Practicing Gratitude

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With Thanksgiving just one week away, I wanted to write a special post reflecting on the practice of gratitude, as well as sharing an outfit idea for Turkey Day. While I don’t discriminate against any of the holidays, Thanksgiving was one I never particularly looked forward to growing up. Of course, I loved all the delicious food and pie and time spent with family; however, unlike Christmas or Easter, I never anxiously waited for Thanksgiving or spent weeks preparing for it. This year is different. College has given me a newfound perspective and appreciation for the holiday—I’ve been anticipating it for weeks, longing for the homecooked food, irksome siblings, and smell of my own house that I always took for granted in years past. There is just so much for which to be grateful, but sadly I think a lot of us often forget to celebrate that. Continue reading

10 Ways to Style Polka Dots

blue cobalt coat with polka dot skirt

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again—I absolutely LOVE polka dots. It’s such a fun and playful print, and I’ve been slowly adding more of it to my closet. I wore this look last week on my birthday to celebrate with my parents. I figured what better outfit for my special day than a print that makes me smile! I tried to wear as many polka dotted items as possible, which inspired this post. I hope you love the print as much as I do, and without further ado, here are 10 ways to style it year around. Continue reading

High Five for High Tea

afternoon tea at the Brown Palace Hotel

I’ve seen high-end bloggers and fancy movie stars dress elegantly to attend posh afternoon tea at a luxurious and beautiful hotel, but I never expected to do it myself…until last week! On Friday, my aunt and grandma took me to the Brown Palace Hotel in downtown Denver to enjoy afternoon tea and celebrate my birthday. I wanted to share this uniquely special experience with all of you in today’s blog post! Continue reading