Life Update!

It’s pretty much been a lifetime (or at least feels like it) since I’ve posted on here, so I thought it would be a perfect chance to do a quick, little life update! Here’s what I’ve been up to the last couple of months!

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First off, I’m coming up on my 1 year anniversary of being a resident of Charlottesville, Va! How did this happen? And with that, I’m also moving out of my very first apartment which is beyond exciting (I can’t stand my neighbors) and crazy depressing (it’s my FIRST apartment)! I can’t wait to have a little more space, a shorter drive to work, and be closer to all my favorite shops and restaurants! But I will definitely miss this studio apartment of mine for sure.

On to some other life events, Joey & I each celebrated another birthday! This year had to be my favorite, as I was able to spend the weekend back home with a bunch of family at a Zac Brown Band concert! So good! It was just a much needed, relaxing trip where I got to see some of my favorite people! I then got to follow it up with a lovely day of sunflower picking, which was probably the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen!

Now for probably my favorite thing to happen in the last couple of months, I’m an Auntie to yet another adorable nephew! He is just the sweetest thing and it’s so hard not getting to see him everyday!

And for the more uneventful updates, Fall is back, so it’s no surprise that I’ve been taking advantage of it ever since October hit. From apple picking and pie making, to PSL’s and oversized sweaters, I’m a happy camper! And it’s all being documented on Instagram of course!

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Winter Stripes!

Winter has finally arrived here in Charlottesville and with that came a giant blizzard that kept me way from work for almost 3 days! And I must admit that during those wonderful snow days, I went into hibernation, which pretty much means I wore nothing but leggings and sweatshirts all day long! But now that I am back to work it is time to step up my game a bit!

I am definitely a dress girl, no doubt about it. They are so easy and comfortable, but for some reason when you wear a dress everyone thinks that means you have your life together, which is perfectly fine with me! However dresses in the winter can be pretty tricky since it is so cold and they don’t provide all that much layering!

I found the perfect little dress that gives you great shape, it is fun & flirty, but has a sweater material to keep you nice and warm all day! To be honest, I bought this dress, returned it, and bought it back because I loved it that much! The best news is that it is now on sale for under $100!

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Fall Photoshoot!

While fall is sadly coming to an end, I thought it would be a great idea for Joey and I to get some professional photos taken (not ones where we are at our fake wedding) since our lives have changed so much since our college days and continuing so!

So I called up my very talented sister, Katie, of Katie Powers Photography to capture a few shots of us while we were still in the prettiest season of them all!

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Easy Holiday Style!

The holidays are here and with them they bring parties, lots and lots of parties! And if you are like me, you need a staple piece that will work at the last minute. I’m happy to say that I have found the item that will relieve me from any sort of stress that comes with picking out an outfit for any type of holiday shindig ever!

This skirt is perfect for you petite ladies out there! With the long sheer overlay, it gives you coverage but doesn’t take away any length of your legs with is a major plus! It also goes with anything, I wore it with a striped J.Crew top with a jeweled collar, but you could wear it with a classic gingham or plaid shirt, chambray, or a cute graphic tee to add a little fun!

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Fall Inspired Wedding Photoshoot!

With our 4 year anniversary coming up soon (seriously can’t believe it!) it couldn’t have been a more perfect time for my friend to ask Joey & I to help her with a stylized wedding shoot! She works for Jamie Leigh Weddings and was putting together a fall wedding for some inspiration in their site!

We got to work with some of the best wedding vendors in Virginia and I feel so lucky to have a memory like this! Anywho, here are some of the shots taken that day by the lovely Tara Liebeck Photography! I can’t get enough of them!

 
   

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

Holiday Gifts For Her!

It’s my favorite time of year! All of the decorations, smells, the music, everything. I just can’t get enough! The only thing I ever have an issue with is when someone asks me what I want for Christmas…. Like I’ve only been thinking about it all year but now all of a sudden, BLANK! So I’ve put together some of my favorite things at the moment that are beyond cute and  will be sure to last you years to come! 

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DIY | Textured Side Braid!

I got a lot of requests for a tutorial on how I created this look I posted on my Instagram! 

 
So I wended ahead and filmed one for you all the other day! It’s one of my favorite looks lately as it looks more detailed than it really is! It’s super quick & easy and can be a great last minute hairstyle for work or a night out! 

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