it’s friday, i’m in love || 12/22/17

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this friday, i’m in love with…


nespresso peppermint pods || if there is one thing from our wedding registry that we use every single day it’s our nespresso machine (truth be told we ended up buying it before we registered so we could enjoy it during our wedding planning process, ha!). i make myself a frothy cup of coffee using one of our flavored pods before work every morning and it literally sets the tone for my entire day. i go to bed excited for that first cup! this year, nespresso released three limited edition flavors to celebration the season -banana, cherry, and peppermint. i passed on the first two but was intrigued by the idea of adding a little mint to my morning routine. i pop in a pod, froth up some almond milk in our aeroccino, add a little stevia, and voila -my very own peppermint almond milk latte. delish!

all the last-minute sales || procrastinators rejoice! stores are having MAJOR sales for those still finishing up their holiday shopping. while we’ve been done with our shopping for a couple weeks now, i must admit i’ve ordered a few things for myself in the last couple days just because the discounts can’t be beat. even if you’re not in the market for something festive, now is a great time to stock up on some of your favorite basics being offered at a fraction of the cost. i ordered a couple basic tees from gap as well as some new loungewear. merry christmas to me! and to you if you take advantage of the current sales:

gap || 40% off your purchase using code: DEAL and 51% off your purchase in stores with code: REALLY

i picked up a couple of these, one of these, and am kicking myself for not ordering this and this

j.crew || 30% off full-price styles + free guaranteed holiday delivery using code: GIFTASAP; get an additional 15% off of THAT with economy/standard shipping using code: SELFGIFT

been on the lookout for a good duster cardigan and have my sights set on this one 

loft || 50% off your purchase using code: WRAPITUP

can’t stop, won’t stop with the blouson sleeves obsession, really wanting to make this mine in both colors

madewell || 30% off your purchase using code: LATEBIRD

of course as soon as i pick up this at 25% off last weekend, madewell tacks on another 5% discount! contemplating going back for a price adjustment and then snagging this and this while i’m there


10 new-to-me trader joe’s products || given my love for the store, it should come as no surprise that i loved this article from cup of jo. i’ve been on the search for this cracker since we had similar ones in quebec city on our honeymoon. the only problem is that tj’s version isn’t gluten free. womp womp. but the turkish apricots look delicious and the zucchini noodles would be SO convenient to create faux spaghetti on a weeknight.


favorite outfits from the week include: molly’s sweater blazer, julia’s sweater + boots & kate’s bow sweatshirt


a sneak peek of what’s coming next week: 

all black holiday (a monochromatic look i’m wearing on christmas eve eve)

fringe sweater

an ivory christmas (another monochromatic look for christmas morning)

my favorite things i bought/discovered in 2017


three things i’m looking forward to this weekend:

a fancy christmas eve eve dinner with my parents at our favorite restaurant

sleeping in on christmas eve morning (quite the luxury)

obviously seeing all of our family over the next three days and celebrating this magical holiday!


and in case you missed it, here’s what appeared on the blog this week:

last-minute christmas gifts for anyone on your list

blouson sleeves two ways

casual holiday party


well this is my last post before christmas! i don’t know about you but i’m really looking forward to taking advantage of this glorious three-day weekend. per usual, S and i are gearing up for our four christmas celebrations with all sides of our families and despite already being tired, i know each encounter will be like fuel for my soul. so however you’re ringing in the holiday, i hope this weekend is fuel for your soul and spent with the ones you hold most dear. see you next week.

all my love,



photo credit: studio castillero

a little throwback to S and me on the dance floor at our wedding during the final song of the night –randy travis’ “forever and ever amen” in honor of our 11 month anniversary yesterday. how has it almost been a year?!

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