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?

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?

A Wish For You: A Unique Approach to Gift Giving This Holiday Season!

Hey, everyone! Welcome back to my blog. Today, I'm partnering with A Wish For You to show you an unique approach to gift giving this holiday season. Their website describes what they do as "More personal than email or text; More enduring than flowers; More imaginative than a store bought card; All for less than the cost of a box of candy. Best of all... A more personal reflection of YOU!" Essentially, A Wish For You allows you to customize a "wish package", which consists of a memento and a card, to send to anyone of your choosing. I ended up ordering a wish package to send to my mom for Christmas. Let's go though the process of ordering your own wish package.

Step 1: Choose Your Memento 
A Wish For You has a selection of over 100 mementos, so you're sure to find something the recipient will love. They have both year-round and seasonal items to suit all your needs, whether you're wishing someone a happy birthday or a happy holidays. Some of my favorite Christmas mementos are this hot chocolate mix with a shovel stirrer, this crystal angel ornament, and this Christmas soap trio! For my mom, though, I ended up choosing this sleigh ornament because I thought it was adorable! The mementos are very affordable - There are some great ones for as little as ten dollars!

Step 2: Choose Your Card
They also have a wide selection of cards, which are handmade with a technique called quilling. I've never heard of this before, but it is so one-of-a-kind! What's more, the cards are free with the purchase of a memento. I chose this penguin card for my mom because penguins are meaningful to us. 

Step 3: Create Your Custom Message

In this step, you can customize a message for the inside of your card. It can say whatever you want!

Once you've created a message, go ahead and place your order! Shipping is completely free! Once you place your order, you can track where your package is. I thought this was a convenient feature so you're not left wondering when your package will arrive. Wish packages ship out within five business days of placing an order, so there's still plenty of time to order yours before the holidays. 

Wish packages are so much meaningful than just giving someone money or a gift card. There are so many options to ensure you find something you love. I am so excited to give mine to my mom because I know she will love it!  

Thank you so much for stopping by! Thank you to A Wish for You for this opportunity. I am so thankful for all of you and for all your support and encouragement. I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving! What are you thankful for this year?