It's getting to that point where it's almost too cold to wear tights and I'm not okay with that. I have a couple pairs of pants I don't mind wearing, but I am in no way prepared to give up my dresses every day. I'm glad to be back at school at keeping busy, but it didn't take long for me to miss California weather. It was definitely a nice trip home (and a good break from everything) and I'm glad I'll get to go back again soon for winter break. Leaving home from Thanksgiving break is always the easiest trip to leave as it's only three weeks until I'm home once again for a full month.

Now that Thanksgiving is over, it's finally safe to get excited for Christmas without judgmental glares. I did survive Best Buy on Black Friday at midnight, though I mostly went to hang out with friends rather than shop. I did most of my shopping later in the morning with my brother when it was a little less crazy. Of course, I really made a dent on my wallet today when I took advantage of Cyber Monday deals. I'm this close to finishing my Christmas shopping, but I always think of more people to buy for. I have a weakness for buying presents, I can't get enough of it. My bank account, on the other hand, isn't so pleased....

Dress: Nordstrom Rack
Sweater: Old Navy
Scarf: Cotton On
Boots: Modcloth


  1. I love that cozy looking cardigan. Glad to hear you had a good break and good luck with Cyber Monday!

  2. Oh, gosh how cute are you? You always have the best boots, and I love the floral print on your dress. I am soooo very bad at Christmas shopping. I always finish on like, Christmas Eve. Psh. Maybe I should be taking advantage of cyber Monday!

  3. Cute and comfy look, good luck with cyber Monday shopping

  4. I know what you mean, Black Friday left me broke, and I never even left my house! I'm glad to hear you had a great trip to Cali. Next time you come back let's make sure to hang out <3



    Southern (California) Belle

    P.S. I love this dress!

  5. The Black Friday sales sound so crazy! Think I'd stay clear of them. This is such a cute outfit! And I love how you've done your hair here :)

    Life etc

  6. I know, I keep wanting to add to the pile of presents I'm getting people...I just love getting them nice things :)
    My bank account is in the same state though...aha.
    Anyway, I love how you always wear dresses! I used to do that too, but it was because of my school's strict dress codes, so I learned to get creative with it.

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  7. I love that cardigan, it looks so warm and cozy! I'm not too happy about this too-cold for-tights-weather either. It is snowing here this morning and I have my tights on so go away cold!

    xo Jenny

  8. this is really really weird, but your smile always makes me say to myself in my head as i read your posts 'whose adorable? YOU ARE?!' because seriously you just are adorable. and that big scarf is SO cute on you - i think big scarves on petite girls like us are just the best. and wait - it's too cold to wear tights? i hope you mean that once it hits below 30 you just go tightless, but i guess you mean you wear pants. i say revolt! i'm totally wearing tights and heels today and it's snowing! i just focus on keeping my head and toes warm, my legs have grown to bear the cold. ANYHOW i got a lot of shopping done this weekend too - i got my friends toes from sass & peril too :D

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  9. You actually braved Best Buy at midnight- bless your soul. I'm glad you came out in one piece ;) And I'm right there with you about this cold weather. It's at the point where it's even too cold for I don't know what I'm to wear. Just a straight up snow suit? I'm sure we'll find ways to make that stylish haha. And I love how you layer up with scarves, you're so so good at that!

  10. Wow! Best buy? You're a tough one!! I feel like I didn't spend enough on cyber Monday lol and I skipped black Friday altogether this year. Your hair looks gorgeous in these photos! I love your chunky scarf, its the perfect color and this outfit looks totally cozy and cute!

  11. Very cute outfit and I love that orange chair behind you! xo

  12. You are just adorable. And I love that you won't give up your dresses, haha. Love this entire outfit!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  13. you are the cutest w/ the dress, cozy cardi, tights and boots look! hannah gave me the best idea too for keepign warm w/out pants- fleece lined leggings! there was even a groupon for some awhile back that i regret not getting them and now i cant remember the company,they even had diff colored and foot ones. oh well.