Monday, December 31, 2012

Blue Purse and a Blue Phone

Outfit Details: 
Jacket: Wetseal
Shirt & Skirt: Forever21
Tights: Target
Shoes: Hottopic
Purse: Forever21
Earrings: Gift
Necklace: Forever21

Sometimes I buy things online and tend to not like them enough. I've learned that if I keep them long enough I find ways to adjust them to my style. These boots were originally fold overs, but they didn't seem to work with anything I owned. There was something about how they looked straight up too. So, one day I took my safety pins I had lying around and tucked the boot tops closer together. Suddenly I liked the boots. They are perhaps one of comfiest pairs of shoes I own. 

These pictures are from when we had freaky warm weather in November and when I had just got my shipment from Forever21. A good friend joked about how people who buy all their clothes from TJ max are maxxinistas and I'm a forever-ista. Forever21 has great deals, cute clothing, and free shipping-so it tends to be a win-win.

I'm bring out these oldies because I'm sick, not just me the whole house is and all at the same time. So this cancels any New Years eve plans I had. I'll just drink lots of tea and go to bed early. I think my puffy nose will be grateful.

I hope you have an action packed New Years (eve)! I'm looking forward towards 2013

Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas of Les Miserables

Outfit Details:
Jacket: Kmart
Shirt and Skirt: Kohl's
Tights: Target
Shoes: Hottopic
Choker: Hottopic
Necklace: Gift

Christmas was awesome and tiring, but it always is. Christmas night I went with friends to see Les Miserables. That was my Christmas present to myself, I don't tend to see movies in theaters, because between the ticket and the popcorn it equals the price if you were to buy the movie. There are always a few exceptions and this was one. I've read the book, forever ago, and seen the play in a local production, not to mention watched the broadway version on youtube a bunch of times, so I was anxiously awaiting the movie. I was not disappointed, if you get a chance, see it! It was a little long to watch in one sitting. I miss intermissions, but still worth it!

Now that much of the holiday excitement is over, everything seems so calm. Is that weird? Well, I suppose i'ts time to put away decorations and finish up any Christmas cookies we have left. Actually that isn't going to happen, we made so many. It will take me forever to eat them all.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Boeuf Bourguignon & Christmas Eve

 Outfit Details: 
Cape: Kmart
Jacket: Hottopic
Dress: Lace Affair
Belt: Kohl's
Gloves & Rainboots: Target
Tights: Target and Hottopic
Purse: H&M
Choker: gift
Necklace: vintage
Earrings: Body Central

Merry Christmas!

In my family Christmas Eve is more exciting that Christmas by all accounts. For dinner we have Boeuf Bourguignon, which if you've ever seen Julie and Julia you might recall the trials with the french stew. I can't remember a time when we haven't had it for dinner. We also have delicious french bread, fruit soup, and salad. After dinner we have some extended family over for cookies and tea and exchange fun gifts. Right before we go to bed my parents would let us open one present, normally from our stockings. It sounds simple, but perhaps that is what is best about it. It isn't really about the food or the presents, but about the people-though I'm not trying to get all mushy on you. 

On to these pictures, this dress has quickly become my new favorite. While pink has never been a favorite color of mine, I love the combination of the black lace with such a soft color. It was so cold that day that I wore two pairs of tights, which actually had a pretty cool effect, and I'll probably do the solid color under lace tights again soon.

Well, now that all the presents are wrapped, dinner is stewing, and it's finally snowing it seems like Christmas is finally here. I'll wish you Merry Christmas once more and I hope you have an awesome one.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Christmas Concerts and Shopping Adventures

Outfit Details:
Jacket: Gift
Shirt: Body central
Skirt: Lace Affair
Tights: Target
Shoes: Forever21
Purse: Made by my sister
Earrings & Necklace: Forever21
Ring: Vintage heirloom

I made the mistake of waiting a little too long to get my Christmas shopping done. I'm not a big fan of crowds and, boy, was the city overwhelming with so much traffic and shoppers. Now, finally, with all my shopping done it's time to sit back and relax.

This past Saturday I went to the Christmas rock concert in my hometown, with my best friend preforming. The concert has been a tradition for the past five years. I adore any excuse to justify dressing up and the concert was a perfect excuse.

The anticipation for Christmas seems to grow stronger with everyday. Now all I need to achieve is to wrap the mountains of presents in my room. For some reason I am now in change of being the sneaky wrapper. After that my day will be dedicated to making buckeyes, another holiday tradition. What are some of your holiday traditions?

Friday, December 14, 2012

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!"

Outfit Details:
Coat: Kmart
Tank top & belt: Kohl's
Sweater: Belgium
Skirt: Forever21
Necklace: Forever21
Earrings: Charming Charlie's
Ring: gift and vintage
Tights: Target
Shoes: Belgium
Slytherin Scarf: Amazon

Today and yesterday I spent most of the day doing Christmas like things. I went Christmas present shopping,  made Christmas cookies and decorated them too. I watched Christmas in Connecticut with the family and I also watched my mum and sister make Kolachi, which is a sweet nut bread that has been a family tradition for years. My hands are now covered in food coloring and frosting and I probably smell like butter. I do love Christmas time, but every year it takes me awhile to get into it. As we get older Christmas seems to lose some of its flavor. Especially as old tradition change as people grow up or move or pass away. Still I can't wait for the first real snow, so I can have a magical walk about town. But for now I plan on cuddling up with some warm hot chocolate and relaxing. There is something magical about the combining of everything that makes up Christmas, I hope I never forget that.

Friday, December 7, 2012

These Boots are Made for Kicking

Outfit Details:
Jacket: Hottopic
Leather Jacket: Wetseal
Shirts: Kohl's
Belt: thrifted
Skirt: Wal-mart
Tights & Shoes: Hottopic
Earrings: Rue21
Necklace & Bracelet: Deja Vu
Headband: Forever21

Perhaps these are the first pair of shoes I fell in love with. I call these my Abby boots-as in Abby from NCIS. They were my first splurge and probably the first thing that I really let become apart of my style-knowingly. I still have such a weakness for these shoes. They are scuffed up now and one part is bent in and uncomfortable. All the same, I still love them. Best pair of shoes you ever bought?

'Till next time . . .