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Valentine’s Gifts That Aren’t Lame.

Valentine’s Day is just a couple weeks away. In the spirit of the much beloved (and hated!) holiday, I have rounded up some of my favorite gift ideas. So… treat yourself, or send this post to your guy! Valentine’s Day gifts can admittedly be a little cheesy – I’ve combed my favorite sites to find some gifts that are 100% not-tacky… things you’ll actually really want!


Great Style, Under $100.

Great style doesn’t have to cost a fortune, you just need to know where to look (and how to mix and match a little.) Today I’ve rounded up twenty one of my favorite style essentials… all under $100… some well under. Just be prepared to want one of everything. I still can’t believe the price on these sleek loafers, or this blazer. Also, these are the coolest ear jackets I’ve ever seen. If you love evil eyes (or lashes, haha) as much as I do… they’re a must! And… the best striped dress + faux leather jacket.


Wanted: Pretty (Under) Things.

I’ve been working on a pretty massive closet cleanse. The challenge is to throw out anything that does not bring you joy, and well, when I got to my lingerie + pajama drawers, let’s just say… a lot of things had to go. Dingy t-shirts (I even threw out the old t-shirt I sleep in from college… I bought it when I was a freshman so it’s now fifteen years old!), nude bras that have turned gray (ew!), beat up (threadbare boxer shorts) and sloppy stretched out leggings. Yuck.

Currently Craving: Blue & White.

I know this is bad (after all, I just got back!) but all I can think about is another warm weather vacation. Namely, to Tulum. Alas, due to lack of vacation days (and $$$) I will probably have to resort to burning this candle and daydreaming warmer temps. Not that it’s the worst thing in the world… Bronzed is one of my favorite scents in the world – smells like sunscreen and orange blossom!

S&S for Minnie & Emma!

I’m so excited to share that (just in time for the holidays!) I’ve collaborated on a line of phone cases and stationery with my friends at Minnie & Emma! The line currently contains four iphone cases… two sparkly, two plaids (but one more is coming, soon!) and some really cute …

Packing List: Portland.

Tonight, I fly out to Portland, Oregon… I’m visiting with my youngest sister Meredith (and her husband Justin and their dog Ellie!) I couldn’t be more excited. This trip is sort of my last hurrah in terms of big trips before the holidays (I try not to take time off of …