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we’ve all seen (and related to) that saying on instagram, “when an outfit looks cute in my head but when i put it on i look like a potato.” i touched on it a little in this post, but i’ve been feeling majorly uninspired lately (still working on that resolutions post-whoops), and i’m just not loving ANYTHING i put on my body. however, when i got dressed yesterday morning, i actually loved what i had come up with. i got these nikes from the net-a-porter final clearance sale for something like $50, and i cannot describe how much i love them. I LOVE THEM. they’re so comfortable, so unique, and they’re definitely helping me through my style rut.
photos by lauren dickens
its crazy to think that these pictures were taken this time last week. i’m not sure what this tennessee winter craziness is, but i don’t exactly hate it because at least i got one snow day out of it. and yes, this is what i wear to go out in the snow because i live in tennessee and i know better than to invest in a heavy winter coat.
considering french fries are my favorite food and taco bell is my favorite dinner spot, this sweatshirt was the perfect christmas gift. i love how oversized and roomy it is-perfect for a travel day or just being lazy.
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 details: BCBG romper (similar), j.crew sandals
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.
the castle all lit up like this is the entire reason we went to disney world during the holidays. so unbelievably pretty.
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).
our complex randomly has these ping pong tables down by the greenway and for 25 cents you can buy your own ping pong ball and have some cheap fun. what better way to work off all the thanksgiving damage than some ping pong ya know?!
last fall, on a lucky trip to old navy, i found these leggings while aimlessly looking for new workout clothes. they were on sale for $20 and little did i know that they were the four leaf clover of athletic wear. they’re great for working out (no pilling) and they’re so effortlessly on trend outside of the gym. i love them so much, i even bought a second pair just in case something happened to them.
i leave for the cute town of lagrange, georgia tomorrow for my bestie and queen of the bey hive’s wedding weekend, and these shorts are obviously in my suitcase.
i’m ashamed to admit that i’m not really a beyonce fan, but i SURE did jump on this ivy park bandwagon earlier this summer. when i looked through the collection at nordstrom, i wanted it all. its the epitome of athleisure, perfect for the gym slash perfect for everything else.
i took a short trip to denver last week to visit my friends sarah and ryan and their cutie kids, liam and jude who were back in the U.S. from northern ireland on “holiday” (to use the proper U.K. terminology) while they got some visa issues worked out.
ANYWAYS, i’ve been to denver twice before to visit, but this was the first visit that we’ve taken a trip up to breckenridge and OH MY GOODNESS i have never seen anything more beautiful. i didn’t plan on taking any outfit photos during my trip, but the town of breckenridge was the perfect backdrop. this might not be my cutest outfit i’ve ever worn, but it was functional for walking around town and staying warm because it was ACTUALLY fall there. amazing.
my sister friend sarah who did my hair and took my outfit photos for this post 🙂
i am by no means a fitness expert.
my favorite foods are french fries, doughnuts, and ice cream. however, i do make it a point to exercise (almost) daily. i have a love/hate relationship with running, so i usually just stick to the elliptical machines at the gym followed by some free weights. i also love jillian michaels workouts. i’ve tried watching other workout videos, but for some reason no one motivates me like jillian.