A Little Update

When I sat down to write this post, starred at my computer screen for about thirty minutes before finally deciding what I wanted to say. Today wasn’t a day I wanted to speak to how much I love my mustard-colored mini (though I’m honestly totally obsessed with it), but a day that I wanted to have a life chat with all of you about what’s been happening over the last several months. The Blog If you’ve followed me for a while, you may notice that both my Instagram and the blog have been a little quieter than normal. When I…

The M.A. Times x Style Me Pretty

I’ve been counting down the days until today! As many of you may know, my boyfriend of four years, Ryan, popped the question during our recent trip to Paris this fall. It was hands down one of the most spectacular moments of my life, and today I’m so excited to get to share it with all of you! We have teamed up with Style Me Pretty to dish on all the details of how the day unfolded. For our first segment, Ryan’s dishing on all of the months of planning leading up to the engagement, and how the day went down,…

Holiday Glam

With the holidays rapidly approaching and and influx of invites pouring into your inbox, there’s probably one thing on the forefront of your mind: what on earth to wear to all of the events? Between the after work meet-ups before the holidays, to gift exchanges, family get togethers, and a full-on holiday soirée, there’s so much to consider! When in doubt, there’s one fool-proof formula for creating a holiday ensemble that leave you stress-free and sparkling this season. It’s classy, chic, and perfect for any occasion on your calendar over the next month. Follow the simple three part guide below…

Paris Guide: Where To Eat

During the weeks leading up to our trip Paris last month, Ryan and I spent countless hours making spreadsheet upon spreadsheet of things we wanted to see, eat, and do. However, once we arrived at our HomeAway in Le Marais, we realized there was so much to do within walking distance (and just so much to do in general) that we decided to forego our premeditated list, and see what gems we could stumble upon during our stay. Though I’m usually a major planner and like to have everything scheduled, living on a whim when it came to choosing places…

Cold-Shoulder

With a shift in temperatures comes a new approach to dressing. Those summer trends we loved are by now fading with our tans, been pushed to the back of our closet, and we’ve moved on to newer (and warmer) things. One trend we all tried and loved over the summer months was the oh-so-romantic off-shoulder look. Whether in be on a dress or flowy chiffon top paired with our favorite high-rise shorts, it was a winner. But how to pull off the sweet look now that winter is upon us? Let me introduce you to its cold-weather sister: the cold…

Our Engagement Story

Where do I even begin? First off, I can’t believe it’s been two weeks since I’ve updated you on all of the happenings. It’s been such a crazy, life-changing couple of weeks! If you’ve been following along on social media, then you may have seen that my boyfriend of four years proposed while we were in Paris! Being in Paris was already such a dream come true, that a proposal from the love of my life turned the experience into a real life fairytale. For those of you who just started following, Ryan is both my boyfriend and my photographer/creative partner for The M.A.…

Fall’s Most Coveted Trend

With another change in seasons upon us, it inevitably signifies yet another evolution of what’s hot and what’s not, and an influx of the latest and greatest trends. We’ve seen it year after year – something can be trending one minute, and a complete fashion faux-pas the next (wedge sneakers, anyone?). Though the it-list of items can change so often it can sometimes be a job in itself to keep up, there’s one trend for fall that seems like it is here to stay. Walk into a department store this time of year and I guarantee you’ll find girls shilling out a…

Kicking It With Koolaburra

As I mentioned last week, a road trip to the cabin is one of my favorite escapes year-round, but especially during the cooler months. Taking the drive to see the changing leaves and cozy up by the fire is textbook fall – the autumn season wouldn’t feel complete with out the trip! The quintessential fall trip calls for a quintessential fall wardrobe, am I right? When I think about snuggling up at the cabin during the fall, my Koolaburra by UGG booties have become something I can’t leave home without! So often when heading up to the cabin, our weekend can consist of so many unexpected…

All Caped Up

Whether we like it or not, fall is well underway and that means the cooler temperatures are starting to sneak up on us. Though it may be a bummer to pack away your favorite beach bag and bikini, it’s also an exciting time to revamp the outerwear department of your wardrobe. With a plethora of new and updated trends that debuted on the runway for F/W 2016 last spring, I’ve been patiently holding my breath for the moment I could finally re-embrace layering and pile on the coats. But which trend to embrace first? We saw sophisticated shearling coats come down the runway at Altuzarra, and chic military-style…

Champagne Brunching with Hombodii

Cheers to the weekend! Am I right? As much as I would love to say I like to sleep in on the weekends, there’s definitely one thing I can think of that I like even more – and that’s a lazy brunch! There’s nothing quite like adding a little glamour to an otherwise ordinary weekend morning. This past weekend I got together with my blogger bestie, Molly, from Molly’s Musings (you have to check out her blog!) and settled in for little a leisurely Sunday morning girl-time. We picked up some of our favorite pastries (it’s not brunch if at least one chocolate croissant isn’t involved),…