Happy New Year y’all!! I don’t know about you, but I’m sorta thrilled that it’s 2013 (mostly because 13 is my favorite number). 2012 was a pretty eventful year (running a half-marathon, graduating from college, moving to Texas for an internship, starting grad school, and starting CrossFit) and 2013 is poised to be even MORE eventful! I’m not really into making New Year resolutions, I’m more of an evaluate-my-goals-and-adjust-as-needed kinda gal. So later this week I’ll devote some time to see about that. Otherwise, I’ve found a neat little idea on Pinterest that I can’t wait to share with y’all- and the best part- it’s sooo simple! Take a pretty container of some sort (I picked a Ball mason jar- surprised, right?) and devote it to storing memories from the year. When something exciting/happy/memorable happens, jot it down and place in container. On New Years Eve, read all those notes and reminisce on the past year. I really, really look forward to opening up my jar next year! A few of my friends are also starting their own memory jars, how fun would it be to share all of those memories together? So tell me, what are y’all doing to start the New Year?


To My Valentines…

Thank you to all of my beautiful readers for making this blog possible!  I love y’all more than you know!! Always remember that today is not only about receiving love, but sharing it with everyone around you!

Happy Monday!

xoxo Amber

Sparkly Christmas


















Now that finals are almost over, it’s time to get ready for the holidays!!

Decorated tree… check!  Christmas lights… check!  Christmas outfit…. in progress

Looking for the perfect outfit for your Christmas party??  Combine classic pieces from your closet with a new sequined item for a great holiday look!  Whether a wool skirt with a sequin tank or a sparkly dress paired with patent pumps, you can make a chic ensemble perfect for the holidays!  All of the items above are courtesy of J.Crew… they always have the best finds!!  What’s your favorite holiday look??