dresses

Navy Lace Dress

As my calendar started filling up with events for December, I started the search for great holiday dresses. I ordered a number of dresses from Nordstrom under $100 (you should have seen the box when it arrived!) and couldn’t really choose a favorite one. But, if I absolutely had to choose a favorite though, it would be…

Handbags

Kate Spade Handbag Giveaway

To kick off the holiday season, I’ve teamed up with Kate Spade to give away one of their must-have handbags of the season. I got mine a few weeks ago and have been carrying it as often as it matches my outfit. It’s the cutest little bag that still fits everything you could possibly need. It…

lifestyle

On My Radar

Hellllllllo December. Being back in Tampa was wonderful, but it’s always a shock to the system to try to get back into my routine. I also feel like I’m finally getting my head above the water. November is always my busiest month, and it feels good to be across that particular finish line! I spent the…

Personal

Tampa for Thanksgiving

Ugh! I had the best the time in Tampa for Thanksgiving. It was extra hard to board the plane to return to Connecticut. This is my least favorite time of the year up here. Leaves are completely gone, it’s pitch black by 5 pm, and there’s no snow. Tampa is a welcome reprieve: everything is…

gift ideas

GIFT GUIDE for the GUYS

The next most requested gift guide was for guys. Why are they so hard to shop for?! I actually think that picking out presents for guys generally requires a little bit more personal information. You can’t just find something “cute” that you know he will love.

I thought it would be a good idea to enlist the help of Gar for this post. All of these items have his stamp of approval!

Cold Weather

#BarbourHolidays Tree Decorating

For as long as I can remember, my mom has roped me into helping her decorate the Christmas tree. Normally I wouldn’t mind helping my mom (of course!), but the Christmas tree requires me to climb to the attic and stand on chairs to hang lights. It is a funny memory year after year for my…

gift ideas

Cyber Monday Sales

I think there will be some good sales between now and Christmas, but today is really your last guaranteed sales. And they’re good. DAGNE DOVER // 20% off your order with “GETDAGNE” at checkout TORY BURCH // 30% off orders of $250 or more with code “THANKS” (don’t miss the riding boots!) J. CREW // 40%…

travel

A Few Ways to Travel with Way Less Stress

Maxie must have bugged my apartment last week. The night before my flight I was a wreck. I hate traveling. I really do. Everything about it stresses me out. (Even thinking about my flight home tomorrow is enough to bring me to tears.) Garrett was half-laughing at me because I get like these before every flight without…

gift ideas

GIFTS UNDER $25 and UNDER $50

  Last week I asked you guys on Snapchat how you felt about gift guides and if you liked them what you wanted to see. I was happy to hear that, with the exception of four “no” responses, everyone loves them. I took notes on what kind of gift guides were the most helpful. THANK YOU….