2014: Instagram Roundup

As we quickly approach the ending of 2014, I find myself constantly reminiscing about this past year. All the good things that have happened, the minor setbacks, all the laughs, the tears, the food I ate, I could go on for days. I can honestly say that 2014 has been good to me. I embarked on a new adventure in starting up this blog and I'm absolutely loving how things are slowly, but surely, starting to turn out. I've been introduced to new things and I cannot wait to see what 2015 has in store for me. I decided to do an Instagram roundup of 2014, if you're not following me on Instagram you can do so here. This year has been truly amazing and I'm so beyond thankful for every opportunity that I've been presented with thus far. I hope everyone has an amazing New Year! 

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays

This post is long overdue and as I type this up I am currently listening to Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays by NSYNC, hence the blog title. Christmas is my absolute favorite time of the year and it has nothing to do with the gifts that I receive, but because I'm surrounded by my family, even the ones that I haven't seen in a while. This Christmas was highly anticipated for several reasons and I'm glad to say that it was quite memorable. Lately, we've been having some iffy weather. It's freezing cold one day, the next it's nice enough to be out in just a leather jacket, so I was unsure of what I was going to wear for Christmas so I packed a few options. I decided on this look considering we would be having a nice family dinner and figured this was casual enough but still dressy. I've been living in turtlenecks as of late, so naturally I fell in love with this knit from Banana Republic. Madewell has done it again, you guys. These pants were too much of a steal to pass up, I just had to have them. I was never too crazy about pants with zippers all over but this pair just caught my attention. With an additional 30% off the already reduced price, I managed to score these for only $20. Yup, that's right, 20 bucks. Paired with my black Saint Laurent pumps to polish up this look, I had a very merry Christmas. Read more for more additional shots of this outfit as well as where you can shop this look!

DIY Sharpie Mugs

With the holidays just around the corner, and I mean literally around the corner, I decided to do a post on a quick and easy DIY project that would make really cute Christmas gifts for your loved ones. They're fast, easy, and perfect for coffee/tea lovers. Not many supplies are required and since time is very limited, this project isn't too time consuming. 
For the most part, I pretty much live on Pinterest when I'm not catching up on my other social networks. This year for Christmas I really wanted to try something different in terms of what I would be getting my family members. I stumbled across this DIY project and thought, who doesn't love a personalized mug? Soon enough, I was running around all over the place gathering the supplies necessary for this project. Read more for step by step instructions on how to get these mugs!

New In: Chanel

After spending months and months, maybe even a little over a year, lusting over these shoes, I finally have them! These were actually gifted to me by my boyfriend for my birthday and I seriously cannot thank him enough. I had been on the hunt for the Chanel Espadrilles for quite some time, but never seemed to get lucky in terms of any boutiques having my size available. I had either called too early or just missed the woman who purchased the last 36 that was available. With that being said, I kind of just gave up, although they were still all I could think about. My boyfriend told me that he wanted to purchase these shoes for me as a birthday present, even though I was a little hesitant, I agreed. After searching countless pages on the Chanel Espadrille forum on PurseForum, someone finally mentioned that the Chanel on 57th street in Manhattan had just received a shipment. I called the next morning to see if my size was still available, and luckily for me it was the last one in stock! The SA was kind enough to hold the pair for me until I arrived at the store. I am beyond excited to finally have these shoes in my collection. Continue reading for shots of the shoes, along with a quick review!