New Firmoo Glasses + New Coat

Oh the little things in life are so good, ya'll, so good. New glasses make such a HUGE difference for a girl's confidence and selfie-game #amiright?! I was about to grab some new Warbys when Firmoo reached out and I just couldn't resist getting a pair from them. 


Then throw in my CRAZY-AMAZING new J.Crew Stadium Cloth coat and a girl is 
all sorts of heart-eyes gahhhhhhhhh. 


Super in love with this cognac and tomato color combo, aren't you digging it? This is a thrifted vintage Hanae Mori handbag that is so much fun. The handle on top makes it.


Now, these Firmoo glasses. I'm loving them. Firmoo glasses are always high-quality. My last glasses are Firmoo, too, and they've both been great quality frames. While it can be a bit hard to decide online, the prices are so low, even if your pick isn't a total-win, it's not the end of the world. I'm still deciding how much I like these, but they grow on me daily. I was looking for something more "writer-y" and I think these nail that vibe. These frames are $19, ya'll. There's no arguing with that. 


How good is red lipstick + writer-y glasses + fur hood? 
#sogood
Thanks, Firmoo! 






Catch-All Catch-Up Post

Life has suddenly just exploded with sunshine lately! And sunshine = busyness in this case. Aside from WORKING ON MY BOOK (we are working on cover details now, guys! Crazy-exciting), I've been...


Enjoying endless sunshine this winter...SO good for the soul! 


Signed up for a membership at the local rock-climbing gym because I am LOVING IT LATELY. Can't get enough. I used to go rock climbing at the indoor gym quite often, and this summer got outdoors for a bit of climbing. Of course my climbing shoes are pink and called "RockStar" (ha get it?!?!). I have fallen in love once again and I dream of routes and problems (a problem is what you call a bouldering route...metaphor for life, amiright?).


I'm not vegan, but my friend owns an amazing vegan restaurant and I've been addicted to this Superhero Hot Chocolate filled with all sorts of good things for you. In particular it has Shilajit, which is a mineral from the Himalayas. I don't know much more than that, but I DO know it's crazy-good and I can't get enough.


While I haven't been doing many outfit photos lately, you can find them from the studio on my Instagram. This is H&M black skinny jeans, Sorel boots, ON cardigan, Gap London tee and a random star scarf from who-knows-where.

It's almost February! We are SO making progress on this winter-thing. 
"The cold never bothered me anywaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyy!"




MA BIRTHDAY!


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Hey you guys!!! It was MA BIRTHDAY last week and I must say, it was quite a lovely day. Full of friendship, love, caffeine, surprises, fun little interactions and comments from strangers (how could they not, with my outfit?), and so much more. What a gift it was, truly, so good for my spirit and refreshing for my soul.

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I wore a peachy-pink tulle dress that was quite ballerina-ish, with a cashmere spring-green ballet wrap cardigan. It was topped off with my blue fur collar and my favorite-ever scarf from ages ago.

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Birthday flowers from best friend.

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Of course there was a bow in my hair. And giant mink earmuffs 'cause FLUFFY.

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Sprinkle cookies with candles for breakfast :) Because birthdays only happen once a year.

And now into the new one!



Warby Parker Try-On Winter 2015

It's that time again! Time to try a new batch of Warby Parker's deliciously quirky and writer-y glasses. Warby Parker's Winter 2015 Collection Oh what fun it is to tryyyyy on WarbyParkerglassses! (you have to sing it like that to make it fit into the Christmas song but hey! why not!)
(this is NOT a sponsored post but clicking on these links may earn me a commission at no cost to you--thanks for supporting GGS!)

My best friend and I both ordered Home Try-On program boxes, so here you get to see me try on NINE!!!! options :) (one just looked so very terrible on me that I couldn't even share the photo, sorry friends! for reference it was the Nedwin in lime green). 

I have a HEART-SHAPED FACE for glasses if you're trying to choose glasses for your face shape.(To find yours, stand in front of the mirror and trace your face with lipstick or a dry erase marker directly on the mirror (pull your hair back first).

 So these are my picks from the Warby Parker Winter 2015 collection for heart-shaped faces and brunette hair. See past picks here and here

Here they are, in alphabetical order: 



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My top three favorites are (in no particular order): 



What are your favorites FOR ME and FOR YOU? 
If you haven't tried Warby Parker or aren't sure which frames work for your face, try their Home Try-On program for FREE (both ways!). They sent you FIVE pairs to try on for five days, risk-free. It's awesome! If you're ordering from Warby Parker, let me know which pair YOU chose and share a picture if you want in the comments :) Love me some discussion about WPs! 


Monograms with Onecklace

{Thanksgiving Day}
items provided by onecklace for review 

When it comes to personalized gifts, it's pretty hard to beat anything that is literally personalized. I have a gold Onecklace monogram, but it was time to branch out and nab a silver one so I can wear them with more outfits. I also snagged a gold bar bracelet because the delicate nature of it is just so appealing to me these days. 


I wore the silver circle monogram for Thanksgiving with my tomato-and-mint colored outfit. Tomato and mint sounds like a food-thing more than a clothing-thing, but it's actually a J.Crew thing. A few years ago these colors were all the rage and they're back in the J.Crew catalog. The above photo is the ONLY one I have of my outfit, but that just means I was having a great day, right? 


The beauty in all her loveliness. I adore this monogram necklace and it's just perfect for accenting the necklines of fall and winter sweaters. It nestled nicely inside v-necks and pops off crew/turtleneck colors. 


The gold bar bracelet is a beaut, but I can't get the photos I took off my camera :( My only complaint with this bracelet is that the clasp is nearly impossible to do alone, so you will need a friend/roommate/boyfriend/husband/mom/etc. to help put this on. The good news is you probably won't be taking it off very often since it goes with everything and is nicely delicate. For some reason the idea of wearing a miniature "gold bar" makes me very pleased. 

The gold (what I got last year) or the silver circle monogram necklaces are a top pick for any lady in your life. Onecklace also sends all of your gifts nicely packaged and ready to gift. #boom #done




Dress Like a Cupcake

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I'm not going to lie, some days I dress like a cupcake on purpose. Pink, frosting, fanciful, fur, all the things. 

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Yes, those are pansies on my pants (J.Crew just gets me, y'know?). And dalmation flats. And a pink fur coat. Because FRIDAY, ya'll. 

FRI-YAY! MORE COFFEE! #caffeinecrazy 


For the Love of Fuschia

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I am the queen of awkward outfit photos, don't mind me. They're a slight bit fuzzy because I also move at the last second and it's hopeless. I mean, I don't know why the paparazzi aren't following me around snapping glamorous photos all the time, but in the meantime, I'm stuck with me, my tripod and my self-timer. 

Aside from that, I'm just super into this rolled-jeans and leopard-smoking-slippers look, right?! Divine for fall. 

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And a gold exposed zipper on this wool tulip-hem shell from J.Crew is so good. Sooooo good. 

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Of course, a fuschia 60s-style jacket and some fuschia lipstick top it all off as the icing on the monochromatic-outfit-cake. 

In other news, I just spilled my entire fresh cup of coffee on the rug/floor, so there's that. I just felt you should know that so we could share the sadness in solidarity. 

Also, here's a little happy ditty for you today to make you smile. 
"What a day for feelin' alive!" 


Has it not been just the most gorgeous October? 
This girl thinks so!
:)

xo

Reading Lately

my copy of this book was provided by booklookbloggers

Divided
by Bill Delvaux
***** 5 stars

Oh this book. I've dog-eared and highlighted it to near pieces. "When the Head and Heart Don't Agree" is the subtitle, and I think one of the biggest problems facing our generation. But let me make that more personal: It is one of the biggest problems facing MY LIFE lately. Oh oh, how hard it can be to bring the head and heart into agreement sometimes, and how erosive the damage is. And sneaky. Sneaky and erosive, and darn destructive. This book unpacks the distance and WHY it is there, why our human spirits are so susceptible to this great divide, and how Jesus wants to bridge the gap. There is useful information here, life-changing information, and I HIGHLY recommend this book. I often joke with my friends that to be intellectual, creative and a Christian is an impossible trio. Pick two! Ha. This book helps me hold tighter to the God I love and know, in both my head and my heart. To bring them both into alignment with Him, and at the foot of the cross. Oh yes. More of that.

"I will teach you and tell you the way to go and how to get there; I will give you good counsel, and I will watch over you." Psalm 32:8

AMEN. BOOM. THAT'S THE GOD I SERVE!



my copy of this book was provided by booklookbloggers

Anything 
by Jennie Allen
****4 1/2 stars

I love anything by Jennie Allen (see what I did there?). Jennie Allen is the real-deal, a sold-out-for-God girl-next-door that you want to be your best friend to do life with. In this book, she shares the prayer that she humbly (not boldly) prayed to God, and the ways it changed her life and many others. Letting God do ANYTHING in your life...wow. I mean, I know we say it all the time, right? God, YOUR will be done. But to surrender every single area of our lives to that REALITY...that gets messy right-quick. Follow along with Jennie as she walks the path, hand in hand, and gives us projects to prepare our hearts and minds for all that God has prepared for us to do. That verse above? Fits perfectly with this book, too. If God goes with us, we will get there. Wherever scary-sort-of place there is. God never says it will be easy. Quite the contrary; He tells us it will be hard. But then He goes before us and beside us. Never leaves us, never abandons. Through Anything.

xo
Natalie 
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