Hello, hello! I hope everyone had a nice, relaxing weekend. Things here were pretty festive! We dressed up our tree and hung our stockings over the fireplace! Our tree is now fully decorated with some of my ornaments from growing up and some of the cool ones Dai's mom collected over the years. She didn't take them with her when they moved back to Japan, so lucky us for getting to use them on our tree!
Speaking of Christmas... Man, it is really difficult to be a student in December. I just want to come home and do ALL THE CHRISTMAS THINGS, but instead I have to do homework and projects to finish up my semester. #THESTRUGGLE. Can I please just wrap gifts and watch movies? It is okay though because in just exactly 1 week, all of the school madness will be over and I can do whatever my little heart desires!
In other news, I snagged this necklace from Forever 21 for only $3 while shopping with Danica! It has quickly become one of my favorite pieces to throw on to add a little color to any outfit.
With this new month, the weather has really cooled down and I have finally been able to pull out my sweaters and booties! This grey sweater is probably the one I love the most, since it has such nice, delicate details. The bow and the ruffles just get me! It is also light weight, which is nice for layering since I can always wear a long sleeve shirt underneath for a little extra warmth.
It has also been pretty great for jeans wearing! For the past year or so, I have mostly just been wearing jeggings. They are comfy and whatnot, but I realized that I needed to add a new pair of actual jeans into my wardrobe. A couple weeks ago, it was raining and it was one of those days when I was getting dressed in the morning and was feeling kind of crappy about how I looked in everything. So, I decided to head to Lucky Brand with a gift card that was burning a hole in my pocket and picked up this lovely pair! The best decision of the day.
I love how they fit and how they look with my little booties! I used to actually work at Lucky Brand, so I think I will always have a special little place in my heart for their jeans haha.
Over Thanksgiving, the Kate Spade outlet was doing a killer deal, so I was lucky enough to snag this baby up for a steal! I know I say this about everything, but... I am in love. I had the most difficult time choosing a bag and seriously spent a solid hour in the store swooning over everything. Dai was a trooper! I finally settled on this medium/small-ish sized one in black because I wanted something classy and timeless, especially since it was my first ever Kate Spade purchase. It has a cross body strap as well, which makes it simply perfect.
You can never go wrong with a red lip! This past year I have really tried to embrace that :)
Oh, I forgot to mention that these photos were taken with my NEW CAMERA! Woohoo! Personally, I can tell the difference and I am already smitten. This camera is so much faster, sharper, and all around higher quality than my last one. It is truly a fantastic upgrade! It was really a dream to shoot these photos with it and I think Dai may even have liked doing outfit photos just a little bit since the experience was so quick and seamless!
This weekend we also shot some photos for my Christmas card (which hopefully I will share soon!) and played around with making a video while we decorated the tree (which I may also share if I can figure out how to edit it haha). I am just so amazed at what a difference a new camera can make!
Also, I'm thinking of putting together some makeup or beauty videos. What do you think about that? Is there anything you would like to see? Since my camera takes video now, I am itching to play around with that feature and learn more about making it!
Hope you all are having a great week so far :)
Top // Anthropologie
Jeans // Lucky Brand
Shoes // Crowne Vintage via DSW
Bag // Kate Spade
Necklace // Forever 21
Necklace // Forever 21