Money Can't Buy Happiness

This past week has been so great!  My birthday was absolutely wonderful and I loved being able to spend Thanksgiving with my two families-- Seth's and mine of course!  However, I came to a huge realization the day of my birthday.  There wasn't anything with a price tag-- except maybe a Starbucks coffee-- that really made me happy.  I know what you're thinking, wow is she really that shallow?  To be completely honest, I have always been a little very materialistic.

Since I was a kid, I always found happiness in nice things, but when I got a check from the savings bond my grandparents made for me, that all changed.  I wanted to find some sort of splurge for myself, but when I looked at all the nice things they just weren't what I wanted.  Maybe it was simply the shock of being able to afford something really nice, however, I really don't think that's why I refused to buy something nice.  

Having been in my relationship with Seth and falling head over heels for him and his family, I now know money can't buy happiness-- love is true happiness and I am so happy to say I have found it and hopefully for a very long time!



Black Friday Picks

Black Friday is one of my favorite days of the year, however, I am a little nervous now that I will be working Black Friday.  That has definitely not deterred me from shopping though and there are some really great sales this year!  Here are a few of my picks!

Gap: 50% off everything with code BLKFRIDAY

Bloomingdales: Save up to 50% off and take $25 off of almost every $200 you spend
Space 46 Boutique: Free Shipping with code BLACKFRI
Kate Spade: %25 off everything with code HOLLYJOLLY

L.Mae Boutique: 30% off everything with code SAVEBIG

Anthropologie: 25% off everything

Lilli and Tori: 40% off everything (excluding Bourbon and Bowties) + free shipping with code SHOP40

What are your favorite Black Friday Sales?


Thanksgiving Recap

Thanksgiving was so much fun this year, especially since my family and I got to spend the day with Seth's family-- it was great.  I am so thankful to have all of them in my life, to have the life I have, for all of my wonderful readers, and for my great Undeniable team!

How was your Thanksgiving?

P.S. are you doing any Black Friday shopping?  I start my first day of work today!  Fingers crossed that all goes well!


Current Anthro Favorites

As many of you know, I love Anthropologie.  It seems like every time I walk into their store, I always come out with something, even if it is just a candle, or a cute top, or a dress, or just something fun for my room... okay, the list goes on and on haha, but since I got a job at Anthropologie, I thought now would be the perfect time to share a few of my favorites!


Doesn't Anthro just have the best things?!  I am so happy the monogram mug came back in gold because they make great gifts for friends.

Anthro also did a great job with their cold weather collection this year.  The earmuffs are so cute and I love their assortment of cold weather accessories!

What is your favorite item at Anthro? Any tips from those of you who work in retail?

P.S. My start date is Black Friday!!



Marley Lilly

Last weekend, I was super excited to find this little bauble from Marley Lilly in the mail!  A few weeks ago I entered their blogger review program and I couldn't believe I got chosen-- the bracelet they sent me is beyond perfect and I can't thank them enough!


The best thing about this bracelet is how simple it is.  The gold medallion and little tassel are just the right size, and I love that the bracelet is gold.  Since this bracelet is so simple, it can be worn with almost any outfit and is the perfect everyday accessory.

I personally liked styling mine with this great blouse and a pair of my favorite jeans-- a great outfit for a Sunday dinner with the family!

What is your favorite bracelet?



A Few Exciting Updates

First of all, I am so happy I have made it to the weekend.  I have been running from one event to the next this week and I can't wait for everything to calm down!  Of course, with all the running around, I have caught a cold once again; luckily, it looks like I am in the last stages and will be recovering soon!

With all of that said, I have a few very exciting updates for everyone!

First of all, I am getting my blog redesigned.  As much as I love the preppy style, I think I am growing out of the look and want something a little more professional.  Here is a hint of what is to come: Navy, Gold, and Black!

Secondly, the Undeniable Report is on Bloglovin'!  Anna and I honestly don't know how it happened, but we are hoping it will be a great way to gain more followers.  If your on Bloglovin' make sure to follow Undeniable for all the latest updates :)

And lastly, I got a new job at... drum roll please... Anthropologie!  I interviewed for the job in early October and I am so happy that I got the job.  To start I am just a seasonal hire; however, I am hoping that I will get to come back on board in the spring!  I think this new job is going to be great for me and I already love the women who work there!

How was your week?  Any exciting updates?



Braving the Cold

I think all of us here in Ohio were super surprised by the early snow, which I have no complaints about whatsoever; however, with the cold hitting earlier this year, I have had to bundle up more and more each day just to make it from the school parking lot into school!  Since many of you are experiencing early winters this year, I thought I would share some great cold weather essentials!
A good pair of mittens, a scarf, a cute hat, and a coat are what I have been wearing on a daily basis.  I also recommend purchasing a good pair of boots if you live in a colder, snowy area.  I have had my Hunter boots for about three years and they are perfect for the snow!

What are your cold weather essentials? 



Shop Feature: Freckle Fox Boutique

After sharing these cute slippers in my first holiday gift guide of the year, I wanted to look a little more in to Freckle Fox Boutique, and I love them!  They have such great gift items including tons of fun monograms, cute organizers, and girly art prints that would be perfect for any desk collage.  Here are a few of my favorites from Freckle Fox!
Doll Face Shirt/Smitten Print/Bear Ornament/Eyelash Slippers/Dot Bangles

If you haven't checked out Freckle Fox, you should!  You won't be disappointed :)


Getting Cozy

Over the weekend, it actually snowed!  It was a little bit lot of snow, and I was super excited; however, with the cold weather finally kicking in, I was perfectly content to curl up on the couch and watch a movie with Seth.  This cardigan from Pockets and Lace made me even more comfy and cozy for my weekend in.
Pockets and Lace has a great array of cardigans and sweaters, each of which are ideal for the upcoming winter and holiday season.  I personally like this, this, and this!

And, Frannie created a code just for my readers!  When you use the code PREPBLOG you can get %15 off of your entire purchase.  Make sure you stock up for the holidays because the boutique is starting to sell items out fast!

What is your go-to cozy look?



Rainy Day Linkup

Well, it isn't raining here, but it's snowing!  Luckily Seth and I took pictures right before the big storm hit.  I was so excited when Connie asked me to join her linkup because I absolutely love working with other bloggers!  Here is my Rainy Day look!

For the linkup, we were also given these questions to answer!

1. What's your favorite way to keep warm on a rainy day?  My favorite way to keep warm on a rainy day is to cuddle up by the fire, with Seth of course!

2. Are you a hood, umbrella, or both kind of girl?  I definitely love umbrellas!  I really want to get a clear one like this.

3. What is your best hair tip for a rainy day?  I have never really had issues with my hair on rainy days; however, I do recommend brushing your hair if it gets wet in the rain-- it tends to dry a lot smoother if I do that!

4. What's your favorite thing to do on a rainy day? My favorite thing to do a rainy day is go to Starbucks or stay in and watch movies!

To join in on this fun link up you can either go to Connie or Michaela's blog!


Holiday Dress Guide: Under $100

Now that it is getting close to Thanksgiving, I have already started planning for the holiday season.  I have a gift list ready for when I go shopping, my wrapping paper picked out, and the perfect gift cards for all of my family and friends; however, I am still lacking the perfect holiday gown.

Since I don't have tons to spend on a holiday dress, I thought I would throw together a dress guide for under $100.  I give a huge thanks to my friends for helping me find this great site, Tobi.  I problem should have known about this site a long time ago, considering everyone at my school gets homecoming dresses there haha.  But anyway, here is my holiday dress guide for this year's holiday festivities!

If you couldn't tell, I am loving navy and red for the holidays.  What is great about these colors is they can be worn again and again, without ever going out of style.  My personal favorites are three and five-- velvet is such a fun fabric for the holidays!

Have you found your holiday dress?



Gift Guide: For Friends Under $50

I cannot believe how close we are getting to Thanksgiving!  I don't know about you, but whenever we pass Halloween I get into full holiday spirit, which includes gift giving.  Giving gifts is one of my favorite parts of the holiday, so I thought creating a little gift guide would be a perfect way to start off the holiday season.  For this gift guide, I put together some great gifts for friends under $50!


All of these are great gifts for friends.  My two favorites are the slippers and the mug-- I know all of my friends would love them!

Also, make sure you pair any of your gifts with a great card!  I love Treat because you can personalize any of your holiday cards with pictures and cute sayings and wishes for the holiday season.  I featured two of my personal favorite friend cards in the guide above!

What are your go-to Christmas gifts?  Have you tried Treat for your holiday cards?

P.S. This is my first time using Photoshop for my collages and I think I am really liking the product!  Now I just need to improve my symmetry haha.


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