Sunday, January 6, 2013

Week's Best Looks: January 6th 2013.

Hello all to the first installment of Week's Best Looks for 2013 & Happy New Year!! This week I am showcasing a lot of Favorites since we just passed New Year's Eve and all. And as you will see the most popular things to wear for this New Year's were: Sequins, Sparkles, Mini-Dresses, Lace, Faux Fur, Boots, Black Tights & Colored Tights. I am showing you some of my favorite bloggers who are daily reads, as well as some Big-Name bloggers like Jeanette or Cara. I also chose a couple of Casual Outfits which I loved and were perfect for the Holidays for the end of the year. =) So without further ado, I present you this week's Beauties.

From Left to Right, Starting from the Top:
Mara is wearing a Holiday-Like, Brown Fur, Cropped Coat pairing it with a Wintery Knit, Cowl-Neck Dress. She did great accessorizing with Spiky Silver Pumps, a Silver Statement Necklace, a Red Statement Bracelet, Wine Tights with Matching Red Lips & Nails.
Shanna's Mini Dress has a Cute Bug Print. The colors are definitely good for cold months & Paired with a Cozy, Ivory-Beige Snood, Camel Booties & Notice-Me Blue Tights, she looks Adorable!
Lynne proves that Animal Prints in the Brown & Beige Family, look Great with Oxblood. Her 3/4-Sleeve Topper & Girly Camel Mary Janes bring out her Sassy Attitude. Loving her Hair, too.
Jeanette is a Big Fashionista. This was her New Year's Eve Dress: a Cocktail, Sequined Silver Sheath paired with a Dressy White Tuxedo Blazer, Black Pumps & Clutch. Her Fancy, Silver Necklace & Bracelet sparkle even more!
Melaina wore this outfit to a Double Birthday Party. Her Warm, Brown Tunic has Gold-Embellished Shoulders that mirror the Gold Studs on her Brown Heels. Love her Gold Pendant, too.
Lisa is wearing a Mini Emerald & Black Sequined Cocktail Dress with Sassy Booties & a Gorgeous Silver Bow to top off her Bun. I love the dress' long sleeves & the matching bracelet.
Alissa "was stuck" wearing this Cute, Red, Heart-Print Graphic Tee 3 days in a row due to luggage mishap while traveling, but she looks adorable in it. I'd wear this complete look to a more casual New Year's Eve Dinner.

From Left to Right, Starting from the Top:

Londyn is Sassy & Sexy in a 3/4-Sleeve, Mini LBD with a Slightly-Open Back detailed with Grommets. I love the Knee-High Boots with this Rocker Look.
Jess is doing a 30 for 30 Challenge & with this chic, sophisticated look she knocked it out on the very first day. Love the Dove Gray Sweater & Matching Vest paired with the Kelly Green Pencil Skirt.
Sam's Blog is new to me but I am already hooked. She is a Law Student with Beautiful Style. This Boucle Jacket over a Baby Doll Winter White Dress with the Dark Tights & Booties would be great for New Year's Eve. Those Emerald Chandelier Earrings are Stunning.
Rebecca makes it official: Sequins, Faux Fur & Black Tights were very popular items to wear for this New Year's Eve. Love her Lauren Conrad Silver Mini Dress with Blue Clutch & her Dark, Fun Nails.
Lindsey wore this Girly, Fun, Lacy Dress featuring a Bouncy Skirt as a Bridesmaid, during a New Year's Wedding. It really pops with her Red Bob & Redder Nails.
Tunde is wearing a Gorgeous Sequined Mini LBD topping it off with a Camel Sweater featuring a Fur Collar. I love her Sparkly Bow Necklace, too. She chose the perfect outfit for New Year's Eve.

From Left to Right, Starting from the Top:

Cara dressed down her Gorgeous, Colorful, Sequined Mini Skirt & Simple White Blouse with a Very Trendy Green Military Blazer. Yet her Ankle-Band Shoes & Hot Pink Handbag make it fun!
Natalie may hate Winter but she looks Adorable in her mini Cow-Print Dress topped off by a Great Black Coat & Gloves, accessorized with classic Black Tights & Black Boots. She also wore Hoops & Red Lipstick - Perfect Simplicity for a New Year's Eve Celebration.
Keely is covering her Pretty, Round Belly with a Stripped, Wrap Dress that shows it off proudily. Her Studded Black Purse, Statement Necklace & Updo dress up the Look, even more.
Tara wore a Beautiful & Sparkly Cocktail Dress for both her Sister's 21st & New Year's. I love her Python Clutch, Girly Pink Heels, Silver Statement Necklace & Soft Waves with this.
Tori is Casually Chic in a Plaid Button-Down with a Fur Vest over it & Riding Cognac Boots.
Ginny looks like a Sweet Girl in a Lacy Nude Dress with Matching Pumps, for her Anniversary. She kept her Sweet Demeanor by wearing a Simple Black Cardi & Black Tights. Love all her Bronze Bangles.

My Own Favorite Look:
I love this simple look. The Houndstooth-trimmed Cardigan & the Loose Blouse definitely dress up Chic the simple Skinny Pants, while my Boots are Comfortable yet so simple, not flashy.

Stripes, Purple and Skinnies.

Hello All. It has been an unusual but beautiful Sunday for sure. We spent most of our morning and part of the afternoon doing a Pregnancy Photo-Shoot for Our Bundle of Joy to come. Lucky for us, we got all the photos today (over 350 of them). The photographer will work on a bunch of them, she will take her time, but at least having them all and being able to share some of them here with you, and on Facebook, is a privilege. The photographer we chose is fairly young & new. She is only 24 years old but she has been doing Photography full-time for 5 years now, even has worked for some established, good magazines & publications here in Albania. Also, I have been Facebook friends with her & admired her work for a long time now. In general we were very happy with the shoot. And because our Friendship, she even gave me a fabulous deal. Yes it was kind of chilly outside, but it could have been a lot colder actually. Most of the photos were taken in the shade - a photographer's dream, right? - and my outfits were fairly light, but I managed. My favorite photos were the ones of the two of us, well three of us, actually. =) Once I go through the photos, I will make sure to post some of them here for you. ;-)

This has been one of the best, comfiest, loftiest (are these last 2 words?! LOL) top to wear while pregnant. I love the skinny little tie around the top of the belly too & the mini pleat detail by the neckline. I have also worn this ruffled cardigan a few times, while pregnant. With the open fly-away style this has been a good cardi for this last trimester. The knit Turqouise Scarf was added for warmth and it was cold in the office that day, so I kept it on for the first couple of hours. I like the textured open-weave detail on it. All the pieces here are very simple but it is all about the sime details & mix of textures. Those little things sometimes MAKE AN OUTFIT, don't you agree?!

Black+White Stripped, Open Cardigan w/ Ruffle Around the Front: White House Black Market.
3/4-Sleeve, Simple, Cotton, Purple Maternity Top w/ Pleating Detail: Oh Baby by Motherhood.
Black, Stretchy, Skinny Corduroy Pants: White House Black Market.
Turqouise, Knitted Warm Scarf w/ Sparkly Silver Threading through it: Hand-Made.
Light-Green & Gold-Edged, Flower-Shaped, Stud Earrings: Parfois.
Long, Beaded Forest Green Necklace w/ Magnetic Oval & Skinny-Square, Magnetic, Glass Stones: Street Vendor @ the Beach. 
Silver Ring w/ Long Oval-Shaped Orange Stone: Kohl's.
Black, Leather Boots: Impo.