Monday, December 17, 2012

Almost There!

Hi friends!
I have officially started Christmas shopping and decorating so the festive excitement of Christmas has set in.


I wish I could say I prepare for such things way in advance so as not to cause a frenzy, but I masochistically revel in the stress induced chaos of the holidays. 

So the decorations committee of one (me!) has begun strewing red and gold themed shenanigans all over the house and driving my family a little crazy.

When you decorate your place, do you have a scheme in mind? Or is it whatever goes?

I'm good as long as there are no elves.
They scare me.

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Holiday parties are the highlight of the overall insanity of the end of the year.
I attended my first one two weekends ago and dressed very non-holiday-ish (for now).

{Sweater: ASOS, Shorts: F21, Ankle Boots: MMC}

There's something so comfortable about a gray crewneck sweater. 
You'll be seeing some more fun variations of gray crewnecks I've been collecting.
I just can't get enough.

My cousin Natalie & I 

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And on to my IG outfit post of the day from last week!

Monday
{Blazer: Gap, Batman Shirt: Target, Pants: F21, Heels: Zara}
Lately, I've been really into graphic t-shirts.
Although girl t-shirts are fun in their own rights, I find the men's section more to my liking.
The key is to find the extra-small size and roll up the sleeves.


This outfit came after I watched Dark Knight.
I don't know how you can't be inspired after seeing him:
Gah!

Tuesday
{Sweater: H&M, Leather leggings: Michael Kors, Heels: 2020Ave, Bag: Furla, Sunnies: Ray Bans}
There's something so French and cute about stripes and red.
One of my favorite combinations. 


Wednesday
{Khaki skinnies & Men's brown bag: Zara, Chambary shirt: MC, Fuchsia sweater: J. Crew, Leopard Print Flats: Steve Madden
Depending on the weather, and mood, you can opt to keep your outfit earthy or colorful
Earthy

Colorful

I love that statement necklace.
You will see it again.

Thursday
{Skinnies: Zara, Quilted leather jacket: Love Story, Jeffrey Campbell Litas, Neon Green wristlet: Gap, and I honestly don't remember where I got that camo scarf and beanie}
I'm not sure if my male audience is substantial or not, but girl secret: bad hair day? Throw on a beanie and call it a day!

Seriously magical.

Friday
{Gold skinnies: Love Story, White Blouse & Necklace: Foreign Exchange, Heels: 2020Ave}
Friday was my annual Christmas party for my staff at work.
To dress the part, you can opt for shimmery gold pants and jewelry to look Christmas-y but not using your typical red and greens.


Saturday
{Faux fur coat: MMC, Leather top: Macy's, Black skinnies: Zara, Clutch: ASOS, Heels: Zara}
Saturday night was a fabulous dinner out in Beverly Hills with my parents.
Mastro's for a steak dinner means... you need to wear something with a roomy top so you can breathe and eat easy.
You know what I'm saying?

Dinner was yummy and the poor lighting in the steakhouse proved difficult to take an amazing picture.
My apologies.

Sunday
When I decided to roll on out of bed, it was time to bundle up again for the rain and some brunch with my little sister.

{Red leather jacket: F21, Gray Skinnies: 7ForAllMankind, Scarf: Old Navy, Clutch & Ankle Boots: F21


And that concludes one week in the life of my closet.

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With the last round of holiday dinners and parties this weekend, and a concert at the Disney Concert Hall in downtown, this weekend is going to wrap up so wonderfully to a beautiful Christmas celebration. 

I can't wait!!

I hope you all enjoy this last week before the big holiday.


-Jessica-

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