Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Back To Reality

When leaving Florida, I was excited to see my friends and family again, but I was definitely not looking forward to the cold. It wasn't that great leaving behind 70 degree weather for 40/50 degree weather and needing to wear a winter coat. Winter is, by far, my least favorite season. I hate the cold. I'm usually always cold anyway, so winter never helps that. The only thing I love about winter is the holiday season. It is one of the best times of the year. I guess I couldn't really imagine a Christmas without cold and snow.

I have been going crazy racking my brain for the perfect Christmas presents for everyone. It's proving to be a hard task this year. I always want to find the perfect gift for everyone, to the point where I'm scouring the Internet late into the night trying to find them. I'm always keeping my ears open and taking mental notes when someone mentions an item they want, too. I think I've gotten almost everyone taken care of now.

Cardigan: Target//Dress: H&M//Tights: Apt. 9//Booties: Payless//Scarf: Gift//Belt: Kohls (off a different dress)
Speaking of Christmas presents...I'm excited for mine from my parents. They're getting me a Canon Rebel T3i. My very first DSLR!! :D I cannot wait to use it and learn everything about it. I really want to understand manual mode more. I have manual mode on my Leica, but it's not quite the same as a DSLR. I'd like to really master it and know what needs to be adjusted to get the pictures I want in various settings. Maybe that should be my New Year's resolution! Have any of you found it hard to learn the ins and outs of photography?

I love holidays, so it's no surprise that I'm looking forward to the holiday season. I love Christmas music and listen to it non-stop from Thanksgiving until Christmas. Seriously...I have the radio in my car on a station that only plays Christmas music and I even fall asleep listening to it some nights. It just puts me in such a good mood! Festive and holiday-themed things in general make me happy. Soon I'll have to start planning the baking extravaganza that my mom and I tag-team every year. We put all this time and work in for one day and it always flies by in a second!


  1. Very lovely blog you have here! I found it through Chictopia and I am loving this outfit!
    Almost Endearing

  2. I love Christmas music too and have been listening to it. . .since June. . no, April. >.< I'm so bad.
    You look so so so adorable in this outfit!!

  3. You've almost gotten all your gifts done?! Oh God, that made me want to reach for an inhaler and I don't even have asthma. I've got nothing done so far and it's really starting to stress me out haha. And I'm right there with you about the cold- I hate it with a passion but it is all part of Christmas. Ps i love your outfit here- it's so creative and colorful!

  4. I think your sense of style is amazing

  5. I am still so jealous of your journey to FL!!! :-p Your outfit is TOTALLY AMAZING!!! I love the lengths and the color combination!!! I swear, you're a goddess in disguise!!! I'm even MORE jealous that you're getting a DSLR!!! They're the BEST!!! Other than in school for photography, I have never been able to afford a decent one for myself!!! (And those in school, were only borrowed and I got charged $50 per day it was late being returned!!! :O ) I really wish I had a Canon 50D!!!! And the different types of lenses... The fish-eye is really fun to play with!!! :-) Ok, I'll shut up now!, Luv ya, Babe!!! :-)

  6. I'm starting photography tip posts on the 5th of December - feel free to e-mail me or anything with any questions you might have - I had a Rebel XTi first and now a 60D, and all Canons are similar enough! I've shot with my friends T3i. You're going to loveee it! And I think it's funny, I wore SUCH a similar outfit on my fist day back from Florida (the post won't go up for awhile, but I had I think the same mustard sweater and really similar colored tights and a navy dress! Style twins for sure!)

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

    1. Thanks, Katherine! Great minds think alike! :D

      I'll definitely be anticipating your photography tip posts! And thanks for offering to answer my questions. I'm sure I'll be e-mailing you some point after Christmas when I'm trying to figure out what the heck I'm doing with my new Canon...haha.