a classic holiday.

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| dress: h&m | heels: tibi | necklace: nordstrom rack | bag: loeffler randall |


I can't believe that Christmas and New Years is already here!  It is crazy how the older you get the quicker the years go.
This is what I wore to my boyfriend's work holiday party at the beginning of the month.
He actually told me only a few days before when it was and that we were going.
Lucky for him (and me) that I had this dress in my closet that I had only gotten a chance to wear once this summer.
It is a classic piece with a twist, which I think describes my personal style.

Happy Holidays!!

disclaimer: my bag sheds so next time I wear it with black I will bring a lint roller! 


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fuzzy sweater.

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| sweater: abercrombie | denim: madewell | bag: bcbgmaxazria
| heels: rebecca minkoff via amazon |


A few days after my birthday is actually my birthday boyfriend's birthday.
Since we kind of went all out for mine, my boyfriend decided to make his a little bit more chill, so I decided to keep it casual with jeans and a fuzzy sweater.


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work chic.

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| top: bcbgmaxazria c/o piperlime | trousers: vince c/o piperlime |
| heels: rebecca minkoff via amazon|

My go-to work pieces have changed since but this winter/colder weather has rolled in.
I rely on tapered trousers and flowy tops these days to keep me warm and looking office ready.
Being 5'4" it is sometimes hard to find trousers that are the correct length without needing to be hemmed, but these Vince pants fit perfectly (and I love the black stripe on the black!).
This great great BCBG top adds to my recipe for an easy office outfit.

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meet Dot.

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| sweater: banana republic | jeans: hudson |

I normally focus on just my outfits but as the new year approaches I am going to start sharing more.
My first dive into this is telling you the story behind me getting this pretty girl.

Before I even moved into my apartment by myself I had always planned on bringing my older family dog (seen here) with me.  With her being overweight, sensitive to noises (she barks at everything!), and pretty sad being alone all the time, my family and I felt that it wouldn't be the best move for her to come and live with me.

So then I was on the hunt to find my dog.

Living next to the Fairfax Animal Shelter I became quite obsessive with visiting the dogs to try and find the one.  
I saw so many great animals but was never able to pull the trigger.
I knew I wanted an older dog who was house trained and  not too energetic.

Then I found Dot.
I saw her picture on the Animal Welfare League of Arlington website and I had to go see her for myself.  I really fell in love at first site.  I just knew that she was supposed to come home with me and 2 days later I went to go pick her up.

She's been home with me now for 2 weeks and I couldn't be happier.  She is starting to get comfortable in our little routine and has made herself at home. 
I am still getting adjusted to some of her habits but I am so happy to have added this little cuddle bug to my life.

I would highly recommend the AWLA! The staff is friendly, adoption fee is reasonable, you can tell they care so much about the animals and the adoption process allows you a day to really make sure your making the right decision.


snowy sweater.

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| sweater: banana republic | denim: madewell | booties: madewell |

My sister's fiancé snapped this outfit for me last week while I was in NY for Thanksgiving.
In the middle of shooting, the snow started coming down pretty heavily (as seen in the first photo) and kept coming until there was about a foot.
This was also the only outfit I wore since I totally owned my almost week off and decided to not wear real clothes the entire time.
Now it is back to the work week and I feel refreshed and ready for some holiday parties.
Who's with me?!

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