sometimes there’s nothing better than forgoing the sunday morning alarm – and rush to find the right church clothes and get out the door on time – in favor of having a lazy little sunday morning. my ritual this particular lazy sunday consisted of breakfast accompanied by a great cup of coffee from a pretty french press, a favorite candle burning, a podcast + journaling in my lovely Rifle notebook, all in my coziest clothes. after my quiet time I turned on some good light tunes (vampire weekend + water liars). here’s to a piece of peace and quiet before a hectic week — happy sunday!
this is as close as I’ll get to participating in the black friday hoopla. except my current version is black yoga pants and a black sweater. claaaassy. if you are one of the mad hatters who braved the cold and the crowds for the sales, kudos to you. however, I feel that I’m the real winner here because madewell has 25% off everything online and free shipping . so that’s really all there is. and guess what, i’m totally buying something black. hope your thanksgiving was relaxing and filled with time with those you love; mine certainly was. we have so much to be grateful for every single moment of every day, so it’s always extra sweet to take a day to really acknowledge and appreciate that fact (over sweet potatoes, duh). but it’s also a great reminder to take a moment every day and remember those things, too. so i’ll be here, in all black, being thankful, buying madewell. and it’s officially officially the christmas season. rejoice – bring out the twinkle lights and the starbucks holiday cups and the cheesy NSYNC christmas tunes! happy weekend!
as a college student, living in a less-than-stellar little rental house with a zillion other roommates can be a bit of a bummer sometimes. my interior design and style aesthetic doesn’t quiiiite line up with the average shabby, cutesy (or simply apathetic) style that’s prevalent with a lot of gals my age. my actual house currently consists of a bunch of mismatched furniture and, my personal favorite, some ginormous posters of beyonce, kanye, and jay-z (I have deemed them the trinity) up in the living room. it’s been a nice lesson in accepting others’ style and making sacrifices as a roommate, but I sure can’t wait to have a place of my own to decorate as I please. until then, I’ll be dreamin’ of sleek and chic spaces such as these. while I love some eclectic color in a space, I’ve been feeling these white walled spaces with black and neutral accents as of late. a little gallery wall, a pop of copper on a fixture, and you’re good to go.
Today is the happiest of days as fall break has arrived! I’m so lucky to attend a school that gives us an extra long weekend for the sake of some autumn relaxation. I’m roadtripping to the mountains of Tennessee with some of my favorite friends for lots of girl time, hiking, s’more making, and general soaking up of this glorious season. We plan to go to the pumpkin patch, shop downtown, and drink too many pumpkin spice lattes. I’ll be wearing sweaters galore, and adding this great little target hat to everything: 6 bucks and target does it again!. The Head and the Heart’s new album will be on steady rotation – I’ve been listening to it for over a week and have yet to tire of it (“Gone” is my current favorite track). Hoping even if you aren’t on a break this week/weekend that you relax and fit in some of your favorite autumn activities!
love + Jane
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so it’s Monday. and I love Madewell. so there we go? season after season, Madewell’s classics with a fresh twist are a hit; they make me feel all of the good happy fashion feelings. this season is no exception. here are some of my current favorites pieced together for a look that’s perfectly Mondayish. I’m all about some flannel caps these days (got a great, less expensive alternative at Target!), and now that the weather’s finally fit for sweaters around these parts, this grey number paired with black skinnies and killer boots is perfect for all of the Monday activities. and THAT bag. oh my. a cure for the Mondays, that’s what it is. not that I can afford any of this. broke college gals can dream, huh? and make Christmas lists. oh, we can make Christmas lists. Dear Santa, gimme all the Madewell! wishing you a happy week + lots of Madewell dreams yourselves.
love + Jane