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

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