Hope You All Had a Fabulous Holiday!

I hope all of you have a wonderful holiday season and that this New Year brings you incredible joy!  I got a “tag” for a Christmas game from a fellow blogger.  Here are the questions and my answers.  Feel free to comment with your own answers to these questions!

1) Which holiday do you celebrate? I celebrate Christmas and New Year’s.

2) What are you doing for the holidays this year? I’m spending Christmas Eve at my sister’s beautiful new home and hosting Christmas day at my new home!

3) What’s your favorite holiday drink? Egg Nog!!!  I LOVE it and only get to drink during this time of year!

4) What’s your favorite holiday/Christmas song? Feliz Navidad because it makes me want to dance every time I hear it!  I also like O Holy Night by Jewel.

5) What is your favorite winter fragrance? Cinnamon

6) What is at the top of your list this Christmas? (or whichever holiday you celebrate!) I really want some pretty lace boot warmers!  See the ones I’m looking at here.

7) What is most important to you about the holidays? This is just my personal belief, but Jesus is the most important reason why I celebrate Christmas.  Everything else is just icing on the cake…so to speak.  I really do LOVE to give gifts to other people!

Fabulous Friday!

Sorry I’ve been silent for the last couple of days!  I woke up sick a few days ago.  It just hit me out of nowhere.  Of course, I wasn’t too surprised since most of my friends and family are sick, too! I guess it was only a matter of time before it caught up to me!   I’m taking some good medicine so I’m slowly feeling better!  Which is very good considering I STILL haven’t finished all of my Christmas shopping!  Don’t worry, it’ll all get done and everything will work out!

In the meantime, here are some ideas on outfits for New Year’s Eve…which is right around the corner!  I hope this inspires you!  Even though this time of year is so busy, take some time this weekend to enjoy life and just live in the moment.  You’ll be glad you did!

Shimmering tank-$19

Shimmering tank-$18 (great layering piece)

Contrast tuxedo jacket-$26

Contrast tuxedo jacket-$26 (great for a classic black and white look)

Black sheath dress-$

Black sheath dress-$23 (perfect little black dress)

Sparkly dress-$30

Casual dress-$30 (if you’re going to a low key event)

Metallic leggings-$32

Metallic leggings-$32

Refined Your Way top-$

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Glitter cage heels-$39

Glitter cage heels-$39

Rose gold heel-$35

Rose gold heel-$35

Silver platform heels-$36

Silver platform heels-$36

Trend Alert-Shopping Apps

If you have a smartphone, you should put it to work helping you find deals all year round.  Let’s take a look at some of my favorite apps that make shopping easier.  Let me know if you give any of these of a try or if you already have one of these!

  1. GeoQpons-available for Iphone, Android and Blackberry-this app gets you coupons for almost every retailer you shop at.  When you’re at the store, just pull up this app and check for coupons or deals.
  2. RedLaser -available for the Iphone, Android and Windows-with this app, you can scan the barcode of an item at the store and compare prices to make sure you’re getting the best deal.
  3. Slice-available for Iphone and Android-this app allows you to track your online orders and receipts.  It also keeps track of how much you’ve spent on each person for the holidays!  This is the ultimate planning tool in one app!
  4. CardStar-available for IPhone, Android, Windows, Blackberry and Nokia-this app lets you take all your loyalty cards and consolidate them.  No more digging through your purse for that card!  Just pull up the app, find the card you want and it can be scanned right from your phone!
  5. Gift Plan for Iphone allows you to store a list of friends and family along with their sizes and ideas for gifts.

Happy shopping!

Wardrobe Essentials: Statement Necklace

What are the classic items that you can add to your wardrobe that will never go out of style?  What are timeless pieces that add style and class after fashion fades?  That’s right…it’s time to talk about another essential piece you should add to your wardrobe.  The statement necklace.

“A statement necklace glams up any outfit without feeling like too much.” -Tracy Reese

A statement necklace is a big, bold necklace that really stands out.  It’s a conversation piece.  Statement necklaces must be worn either with a high collar, solid top or with a lower neckline shirt or dress.  A statement necklace is meant to stand out and you don’t want it to get lost against a print or have it keep falling inside your shirt.

The statement necklace is meant to get you noticed.  You can wear a statement necklace to a formal event or you can just wear it with a nice pair of jeans and boots to a holiday party.  Make sure to try several on to find one that flatters your neck and body type.

If you don’t have a statement necklace, or maybe you’d like to give a statement necklace as a gift, here are some fabulous deals!  Enjoy life today!

Gold bib fringe necklace-$16

Gold bib fringe necklace-$16

Sparkling pearl necklace-$11

Sparkling pearl necklace-$11

Turquoise necklace-$19

Turquoise necklace-$19

Bib statement necklace-$16

Bib statement necklace-$16

Studded fringe necklace-$23

Studded fringe necklace-$23

Bauble necklace-$45

Bauble necklace-$45

Mod focal necklace-$60

Mod focal necklace-$60

Sparkle bib necklace-$68

Sparkle bib necklace-$68

Fabulous Friday!

I thought we could have some fun dreaming, today.  I got a flyer in the mail about closet design.  This picture is of my dream closet.  Take a look and see what you think.

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Here are some more dream closets I found for you to drool over.  I almost can’t believe that people actually have closets like this.  It would really take me forever to get dressed in a closet like these!  Let me know which closet is your favorite!

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Dream Closet 1

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Dream closet 2

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Dream closet 3

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Dream closet 4

Dream closet 5

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Dream closet 6

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Dream closet 7

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Top Ten for $20

Who needs some fabulous Christmas deals?!  I know I do-I’m only about half way done with my Christmas shopping!  Anybody out there done with your shopping?  If not, I hope these deals bring you some inspiration and some holiday cheer!  I have a tradition where every year I get myself a gift.  If I have the money, I get something nice.  If I don’t, I just get a small item.  But I always get something for all the hard work I’ve put in during the year and for the hard work I put into Christmas shopping and wrapping gifts.  It’s up to you to be good to yourself!

Tab sleeve shirt-$12

Tab sleeve shirt-$12

Open cardigan-$12

Open cardigan-$12

Cozy blazer-$15

Cozy blazer-$15

Faux leather trim skirt-$8

Faux leather trim skirt-$8

Fair Isle scarf-$8

Fair Isle scarf-$8

Brooch-$7

Brooch-$7

Dome circle necklace-$7

Dome circle necklace-$7

Floral flats-$20

Floral flats-$20

Color block bag-$20

Color block bag-$20

Envelope clutch-$20

Envelope clutch-$20

 

Baroque

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Baroque by thebargainista featuring yellow gold jewelry

Dorothy perkin
dorothyperkins.com

Wallis twill jeans
wallisfashion.com

ASOS platform boots
$51 – asos.com

Miss selfridge
missselfridge.com

Dorothy perkin
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Fabulous Photo Taking Tips!

With the holidays right around the corner, you can bet cameras will be out and flashing for every dinner and party you attend.  I have a tendency to do this weird thing in pictures where I try to lean towards the other people but just end up with my head in a weird position.  My sister blinks EVERY time a picture is taken.  What about you-any weird things you do when getting a picture taken?

Have no fear, because I’m going to give you some great tips on how to look fabulous whenever someone pops out their camera for a picture!  And please, if someone wants to take your picture, be gracious and let them do it.

  1. Make sure to wear blush so your face has a nice glow in the picture.
  2. Be proud of your looks.  There is no such thing as perfect!
  3. Focus on something you love.  If you’re thinking about your fabulous vacation, you can’t help but have a great smile!
  4. Watch how you place your hands!
  5. A quick check in the mirror will ensure you don’t have food stuck in your teeth.
  6. Shoulders back!
  7. Take a deep breath and RELAX.

Wardrobe Essentials: Vintage Accessories

What are the classic items that you can add to your wardrobe that will never go out of style?  What are timeless pieces that add style and class after fashion fades?  That’s right…it’s time to talk about another essential piece you should add to your wardrobe.  Vintage accessories.

Last Monday, I featured mostly vintage clothing in my post.  This week, I want to focus on vintage accessories.  A lot of women aren’t comfortable trying to pick out a piece of vintage clothing but are much more willing to wear vintage accessories.  These are a great way to add character to your outfits.  The nice thing about vintage accessories is that they’re unique and no one else will be wearing the same thing!  Enjoy these accessories I picked out for you and enjoy the holiday season!

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Blue moonstone ring-$18.50

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Sterling and garnet vintage ring-$18

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Vintage brooch-$9

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Vintage black chain necklace-$20

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Vintage saddle shoes-$29

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Vintage lace shoes-$40

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Vintage beaded gloves-$30

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Vintage collar-$16

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Vintage faux snake skin purse-$18

Fabulous Friday!

First, let me take a quick moment to wish Christy and Misty a very happy birthday today!  May your birthday be as fabulous as both of you!

Let’s talk about Target’s partnership with Neiman Marcus.  Remember my post a while back when I said I wanted Tory Burch and Target to partner up?  Well, I kind of got my wish!  Target is carrying 60 items in partnership with Neiman Marcus and a couple are Tory Burch items!  Not exactly what I was looking for but it’s a great start!

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Tory Burch lunch box-$20

The items were released on December 1st and can be found in store and online.  I’ve seen most of the items in person and they are fabulous.  If you go to the store, they’ll have a special section with all the Neiman Marcus items in one place.  Here are my favorite picks from the items.  Which is your fave?

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Rodarte ornament-$20

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Proenza sweatshirt-$20

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Brian Atwoods leather gloves-$40

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Oscar De La Renta tote-$60

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Philip Crangi trinket box-$70

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Robert Rodriguez top-$80

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Prabal Gurung cape-$80

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