Archive for December 2013

December 31, 2013

Plaid + Pearls

My family is more of the jeans and sweater type and I am more of the girlier and the dressier the better. So when it came time to pick out an outfit for Christmas Eve with my family I decided to just go with what I wanted. I took a cue from Atlantic-Pacific and went with plaid, pearls and tulle! To my surprise my little cousin like my skirt so much she wants one of her own.
This picture is a product of my mother's brainy idea to stand in the window seal. Getting down from this window would have been hysterical was I not afraid I was going to fall and break a leg.

Top: Old Navy | Skirt: DIY | Shoes: Guess, similar | Belt: Target |
Necklace: Amazon | Earrings: Kate Spade | Rings: Gifts | Bracelet: JCrew
I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and wonderful with loved ones. Have a safe and Happy New Year's Eve!


December 30, 2013

Sparkle Sparkle Little Star

Who doesn't love a little or a lot of sparkle in their life. I am a big fan of all things sparkly! When I saw these shorts and for half off I knew it was meant to be. This is one outfit I wore while home for the holidays and I am considering wearing for NYE.
Top: JCPenney | Shorts: ASOS | Tights: Merona| Booties: Vince Camuto |
Necklace: Jewelmint | Bracelets: Jewelmint, JCrew | Watch: Michael Kors | Rings: Gifts

This cup is to die for. It sold out online and I was heart-broken...little did I know my boss found it in stores and gifted it to me for Christmas.


Photos: Philip Sampson (Thanks Dad)
So my NYE plans involve a stay in party and some really good friends! I am excited to skip the bar scene this year (does this make me old?) and hang out with good company and a less crowded/crazy atmosphere. Also I can skip on the over priced alcohol and food!
What are your plans this year? Wearing sequins to the event? 

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December 9, 2013

Birthday BFFEL

What in the world is a BFFEL? Well that would be my lovely friend Kimmy. It came about sometime in college and it has just stuck around!
We became good friends in high school, 9th grade Algebra class to be exact. She helped me with cheerleading tryouts and the rest has pretty much been history. We have had our ups and downs (what friendship hasn't) but I have no doubt in twenty years we will still be BFFELs. :)
She married her high school sweetheart this past May. They have been together for 9 years tomorrow. They are the couple other people hope to be one day....or at least I do. They love each other more now than they did a year ago and they trust each other so much. I am so happy they finally became husband and wife this year.

These were the high school days.....I am hoping some of those pictures never get resurfaced.....I wonder what we thought sometimes back then! :)



What can I say, we are two peas in a pod. She has always supported me, laughed with me, cried with me and been a shoulder to lean on when I needed one. I am not quite sure what I would do without her, but I am pretty sure I won't ever have to find out. Our friendship has survived high school drama, boys, college and now living in separate cities. We make sure to talk at least once or twice and week and we always know the other is there if there was ever a need.
Thank you for being my best friend and a constant in my life. Wishing you the best birthday yet and many many more to come! I look forward to all this life has yet to show us and all the fun, exciting and random memories we have left to make.


December 6, 2013

Welcome the Weekend

This weekend will be a crazy one for me, but fun none the less. Babysitting this evening and a friend coming into to town tonight. We are hitting up flywheel early (too early I'm currently thinking) tomorrow morning for a good sweat sesh! Then home to make my Baked French Toast and get ready for brunch and White Elephant. Afterwards we head to Santa Con (pictures should be good) and after that I think Sunday I shall rest!
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


December 3, 2013

Weekly Obsession

This week my obsession is with tulle skirts and the many different ways you can style them. I have my very own "tutu" if you will (thanks Me-Maw) and I absolutely LOVE it. So in the spirit of the upcoming holidays and my love for tulle skirts here are some ideas for how I may be styling my skirt.
There is something to be said about plaid, pearls and tulle! I think this might be the winning combo for me this year but a few more outfit inspirations incase I change my mind.

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So I must say I love the plaid option and a cozy sweater with a serious sparkled out necklace option the most. Which is your favorite? any other holiday outfit ideas involving a tulle skirt?