Cozy Girl’s Gift Guide

Happy Monday! Who’s still Christmas shopping?? I definitely am and I think this gift guide is my favorite. Most of the items I already have and the others, I really want because I am total homebody. Plus, I’m the mom to the most cozy-seeking dog on the planet. If there’s something soft, warm and shaggy, he’s on it. This is why we’re perfect together. πŸ˜‰

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Last Weeks Looks vol. 1

Hi friends! In case you missed any of last week’s looks posted on Instagram or want a fast and easy way to shop what you saw, here’s a recap for you! (You can shop by clicking any of the links or the photo directly)

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Holiday Hostess Gift Guide

Hey friends! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving and didn’t spend all of your money on the sales! If you still have some left over, here are my top picks for hostess gifts.

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Last Minute Thanksgiving Looks

We are one week away from our turkey-induced comas! Here are some great last-minute looks that are all great deals right now.

Last Minute Thanksgiving Looks

Wrap Poncho | Gray Dress | Leopard Sweater | Windowpane Skirt | Evergreen Dress

5 Honest Tips for Work-Life Balance

Hey friends! I’ve been thinking about doing this post for a while and with the holidays approaching, it seems like a good time to discuss work-life balance. As with most of my professionally-focused posts, I want to state that I’m not an expert. There are lots of times when I feel overwhelmed with work and like there is no alignment or balance and I think that’s normal. But, it should not be perpetual. So, here are my 5 tips for helping to find the balance or re-balance after busy times, and get ready, because these aren’t the typical tips you see in every other article about this.

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Style Steals: Nordstrom Fall Sale Picks!

Hey friends!! Have you started holiday shopping yet?? I’m just starting to think about my own wishlist and the gifts I have to buy for others but it’s honestly the perfect time since there are SO many sales! Today I wanted to share my picks from the Nordstrom Fall sale with you. Most things are at least 30% off, some are even more. I’d love to know what you’ve picked up from the sale so far – leave me a comment!

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Nightstand Styling

Hey friends – Happy Halloween! I probably should be sharing something festive, but instead, I’m sharing how I styled my nightstand, which is totally unrelated. I promise I’m not a scrooge! Anyway, when styling nightstands, I stick to two main principles: pretty and practical.Β 

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Affordable Fall Coats

Hi everyone! It seems as though our extended summer is finally over and today, it’s in the 40’s here in Virginia! I am such a junkie for outerwear and I especially love affordable fashion because I feel like it’s more guilt-free. So, here are my choices for Fall coats and everything is under $150!

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Rome-ing Around

Buongiornio! I wanted to share the last of my Italian adventure with you today. We only spent two nights in Rome and I’m already wondering when I can get back. They were quick but jam-packed days. Here are some of my favorite snaps!

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Path to PhDiva

Hey friends! Sorry it’s been a little while, but today I’m back and sharing a post several of you have asked for – how I got to be a PhDiva. I want to start by saying this post is honestly hard for me to write because to me, having a Ph.D. is simply a job credential. It does not define me, my relationships, or my way of life. So, do not mistake this post as some high on the hill story of how I overcame a bunch of adversity to become a college professor and PhDiva. πŸ˜‰

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