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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Outfit: Ruffle Tunic + Jack Rogers Lauren Sandals

First, I have to say big thanks to Katie for taking these photos for me while we were wandering around the grounds of the gorgeous Sonesta Resort at Hilton Head. If you haven't yet, check out my Day 1 recap, here. 

I wore this outfit during the day on Saturday. It was the perfect temperature to ditch my jacket and throw on these awesome Lauren sandals and monogrammed tote kept the outfit still 'in season'/kept it from looking too summer-y. 

I am obsessed with this ruffled collar tunic. It's a little dressy, but paired with dark wash skinnies (see past post here), I was able to give it a more laid back look. I think this would look fabulous also tucked into a high waisted a-line skirt for a more formal look. I wore this outfit when we went to Frosty Frogs in Hilton Head.  It's a daiquiri bar that wasn't too far from the resort and it was so much fun and so delicious. We went there to hang out and to watch UK play South Carolina. I got the Hurricane flavored daiquiri and it was so delicious. 

Needless to say, after 2 daiquiris, it only made sense to grab these palm leaves and parade around like a peacock, right? Right. Have a fabulous day! 


Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Striped boyfriend shirt

So in love with this striped boyfriend shirt and just had to pop in to say it's on major sale! I can't wait to wear it with white denim come summertime! 

I'd also like to note that one of my favorite tops is on sale, too. I wear this shirt all of the time. It goes well with work outfits, going out outfits and even some summertime outfits. I just ordered another one so I have a back up in case anything should ever happen to the one I already have! 

Have a fabulous day! 


Head Skis: Skiing in a Winter Wonderland

I went skiing last weekend and it was so much fun! I hadn't had a chance to go because we haven't had much snow up until right now, so I was just itching to go! I made a super quick little video with some random iPhone clips my friend Dana and I took! Next time we go, I'll get some real action shots! 
I mainly ski at Seven Springs when I do a quick day trip-- it's about an hour from Pittsburgh so it's a quick and easy drive. It's more of a 'hill' than a mountain. There are several black diamonds, but they're super quick runs, but it does the trick for me to get my skiing fix in when I can't get to places like Vermont or go out west!

This was my first run with my new Head Total Joy Skis and boots that Head sent to me. As soon as I took my first run, I was amazed at the difference from my old skis. First of all, they are so lightweight that carrying them was a breeze. So lightweight, in fact, that I was actually concerned about the carving ability. However, I was amazed by how incredibly smooth they glided down the mountain. Not to mention, I was able to effortlessly carve and gain speed without catching an edge. 

Photo from my Instagram!

 Skiing is most definitely one of my passions. Throw me on any mountain for a day of skiing and I am a happy camper. I also feel like it really helps you to clear your head and become refreshed, too, not to mention, it's a killer workout. I also love the 'ski fashion' on the slopes. I'm very much a 'bright' skier so the mint jacket and bright orange pants that Head sent me were exactly something I would have chosen on my own. Usually, apres ski I opt for a cashmere cable knit, leggings and either L.L. Bean boots or my trusty and cozy Uggs (which I've had since 2006!) and sit by the fire to let my muscles rest... a glass of wine or cup of hot tea doesn't hurt, too! 

And last but not least, the best boots I've ever worn. When I think of ski boots, the word 'comfortable' is never a word I would use. They're usually stiff and uncomfortable and my feet are oftentimes bruised by the end... not to mention freezing. Well, Head completely owns the boot game because these are COMFORTABLE. They literally feel like you slipped into a cozy cushion but still offer the support necessary to ski well. Not to mention the warmth-- incredible!! I didn't even have to put warmers in my boots and my feet were still warm. I don't think I'll ever have another pair of boots again... this is definitely something I wholeheartedly recommend to any skier-- especially those who have to take more breaks due to cold feet... these let me stay out way longer than usual!  Needless to say, I'm totally impressed with their Joy line. I've always been a fan of the Head brand because of their quality, but these products are really top notch in my book. Have you tried out their Total Joy line? Have a fabulous day! 


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Hilton Head Day 1

Scroll through to see what I wore on the plane. 

If you were following along on Instagram, then you know I was in Hilton Head for a few days through the weekend! I met up with some of my blogger girlfriends (Katie, Krista, Danielle, Sarah and Caitlin) and needless to say, it was an absolutely incredible weekend. I have to hand it to Krista and the Sonesta Resort at Hilton Head-- they planned such an epic weekend, it's going to be hard to ever top! 

For Hilton Head being an island, it was still pretty easy to get to... I flew into Charlotte and then hopped on a tiny little plane that took about 45 minutes to land in HHI. It was really nice because Sarah and I ended up meeting in Charlotte and getting on the small plane together! It took me all of 5 seconds to love Hilton Head, considering I stepped off the plane and it was about 60 degrees and no need for a coat! 

As soon as I got there, I checked in and caught up with the girls! We also checked out the wonderful gift bags. 

Scroll through to check out what all was included. It was like Christmas morning! 

Then, the amazing crew at Sonesta delivered chocolate covered everything to our room... even chocolate covered bacon (omg so good) and some bubbly. It was the perfect time to catch up with the girls some more and plan out our night and talk about the festivities for the weekend, not to mention our beautiful rooms. The resort had just recently gone under major renovations so there was a great, fresh, boutique, luxury vibe to the resort. 

Since it was the first night, we decided to keep things relaxed and opted for dinner at Heyward's. I not only had incredible salmon by Chef Nelly B, but also discovered a new favorite pinot noir, Meiomi, which was recommended by the staff and certainly a great recommendation. We also shared dessert. Something I loved about this group of girls is that they love eating and trying different foods as much as I do!

After our amazing meal, we headed back up to our room and had more girl time. We also enjoyed more wine thanks to Seven Daughters. Then we all hit our beds and passed out. The beds were beyond comfortable... beds at hotels are definitely a deal maker or breaker for me and these were dreamy. 

The next morning, we woke up and all goofed around because we were so excited to see the sun from our balconies! The weather forecast had predicted rain, so the sun was very welcome! Stay tuned for day 2 recap! A big thanks to the Sonesta Resort for having all of us, I feel so thankful to have had such a fun weekend with such great girls! Have a fabulous day!