Holiday Party

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| Coat (super old, so similar here, and here) | Top (old so similar here, here, and here) | Pants (similar here only $39.99!!!) | Earrings | Shoes 60% off! (another cute pair here) |

Hello, everyone! I hope you all have had a great week so far. I am in the middle of finishing up a work week in Charleston before I head home in a few days to see my family and enjoy my holiday break! I am SO ready to be home. I get pretty homesick when I’m not with them this time of year, so I tend to be pretty wired and antsy to get home by the time the day finally comes. I’m just ready to eat good food, drink some Moscato, and soak up the best time of year with my favorite people in the whole entire world (and my pups).

This is one of my favorite looks that I’ve done on my blog so far. It’s at least in my list of my top ten favorites. I love how Christmas-y the pictures ended up looking, and how nicely my coat tied the whole outfit together (minus the lint and stray hairs you can see resting on it. Dang, my camera is almost too good). It’s not hard to get too Real Housewives of New Jersey when wearing leopard pants, but I think I did a decent job of allowing that not to happen lol.

I hope you all are having a fantastic week so far and enjoying time with your loved ones!!! I am truly so grateful for all of you that take the time to read my blog, and I wish you all nothing but the happiest of holidays!! Now time to go mask my homesickness and loneliness by tearing into the bowl of Christmas candy I have sitting on my coffee table. Post-Christmas health cleanse…I actually think I’m ready for you.

-Hayley

Cozy Winter Poncho

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| Poncho (old, so similar here, here, and here) | Hat | Leggings | Shoes |

Hello, everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend! I am just a day away from my last exam, then I’ll be heading to Charlotte for a quick trip home before heading back to Charleston to work the last little chunk before Christmas Eve. I have been aching for exams to be over so that I can finally think about nothing but the holiday season. I know that I am terrible about rushing time away, and that I can still enjoy the holiday season during exam week, and blah blah blah. But it’s just the way I am, and I don’t like anything distracting me from my favorite time of year.

This outfit is just one of the many reasons why this time of year is my favorite. I love being cozy, and this poncho is pretty much a wearable blanket. A more classy Snuggie, perhaps? I bought it last year so it’s old, but I linked a bunch of really similar ones for y’all! Also, I wasn’t sure about these leggings when I got them and how they would look on me, but boy oh boy am I impressed. They are Spanx leggings and they take all of the holiday treats I’ve consumed the past couple months that have found a home on my thighs, and suck them right in. I mean, why do I need a gym when I have these??? (Totally kidding…Exercise is healthy, cardio is fun, yeah, yeah, whatever.) They come in a few other colors too, so I might be adding them to my list of post-Christmas purchases I have going right now. Yes, I actually have a list of things I plan on buying with whatever money I get for Christmas. This list has been going for the past month and a half, I would say. It’s edited almost daily…

…Hi, I’m Hayley Murray. Purchasing clothing is one of my top 20 greatest joys in life and I love material goods. Have we met?

-Hayley

 

Blouson Sweater for Fall

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Leith Sweater J. Crew White JeansUGG Boots (older style, so similar here and here) • Target HatLisi Lerch EarringsTory Burch Crossbody (older style) •

Hello, friends! I hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was a little meh. I’ve just been feeling pretty overwhelmed lately with everything I’ve had going on between work, interning, and school (*cough* group projects *cough*). Feeling so stressed and overwhelmed is never fun, but I have a lot to look forward in the next few months (THANKSGIVING DINNER!!!!! CHRISTMASSSS!!!!!!) so I’m trying to focus on that. My boyfriend is coming to see me this weekend, and I am so excited about that! He always brings the joy, so that should take some stress away. Also, when he comes to town that means its blog photo shoot time, so you can expect a lot of cute looks in the next few months!

This outfit is probably one of my top three favorites that I’ve done on the blog so far. I’ve been obsessed with hats for fall this year. I think that they make an outfit look instantly more stylish. I’ve been obsessed with sweaters this fall too. Which I know isn’t exactly shocking, but I’ve been more drawn to them than usual. Nordstrom really just needs to stop making cute ones. Throw some argyle out there or something and maybe my sweater obsession will cease. This sweater paired with the hat and white jeans just looks so crisp to me, and I felt very “cool” when I wore this outfit. I understand that me saying I felt cool totally negates any coolness I may have actually possessed, but it was a nice feeling.

Also, I’ve gone to Starbucks five times in a row the past couple weeks and they’ve been out of colored fall cups every time, hence the boring white cup in these pictures. Come on, Starbucks! I love you, but you need to give the people what they want!

-Hayley