Friday, October 30, 2015

{coffee date no. 2}

Ahh Friday morning and another coffee date… I hope you added a little extra sugar in your morning cup of coffee or tea because it's been a great week back in the blogging world! Ready for another coffee date? Great :)

This week has been immensely smoother than my last three. For starters I'm back to blogging and couldn't be happier!! It's been hard getting back in a routine with writing my posts and scheduling tweets (or lack of… sorry) but I love waking up every morning and knowing I have a new post up to share with y'all!

Did you catch my posts from this past week?

Oct. 8 Morning // I work in an open office so my row (#bestrowever) does a couple of breakfasts or afternoon snacks together. It's just a nice break to sit with my sweet coworkers and eat delicious goodies. We always do birthday breakfasts but this particular day we were celebrating someone moving on to new adventures! Those pumpkin chips from Trader Joe's were so good!!

Oct. 8-11 // I finally got down to Blacksburg for my first VT game of the season! Luckily, the Hokies pulled a win against NC State. Maybe I should go to every game because they've had a pretty rough season… putting it lightly. I could potentially be a good luck charm? I always sit with the boy's family who have front row seats - a rowdy group and I couldn't be luckier!

October 11 // Home again, home again, jiggity jog! One of favorite blogger ladies, Hosting and Toasting, picked me up from the train station (lovely 3.5 train ride from Lynchburg) and had such a nice surprise for me. BAC and I have both supported each other a lot the past couple of months. I'm so lucky to have really great blogger friends in the DC area! 

We also got my aunt and uncle's wedding pictures in!! I loved this wedding so much - having all of my family together in California celebrating was so special.

October 14 // The one study break I took in the two weeks before my exam was obviously to go to the Kendra Scott "Mirror Mirror" launch party! It. is. so. good. I swear I say this every time she releases a new collection but this one is easily the best yet!

Some of my favorite necklaces… I'm going to have to invest in a couple more ;)

1 // 2 // 3 // 4

This is the ring I got - incredible. I get so many compliments on it and I love the asymmetry!

October 16-18 // I became a hermit this weekend. I took practice exams for 48 hours straight and probably lived in leggings and sweatshirts the whole weekend… my only adventure outside of my house was to grab sushi, wine and ice cream for a wild Saturday night in watching The Hobbit (treat yo self).

October 19-22 // Week before my exam… aka clean parts of my room as a study break because I couldn't focus unless I cleaned something. (If you follow me on snapchat you know the mess that was actually surrounding the nice clean photos I took. Hey, I could only clean so much).

October 23 // EXAM DAY. Who knows if I passed. That exam was one of the hardest I've taken in my entire life… I snapchatted a lot once I was free from sitting in front of a computer screen for 4 hours!!

Back with my ladies on our favorite place - the sofa with wine! (that didn't go so well for all of us…)


October 26-30 // This week hasn't been too eventful besides my blog posts and instagrams! However, we had a pumpkin carving contest at the office yesterday and my team got first place! The theme was "hobbies" so we decided to take our love of wine to the next level. Complete with a personalized wine label from our "KJB Vineyard" ;)

Instagram Lately // I'm not going to do a full insta recap (you can go here to get outfit details on everything I post) but these are two highlights: A new Old Navy scarf I got after my exam that I'm living in and a giveaway with Duffield Lane that ends today! You can win an Emma Top in the color of your choice! Head to Instagram for more details. PS I just reposted my blanket scarf tutorial from last year! It's a quick, visual way to see how I normally wear my blanket scarves with so much fabric!

As usual, thanks for reading! I've got LOTS of great content coming to you this Winter :) Be sure to check in Sunday because I have a special announcement of something I'm taking on this November. Then Monday there's ANOTHER fun surprise for my readers. If you have any suggestions about content you want to see or don't want to see please let me know! I'm so grateful for all of you!

Love Always,


  1. I am SO happy you are BACK!! Plus, I'm obsessed with these posts. I am sure you did great on your exam!! What a relief for it to finally be over. Have a fabulous weekend!!

    Annie Reeves

    1. Thanks, Annie!! You always leave me the sweetest comments that puts a huge smile on my face!! So happy to hear you like this style of post.. it makes things seem a bit more personal (plus, they're easy to write hehe). Fingers crossed on my exam - I'll find out around Christmas!
      xoxo, Jennifer

  2. I am in LOVE with your pumpkin wine cooler! That is the best idea I've ever seen!

    1. YAY!!!! Thank you! We got first place so we were pretty pumped ;)
      xoxo, Jennifer


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