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Running My First Half Marathon!!!


AH! I am so excited to share this!! On Sunday I ran my first half marathon race, and it was amazing. I want to document my experience and answer all questions in one spot, so please read on if you're interested!

I want to get the basics out of the way before I jump into the post!

Gift Guide: Gift Under $50



Hellooo and Happy Monday! Today feels extra festive because not only is this the first installment of my 2019 Gift Guides, but there's the prettiest snowfall happening outside my window, and only two weeks left until Thanksgiving! Today I am sharing gift ideas under $50 to kick off the holiday season. This is one of my favorite gift guides to share because there's truly something for every girl on your list (best friend, mom, sister, cousin, roommate, etc!) at a great price point.

(for more gift ideas, the HOLIDAY SHOP is officially open! I will be updating it throughout the season; check it out here!)

November Home Decor


Happy Friday everyone! Last night I popped into Anthropologie because I had to take a quick trip to the mall in Madison to return something. While in the store I was reminded how fabulous Anthro home decor pieces are, especially during the fall and winter seasons. Being in the store definitely inspired me to search for some holiday decor pieces to share with all of you. I mean... the delectable candles, cozy throws, and little accessories everywhere were really too fabulous not to share. While I definitely plan to do a few gift guides for the hostess, maybe even the home, and for moms/aunts/etc in the coming weeks, I wanted to share a little roundup right now if you're looking to spruce up your space for the holidays around the corner!

Fall Capsule Wardrobe


When it comes to getting dressed for school this time of year, I have to be very strategic about how I layer my outfits. There are few things that make me more uncomfortable than freezing on my walk to class only to show up dripping in sweat under my scarf, parka, and sweaters. Fortunately, I've figured out my formula by now and have found that creating a capsule wardrobe for yourself makes getting dressed seamless and successful, morning after morning.

Trader Joe's Cheap Wine Review (VIDEO!)


The long-awaited, Instagram-emphasized Trader Joe's cheap wine review video is here! If you have no idea what I'm talking about, I shared on Instagram a few weeks ago that I wanted to buy a bunch of inexpensive wine at Trader Joe's and film a video trying them all with my friends. The day has finally come, and the video is here!