Monday, December 28, 2015


top: c/o Charming Charlie, denim: c/o Volcom, hat: Target (similar), sunglasses: Banana Republic (similar)

Is it just me or is the Monday after Christmas always a difficult one?! I absolutely loved my time spent at home with my family (luckily, I live right next door to my parents so I see them often), but there's still something so special about the holidays. I had one brief breakdown about my Nonny not being here this Christmas, but I felt her spirit so much throughout the holidays and I'm thankful she has a front row seat in heaven.

I love neutrals, so I paired this adorable pleated-back top from Charming Charlie's with a trusty pair of black denim and my new Tory Burch boots - which I'm slowly but surely breaking in. We've also had some unusually warm weather here in NC -- I'm talking flip flops + 80 degree temperatures. It made for an interesting feeling on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but it was nice to spend some time outside on that same note.

We also celebrated my boyfriend Stephen's 25th birthday - I love him to pieces and it's so fun to have a day just to celebrate him. He is my best friend, accepts my crazy ideas and love for cheesy romance movies, has the best sense of humor, loves me for me, and willingly (well, sometimes) spends a sunny day helping me with blog pictures instead of golfing. Happy Birthday, Stephen - so glad you're mine!

P.S. I'm definitely still holding on to the holiday season. With less than a week until New Year's, I'm watching every Christmas movie I can find on the Hallmark channel. I hope you had the most wonderful time with those you love most!

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  1. glad you had a good Christmas

  2. This is such a great look - the boots and hat make such a statement and dress up the outfit so well!! Love it! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  3. It's so great that you live so close to your parents. We do too and is such a blessing. I'm sure that your Nonny was with you on Christmas. You look adorable and I love your boots!


    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

  4. Those boots and that bag... love!! Glad you guys had a great Christmas :)

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

  5. Love this black and white look. I'm glad you had a good Christmas. It's always hard to have the holidays without a special loved one.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  6. Such a fun look! I love the classic look of black and white together! And that hat is amazing! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  7. Yes today is a pain and a half.

    But you look fabulous!!

    Filipa x

  8. Love the boots! I have a similar pair that I wear A LOT.

  9. I love a classic black and white look! You look so cute in that hat!

    Fizz and Frosting

  10. I'm with you, lady - today is quite the struggle already! I'm glad that you had such a great Christmas, and happy birthday to your man! Loving this outfit, as always. xo

  11. Fierce sunnies!! I love mirrored glasses and you are rocking them!

    Sara Kate Styling

  12. I love this kind of outfit! Happy New Year!

  13. Mondays after a holiday are totally rough! Loving the look!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  14. Such a great relaxed look with that casual elegance!

  15. White and black will always be classic. Great casual outfit!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

  16. love this look and those sunnies super cute, xoxo sakura

  17. Love the causal look and those boots!

    the way to my Hart


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