Wednesday, November 25, 2015


sorry for the silence around here this week! i've been trying to stay on top of work, as well as spend time with my brother and sister (yay for thanksgiving break!) and shop for a car. it's been a little hectic to say the least, but hopefully things will go more smoothly next week!

i wanted to share some photos from a pinterest project i worked on with victoria's secret PINK. their holiday collection is so cute which made styling these photos so much fun. i absolutely love those buffalo check leggings and the "son of a nutcracker" tee makes me laugh (it's one of my favorite lines from elf!).

you can shop the entire holiday collection here!

{disclosure: this post is sponsored by victoria's secret PINK. all opinions are my own.}

Friday, November 20, 2015

sweet dreams

now that it's starting to get more wintry, it really comes as no surprise that i just want to be warm and comfortable 24/7. all of the thick-knit socks and sweaters have been brought out and i'm feeling prepared for whatever this winter has in store (but i really, really hope it's not another snowpocalypse... please, i beg of you).

i definitely care more about pajamas in the colder months than i do during the summer. i'm all about matching sets and printed thermal leggings! a mug of salted caramel hot chocolate serves as the perfect accessory ;)

i've rounded up a few of my favorites below! this festive tartan set totally puts me in the holiday spirit...

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

glossier mask duo set

i'm a huge fan of glossier. their priming moisturizer and perfecting skin tint are two of my must-have products! i haven't tried out their face masks yet, but i totally want to, thanks to this limited-edition holiday set.

first, the packaging on the outside is just gorgeous (you know i'm all about pretty packaging). if only everything could be packaged with gold embossed type like this! the packaging is just as thoughtful on the inside, with 12 single-use pods of their moisturizing moon mask and mega greens galaxy mask–and how cute are those pods! this set would make the perfect gift for your beauty or skincare-loving friend or family member.

{all images via glossier and into the gloss}

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Monday, November 16, 2015

thanksgiving in balance

this season i'm partnering with Edna Valley Vineyard to share tips and ideas for an easy and enjoyable thanksgiving. i've had a blast working on a pinterest board filed with recipes and decor ideas, and i wanted to share an appetizer recipe of my own.

these prosciutto-wrapped apple bites are so easy. insanely easy. they can be assembled in a matter of minutes and are so delicious! they also pair really well with Edna Valley Vineyard's sauvignon blanc. feel free to substitute or switch out ingredients if you feel like it. you could totally use blue cheese in place of brie, or omit the arugula, and they're still going to be amazing.

prosciutto-wrapped apple bites
yields approx. 12 wedges

4 slices of prosciutto
3 ounces of brie cheese
1 granny smith apple
1 cup loosely packed arugula
1 tbs honey

1. prepare your prosciutto and brie. cut each prosciutto slice lengthwise into narrow strips. cut your brie into slices about 2-in long. i removed the rind from my brie, but if you like it feel free to keep it!

2. wash and cut the apple into approximately 1/2-in wedges. (this recipe is made to be served immediately, if not serving immediately, coat the apple slices in lemon juice to prevent browning)

3. place a piece of brie on top of an apple wedge and add a few arugula leaves. wrap one strip of prosciutto around the bundle until secure.

4. after each apple wedge as been wrapped, assemble on a plate and drizzle with honey. serve immediately and enjoy!

{disclosure: this post was sponsored by Edna Valley Vineyard. all opinions are my own. content for 21+}