Thursday, December 19, 2013

New Site!

I've been spending the last few weeks setting up my new Wordpress blog site and I am so excited to finally reveal it to you!! This new site is redesigned and much easier to use. I've added a bunch of new features that I think you'll enjoy. I will not be posting on this site anymore, so to follow The Lime Tree, click HEREHead over to my new site and check it out!



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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Big News!

I have some exciting news to share with you tomorrow! I've been working on it for awhile now and I can't wait to show you the finished product! It's defintely going to be a big day!
Come back tomorrow to find out what it's all about...

Plaid Scarves

It's no secret I'm totally loving plaid right now. That's why I was so excited when my roommate Katie got me a plaid scarf for my birthday...she knows me too well! I've already worn it so many times since my birthday. It's so cozy and soft - plus it looks good with just about any sweater/shirt/skirt/anything....

Here are some looks I've been looking to when wearing my new plaid scarf. I love all of the different ways you can wear a scarf. It's the perfect accessory for winter :)

Layers & Layers | Damsel in Dior @room N°7 Daughters 
plaid, scarf, clutch, hat

Fall outfit...digging the green plaid scarf.
Plaid Scarf


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Gift Guide: For The Home

Gift Guide: For the Home

C. Wonder is the perfect store for holiday gifts. They have clothes, jewelry, bags, and home decor. Personally, I love their home decor section because you just cannot go wrong. The gifts I chose above are all under $50. Most of my friends live on their own now so we are all just now starting to decorate our places. I know they would love any of these gifts. These gifts are also good for moms, aunts, or grandmothers. Where do you shop for your holiday goodies?


Sunday, December 15, 2013


I've been taking a lot about sparkles in sweaters and skirts so when I found this jacket from Nordstorm with sparkly sleeves on Pinterest I knew I had to blog about it. 

I've been looking for a military-style jacket recently. I want one that is on the lighter side to wear when it's not that cold out. J. Crew has one I love - my friend Elana has it and it's so cute on her! But when I saw this one on Pinterest I fell in love. I love the sequin sleeves that glam up the military look. However, I'm on the fence about buying this jacket. There are definitely pros and cons. The pros being that it's super cute and the perfect amount of sparkle. The cons are you can only really wear this jacket around the holidays. I think you could pull it into January and February, but it would fit best in November/December. I think when you are buying a jacket like this one (one with a lot of detail or one that's on the trendy side) you need to picture what you would pair it with. Think about when you would wear it and then decide if it's worth the money. I would wear this jacket to holiday parties or dinner and drinks. It's definitely a jacket you could wear all night long - it's decorative enough you wouldn't need to take it off (definitely a plus!) I think I might have just sold myself on buying this jacket! 



Friday, December 13, 2013

Friday Favorites

This week was such a fun week for me. I had my birthday on Tuesday and even lucked out with two snow days! I still don't even feel like it should be Friday yet - which is so different from my usual postings!

Here are my Friday favorites of this week...

I like the glass look of the vase and hand to hold the jewelry. I would love to add this to my dresser to display some necklaces and bracelets. 

Shop @Alex Jones and Ani on Rue.


These chocolate covered orange peels from Cupcakes and Cashmere look so good! I've never tried orange peels before, but anything is good dipped in chocolate, right??

homemade chocolate-covered orange peels #holidaygift


I'm loving the look of all the Christmas lights around town. Katie and I went to Old Town Alexandria Monday for some shopping and happy hour....perfect snow day if you ask me...and I loved seeing all of the Christmas lights. It's such a magical time of year :)

Twinkle twinkle.


A touch of sparkle to a sweater makes a perfect holiday outfit. I have a few sweaters with some sparkle that I wear around the holidays, but I'm starting to bring the sparkle into other outfits too - I just bought a skirt with sparkle in it that I plan to wear to a few holiday parties this year. 

Sweater Weather


I laughed so hard at this video of Billy Eichner and Amy Poehler singing Christmas carols with random people on the streets. Take a look and tell me this video is not hilarious! 

I'll be posting all about my birthday and celebration (which turned into 4 days) next week. I really had such a fantastic birthday and I am so thankful to have such amazing friends. I'm one lucky girl!

Hope you had a fantastic week like I did! 


Tuesday, December 10, 2013


confetti balloons

It's my Birthday today and I honestly could not be any luckier. I have amazing friends, family, and so many sweet people bringing wishes to me today. Thanks to all of you too who read my blog. Means the world to me! 

Now, 15 days until Christmas...