Chenille, Schlemazel

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Any get the Laverne and Shirley reference? Am I the only one who is 100 years old? Ok....

Happy Friday! Hallelujah, it's the weekend. I am ready to relax this weekend. I have some plans to get my hair done, run a couple of errands and spend some time with friends. I am very ready to get this work day done with and enjoy my weekend. I hope you get to do the same.

My Favorite Holiday Looks

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The holiday season is officially here! Now that we are through the major sale weekend and only bought for others right? ;) It's time to start thinking about all those holiday parties! There are lots of items to choose from so I thought I would narrow down some options for you. 


JUMPSUITS 

One of my favorite things in the whole wide world is jumpsuits. I honestly think they are flattering on everyone. They come in so many shapes they can work for any body type. I tend to prefer a wide leg style myself like this Leith glittery jumpsuit. For my petite ladies, I would recommend something tighter at the ankle and more cropped to create a longer silhouette.



DRESSES

"Florals for Spring? Groundbreaking..." That's how I feel in talking about dresses for the holiday. Like, duh. However, there are some fun trends this year like velvet or a funky leopard print. I threw in a great holiday red, I have a similar dress to this that is the best! This is also a great opportunity for a glitter moment.



SKIRTS + TOPS

The last couple of years for Christmas I have opted for a sweater and skirt combo. It's generally more flattering on my body and I like that I can mix and match. Gotta have options ;) I really like the idea of a longer and dressy skirt with a more simplistic top. It would also be fun to turn that around with a shimmery top and a clean skirt.



JEWELRY

The holiday season is one of the few times a year I go all out with statement jewelry. You can let your glam flag fly this time of year. A big ol' necklace or some shiny earrings really add that extra holiday spirit. The decorations glimmer this time of year, why can't you?



SHOES

The right pair of shoes really pulls a whole look together.  I generally opt for a black option or a nude option. I like to go a little crazy with glitz on the rest of the look that I typically keep the shoe clean and simple. This shimmer bootie would be a great way to achieve that. That being said a there is always a place for a class heel




What are some of your favorite pieces?

Black Friday Sale Guides

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Happy Black Friday! It is finally here. The day after Thanksgiving where we can officially celebrate the holiday season. We kick it off with the shopping-ist day of the year. I get most of my shopping done this weekend. Mostly, to get it out of the way and not feel so stressed. Also, because I can get some amazing deals and end up getting more or better gifts for my family. 

Rocksbox for the Holidays

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Have you tried Rockbox yet? If not, this is the time. Holiday season is officially upon us and a little sparkle never hurt anybody. Clothes are definitely important in or holiday looks, but to complete the look we need some jewels. Enter Rocksbox, the jewelry monthly subscription box where you can rent or buy jewelry each month!

'M' is for Madewell

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Happy Monday! Who is ready for a short week? This gal. It's been really busy around here lately and I am ready for a break. Hope you all get some much-needed downtime this week.

I am not sure if I have ever discussed how much I love Madewell. I was introduced to the brand nearly eight years ago when my friend discovered them online and it was some unknown retailer we were trying out. It wouldn't be for a couple of years before I tried it myself. This weekend I went to their store at  my local mall and told D "I could live here." Literally, everywhere I looked I wanted to buy something. Unfortunately, Christmas is on the horizon and I gotta scale back. 

Leopard Can Change Her Mind

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Happy Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend. The weather here has officially turned for winter and it appears as if there is no going back. Most people I have seen have their Christmas trees up already. I am not about that life yet. In my mind, Christmas decor is saved for after Thanksgiving. I love Thanksgiving and I won't rush it away, ha!

This weekend we got our first real snowfall and a few blogger gals and I attempted to go to this Christmas market. It was packed! It took forever to get in and then it was just too crowded. So we traveled to a nearby park where we took some photos before we completely froze our tails off. The things we do for picture...

I am late to the party on the leopard trend. I didn't really love it at all at first. Then I thought I would be open to a shoe or a bag. Now, I want to wear it from head to toe. Well not exactly head to toe, but pretty close. When I saw this sweater from Target I knew it was the perfect leopard print to start. A simple silhouette but with the warm leopard print. It is part of the A New Day line so it can easily be worn with a black pant for work and transitioned to some edgy jeans for weekends. For a more casual weekend look I paired it with these furry mules from Target also. I got these last year but they are in stores again. They are so comfortable and a great Gucci dupe. I wore them constantly last year, it's like a slipper you can wear in public. I will say for the sweater I sized up to a medium. The model wears it a little loose and that's how I wanted it too, also for the length in the sleeves and waist. Just a heads up. 








Sweater| Target
Jeans| Madewell (similar/ similar)
Shoes| Target


How do you feel about leopard? How do you wear this trend?



Also linking up with Bloved Boston to share about my weekend!

Affordable Work Wear

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Workwear is always something that is evolving for me. I like, in general, to keep my work wear and leisure wear separate. Dressing the part helps me focus at work and get in the right mindset. That said, I don't have a never-ending budget. Budget-friendly styles are important and can be mixed and matched with old favorites.

Midi Sweater Dress

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Happy Monday! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and adjusted to the time change. I have to admit, Daylight Savings really threw Reese and I for a loop. She has a fairly rigid schedule, that she has established mind you, and when it gets off it's never good. She woke up a little late so I tried to accommodate the schedule by slightly moving things around. No dice. It was a rough day. Anyone else struggle with the time change?

My First Facial Ever

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Maybe this is crazy but I literally have never had a facial in my life before. I know this seems strange, but I rarely go to the spa or get my nails done. It's only ever been a 'treat' for me. With winter around the corner and my skin becoming drier with each morning frost, I decided it was time for a change.