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FriYAY! + Where I'm Going This Weekend!


Today I'm headed to Columbia to go see Emory!!! I'm so excited! He finishes his finals today and we're going to have a fun-filled weekend full of festive activities.

But the activity I'm most excited for is touring The Biltmore in Asheville, NC! My mom surprised me with tickets as an early Christmas present and we're going to drive up to Asheville on Sunday. I have always wanted to go to the Biltmore and going at Christmas time is even more exciting! We're also going to the Grove Park Inn where they have the famous gingerbread competition. Don't worry lots pictures to come.

Every Christmas at Furman they have a HUGE raffle for students to win tickets to the Biltmore. Most people who participate win at least once in their four years. Well, most people. Not me of course. It was my dream to win and every single year my numbers were never called. BUT, this is my year!


On My Radar...

1. Okay I know I wrote about this last week, but this is seriously my new favorite show.
2. I thought this was interesting (but so unfortunate) to read about
3. Such a cool college sports tradition.
4. Anyone else have a list of baby names on your phone? Popular baby names to expect in 2018.
5. OBSESSED with the bows on this wedding dress.
6. Did you hear?! The date of the royal wedding has been announced! May 19th!

Remember,

xoxo

Shannon



Two Great Target Finds!

I genuinely love Target. When I'm bored, I go to Target. When I need something at the last minute, I go to Target. When I'm going to a wedding in 6 hours and realize that the weather is going to be in the 30s...I go to Target.

My love for Target is unmatched. This past weekend my family had a wedding for a family friend that I grew up with. Originally the ceremony was supposed to be outside (!!!) but when the weather called for snow flurries and 30-degree weather it was luckily moved inside and I headed to Target to get some cute cold weather accessories that would go with my dress.

I was originally going to wear this new adorable red wrap dress but knowing how cold I always am, I switched to a long sleeve dress I've had forever. And thankfully I did because even though it was moved inside, I was still cold during the ceremony!

Target, of course, came through for me. I picked up this adorable faux fur scarf to jazz up my simple black dress, and these cute black shoes that I got multiple compliments on! I was planning on wearing a bigger heel but I knew these would be more comfortable for someone who does not wear heels often and for dancing! And luckily I was right.












Remember,

xoxo

Shannon



Picking Out Our Tree!

Generally, winter is by far my least favorite season to dress for. I hate having to layer, I hate not being able to wear dresses without tights, and I always miss the bright and playful colors of summer and spring. And on top of that If you know me, you know that I am always cold. 

However, there is one exception. THE HOLIDAYS. The holidays are the only time it's fun to pull out the sweaters and festive scarfs. Yesterday I picked out some of my favorite festive picks but today I thought I'd show you a fun festive outfit that I shot while picking out our Christmas tree! 













Remember,

xoxo

Shannon





Festive Pieces

I get so excited every year when I get to pull out all of my red sweaters, plaid scarfs, bow earrings, and festive pjs! I have a small bin full of holiday pieces and I try to wear as many as I possibly can before the end of the month. It's almost a game to see how many I can wear. You don't get the opportunity to wear your Christmas tree pjs everyday!!!

I add a piece or two to my collection every year and then try to plan as many festive events as excuses to wear them all. These are some of my favorite pieces from this year. Obsessed with all of them!




Remember,

xoxo

Shannon


FriYAY! + A Show You Need To Watch!!


This weekend my family is headed to the coast for a family friend's wedding! Of course, it's supposed to snow so I'm probably going to freeze in my dress during the outside ceremony but I'm still SO SO SO excited. It will be fun to get all dressed up and see one of my good friend who I grew up with, get married!

On a completely different note, you NEED to watch this show. I saw an Instagram ad for it and looked up the trailer and was so excited to find out that it was written and produced by Amy Sherman Palladino and her husband, the pair created and wrote the first 6 seasons of Gilmore Girls (aka my all time favorite show). It has the same quick wit as Gilmore Girls but set in the 50s in New York City. My mom and I watched the pilot last night and we're already hooked. Here's the trailer if you're interested.

Love this blue and white Christmas!

Fun Finds:
1. I'm now OBSESSED with this show. And I've only watched the pilot...
2. How sweet is this story?!
3. Obsessed with Jenna Lyon's apartment...that shoe closet, dreams
4. Officially added Quebec City to my travel bucket list
5. I thought this article was interesting to read
6. I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS
7. Such a sweet, feel-good video
8. Have you tried this new vial challenge?

Fashion Finds:
1. This was added to my Christmas list this week.
2. I ordered these shoes on cyber Monday and they finally came (I would size 1/2 a size down)!
3. Really obsessed with this pair of loafers
4. If you need a New Year's Dress... I would pick this one!

What's on your radar this week?

Remember,

xoxo

Shannon


Gifts for the Techy

I don't know if I would really consider myself a techy but I definitely enjoy the latest technology. Who doesn't?! Emory is always into the tech news so I rely on him to fill me in on all the latest technology news. I do think the new iPhones are super cool, mostly because of the cool camera effects!

If you have a sister or friend who is super into the latest technology all of these products would be super fun to open on Christmas morning! Plus a lot of them are cute at the same time so win-win. I have the record player and it's truly the coolest thing ever (this is my favorite record!) and I also have this Bluetooth speaker and use it daily. This printer connects to your phone and you can print out any picture from your phone onto mini polaroids and they're super fun to include in cards or care packages!



Remember,
xoxo

Shannon

Stocking Stuffers!

One Christmas Eve when my brothers and I were little we decided to ask Santa in our note to please hide our stockings somewhere in the house. It sounded fun to us at the time to get up early and be able to play a game of hide with our stockings.

We've kept up the tradition and now it's something we all continue to look forward to on Christmas morning! I've put together some great stocking stuffers ideas that anyone would be happy to find in their stocking the morning of the 25th. Not to mention if you're looking for some fun, small, gift ideas, these would be the perfect gift as well!




Remember,

xoxo

Shannon