Thursday, December 20, 2012

Color Cravings: Birthday Blisses

People often ask me if I dislike having a birthday so close to the holidays. I actually love it because it's never forgotten and I can ask for twice as much loot as the typical person ;) In high school I especially liked the assurance of my special day being over break. Now that I'm in college I've realized that it can be hard to round of a group of friends to celebrate when most of them are out of town. However, this year I'm determined to age in style. I'll keep you posted on my plans!

As I was thinking about things I would love to get for my 23rd birthday this year I realized they fall into two categories—practical (soccer cleats, a never-fail straightener) and pampering (monthly subscription to beauty samples, new TV sourcing system because I'm addicted to a good plotline). This is probably an accurate depiction of my personality—extremely practical and responsible with an adventurous and indulgent streak. Oxymoron? Maybe, but that's me!

Nike Teimpo Mystic IV FG/ Roku LT /
BirchBox / "I Love Your Style" by Amanda Brooks /
Earthwise Slate Women's Classic
/ Chi Earth Collection Shooting Star

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Color Cravings: Christmas Wishes

Usually bloggers post holiday gift guides to give you ideas for the special people in your life. Since only people I know read this blog, I don't want to reveal the gifts I'm giving! Instead, here are some ideas of some gifts that I would love to recieve ;) I will let you in on one secret though: the coral, aqua, and gold color palette seen below is a hint to how I've been wrapping my gifts.

I used to get really disillusioned about my financial state when I would see wishlists comprised of three-digit priced gifts posted on other sites. But as I was building my own today, it all clicked. They are called wishlists for a reason—in a world without restrictions these are the things I would buy for myself. I don't actually expect my family to get me shoes that cost as much as ski pants. Or ski pants that cost as much as shoes...I'm not sure which is more of a leap. Anyway, enjoy perusing my dreams and desires! And if you need help making your own list, check out Wishlistr for a simple way to keep your friends and family updated on your latest favorite things.