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Paperless Post Christmas Cards

8:21:00 PM Andrea Ryan 2 Comments

          This year was the first year my fianc√© and I sent Christmas cards.  We used an alternative method to traditional cards.  We sent digital cards from Paperless Post.  This is the card that we sent.  I thought it was super cute because I love gingerbread houses.  Paperless Post has all sorts of invitations and card options.  I thought about doing new years cards but fell in love with the cute little gingerbread house.  They also work with a bunch of other companies that I love to create pretty designs, like Kate Spade and Grey Malin.  Check out the site for the next time you need to send a card.  It saves a stamp and trip to the mailbox.  ūüėÄ

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First California Christmas

6:37:00 PM Andrea Ryan 2 Comments

SWEATER: H&M (available in store)  |  JEANS: Forever 21  |  SUNGLASSES: Zero UV  |  BOOTS: Rue 21
          Merry Christmas!!  This year was my first warm Christmas ever.  It was super strange but the weather was perfect.  I wore my new winter sweater with this pretty embellished deer.  I love how the antlers are sprinkled with pearls and rhinestones.  The pom pom nose is also adorable.  I LOVE Christmas sweaters so much because they are just so festive.  I found this beauty at H&M, in store.  It is still available, just not online.  Today we opened presents, stopped by the beach, went for a little walk, ate dinner (lobster), and played Eddies new games.  We also did some other things but mostly normal Christmas stuff.  Hope everybody had a good holiday!


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Styling a Beret

9:54:00 PM Andrea Ryan 5 Comments

BERET: H&M (similar) (another cute one)  |  SWEATER: H&M  |  BOOTS: Primark  |  NECKLACE: Forever 21
          I've always loved berets and have always wanted one with a pompom on top.  I remember wearing a cream colored one to school all the time when I was younger.  I found this beautiful one at H&M.  I just think it is the perfect color combo.  I wish it was a bit smaller because it is a little too big for my head.  A YouTuber that I watch bought the same one and reminded me that it looks like something Jenny Humphrey (from Gossip Girl) would wear. 
          The way I style berets is with an outfit that looks pretty feminine and winter-y.  It's hard to wear them in southern California but i'm just going to do it anyway.  I think it's a bit difficult to style them with hairstyles as well. I like to wear my hair in some sort of style, other than just down.  I think it makes it look a bit cuter and just a little bit better.  I like to wear braids or partially up.  Here is a post from last year where I styled one with two braids.  I think they look best on your head when they are placed back a little more and a bit off center.  


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Victoria Beach in Floral

9:30:00 PM Andrea Ryan 2 Comments

TOP: Target  |  JEANS: Asos  |  BELT: vintage  |  BACKPACK: Sole Society  |  SANDALS: H&M  |  SUNGLASSES: T.J. Maxx
          This past week one of my sisters visited me in California.  We did some fun things, including going to one of my favorite beaches.  This beach is Victoria Beach, in Laguna.  It's so pretty and has this old "pirate tower".  We also did a whale watching boat tour, where we saw hundreds of dolphins.  I have a video on my Instagram page!  It was incredible.  I plan on going again in a few months when it is more into whale season.  The weather was really nice that day so I wore this sheer floral top.  I found it in the sale section at Target.  I think it is so pretty.  I styled it with a nude cami underneath.  I wanted to layer it with a cardigan but it got too hot out.  


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Plaid Paper Bag Waist Pants

7:17:00 PM Andrea Ryan 2 Comments

fall outfit
fall plaid
beach outfit
forever 21 necklace
crystal cove state park
PANTS: H&M  |  TOP: Meijer  |  BOOTS: Primark  |  SUNGLASSES: T.J. Maxx  |  NECKLACE: Forever 21 
These pants were one of my many clearance finds that I bought with my birthday money.  Most of the other items that I have been blogging about were as well.  They are from H&M and were only $7! My blog should really be about finding the best clearance clothes because that's how I normally shop.  Probably half of everything I buy is from the clearance sections.    Anyway, I really like this outfit for fall.  I like it paired with this horn necklace.  I feel like it just completes the outfit.  These photos were taken at Crystal Cove State Park.  

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Casual Warm Weather Outfit

10:40:00 AM Andrea Ryan 3 Comments

T-SHIRT: Topshop  |  SHORTS: Anthropologie  |  SANDALS: Report  |  SUNGLASSES: T.J. Maxx
          I had decided that I wasn't going to upload this post because the outfit doesn't seem fitting for the season.  It's weird wearing shorts and a tee in the late fall.  I felt like a lot of people wouldn't be able to relate and therefore wouldn't be interested.  I decided to upload it anyway because it's my real outfit and I really like these shorts.  I'm not crazy about the combo, but individually I love them.  I might blog about these items again in the future, styled in a different way.  

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