Thanksgiving in LA

Hello! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones. This year I spent my Thanksgiving with my boyfriend and his family in LA. We started our Thanksgiving day by running a 5k so we wouldn’t feel as guilty about stuffing our faces later. My boyfriend’s mom works at Williams Sonoma so I thought I would share a picture of the table setting since she had the cutest Thanksgiving plates, napkins, etc. We also went to the LA Zoo Lights and an amazing brunch while we were in LA. This year I thought I would share five things I am thankful for since that is what Thanksgiving is all about.

  1. I am thankful to have a happy and healthy family. My family supports me in everything I do and I have learned so much through my parents guidance/love.
  2.  I am thankful for my boyfriend. He motivates me to be the best version of me and shows me unconditional love every single day.
  3. I am thankful for my best friends. Although I may not talk to my best friends every single day, I know we are always there for each other and support one another no matter how far apart we may be.
  4.  I am thankful for the opportunity to access basic needs every single day, which is something we all tend to take for granted. I have more than I could ever need or want and that is a luxury I must always be thankful for.
  5. Finally, I am most thankful to serve and know a loving God that loves me unconditionally. I am certainly not worthy of His grace, yet I am given it every single day. It’s pretty amazing knowing I am never alone because I always have His hand to hold when times are tough.

I hope you all have an amazing rest of your week!

Xoxo

Jonica

Fall Wedding

This past weekend I attended a family friend’s wedding in Scottsdale, Arizona. The actual wedding ceremony was at their Serbian church and was spoken half in English & half in Serbian. It was one of the most amazing experiences attending a wedding with such special & unique traditions from the Serbian culture. Their wedding reception was at a golf club and had beautiful views of the golf course and the Arizona desert landscape (I might have to steal their venue someday). I wore a maroon dress which was perfect because their wedding colors were purple and white. I included some pictures showcasing the detail of the lace and high neckline on the dress. Both the dress & shoes were perfect for this fall wedding and both items were under $100!! I also used to have the most difficult time curling my hair and would never attempt curling it because I hated how it looked until recently. I picked up a Revlon wand at target for $30 and it is so easy to use! If you have a difficult time using a regular curling iron, I definitely recommend switching to a wand.

Thanks for stopping by, xoxo

Jonica

Outfit details:

Dress: Express

Shoes: BCBG Generation

Earrings: Kendra Scott

 

Pumpkin Patch

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Going to the pumpkin patch is my all time favorite fall activity. Over the weekend, we went to a fall festival at Mortimer’s Farm, which is a family owned farm in Dewey, AZ. They had a giant corn maze, pick your own pumpkins, fresh caramel apples, and many activities for kids. The farm also offers homemade pies, fudge, and other amazing sweets. I had originally planned on wearing a flannel with jeans and riding boots, but it was eighty degrees when we went so I settled for a t-shirt dress and a light scarf. I love the shoes I wore, but do not recommend wearing them if you plan on walking for a long period of time (I ended up with the worst blisters). We had so much fun getting lost in the corn maze and finding our own pumpkins, I highly recommend checking out their fall festivals throughout October. I hope you are all enjoying October and fall so far!

Xoxo Jonica

Outfit details:

Dress: Brandy Melville

Scarf: Target

Shoes: Nordstrom-Nine West

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Wallet: Tory Burch

Lockett Meadow

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Happy Friday! Today I woke up early, made a cup of coffee, & realized it was the perfect fall day to go enjoy the beautiful fall scenery. My boyfriend and I hiked Lockett Meadow and enjoyed every single minute of it. I recommend doing this hike during late September/early October in order to get the full effect of the foliage. Although the drive is a little scary as you drive up the side of a mountain with no guard rail, it’s definitely worth it. This is my favorite fall hike in Flagstaff because the trees are bright yellow and the air is so crisp.

Outfit details:

Top: Lululemon pullover, Nordstrom scarf, Patagonia vest (one of my best purchases)

Pants: Lululemon

Shoes: Nike Roshe

Sunglasses: Polarized Ray-Ban aviators

 

 

 

Chicago

I attended my first Mayo Clinic medical conference this weekend, yay! This conference focused on nutrition and wellness and was absolutely amazing. My mom also attended the conference and ventured out with me in our spare time. Chicago was rainy on and off over the weekend, but I am so happy we still went out and saw as much as possible during our short time there. I also met up with an old friend of mine from Sedona and she showed me around the city. I highly recommend checking out The Hampton Social (where the rosé all day sign is), Cindy’s Rooftop (amazing views of Millenium Park), Glazed and Infused (the best donuts), and Gino’s East (deep dish pizza). I might have gained ten pounds from eating and drinking my way around the city, but at least I learned about nutrition and wellness, so that balances it out, right??