Monday, December 30, 2013

Sister Post: Anne's B&W Holiday Look

Here's a holiday look from my sister Anne!  She wore a swingy ivory blouse with cutout sleeves with a pretty necklace and earrings, black pants, and boots.  It was a perfect look for Christmas!

Outfit Details:
Blouse:  Jennifer Lopez Collection, Kohl's (similar)
Earrings:  Prize from Mary Kay
Necklace:  Macy's (similar)
Pants:  Macy's (similar)
Boots:  Steve Madden (similar)

P.S. Don't forget to enter our Mary Kay giveaway which is going on for a few more days!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

$50 Mary Kay Holiday Giveaway!

I love my Mary Kay skincare and make-up products so much.  I am so excited to be running this giveaway with my sister Anne!!  Anne started her MK business last year and has had nothing but wonderful things to say about the company.  She did my make-up for this New Year's Eve look and also for one of the most important days of my life - my wedding in September!  I was so happy with my look!  Here's a couple shots from our wedding day:  (Taken by our very talented photographer, Brett Martelli.)

Ahh, what an amazing day!

Some of my favorite Mary Kay products are the day and night solutions, the moisturizer, cream eyeshadow, the eye make-up remover, and the mascara.  Oh and I LOVE my facial highlighting pen and my favorite shade of blush, Shy Blush!

This awesome giveaway will be open for one week.  The winner will be randomly selected on Saturday January 4th!
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New Year's Eve Outfit

Here's an outfit I think would be fun for New Year's Eve or another night out!  It's a shimmery blouse but sequins would work too!  I paired it with a skater skirt with faux-leather accents, opaque tights, and black booties to create a long leg line.  I wore my favorite mini cross-body purse.  It adds a nice pop of color and holds everything you need and you can keep your hands free!  I also had a glamorous make-up look courtesy of my sister Anne!  We went with neutrals for my eyes and bold lips!  Check out the next post for more information and to enter our giveaway for the chance to win a $50 gift certificate!


Outfit Details:  
Jacket:  Michael Kors Leather Jacket, old (similar)
Top:  The Limited, old (similar in silver)
Skirt:  Joe Benbaset Faux-Leather Skater Skirt, Kohl's
Necklace:  Bijou Gem Strand, Bauble Bar
Purse:  MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Set Crossbody, gift (similar)

Friday, December 27, 2013

Winter White Coat, Leather Leggings, and Plaid Scarf

Sunny and chilly day.  I borrowed my mom's scarf (which was actually a gift from me last Christmas) and wore my new leather leggings with my Irish sweater and ankle boots.  I'm also wearing my new bag from Jonathan- it works as a laptop bag or as a nice sized tote!  I wore this outfit yesterday to get my nails done with Mary Beth and to run a few errands in the daytime and then a family dinner and quizzo in the evening.

Outfit Details:
Coat:  Next, UK, 2007
Sweater:  BDG Fall for Cable-Knit Sweater, Urban Outfitters
Scarf:  Borrowed from my mom
Pants:  Leather Leggings, Zara
Shoes:  LC Lauren Conrad, Kohl's
Bag:  MICHAEL Michael Kors Tote

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Casual Christmas


Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!  We had a busy day, but with lots of time to relax. First, we had breakfast and church in the city, then brunch and visiting with Jon's family during the day, then dinner with mine.  I was treated to lots of nice presents this year!  Like these amazing boots from Jon's parents.  I also got a new hairdryer from my parents, a Soda Stream from my sister Theresa, and a laptop bag/purse from Jon.  I'm really glad to be off from work today for a chill day of errands, pampering, and more visiting.

Outfit Details:
Sweater:  BDG Animal Games, Urban Outfitters
Pants:  INC, Macy's, old (similar)
Boots:  Aquatalia by Marvin K., Orso Boots

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Dressing Up for Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas!  This was my outfit last night for Christmas Eve.  It was a great night visiting with family and friends!  I decided to dress up a little bit in a jacquard skirt, red blouse, velvet blazer, and new ankle boots.  Today I'll be going more casual in my favorite Christmas sweater.

Outfit Details:
Top:  The Limited, old
Blazer:  The Limited, old
Skirt:  Jacquard skirt, Kohl's
Necklace:  Gold chain link, Kenneth Jay Lane

Monday, December 23, 2013

Shimmery Sweater, Velveteen Pants, and Ankle Boots

I wore this shimmery sweater with my green velveteen pants, my black scarf and new favorite ankle boots last night.  It felt festive, but not overly so.  I took these pictures before we went to my parents to celebrate my grandmom's 84th birthday party.  It was a fun start to the holidays!

I also did some planning with my sister Anne about a collaboration for later this week.  Check back for some makeup and outfit ideas and a giveaway!

Outfit Details:
Pants:  LC Lauren Conrad Velveteen Pants, Kohl's, 2012 (last seen here)
Scarf:  Black Pashmina, Gift
Ankle Boots:  Sole Society Skylar (similar, Rag & Bone splurge)

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Boyfriend Jeans, Two Ways

Today's post is a twofer.  Casual daytime outfit and a little dressier evening outfit.  Details below!

Daytime Outfit:  Casual black and white look with a little bit of edge with the leather jacket and ankle boots for running errands
Top:   Apt. 9 Striped Tunic
Jeans:  Hudson Leigh Boyfriends
Jacket:  Michael Kors, old
Shoes:  Sole Society Skylar Booties
Necklace:  Gold leaf, Forever21

Evening Outfit:  More of a girly look - cream lace with blush and gold
Top:  H&M
Sweater:  J. Crew, old
Necklace:  Gold chain necklace, Kenneth Jay Lane

Friday, December 20, 2013

Loft Maroon Pants with a B&W Colorblock Top

Everyday work outfit.  Maroon pants with black and white.  I've had this button down for a while now.  I thought I'd wear it a lot when I first got it, but this is actually the first time I've worn it.  Fun Fact:  Abby Whelan wore a similar white blouse with black trim on Scandal.  I can't find a pic of it right now but I remember really liking it, which was why I picked up this similar blouse when I saw it.  This black sweater also has a snakeskin texture/pattern which adds a little interest.  And it's warming up again which I will definitely be enjoying this weekend!

Do you ever find yourself inspired by TV or movie characters' style?

Outfit Details:

Top:  Apt. 9 Colorblock Crepe Top, Kohl's
Sweater:  Macy's
Pants:  Loft
Jewelry:  Tiffany, gift
Coat:  H&M, old
Shoes:  Kohl's