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Fashion Friday: Classy Holiday Attire

When it comes to holiday attire, there are a few things I consider when selecting a new party dress or outfit, the first being that it or its pieces can be worn separately many more times combined with other classic items in my wardrobe as another outfit. I always look for quality over quantity. I'd rather invest in one timeless little black dress vs. three cheaper, trendier ones just for the sake of variety. For that reason, I still have favorites in my wardrobe from even a decade ago that I still receive compliments on to this day.

Holiday wear doesn't need to be reserved only for a festive work party, New Year's Eve celebration or a Christmas service at church, done right, these pieces in the classic gold, silver and black can be worn a multiplicity of ways throughout the winter months, that is the key in getting more value for your investment.


I came across this great ensemble below in Real Simple magazine that I wanted to share with you all because I truly like each and…

A Holiday Gift Experience to Remember

Is anyone else finding it hard to believe that Christmas is just a week away?! I spent this weekend wrapping my presents and just have a couple more to buy, you know for those hard-to-shop for people. ;) I personally love unique gifts that you can't find everywhere, so I wanted to share with you a really neat marketplace, called IfOnly which offers not only some pretty awesome one-of-a-kind items but also some extraordinary
experiences too with the world's top talents!



Members can learn how to make an incredible dish from a Michelin-starred chef, meet their favorite musician before a concert, or have their tennis swing analyzed by the same coach that took Andre Agassi to greatness, it's all possible via IfOnly.



Right now they are featuring this Michelin-starred box of caramels, it's a fantastic gift that can't be found anywhere else! A portion of the proceeds from every sale on IfOnly is directed to a non-profit of the luminary's choosing. In this case, with the C…

Holiday Giveaway Winner!

Hi Everyone! We had a very small turnout in terms of entries on this holiday giveaway (5 total), as I mentioned it was just a short little weekend giveaway so I could mail the items out to the winner before Christmas so the CD could be enjoyed. :)

One of the readers here had some trouble getting her comment to post and also wanted to keep her e-mail address private so she commented on the Facebook giveaway post and I commented on her behalf.

The winner was selected by Random.org and it is No. 5! Congratulations to Karla Espino!!




It turns out that you are the lucky winner, please e-mail me or private message me your e-mail address via Facebook along with your mailing address. I'll put it into the mail just as soon as I hear back from you.

Thanks to those who entered!

XO

A Holiday Giveaway!

Hi Everyone, with Christmas just around the corner and the New Year not too far behind, I thought it was time for a holiday giveaway! It's my way of saying "Thank You" for following along and supporting my blog this past year. Your love and sweet comments are always appreciated!

I recently shared with you a few of my favorite books in the post: '8 Great Book Recommendations'. One book that didn't get included in the list (but should have been and is a must read for anyone) is included in today's giveaway. In addition to that I've included one of my favorite Christmas CD's and I hope it will become one of yours also! This will be a short weekend giveaway so that I can ship it in time for you to enjoy before Dec.25th.



First up is this festive CD: Yule Swing by Anna Wilson! What I love about it is that it does not sound like every other Christmas CD with the same traditional songs. I love all of those too don't get me wrong, but there is something …

Do the One Thing You Think You Cannot Do!

Hi everyone!  Today's post is shorter one that will hopefully inspire you and reignite a flame in you that perhaps went out a while ago or will encourage you along in the right direction as you currently work towards a big dream.

In our busy day-to-day life it's easy to get caught up in our work day demands or keeping the house clean, getting the kids ready for school, running errands, washing laundry, cooking meals and going to church, etc., etc. It may feel as though your free time is limited to pursue dreams or do things that would bring you great joy but I encourage you to carve out that time. Most of us have time for more passive activities like watching TV or scrolling through social medias apps which can sometimes be time wasters. Take that block of time and use it for something that will truly change your life for the better. Make it your goal as we wrap up this year and get ready to start afresh in 2014!




This quote above by Eleanor Roosevelt really spoke to me today and…

10 Best Cyber Monday Deals

Continuing in the same format of my 12 Best Black Friday Sales, I thought I'd update some of my favorite store sales and in my opinion the best deals on the web for women's apparel right now. What better time to take advantage of not only shopping for gifts for those on your list, but finding that perfect holiday dress, outfit or heels for an upcoming Holiday party, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve celebration or a new handbag to enjoy all season long!

Kate Spade- 30% off the entire site with code: CYBER30 ~Ends: 12/02/13
GAP- 40% off everything with code: CYBER 
LOFT- 50% off EVERYTHING using code: CYBER50 
Ann Taylor-  Save 50% off EVERYTHING using code: SHOP50 
Piperlime-  Up to 40% off! 
J.Crew-  30% off site wide using code: MONDAY 
Club Monaco- Save an extra 30% off site wide using code : CYBER 
Shopbop-  25% off site wide with code: BIGEVENT13 
C.Wonder-  40% off everything with code: GIFTS40 
Banana Republic-  40% off everything with code: CYBER 

Whether you find yourself back t…