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This Week’s Everyday Adventures & A Few Links

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Christmas Hearth

What our searches say about us: Google created a short video about the year in search. Pretty amazing to remember everything that happens around the world in a year; whether good, bad, inspirational or scary.

Stylish sisters: A round up of 13 stylish celebrity sisters. Dakota + Elle Fanning anyone?

For your holiday drive: If you’re taking a long drive this holiday, consider listening/reading to this book that should definitely get you in the spirit of the season. I started listening to it in the car yesterday and was overwhelmed by so many truths shared in the first few chapters.

The news blew up this week: In case you missed it. Cuba, The Interview, Pakistan … it was a really hard and controversial week in world news.

Speaking of news: We are planning on watching the entire last season of the Newsroom over our holiday break. We are so sad to see it go …it really is one of our favorites for wit and humor. Any other Newsroom fans out there?

For the procrastinator: A little help on a few of your shipping options left here and here (with code NMQUICK) if you still haven’t gotten around to your Christmas shopping.

Out of control: Did any of you read the book the Christmas Extravaganza as a kid? Well, it’s real. This house has over 600,000 lights on it. Whew.

This week, a few of our everyday adventures included:

  • Getting all dressed up for a few holiday parties
  • Having one of the best meals ever at Uchi (it may just be our new fave place)
  • Enjoying a hike on a warm winter day

In case you haven’t noticed, Christmas is our favorite holiday season. It is officially 6 days away, and I {Lindsey} actually made the drive home to Dallas last night and Haley will in a few days. We are especially excited to spend a few days at home with our family, and as Haley mentioned earlier this week, cook lots of our holiday favorites.  We still have a little last minute shopping to get done this weekend and a few fun plans with friends. Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Fur Collar Wool Coat

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Black Wool Coat

Fur Trim Coat

Fur Trim Coat

black wool coat

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black wool coat

black wool coat

black coat

I first spotted this coat in the Club Monaco flagship store when I was in New York in October, and just couldn’t get it off of my mind. There was something about the asymmetrical zipper, fur collar and length that were the perfect combination for me. In my opinion, coats are investment pieces (kind of like handbags) and I tend to keep the same one around and completely wear them out for 3-4 years before I am ready for a new one. The collar is removable if you are wanting a more casual look or are wanting to wear a big scarf instead, and the weight of the coat makes it perfect for the volatility of Texas winters.

The grey skinny jeans are another item I’ve been wearing out lately. Grey jeans are such a nice alternative to regular blue jeans and the price point of this pair (under $100) make them an essential piece to add to your wardrobe.

I am headed back to Dallas tomorrow evening all the way through the new year, and can’t wait to spend time catching up with friends and family and also getting a little R&R from work.

Shop the look:

Wool Coat with Fur Trim
Plaid Clutch
Grey Skinny Jean (c/o)
Black Knit Sweater (similar here)
C. Wonder Bootie (similar here)

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Haley’s List

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Christmas wish list

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is already next week. My sweet Mom has been on my case about putting together a list for her and it took me till last night to put it together (oops!). This year I’m most excited about having time off to be at home with loved ones, catching up with old friends I haven’t seen in quite some time, and of course, indulging in really good food. That’s really what holiday time at home should be about, right? Of course, there are a few items that I wouldn’t mind being wrapped under the tree…

Luxe Jammies: Because being grown up calls for fancy jammies. No more sleeping in old t-shirts and non-matching sets.

Classic Satchel: I have been on the hunt for a good everyday bag. I’m usually drawn to speciality bags with fun prints or furs. However, every girl needs a traditional bag that matches most of her closet and I think this is the one.

Furry Pouf: How fun is this guy? Who wouldn’t want want a big ball of fluff to cuddle up with after a long day.

Everyday Coat: I’m loving this classic coat. This heather grey number would be a forever piece in my closet and can be layered over just about anything!

For the Coffee Table: I’m always looking for travel inspiration. These aren’t just pretty coffee table books that will never be opened. 36 Hours shares recommendations for the weekend traveler in destinations all around the US and Europe.

Cool Kicks: I have been wanting to add a fashionable sneaker to my closet and love these Loeffler Randall ones. The cheetah mixed with neutral colors make them the perfect pair.

Need more Christmas inspiration? Check out our Holiday Shop for gift guides and items for everyone on your list.

I hope everyone has a very, Merry Christmas!

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26 Things I’ve Learned in 26 Years

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26things

I just had the most wonderful weekend celebrating my birthday with Haley and a few of my best friends who came in town. We spent tons of time outside and checked off a major eating experience at Uchi (expectations = surpassed) on Saturday night. Each year, 12-12 is a reminder of how much change can happen. And the moment allows me to reflect on how grateful I am for friends and family who want to celebrate life with me.

This year, I wanted to start a new tradition of writing out a life lesson or personal truth for as many years as I’ve been alive. These 26 things are my “words to live by” and truths I’ve discovered from trying to live intentionally each day. Ready … go.  READ MORE