:: How to Wear a Velvet Midi Skirt ::

Hello Friday!

Is it just me, or has November been a whirlwind of a month? Aside from posting on Instagram, I haven’t had the chance to even remotely think about blogging. Between the end of first quarter, planning meetings at work, and catching up on my graduate school load, I even postponed celebrating my birthday! Although I should probably read or grade right now, I’m thankful to be home in San Diego and for some extra time to indulge with y’all for a bit. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

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:: Seven Sweater Trends to Try This Fall ::

Hello darlings!

This is by far my favorite time of year. I love food with family & friends, hot drinks, cozy candles, and long walks through the Christmas section at Crate & Barrel. The fashion scene is also home to a never-ending parade of my favorite seasonal piece, a chunky knit, and a good one has my heart forever and ever. Once the temperatures drop I’m in sweater weather mode from now until the end of March and today’s post is an ode to this wardrobe staple. I’m sharing seven sweater trends I’m loving for this fall (and winter) and my top picks for each in all my favorite fall hues and jewel tones.

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:: On Loss & Mourning a Former Student ::

For Kevin Raymond.

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Kevin Raymond was an incredibly bright, charismatic, mischievous young man who he drove his teachers and his classmates up a wall. He had a great presence and a great smile, one that often preempted an act he knew he shouldn’t do. He and I argued often, but we laughed more. Kevin was a passionate and active athlete; he was always eating and never not hungry. I absolutely adored that boy. Read More