Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Pre-Holiday Festivities

Sharing a few photos of some pre-holiday festivities today, in honor of wrapping up 2014 before it's too late...

Festive sweaters worn to a birthday party a few weeks ago (Sweater: Old Navy, Koozie: Target)
Stocked up on all things Christmas at Target...
The Mr. & I enjoyed a few holiday-themed beer paddles on football Sunday
The Power Hour/ Assemble a gingerbread house challenge...
Christmas Eve accessories (Ring: zara, Scarf: asos)
Finding red & green tortilla chips for Christmas Eve appetizers was a highlight this year...
Festive decor at my sister in laws...
Red cups galore, Chestnut Praline is a new go-to

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Red Cups Forever

I've spent the past two days withering in torturous pain at the office while everyone else updates social media with jealousy-inducing shots of anything but work.  Thank you Starbucks for making my mornings a little more bearable, this scarf doesn't hurt either...

Scarf (Choies)/ Boots (Zara)/ Rings (AE, F21)/ All Else (F21)

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Monday, December 29, 2014

A Birthday Breakfast

I celebrated my 29th birthday this past Friday & the first stop we made was at Panera for breakfast.  I cannot tell you what a great day I had- we spent the entire morning cleaning up Christmas & transitioning into birthday mode, but more on that later...

Coat (Choies)/ Sweater (Gap)/ Shirt & Denim (Old Navy)/ Scarf (F21)/ Heels (Zara)/
Jewelry (H&M)

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Holiday Dressing: Casual Christmas

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate! It's been quite an exciting morning & early afternoon with presents and kids galore. Today is all about being casual & comfy, in festive plaid of course...

Coat (Choies)/ Shirt (J.Crew)/ Denim (Old Navy)/ Boots (Lulu's)/ Hairband (F21)

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Holiday Dressing: Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve attire at it's finest.  I hardly ever wear green, but literally couldn't stop thinking about the combination of this blouse & this faux-fur scarf.  I have to look somewhat presentable (aka no holy denim) in case we make it in time to go to mass tonight...

Faux Fur (Asos)/ Blouse, Heels, & Ring (Zara)/ Coat & Denim (F21)

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Holiday Dressing: Company Luncheon

Our company luncheon was held a few Friday afternoons ago at a small pub downtown, where we were served three courses.  After, we were treated to a few hours of 5-pin bowling & a few pints.  I chose this outfit specifically because it worked for both activities.  Dressy enough to wear to a holiday lunch, as well as functional to bowl in (plus, there was the added bonus of seeing what sequins look like under black light)...

Coat, Heels, & Earrings (F21)/ Sweater (Zara)/ Leggings (Primark)

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Holiday Dressing: Dinner Party

In the spirit of Christmas week, I've decided to dedicate each day to a different holiday outfit.  This outfit was worn to the Mr.'s company dinner a few Saturday's ago.  I was shocked to see how short this dress was when I opened the box, which means I had to improvise & it quickly became a top.  Toss on some sparkly jewels, metallic heels, & a classic red lip for an easy holiday look...

Shoes (Old)/ All Else (F21)

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Friday, December 19, 2014

Photo Friday: Happy Happy Happy Holidays

Last weekend....dedicated to new arrivals, holiday outfit planning, & last minute shopping.  We had our company luncheon last week at Cafe 13, directly followed by bowling with coworkers.  The remainder of the weekend was spent shopping around for our joint gift & finishing some house projects...

This holiday stripe fair isle sweater is perfect (Gap)
Downtown Galt
New bag & headband, both perfect for holiday outfits (F21)
Cafe 13
Bowling at iBowl!
5 pin is much more difficult than it looks...
A cozy over-sized scarf that I've hardly taken off (via choies)
Concert tickets are here! The Mr. is very excited...
How great will this plaid shirt be on Christmas Day? So cozy & casual (via J.Crew)
Our joint gift to each other was a wall-mounted fireplace this year (Home Depot)
The perfect shade of dusty rose (F21)

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Coffee to Cocktails

We've all heard the advice on how to transition the same outfit from day to night.  However, I don't see anything wrong with taking the same outfit from coffee to cocktails without swapping anything.  A little sparkle, some gold hardware, a silk blouse, & an edgy pair of heels does the trick...

Blazer, Blouse, & Stacking Rings (Asos)/ Denim, Bag, & Jewelry (F21)/ Heels (Ebay)

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