Thursday, February 26, 2015

My Spring Lilly Wish List

Of course like most preppy ladies out there, I want everything Lilly Pulitzer makes.  This Spring there are a few pieces that I've really been eyeing!  I'm longing for some bright colors around here because this weather will just not let up.  Looking at the Lilly website gives me some hope that soon Spring will arrive!  I hope you enjoy these pretty pops of color as much as I do! I think there is something for everyone here. The blouses are so versatile, I own a few and I wear them so often!  The zip ups are beyond comfy and great all year long.  I own more pairs of Callahan shorts than I care to admit, they are the perfect length and never fail to be colorful and fun!  Do I even need to mention the dresses?  A Lilly Pulitzer dress (or 5) is always a good idea!  I will be back very soon with some styling posts for you all (I have a few I'm very excited about, I think you will love them)!  See you all soon!  

XXOO, Kristina

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day! : Look 2

Happy Valentine's Day!  Today is such a special day for me!  I got engaged to my fiance last year on Valentine's Day so it makes today even better!  We were initially going out for dinner tonight but the blizzard moving in this afternoon is preventing that from happening.  However, we decided to stay home (I'm still dressing up of course) and make Chicken Piccata, a favorite of mine!  I think I'm actually more excited to stay in, cook, eat good food and watch movies!  The pictures were taken inside, which usually isn't my favorite thing to do but it's -10 with the wind chill. So, that was a big NO.  Regardless, I hope you enjoy them!

On another note,  I was completely surprised by my present! We decided not to do anything crazy this year because we have so much going on with the wedding and planning out life. : ) BUT... I received this huge box this morning with our wooden monogram from Personalized From Me To You inside.  Chip was so sweet and knew I had been eyeing that for a while now and it was really the perfect gift.  I'm so thankful!  We will be using it at our wedding and also hanging it above the bed!  Thank you so much, Personalized From Me To You for offering the cutest products!  

Anyway,  I hope you all have a fantastic day and weekend! I will talk with all soon and I hope it's not snowing where you live!

XXOO, Kristina

Dress: Forever 21 - Not online but very similar here / Shoes: Nine West - sold out but similar here / Necklace: Personalized From Me To You / Bracelet: KJP / Earrings: Target - in store / Nails: Essie - Wrap Me Up / Wooden Monogram: Personalized From Me To You

Check out Mikayla, from A Seersucker State of Mind, for a Link-Up featuring my post and many others!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Valentine's Day Look 1: On Wednesdays We Wear Pink

I wanted to put together a couple of Valentine's Day looks for you all and this is the first of two!  This look is a little lady-like and very feminine.  I did some print mixing with the polka dots and plaid and of course I had to do a pink look!  The midi skirt is a new thing for me and I think I'm really liking it. The next look will be red and I'm hoping to have it up by Saturday morning so stay tuned!  Either look will work for a dinner or a night out with friends or your significant other!   

You can see some of the snow we have here and more is on it's way!  UGH!  I hope you all enjoy!

XXOO, Kristina

Sweater: Old Navy - Old (similar here) / Skirt - Forever 21 - Old (similar here) / Shoes: DSW / Scarf: Express - Sold Out / Gloves - Old Navy - Sold out online but check stores  / Watch: Target - In Stores / Bracelet: KJP / Earrings: NY & Co. - Old (similar here) / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

Monday, February 9, 2015

Snow Day Essentials

As some of you I'm sure have noticed, it has been snowing here every couple days since January 23.  It's been the snowiest 30 days in Boston history.  As I'm typing we are getting close to another foot of snow here so I thought this post was appropriate.  

Essential 1: Comfy Outfit

My outfit of choice for a snow day is usually leggings, a fuzzy sweater and cozy socks.  You obviously want to be warm and since you're lounging all day, it's an ideal outfit.  The leggings I've been loving lately are these herringbone pair pictured from Lululemon.  Of course any comfy leggings will get the job done.  When I was sick a couple months back, my fiance got me the adorable, fuzzy lined, cable knit socks from Target in this picture.  They are beyond warm and super cute.  Unfortunately, they are no longer available but I also own these and they are AMAZING!  To top it off, a fuzzy sweater is perfect, this is my sweater perfect option.

Essential 2: Cute Mug 

I'm always drinking something hot when I'm stuck inside during a snow storm.  This initial mug from Target's holiday collection has been my favorite as of late.  I will link a few cute mugs and some of my favorites drinks below for you!

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Hot Beverages: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4

Essential 3: Cozy Blanket

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I like to cozy up on the couch and watch a movie or TV with a nice blanket.  I will link a few for you!

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If you prefer a robe this is AMAZING...I NEED it!

Essential 4: Entertainment

You have to keep yourself occupied in the house all day, I think to clean up my room and my desk on snow days but that definitely doesn't take all day.  After cleaning, I like watching my favorite shows on Netflix or some movies.  Lately, I've been obsessed with Parks and Recreation.  I'm through season 4 so far.  For movies, I love anything with Audrey Hepburn and comedies!  A deck of cards or some broad games are also fun if you're stuck inside with friends or family.  

Essential 5: Candles

Snow days are a great opportunity to relax.  I love to light a favorite candle to set a calming mood.  It also doubles as light in case the power goes out!  My favorite candles are from Bath and Body Works; they're affordable, smell great and last a long time.  I will link a few favs below.

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Hope you all enjoyed the post!

XXOO, Kristina

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Wish List: Valentine's Edition

Wallet: Kate Spade / Lipstick: Chanel / Blush: Chanel / Coin Purse: Tory Burch / Perfume: Jo Malone / Sunglasses: RayBan / Mug: Kate Spade / Loafers: Charlotte Olympia / Purse: Kate Spade / Scarf: Lilly Pulitzer / Dress: Sheinside

Hi all!  I hope you enjoy this little Valentine's Day set I created!  Whether it's for a wife, fiance, girlfriend or BFF, there is something for everyone here.  I would, of course, love to receive anything on this set and I hope you would too!  I will be back this weekend to post a couple Valentine's Day outfit ideas for you.  As always, thank you for checking it out!

XXOO, Kristina