Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Geneva Trip

I recently spent some family time in Geneva, Illinois, browsing all their cute little boutiques and stores, and taking lots and lots of pictures! The town is so quaint, and we had such a peaceful, perfect day. Days like these are the reason I'm able to stay sane during the winter. We have rounded the corner though... and I've suddenly begun looking forward to all things spring! Mostly wearing all the gorgeous spring dresses that are just waiting for me in my closet... ;)


Saturday, December 29, 2012

Celebrating, Still!


I hope everyone had a lovely holiday! Mine was fantastic.. and now I'm blissfully enjoying my winter break! Which, as you can tell from above, involves lots of food...

1) Icicles... one of my favorite things about winter!
2) I love warming up by the fire on these chilly winter days.
3-4) My friend's mother baking up an army of gingerbread men... The whole house smelled like Christmas!
5) Trips to the video store with my dear friend Melina. I really want to take more pictures of the inside of that place, it's so interesting.

More to come soon!


Friday, December 21, 2012


Last week was my birthday-- finally 18! :)

I had such a wonderful day, filled with the people I love. I also got a new lens for my camera, which I've been obsessing over. I am so lucky, and incredibly grateful for all that these past 18 years have brought for me. I'm also wonderfully excited for the next stage of my life, and all the things I will see, do, and (perhaps most importantly) eat!

Hope all of your holidays are coming along splendidly! (4 days to Christmas!! Ahhh!!)


(ps- See that cutie up above? That's my friend's Yorkie, Cheyenne. Cutest dog in the whole entire world!) 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Tis the Season..

December is such an exciting month! From my birthday (5 Days!) to Christmas 10 days after, with finals right in between, life is a combination of stress and excitement. I need to keep reminding myself to slow down, take a deep breath, and not let the season pass me by!

Alex's wearing: Dress/ Tulle. Over-the-knee socks/ Urban Outfitters. Boots/ Steve Madden.

Hope your holiday season has been a joyful one thus far! :)


Sunday, November 25, 2012


Lately, my household has been in full-on holiday mode. We spent Thanksgiving with family at my uncle's house, and it was full of yummy Lithuanian foods, ukulele solos by my sister, and general family chaos.
And then came the Christmas.

My mother has a strict policy-- no Christmas before Thanksgiving. Too early, she always says. We'll get sick of it by the 25th. So we refrain from putting on carols in the car and putting up trees until Thanksgiving feasting is through. And then we go crazy.

Every year we pick out a real tree to place in our family room-- this is the tree that gets all the meaningful ornaments, and becomes a big production. We put on carols and drink hot chocolate and argue over the placement of ornaments. It's tradition.

This year I'm incredibly excited for Christmas. The lights, the seasonal beverages, the snow... everything about it makes me so happy. Not to mention my birthday quickly approaching... ;)

I'll be posting more as the festivities continue. Until then, happy holidays!


Thursday, November 15, 2012


                                          Hello lovelies!

There's what I've been up to recently...

1.) Over the knee socks, my new obsession. I got this red pair from forever 21 and they are beautiful, and so cozy!
2.) Latest outfit, incorporating my socks, of course! In this picture, I'm also sporting the Coach bag my mom gave me. It was hers in the 80s.
3.) This is my favorite candle. It smells like apples, and my house has been fragrant with its scent as of late.
4.) My lovely friend Sara giving some love to my friend's new kitty. Had to share this, isn't it adorable?
5.) Topknot and big sweater. All day, every day.
6.) Grandma's dumplings! The definition of comfort food, in my book.
7.) Utilizing our fireplace soon, the wood's all ready!


Monday, November 5, 2012

Weekend Finds

This weekend, I helped my grandmother at a church sale, and I went shopping! Above are some of the things I found, and I thought I'd share them!

1.) 'A' Mug, Anthropologie-- I've wanted one of these for a long time. I've been drinking everything out of it all weekend, even water!
2.& 3.) I found this sweet little vintage box at the church sale. The inside lid is beautiful. When I saw it, I thought it would be perfect to store photos when I get the Fujifilm Instax Polaroid camera I've been eyeing!
4.) My new glasses from Warby Parker! I just got them last week, and I am so obsessed with them.
5.) Melina gave me a crate full of burnt out lightbulbs to use for installations. I was absolutely elated! She gets me ;)

I also got a new pair of boots, and lots of sweater tights! Outfit photos to come!