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Just booked a weekend in California & I can't wait to get back! I think we always knew we'd end up back in Chicago, so our time in California was always viewed as time of adventure & we made the most of it (more on what this means this week).

While we were tied to work Monday to Friday, weekends were for exploring, & these beaches marked our favorite getaway! Just a couple hours from Silicon Valley, nestled along some of California's iconic coastlines, it was the perfect escape & the pups loved beach life. 

It was a somewhat wild time, we were care-free, our only goal was to see as much as we could in the the time that we had– always somewhere new to explore, hike, relax, or dine. 

We haven't decided exactly where we'll head once we land, but we have tickets, transportation, and Google Maps, the rest we'll figure out as we go ;)

Cardigan c/o Vineyard Vines

#HowDoYouHoliday - Day 3

Dress | Necklace - similar | Shoes | Bracelets | Lipstick | Rings

"I don't want a lot for Christmas There is just one thing I need I don't care about the presents Underneath the Christmas tree
I just want you for my own More than you could ever know Make my wish come true All I want for Christmas is you..."
All I Want For Christmas is You - Mariah Carey

Tis the season, and what's a holiday playlist without Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas is You"?... While I'm all about the classic, this album is golden, and the ultimate party mix! Pair this festive tune to a little red dress and it's perfect combination for dancing, toasting, and even kissing under the mistletoe!

While simple, this tartan dress from Vineyard Vines makes a bold statement, so personally, I recommend keeping accessories light, though you're welcome to go big on the shoes ;)

I'm not one to wear red often, but evidence proves it's flirty little numbers like these that serve as my go-tos during the holiday season (last year here). Wether partying with your girls or meeting the boyfriends parents, this is a charming combination of classic meets mdoern that's sure to impress.

What can I say? In December I bank on Christmas music, sequins, and festive red dresses!

Hope you had fun this week and found a little bit of holiday inspo along the way. Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday season!


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This post has been brought to you by Vineyard Vines, however, all opinions remain my own. The integrity of this site is far more important to me than any compensation or brand partnership. – S

#HowDoYouHoliday - Day 2

Sweater  | Turtleneck | Pants | Boots | Hat | Watch | Aviators

"Chestnuts roasting on an open fireJack Frost nipping at your noseYuletide carols being sung by a choirAnd folks dressed up like Eskimos
Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoeHelp to make the season brightTiny tots with their eyes all aglowWill find it hard to sleep tonight..."
Nat King Cole - The Christmas Song

This holiday season looks a little different, and I mean that quite literally. Don't get me wrong, I'm loving the  crunchy leaves and 70 degree days in December– that's both awesome and ridiculous. However, this is my first holiday season without snow and that's a big deal.

Growing up in Alaska, I only had one birthday without snow, and my birthday comes before Thanksgiving. To me the holidays are a cozy season by the fire with a warm drink. Christmas music is always in the background (more about that here) and the Christmas tree is always lit. Big sweaters, leggings, and boots are essentials, and fuzzy beanies feel like a December hug. It's the little things like these that make this time of year my favorite.

The hubs and I will be headed home for the holidays in just a week, and I can't tell you how excited I am to replace this backdrop with mountaintops and snow. Follow on Instagram, and I'll show you what I mean ;)

I'd love to hear how you spend your holidays! Use hashtag #HowDoYouHoliday...


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This post has been brought to you by Vineyard Vines, however, all opinions remain my own. The integrity of this site is far more important to me than any compensation or brand partnership. – S

#HowDoYouHoliday // Feat. Vineyard Vines

#HowDoYouHoliday - Glitterary
#HowDoYouHoliday - Glitterary

Flannel Shirt (Men's XS)| Vest | Jeans | Booties | Hat | Necklace - similar | Watch | Bracelets | Aviators

... It's beginning to look a lot like ChristmasEverywhere you goThere's a tree in the Grand HotelOne in the park as wellThe sturdy kind that doesn't mind the snow
It's beginning to look a lot like ChristmasSoon the bells will startAnd the thing that will make them ringIs the Carol that you singRight within your heart...
- It's Begining to Look a Lot Like Christmas, Michael Buble

Happy Monday! And what Monday couldn't be brightened by some holiday cheer?...

Music is a huge part of my life, but come December it's all-encompassing. In this family the Christmas celebrations begin the morning after Thanksgiving– no excuses! In fact, that morning typically begins with a desperate search for the local Christmas station, after which you can bet I'll be draging my husband's butt to the tree lot for the biggest set of branches we can squeeze through our front door. This girl LOVES December!

This week on Glitterary I've teamed up with Vineyard Vines to share a little bit about how I holiday, including three holiday looks tied to some of my favorite Christmas songs! Trust me, excited doesn't even begin to descibe how I feel about this combination! Vineyard Vines' holiday line is reliably a beautiful blend of classic and modern, so the styling project was a piece of cake! One quick tip: make sure to check out the men's shop. Being slightly taller, I've always loved the loose fit of their menswear & the torso and sleeve lengths are perfect!..

I'd love to hear what your family traditions are and how you like to holiday!

Stay tuned for more... xo

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This post has been brought to you by Vineyard Vines, however, all opinions remain my own. The integrity of this site is far more important to me than any compensation or brand partnership. – S

Watermelon Summer

Tank | Shirt | Shorts c/o Vineyard Vines | Sandals | Jewelry c/o

If you ever want to get me a present, just get me a watermelon. True story!

Last year the hubs got serious points when he surprised me with a watermelon birthday cake– it was epic!

When it comes to close friends and family, it's not uncommon to get group texts of watermelon eating gifs with hashtag, #LikeABoss. (I'm telling you, this is a big part of my life...)

In fact, the photos above are rather tame and definitely staged. While there are many useful tips for cutting watermelons, usually I just cut mine in half and take a spoon to it. Easy. Simple. Efficient.

This vibrant love affair is why I had, and I mean HAD, to buy these watermelon shorts by Vineyard Vines. Who makes adult sized watermelon shorts?! And can we please be BFFS for life?!

This purchase was a no-brainer.

So there you have it, fun fact about Steph, and the quickest way to my heart :)

Happy Hump Day!


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