Après-ski!

One of the joys of living in Boone, North Carolina is the opportunity to go skiing (almost) all winter long! Beech, Sugar, and App Ski Mountain are all within a quick drive, and even give students killer deals so we can take advantage of being so close.

While I love to ski, I do not go near enough! But you will never find me far from the après-ski activities.

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When I stumbled upon this sweater waiting to check-out at J. Crew, I knew it was perfect for the winter season. Especially in Boone when it can be mid 50s one day and snow the next… You never really know when winter will end.

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(That’s an exact representation of what I look like while skiing.)

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Ever since I started wearing uniforms in 3rd grade, I have loved plaid skirts. This one included. I got it from J. Crew a few years ago and consider it a winter staple.

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These green suede boots are everything to me. I found them in the sale section for $15!! I justified it because even if I wear them once (I’ve worn them more than that..) it would be worth it. I’m so glad I have them in my boot collection. They add the perfect amount of sass to any outfit.

On the coldest days in Boone, we typically still have class… Not fair, I know. While at home over Christmas, I went to paint pottery and made my own coffee cup. I figured it was a subtle way to express my attitude towards being at school with snow on the ground.

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I love homemade things because the imperfections make it perfect, and I get to tell people that I made it myself! Feel free to make one of your own. It usually adds a smile to someone’s face in class.

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And for a coffee lover like me, I don’t ever give a sip.

Sweater|Plaid Skirt|Green Booties

Shout out to Kate Davis for the photos, as always.

you do you, rach

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Happy Mardi Gras!

Happy Fat Tuesday!

I hope you are indulging in everything bad for you today! I know I sure have been…

This year, a group of friends and I decided that we should make the journey down to the “Holy City” (New Orleans) as Mackenzie liked to call it… I could not be happier that we did. It was one of the most fun weekends I have ever had. A break from the snow was pretty fantastic as well.

The biggest thanks go to Megan for letting us crash her home for the weekend.

If you ever get the chance, go! You will come back stuffed with good food, more beads than you know what to do with, and memories that will last a life time.

As we pulled into the city, we knew that we had to get drive-thru daiquiris, and they were awesome. I highly suggest that they should be the first thing you get as soon as you are in the NOLA area.

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My favorite part is you can literally wear anything you want.

Perfect (& only) time for a green sparkly crop top!

I don’t think I can begin to describe how much fun the parades were on Saturday!

We started off at this amazing brunch place (with bottomless mimosas)!

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I got the fennel and spinach frittata with a large side of bacon.

Everyone’s food looked amazing, so if you are ever in the area check out Salu!

IMG_0949.jpgIMG_0950  After brunchin’, our day could officially begin.

We went to a couple different parades, and they were all amazing.

There was no telling how many beads we had between the five of us…

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Did you know that it is illegal to not wear masks on floats in parades in NOLA!?

 

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Even the houses celebrate!

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A thing I noticed and fell in love with in New Orleans was all the murals. I think if there is an empty wall, why not fill it with art!

*This was a very large alligator, but cropping out the finger made it hard to show the whole thing…

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The only rule is there are no rules.

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Sunday was a day full of struggle and the best cheese fries I have ever had.

The only regret I have was wearing my white Converses (and not being there right now).

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To make myself feel better about missing the festivities this weekend…

I made a KING CAKE today!

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It was as good as it looks 😉

May your mimosas stay bottomless and lent be successful.

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(I’m trying the eat like Gwyneth Paltrow for the next 40 day, LOL)

you do you, rach