10 Things Tuesday (1.03.17)

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Ten Things I’ve Loved This Past Week on The Internet:

  1. This striped cardi coat might be the BEST piece that Old Navy has ever put out. So chic and perfect for layered looks now and in spring!
  2. Blogger love of the week: Love this wintery-chic look from Sarah (and all of her non-traditional traditions)!
  3. Navy trench coat of my dreams! It’s a little early, but can you blame me? ;)
  4. Athleisure was a word of the year for 2016, and I don’t see the trend stopping in 2017, so get a jump on how you can make it work for your own life (here). 
  5. You better believe that I will be buying this scallop hem skirt when the weather warms up! Pretty good price too, if you can grab it on sale!
  6. I don’t know if I have linked to this stripe peplum top before, but it is the perfect piece for the upcoming spring and summer seasons!
  7. 30 common shopping mistakes that we all make according to personal shoppers…trying to take these into the new year with me!
  8. These ankle boots have amazing review online, are on sale, available in most sizes, and come in two different colors…what more can you want?
  9. I’m really going to try to be more healthy in 2017 (me and my really creative New Year’s resolution, right), so I immediately pinned Liz’s 10 healthy recipes to help me get a good start on this goal!
  10. The Husband got me this weekender bag from Sole Society, and I love how much it holds and how expensive it looks! 

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10 Things Tuesday (12.06.16)

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Ten Things I’ve Loved This Past Week on The Internet:

  1. These look like the most perfect boyfriend jeans ever…and they’re under $100!
  2. Blogger love of the week: Love this classy casual NYC look from Sarah, but more than that…you have to read the tragic tale of her hat. RIP, Target hat…RIP!
  3. If you’re a horse lover or just a fan of animal graphic prints, you’re going to need this cardigan! Not quite houndstooth, more like horsetooth! ;)
  4. Someone took their drone out for some crazy aerial shots of fall foliage…and they’re absolutely stunning!
  5. This weekend sweatshirt is under $20 and the coziest thing to wear…well….all weekend long (it also comes in other phrases too)!
  6. I want this dress from Boden in every color and print imaginable.
  7. The Husband and I had the best peanut butter and jelly pancakes in Prague, so the other weekend we were looking to recreate them…this recipe came super duper close, was delicious, and is excellent for a quick at-home-brunch!
  8. This skirt is giving me super Kate-Middleton-vibes…so of course I want it.
  9. I’ve always been one to listen to music when I’m working on a project, paper, or blog post, but I’ve never thought to consider what it does to my brain and it impacts my capabilities. Pretty neat summary here on when it could help! 
  10. I’ve been looking for a great pair of burgundy ankle boots, and these look like real winners!

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Prague Travel Diary

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Our last (and favorite) stop of our European trip was the city of Prague in the Czech Republic. This is the furthest we have ever been away from home, but it felt like the most home-like of all the cities. It could be that we stayed in an Airbnb that was very nice and felt like we had an apartment in the heart of the city. We loved our three full days there, learning more about a country and city that we didn’t have a lot of knowledge about and experiencing a culture that we had never been introduced to!

Prague, you’re a gem! Never change…except for maybe those cold temperatures…maybe we can talk about that! ;)

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Top Ten Things to Do in Prague (in the order we did them):

  1. Drink a Liter (of Beer) – Prague loooooves their beer (or pivo as they call it). Our guidebook said that the restaurants might even bring you a liter of beer before you even order anything (even water)! We never experienced this, but did experience tons and tons of beer. The Husband approves…while I enjoyed some alcoholic cider (which they always serve with ice cubes…and I didn’t mind at all)!
  2. Walk Along Charles Bridge – We did this during the day and at night for very different experiences. It’s one of the most iconic, most beautiful spots in Prague. It’s lined with 30 statues and offers some of the best views of the Vltava River. A must see!
  3. Taste a Trdelník – Essentially an elephant ear cooked over an open fire! But since you’re eating it in a foreign country, it’s exotic and beyond delicious! ;) I prefer them plain, but you can dress them up with chocolate or apple pie filling or ice cream (or all three if you want).
  4. Meander Your Way Through Old and New Quarters – Rick Steves is our go-to guy for all of our European trips, and he has a great walking guide for all of Prague, but especially these two quarters. We got to see famous churches, an ancient astrological clock (way ahead of its time…pun intended), historical sites and buildings, and hidden shops and restaurants. When in doubt, Rick Steves should be your first choice while in Europe! Also, we stumbled upon the cutest pancake cafe, Den Noc (that turns into a wine bar at night), for brunch, and I had the best pancakes of my life. They were peanut butter and jelly flavored…and they might be worth the flight to Prague alone!
  5. Bus It Up to Prague Castle – And then hike back down. The entrance fee and line were definitely worth it for this one! Prague Castle is roughly the size of seven football fields and is the largest ancient castle in the world. The complex includes gardens, palaces/royal residences, churches, etc. You could spend the whole day just touring St. Vitus Cathedral, but make sure to leave some time for the great views of Prague City on your way out of the castle.
  6. Eat a Traditional Czech Meal – Goulash (but not like we have here in America), schnitzel, dumplings, bratwursts, and hearty stews. Prague has them all, and they are all warm and comforting. Pair them with a beer/pivo, and you’ll be full enough to fuel yourself for all the walking you’ll do around the city!
  7. Take In the View From Petrin Hill – We didn’t quite make it up here, but I heard the view is beautiful. We instead took the view in from the Strahov Monastic Brewery, because you can see the city, Prague City, and the Eiffel Tower-like structure on the top of Petrin Hill. Oh, and The Husband got to enjoy the monks’ brewed beer. But either way, be sure to get out of the city to see how pretty the city actually is!
  8. Appreciate the History – Prague has been through a lot (and under a lot of different ruling bodies), which I didn’t know before being actually in the city and reading up on its history. Until 1989 (within my lifetime, folks!), Prague was still under Communist rule! It’s nice to know the history of a place (without have to memorize dates and people) to appreciate what it’s been through and where it plans to go.
  9. Walk Through the Jewish Quarter – The Jewish Quarter in Prague is one of the best preserved of nearly all the European Jewish quarters despite going through significant hardship. It features six synagogues, a Jewish Town Hall, a cemetery, and a lengthy and tragic history all to itself. Persecution of the Jewish people here, unfortunately, started as early as the 11th century and continued up to the end of the World War II. Today, this area is a testament to the lives lost here (and elsewhere) and to the culture and perseverance that remains. It’s a sombering spot to visit, but nonetheless, very very very important.
  10. See the Dancing House – This building, you guys (see it below on the right)! It was designed by the famous Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry and Czach architect Vlado Milunić and was originally referred to as Fred and Ginger (after the American dancing pair). It’s the cutest building ever and worth the 15 minute walk to it, since it is outside the main part of the city. A cutesy end to a very memorable trip!

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And that’s a wrap on our 2016 European travels! I hope you guys enjoy these travel diary posts. Lord knows that they ALWAYS get me itching to pack my suitcase and book another plane ticket!

Luckily, The Husband and I are lucky enough to have some good travels plans in 2017, so there will be more to come then! :)

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J.Crew and J.Crew Factory Wishlist

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Calling all my preppy, classic-loving, Kate Middleton-wannabees.

This post is for you…and me. ;) I’ve been pouring over the recent J.Crew catalog (more accurately, this black watch plaid coat) and making a list of all the wonderful things I want. And whoops, it turned out to quite long, so I turned it into a blog post too.

Nothing like multitasking, huh?

But I can’t help it, especially this time of year. There’s so much goodness to be had in the form of prints and plaids, textures, layers, and rich winter colors. Can’t stop, won’t stop. And since I love a good budget find, I’ve included J.Crew Factory pieces as well. Can’t be some of those prices (or prints)!

And without further delay, here is my wishlist for all things Crew with a J for this holiday season…;)

So what’s on your J.Crew or J.Crew Factory wishlist this season?! Plaid shirt? New, bright coat? Let me know!

Style Soulmates, Vol. 6

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Another month, another style soulmates post! This time featuring a look from Carly from College Prepster!

When this photo came up again and again on my Pinterest feed, I just knew I had to copy it, plus I had all the right sartorial “ingredients”! ;) Everything about this outfit just screams fall! And I just love how the rich red looks with the navy vest, and they’re both tied together with the subtle colors of this flannel shirt.

Speaking of flannel shirts, I HIGHLY recommend this one from Uniqlo. Perfect for outdoor activities or snuggled up inside on your couch (as one does). Oh, and it is super soft, which is really what you’re after in a flannel shirt…softness and warmth! Flannel plaid shirts, the underdog of fall fashion.

So thanks to them (and Carly) for making this outfit happen!

ps. Yes, my skirt is short. No, I’m not apologizing! ;)

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