chic of the week

December 6th was a happy day for me. Actually, happy is a bit of an understatement. This is why…

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LC managed to make my day (and also week and month) with this article. I’m a HUGE fan of her blog, and it’s just great to be a tiny little part of it.

“it’s no secret that the crop top is currently up there on the list of the biggest trends… right next to the cool girl bob haircut and stacked jewels, that is. Today’s Chic of the Week is flaunting her favorite trends in a classic color combination we love. We hope you admire the boldness of her simple yet perfectly pieced together outfit as much as we do…Not only are we totally in love with Maddie’s crop top (for obvious reasons!), but we are also into the pop of red in her manicure that completes her black and white ensemble. Be sure to check out Maddie’s blog, Bits and Little Pieces, for more of her personal style and life musings. This week we celebrate the style of our latest Chic, Maddie!…”

Be sure to check out Lauren’s site for a finals week break and the whole article!

Here’s some things I’m finding chic this week.

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flannels: my go to outfit for lazy weekends (and all the other days in between)

glasses: I used to hate watching HD TV, but then I learned that real life looks that clear (stay tuned for more!…hint hint Maddie might have four eyes)

Taylor Swift: because if you didn’t love her already, 1989 turned that around. Happy birthday to the queen of fun style, music, and just about everything else. Taylor, can we pleaseeee be friends?

zipper detail: some call it edgy. I call it a fun thing to fiddle with (my favorite is from Cotton On)

ankle boots: I finally caved and bought a pair (see mine from Gap)

free people: I like to go on their website and fill up my cart (and then sadly delete it all as I watch the prices climb)

jewels: because the holidays can never have too much sparkle

Check out my pinterest for more life therapy (and gift ideas). Only 8 more days till the most wonderful time of the year!



things I like


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 {some recent finds that i just can’t get enough of}

journal, Urban Outfitters// Now I have the perfect place to write all my secrets

sunnies case, Madewell (see it on their blog here!)// This case is a STEAL. Don’t you just love when you need something and find it at such a happy price?

sunnies, Target// These are the best sunglasses I have ever owned. Enough said

rose mirror (similar)// A wonderful upgrade from the classic iphone selfie camera

baby hot sauce// Because you never know when ya might need a dash of Tabasco. Quick little tip, but sometimes sneaking into a dinner early and making friends with the catering team can come in handy.

Sometimes Mondays aren’t so sunny, but I hope these deals spice it up a little bit. If not, you can always try Tabasco.