Outfits

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

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‘Tis the season! Where has the year gone?! I feel like I was just wrapping last years’ Christmas gifts and stashing them under the tree. Wrapping gifts is one of my favorite things to do this time of year – I turn on some classic Christmas music, grab a cup of cocoa and wrap until my fingers throb. In fact, I love wrapping gifts so much I decided to wrap up gifts for twelve lucky readers! If they will actually be wrapped or just shipped has yet to be determined. 🙂

Starting tomorrow, December 1st and through December 12th, I’ll be hosting a daily giveaway with a different prize each day. Each day, one winner will receive that days featured prize with a small surprise from me. Each person who enters is only eligible to win once during the entire twelve day giveaway. All winners will be announced after the entire giveaway has ended and prizes will be shipped shortly thereafter. The giveaway is only open to US residents.

Remember to come back every day for a chance to win a different prize! Good luck!

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Outfits

Little Black…Bloopers

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Cowl Neck Sweater + Tote

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Long Cardigan + Heels

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Jack Skellington Inspired Outfit

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“Layered” Sweater + Black Skinnies

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Overnight Flight Survival

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Green Plaid Scarf

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Pan Collar Dress + Mary Janes

It has been a LONG time since I did a bloopers post – we are long overdue for some giggles. Blogging is a lot of hard work and bad photos. So here is another round up of the worst of the worst for your viewing enjoyment. These bloopers are unedited and proudly brought to you by my husband.

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Outfits

Vintage Houndstooth Skirt

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHoundstooth Skirt similar here, here and here / Tee / Black Hoop Earrings / Pointed Toe Heels similar here

 This afternoon we had our final Thanksgiving dinner of the year – after one more massive food binge we are 100% ready for Christmas! Our tree is up and there are even some gifts already under there. Fingers crossed that Alastor does not like the gifts as much as he liked the bulbs. 🙂

If you have been following this blog for a bit, you should recognize the skirt from this thrift haul post. It has since been ironed and looks so much better. 🙂
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Recipe Roundup: Thanksgiving Edition

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATunic Top (wearing XS)/ Vera Wang Leggings / Pointed Toe Heels similar here / Stick Drop Earrings

I live for food holidays. Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas – my moms’ family prepares the same thing each holiday and it’s my favorite food ever. If I could eat the food we eat those three holidays every day, I’d be one happy girl! Here are some of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes. Get ready to gobble ’til you wobble!

Swiss Corn Bake
Now, I have only made this once because in our family everyone has a designated dish to prepare and bring – mine is deviled eggs and a dessert and my moms’ is Swiss Corn Bake. I live for my little mamas’ corn bake. Swiss cheese, onions, corn and bread crumbs – what could possibly be tastier? This recipe is almost exactly my moms, except she uses 3/4 cup swiss cheese in the mixture and 3/4 cup swiss cheese in the breadcrumb topping – everything else is identical.
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Outfits

Green Plaid Scarf

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATunic Sweater similar here / Green Plaid Scarf / Levi’s 710 Super Skinny Jeans in Head West / Pointed Toe Heels similar here / Wallet (comes in 16 colors!)

Here’s another Thanksgiving outfit idea! What I love about this outfit is that it’s casual but dressy and comfy but put together. Perfect for stuffing (and hiding!) your belly on Thanksgiving!

This scarf is quickly becoming a favorite of mine. I love the double sided option and it’s so large and cozy, you’ll just want to wear it everywhere. It comes 12 colors and I already have plans to buy the series 1 red and the series 2 green for the upcoming holidays! And that wallet? If you are in need of a new one, it’s literally the best wallet I’ve ever owned. There’s so much space and everything stays so well organized, not to mention it’s pretty chic. 🙂
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Friday Favorites: Black Friday Edition

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our $5 Christmas tree!
(no, it’s not up yet 🙂 )

Black Friday is one of my top ten favorite days of the year and it just so happens it is coming up in exactly one week! In honor of that I’m going to do a little Friday Favorites mashup. There is absolutely no theme here; I’ll be doing a bit of this a bit of that, some holiday favorites to get you in the spirit and basically just doing my own thing. Get ready for a trainwreck. 🙂

Deals
The best thing about Black Friday is the deals! I literally start looking at Black Friday deals at the end of October / early November. How? By using one of my favorite sites of all time: The Black Friday. The site posts early released Black Friday ads so everyone has enough time to come up with a game plan. Literally, one of the best ideas ever!
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Outfits

Pan Collar Dress + Mary Janes

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPan Collar Dress (available in 7 colors!) / Mary Jane Heels / Black Tights similar here

Full disclosure: WE HAVE BEEN SO BUSY. I don’t even know how it’s happened – I suppose it’s just that time of year when time creeps up on us and smacks us on the back of the head with a cast iron skillet. Funny story? Getting smacked with a cast iron skillet is a true story. Not mine, but a relatives’. Moving on.

The photos are a little weird this time around. We haven’t fully adjusted to the time change and we were hurrying to get out of the house before it got too dark. I was in a weird mood and it was windy. Top it off with the fact that my hair looked like Hermione year one and you’ve got yourself these lovely photos above. 🙂
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