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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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2018 Gift Guides: Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Happy Sunday, friends! How is everyone’s weekend so far? Mine has been nice and low key—I grabbed dinner with my friends Taylor and Julie at The Smith on Friday night and last night, we had a really fun wine night to celebrate my best friend Molly’s birthday. Other than that, I am crushing my to-do list. I’ve done laundry, cleaned my apartment, and started wrapping some Christmas gifts—all while marathoning cheesy Christmas movies on Netflix. I love a productive weekend at home!

I wanted to pop in and share some stocking stuffer gift ideas in case you’re working on your Christmas shopping this weekend. These are all items that are small enough or would easily fold up to fit into any stocking. I love getting little treats in my stocking—nothing on this list will break the bank.

And, don’t forget to check out my other gift guides: my Christmas list, gifts for the colorful homethe things I love for travel, for people who are always down for a drinkfor the hostess, and for the beauty lover. Read more “2018 Gift Guides: Stocking Stuffer Ideas”


2018 Gift Guides: For the Beauty Lover

Happy Saturday! It’s a rainy one here in DC, so I am keeping things low key with a Christmas movie marathon. So far, I’ve watched Christmas with the Kranks (it’s free on Amazon Prime right now!) and I’ll Be Home for Christmas, the 1998 road-trip classic starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Jessica Biel. They really don’t make them like they used to!

I wanted to pop back in with a really fun gift guide today—ideas for the beauty lover! For most of college and my young adult life, I’ve been pretty set in my beauty routine, but over the last year or so have been more experimental with trying new products. Both of my sisters are really into—and good at!—makeup, so they’ve introduced me to a lot of awesome products. And, whenever I get a new product, I love watching tutorials for how to use it on YouTube—if only those had existed when we were in middle school, hah!

As such, I wanted to share some of my favorite beauty products with you today—none of which should break the bank and all of which could double as great stocking stuffers. Definitely be sure to check out my Christmas list, gifts for the colorful homethe things I love for travel, for people who are always down for a drink, and for the hostess. Thank you for shopping my gift guides, as always!

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