Insta-Life as of Lately

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01. Outfit for bridal luncheon for my friend Meg in Atlanta. {dress: H&M, pumps: UO}
02. Outfit for dress rehearsal and dinner. (dress: target, polka dot tights: target, necklace: Versona}
03. Bridal luncheon at Sage Woodfire Tavern.
04. With the bride (left) and two other bridesmaids at the rehearsal dinner at The Diner at North Point
05. At dinner during the reception with all my buddies.
06. Photo booth ready!
07. Braved the crowds to do some Thanksgiving cooking. 
08. Cooked an entire Thanksgiving meal for two. Nom.
09. Maeby and our Christmas tree that has been up and glowing for over a week now. 
10. The mantel. I had lit garland up there, but liked the simplistic decor better. 
11. My two favorites napping on our new couch
12. Fabric from Hobby Lobby for pillows I plan on making for our new couch.

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Red Stripes and A Roadtrip

dress: Stylemint (similar)
sweater: Madewell (similar)
boots: Steve Madden
necklace: Versona

I'm hitting the road today and heading up to Atlanta. My sweet friend and roommate from grad school is getting married and I'm a bridesmaid. I'm looking forward to a beautiful ceremony, a lively celebration, and time with friends I haven't seen in months. Y'all have a great weekend!


Black on Black

vest: Old Navy (similar)
necklace: Versona
flats: Tory Burch

Since I can't wrap up in layers of scarves, sweaters, and heavy coats yet, (are y'all tired of hearing me complain about the weather?) this is what I'm doing to get my fix for layering. Sleeveless dresses and jackets. 



sweater: Old Navy (similar and similar)
blouse: J Crew
shoes: TJ Maxx
clutch: vintage
sunnies: Oakley

I purchased this sweater a couple months ago at Old Navy and I was finally able to wear it. We had a short-lived, cool weather spurt, but it's back warm again. I'm hoping the weather really starts to cool down in the next month. Fingers crossed. We're entering our third winter down here in Alabama and I'm still not used to a warm fall. 

Despite the not-so-cold weather, I'm in full swing with getting our Christmas decor up. I've posted a few photos on Instagram of us putting up the new tree, garland on the mantel, and Starbucks Red Christmas cups. I'm trying to get things up this week and next so when we return home from Georgia, after Thanksgiving, everything will be set up and we can just enjoy all the festive decor between then and Christmas. 


Just Me Talking


Isn't that gorgeous? A view of one of my favorite cities/area (especially during this time of year), Asheville, NC. 

The leaves here in Alabama are finally turning. I took time to enjoy the gorgeous reds, oranges, and yellows to day as I drove around shopping. Speaking of shopping - we have a Christmas tree! I plan on putting it up tomorrow and decorating it this week so when we return home from Georgia after Thanksgiving we will come back to a Christmas Wonderland of a home! Eeep!

So, the good news is that my computer has run long enough for me to type up a post and post it. The bad news is that this is pretty rare and I'm not sure how many opportunities like this I may be so lucky to have. My computer is dying a slow (and inconvenient) death. I'm not really a fan of having to purchase a new computer - especially around the holidays. Great timing. I'm also really not a fan of having to spend money I didn't plan to spend... Chris and I are currently going through Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace course (we graduate tomorrow!) and I'm pretty sure it's against the rules to put anything ever ever ever again on a credit card; however, it's going to have to happen if we have to buy a computer before we can save up cash. Thankfully, I'm pretty sure Dave isn't a follower of my blog. 

Hope you all are enjoying your fall and looking forward to the upcoming holiday season! It's in full swing as Starbucks is already using their red cups!