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Thanksgiving Dressing

sweatshirt: Target | tank: Michael Stars | jacket: Silence + Noise [old]
leggings: Paige | boots: Steve Madden | purse: Forever 21 [old]

No, not that kind of dressing.  The other good kind.  Oh, you guys thought I was kidding?  I'm not.  I really am wearing these for Thanksgiving dinner.  It's like that episode of Friends, where Joey commits to eating an entire turkey.  Though, I've made no such commitment, it wouldn't be Thanksgiving without a little extra indulging.  Casual and comfortable; it's what I live by.  Anyway, I have so many things to be grateful for!  Wonderful friends and an amazing family.  A man who I love and who loves me.  A warm home to live in and food to eat.  And more recently, you guys.  Thank you for your sweet support and for reading.  I hope you have a happy and grateful Thanksgiving.


Gift Guide: Sisters, Friends and Self

Seriously, what would we do without girls and sisters?!  I'm so lucky to have two great sisters, one of which is my very best friend and so blessed with really great girl friends [T, W, & H, I'm talking to you!!].   If your sisters and friends are like mine, they're really picky!  Gift cards are always a good idea but aren't very personal.  Here are some ideas to take your gift giving to the next level!!   Don't forget to get yourself a little something -- better yet! show this to your guy.

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Did you see the other gift guides?  Mothers, Fathers, & Husbands/Boyfriends/Brothers.


Plaid, Black and Leather.

top: Zara [old] | jacket: Gap | pants: Citizens of Humanity
booties: H&M | clutch: Zara [no longer available]

What better trio than black, plaid and leather?!  This outfit is perfect for a ladies night out or a date night.  Dressing to please women and dressing for men is usually so different.  But here, I've found the perfect balance!!  And, as always, I love an all black look, especially when the pants are leatherette.

ps.  Who's excited for Thanksgiving Thursday?  And Black Friday?!  And Cyber Monday?!!  Best week!!



If I had it my way, this is what I'd wear to a casual Thanksgiving dinner.


sweatshirt | leggings | boots
scarf | watch | bracelet

More Thanksgiving dinner outfit ideas here & here.

ps. Stay tuned for a heads up on Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.  I'm itching to shop!


Maxi Skirt for Fall

jacket: Zara | tank: C&S | skirt: Brandy Melville | booties: H&M

Wearing maxis isn't just for spring and summer!  Pair your maxi with some booties and grab on a jacket.  Make sure to wear a cropped or slimmer fit jacket, as it balances with the long skirt.

Fall Puffer

sweater: Billbong [old] | vest: Banana Republic [old]
jeans: Joe's | booties: ShopRuche | watch: Michael Kors

How beautiful has this fall been?!  A light knit sweater, puffer, and booties make for a great autumn outfit.


Holiday Gift Guide: Dads

Happy Wednesday, guys!  Thanks for stopping by.  Next on the 2013 Holiday Gift Guide list is a guide for fathers!  My dad is extremely hard to shop for.  He's the type if he wants something, he'll get it for himself.  Ask him what he wants?  If you do, he'll say, "World peace."  What?!  This leaves me playing a huge guessing game.  Try thinking of things the man already has, but may need replacing or updating.  Wallet?  Shoes?  Ties?  Or think of something he could need, but doesn't know he needs it.  For example, take the Bheestie Bag; my dad went fishing and didn't realize he had his phone in his pocket.  Needless to say, this present would come in handy.  Or really good head phones to enjoy a book or music on a tablet.  If you don't see what you're looking for, try J. Crew's guide or Gap's guide.  Spoil your dads, father-in-law, and grandpas!  Happy shopping!

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Weekend Outfit

sweater: H&M [old] | jacket: Zara | jeans: Hudson | booties: H&M | beanie: H&M

Quick post today!  I'm wearing a cozy fall outfit, perfect for my lazy weekend.  I didn't get much done, but I was able to catch up with old friends and hang with Danny, lots.  Hope yours was good, too.


If I Had it My Way.

If I had it my way, this is what I'd wear to a fancier Thanksgiving dinner.


Dressy Casual

jacket: Silence + Noise [old] | sweatshirt: Target
skirt: H&M [old] | tights: unknown | scarf: Zara

I love the way my sweatshirt and collarless leather jacket are dress down this look.  And, oops! plaid two days in a row.  But I love, love, love this scarf.  I couldn't wait to wear it.  It's so soft, so big and so pretty.  And the other color is great, too.  I think this outfit would be a perfect look for a dressier Thanksgiving dinner.  I hope you all have a nice weekend!  Thank you for reading!


Plaid & Leather

shirt: J. Crew [old] | pants: Citizens of Humanity [also here
booties: Forever21 | watch: Michael Kors | clutch: Hobo

Everyone is obsessed with plaid.  I AM, TOO.  I've had and worn this shirt for years and years and I'm still not sick of it!  But, I guess it really helps that it's grey.  I paired my tartan shirt with an unexpected pair of leatherette pants and edgy booties that really makes the outfit "me."  Hope you all have a great day and thank you for reading!!


Sick day dressing

I'm playing the sick card and blaming the late post on my cold from Hell.  Because I'm sick, but need to look somewhat presentable, I'm keeping it really easy with comfortable jeggings, a big sweater and - my favorite - a beanie.

sweater: BDG [old] | tank: Michael Stars | jeggings: Windsor
booties: ShopRuche | beanie: H&M [men's] | bag: Forever21 [old]


holiday gift guide: the man

I don't like the unknown.  I can't stand when things aren't routine.  And so I hate switching things up!  However, the redness of my nose and the puffiness of my eyes are something neither Photoshop or NyQuil can fix.  So, while I recover, I'm continuing my 2013 Holiday Gift Guide, today.  If you missed last week's guide, you can see the Mother's Edition HERE.  I don't know about yours, but my boyfriend is pretty great.  I've been really lucky to have Danny in my life, and on Christmas I really like to spoil him.  I like to get three or four great presents and wrap them all separately so he has lots to open.  I love watching him unwrap them; so fun!  Especially when he actually likes them!  [He and I have an understanding, if we don't love the presents we received, it's okay!  We would rather have the recipient enjoy it than not (we're both really picky).  So, be okay with it, if he wants to exchange or return it!  Just make sure you understand the return policies and hang on to the receipts!!]  Anyway, I know shopping for your significant other can be so hard!  I hope this helps, or at least gets the wheels in your head turning.  Good luck!

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If I had it my way, 
this is what I'd be wearing right now.



Monotone Grey

I love, love, love grey.  How about an entire grey outfit?  Sign me up.  I know I've mentioned [for wearing all black] to make sure the textures are different.  With grey, I think that's a fine idea, too.  But, not crucial.  Try pairing different colors of grey together, in place of or along with.  Even if it's just a shade off.  I think that keeps the outfit interesting.  Here, I added silver [more grey!] jewelry which really amps it up!

sweater: J. Crew [this year's version] | tank: Victoria's Secret [old; similar]
jeans: BDG [old] | booties: H&M | necklace: Free People | watch: Skagen


Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

Double post, today!  I wanted to share with you my favorite picks for the sale!  Seriously, now's the time to get your holiday shopping done!  I love doing it all in November, so I can truly enjoy December [STRESS FREE!].  I've recently started holiday gift guides [for mothers HERE and sisters/girlfriends/gal pals and others soon to come], but you may not see what you're looking for there.  The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale for Women and Children is an awesome opportunity to get great items [that recipients will love] for great prices!


I'd love to see or hear about your purchases!

Oversized Scarf

Yesterday, my sister said the best thing to me [when I wore this outfit].  She alluded that my outfit could be a model-off-duty's outfit.  I was so flattered!  She was probably joking . . . regardless, I'll take it!  I love the laid back and effortless feel that the boots, jacket and scarf give it.  This scarf is huge; it could double as a blanket.  Perfect and cozy enough for fall.

jacket: Zara | sweater: Forever21 [old] | jeans: Silence + Noise [old]
boots: Steve Madden [very similar] | clutch: Zara | scarf: Forever21 [old]


Holiday gift guide: Mothers

The holiday season is upon us!!  BEST!  I'm going to be taking a break from my usual Wednesday "She's Got the Look" posts and replace it with my 2013 Holiday Gift Guide for someone you'll probably be shopping for this coming season.  You can expect to see a post for fathers, your moms, your gal pals and sisters, and one for husbands/boyfriends.  To kick it all off, I'll be starting with one of the most important women in your life and probably a best friend of yours, yo momma.  She's taken care of you for so long!  Now you get to take care of her.  Don't forget your mother-in-law, your grandmothers and your "second" mothers.  Enjoy!!

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Plaid moto jacket

If you follow fashion at all, you'll see that tartan is huge right now.  I was so excited when I came across this beautiful jacket at Gap this weekend.  It was an impulse buy and I'm still happy with it.  I paired my new purchase with my favorite jeans [I have like seven "favorite" jeans] and chunky heeled booties.  Perfect for this past weekend's FREEZING weather.  If you're looking to make a Gap purchase, do it today! Use code HOL2013 for 35% off your order.  Discount expires tonight at 11:59pm.

jacket: Gap | jeans: J Brand | shoes: H&M
clutch: Forever21 | lips: MAC Hangup


If I had it my way.

If I had it my way, 
this is what I'd be wearing right now.



Faux Leather Pants

Barely a week later and I'm already posting about these again?  Oops . . .  hashtag sorry not sorry.  Really, they're worth the money.  Give 'em a try.  I'm going to be wearing this look to a birthday dinner for one of my favorite friends with my other favorite girlfriends [happy birthday, A!!].  I think this outfit is perfect for a fall evening, out with a few of my bests.  Anyway,  I hope you all had a happy and safe Halloween and hope your weekend is a good one!  Thanks so much for reading.

tank: Gap [in stores] | sweater: Zara | pants: Citizens of Humanity
booties: H&M | watch: Skagen | hat: Target [old] | sunglasses: Gap