Dressed in Black

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We’ve been experiencing more snow, and tonight we’re supposed to get up to 5 more inches. I can confidently say I can’t wait for spring! March is going to be a busy but exciting month – from bridal showers to friend visits to going to the Bahama’s at the end of the month, I can’t wait!

I love this comfy vest I keep stealing from my mom’s closet. It’s warm and I love the long fit — perfect with jeans, a dress, or skirt.


Travel Diary: Croatia

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Winter Wonderland

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Despite the cold weather (which is laughable by the Northeast, I know), and getting more ice than snow, this past week has been a real treat for me. I had a three-day weekend, and when a drop of snow hits the south everything closes… so I worked from home on Tuesday and Wednesday. I loved doing work only a table away from my parents and smelling the delicious scents of my mom’s baking and my favorite ham soup. I really cherish these days, especially because I have less than two months until I move into my new apartment. Happy Friday!

Oscars Party DIY: Polka Dot Champagne Glasses

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DIY Gold Polka Dot Champagne Glasses:

What you’ll need:

– Pencil eraser or Martha Stewart Crafts paint daubers (I used a pencil eraser)
– liquid gilding paint
– plain champagne glasses (I found mine at the Dollar Store)

Place your champagne glasses on a large sheet of newspaper to protect any surfaces from paint. Dip the end of the pencil eraser into the paint. Make sure there isn’t too much paint on the eraser or the paint will start to run — I lightly dabbed the eraser on the newspaper before pressing on the glass.

I completed one side of each glass at a time so the paint wouldn’t run — I’d definitely recommend doing this!

Once you’ve finished, allow the paint to dry for a couple of hours and they’re ready to use! Make sure you hand wash these as they won’t do well in the dishwasher.

Happy painting!