Decorating for the Holidays

Pink is my favorite color and polar bears are my favorite animal, so it should come as no surprise that I chose to use a pink color scheme with polar bears to decorate for the holidays. This post is coming a bit later than I would have liked, but I’ve included where to find my Christmas decorations in case you are decorating at the last minute!IMG_3700.JPG

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Bow Tree Topper: My amazing friend Amanda made this for me using this ribbon! A bow this size takes about 2 spools of the ribbon.

Tree Skirt: This is actually a funny story. I ordered a tree skirt (without doing research on what size to get) and the delivery date kept getting pushed back. Once it finally arrived (I was pretty excited), I opened it and realized that the one I bought is actually way too small for my tree. But by the time it arrived I didn’t have time to return it and get another one, so we had to make do for these pictures. Needless to say I will be returning it, but this one is a better size!

Ornaments: These I have been collecting over the years, but most of them are from Hobby Lobby!

Rose Gold Tree fillers: I got these from Michaels this year, but I couldn’t find them online, so check in store!

Wrapping Paper: The reindeer paper is a few years old and I got the white paper from TJ Maxx, so you may be able to find this exact one! This one from Target is very similar!

Pajamas: My pajamas are from last year, but I also love these (and they’re currently on sale for under $10!)

Chair: This is the chair that I have, but unfortunately they are sold out in the pink color. Here is another one that is similar in color!

Polar Bear: I got this as a gift last year (and added his pink bow tie), but I have seen similar ones at TJ Maxx!

Stay Fabulous,

Julia

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Decorating for the Holidays

Gift Guide: Part 2

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Plaid Blanket Scarf: I am of the belief that there is no such a thing as “too many blanket scarves”, and I love the coloring of this one (and it’s under $15!).

Black Wallet: For those who like a more simple, classic design. You can never go wrong with Kate Spade!!

Watch: Wristology makes my favorite watches, and this one is on my Christmas list this year. So many options, but this rose gold mesh band is my current favorite. (And if you buy it now, you can save 20% with the code SAVE20)

Earrings:  These are from the SUGARFIX by BaubleBar collection for Target and are perfect for the holidays (and for any Georgia Dawg)!

Shoes: These are my absolute favorite shoes to wear to the gym. When I first saw them I thought that there was no way such beautiful shoes could be comfortable, but I was so wrong. I wear them every morning and am also buying them in the grey color!

Necklace: Simple bar necklaces are part of my everyday jewelry and I am always in the market to add to my collection (and it’s monogrammed!).

Planner: This planner comes in several super cute patterns, but the marble is my favorite!

Purse: I am obsessed with this velvet crossbody (and really anything velvet), and it’s the perfect bag to carry to any holiday events.

Stay Fabulous,

Julia

 

Gift Guide: Part 2

Christmas Gift Guide: Part 1

Buying gifts for men has always been difficult for me because most have no interest in glitter and/or anything pink.  So I have put together a gift guide for all the men in your life to try to make your holiday shopping easier!

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Wireless Ear Buds: These are perfect for the athletic guy or for the traveler or really for anyone who hates dealing with tangled ear bud cords.

Monogrammed Old Fashioned Glasses : These are perfect for guys’ nights and come in several monogram options.

Dress Shirt: For the business-man in your life.

Marble Drink Stones : For the drink enthusiast (and the greatest part is that these are under $20!).

Bow Tie : What holiday party is complete without a seasonal bow tie?

Flask: While it is technically a gift for him, who says it isn’t also for you to use.

Stay Fabulous,

Julia

 

 

Christmas Gift Guide: Part 1

Life Update

Well it has been quite a while since I’ve posted, but I have a lot to report and this year has been full of big life changes. In February I got accepted into my first choice veterinary school, University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!!). In May, I graduated from Miami with my degree in Biochemistry and a minor in Molecular Biology.  I also somehow managed to find an apartment in Georgia (from Oxford, Ohio). I do not recommend trying to find an apartment from 500 miles away unless you absolutely have to. I went on a few vacations over the summer and in July I moved to Athens. I started vet school at the beginning of August and time has flown by ever since. I’m preparing to finish my first semester of vet school (only 7 semesters left haha)! And that is a (very, very) brief summary of my past year. I am so excited to get back into blogging now that life has calmed down a little (or as calm as it’s ever going to get in vet school)! And in case you’ve missed seeing my face, here are some pictures from this past year.

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The beauty in the middle is Amanda, who is now in charge of making sure I keep blogging and stay on top of the newest trends.

Stay Fabulous,

Julia

Life Update

Study Break

Exam week has just started and it has already been crazy! I had my first final exam yesterday and although it went well, I was already exhausted. In order to recharge, I went to bed early last night and woke up this morning feeling refreshed. I realized that I was so tired and worn out because I wasn’t allowing myself any breaks. It’s important to realize that no matter how busy you are, you must take breaks! No matter how short or how you spend them, they are important to mental sanity (and overall wellness). This morning I took the time to pick out an outfit and watch an episode of  Grace and Frankie, one of my favorite shows on Netflix!

In order to stay comfortable ,and look semi-presentable, I decided to wear my Pink Azalea monogram shirt that I got over spring break. It is super comfortable and I love the color combination. When I was picking the thread color I wasn’t sure if I would like it, but it ended up being perfect!  I paired it with dark wash skinny jeans and black sandals. I purchased these sandals last year at Payless (they were a steal!), but here are some similar ones (not as inexpensive, but still budget-friendly!).

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Stay Fabulous,

Julia

 

Study Break

Color Feature: Orchid

Springtime means that I can break out one of my favorite colors: orchid. As a teenager I loved it so much that I decided to paint my room “Plink” (a fun alternate name for orchid). It not only has hints of my two favorite colors (pink and purple), but it also reminds me of all the flowers that are blooming outside. Plus, it was Pantone’s 2014 color of the year (so you know it must be pretty spectacular)!

Here are some of my favorite orchid finds of this year (I think they are going to find themselves in my closet!):

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1.Converse      2.  Halter One-Piece Suit    3. Pocket T-Shirt    4. Shorts   5. Essie Nail Polish           6. Nike Running Shoes

 

And here is an inspirational quote from :

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Photo source: Better Homes and Gardens

Stay Fabulous,

Julia

Color Feature: Orchid

OOTD: Stripes and Pink

I had my first riding lesson in 3 years yesterday and it was amazing! My new instructor is great and I remembered a lot more than I thought I would. I am very sore today, but I am very happy with my lesson!

Today I am wearing one of my favorite combos: navy blue, white, and pink. This is probably the color combo that I wear the most during the summer, and I am always looking for more pieces to add to my wardrobe!

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I’m also wearing some of my favorite bracelets from Alex and Ani! I got my Cincinnati Reds bracelet a few years back once I actually started watching baseball (and enjoying it). After my horse, Lucky, died my parents got me this four leaf clover bracelet to remind me of all my happy times with him. My favorite one though is my “Sisters Forever” bracelet that I got from my little sister (although she’s not so little anymore!). It’s probably one of the sweetest things I have ever gotten and every time I wear it, I smile and think about how lucky I am to have such sweet siblings!

 

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Stay Fabulous,

Julia

OOTD: Stripes and Pink