Cambridge Cable Turtleneck

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Sweater: J.Crew | Pants: J.Brand | Shoes: Louis Vuitton | Bag: Chanel

Lipstick: Tom Ford | Earrings: David Yurman

Bracelets are linked not he widget below!

This dreary Virginia weather has me wanting to invest my life savings into my new favorite turtleneck sweater from J.Crew! After purchasing the Cambridge Cable Turtleneck from the J.Crew sale this past weekend, it quickly moved to the top of my Christmas list. If you follow me on snapchat,  you know I ended up returning a couple of things, but this turtleneck was definitely a keeper. It pairs perfectly with jeans, leggings or skirt. It also looks great with this vest, or can keep it neutral like I did here. 

I am having such a hard time shopping for other people, when J.Crew keeps having sales. I am usually pretty good about guarding my wallet, but y’all, they are killing me! They are having 30% off your purchase right now, with the code “SHOPGIFTS

That’s pretty funny, it should be “shopgiftsforyourself!”

So be sure to shop your J.Crew gifts now! I will add some of my favorite things, from them, to the widget below to make it easy 🙂

Do you love a good turtleneck?



red-wine-hot-chocolate-19Red Wine Hot ChocolateThe end of a long week, or even better – a long day, calls for a cocktail! I have mentioned over, and over, that red wine is my favorite, but red wine has just taken itself to the next level! Are you ready for this? 


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 Now, you might be thinking, “red wine hot chocolate? I don’t think so!” But hear me out, because I was skeptical at first too. This is quite the treat, it’s like adult hot chocolate that is perfect for Saturday midday while prepping for your weekend holiday party, or for watching your favorite Christmas movies with your hubby and having a relaxing night in! It’s also great night cap, in substitution of dessert. Trust me, this list goes on.  This red wine hot chocolate takes only a few minutes and is the newest addition to your list of holiday recipes. It’s easy, it’s rich and let me tell you, it’s taste is impeccable (like, life changing!)


To make things easy, and not so complicated, I just slightly altered the Hershey’s Hot Chocolate recipe on that you can find on the back of their cocoa powder. Of course, I added a say more vanilla and some red wine.. it is red wine hot chocolate:) Serve it in your favorite holiday mugs!


Red Wine Hot Chocolate
Serves 2
Rich and taste, the perfect adult hot chocolate!
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Total Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
292 calories
43 g
15 g
5 g
8 g
3 g
309 g
165 g
35 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 292
Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 165mg
Total Carbohydrates 43g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 35g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 4 Tablespoons Sugar
  2. 1 1/2 cup Milk
  3. 4 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  4. 3/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  5. Pinch of Salt
  6. 3/4 cup Red Wine
  1. Add sugar, milk, salt and vanilla to a small sauce pan
  2. Heat on low for 2 minutes
  3. When the sugar has dissolved, add in the cocoa powder and heat for an additional minute,until fully dissolved
  4. Turn of heat and allow the cocoa mixture to cool slightly, for a minute
  5. Add red wine and serve in two of your favorite mugs!
  1. Dress this cocktail up with some mini marshmallows, or my personal favorite, whipped cream! Some candy canes would look nice, or even chocolate or raspberry drizzle!
Adapted from Hershey's Hot Chocolate
Adapted from Hershey's Hot Chocolate
Timeless Taste



Gift Guide For Her Under $150

Watches 1, 2 | Sunglasses | Nail Polish | Hat

Top | Cosmetic Pouch | Sneakers | Monogram Necklace | Gloves

Jeans | Earrings | Card Holder 

Lipstick | Handbag under $60! | Boots

Can you believe it?! It’s officially December 1st and Christmas is only 24 days away! I don’t know about you, but I am already so behind on both my decorating and shopping, but think I have already hit my maximum sugar consumption for the month in the past several days! I seriously need to stare eating healthier!


Either way,  the holiday season is here  and I am determined to make it a great one (which is my excuse for ordering too many “red” items for myself on Black Friday!) With Jay and I just moving into our new home, and just getting married, our bank accounts and savings have shrunk tremendously over the past year. Leaving us with a long home shopping list, a long christmas shopping list and the smallest amount of money in my bank account that I have ever seen.


Hello adulthood, I do not like you!


So, if you are on a budget this year too, today’s post will be great for you! This gift guide is design for shopping for all of those special ladies with less than $150. Now I know that seems a little expensive still, however these could be main presents! They are all name brand and would last many years in her closet! Whether the perfect set of gloves are on her list, a card holder or these boots that obviously I’m obsessed with, you are sure to find a great gift option here! I hope you find something to take off of your shopping list. Be sure to let me know!


What are your tips for staying in budget when shopping for Christmas?



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My Outfit:

Top: Loft similar | Jeans: AG | Boots: Hunter | Coat: Burberry similar | Scarf: Burberry | Lipstick: Tom Ford 

jewelry is linked on the widget below

Jay’s Outfit:

Top: Vineyard Vines | Jeans: AG | Shoes: Polo Ralph Lauren | Coat: Burberry

If you follow me on Snapchat, Instagram, or basically any of my social media outlets, you would now that my mom, Jay, Worm and I, went to a Christmas Tree Farm on Sunday! It was our first time ever actually going to cut down our tree and let me tell you, we had so much fun! I definitely think that this is going to be a new family tradition. It was so exciting that for our very first tree together (even thought we always decorated my little white tree at my parents house together) going to physically cut down the tree was such a joyful experience, that I don’t think neither of us will forget.


I’m so glad my mom talked us into getting our tree there too. Originally, Jay and I went to help my mom with hers, because she just had in her mind she wanted to cut down her tree this year! Last year, she found some type of cedar tree (very similar to the ones we ended up getting) in a Williams-Sonoma magazine and has been calling all around trying to find a similar artificial tree. We decided to give going to a Christmas Tree Farm a try, to see if we would be able to find a prettier tree, than at the local lots. Boy did we find some pretty ones! Needless to say, we had such a great time picking our tree and driving it home. I would say we had fun cutting it down, but I could only speak for my mom and I, because Jay did the entirety of the cutting! Of course, us two had fun watching, but I’m not sure about Jay! Lol


I know I usually don’t post more than one outfit post a week, or really one every two weeks, but I wasn’t ready to shoot the pictures for the post I had scheduled for today, quite yet. I still have a few things I need to pick up before I shoot those, so hopefully I will get them done today, or tomorrow. That way I will be able to have the planned post up by Friday, or Monday of next week! I am so excited to share a few pictures of our home for the holidays, even though it’s still pretty empty without furniture!


Anyways, my current outfit has been comfy jeans, anything red and my favorite Hunter boots! I love them so much, that I decided to get a red pair for the holidays! Hopefully, they will come in the mail today. I have had my eye on them for quite some time, so I’m pretty excited that I finally plunged and bought them!


What was your favorite Black Friday/Cyber Monday purchase?


More Pictures From Our Trip!

A Trip to the Christmas Tree Farm
How beautiful is my mama y’all? I just love her! A Trip to the Christmas Tree FarmA Trip to the Christmas Tree Farm

Best husband ever!

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A Trip to the Christmas Tree Farm

  • Nikki Spiers

    My favorite part is that your mom is included in this post! She’s so cute. Where is the watch from that you’re wearing in these pictures? I don’t see it in the widget. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Nikki Spiers

    My favorite part of this is your mom being in it! She’s so cute. Where is the watch from that you have on here? I don’t see it in the widget.ReplyCancel

    • Hi Nikki!!

      Thank you for visiting my site:) She would probably die if she knew she was on here, lol! But I wanted to include her too. The watch was a graduation gift and I couldn’t find the exact one online, I will leave links to a few similar ones below! I really love two-tone becauseitgoes with everything!Thank you again for visiting my blog! 🙂

      Kate Spade

      Tory Burch

      Michele (these are on the pricey side,but they are gorgeous!! And you can change out the bands and faces!)

      I hope you find these helpful!

  • Laura Katherine

    That looks like such fun! I have never been to a Christmas Tree farm but from the looks of these pictures I need to find one near by for next year!ReplyCancel

    • Thank you Laura! We had so much fun! I wasn’t sure if it would be worth it, but it totally was. We were able to get a beautiful tree for a great price! Thank you for stopping by my blog:)

Beauty Gift Guide

Lip Gloss | Lip Balm | Glambox 

Hair Gift Set | Perfume

 Nail Polish Gift Set | Soaking Salts | La Mer | Beauty Blender

Curling WandMakeup Bag | Tom Ford Palette

One of my favorite thing to receive around the holidays is some of my favorite luxury beauty items, that I might not usually buy myself! Although I love lipstick, and jump at the opportunity to pick up a new shade of pink, when it comes to buying for others around the holidays, its the little things like that, that get kicked to the curb. Beauty blenders, skincare, and the perfect highlighting palette are great ideas for your gals that you know love beauty and have been working so hard to make everyone else’s holiday special!


Sometimes, people give you things and your like really? I would have loved to have had one of my favorite lip glosses over the pile of stuff, that I will probably never use, that you just gave me. Am I right? I can’t be the only one? So don’t do the same thing! I love going into Sephora and browsing their mini gift section, while I’m in the check out line. I always have to let the person behind me go, when it’s my turn because I may, or may not, still be shopping! It’s the perfect spot to pick up little bits to throw in your friends, and relatives, stockings or Christmas gift! So today I have rounded up my beauty gift guide for this holiday season! A couple of these are my personal favorites, and some things I have on my list! I hope you will use this gift guide to help you when shopping, for the best beauty gifts this season!


What is your favorite beauty item at the moment?