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Pomegranate Spritzer for the Holidays

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Total Wine & More for IZEA Worldwide. All opinions are 100% mine.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, which means there’s plenty of opportunities to eat, drink, and be merry. I’m not one to say no to festive libations, so today I wanted to share with you one of my all-time favorite holiday drinks: the pomegranate spritzer.

My December is especially busy this year, so I headed straight to Total Wine & More to grab everything I needed for this pomegranate spritzer. Total Wine & More has been one of my favorite stores for years because of how easy they make holiday entertaining. They have the most carefully curated selection of wine and craft beers, all sorts of cute drinkware and cocktail napkins, and a variety of cheeses, meats, and crackers. I’m lucky that my Total & Wine and More is right across the street from my office, but you can find your local store here.

When it comes to in-home holiday entertaining, I opt for drinks that are easy to make, but taste great—and this pomegranate spritzer checks both boxes. As an added bonus, when garnished with fresh rosemary, it looks extremely festive!  Read more “Pomegranate Spritzer for the Holidays”

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The Best Desk-to-Drinks LBD

We’re only in week one of December, and I already feel like the holidays are in full swing! I’ve been running errands after work like mad this week—picking up bottles of wine for holiday parties, buying presents for those on my nice list, returning a few Black Friday buys.

This weekend as I was out picking up a few gifts for people, I stumbled into my new favorite store on 14th Street here in DC—Miss Pixie’s Furnishings & Whatnot. It’s a vintage home furnishings store and they have a little something for everyone—furniture, drink ware, place settings, art, matchbooks, books. They get a new delivery every Thursday and pretty much everything in the store is one-of-a-kind. I was in heaven, and it’s gong to be my new go-to spot for sourcing gifts for others and finding unique pieces for my apartment. I’ve been reading A Life Less Throwaway: The Lost Art of Buying for Life, and it’s really made my think about my habits as a consumer—so I love the idea of buying vintage and giving an old object new life.

Next week, I’m heading to San Antonio for a few days with my mom—it’s a city that’s been on our lists for a long time now and I am excited we can check it off together! I’ve been doing some research this week ahead of our trip, but if you have any must sees/dos/eats in San Antone, let me know! After I return from that trip, I’m heading up to NYC for the weekend to hang with my friend Emma—it’ll be so good to see her! I’ve also never been to New York City during Christmastime  and am so excited to see all the decorations and store windows!
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What I (Actually) Wear to Work

Now that it’s December, I feel like the holidays are in full swing and my calendar is busier than any other time throughout the year! This week is particularly fun for me as we have blogger Christmas dinner on Wednesday night—Kristyn is graciously hosting and we’re all bringing an ornament to do a little white-elephant-style exchange. I look forward to our dinner every year and am so grateful we have so many good memories and good times ahead to celebrate! Then, on Thursday, it’s my company’s annual holiday party. This year it’s at The Mayflower Hotel downtown and my coworkers and I are all heading to DryBar before the event to get our hair done. It should be such a fun night—I always feel in the holiday spirit after the event!

I think winter is the hardest season to get dressed for work. I have about a 10-minute walk to the Metro and a 25-minute Metro ride as part of my commute, which means I really have to dress for the elements. As such, I don’t ever wear skirts or dresses without tights and usually have to wear UGGs and change into my flats/heels after the temperate drops below 40—otherwise, my feet freeze on the walk! Don’t even get me started on the worst weather combination there is: when it’s cold (but not cold enough to snow) and rainy—hard pass.

A few weeks ago, I was online shopping and came across this LOFT Plaid Shift Skirt and knew I had to have it—not only is it a great workwear piece when paired with my favorite Hue Satin Tights, it’s also a fun festive skirt to have in my wardrobe for years to come.

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