Finding The Perfect Outfit This NYE

With the holidays passing and the end of the month creeping up on us quickly, it is that time of year again… Time to decide what you’re going to wear on New Years Eve!  Many people may think that the hard part is figuring out where you are going to go, or coordinating everyone’s plans and transportation for the evening, but if you’re anything like me, the hardest part comes when you’re trying to pick that perfect outfit for the evening’s festivities.  For that dilemma, I have a few suggestions and ideas for you to help guide your decisions, but don’t get too ahead of yourselves, because right now we only get to see the first one!

New Years Eve Outfit Idea - Affordable


Top: Clayton Sequin Vest Top by Goldie –, $76

Pants: Koral Skinny Jean (Black Blue) –, $295

Shoes: Steve Madden Deeny –, $97

Bag: Jimmy Choo Charlize Leather Clutch –, $1,450

Bracelet: Flora Handmade Bangle –, $43

Earrings: Kate Spade New York French Wire Drop Earrings –, $68

I hope you ladies are having a great Sunday afternoon and stay posted, with only two more days until New Year’s Eve, there are more outfit ideas coming your way!


Guest Post: Lyss Of Setting Sail


Merry Christmas Everyone!

I am so sorry that I haven’t been on top of my game the last few days.. I have been so busy getting ready for Christmas and everything else going on (I have an internship over winter break, so that’s been keeping me busy also!).  But, that doesn’t mean we don’t have an amazing and gorgeous guest blogger today! 

This week’s guest post is a little different that normal, though.  This week, I am so excited to present Lyss of Setting Sail Blog!  She is providing us with an amazing Christmas Day Outfit.  She is not only stunning and super sweet, but her blog is absolutely amazing! Check it out, I know you are going to love it as much as I do! But, without further ado, here is Lyss and her super cute and stylish Christmas Day Outfit!

Guest Blogger Series - Lyss Of Setting Sail Blog

Guest Blogger Series - Lyss Of Setting Sail Blog

Outfit details: Dress Forever 21 (similar) | Shirt Garage (on sale!) | Stockings H&M 

Merry Christmas all from s e t t i n g SAIL blog! I hope that you are enjoying a wonderful holiday with lots of family and friends. If you’re still wondering what to break out of your closet for this big event, consider opting for an easy dress that you can wear comfortably and layer – especially if it’s cold where you are.  I’ve paired this chic vest/trench inspired black wrap dress with a scoop neck stripped tee and black stockings. The best part about this outfit is that you can easily customize this look. To dress is up I recommend adding some beautiful earrings (like these) and bracelets (like this and this) paired with a smart pair of knee length boots and pea coat.  For a more casual look consider wearing a sweater over the dress and pairing your outfit with some warm wool socks scrunched low to pair with a cute pair of ankle booties.

XOXO, Lyss

See guys, what did I tell ya… She’s awesome! And her blog is just as amazing.  Check it out here! I promise you’ll be so glad you did!

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful day with your family and friends!



Holiday Outfit Idea Round 2


Holiday Dinner Outfit (with the Family)

With Christmas quickly approaching, I know many of you are probably still trying to put together your outfit for dinner with your family and/or friends.  This is one part of the holidays that I personally always struggle with! So, here is an idea for what you could wear…

Outfit Of The Day - Holiday Christmas Idea


Dress:  Dorothy Perkins Red Slash Neck Ottoman Dress –, $35

Belt: Fossil Leather Bow Belt –, $32

Tights: Hue Tulle Texture Tights –$14 $7 (ON SALE NOW!)

Shoes: Tory Burch Reva Tonal Logo Ballet Flats –, $235

Bracelets: Kate Spade New York Idiom (Heart Of Gold) Bracelet –$32 $27 (ON SALE NOW!)

Kate Spade New York Sailor Knot Hinge Bangle –, $78

Kate Spade New York All That Glitters Pave Idiom Bangle –, $58

Earrings:  Kate Spade New York Faceted Shimmer Earrings –, $98

I hope this helps you with your planning ladies! Have a great day and enjoy your Sunday!


Holiday Outfit Ideas Part 1: Holiday Parties

Are you having trouble deciding what to wear to your company’s holiday party? Do you have a family party that you can never seem to know how to dress for? Or maybe just a dinner with friends?

Well, no matter what the occasion is, we have the solution for you! I know how hard it can be to pick out the perfect outfit for gatherings like these, because I always seem to struggle as well, so today, I have a couple outfit ideas to get your creative juices flowing so you can pick out the outfit that is best suited for you!

For our first look, we have a really festive and cute little dress paired with the perfect jewelry and an amazing pair of Louboutin pumps for a really complete and festive look!
Holiday Outfit Ideas - Holiday Parties


Dress: Frill Sleeve Chiffon Layered Dress (burgundy) –, $21 

Coat: MICHAEL by Michael Kors Belted Wrap Coat –$198 $158 (ON SALE NOW!)

Tights: Zara Soft Bamboo Tights –, $20

Shoes: Christian Louboutin 140mm Bianca Pumps (Black Patent Leather) –, $845

Bag: Givenchy Antigona Envelope Clutch –, $1,240

Necklace: 3-Row Berry Stone Necklace –$20 $14 (ON SALE NOW!)

Earrings: Ruby Stud Earrings –, $4.49

Lipstick: Nars Semi Matte Lipstick (Jungle Red) –, $26

Nail Polish: Nars Oxblood Red Nail Polish

And for look #2, we have a super cute little mini skirt paired with a chic and classy blouse for the perfect mixture of fun and classy!

Holiday Outfit Ideas - Holiday Parties


Top: Lavender Brown Double Layer Blouse (Cream) –, $156

Skirt: ZADIG & VOLTAIRE Sequined Jasmi Skirt (Black) –, $430

Tights: Zara Soft Bamboo Tights –, $20

Shoes: Jimmy Choo Anouk Pointy Toe Pumps (Black) –, $595

Necklace: Forever 21 Glam Bib Necklace –, $13

Earrings: Kenneth Cole New York Gold Tone Faceted Round Bead Stud Earrings –, $24

I hope my ideas and suggestions have helped you a little, and if there is anything else you would like help with or would like me to feature, just let me know! I know we’ve gotten down to crunch time and you’re hitting the last few holiday parties before you have your family gatherings for the holidays, but I also know many of you are procrastinators… So, please don’t hesitate to shoot me an email at with any and all ideas/suggestions you have for me!

I hope you ladies are having a wonderful day and stay posted for more to come in Holiday Outfit Ideas Part 2!


A Holiday Gift Guide From Susan of Susan Mahlburg



Hello There Lovelies!

With only five days (and four shopping days!) left until Christmas we have yet another fabulous Holiday Gift Guide from guest blogger Susan Fisher of Susan Mahlburg! After a phenomenal guest post a few weeks back, I was thrilled when I learned she was going to do a gift guide for us as well! Just a fantastic as before (maybe even more!), and stunning as ever, she has provided us with a little holiday help that did nothing but exceed any expectations I could have possibly had! So, without further ado, here is a Holiday Gift Guide from the lovely Susan of Susan Mahlburg!

A Holiday Gift Guide From Susan Of Susan Mahlburg

So what that actually means is…

1. I think the best shoes of the season are….

Kate Spade Glitter KedsI recently featured them on the blog and think it’s an easy way for even the most on-the-go ladies to add some sparkle to their steps during the holiday season.  It matches the Charm Heel, which is a KS cult favorite.

2. My favorite 2013 Holiday Gift Set is…

Nars Guy Bourdin Crime of Passion Kit.  Nars does such great collaborations, especially over the holidays (last year it was Andy Warhol).  And when they say Limited Edition, they really mean it.  Anyone would love to get Nars as a gift – they have this magical way of making sure any of their shades work with absolutely any skin tone.  It’s uncanny.  And not only is their product top-quality, the packaging is, too.

3. The hottest electronic device/gadget this year is…

The no!no! Hair Removal Gadget.  I always shied away from these things, but the more I hear about them, I just might buy one for myself.  How many times do you try to make a waxing appointment, only to find out they’re booked?  In Virginia, all the time.  Beggars can’t be choosers, so take matters into your own hands.

4. I am dying to make this gift for someone…

I am actually a huge fan of putting together gift baskets.  You can go several ways with this.  Option 1: a compilation of a bunch of favorite things.  Let’s be real: stores do cute things in miniature sizes this time of year, so why not do a bunch of things?  Option 2: the ‘event’ basket – you know the one, it’s themed for a particular activity.  She likes crafts?  Knit her a scarf but include it with a bunch of yarn, etc so she can knit her own.  She likes baking?  Bake her some cookies, but then compile all of the ingredients she would need to make another great recipe and display it in a cute Mason jar you’ve glitzed up for her.

5. Three things on my Christmas list this year are…

1) Saint-Laurent Metalic Leather Biker Jacket

2) Zac Posen Eartha Extreme Soft Top Handle

3) Prada Acetate Baroque Gradiant Sunglasses



XOXO, Susan

See, is she amazing or what?! Not that I had to tell you, because you have already seen how great she is from her guest post! But, if you haven’t already done so, please check out here blog here! It’s just as fantastic as she is… I promise you won’t regret it! It is quickly becoming one of my favorite fashion blogs to read everyday! Her style is absolutely amazing and I hope one day I am as awesome as she is! (Plus, only living about 45 minutes away from JMU, she my neighbor! How cool is that?!)

I hope you guys have a wonderful day and don’t forget to check out her blog if you haven’t already done so today!


Holiday Gift Guide: For Him



Only 5 More Days Until Christmas… Are You Ready?!

Are you having trouble finding the perfect gift for the man (or men for some of you!) in your life? Well, I have the answers for you today! Be it your dad, your bother, your husband, or your boyfriend, I am sure you will be able to find something (or at least have a good idea started) from the options I have listed here!

I got the inspiration for this post because today I am taking my dad shopping and giving him a little mini makeover (I’ll definitely keep you guys updated on the progress we make today!), so in thinking about the things that we are going to be getting/look at, I thought that it would be a good thing to post.  I know that my sister and I struggle to think of the right thing to get for our dad for Christmas every year, so knowing the trouble we always have, I figured there was bound to be a few other ladies out there who have the same problem(s).

Holiday Gift Guide - Gift Ideas For Him


While I know this short list is not all inclusive (the gift my sister and I got for my dad this year isn’t listed here! I’d tell ya what it is but my dad may be reading so you’ll have to wait until after Christmas!), but this is certainly a good start to get yourselves thinking in the right direction.  It is always hard to find something that you feel good about for the men in your life, especially if your dad is anything like mine and always says he doesn’t want or need anything! But, I hope this little list helps and if there is anything else you need help brainstorming gifts for, please let me know and I can definitely put together a gift guide for that, also! (I’m starting to run out of ideas so any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!) Shoot me an email at with any suggestions :)

I hope you have a great day my little beauty queen, it’s almost the weekend… Hang in there you’re almost done!


The 2013 Winter Collection From Warby Parker



Good Afternoon Loves!

Today, I have yet another treat for y’all… A look at the Winter 2013 Collection from Warby Parker that is available now here!

Do you hate going to the eye doctor and getting a pair of overpriced designer glasses that you don’t necessarily love, but they were the best one’s that you could find? Well, Warby Parker knows how you feel and they have set out (and succeeded, if you ask me!) to fix that problem that so many people feel! Providing many people worldwide with higher-quality and lower-priced eyewear that look better than what you find in the stores, you are sure to find something you absolutely love! With glasses starting at just $85, here are a few of my favorites:

Edgeworth Glasses in Sage, $95

Warby Parker - Edgeworth Glasses

Warby Parker - Edgeworth Glasses

Durand Glasses in Woodland Tortoise, $95

Warby Parket - Durand Glasses


Seymore Glasses in Sage, $95

Warby Parker - Seymore Glasses

Warby Parket - Seymore Glasses

In addition to these fantastic frames, Warby Parker they also have some amazing electronic gift cards that you can send to anyone on your list this year! All you have to do is pick the date and they will do the rest! On the chosen date, there will be a gift card emailed to the person you are giving it to… Easy as that! Complete with all of the ingredients to make a fabulous snowman, here is an example of what their super cute gift cards look like:

Holiday Gift Card

Holiday Gift Card

Did you think that was great? Well, that’s not all! On top of their amazing Winter Collection and super cute Holiday Gift Cards, they also have their regular collections, featuring Leith Clark (for women) and Beck (for men)! Here is just a little preview of what they have to offer! (To view their entire collection, visit their website here!)

Warby Parker - Beck Collection

The 2013 Beck Collection for men by Warby Parket

Warby Parker - Leith Clark

The 2013 Leith Clark Collection for women by Warby Parker

Warby Parer Winter 2013 Collection

The 2013 Winter Collection for both men and women by Warby Parker

I have only grazed the tip of the ice burg with this one, so you guys will have to check out their site for yourself to really get the full effect of the amazing things they have to offer! With their fantastic collections for both men and women you and everyone on your list is sure to find the perfect pair of glasses this season!


OK Dress’ Pre-Christmas Sale


Hello Again, Again Guys!

I don’t know about you guys, but I personally love getting all dolled up and pretty for an event, be it a Christmas party, a formal, prom (if you’re still in high school!), you name it, I love it! So, I was extremely excited when I found this awesome online store, OK Dress, that has fantastic dresses at a super affordable price.  With the original prices hard to beat already, they have a Pre-Christmas Sale going on right with all of their best selling dresses marked down even further.  I know it is a little early to think about prom (and probably a little late to think about Christmas parties) but it is the perfect time for those of your going to formals in the middle of the winter (I went to Mid-Winter Formal last year at Virgnina Military Institute which was in February!), and heck, for those of you shopping for prom… You can never be too prepared right?! But, here is a little sample of what they are offering, but to view the entire sale, visit their website here!

That one is my absolute favorite!! A friend of mine wore a very similar dress to prom when she was a senior in high school and I have always been in love with it/jealous that I never wore anything that gorgeous!

What did you think ladies? Great, huh? Well if you are one who usually struggles with finding dresses, then here is the perfect site for you! I always had a hard time finding dresses for school dances and other events so I wish I knew about OK Dress before, but now that I do, I am most certainly going to be ordering all of my formal gowns from here from now on!


Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty Gift Sets



The Best Beauty Gift Sets Of The Season At An Affordable Price!

Good morning and Happy Saturday ladies! I am so sorry that I was missing for so long, finals killed me this past week! But still, no excuses, I know… I should have planned ahead so it’s my fault! But anyway, I’m back and I have a super awesome surprise for you today! Are you struggling with finding the perfect  gift for the beauty queen in your life? Well here are some amazing gift sets that she is sure to love! But, that’s not all… they’re all under $50!

Holiday Gift Guide - Beauty Gift Sets Under Fifty Dollars


1.  Butter London Glam Rock 6 Piece Gift Set –, $39

2.  Clinique Limited Edition Party Favors Gift Set –, $40

3.  Pure Delight 8 Piece Lip Surgence Set –, $34

4.  Mary Kay Vanilla Sugar Satin Hands Pampering Set –, $34

5.  Bliss You ‘Butter’ Watch Out Cream Set –, $39

6.  Burt Bees Holiday Tips & Toes Kit –, $13

7.  Michael Kors Limited Edition Lip Luster Gift Set –$48 $25

8.  Essie Holiday Kit –, $15

9.  Philosophy Sweets For The Stocking Set –, $26

Okay girls… Head to the stores or get to the websites before these awesome gift sets are gone! They’re pretty amazing, so I wouldn’t wait too long… They might sell out! I hope you are all having a wonderful day and a fantastic weekend! Happy shopping girls!


House Of Fraser 2013 Christmas Collection Sneak Peak!

Hello lovelies! I hope you are all having a fabulous Friday today (and I hope that you’re doing something more fun than I am!).  Today I have a special treat for all of you beautiful, hard workers to help you get through the final stretch of the day… A sneak peak into the House of Fraser 2013 Christmas Collection!

House Of Fraser 2013 Christmas Collection

House Of Fraser 2013 Christmas Collection

House of Fraser is an online store based out of the UK and Ireland.  Partnering with over 60 stores between the two countries, they are the leading national online department store in both Ireland and the UK.  Although they mainly do business online, they also have one brick and mortar retail location that is based on the same model as their ever popular web-based store.  I only recently learned about House of Fraser, but it has quickly become one of my favorite stores! They really do have everything! Reminding me a lot of Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue in the US, I know this would be a store that I frequented quite often if I lived anywhere close (or even in the right country…)! But, for now I guess I will have to settle with shopping online (which, let’s be honest, I already do quite well and never have any problems spending just as much, if not more, money!).  So, without further ado, here is a sneak peak at a few of the absolutely stunning and amazing pieces in House of Fraser’s 2013 Christmas Collection!

Looks #1 and #2 –  Christmas Drinks with the Girls:

House Of Fraser 2013 Christmas Collection

The perfect little ensemble for a night on the town catching up with old friends for a round of Christmas time drinks, this dress is chic and festive! However, while it is super seasonal and holiday appropriate, it is extremely versatile and could easily be worn for many other occasions at other points in the winter months!

House Of Fraser 2013 Christmas Collection

These super sleek leather skinnies paired with that to-die-for studded blouse are the perfect combination for a fun night on the town with the girls! This awesome outfit is also not only appropriate at Christmas time, so with the versatility that it offers, you could wear it for so many different events giving you all the of a reason to buy it without feeling guilty!


Look #3 – Casual Christmas Dinner with the Family:

House Of Fraser 2013 Christmas Collection

This extremely elegant and classy outfit is the perfect solution for Christmas Dinner with your family.  It looks so chic and fashionable while maintaining an elegant appearance (and we all know how hard that is to achieve these days!)… Needless to say, I absolutely love this and I have to add… It will definitely be making it’s way on to my Christmas list!

Looks #4 and #5 – Christmas Party:

House Of Fraser 2013 Christmas Collection

This dress is my favorite piece in the collection and would be the perfect choice for a holiday party this season! It is so chic and fashionable and at the same time so classic and classy. It’s perfect! Ladies, I can promise you will be turning the heads of all the men if you wear this sleek and sexy little number!

House Of Fraser 2013 Christmas Collection

Is the Christmas Party you’re going to a little bit more formal? Well here you go! This is the perfect solution for you.! With such a flattering shape and style, this dress is sure to look good on almost any body type! It is a timeless fashion that you will be able to keep in your closet for many years to come and not feel outdated when you wear it 10 years after you buy it! With such a fun color, this elegant and classy dress has a little added flare for the wild side in us all.

These are only a small sample of the amazing 2013 Christmas Collection that is being featured by House of Fraser this season! These are my favorite five pieces of the collection, but you may have your own favorites that I didn’t include! Stay tuned for more details about a release date so you can chose your favorite pieces for yourself! And in the mean time, check out House of Fraser for yourself.  I’m telling you, I really think you’re going to love it… I know I surely do!

I hope you are all having a wonderful day and you’re getting more and more excited for the weekend… Its almost here, just hang in a little longer!

Also, make sure you check out the House of Fraser Blog! (It’s awesome girls, trust me!)

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