Sunday, November 30, 2014

Thanksgiving Styles and Weekend Loving.

So, this is what I wore for Thanksgiving this year. We will get to this Outfit in a little bit.

First, since this is Thanksgiving weekend I wanted to pay it forward to some of my Favorite Bloggers by highlighting them this week. I am including my favorite outfits from this week, that these 7 beautiful ladies wore. I happen to think these outfits are perfect for Thanksgiving also. Some for a casual dinner at home, some for a dressier dinner out in a nice restaurant and some even work for Black Friday or Weekend (Holiday) Shopping. Check them all out!!

old navy vest



Now, this was what I wore for Thanksgiving this year, for dinner and some work-related, casual appointments. Sangria is the IT Color of Fall 2014 and this Gorgeous, Rich Cranberry shade is one I happen to love. As a matter of fact, I cannot recall a Fall season when it hasn't been considered Stylish. Though, my Satin Pencil Skirt is a true Sangria, while my Plaid Button-up is more of a Fuchsia, the colors are similar enough to create a Monochrome look. Especially since I added a Fuchsia Lipstick and Dark Red Bobble Pearl Studs. To keep warm, I layered a thin, Black Turtleneck underneath the Shirt. And I kept things slightly casual with my Black Booties and Gray Tweedy Tights. Here is another recent Outfit where I paired shades of Sangria with Black. Overall, I ended up loving this Outfit (very different from last year, as you can see) and I got several real-life compliments on it, as well. Hope you like it as well. =)
Black, Thin Jersey-Stretch, Long-Sleeve Turtleneck: Express (very similar by Ralph Lauren, love this), (very similar), (long-sleeve, ribbed option by VS, best deal, love this).
Red, Double-sided, Bobble Earrings w/ Large Pearl on the Back & Small Crystal on the Front: c/o Viggos (New) (double-pearl ones by The Limited, love these), (similar w/ pyramid pave side by Sam Edelman, great deal, love these).
Long, Black Metallic, Lariat Necklace w/ Black Beads & Fireball Crystals: The Limited (similar, gorgeous option, on sale, love this), (similar by The Limited), (silver+black, lariat option by Chico's, best deal, love this).

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Sweater Weather with Old Navy.

Sweater Weather with Old Navy.

Sweater Weather with Old Navy. 
In honor of Thanksgiving + Holiday Shopping, Black Friday Sales and Cyber Monday I put together a list of my Top 10 Favorite Sweaters currently at Old Navy (non-Cardigan style). Look below for details. You can find more here. Almost every single one is on sale and on Cyber Monday Dec 1st, Old Navy is having 40% off everything you purchase from their website, how cool is that? I am clearly craving some Neutral Gray, Fair Isle, Cozy Cable Knit, Warm Turtlenecks and a pop of Color via Sangria and Red. Which are your top 3 favorites from my picks? Did you do or plan on doing any shopping this weekend? What did you buy?

Details/where to buy:

P.S. I will be posting more Favorite Wishful Shopping lists throughout December so stay tuned. Thanks for stopping by, today. =) Hope you had a Wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Flashback Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!! Every time Thanksgiving comes I am reminded to pay my Thanks to people and things I shouldn't take for granted, but also that the year is almost coming to a close. Where did 2014 go, friends?

I thought for fun, I would show you my Thanksgiving Outfit from last year and some other pictures with Vivian. Due to being busy with visiting family in the States and traveling, I didn't get around to posting it, last year. But before I get to that, I first and foremost wanted to say that the 2 women in my life I love the most and I am Thankful for the most are these 2 ladies below: My Mom and my Daughter Vivian. If I continue to be a good mom to Vivian, at least half as good as my mom ever was to me, I have accomplished my duties as a mom, in this life. As Vivian grows, I grow as a person and as a mom with her. As she learns new things every day, I also learn with her and from her. 

Every day God reminds me more and more of how lucky I am to have Vivian and to be her mom. And every day I remind myself that it is not things that matter (though this is mostly a style blog and all), but it is the people who matter. THE PEOPLE whom we love and call Family and Friends. Thank you God for all of My Blessings.
They are so precious together and I am such a lucky girl to have them!!

Now, this is the Outfit I wore for Thanksgiving Dinner last year. I decided to dress up my first pair of Skinny Olive Pants (this pair from Gap was purchased a few years ago, on clearance, and the cost per wear is so low by now). I dressed them up with one of my many Bustiers and a Pair of Sexy Black Stilettos. The White Bustier has Sequins splashed in a pattern around the front and it is by White House Black Market, like most of the ones I own. The Cage Shoes were a huge trend last year and continue to be so this year. This Leather pair is by Nine West and at least 50% of my shoes are from there, because I find them to be such a great quality and when purchased on sale or with coupons, I get great quality for little money. I added some White Stone+Crystal Statement Earrings, Simple Pearl Bracelet and a Quilted Faux Leather Purse. However, since I knew I would be attending to a 10-month old baby, I did switch to my White, Crystal-Encrusted, Ballet Flats (when needed), also from Nine West. What do you think? Have you paired Olive with White before? Do you own a Bustier or are you not a fan of them? Speaking of Bustiers, I did link up 3 gorgeous options currently selling at White House Black Market. You are welcome!

Now, at first we put Vivian in this Adorable Minnie Mousse Outfit since she was meeting her two young girl cousins and they also came dressed in Minnie Mousse Dresses. The three of us Moms chose to take some photos of our girls together in their Minnie Dresses, especially since it was the last time that Vivian was meeting her cousins in the States (during our stay). Look at my Smiling Munchkin holding on to a Microphone Toy (a present for her). I miss her as a little baby though it wasn't long ago, at all. Time flew!!!

Later, for our Dinner and Thanksgiving Celebrations, Vivian wore a more appropriate Holiday Outfit. She wore a Pink Velour and White Dress, with some White Leggings w/ tiny Baby Pink Dots and some Baby Pink Ballerinas w/ a little Lace Bow on her hair. We had just gotten that doll for her so she was truly loving it at the time, lol.

Wishing you all today a Thanksgiving filled with Rich Tables and Rich Hearts!!
Stay tuned for some special Thanksgiving-related posts, this weekend. Thank You.