Friday, December 28, 2012

Glamorous New Years Eve Party- Linkup

Welcome to our final holiday linkup edition with EveryLittleDetail.

Isn't it fitting that our final edition is a post regarding New Year's Eve? This is the magical night that many celebrate and look forward to; the night that allows us to close the door to the past and open the door to a new beginning. 

If you are hosting a New Year's Eve bash at your house, you are probably thinking of ways to glam up this year's event. Here are some fun glitzy options that will be sure to wow your group; 0ur theme this year, Glamorous Gold.

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Here are a couple of other simple ideas you can use to create some Hollywood glamor:
  • Scatter votive candles to add brightness and sparkle throughout your rooms.
  • Give your guests top hats and tiaras to wear while they ring in the new year.
  • Add a gold charger to each of your plates to give your dishes a little more pizzazz.
  • Make sure each guest has a champagne flute filled with bubbly for when the clock strikes midnight.
Thank you for spending the month of December with us, and don't forget to check out EveryLittleDetail for more event planning ideas. Happy New Year!

Hope you enjoyed our December linkup!  Stay tuned for more linkups in the future! 


Sunday, December 23, 2012

What to wear with.... Orange heels

What to wear with.... Orange heels

STEFFEN SCHRAUT cap sleeve shirt / Burberry tailored shirt / Dorothy Perkins knit sweater / Herringbone jacket / Dorothy Perkins ponte skirt, $16 / Ann Taylor slim fit pants / Circa Joan & David / MICHAEL Michael Kors michael kors tote bag, $510 / Chloé two tone jewelry, $510 / Kate Spade photo engraved jewelry / C. Wonder yellow gold jewelry

I was asked for ideas on what to pair with burnt orange heels.  The first thing I thought of was no BLACK!  That automatically makes me think of Halloween!.... I would stick to more warm colors.  Maroon, oxblood, olive green, tan, brown, etc.  The outfit on the left is a dressy option for work.  Olive green herringbone blazer for $44, creme blouse and oxblood pencil skirt.  On the right is more casual, for work or play.  A plaid button down with that hint of orange in the pattern, and the corduroy pants color from Loft is called Deep Veranda, its a deep green and would work perfectly.  I would throw on a creme colored sweater if you don't want a ton of plaid showing.  I kept the accessories simple... you want to let the shoes do the popping for these outfits. 
 Hope this helps suggest some ideas on what to wear with these shoes!
Have a great Xmas everyone!!!! 


Friday, December 21, 2012

Last Minute Xmas Tips- Linkup

Can you believe that Christmas is four days away! Is this really happening? It feels like just yesterday we were giving tips on how to host a great Thanksgiving dinner, and now we are onto Christmas. Where does the time go? Hopefully during this time, you have decorated your tree, made your Christmas cookies, wrapped your presents, and hung your stockings with care. If not, then check out some quick and easy tips from some of our favorite websites.

We hope you enjoyed this linkup post. If you want to learn about more ways to spruce up your next event, check out Every Little Detail.

Happy Holidays!


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Leopard and leather- Work Appropriate

Leopard and leather

Old Navy animal print sweater / Charter Club / GAP knit tight / Fergalicious / Bakers zipper bag / Chain bracelet / Kate Spade earrings

Today I chose a work appropriate way to wear the new hotness, leather.  The skirt is a great length for the office and I paired this with a cute Old Navy leopard sweater.  I kept the jewelry basic because I didn't want it looking too over the top.  The sweater can be paired with jeans on the weekend or the skirt can be paired with sexy open toed shoes for a night out on the town.  Either way, you're sticking on trend, and look super stylish! 
What do you think??  Will you be dabbling in the new trend?


Friday, December 14, 2012

Kids Holiday Party- Linkup with Event19

We're at our 3rd week linking up with Event19.  Below are some ideas how to entertain your kids during the holiday parties!

Most of the time we spend the holiday's catching up with friends and family, but what do the kids do while we are endlessly chatting away? Let me guess... they are either sitting in front of the TV, zoning out, or staring at us completely bored, wondering when they can do something somewhat exciting.

So this year, why not have a fun activity planned for them? Maybe it's decorating their own Christmas tree ornaments or holiday frame. Or you can make your own personal gingerbread house. This is our favorite and has been a tradition in our household for years. It's very simple; all you need is some graham crackers, icing, and candy. The kids will be occupied decorating (and eating) for hours! 

Oh, and here is one more thing that will sweeten the party for both the kids and adults... a hot chocolate bar. Now who doesn't love that?!
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Ohhh man, that Hot Chocolate Bar is a MUST in my book! Want to see more great party ideas, check out Event19.


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Gym Holiday Party

Gym Holiday Party

Zara short dress / Old Navy jersey top / GAP low rise jeans / GAP opaque stocking / Vince Camuto platform booties / Lipstik black strappy sandals, $84 / ALDO handbag / Dorothy Perkins / GUESS jewelry / Gorjana jewelry / Long earrings

Depending on if you want to go more casual or a little dressier, I thought of 2 ideas.  Sequins are big right now, so this silver sweater from Old Navy for $24 is a no brainer!  Pair it with some boyfriend jeans, and some dressy stilettos, and you have yourself a super cute outfit for your Gym Holiday party!  
If you want to be a little more dressy, this Zara dress with a gold chain necklace def makes a statement.  "I don't always wear tank tops and sports bras, I can clean up pretty dang nice outside the gym".  Black tights and black booties for winter and statement clutch.... HOT!  
Let me know what you're thinking about wearin!! 


Friday, December 7, 2012

Holiday Party with Friends Linkup-Naughty or Nice

Today's linkup is all about partying with friends.  Event19 def knows how to throw a great partyHere are just some of their ideas:

Welcome Back! This week's posting is all about giving you some unique ideas for your upcoming holiday party with friends! 

We love planning "friends only" parties because it allows us to be as CRAZY as we want to be. So as we sat around thinking about what to do this year, we kept on coming back to the same question; do we tone it down a bit this year since we are getting wiser (but not older), or do we make this a year to remember. Um...why not do both and have a Naughty and Nice party. Don't know how to play both sides of the coin? Then read on.

Invitations  - you need to send your friends something so they know when to mark their calendar for your soirée; and while they are at it, they can mark who they thought was Naughty or Nice this year with this personalized card from eInvite.

Desserts - Let's be Nice and leave some cookies out. You can also buy chocolates or truffles that you can label "coal" (only for those Naughty boys and girls).

Drinks - Since this is a Naughty and Nice party, we will not be having milk with our cookies; instead, we will be serving up some sweet adult beverages. Candy Cane Cocktail anyone? 

Gifts - To make the party a little bit more exciting, have a greedy grab bag. Haven't heard of this? Basically each person brings a gift worth x amount (you decide on the amount), then each person takes a turn to pick a gift; they can choose either a wrapped gift or they can steal one that someone has already opened. 

Want more ideas? Visit EveryLittleDetail.

Hope you enjoyed today's linkup!  Check back next week for more holiday ideas!! 


Monday, December 3, 2012

A Day of Errands

A Day of Errands

GAP / Skinny pants / Ballet shoes / Handle bag / Forever 21 rhinestone jewelry / Stella & Dot knot necklace

Yesterday should have been a day of running much needed errands, but instead I chose to sit my fat a$$ on the couch until it was time to visit friends later in the afternoon.  If I did run those errands, this is what I would have wore haha.  Leopard with a pop of teal-ish/mint (that's a color in my book).  Loving this Stella&Dot tassel necklace, def on my wishlist for Xmas!!