My Winter Essentials

Welcome to my blog! I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day. In today's post I'll be sharing my winter essentials with you. Here are the things I've been loving as of late. 

Hot Chocolate
Hot chocolate has to be one of my favorite winter drinks. It is so comforting when I am up late studying or binge watching a show! A big thanks to Whitney from Baker's Custom Apparel on Etsy for sending me this beautiful monogrammed mug! The colors and finish are wonderful and I have been getting so much use out of it! The shop also carries apparel, bags, and more. I recommend Baker's Custom Apparel for all your monogram needs.

Lip Balm
My skin and lips get so dry this time of year! I can always use a good lip balm to keep my lips moisturized. Lately I've been loving Vaseline Rosy Lips. I love the natural pink tint it offers.

Riding Boots
My riding boots are a recent purchase and I couldn't be happier! These dress up the simplest winter outfits and look great with leggings, jeans, even dresses. I want to pick up some boot socks soon.

Flair Pens
I don't want to let the drab winter weather affect my motivation to study! I've always loved Flair Pens but only recently purchased my own set. The bright colors are perfect for note taking and add a little brightness to an otherwise bland day.

I am a major music person. I love listening to music during school and when I exercise. Two of my favorite songs right now are Personal by HRVY and Trust Fund Baby by Why Don't We.

Sweet Treats
Some type of sweet treat is a must when it is cold outside! I'm a big fan of cookies, and recently a friend and I made mantecaditos, Puerto Rican shortbread cookies, for our Spanish class. They turned out to be delicious. I totally recommend them - Let me know if you try them out!

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed today's post. While I love winter, I am excited spring is around the corner! There is so much to look forward to this time of year.
What is your top winter essential?

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Winter Fashion Favorites ft. Trendz Trafficker Boutique

Welcome to my first post of the new year! I hope you all had a great holiday season. It was so nice to spend time with family and friends over winter break, but we're back in school now. It's been a really cold winter over here, but I've realized that winter doesn't have to mean staying at home in your sweats all day. Today I'm partnering with Trendz Trafficker Boutique to show you my top winter fashion picks. Trendz Trafficker Boutique carries so many stylish and affordable pieces, but I especially love their tops and dresses.

Wine Boho Shift Dress
Wine is one of my favorite colors this time of year, so I immediately loved this piece. The women over at Trendz Trafficker Boutique were so sweet and sent the dress to me to feature. I love the quality and material and find it to be a very versatile piece! I would pair it with some booties for the winter, but you could easily transition this dress to spring or the fall by pairing it with some strappy sandals.

Hi-Low Sweater Cardigan

Cardigans like this are a staple for me in the wintertime. This one would pair nicely with a plain tee, leggings, and your favorite Uggs. It is both cozy and trendy, so it is the best of both worlds.

Batwing Tunic Top

I really love the cut of this tunic! It is even long enough to wear with leggings, which is something I'm always looking for. I would pair this with riding boots, a dainty necklace, and some bangle bracelets for the perfect winter look.

Floral Bell Sleeve Blouse

This is one of my favorite pieces from the boutique! I love boho style tops, and I can definitely see myself wearing this with high waisted jeans and dainty jewelry. Flowy tops like this are always comfortable to wear to school, the mall, etc. Plus, the color is so pretty!

All these pieces are perfect for this time of year! The boutique also has great accessories, such as this blush choker and this beaded bracelet. Definitely check them out and let me know what you find!

As always, thank you so much for stopping by. Growing my blog is one of my biggest goals for this year. I am so excited to see what 2018 has in store for all of us!
What is your winter wardrobe staple?

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30 Things That Made Me Happy This Year

Welcome back to my blog! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and a great winter break. As 2017 comes to a close, I wanted to take some time to reflect on everything that's made me happy this year and decided to share that list with you. Creating the list brought back so many great memories! Here it goes:

1. Painting my room
2. Being awarded student of the month
3. Attending my school's academic awards ceremony
4. Going to Universal Studios Hollywood for the first time
5. Butterbeer in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
6. Santa Monica Pier

7. Exploring Beverly Hills and downtown LA
8. Spending time with my (adorable) five-year-old nephew!
9. Jeni's ice cream with friends
10. Receiving an award for aspirations in computing
11. Trying macaroons in Paris!
12. Reuniting with my family in India

13. Visiting the Vipasana Pagoda
14. Drinking fresh coconut water!
15. Getting henna done
16. Playing cards with my grandma
17. Volunteering at local events
18. Birthday dinner

19. Football Friday Nights
20. Becoming a club officer
21. The tennis season
22. Iced coffees before school
23. Homecoming 2017!!
24. Joining speech and debate

25. Going to the zoo
26. APUSH projects with my friends
27. Attending a TedX Event!
28. Working with companies for my blog
29. Holiday lights
30. Christmas shopping

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you all have a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season with those you love.
What is your favorite memory of the year?