Since I’m getting ready to go back to school on Sunday, I thought I would show you all some of my faves from winter break! I got all of these things for Christmas and I am seriously so grateful for my parents for being so thoughtful.

img_7102Purse / Eyeshadow Palette / Scarf

As for the canvas, you can find these all over Etsy, but I found it WAY cheaper by getting the picture from the internet, and then using Easy Canvas Prints to print it myself. They usually have pretty good sales going on, so definitely go and check that out!




I have been eyeing this Tartlette In Bloom palette for sooooo long. If you can’t tell, I already tested it out before I took the pictures for this blog post; I seriously couldn’t wait and tried it immediately! Believe the hype, because it is so beautiful and well pigmented. If you’re looking for nudes with some sparkle, this is totally for you!


Kate Spade had that crazy sale going on around Thanksgiving time, and I could not be more thankful for my friend pointing it out to me. This purse is normally in the $200 range, but I got it for $75 during this sale. OMG.


I was all about the Gossip Girl this Christmas as well. I want to work in fashion someday, and this seriously will fit so well in my apartment next year. I am beyond excited to hang it up and make the rest of my room match!



Is this scarf not the most beautiful you’ve ever seen? It’s for sure the most beautiful I’ve ever owned! It is so soft and the fringe on the ends is so adorable. My boyfriend’s mom got it for me for Christmas, and it’s one of my fave gifts I received! If you can, get your hands on this and you won’t regret it.

How’s your January going?

Xoxo, Kate B


Yay, it’s December, and Christmas is only 24 days away! I don’t know whether I like the build-up to Christmas or the actual day more. It’s just such a wonderful time of year, and everyone is so happy and joyful.
Today, I am sharing with you my winter essentials and current favorites. YAY!
I actually got this watch (similar) for Christmas last year, and I started wearing it for the first time this past fall. I know that December always seems to be about the red and green, but I really do love rose gold, pink, and white around Christmastime as well.


Bath and Body Works most definitely scored on this lotion. It is one of their fall scents, but I think it definitely works for winter too. It honestly smells exactly how you would think, and I use it every day. My hands get really dry and cracked in the colder months, and since I’ve started using this, I haven’t had any issues.
This purse is absolutely adorable, and it is my absolute fave. Gray goes with anything, so obviously I’ve been using it almost every day, with any outfit.

What is a holiday season without a statement necklace? This one is the best one I’ve found in a while, because it makes a statement, but it’s not too bold or busy! Also, it was $5 from Rue21. #score!

One of the biggest reasons I get so excited for colder weather is because dark lips come back into style. This one is Rimmel’s Kate Moss #107, and I’m OBSESSED. Thank you, Christmas, for bringing us all dark red lips.
My biggest favorite for the winter time is the Naked Smoky palette. I got this last Christmas, and although you can’t tell, I’ve shown it lots of love. I really do love a good smoky eye, especially for winter parties. My favorite time to use it is for a New Year’s party!


Thank you so much for reading! I’m so excited for a few more holiday posts to come, and I hope you are too!


What are your winter essentials?


Xoxo, Kate B