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[holiday] sales & steals.

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i hope everyone had a very merry christmas! ours was so busy but we got to see (almost) our entire family which is the best gift anyone can ask for. i’m a very thankful girl. there are so many after christmas/new years sales going on right now-put that christmas money to good use, y’all (or just treat yoself to all the stuff you didn’t get)!

zara: this zara sale is huge. HUGE.
on my wishlist are: this raincoat, this floral bomber, this shirtdress, this fun little dress, this sequin number that would be perfect for new years, this flowy checked blouse, this velvet tank, this embroidered button down, these ballet flats, these velvet loafers, these sneakers, and this bag.

zara also has the best kids section that i love to look at for all the babies my friends are having. i love this wee little fleece jacket for a boy or girl, these overalls, these little shorts, these mini sweatpants, these little boots, and this pompom hat.

shopbop: extra 25% off sale items with code TREATYOURSELF.
today’s the last day for this great sale. shopbop’s sales are one of the best ways to get high end designer items at a great discount. aquazzura heels for less than $200, wildfox sweats, rag & bone sneakers, rebecca minkoff saddle bag, an awesome free people velvet jacket, eberjey PJs, hunter boots, RAILS button down, frye boots, rag & bone jeans, and so many more great things. my tip for shopping this sale (and the nordstrom sale) is to set your filters to your favorite designers and your sizes and just look through everything so you don’t miss something. its tedious but its how i always find the best deals-especially if you sort the items low to high!

nordstrom: half yearly sale
gosh i love nordstrom. to get the best out of this sale, i think you should just dive in with the tip i mentioned above and comb through everything. there are just so many great deals that you don’t want to miss. i won’t go through and link my favorite clothing items this time because i honestly feel like i’m becoming redundant. but, here are some of my favorites from the home section (which i always forget about, but am pleasantly surprised when i remember to look at it). star wars stein for the star wars obsessed, 2017 planner, cork board world map, “don’t talk to me while i’m texting” mug (which i find HILARIOUS and i might get it to take to work), movie night trivia book, dominos, grid print gift wrap, cute wine glasses, “see america” book, a cute pom pom throw blanket, and lots of great deals on bedding, bath, and rugs.

macy’s, gap, old navy, and j.crew are all having great sales, too! happy shopping!


happiest place on earth.

a few weeks ago, marty and i took a vacation to our favorite place in the world: disney world. i know i know, we’re adults. why is our favorite vacation spot a place where the central character is a cartoon mouse. and i’ll tell you why: IT’S THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH PEOPLE. literally!! i’m considering doing a bigger blog post on all my disney tips (because if i counted correctly this was my 13th trip to a disney theme park so i know some stuff), but for now i’ll just talk about this trip.

outfit: free people shorts, similar black tshirt, flannel, nikes, rebecca minkoff crossbody, sunglasses

outfit details: BCBG romper (similar), j.crew sandals

outfit details: zara dress, rebecca minkoff crossbody, sunglasses, nikes

breakfast at the beasts castle! you normally have to book a reservation months and months  in advance, but sometimes they have walk in tables available and we got lucky and just walked right in. it was so cool and just how i’ve always pictured it to be. there was this main dining room from the big “beauty and the beast” scene, then another room with the torn up beast picture and the rose, and a third room like the dining room in “be our guest.” SO SO COOL.

outfit details: rails shirt, free people shorts, nikes, rebecca minkoff crossbody

the castle all lit up like this is the entire reason we went to disney world during the holidays. so unbelievably pretty.

outfit details: zara shirt, free people shorts, havianas flip flops

when we go to disney, we always get the park hopper ticket. that way we can enter and re-enter the parks as many times as we want to throughout the day. we usually go to all four parks, but since we had limited park time this trip, we decided to stick to just magic kingdom and epcot since you can ride the monorail between the two parks. we went to the parks on friday, sunday, and monday and had the best time bouncing between magic kingdom and epcot. i’ve always dreamed of seeing disney world decorated for christmas and it did NOT disappoint. talk about magical!! i even cried at one point because of how overwhelmed i was with the magic of it all.

we spent saturday exploring the new disney springs. if you’re familiar with disney world then you’ll know this is the “new” downtown disney with added restaurants and shopping. it’s AMAZING. so many unique restaurants and great new stores including zara and uniqlo (i had never been in uniqlo before and i am now obsessed). we also got to see the new christmas drone show while we were there. i know it sounds weird, but trust me, it was so so cool. here’s a youtube video of it. doesn’t do its justice but you get the idea.

we spent tuesday before our flight exploring the different disney properties. if you’ve never visited the different resorts while down there, marty and i highly recommend it. it’s so fun to see the different themes of each resort, and how magical each one is. we started the day with brunch at our favorite disney restaurant, the grand floridian cafe, located inside the grand floridian resort-which has the most beautiful christmas tree i’ve ever seen and a life size gingerbread house in the lobby. then, we rode the monorail around to our favorite resort, the polynesian. this resort is one of the original two that opened in 1971 when magic kingdom opened (disney nerd alert). marty and i love it because here you can grab a dole whip (YUM) and walk along the beach and see magic kingdom from the shore (another nerdy thing we like). after the polynesian, we drove over to the wilderness lodge to see its christmas decorations. this resort is AMAZING. i don’t even know how to explain how huge, yet super cozy it is. it’s like the worlds biggest cabin. plus there’s a really cool waterfall/stream that goes from the lobby to the pool and it’s just so neat.


if you’ve made it this far, i hope you enjoyed this super long disney recap. it really is my favorite place in the world (if you couldn’t tell by this point).


’tis the season to be merry.

i recognize that these are not the best quality pictures, but, taking pictures inside is hard! so if anyone has any tips, please send them.


i’m trying to soak up as much christmas as i can. its my favorite time of year (duh) and i get really depressed at the thought that its almost over. i distinctly remember one time as a child laying in the floor after we had taken down our tree and picking up the fallen [plastic] needles and crying because christmas was gone. i’ve tried everything i can this year to make the christmas season last longer (our tree has been up since november 10), but ends up you can’t stop time and bam! here we are.

details: athleta sweater, j.crew thermal leggings, j.crew moccasins, tree, rug

also if you still need gifts, i put together a last minute gift guide here.