Sunday, December 23, 2012

Week's Best Looks: December 23rd 2012.

Hello to you on this Sunday. The last weekend before Christmas and also a special weekend since tomorrow is Christmas Eve and the day after tomorrow is Christmas Day. SO MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU & YOUR FAMILIES!! May these next couple of days be filled with Joy, Smiles, Good Food, Yummy Desserts, Lots of Presents and Fabulous Time spent with Loved Ones!! May you Relax, as well!!

And because of this Beautiful, Festive, Hopeful, Joyful Holiday, I wanted to focus on Holiday Looks this week. So, today I chose 12 Gorgeous Outfits, dividing them into two categories. First we have outfits that would be great to wear to a Christmas Party, on Christmas Day/Eve, if you are hosting a XMas/Holiday Event. These first 6 outfits are dressy but not fancy. They have a casual feel to them too. Between the Red, the Green, the Plaid, the Sequins and a Reindeer, they cover all things Christmas. Secondly, we have 6 outfits that would be great for New Year's Eve, a Fancy Cocktail Party, a Dressy Work/Company Holiday Party, a Fabulous New Year's Dinner (and at the club afterwards), etc. The ladies chosen all look beautiful in their dresses paired with the right accessories and/or shoes. Puffy A-Line Skirts, Polka-Dotted Tights and Statement Jewelry are definitely big items to wear with an outfit, during New Year's Eve or any other Dressy Holiday Party you may attend. =)

 Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
Left to Right, Top to Bottom:
 
Patti wears a Cheery Hunter Green Cardigan with the Most Gorgeous Red Silk Scarf featuring a Beautiful Print & Bold Colors - perfect for a Hostess for Christmas Dinner.
Heather's Outfit is Casual & Relaxed between her Jeans, Plaid Button-Down & Bold Red Blazer. Plus Red & Turquoise are always a Beautiful Combination together.
Alissa's Sequined Black Tank is serving double duty as a Fancy Vest. It looks so cute over a Pink/White Gingham Button-Down. The Rest of the Look is kept simple with Black Skinnies & Black Ballet Flats - 2 Classic Pieces.
Alice is exactly like a "Bouqet of Roses" in her Bold Red Rose-Print Skirt with Matching Flower Pin. Her Blazer, Booties & Nice Leather Purse (all Black) make this look so Elegant & Work-Ready, too.
Jenni looks her Pretty, Thin, Tall, Elegant self in a Beautiful Plaid Pencil Skirt paired with a Grape Ruffled Top & Statement Necklace. I like the textures created between the Skirt & Top.
Stephanie is so Cute & Christmasy in her Red Cardigan with a Reindeer T-Shirt underneath it. To keep this Work Look Polished, she is wearing a Black Pencil Skirt with Black Tights & Herringbone Ballet Flats - a Winter Pattern.
 
New Year's Eve or a Holiday Cocktail Party. 
Left to Right, Top to Bottom:
 
Molly is in a Below-the-Knee, Purple/Navy, Square-Print Dress featuring an A-Line Skirt. The same pattern & color is repeated in her tights. I like her Silver Bubble Necklace & of course her Gorgeous Waves of Curls.
Tiffany wears a Sexy, Body-Conscious Neutral Beige, Ruched Dress w/ Cognac Boots. It is her Coral Statement Necklace with Matching Earrings that seals the deal.
Londyn goes for a Cobalt Blue, Elbow-Sleeve Dress with an Embellished Neckline. Her Over-the-Knee Boots are Sassy. This would be a Fun New Year's Eve Look. I would just add some Dangly Earrings.
Lindsey has been posting some Awesome Holiday Looks, lately. This is my favorite not just because she is in a Red Dress. I love the Fancy Tuxedo Blazer & Gorgeous Statement Necklace and how Cute is her Updo!
Daphne wears a Beautiful Golden-Ivory, A-line Dress with a Black Embellished Collar & Matching Belt. She kept this duo color on her legs and feet as well by wearing Pin-Dot Polka Tights & Nude Pumps. Love it.
Jessica has made this list often and so Deserving of it. This Teal/Cobalt Dress with an Elegant Neckline, a Skinny Bow Belt, Classic Black Blazer, Bold Polka-Dot Tights & Adorable Sequined Black Purse is Pure Cocktail Beauty in my opinion.
 
My Own Look of the Week:
This week was so easy to choose because this is one of my Most Favorite Sweater Dresses. I also think it would be a Great Holiday Party Dress, maybe not for New Year's Eve, but it would serve the purpose for any other Holiday Occasion. As a pregnant mom I would switch to Dressy Ballet Flats (in Gold, Silver or Black) or very low Wedge Pumps to Dress up the Look a little bit more for the event.

Black Skinnies and Red Dolman Sweater.

Once again it is Sunday and I am stuck at work all day (14 hours). One more Sunday at work after this and then Maternity Leave. =) I am glad because I need to relax a little bit before giving birth and get everything ready for our bundle of joy. I got a lot accomplished yesterday on my day off. I went to bed real late the previous night and I woke up real late too. As I opened my eyes and had some juice to drink, then a little bit of Blogging & Facebooking and then I started dusting and cleaning. I put our little rug/carpet in the living room. But the main thing I got accomplished yesterday is filling up our baby's closet. We built her a huge closet, but since most of her stuff was shipped or sent from USA, it was all still in luggages. My Sister-in-Law helped me a lot yesterday to get all her stuff in the closet and organize it. We organized everything by articles of clothing & sizes. For example all the onesies 0-3 months in one spot, all the dresses hanging, all her socks and accessories such as hats in one drawer, all her diapers and wipes together, etc. you get the idea. It was a lot of work but fun work nevertheless. I love her clothes, she has beautiful things. My mom picked out most of her clothes (and purchased them - how lucky) and she did an excellent job. I will forever be thankful to my parents for such generous gifts. =) Now it is time to blog an outfit but I will be back late tonight with a Special Edition of Week's Best Looks which I hope you will enjoy, so STAY TUNED for that!! =)

I love wearing and pairing Red & Black together. For more check out this post. I am adding another Red & Black look to my outfits' collection in this combination. This is quite simple but it is splashy & sassy nevertheless. I love these loose, bat-wing, dolman or kimono-sleeved styles of sweaters and have worn a few of them while pregnant - they are perfect for pregnancy. Actually this is the second similar sweater I wear this week alone. It seems like this week has been all about stripes and these types of sweaters, if you notice my outfits log. =)

3/4-Sleeve, See-Through, Crochet, Off-the-Shoulder, Light, Red Sweater: Express.
Black, Stretchy, Skinny Corduroy Pants: White House Black Market. 
Black, Sparkly, Circle Studs: Piazza Italia.
Long, Gold, Braided Chain Necklace w/ Twisted Circle & Tassle Detail: Parfois (New).
Silver, Black + Red, Thin, Stretchy, Rhinestone Bracelets (purchased together as a set of 4): White House Black Market.
Silver Ring w/ Long Oval-Shaped Orange Stone: Kohl's.
Metallic, Black Hair Barrettes: H&M.
Black, Leather Boots: Impo.