Friday, November 28, 2014

Holiday Party Dresses

Yes, it's Black Friday but my claustrophobic self will be staying right at home.  At this moment I'm more concerned with Bianca's birthday party than I am with Christmas shopping so I've been steering clear of the sales (if I know about it, I will be tempted!).  My last purchase was a dress for a holiday party and this year I have several to attend.  Here is a list of party dresses I think would work, from the casual party to the formal affair.

This dress is ridiculously cute!  I love the sequined collar and the sleeves.  It's perfect for a more casual party and could also be worn for New Year's Eve.

This dress is so flirty and fun!  It's from Lauren Conrad's Paper Crown line and it's gorgeous.  As you can tell, I love sequins and think they work perfect for holiday party attire.

My obsession with red continues...  This dress is romantic and equally fun.  This would look amazing with some black pumps and a matching black (faux) fur stole.

There's something very glam about this dress.  I love the sweetheart neckline with the more conservative overlay.  Of course, I love the bow at the waist!

I've been obsessed with this dress forever!  While the color isn't really holiday appropriate, it comes in a bunch of different colors.  I just so happen to love pink.  It's also on mega sale, like 38 dollars if I recall correctly!

I.  Need.  This!  It's utter perfection.  I love the delicate lace and the full skirt.  It's just beautiful.  I have no other words!

Have you picked out your holiday party dress?  I can't wait to show you mine later this month!

I've also picked a winner for the Sourpuss Clothing dress giveaway!  Click HERE to see if you're the lucky one!



Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Pretty Picnic

Lindy Bop Audrey dress in Red Gingham 003

I'm just going to say this now: Expect to see a lot of red dresses in the next few weeks!  I used to think red was a terrible color on me but I'm coming around.  Maybe it's because I'm feeling the holiday spirit?  I'm just happy to see more than a sea of blue in my closet!

I've always wanted a Lindy Bop Audrey dress and thanks to Amanda I now have one!  I had been eying this dress for a long time, it just so happened that Amanda was ready to let hers go.  I love that the fabric is lightweight and the skirt has lining.  Considering the great price, I think you get a lot for your money.  Now I want this dress in a few other prints...

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Merriest Ever

I just wanted to post a little preview of our Christmas card shoot yesterday.  We rarely ever take family pictures so I was overjoyed to have some new ones!  Can't wait to send out our cards this season, this will be our fist year.  There have been lots of firsts lately, and now that the holiday season is approaching I'm getting more excited about sharing these milestones with Bianca.

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My dress- Unique Vintage
Bianca's dress- Carter's



Friday, November 21, 2014

Posed to Death

Pin Hell Bunny Dolores WWII Zombie swing dress 002

I couldn't be more happy to bring more black into my closet.  Yes, it's a black dress with zombie pinups on it, but black nonetheless. I've been really happy with my last few Hell Bunny purchases.  While the brand does run a little large, once I figured out my correct size I realized how much I love them.  It's also pretty dangerous that we carry Hell Bunny at work.  Pretty dresses + employee discount = huge dent in paycheck!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Hooved on a Feeling

Modcloth Retrolicious Hooved on a Feeling dress 018

I'm sure you know I have a wishlist a mile long.  This dress had been at the top for over six months and now it's finally mine!  I love the cut of this dress: the deep v in the back, the cap sleeves with the little peekaboo slits, and the longer length.  Of course, the print is amazing and an absolute showstopper.  When Kevin first saw the dress he didn't even realize there were unicorns on it!  Your eye doesn't know where to land first which means it's the perfect addition to my closet of novelty prints.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Sourpuss Clothing Giveaway!

I'm so excited to announce that I've teamed up with Sourpuss Clothing for an awesome giveaway! I'm sure you're familiar with the brand, but if not, they make the cutest dresses with the most amazing novelty prints.  Sourpuss was gracious enough to let me pick a dress of my own and I couldn't wait to get my hands on the Lizzie dress in sputnik print.

Sourpuss Clothing Lizzie dress in Sputnik print 022

I love the cut of this dress.  The cap sleeves are adorable and the Peter Pan collar gives it an extra girly flair.  Of course, it has pockets and a bow detail on the waist so I knew right away this dress was for me.  The fabric is stretchy and fully lined with a silky material.  It also comes in a range of sizes, from S-2X.  Basically, it's perfect.  And guess what?  You can have one too!  You can enter this international giveaway after the jump!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Finding Neverland

Pinup Girl Clothing Jenny Skirt in Neverland Print 001

The novelty print that trumps all novelty prints.  That's how I feel about this skirt.  I've been obsessed with this Peter Pan themed print for the last year and I'm so happy it's finally been added to my closet.  If you can't already tell, I'm not the biggest advocate of separates.  Wearing dresses is my thing mostly because it requires less thought.  While this skirt is also offered in a dress version, I felt like it was a little overbearing on my frame.  So I challenge myself every time I wear this skirt because it requires me to actually put a more elaborate outfit together.

Friday, November 14, 2014

What's On My Radar: Current Loves

This month I'm focusing on sale items, mostly because during the holidays money is tight.  Any of these items would be great for me or as a Christmas gift for someone else.  I always get super stressed during the holidays because I have a lot of family to shop for, but I think the only person getting gifts this year is Bianca.  It's her first Christmas!  Anyway, here are my picks this month.  Almost everything is under fifty dollars!

Ruche Sale

Modcloth sale set
3. SLRing

Makeup sale

Have you been holiday shopping yet?  Are you feeling the pressure too?



Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Belle Blossom

Bernie Dexter Belle dress in Pink Blossom 003

Yep, I know we're in the middle of November.  Unfortunately, the heat is very much still here.  It isn't miserable but it does mean I'll still be wearing summer worthy clothing.  That doesn't bother me at all though.  I love me some floral prints!  Even if it were snowing, I'd probably just add more layers to this ensemble.

Sammi was nice enough to let me borrow this dress and I couldn't possibly love it more.  It's a halter dress and I usually hate the way that cut looks on me.  I can overlook a halter if the print is to die for.  And guess what?  This pink blossom print is one of my favorites!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Madame Butterfly

Modcloth Eva Franco Thing A Ma Sprig dress 020

Here it is, another pretty blue dress.  I can't even explain why I'm so drawn to this color, but my closet is filled with hue after hue of blue (that's hard to say out loud!).  This is my first Eva Franco dress and I'm pleasantly surprised with the quality.  It's lined with really soft fabric and the dress itself is thick and sturdy.  I can see more of her dresses in my closet in the future...

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Ten Months

Is it weird to say that I'm almost too tired to even write this post?  That's what it feels like being a mommy to a now ten month old Bianca.  As of Thursday, she is officially starting to walk!  She's been "cruising" around the house for several weeks now but she's gone from hugging the walls to not needing any assistance at all.  I'm happy and proud, but I also know that things get a lot harder from here.  The more mobile they are, the more mess they get into!

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Speaking of mess, Bianca has been making it her mission to scare the heck out of me on the regular.  She ingested some shampoo during bath time, on my watch and while I was bathing with her.  Needless to say, I had to call poison control to make sure she would be okay, and she was.  I was freaking out though!  She loves to go through the bathroom cabinets and play with things like shaving cream, hair spray, and lotion.  I'm counting the days until we get those baby proof locks on everything.

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She pretty much eats everything I eat (with exceptions to nuts, popcorn, and candy).  She has so many teeth now she can chew almost anything.  She's also cutting four teeth right now which would bring the grand total to twelve.  She hasn't been sleeping much at all and she's either insanely happy or absolutely miserable.  It's been a roller coaster with her for the last week or so, I can't wait until they pop through and she starts to feel better.

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Bianca's personality really shines through these days.  She's really bubbly and I'm pretty sure she's going to be a little comedian, I can see it already!  She loves to sing and especially dance, it's the cutest thing ever!  Her vocabulary hasn't really progressed in the last month, but her ability to understand what we are saying has.  She is starting to know what "no" means, and she knows how to give a kiss when I ask her.  I've also been teaching her Spanish words so she can get used to vocabulary in both languages.

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While I feel like it's getting harder, it's also getting much more fun.  She's such a gift and I couldn't ask for a more perfect little girl :).



Thursday, November 6, 2014

Like A Braided Bandit

Braided Bandit Vintage dress 008

Who says shoulder pads are a big no-no these days?  When I got this vintage gem from The Braided Bandit I was excited to see shoulder pads sewn into this dress.  I love how it accentuates the unique sleeve and I think it makes the dress stand out a little more.  That doesn't mean I want to add them to all my dresses, I just want to preserve the style of this one.

Monday, November 3, 2014


Unique Vintage Areyah White Floral Swing dress 026

I don't care what season it is, florals are meant to be worn year round.  This dress is the newest addition to my closet and I'm very much in love.  It has adjustable straps and lots of give in the back so it's perfect for all you busty girls!  I usually shy away from spaghetti straps but sometimes it's a good thing to make exceptions to your rules.

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