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. 

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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. 😉

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Fall Home Updates

Hey friends! Happy Fall. Is it super warm where you live? We have been having 80 degree temps for a few weeks now and I love it, but do miss the cooler mornings. In any event, the temps didn’t stop me from freshening up our home for fall. I wanted a minimalistic vibe with a neutral theme but I couldn’t resist a few pops of color and some fresh, fall blooms.

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10 Budget Friendly Fall Boots

Fall is coming, y’all! And to me, that means a great excuse to shop, especially for shoes! I wanted to quickly pop in today and share 10 budget friendly fall boots (they’re all under $150!)

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Snaps from Siena

Hey friends! It’s another rainy day here so it’s a good time to reflect on my weekend in Siena, Italy. Rather than share all of the details with you, I’m going to let the pictures do the talking. But, if you’re not familiar with Siena it’s near Tuscany and it’s a small and vivacious village! It also has a very unique tradition which you can read about here.

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