Currently: December

Y’all I can’t believe that there’s only one more month in 2016!! I feel like I was just writing down my resolutions for 2016 and getting ready for my first winter in Connecticut, so it’s crazy this year has passed by so quickly. We also had our first big snowfall last night so I woke up to a winter wonderland this morning! 

Now that it’s December I feel like I can finally get into the Christmas spirit and so I spent this weekend pulling out my decorations from storage and getting everything set up. Do y’all start decorating for Christmas before or after Thanksgiving?

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Snapshots of Charleston: Turkey Trot 2016

Not going to lie, I think that I’m still in a bit of a food coma from Thanksgiving! I probably ate enough turkey and mashed potatoes to feed an entire family but as we all know, calories don’t count on Thanksgiving (or your birthday, Christmas, etc.) so it’s all good.

We also started Thanksgiving morning with a 5k run through downtown Charleston and although I was feeling a little slow after the wine I’d drunken the night before, the weather was just too gorgeous to be groggy for long.

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Eating Vegan at by CHLOE

If you had seen how much bacon I ate this weekend (hint: too much), you would never know that I had been a semi-pescetarian for over 10 years. I still don’t eat much red meat nowadays, and prefer to stick with locally sourced meats, so I always enjoy finding yummy new vegetarian restaurants while in New York City. Which worked out well the other weekend for both my sister and I since she’s a pretty strict vegetarian.

After a little research, I picked out by CHLOE for our first meal together in the city and we were not disappointed by all of the hype!

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Halloween Weekend in Beacon Hill

I feel like I failed a bit this year since I didn’t actually dress up for Halloween this year… Even worse is that there weren’t ANY trick-or-treaters in my apartment complex!! Which I guess wasn’t the worst thing ever since it meant that I got to keep all of the candy to myself but still, I love seeing all of the little ones dressed up.

The weekend before Halloween, on the other hand, I was much more festive. My sister and I spent the weekend in Boston and even spent the weekend in what’s supposed to be the most haunted hotel in New England. Not that we knew that fact at the time but I’m still counting it since we slept directly above what’s considered one of the most haunted rooms in the hotel!

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My Work Essentials- 16 Things I Always Have in my Work Purse

I like to think of my purse as similar to Mary Poppins’ purse—the more things I can fit inside of it, the better. My work purse is really my lifeline for all things during the day, and I actually pride myself on fitting all of my necessities in my Rebecca Minkoff purse. It might take some time to fit everything together but it’s definitely worth it to have all of the little things available throughout the day.

What are your work purse essentials??

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Currently: November

Woah! Can y’all believe that it’s already November??

While I’m already missing summer (and looking forward to summer 2017!), it’s hard to not love all of the changing leaves and fiery autumn colors all around us in the northeast. What are your favorite parts of November? I’m really looking forward to spending a few days at home for Thanksgiving and for the holiday season to officially begin!

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Nightly Skin Routine

I take my skincare regimen very seriously. I was very unfortunately not blessed with clear skin and so the fight to keep my face from looking like one giant pimple is one that I battle every night. And after years of trying out different moisturizers and being told what cleansers I should try by dermatologists, I think that I’ve finally perfected my nightly skin care routine. Obviously I still get pimples from time to time, but nothing as bad as it used to be in high school (thank goodness)!

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Favorite Fall Buys

I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend! I spent most of the past two days sleeping in, watching Netflix (they’re taking Legally Blonde off of instant streaming in November, which is a total crime), and enjoying all of the sunshine on Sunday after a rainy couple of days. Matt came up to visit me for the weekend and we finally got to test out my brand new crockpot by making this beef stew recipe. Lots of ingredients but so delicious!!

Now that it’s starting to get a little cooler, I’ve been on top of finding new sweaters and coats these past few weeks. And while I haven’t actually had much use for them yet (and I’m sure that my credit card is getting too much of a workout), my closet is all ready for winter!

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A Few Goals for this Week

Was I the only one who literally could not stop hitting the snooze button this morning?? It was just one of those mornings where I could barely keep my eyes open while picking out what to wear to work and putting on my makeup, which is weird because I can usually wake up pretty quickly once I’m up and out of bed… I guess that I just have a case of the Monday Blues!

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Currently: October

Happy October!! Are y’all as excited as I am about the cooler autumn temperatures that have been rolling in lately (side note: I’ll probably be whining about the chillier temperatures in about a week or two haha)? I’m slowly starting to bring my heavier coats out of storage and although it’s not quite cold enough for them, I’m really looking forward to the leaves changing and mitten weather!

What are is your favorite part about fall?

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