January 06, 2017

(Still) Mad for Plaid

 Plaid Shirt // Leggings // Boots // Necklace // Speedy 25

Although the holidays are over, my love of all things plaid has not ceased! Closet Candy Boutique and Jane.com sell my favorite cotton-plaid shirts if you're in the market. I also received my first true flannel plaid shirt from LL.Bean for Christmas, which you'll see on the blog soon. The combo featured above is my go-to for running errands on the weekend. The button-down top makes it feel a bit more dressed up than your usual sweatshirt but is equally as comfortable. My new UGG boots were also a gift from Santa. They are amazing, offering both warmth and comfort; however, I do my best to avoid brands with known animal-cruetly practices, so I wouldn't necessarily purchase these with my own funds. Since they were a gift, I graciously accepted and will continue enjoy them. I just felt it best to disclose that point. 

On a more positive note, the #Mrs necklace was a pre-wedding gift from my Maid of Honor, Lauren. I love the rose-gold color. It's such a cute addition to my jewelry wardrobe, plus it has a great memory behind it. We purchased it at Kleinfeld's last week when we went wedding dress shopping (insert little girlish screams here!!!)...It was the most wonderful and overwhelming experience of my life. Needless to say, I did not say yes to my dress that day but I do have it feeling it will happen soon enough though so stay tuned.

Also, Lauren just launched her new blog called Love, Lauren Michelle! Please be sure to go give her a follow... Guess you can say that we're besties who blog :)

Hope you're all having a great Friday! Thanks for stopping by.

P.S. I'm super close to hitting 1,500 followers on Instagram. It would make my day if you could share with family and friends to help me reach it! Handle is @RightToRemainFab.

Stay warm, 

January 02, 2017

A Reflection on 2016 & What's Ahead

Happy Monday, friends!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. I was fortunate enough to spend ten days in New York celebrating with my loved ones. Christmas is my favorite time of year so I truly enjoyed being home. As you're reading this post, however, I'm heading back to Pennsylvania to settle back in before work resumes tomorrow.

Given that we are already two days into 2017, I thought it would be appropriate to reflect on an amazing year it's been and what's up next...

2016 // Where do I begin? It was the year I graduated law school, took the bar exam, became a licensed attorney, and started my first job post-education. Blood, sweat and (many, many) tears went into achieving this goal, but that made it even more satisfying when I finally accomplished it. Things truly started to fall into place when I let go and let God. If any of you are looking for some inspiration, I'd highly recommend this daily devotional. I began reading it in January of last year, and it changed my entire outlook. It's incredible what a shift in perspective can do for your mind and soul.

To add even more excitement to my year, Will and I finally set our wedding date! We'll be married in July of 2018 at Villanova's church. Aside from the ceremony and venue, not much else has been booked yet, but that's what 2017 is for.

2017 & Beyond // As I just mentioned, we'll be getting everything in order for our wedding. I plan to share bits and pieces of our experience as we work through planning process. In that same vein, I have big plans for my little corner of the internet. My primary goal includes providing you with higher-quality content at least once a week. You can expect a post every Wednesday, and if I have additional items to share, they will be uploaded on either Monday or Friday. Now, given my profession, there's a chance I'll miss a few weeks throughout the year, so please follow along on Instagram {@RightToRemainFab} for daily updates.

On a more of a personal note, Will (my fiancé and former boyfriend of now 11 years - yes, you read that correctly) will be graduating dental school in May. He's such a dedicated health professional, and I can't wait to see where his career takes him. We've made the decision to permanently relocate to the Philadelphia suburbs, so he'll be moving in to my little bachelorette pad come early summer. With that comes a potential move to a larger apartment or townhouse and a possible new car purchase. It's like we blinked and life happened, but it's been a long time in the making, and we couldn't be more thrilled!

From a health perspective, I just purchased the PIIT28 program by Cassey Ho of Blogilates. The option I bought comes with both the 28 day reset and workout plan. I swear by pilates so I'm excited to see how this goes! Plus, I'm really hoping to improve my eating habits. I'll keep you updated on my progress.

And, that's all I got folks...I wish you a very blessed, productive 2017! Thank you for your continued support. Don't forget to share and subscribe.