Friday, December 30, 2011


Happy Friday, Fashionable Friends!

I hope you all had a Happy Holiday and are gearing up for an exciting New Year 2012 around the corner...I know I am!

Those of you who saw my Animated Lifting Liesl Fail and enjoyed a good laugh from it, saw a sneak peek from my Christmas Eve Look of the Day, but here it is in full with a price breakdown for you!

We always get dressed up for our Christmas dinner, which we enjoy on Christmas Eve and have since I was born. It is something I look forward to each year, especially when my entire family gets to be together like this year, which was spent at my older sister, brother-in-law and nephew's home outside D.C.!

I came across my dress online at Forever 21 and loved that it had sleeves that were 3/4 length, which is nice in the winter, but also with a flattering fit and younger look to it. One thing I have learned is that if you see anything at Forever 21, online or in the store, you must grab it right away because they tend to sell out instantly! The art deco looking dress I found was under $30 and fit perfectly!

I paired it with some red suede heels that I found on the clearance rack at Marshall's while visiting my younger sister and brother-in-law in Albuquerque, NM, which is pretty much how it goes at stores like that...a hit or miss! I also sported some fake lashes just for fun!

The entire look from head to toe was put together for just over $85 and is something that consists of staple items for your wardrobe, which makes them wearable for many events and occasions. Enjoy!

Black Sequin Dress
Forever 21 - $29.80

Red Suede Heels
Marshall's - $39.99

Silver Crystal Ring

Charlotte Russe - $4.00

Silver Parisia Circle Bracelet
Poshlocket - $10.00

Red & Rhinestone Hair Flowers
Claire's - $1.00 (each x3)

TOTAL LOOK = $86.79

That last picture was taken my by youngest nephew who we have discovered is my twin and seems to like all the things I like...we are 2 peas in a pod! Anywho, he wanted to take pictures of me for my blog after asking me, "how old do you have to be to start a blog?" He is 6 and too cute for words, just like his older brother!

I figured I would go ahead and include all the family pictures, including my sisters, brother-in-laws, uncles (my mother's brothers), nephews, parents and Pete the doggie...hehe...we took by the tree too, since it is a tradition each year for us, and fits well with the post, but I'll post all the other less formal, holiday shenanigans in a future post!

Oh how I love the golden glow of twinkle lights this time of year! I hope you all have a magical new year 2012 and have your list of resolutions ready to go! I'll post mine tomorrow in my Saturday Sayings!

I'm off to meet up with some friends I've known for about 20 years or more and love that we have all remained such great friends over the years no matter how many miles separate us and through thick and thin, which makes them friends for life! Most of them have children of their own now, which just makes the get togethers a little larger and full of even more life and energy and I love it!

Have a Wonderful Weekend and Happy New Year ahead! Be sure to check back on Monday for another generous giveaway sponsored by!


  1. Happy New year to you Liesl! Loved the black sequin dress from Forever 21, what a deal too! Your family looks beautiful!

  2. You look beautiful - Happy New Year :)

    Laura xo

  3. I love your outfit, great F21 find!! I love that you paired the dress with the lovely red shoes. Santa Dog is my favorite, I saw something similar at Target but there is no way my dog would let me dress him for the holiday. Your family is beautiful and I am so happy you were able to spend time with them :) Happy 2012!!!

  4. Those are all great pictures. You look beautiful and I love the outfit.

    Have a Happy New Year! :)

  5. You look amazing girlie!! And you have a beautiful family as well.

  6. LOVE your whole outfit! You look beautiful! Hope you have a great New Year!

  7. Thanks for sharing your family pictures. I love the one where your parents are kissing you!

  8. Beautiful photos! I love your Christmas Eve outfit! It looks so simple and pretty!

    Miss L

  9. You look gorgeous, darling Liesl!! My fav pic is the one of you getting smooched by your parents... I adore!

    Wishing you all the best in the new year. You will find your happiness... a much deserved happiness.

    Smile lots and love big,

  10. Your Dad looks amazing- healthy and happy! :-)

  11. Your Dad looks amazing- healthy and happy! :-)

  12. adorable outfit and such a beautiful family!

  13. Aww you look beautiful! Wishing you a joyous New Year! :)

  14. Gorgeous! I absolutely love your shoes & hair accessories, what a cute & festive touch! Your whole family look so lovely! <3

  15. These photos are amazing :)

    following you:) have a nice new year

  16. Happy new year! lovely look and the house is wonderfull! Thank u for your comment!

    Kisses, Luisa

  17. Love your outfit! & how adorable are your parents??

    M x


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