Monday, December 28, 2015


Happy Monday, Everyone!

I hope each of you had a magical holiday season and were able to celebrate around friends, family and/or loved ones.  

I was fortunate to be surrounded by my entire family this year, including my niece and 3 nephews, which made it extra special for me.  There truly is nothing like being with those whom you care about most and having little ones running's really all I ever need for Christmas.

Our family tradition is getting dressed up on Christmas Eve and having a big, formal dinner following cocktails and a plethora of hors d'oeuvres.  This year, was the first in many where I hadn't chosen to wear a strapless or sleeveless dress, as to not freeze, and it was 75 degrees in VA, naturally! ;)

I paired a fitted black turtleneck, that I’ve had for years and is a favorite of mine, with a full, flirty and bouncy black skirt, which I refer to as my "big girl tutu," a new pair of red faux suede heels and a variety of gold and sparkle affordable accessories.  

My entire look cost under $85, and it could easily double as a NYE look by simply adding a bit more sparkle and switching out the heels.  

Below, I break it all down for you along with some pictures from our celebration.  Enjoy! :)
Black Turtleneck
H&M = $7.99 (on sale)
(similar fitted style found here)

Black “Big Girl Tutu” Skirt
Love Culture = $24.95 
(similar styles found here and here)

Red Faux Suede Heels
Forever 21 = $27.80
(same heels, but in different colors, found here)

Gold Hammered Bars Statement Necklace
Forever 21 = $12.80
(similar style and look found here)

Gold & Crystal Sparkle Ring
Forever 21 = $6.80
(similar look created pairing these found here)

Gold Open Bangle
Forever 21 = $1.80
(similar styles in the bangle set found here)

TOTAL LOOK = $82.12
Black “Big Girl Tutu” Skirt: Love Couture = $$24.95  /
Red Faux Suede Heels Forever 21 = $27.80
Gold Hammered Bars Statement Necklace: Forever 21 = $12.80
Gold & Crystal Sparkle Ring: Forever 21 = $6.80  /  Gold Open Bangle: Forever 21 = $1.80
One of my brothers-in-law with my dad, two of the most incredible men I know, and my extraordinary dad with my super sisters.
Good Eats.
Niece Nugget!
My incredible nephews and extraordinary parents.
Marvelous Mother and Super Sisters

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My silly and super fun family, minus the 2 littlest ones who had gone to bed. :)
"Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night."


  1. Looks like a wonderful Christmas & I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE every detail of your outfit(as always)!

    1. You are so sweet, Lacey, thank you so much for such nice words and your continued support. I hope you had a great Christmas and have a magical 2016! :)


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