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15. What to Wear on Christmas Day

15 Dec

I think its important to be comfortable on Christmas Day…after all, you might be traveling to your family’s house, hanging out and enjoying the company of family and friends, or maybe even outside playing football with the guys (+10 if they’re your hot neighbors! haha). Here are a few outfit ideas that you can layer, depending on the temperature. Around home, the weather is SO unpredictable, but it looks like we’re in the middle of a cold streak and a big chance of snow…which is not a bad thing right before Christmas ;)

1. Casual Chic







L to R: Forever 21 Lace Yoke Tunic, $22.80; 7 For All Mankind Gwenevere Skinny Stretch Jeans, $169; Madden Girl Raleigh Bootie, $49.95

2. Comfortable & Cute







L to R: Forever 21 Crochet Sweater Top with Belt, $22.90; Forever 21 Fitted Ribbed Tee, $5.99; Charlotte Russe Everyday Skinny Destructed Jeans, $34.50; Bandolino Jess Boots, $100.99 (On Sale @ Macy’s!)

3. Christmas Classy







L to R: BCBG Max Azria Tunic Sweater Dress, $188.00; BCBG Max Azria Macaulay Leggings, $69.00 (On sale at 6pm.com!); BCBGeneration Malina Ankle Boot, $79.99 (On sale at Dillards!)

By the way, you might have to find some other shoes if you’re going to play football with the guys…totally worth it ;) haha


1. Holiday Party Fashion

1 Dec

I think we all find ourselves attending multiple holiday parties during the weeks leading up to Christmas Day, and with all those events, we all need something pretty to wear! I am such a shopper, and I probably spend WAY more money than I should! I think we all need a new dress (or two…or three…) to wear to all of these parties we’ll be going to in December! ;) Here are some holiday outfit ideas, mainly for a “cocktail party”:

AE Sweetheart Party Dress $49.50

Metallic Bow Wallet/Clutch $9.50

Michael Antonia Lloyd Gold Glitter Pumps $64


Michael Kors “Pressley” Pumps $98           NY&Co Bracelet $16.95                  Gianni Bini “Dawn” Dress $138

Ruffle Flower Strapless Dress $69.96                                        GUESS Holbrook Sandal $99


These are just some (of many!) ideas involving cocktail party attire. I like to take outfit ideas and then try to find them at a less expensive store (i.e. Forever 21, H&M, Charlotte Russe, etc.). Which means you don’t have to pay hundreds of dollars on dresses/shoes/accessories you might only wear once :) Occasionally, I even find designer clothing on sale for a really good deal and in those cases, I say, go for the real thing! ;)




Too many “wants”

3 Mar

Lately I’ve found myself wanting a lot of things…material things. I see a purse I want and I just feel like I HAVE to have it. I see a cute ski jacket that I want…and I “need” a new one. I want to go on a cruise this year…the one in 2007 was far too long ago. I want to go somewhere warm and tropical for Spring Break…because I haven’t been on a “real” Spring Break trip since I’ve been in college…and I’m graduating in May. I want some cute shoes I saw online the other day…because you can never have enough shoes! I want a new(er) car…because I will be driving long distances between home & law school mostly likely for the next 3 years. Plus the 5 hours that I currently drive home from college right now. I want some new clothes for Spring and Summer…because, like shoes, you can never have enough clothes. And I think part of my “wanting” new things is because my birthday is in 10 days, its Spring Break and I’m jealous of friends who are going on awesome trips, and because I graduate in May and want an awesome graduation present (like the cruise I got for high school graduation!). But I feel like none most of this is going to happen, because, in 5 months I’ll start accumulating the $100,000 debt that we like to call law school. I know its going to pay off in the end, and there will come a day when I’ll be able to splurge from time to time as a reward for my hard work. I need to look at the big picture…being a lawyer is a prestigious thing, or at least it was when I was younger! So I’m going to be positive and think about how successful I’ll be one day…hopefully in the near future! ;) Does anyone else find themselves lusting over a lot of material things from time to time???


23 Oct

So plans are going well for my Mama’s 50th! Got some planning done tonight, and putting the invitations in the mail tomorrow :) Going to do a little shopping with Mama tomorrow…I’m in need of retail therapy…it’s been too long!!! Speaking of shopping…just added a Longchamp bag to my Christmas wishlist. Actually I’m going to make it CLEAR that I want one for Christmas…haha. I have a thing for purses, and most people would probably freak out when they saw my closet full of them. Especially the Lacoste and Coach ones that I spent wayyyy too much $$$ on! Can’t help it, they’re my favorite…along with shoes! You can never have enough pairs of cute shoes :)

Sunday–my family is going to Charlottesville. We go up there to an apple orchard every fall and pick apples and buy cider…such a beautiful place on top of Thomas Jefferson’s mountain. Speaking of TJ, I wanted to go back to Monticello as well so that should be fun. I love history, I love politics, and I love gorgeous architecture. If you haven’t been there, its definitely worth a trip! :)