Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thanksgiving Weekend Recap

Thanksgiving for me this year was a bit different as seeing it was the first holiday my boyfriend and I spent completely alone. Our families were busy during other things out of town and all of our roommates went back to their families. So we cooked a Thanksgiving meal for two, sat on the couch, watched football all day then napped. I can say it was the best holiday ever and he is what I am thankful for (including my family and friends also) but it is amazing when you start to see someone else become your family! What can I say? I'm still head over heels in love with him.


We hit up some Black Friday sales and scored the boyfriend his Christmas gifts. One he got to keep and the other went under our tree!
we put up a small (perfect sized) Christmas tree for our room! At 3 feet with tiny decorations and lots of glitter it is perfect! Also it is fiber-optic which is too cool



We also put up Christmas lights around the headboard--thanks Pinterest!

Lastly we got to spend some time with my parents as they made it in town later in the weekend. I love quality time with the family plus puppy snuggles!!


Well the busy first holiday is over and I can say I'm soo ready for Christmas and December 6th (done with this semester!! ) plus I just love the holiday season. Everything is magical. Sorry for being so MIA lately just getting my fair share of some family time before I buckle down for finals and barely have time to breath!

I hope everyone had a great holiday!

- The Plaid Princess











Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Mix and match

I'm the type of girl who likes to be prepared... Always. Call me OCD, a little too prepared, or whatever, but it is me so oh well. So that means my important outfits are picked weeks in advance. Well the holidays are coming up and what comes with the holidays? Pictures. Lots of pictures between my mom and the boyfriend's mom. I have to look just perfect because who knows who sees these pictures.. boyfriend's distant family, mom's co-workers, my future kids?! With this pressure I have to be dressed to the best. This year I'm pretty much obsessed with the sweater + skirt combo even though I have yet to find the perfect skater skirt like the ones below for myself. So these will be my own style inspiration. I will be pairing my skirt with a pair of tights of course, I may love the cold, but not everyone wants to see my pale legs I assume. I like the idea of buying more items that can be mixed and matched (hey I'm still in college aka broke) So more bang for the buck please! 

Mix and match



You like giveaways and free stuff? I mean who doesn't well go on over to Miss Southern Prep AND Turtles and Pearls for two fabulous giveaways!

-The Plaid Princess

Monday, November 19, 2012

Weekend

So over the weekend the boyfriend and I went to Columbus GA to visit my mom! We had a great time exploring the city. I hadn't been there since I was a good and it was a great time seeing my mom. With them recently moving there i'm still missing my mom, I'm very close to her.


Here we are having a nice fall day down by the river. I can't wait for Thanksgiving to see my parents and then the boyfriend's parents then... Christmas!! I can't wait. I love me some holiday decorations.

-The Plaid Princess

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Versatile Blogger Award


The sweetest girl with the cutest blog The S Chronicles gave me this lovely fun award and I thought this was a great idea to learn more about fellow bloggers! So thank you again- if I could pass it back to you I would! and everyone go check out her blog, you wont be sorry!


Rules:

If you are nominated, you've been awarded the Versatile Blogger award.

Thank the person who gave you this award and include a link to their blog.

Answer the 15 questions the nominator left for you.

Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you've recently discovered or follow regularly.

Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award with a link to their blog.

Ask those bloggers 15 questions.



1. What are your beauty must-haves?
Aveeno sensitive skin and tinted Aveeno moisturizer for the face. I'm literally obsessed when I get out of the shower I spend an hour putting on lotion. I am super pale and like to take care of my skin!

2. If you could go anywhere for a holiday, where would you go?
To Germany! My best friend is German (she was an exchange student) and I miss her terribly. She came to America to visit literally a year ago so my next trip is to Frankfurt!

3. What's on the top of your Christmas wish list?
Honestly i'm in the getting "too old" category. I'm really wanting another crazy family Christmas day then end the evening with my boyfriend and our best friends- eating dinner, having some good drinks, and playing darts. Once again.
4. Why did you choose to start your blog?
To help my figure out my life plan. Lately I have felt completely scatter-brained when it came to what my next move will be. I hope through this outlet I can find a meaning and have some insight to what the future is going to be like. Plus it allows my girly-side to come out. I obvi can't talk to the boyfriend about plaid, houndstooth, and chevron.

5. Name one class you wish you would have had taken or want to take in college/university.
I wish I would've taken journalism or more writing classes. Now writing has became a hobby when at one time it could had been my future.

6. What's your favourite way to relax after a busy day?
Turn off all the lights, get into bed with the best boyfriend, light candles, and watch Netflix! We can't get enough TV. We are addicts and can watch series faster than normal. Right now we are hooked on Sons of Anarchy.

7. Which part of the holiday season are you most looking forward to?
I'm a fall-winter girl. So my favorites are of course Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. I can't stand heat (& I like in the South!) so i'm delighted when it's fall and winter seasons.

8. If you could go to any game, which sports team would you see & who would they be playing against?
I'm not good at sports- what so ever. Sure BF and the roommates are obsessed. What guy from the south isn't? But I sat through my first football game and if I could have been there it would had been awesome the Bama and Texas A&M game- I love a good underdog! It was quite amazing.

9. What is your favourite quote?
Just one? hmm.. Can I just quote Pride & Prejudice the greatest love story/book/movie ever! "I will have to tell you, you have bewitched me body and soul and I love...I love... I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on."

10. Which blog(s) do you make a point of reading every day?
Still need at this so I finding great blogs everyday! As of now I read Miss Southern Prep, The S Chronicles, The Pink and Green Prep, SideSmile Style, Classy Girls Wear Pearls, Sequins & Stripes, Summer Wind, A Preppy State of Mind, and The Kennedys Amongst The Kardashians.

11. Who would you have lunch with if you could choose absolutely anyone?
Jackie O. - Class, Style, and Grace.

12. What's your usual order at Starbucks?
I love Starbucks. But I hate coffee.. so give me some hot chocolate. I love it. or some organic juice yummy!

13. If you've volunteered before, what was your favourite volunteer experience?
With my sorority Kappa Delta we did this Halloween party for a local Girls Scouts of America chapter- they are the sweetest and show how we need to build confidence in girls!

14. Where do you order stationery from?
Honestly? I have some from I got locally from I want to say Hobby Lobby, it's super cute!

15. iPhone, Android, or Blackberry?
I had a Blackberry for everrr in high school and it was absolutely perfect. I could drop that thing 50 times and it still allowed me to get on the internet during classes. Now that I'm older (& wiser hehe) i'm team iPhone all the way. It's perfect for my needs and I believe once you go iPhone you never go back.

New Questions:

1.If you could go anywhere in the world right now where would you go?

2. You have two seconds to grab an important item. What is it?

3.What is your dream job and why?

4.What is your favorite piece of clothing?

5.How would you describe your style?

6.What is your go to hair style?

7.What is your favorite time of year and why?

8.Why do you blog?

9.Who is your hero?

10.What is your favorite type of blog to read?

11.Whats your ideal date?

12.Favorite current and all time song?

13.Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

14.What are you wishing for Christmas?

15.Who is your all time fashion icon?


My picks- not 15 but hey i'm still new to this!

Miss Southern Prep

Buttercups & Blue Scrubs

Curly Southern Belle

SideSmile Style

I Spy a Diva

Pretty Pieces

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fall leaves and sweaters

I can't believe I have been so MIA lately, between trying to finish up for the semester and the election it has been a busy busy week here. I'll recap though, so the boyfriend and I are wanting to take good pictures and incorporate them into our mother's Christmas gifts. here is a little preview of our "Fall leaves and sweaters" photoshoot
I will post more pictures later, I can't help it after all this time I'm still head over heels for him. Moving on because I could talk for days about him. I got something in the mail yesterday, my Vineyard Vines Christmas catalog! Officially wanting everything but I'm going to share my favorites.

Of course I have the plaid skirts, don't they just scream holiday season?? The other pieces are casual, but I love them. My Vineyard Vines clothes are always made with such good quality I keep finding myself coming back for more. What are your favorite VV clothes from this season?

-The Plaid Princess 


Saturday, November 3, 2012

bows on bows

So it has been a busy past few days trying to get this semester ended and moving on to the next one! Trying to stay on top of everything, but it makes me miss the easy classes. Major classes give me a headache!

I LOVE bows. I mean who doesn't? I have a very girly style. But finding age appropriated can be hard to do so here is my dressed up and casual "bows on bows" outfits. I love these looks and need the bow sweater ASAP. 

bows on bows


Do you love bows as much as me? If so you should head over to A Preppy State of Mind and enter her Kate Spade giveaway! It is a bow bangle and bow earrings so cute!! Tell me how is your favorite way to wear your bows!

-The Plaid Princess