Halloweekend Recap

When I was younger I always looked forward to Halloween for trick-or-treating, but now I always look forward to dressing up and the fun parties that always ensue! This year I didn't go to a party hosted at a fraternity house, but instead my family hosted one ourselves! It was an absolute blast! We had been planning it for quite some time from the decorations to the menu. None of it was a let down, that's for sure!

Our house was basically turned into a halloween wonderland! Our gay friend came over to help us decorate and did a fabulous job! I wish I had gotten more photos of the decorations. There were so many awesome decorations, that admittedly, kept scaring me to death!

I was a military pin up girl and Brian was an old school pilot! I love Halloween and coming up with original Halloween ideas, so Brian and I went to a costume shop & rented our costumes! They are both authentic so it made them extra fun & different! 

The rest of the weekend was spent relaxing and having fun with Brian! It's always those one on one times that end up being so memorable :-)

How did you celebrate Halloweekend?


Las Vegas Weekend Recap

Whew, I am back from Vegas! What a fun and exhausting long weekend it was! Although I love traveling that trip definitely made me very happy to be home...Vegas was very demanding! And the three hour time difference sure didn't help!

Saturday morning (way earlier than I am used to) we headed to the airport to board the plane to Vegas! We had a short layover in Denver and it was such a beautiful area....ya know, what I saw from the sky! We arrived in Vegas around 11:30 a.m. and our first stop was In-n-Out Burger on the strip! I had never been there before but it certainly lived up to my expectations. We powered through lunch and headed to the hotel! 

We stayed at New York New York and I absolutely loved it! The atmosphere was so fun and the age group was great too! I didn't waste any time getting my gamble on. The first night I came out on top! woo hoo...always a good thing when gambling! 

I don't even think I saw the sun the second day because I was inside gambling all day...with much less luck! But, we did venture out at night to play around in The Bellagio and The Cosmopolitan. I loved seeing the light show at The Bellagio!

During the day on Monday we went out exploring Vegas! Since it was my first time here I was still anxious to see all of the hotels and do a few touristy things! We went into "old" Las Vegas (hello sketchy area) and went up in the Stratosphere. It was extremely windy and I wore a dress, not my best idea ever, but it was beautiful 109 stories up!

After the Stratosphere we went to Wynn, The Venetian, Caesar's and The Bellagio to explore and shop! Y'all if only I had endless money. I was having some serious designer lust. Gucci, Louis, Fendi, Prada, Louboutin, Lanvin, Balenciaga.... I wanted it all! I was slightly jealous of the Asians buying 5 LV and 3 Balenciaga bags.  

Our last night we went to the Bar at Times Square inside our hotel and had a blast! It is a dueling piano bar and the pianists were extremely talented, fun, and could play any song! It was the perfect ending to a fun weekend! I can't wait to go back.

If you are looking to plan a trip & want any suggestions on food/entertainment let me know! 


Leopard + Orange Bubble Necklace

Yesterday I was feeling a little sassy so I decided to wear a leopard sweater & make a statement with my bright orange bubble necklace! This outfit was extremely comfortable, but well put together for a day at work!

Top: Old Navy {no longer available}// Jeans: Old Navy Rockstar Jeans {I swear by these!}// Necklace: #shopcrystalfaye// Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters


Weekend Getaway in Asheville

This past weekend Brian, me, Bre, and Jeremy went to Asheville! The first time we went to Asheville was so much fun & unforgettable (hellllo, that's where Brian and I were introduced!!!) and this time didn't disappoint either! We had more fun in two and a half days than I've had in a while. We took full advantage of our time there and didn't waste a second!

Brian and I got to the condo mid-afternoon on Friday and had a little alone time before Bre & Jeremy got there. We spent the afternoon walking around the city,drinking wine on the rooftop and grabbing a delicious dinner! 

Friday night we headed back to one of our favorite "local" bars there and ended up having a blast! Nothing like dancing with a black man in a skirt to have a great night haha! When in Asheville, does as the Ashevillians do?!?!?

Saturday was absolutely beautiful! We walked around, did a little drinking on the patio of Pack's Tavern, hung out on the rooftop of course we had to watch some baseball! Hooray for the Tiger's win (or else I may have had a grumpy boyfriend!!)

 And it's possible that while the boys were out Bre and I had a little self-timer photo session.... clearly we're really fun(ny)!!

While all of our blog/instagram/twitter friends loved the fur vests we wore, I can't say the same for the people in Asheville. They were not fans and were quick to ask if it was real or fake! For the record-it's fake #thankyouverymuch! 

Cheers to another great weekend with friends! 
What did you do this weekend?


The Utility Jacket

I posted about the J.Crew Downtown Field Jacket in my fall essentials post just a few short weeks ago. My love has only grown for the jacket since then! I was able to wear the jacket for a few days when fall decided to visit the south for a few days (what a tease!!) and I realized it is definitely going to be a staple for the fall. So, be prepared to see it in many outfit posts to come ;-) I'm excited to style it many more ways! 

J.Crew Downtown Field Jacket// J.Crew Perfect Shirt (sold out- similar)// J.Brand Jeans//Franco Sarto Boots// Anne Klein Watch

Will you be rocking the utility style jacket this fall?
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