Sweet Things

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This holiday season is uh er hmm exciting? Stressful? Eventful? Yes, yes! Eventful. As a college student, Thanksgiving is no break. Thanksgiving is the time to eat, hang with family, possibly relax and then curl into a bloated ball of emotions when you realize you forgot about your project. This is not an attempt to give you an anxiety attack, I can assure you holidays are full of smiles! However, I am cautiously approaching the activities I choose seeing as my academic obligations cannot be put on hold until CHRISTMAS break. So close, yet so wildly far from reach. I have decided to plan accordingly and am hoping to schedule this week to avoid a procrastination meltdown.

I distract myself from holiday anxiety with my favorite thing; clothes. Put on a good outfit and the world is your damn oyster. A solid ensemble is strangely encouraging. Habitually, I dress up on test days. Not a heels and plunging neckline situation, but simply an average cool look. Clothes have the ability to speed up the process of getting things done. Somehow making an ordeal into just another day. I do not rely on material things to satisfy my stresses but I will not deny the comfort of a good outfit. This holiday inspo look is the perfect motivation to have fun with your style! Be playful. Play with accessories, trends, and the world around you.

Clothes are not the only sweet soothing thing in life, there are lots of little things that make life lovely. I’ve compiled a little list of little things about me. Little things that make me Hannah, and all that it entails. Daily thoughts, routines, and things that make me happy. I encourage you to do the same. Write it, type it, or screech it from your rooftop. I know you may be stressed by the motley crew arriving at your home for this week. Or the test you have as soon as your return to school. Or your crazy sister who has decided to turn on you this holiday season. Don’t forget those good things, never forget those little things. The little things that make your best friend hug you, your mom proud, and your puppy lick your face. We are all of the little things miraculously poured into a tender soul. Here are some little things about me…

Little Things (about me)

  • Always buying a book and planning a trip
  • Never leave the house without a sweater
  • Lunch, coffee or adventures with mom? We are both equipped with an “activity” i.e. notebook or novel
  • I’ll take my popcorn with chocolate chips and sea salt
  • Hot tea > Coffee
  • Utterly obsessed with cheerios. If you haven’t heard, the whole lot of cheerios are now gluten free.
  • Lettering is therapeutic
  • I think that cool air sooths my anxiety
  • The only heat I know to be a comfort- sauna
  • Going to the movies is my bliss
  • To do lists
  • Crossing off completed tasks on said list
  • The best beach days are long. You hit the glow of sunset and the breeze that follows
  • Cozy is my favorite
  • Stupidly extroverted. I love my peeps
  • Don’t know how to help me? Hug me
  • Dream day: A stormy summer day in Maine. Slightly sunburned from days lounging poolside and dipping in the icy ocean. Today is the day when the air is cool, fog dense, and raindrops drizzle. A storm if we are lucky. My family friends and I are are scattered throughout the house snuggled up with our books, puzzles, and movies. I am cozied in the library with Mika. Picture us with our messy, sticky, salty curls. The sleepy satisfaction of sun-kissed faces leave us with few words. A paddywax summer candle is burning. The windows are stuck open with crisp air rippling indoors. We are wrapped in snuggles, comfy in sweatpants and covered in various crumbs. A dream day that I’ve been lucky enough to experience many times.

Remember the good and be grateful for the challenges. You my dear, are growing up.

It is in the little things that we find joy as well as true rest.

 
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Photographed by Abby Tierney | | Charleston, SC

Wearing: Elizabeth & James dress  ℅ Beckett Boutique, Zara booties & vintage clutch

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Pants avec Sass

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Wearing the Pants: Avec Sass

Wearing the pants with sass… hmm I would say sass is necessary for every week, and especially as the Valentine air looms throughout February. It is positively necessary to find your sass this Valentine’s Season!

My sass, is usually in my wardrobe. Obviously sass runs throughout my veins on a daily basis, but the sass I embrace is with every bad ass ensemble. Sass today is sultry and smooth. Take a gander at my sultry secrets so you can find your own sassy ensemble. If you are planning romantic dates or wild GALentine’s, it is time to create sass from the inside out!

Trending this season are textures and silhouettes from the past. (i.e the nineties) This ribbed turtleneck cracks me up because I used to make fun of the not-so-timeless aesthetic, but it is fun to temporarily dwell in it. The pattern is flattering and tends to lengthen not only the garment as well one’s figure. The added sass in the ribbed sweater arises in the form a slight turtleneck and bossy crop. Upon running into this top, I knew I had to have it! Cropped sweaters are great for pairing with high waisted skirts and shorts but give a Kendall & Kylie Jenner edge when worn with basic jeans.

Cropped Sweaters to Check Out: My Mink Pink top, Sleeveless Lovers & Friends Top (on sale), Blush Topshop Jumper & Indah Cowl Crop

Texture number two, velvet. Velvet is fun. I am a big fan of comfort in my clothing and discovering soft textures for my wardrobe is a must. Velvet is a notoriously alluring material. Whether it be clothing or home accessories, velvet is very appealing.

Velvet to notice: My Zara shorts, Zara tank, Blue Life Romper,

I feel that accessorizing with sass should be subtle. Okay so these tights are not exactly discrete, but I think you should avoid loud accessories. The little things from your ensemble should not distract from your sass, but enhance it. These rockin tights elongate and flatter, but if worn incorrectly could easily overpower.

Accessories to enhance sass: My Asos over the knee tights, Asos ribbed over the knee Tights, Asos knee high tights, Zara Wool Hat, Carvela Kurt Geiger heels, My Madewell heels, Aquazzura Booties

Alright babes, continue along this season of love and look mighty lovely while you are at it! xo

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Pictures by Brooke Bishop

Wearing: Mink Pink Turtleneck, Zara Velvet Shorts, Madewell Heels, Asos tights, Rebecca Minkoff mini purse (in Ink)