"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles."
Audrey Hepburn

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Holiday twinkle and a winner!

Hi lovelies! I hope your weekend was très fabuleux! Mine felt like a scene out of a Christmas movie; Absolute perfection. The brother was home (and with him his new DOG!!), the best friend was visiting from NYC, late night back-to-back showings of Home Alone and Elf, many cups of cocoa and SNOW! And this week is basically a continuation of goodness with a shortened work week, 2 parties and less than a week until Christmas. I love this time of year! 

And before I go much further, I want to give a big winners shout-out to Lacey of mille baisers as she is the winner of my CSN giveaway!! I will send you a detailed email with your code asap! Congrats sweet girl and a big thank you to the wonderful team at CSN for hosting this opportunity. And a million thanks to all my wonderful readers who participated. I appreciate you all so much. Stay tuned for another exciting giveaway coming soon! 
We went to this cute little town to do some Christmas shopping and had to stop at this beautiful tree to take some photos.  
Matt with his ladies :) I really love my family. We had such a nice day spending time together. 
One of my favorite bloggers, Hannah of Mademoiselle Hannah, recently posted about the 5 winter essentials and it got me thinking about what I live in during the winter. I realized that Hannah, as usual, was spot on! Comfy sweaters/tunics, skinny jeans or leggings, boots, a peacoat and scarves basically comprise my winter uniform. Since my outfit posts are usually done during the week after work, I thought I would try and show you some of my more casual winter outfits. I know when Jack Frost comes nipping at your nose, it may be tempting to crawl inside those baggy sweatpants and hoodies and hibernate but don't give in! With the myriad of winter wear options these days you truly don't need to sacrifice style for warmth. Pulling a chic sweater on over your favorite pair of leggings or jeans is just as easy as slipping into those sweatpants. So take the winter wear challenge and stay classy girls!
Coat: Boutique in Paris, Sweater: gift from mom, Belt: Paris boutique, Leggings: Paris boutique, Boots: Steve Madden, Necklace: Forever 21, Ring, Charlotte Russe, Ring: Vintage grandmother's, Watch: Michael Kors, Purse: Coach 
My brother was not thrilled about being my photographer for the day, and he was complaining so much that I just kept laughing. I think he caught me mid laugh here :)
This is pretty much the look I live in on weekends. Nothing fancy, always comfortable. 
My poor boots are not made for snow, and they had to deal with a lot of winter weather this weekend. 
This sweater is one of my favorites because of how many colors mix in and the little details that make it unique. My mom has good taste :)
My leggings look black in all these photos, but i swear they really are brown!
You can't really see the nails here, but I am so happy with them right now!  They are Essie limited addiction with gold glitter on top. Very holiday, very festive, very fun!
So ladies, what winter items make your must-have list? Do you choose comfort over style, or do you try and find ways to achieve both? Let me hear from you darlings and don't forget to check out part 1part 2, part 3 and part 4 of the fashionable giving series! Tune in Tuesday for part 5!

Bisous!

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28 comments:

  1. what a lovely christmas surprise!! thank you so much! :))

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  2. Love this! You look great!

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    xoxo Summer

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  3. What gorgeous outfits! I love them.
    Thanks again for following me! I love your blog and will be checking back often.

    xx
    Meera

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  4. Hey! I just found your blog and it is amazing!

    I am following your blog and I hope you will follow mine too!

    xoxo,

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  5. Ah, your holiday shopping ensemble is cuteness; and I love shopping in little towns for Christmas - they are always so quaint and charming. By the way, your family is adorbs!! :)

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  6. I think your coat just made my winter must have list - it's gorgeous!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

    P.S. I'm having a festivus giveaway - visit my blog to enter

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  7. It sounds like you had a great weekend. Your pictures are super festive with all the snow!! I love your sweater - it has such a great silhouette through the sleeves and gives the best hint of color under the jacket. Great look!!

    xo,
    C

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  8. What a perfect weekend! I love your outfits, too. Especially loving your boots.

    xo

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  9. Great pictures! Loving your coat and dress. :)SarahD

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  10. I like the idea of combining a gold watch with everyday wear and more bangles..It's nice to see some snow as well, all Christmas'y..Big Hugs, looking great! Alice

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  11. sounds like a fab weekend! love your winter white coat :)

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  12. omgg OMG OMGG! Love your winter outfit :D amazing white coat! :D and love the bright sweater :D andd dont get me started on the boooots <3

    -sarah

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  13. Hayhay!
    How are you? Your blog is great and I love your posts! I'm glad that I've visited yours.

    Please, check mine, & maybe we can follow eachother? + join my giveaway!

    Thanks and love,
    Cindy from www.glamourblog.tk

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  14. Hi sweetheart!
    Thanks for your comment and following! I follow you with bloglovin' dear!

    Have a great evening!
    Love Cindy

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  15. i love the outfits dear :) suits you well . and i also love the background of your blog :) more of a vintage-y vibe. merry christmas.

    p.s : you might want to follow me , ill follow you back dear.


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  16. The sweater tunic is gorgeous!

    Yep I'm totally thinking about sequin shoes too!

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  17. Wow what a sweet family photos, darling:) I love your sweater dress and the boots are amazing
    Kisses and hugs,sweetie

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  18. I love your coat: it's perfect for the winter. A good coat, boots, a hat and gloves are my winter must haves!!

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  19. Hi and cute blog! Thanks for your visit, comment and follow! I'm happily your newest follower too :))

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  20. Cute coat and ring! I love watching home alone too.. it's a great xmas movie.

    Sprinkles in Springs

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  21. Love your coat!!!!

    visit my blog and follow me if you like:)

    xxx

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  22. Hello Ala mode..kombinler perfect.blog beautifull.muhteşem:) thaks.kısses

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