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

3 Fall Outfits from Francesca’s Each for Under $100

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If you know me in person, or even if you’ve been following the blog for a while, then you’ve probably caught on about how much I LOVE the store Francesca’s. All my friends enjoy giving me crap about it, but for good reason—it’s safe to say I have upwards of 20 pieces from Francesca’s, ranging from dresses to vests to jewelry to purses. What can I say…it’s one of my favorite stores! Continue reading

Worthy of a Talk Show

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I don’t watch a lot of television, especially now that I’m in college, but I do love viewing the Graham Norton Show with my parents once a week. We sit curled up on the leather couch, our laps acting as 1950s TV dinner trays with our plate of food sitting there, our hungry bellies grumbling, and our minds eager for a lighthearted end to a busy day. Continue reading