater party.) So that's when I realized this sweater wasn't really ugly at all, and if anything, it as totally on point with the aztec print trend. I have my annual ugly sweater party coming up in two weeks, so this year I need to make sure I bring my A game!
| Details |
Sweater: Target (clearance rack baby!) // Vest: Gap // Jeans: Target
Rain boots: Hunter // Gold Watch: Fossil // Spike bracelet: Asos
So what do you think -- ugly or not-so-ugly sweater?
Do any of you partake in ugly sweater parties?

 xo Steph

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