With Style and a Little Grace: 2014

Goodbye 2014!


2014 was a great year full of tons of highs and lows. I feel like I have grown so much both personally and professionally, I have a much better view of where I see myself going in the next few years and what I need to do to accomplish those goals. Henry and I celebrated our first Wedding anniversary and what a wonderful year it was. God knew what he was doing when he put that man in my life he is truly my best friend. He helps me in so many ways to follow my dreams and encourages me along the way. 

I want to give a huge thank you to all of you who read my little slice of the internet. This blog has grown leaps and bounds over this last year and has definitely had her share of growing pains. She got a little face-lift and I feel like I am slowly but surely sharing all the content that I truly love. I am dreaming of growing this blog so much more in the coming year and I am looking forward to lots of new and exciting opportunities! 

I hope that you all had an amazing year and Cheers to 2015! Talk to you in the New Year!

Sending you all my love

A dress to ring in 2015





Last year I did this exact post for 2014 and I loved the idea of putting all my favorite festive outfits together for all you ladies going out on the town to ring in the New Year. You can check that post out here

Henry and I started a New years tradition of staying in and we are still going strong on our third year. I think our last New Year's out was New Orleans and it was just too much so we started doing a night in and have loved it ever since. We get nice steaks, potatoes, and asparagus and grill out. We open a bottle of wine or champagne and watch New Year's Rockin Eve, in our opinion it's a rocking good time. Usually we are asleep before midnight..... ITS THE BEST. 

Now this could always change but for now it is what we love to do! But for you ladies going out on the town here are my favorite outfits to make you the star of 2015! 




Silver Metallic  is very retro




Y'all know my love of jumpsuits and this little number is no exception


I am OBSESSED with this Anthro Lantern Line Swing Dress, great for weddings too! 



Perfect little black dress from Nordstrom. 


I need this pretty in my closet ASAP 



Cheers to 2015! I am so looking forward to this next year!! 






What I got for Christmas

Welcome back from Holiday my loves! You lucky folks that aren't back at work today, I envy you. We had an amazing and extremely relaxing Christmas surrounded by our loved ones, I am beyond sad that it is over. I was so spoiled by my family and I thought I would share with you my goodies that I received. A little disclaimer, I am not bragging I just absolutely love when other people do these posts ( I am super nosy) so I thought it would be fun. 

Happy Monday Lovies, it's a short week so that's exciting and I am so ready to start 2015! 


A new coffee pot from my in-laws has us so excited. We have a Keurig but Henry and I recently went back to a regular coffeepot because they are just so much more convenient for the two of us and frankly much more budget friendly. Don't get me wrong we use the Keurig for company and for special drinks like cider or hot chocolate. But for every day we are coffee pot people.  Does anyone else feel this way after the Keurig craze? I am going to exchange this one for a black or chrome front just so it matches everything in our kitchen. 

We also got electric toothbrushes and I am so pumped! My dentist highly recommended I get one and I have put it off because they are a bit expensive. My sweet in-laws knew I needed one and were kind enough to get us both one. So excited to try it out! I have heard this is the best one to use. It is the #1 recommended by dentists. 


This gorgeous YSL cosmetic bag was a gift from my cousin Jenny and I am in love with it. It is going to be a new fixture in my bag. OBSESSED. 

My husband knocked it out of the park with these gorgeous Tory Burch Large Logo studs I have wanted for forever. He must have been reading my Christmas list ;) I love them and I think they will go with everything. Great everyday earrings. Also, the Tory Burch packaging is always so gorgeous.


Stocking Stuffer from Santa/my sweet Hubs is my fabulous new Lilly Pulitzer 2015 agenda. I have never gotten one of her's before but it is gorgeous and I can't wait to plan the new year! 


The coziest blanket set I have ever owned from my mom. I lived under this during the entire Holiday and I have to say it is my absolute favorite. I think she found it on QVC.


Another Stocking Stuffer my new Beauty Blender. I have heard amazing reviews on applying your foundation with these and I am so eager to use mine. 


Beautiful room fragrance and candle from my Dad and Suzanne. It smells just like a Christmas tree and the box is gorgeous. See how the light hits it? 


My new favorite work-out pants from Henry. I needed some so badly and he surprised me with these. He's a keeper that one! 




This Rachel Ray cooler from my mom that we are going to have monogrammed with our last name. It stretches out and will be perfect for parties or carrying things home from the grocery store. 



A little travel bag from my mom that I am loving to carry all of my bathroom products when we travel. She knows how much we have been traveling lately and knew it would be something that I would use all the time. That lady, she knows me too well.


Beautiful ear bobs from Suzannes gorgeous store and the best smelling Christmas soap from my Aunt Cathy and Uncle Rick. I also have to say I used my melting snowman from Lush and it was THE GREATEST bath experience ever. My skin was so soft and smooth afterwards and the bath smelled like mulled cider. I could never justify shipping Lush to myself before but now that I have used the products I am a believer. 



Last but not least my amazing family gifted me the money to go and buy myself a DSLR camera for the blog ( AHHHHHHHHHH) I know I am so excited! Henry and I are going to go this weekend and pick out the one that I want. I am leaning towards the CANON Rebel but would love to hear your opinions on your favorites. I have been researching for quite sometime and it is either that one or the Nikon D3200. 

I hope you all had a great Christmas and are looking forward to an amazing 2015!!! Can't believe it is almost the New Year! 

Merry Christmas



" For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and his name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace" 
ISAIAH 9 VERSE 6


Merry Christmas from my family to yours! I hope you are enjoying Christmas Day around a beautiful tree in your pjs with all your loved ones! Let us not forget the reason for the season! Thank you so much for all of your love and support! 

Thanks for reading!! 

Merry Christmas Eve



IMAGE VIA PINTEREST


 Merry Christmas Everyone, time to celebrate the reason for the season with friends and family! Christmas is here and next week is New Years, cheers to 2015. It has been a crazy year and I have to say I can't wait to see what the new year has in store. Hoping for lots of new and exciting ventures for the Johnston family. I am loving watching my little blog grow and I am so thankful for all my readers. Thank you for stopping by and reading! It means so much to me! I hope you have an amazing Christmas surrounded by all of your loved ones. 







A Red Scarf


Coat Etcetera  gift from my mama last Christmas, sometimes she shows their clothing// Dress ASOS Swing Dress // Turtleneck Michael Stars // Tights J.Crew // Booties Old Navy // Scarf BCBG // Sunnies Rayban Aviators // Necklace Victoria's  Secret 

Merry Christmas Eve Eve my friends! This is the outfit I wore to Christmas Brunch with my family on Saturday. We had such a wonderful time and I am still obsessing and wearing my ASOS dress with anything and everything. I layered a Michael Stars turtleneck underneath it and was nice and warm. A little pop of red really always puts me in the Christmas spirit! All my gifts are wrapped and my shopping is finished. 

FALALALALALALALA 

I might be sharing a little Wassail tomorrow for your Christmas Festivities! It's divine! 

Thank you so much for reading!! 

Weekend Update

It's Christmas Week!!!!! I am feeling so FESTIVE and excited! We have had two amazing weekends full of Christmas fun with both sides of my family and we are officially finished traveling for the Holiday season. I finished all of my shopping for gifts and for food yesterday and it is time to just sit back and relax. A little view of our weekend! 


Johnston's on the road again styling and profiling! Haha!


My Dad and Suzanne's gorgeous Christmas tree. All of her baubles are just insanely beautiful! 


A very festive Christmas angel


Up-close of her gorgeous hand-painted baubles. She carries these in her store Golden Griffin in Huntsville if you live in North Alabama. 


I am obsessed with this little angel.


Christmas Brunch at my Mama's house on Saturday morning. These are my favorite Christmas plates that we used growing up every Christmas morning. 


Mom's beautiful Christmas decorations.


The most amazingly delicious Christmas ham


My mama's gorgeous tree.


Got to see my cousin Jenny who I miss so much and my precious Grandmother. 




Henry and I LOVED Taco Casa when we were in school at Alabama and we don't have one near us so we always hit it up when we pass through Birmingham. We got some Saturday night on our drive home. IT WAS SO GOOD! If you have not had it get a chicken taco soft extra spicy and messy nachos.... thank me afterwards! 



Picked up this handsome devil on Sunday and cuddled on the couch with him. We watched the Maze runner and I am not sure how I feel about it. Did y'all watch it? What did you think? I have also officially watched Christmas Vacation 3 times, Home Alone 2 times, and I LOVE IT!!! 

I hope everyone is having an amazing Christmas Week and thank you so much for reading!!