I'm just going to go ahead and say that I really like these photos for this post. Not because I am under some impression that I look super beautiful or glamorous, but because they have a definite mood to them. I think they capture the bleakness of November that often occurs here in the North. It's not quite winter, but the splendor of the autumn colors has left us. I feel like I'm waiting for something, and I'm quite impressed as to how the seemingly "nothing" landscape actually ended up being very powerful. And if that's too deep for you on a Friday morning, I just really love my giant fuzzy hat that I scored from H&M for $5 that gives me a Russian princess feeling! 

To my followers, established and new, thank you so much for participating in my first giveaway this week. All of Jenn's work at Ell and Emm is beautiful and I want to thank her ten times over for supporting and collaborating with me on this! The winner is (by way of random number generator) Kayla Short!! Congratulations; please email me ASAP at steffikay15@gmail.com with your mailing information! I have another exciting blog giveaway set for early January to cure the post holiday blues, and one that is only for Instagram so stay tuned!

| hat, sweater, coat, and boots - H&M | bag - Marc by Marc Jacobs | jeans - J Brand |cuff - Joe Fresh |