Monthly Archives: December 2019
Winter outfits tend to lean more to the darker side of the color spectrum, but occasionally I love to put on a winter white outfit. If you want to give it a try this season, below are a few of my tips on how to wear winter white.
1) Add in a jewel tone piece of jewelry to add a fall/winter color to the look.
2) Layer with another lighter colored piece. I like to use colors like beige, blush pink, and light gray.
3) Add shades of brown in your shoes and bag. I think the brown adds an earth tone appeal to the overall look. You could also opt to go with light taupe colors too.
You can try just one of these with your winter white or all 3 like I did in this outfit. If your winter white includes a sweater, you may opt for just colorful jewelry. You may opt for simple gold jewelry and brown or taupe shoes. You can play around with these 3 ideas to mix and match with your outfit.
Christmas party season officially kicks off for me this week with my first party of the season. It’s a fun after work event with my sorority alum group. My alum group has lots of activities throughout the year, and I have not been able to make it out to as many lately. I’m looking forward to catching up with everyone!
Photography By: Banavenue
SHOP THE LOOK
Happy Friday!! I’ve been enjoying a nice long weekend since yesterday. I like taking a few days off in early December to knock out some holiday shopping before the crowds start. It was already starting to get crowded, so I’m happy to have tackled most of my gift list. With that and my sale shopping, I’m almost done!
When I saw this top, I was immediately drawn to the jewel tone dark pink color. It’s such a luxe looking color, and I knew it would be perfect for the holiday season. Sometimes you just want something other than the normal reds, greens, and sequins. The material has this rumpled satiny look that also adds a little fancy to it. For a dressy casual holiday look, I paired it with my black jeans and suede boots.
You can easily make this top work with a pencil skirt, heels, or leather leggings to change up the look to match your holiday party. You could also pair with a gold sequin skirt for a super festive look. I love the way jewel tones look with gold sequins! This top comes in a few other colors too.
The boyfriend and I have fun little date night planned downtown this weekend. We figured we would get a fancy night in for just the two of us before the holiday parties start to kick in to full gear. I’m following that up with a super relaxing Sunday to finish off my long 4day weekend! I hope you all have a fabulous weekend too!
Photography By: Banavenue
SHOP THE LOOK
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Wonder Woman Blanket with Sleeves | Dog Slippers | Tortilla Blanket | Wine Glass/Bottle | Sushi Making Kit | Cat Ice Mold | Holiday Mug | Drinking Game | Zen Garden | Desktop Game | Group Card Game
A few years ago, I created a gift guide filled with fun and quirky white elephant gift ideas. It’s still one of my popular guides, so I figured it was time to create a new updated version. I love finding the ideas for this one!
Below is a reminder on what I look for when choosing the perfect white elephant gift –
One- a gift that you know everyone will want to steal
Two – that gift you open and kinda really don’t know what to think, but then it totally grows on you and then gets stolen in the exchange by everyone
Three – That totally random gift that you know someone at the party will LOVE!!
Four – Anything Booze related, especially wine related!
Five – Something Quirky and cute, but also useful.
I think about the party and who will be in attendance. A family party verse friends, day event vs. evening. Hopefully, these ideas will help you find the perfect fun and quirky gift idea for your gift exchange party.
WHITE ELEPHANT GIFT IDEAS
Happy December! Anyone else feel like this one snuck up on us? I think because Thanksgiving was later in November this year, December feels like it is starting early. Personally, I love December and the Christmas season! The decorations, the gatherings with friends and family, and all the chances to dress up! I can not wait to get this holiday season started!
But first, a quick look back at your November favorites including holiday looks and cozy favorites. It looks like we are all getting ready for a festive and cozy holiday season! After your favorites, I am also sharing a few Cyber Monday sales going on today. Be sure to check it out if you still have some gift or personal shopping left. I also included the items previously seen here on the blog.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a fabulous December holiday season. Now, get scrolling to see if your November favorite made the list.
Cyber Monday Sales
Don’t forget to double check all promo codes when shopping the sales!
Anthropologie – 30% off sitewide & extra 50% off sale
Asos – 30% off everything with code BIG30
Banana Republic – 50% off sitewide
Baublebar – 35% off everything
The Body Shop – 40% off sitewide (I love their Body Butters)
CHICWISH – 25% off with code BLK25
DSW – 30% off everything with code BCCYBER
Express – 50% off everything
Lululemon – Special Cyber Monday Markdowns
Macy’s – Receive an extra 20% off, plus free shipping at $25. Use code CYBER
Madewell– 30% off your purchase. Use code YAYINTERNET
Nordstrom – Price Matches sales + special markdowns