Casual Winter Threads + Giveaway Winners >>>

It froze last night.  The saddest part is I might have lost my plant my Nanna gave me b/c I didnt cover it up.  My fingers are crossed that it is going to be resilient.  Nanna, if your reading, my phone died while we were talking, its on the charger now :)  I love you!  

When it gets cold outside, sometimes I just want to be all cozy, yesterday was no exception.  It was a no shower/ no makeup kind of day.  Days like these, Ill almost always throw my hair up in a messy bun.  James was cleaning out his drawers the other night and had some jeans that dont fit him anymore.  I tried them on, and they fit me!  I dont know if thats a good thing or not, ha ha.  But I made myself a cute pair of cutoffs with one pair.  The best part of the outfit is what is hiding behind these cute plaid Blowfish booties, my hello kitty socks!  And I cant wait to style this sweater for real, its so so amazing!

<<< outfit details >>>
glasses - glassesUSA.com
sweater - forever21
v-neck - memory loss
shorts - hubby's jeans :)
acid wash leggings - forever21
plaid booties - Blowfish

can you believe, no jewelry???  that is a rarity!
Im so excited its the time of year to break out my boots more often.  These poor little Blowfish boots have been so neglected.  I just got a new pair in the mail and I cant wait to wear them.  I think Ill wear them tonite.  Our friend from Cali is in town and she's having a big get together, cant wait to see her!

It is now that time of morning where I have to stop making up excuses to get to work.  The hardest part about working from home is staying focused.  Im brainstorming some new routine methods for my work days in this coming new year.  I think it would do me some good to be a bit more strick with myself during the work hours, so then I can play harder, and have more time to play.  If you have any methods that really work for you, Id love to know!

P. S. The long awaited giveaway winners are:


*please email me at violet_bella (at) hotmail (dot) com with your addresses*



  1. Oh my word... I am absolutely speechless... and in total shock... is that Hailey Marie, me!?! It can't be! Seriously!?! I cannot even describe in words how excited and incredibly grateful I am~ I am so excited for the opportunity to support all of these amazing artists and will be bragging about them constantly at www.coastalheartcountrysoul.com...
    I'm still in shock, and rambling...so I'm just going to say THANK YOU!!!! so.much.love.for.you.all.

  2. LOVE that sweater! And blowfish boots are so cute and cozy looking. One of these days I'll have to give in and buy a pair...


  3. congratz to all of you lucky ladies!!

  4. cassie, they are the comfiest shoes ever!

  5. cute outfit , looks comfy and nice at the same time !

  6. You look gorgeous and soooo cozy! love the sweater and shorts.

    Zoe x

  7. You're so beautiful & have such awesome style!

    Congratulations to the giveaway winners!

    Woooooohooo! Hailey Marie won the group giveaway, I love her!


  8. Oh my goodness! I think I am in the same boat as Hailey Marie right now! This is super exciting and I am so so thankful. I can't wait! : ] : ]

    P.S.--I am still experimenting with a "routine" that works for me. It's difficult because the idea of having a routine is what gets to me. I am definitely more of a "do what I feel like doing" person, otherwise it feels like I am fighting myself too much! I wish you luck in finding what works for you!!

  9. Awesome outfit! I'm loving the jumper!

  10. You look SO pretty! My comfy days (like today) are an old tshirt and yoga pants that are way too big for me. :) You look like a model!


  11. the blue glass hanging star, the messy bun & glasses, with the cutest boots, make one very darling image!

  12. awesome outfit!!! blowfish is the best! and hello kitty socks---yesss.. haha too cute!

  13. You're beautiful! (: I love your outfit!


Thank you so much for your sweet comments!