Ready for Spring

Although February has had some frigid moments, today proved to be a sunny blessing with temperatures in the upper seventies. I have been craving summer ever since the last snow and this weather gave me a taste of what I've been wanting! Of course, sunny skies mean cute outfits, so I decided to style my favorite Forever 21 button-up skirt with this adorable striped shirt from Gap Factory! I felt very French in this look and spent the day frolicking outdoors. To add to this outfit, I paired some classic sandals from old navy (similar). Although I am typically a big fan of wearing earthy tones, I have been loving adding splashes of blue to my outfits and I can't wait to style this shirt with more of my favorite pieces!

How did you spend the sunny day? Tell me on Instagram!



Valentine's Day Gift Guide

I have always adored Valentine's Day because it gives me the perfect excuse to treat the people I care about. I love buying sweet little gifts for my friends, parents, or my boyfriend because it's a small way to show that I'm thinking about them. This holiday celebrates just that- spreading love. Although I find love in almost every corner of my life, sometimes it is quite difficult to find just the right gift to help celebrate the season. I picked a few of my favorites to help make gift giving easier this Valentines Day and maybe even inspire a "treat yo' self" purchase (self love is important, too!). Whether it be for your friends, yourself, or a boyfriend or girlfriend, here are some of my favorite gift ideas for this holiday.


One of my current fashion favorites has been this gorgeous ring from Esthendo Jewelry. This company produces nature-inspired rings, necklaces, and bracelets that are perfect for Valentine's Day gifts. I love to pair my ring with a simple white tee to let the subtle beauty of the ring shine. The green gemstone also looks great dressed up, too! You can style it with dresses, skirts, or pretty much any outfit you desire. You can follow this lovely brand on Instagram here and be sure to check out their jewelry!

Recently I have fallen in head-over-heels in love with Lush products, especially their lotions and bath bombs. While I was in Georgetown, DC this past fall (read about my trip here) I visited a store for the first time and purchased the Twilight Bath Bomb and some Sleepy Body Lotion (a seasonal product). These products are the perfect way to treat your friends and loved ones on this Valentine's Day!

Face masks have always been a favorite of mine and are a wonderful way to treat your friends this holiday. You could even have a girls night/spa day where you all got your nails done and treated yourselves to a good face mask! My favorites are the Origins Clear Improvement Mask and the TONYMOLY Brightening Mask.

For mothers, I find that candles are always a good gift option. I love hitting up the candle section at TJ Maxx because I always find so many great scents for affordable prices. Plus, they carry one of my favorite candle brands, DW Home. My favorite scent lately has been Peony Petals and it's sure to be a great gift this Valentine's Day.


This past Christmas, I purchased a leather wrap bracelet for my boyfriend from Hustle and Hide. They can be personalized with initials and come in different variations of leather and different colors. He absolutely loved it and it would make a wonderful gift for any important man in your life this Valentine's Day!

For outdoorsy men, an ENO Hammock would be a perfect gift! These light and packable outdoor hammocks have become quite popular lately and would be a treat for any nature loving guy!

Lastly, a wallet is a classic and timeless gift for any man. These can be used for a lifetime and hold sentimental value. A few Christmases ago, my mother and I got my dad a Personalized Wallet from ColsenKeane. He still uses it today and this would make an excellent gift this Valentine's day!

I hope you found this gift guide helpful and be sure to have a February full of love!