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valentine day

Happy Valentines Day!

I hope you all enjoy the day with the ones you love. I am so happy to be home with my family–we’re celebrating my cousin’s engagement! The weather is perfect, sunny and a cool 60 degrees. It’s great to take a break from reality and come home for a few days.

Send the love today! I’m missing all my friends who aren’t here today, but I’m so thankful for the great relationships in my life!

xx


simplicity

dainty picValentines Day is around the corner, but it’s never too late to order last minute gifts for your best friend, or to have your best friend hint to your boyfriend! My current jewelry trend is collecting small, dainty pieces that give a more simple look.

I have always loved Helen Ficalora–I have my charm necklace collection that started back in high school and is still being added on-to! They just launched an updated site which makes shopping her products a lot easier!

Catbird is a recent favorite, with the dainty stack rings that are also fun to collect! My best friend Clara recently gave me the small heart ring, which is now stacked with another ring and gold knuckle ring. I’m already adding to the collection, but it’s a secret because I got a matching one for Clara for Valentines day 🙂

I recently discovered a jewelry designer, Ariel Gordon, who has similar products and also some other adorable additions! I Love the double heart ring, and there’s some other beautiful pieces on her website!

I hope everyone has a Happy Valentines Day! This week by roommates and I will be baking sugar cookies to give to our best friends here in Dallas. I’m going home as well next weekend to see my family and celebrate my cousin’s engagement!

xx


merry

 

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merry christmas! it’s been a crazy few weeks since I’ve been home, I can’t believe that it’s already christmas day! here’s a few things that i’m currently loving this holiday season. hope you all are enjoying time with family and friends!

xx


it’s the most wonderful time!

Okay, so it’s the beginning of November and Christmas decor is in full gear in the United States. It becomes so overwhelming, time flies, and suddenly you’re scrambling to find gifts for friends and family. I thought it would be laid back in Australia, but the decorations around the mall are up and the music is playing! In an effort to help you find the perfect gift for your friends and family with different interests, I’ve made up the perfect gift guide! All you have to do is tie it in a bow an you’re set–I did all the research you need! xx

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homebody:

Timree makes the cutest hand-painted ceramics, school supplies, paintings, and many other fun things! I love her company, I went to the store in Newport Beach and it looks like so much fun for paint parties! These make the perfect gift for family members, or friends who want to store their jewelry in a personal dish!

organized:

Gigi New York has a great selection of planners, personal items, purses, etc. I also love Clare Vivier, which is a similar leather accessory company. The fold over clutches are perfect for a night out or on the go. I want every color! Both designers both have a men’s collection as well–for those looking for a gift for your dad, husband, or boyfriend : )

beach-goer:

The Beach People towels have been a hit all over Australia. I even added one to my Christmas list! They are super cute and go great with a pair of mirror shades–I thought these Wildfox ones were fun!

simple accessorizer:

Catbird NYC has the most gorgeous, dainty jewelry that makes the perfect personal gift. I love the stacking rings, it’s fun to collect over time. I’ve been noticing these adorable French-made bracelets by SAB&SAB all over Sydney, they too make the perfect collectible piece!

tech-savvy:

I love Frends headphones (as mentioned in my previous post)! There’s different kinds and colors, and of course provide great sound–I have these ones on my list as well: ). I just recently bought this Boostcase, since my phone dies so quickly here. They have a lot of pretty pastel colors, and the battery pack can be detached when you don’t need it.

scent-seekers:

Palm Beach Collection is a great Australian brand, I have a ton of them all over my apartment here! I also can’t go without my Calypso Bellini perfume. I have the candle for that too–so if it’s hard to order the Palm Beach candle from the US, the Calypso candle is just as great!

beauty queen:

I can’t get enough of frank body scrub–I actually just did my weekly scrub today! It makes to perfect gift and works great. I love the brand, and all of their cheeky descriptions. Glam Glow is a hit! I have both the moisturizing and mud mask and they work wonders! You can find it on Amazon, at Sephora, or Mecca (for all my Aussie readers!)


independence

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Happy Fourth of July everyone! I hope you all enjoy the holiday with your friends and family. I am so grateful to those who serve for our country, and for my amazing family and friends surrounding me today.

Today, we are having a family barbecue with our close friends–hot dogs, cheeseburgers, the whole deal! I’ll be making a vegan strawberry shortcake with Clara. New post coming soon (if it turns out yummy!)