Well, here we are, welcoming another year and another month today. I am so grateful to see another year and am looking forward to taking the opportunity to better myself, this space, and focusing on positivity and the impact that can make. After a pretty rough year, I am feeling rejuvenated and excited about the possibilities a fresh start always brings. I’m going to welcome January with a December 2018 Instagram Roundup.
David Yurman Bangle 1 2 | Mignonne Gavigan Earrings | Madewell Mules
Rifle Paper Company 2019 Calendar
One of my favorite parts of December was getting to Asheville to experience the holiday season at the Grove Park Inn. See more from our holiday weekend here.
Winston-Salem is one of my favorite cities in North Carolina, but especially at the holiday season. See more from our weekend adventure here.
There is nothing cozier than a fire, blankets, and a good cup of coffee.
J. Crew Sweater (old, similar) | J. Crew Skinnies | L.L. Bean Boots
I am in love with this Winston-Salem company and these ECU themed flats. I’m entering my last semester of grad school and I can’t wait to wear these around campus graduation weekend.
J. Crew Factory Chambray Shirt | J. Crew Black Denim | Lillybee Flats
There are few things that make me happier than these two sweet boys.
Wayfair Headboard | Pottery Barn Duvet | Target Blanket | Target Pillow
This outfit was one of my favorites this holiday season!
Black Body Suit | Gold Pleated Skirt | Steve Madden OTK Boots | Amazon Fashion Earrings
I am looking forward to updating some of my favorite posts in 2019. One of my most popular and favorite posts was this one about Durham and it’s long overdue to be updated. Stay tuned!
David and I were so excited to see the progress on our home from 2017 to 2018, and we even won our neighborhood decorating contest this year.
I am in love with this J. Crew coat, these Spanx faux Moto leggings, and these OTK boots.
These V8+Hydrate flavors have been a favorite for the winter as I’ve been getting back on my fitness and health track. See more of my self care favorites here.
Fleece Pull Over | Beyond Yoga High-Waisted Leggings
One of the prettiest neighborhoods in Raleigh is Historic Oakwood; plus, see my outfit favorites for the holiday season here.
These cute boys helped give our 2018 holiday home tour this year.
Our holiday cards were my favorite we’ve ever mailed out, and surprisingly, I mailed them out without any errors early this year. I’m patting myself on the back over here.
This is one of my go-to outfits for the holiday season.
J. Crew Velvet Skirt | J. Crew Plaid Shirt | Metallic Flats (old, similar here)
I’m not one for sweets, but pairing a charred marshmallow with chocolate cookies is my new favorite dessert.
One of my favorite highlights from 2018 was the addition of this salvaged barn wood wall. See more on the installation here.
My crazy crew hopes you had a happy holiday season!
Pillow | Target Men’s Joggers | J. Crew Factory Flannel Pajama Pants
I was so sad to take down our Christmas decorations, but there is nothing more refreshing than a clean home. This was our last year with a live tree — we ordered a Balsam Hill tree for next year.
This jumpsuit from J. Jill was perfect for the holidays but was ultra comfy and had pockets. P.S. Raleigh people, head over to Junction West ASAP for a beautiful space and delicious drinks.
J. Jill Jumpsuit (c/o) | Amazon Fashion Heels | Amazon Fashion Tote | Amazon Fashion Earrings
Loving this front entry way situation
Pottery Barn Door Mat | Safavieh Rug | Tree | Madewell Mules | J. Crew Skinnies
J. Crew Factory Shirt | David Yurman Bangle 1 2 | Mani by Khameo at Paintbase
I have been loving this manicure for the holiday season, and will be keeping it on through my birthday weekend. It’s OPI How Great is Your Dane dipped in rose gold glitter by Khameo at Paintbase. Check out my 4 favorite spas in Raleigh here and be sure to enter my favorite things giveaway featuring Paintbase here.
The beautiful weather we had late last week had me daydreaming of poolside in New Orleans last year at this very time. The Le Pavillon Hotel in New Orleans is a stunner and I highly recommend a stay here in the city!
I loved this sweater dress and these OTK boots while visiting New Orleans. You’ll see this outfit again in my fashion round up next week, but what you don’t know about this picture is that David’s finger is covering the flash in the right corner. And I was probably yelling at him right at this moment. One of our goals is to take better photos together that don’t end in an epic meltdown (hah)! Glory has graciously volunteered to teach us how to use our camera, so stay tuned to how that actually goes.
While I love spending time with my girl friends and wearing a good sequin and gold outfit, David and I definitely had dinner at 6:00PM on New Year’s Eve and fell asleep on the couch before ringing in the new year. Oops? Either way, cheers to 2019!
I hope you have a great 2019 and take a moment to reflect on the positive things you did well in 2018! Have a great month and stay tuned for some transition over on this space. Remember to enter the favorite things giveaway here, plus there is a survey for new content options on this space in 2019.
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