News Years

Happy New Year’s Eve everyone. Do you have big plans? I think I am going to church and then maybe just chill at home and watch the ball drop with some special people in my life. So my outfit for NYE is church and house party inspired. I bought my dress a couple months ago and have not worn it because I thought it would be perfect for NYE. Here is a photo shoot in the dress. Enjoy!!

Jacket: H & M

Handbag: Kate Spade

Necklace: Express

Lipstick: MAC (xNastyGal Runner)

Dress: The Limited

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Photo Shoot in the Park

Hi Everyone! I hope you had a great Christmas. I did! Are you ready for the New Year? The new year for me means time to recharge, refocus, and reorganize my life. I have a lot of new thing happening in 2015 so I have to be ready for them.
A couple days ago a friend of mine was in town for Christmas. She is a great photography so I had her snap some pics. Check out some of my favorites and details of the outfit. 
Vest: J. Crew

Jeans: Express

Shirt: Target

Purse: The Streets of Rome, Italy 

Shoes: Target

Pashimina: Von Maur

Enjoy!!!
Other Outfits from this Week 

Anchor Shirt: Express
Vest: Old Navy

Vest: J. Crew
Shoes: Target
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The Highlands

Happy Tuesday ya’ll! Lol! Is everyone ready for Christmas? I am almost there. I have a couple more gifts to wrap and I will be ready. So on Sunday I had a little photo session in the Highlands in Louisville with TrulyBeIconic. Check out her blog here. I was driving up Bardstown Rd and saw this building with great wall art and said “I need a shot in front of this!” So below are the shots from my sunday photo shoot. Enjoy!

The Highlands, Louisville Kentucky 

Fur Vest: Forever 21
Jeans: The Limited
Shirt: Old Navy

Booties: Target
Necklace: Lia Sophia
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About Last Night…..

Last night I went to a Christmas get together with some friends. A little wine tasting, conversation and dinner. I always love getting together with this group of girls. The older you get the harder it is to find a time to get together with everyone. Do you have a group of friends that you get together with around Christmas to exchange gifts and conversation?

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Location: 502 Winery
Dress: The Limited

#DinnerOfTheNight 
Restaurant: Doc Crow’s  

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Entree: Shrimp & Grits
Drink: Bourbonbini 
The Girls 
Friday’s #OOTD
Blanket Scarf: Express
Vest: Old Navy

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Ends and Outs of My December

It has been a couple days since I blogged, so I need to catch you up on my on my past weekend and #OOTDs. What have you been up to? Anything fun?

Last Saturday I went to see The Nutcracker at The Kentucky Center. It was an awesome show put on by The Louisville Ballet. If you have never seen The Nutcracker during the holiday season, it is a must see. I think I may make it a tradition. What are some of your holiday traditions?

                                                         #OOTN for The Nutcracker

Went to see The Nutcracker w/ one of my BFFs 
On Sunday I went to a Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and ornament exchange. A couple of my very best friends and I have been doing this for the past 5 years. I really look forward to it each year. We always have a great time. Do you and your friends and family do a ugly sweater party or ornament exchange? if so what are some of your favorite sweaters that you have wore? And what are some of your favorite ornaments that you have received? Stay tuned for my favorite ornaments I received this year in a future post. 
#OOTN for Ugly Sweater Party 
My cute Ugly Sweater

The Girls

The Girls, The Kids, and Some of the Moms/Grandmas 
Holiday Work Party #OOTD
I love a good sweater dress and a scarf 

Dress: Target
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Christmas Gift Guide for Her

Having trouble figuring out what to get your favorite girls for Christmas?  From a lower end budget to a higher end budget, these gifts are sure to please.

Chanel 2.55 Small Double Flap Bag
Michael Kors Women’s Runway Black Bracelet Watch
Plaid Tartan Blanket Scarf
Express Skinny Jeans
Forever 21 FurVest
Smashbox Double Exposure Palette
Nars Nail Polish
Dolce & Gabbana Animalier Polarized Wayfarer Sunglasses
Sonia Kashuk Make-Up Brushes
Frye Riding Boots
Plaid Long Sleeve Shirt
Bar Snake Chain Bracelet
M.A.C Lipstick

What has been your favorite Christmas gift from years past? Mine? Last year I received a KitchenAid mixer. I love it!!!

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Christmas Sangria

Who doesn’t love a good sangria? Make your own at home. It is super easy. Basically a bottle of your favorite type of wine and some fruit. Here is how I make my Christmas Sangria. Enjoy!

Christmas Sangria Recipe:
1 bottle of your favorite wine (white or red) I used a bottle 3 Buck Chuck Pinot Grigio from Trader Joe’s  
1/2 of  cup of chopped Granny Smith Apples 
1/3 Cup of Pomegranates 
1/2 of a lime sliced 
1/2 cup of cranberries 
If you like a sweeter sangria add 1 cup of white, grape, peach juice
Chill until ready to serve. Best if chilled over night. 
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Weekend #OOTD #Details

Hello Weekend! How was your weekend? Mine? It was great. Take a look at some of my outfits from this past weekend. Enjoy!

Love this blanket scarf. It is the hot accessory for fall 2014.
Blanket Scarf: Express
Lace Sweatshirt: The Limited

Plaid is also the a hot accessory for Fall 2014.
Plaid Vest : J. Crew 
Bought this statement necklace on clearance for $10 from T.J. Maxx
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Dress for Success

The first thing people see when they first meet you is the way you present yourself. Meaning the clothes you wear,  the actions you display and the company you keep. This is why dressing for success should be a high priority. Looking your best allows you to feel more positive and could open doors to greater opportunities. There is no need to spend tons of money if fashion is not your thing. Just make sure you have a few statement pieces that you can interchange with one another. There will be a blog post about statement pieces soon but a few examples to get you started are a LBD (little black dress), a great blazer, and a perfectly fitted pair of skinnies. When dressing for success make sure you know your correct size and the right clothes to fit your body type. Instyle Magazine has some great suggestions on dresses that fit certain body types here. I want to end this post by saying that the way you dress can say a lot about you. People, especially employers, may decide whether or not to hire you or befriend you based on you appearance. Score those couple of points by dressing appropriately. Plus when was the “I do not care” look ever in style?

The past couple days I was at a work conference so I definitely dress for success with my #OOTDs

Blazer: NY & Co
Dress: Old Navy

Pants & Shirt: The Limited

Blazer & Dress: The Limited
Blanket Scarf: Target 
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