holidays 2016

Cozy camel coat

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Wearing: Kendra Scott holiday earrings / MAC lipstick / black long sleeve Gap tee / Bella Badgley Mischka camel coat with faux shearling (on major sale!) / nail polish c/o Essie / c/o Kendra Scott double ring / Chloe Hudson handbag (30% off!!) / boot cut jeans / black booties (old, also love this pair)

A camel coat is so classic and chic. I am not sure why I have never owned a camel coat in all my years on Earth! When I spotted this faux shearling, camel coat, I instantly knew it had to be my first. I love the details, the soft came hue, the faux fur (we only do faux here in the Bay Area), and the cozy nature of the piece.

There was something of a 1970s vibe to this coat when I first tried it on, so I decided to wear this camel coat with boot cut jeans and my prized Chloe Hudson. It needed an overall, ’70’s inspired look, so I jumped in!

The camel coat has turned out to be soft and cozy; I love wearing it! It is comfortable, cozy, and I feel like it makes me appear slightly taller! Sadly, I am always seeking outfits which lengthen my short frame. I want to be tall, tall, taller!

My cute little ten-year-old daughter took these photos while we were Christmas shopping at Santana Row. I think she did a good job! She was rewarded with a yummy brunch at Left Bank; our favorite brunch place on the Row!

After brunch, the two of us walked around Santana Row admiring the decorations, and taking in the holiday cheer. If you are local to the Bay Area, and have not been to Santana Row since they decorated, you must go! The entire place is filled with holiday cheer; it is so beautiful! I love everything from the giant wreaths, to the large red bows on the lampposts, to the beautiful, larger-than-life trees. It is a must-see! If you are wondering what to do on the Row, check out my holiday gift guide online here.

If you are looking for the perfect camel coat, you can find mine on major sale online here.

Happy Holidays!



faux shearling camel coat

New Years Eve outfit ideas

New Years Eve is almost here! This means it is time to pick out the perfect New Years Eve party outfit for any occasion. If you are wondering what to wear to a New Years Eve party, never fear, I have a few New Years Eve outfit ideas here!

New Years Eve cocktail party outfit idea

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This is a fun and festive cocktail dress, perfect for ringing in the new year in style. I wore this outfit to an event in November, and have worn it a few times thereafter. It is perfect for a New Years Eve cocktail party! You can see my original outfit post here.

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New Years Eve cocktail party outfit idea

New Years Eve house party outfit idea

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This is a comfortable yet chic outfit which is perfect for any New Years Eve house party. It also works well for any semi-formal New Years Eve party. I originally wore this outfit to the Junior League of San Jose Sustainer holiday party. It was perfect! The skirt is a sparkling green and gold, glitter fabric. I apologize that you cannot see the glitter in this photo. It’s an iPhone photo taken at night.

sweater (on sale!) / earrings / skirt / handbag / bracelet / lipstick / nail polish / shoes old, also love this pair

New Years Eve house party outfit idea

Casual New Years Eve outfit idea

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This casual New Years Eve outfit idea is exactly what I plan to wear on New Years Eve this year. We are going to let the kids stay up late to watch the ball drop, and have a small, festive gathering at our home. This outfit will be perfect for watching the ball drop on TV and enjoying a casual night at home. I love sparkle!

earrings / lipstick / sweater (on sale!) / jacket c/o Tart Collections (use coupon code HOLIDAY20 now until 12-30-2016 to save 20% off your purchase) / jeans (on sale!) / handbag / nail polish / shoes sold out, similar pair here

Casual New Years Eve outfit idea

What are your plans for New Years Eve this year? Are you dressing up or staying casual?

Happy New Years!

Diorific Splendor nail polish by Dior for the 2016 holidays

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Pictured: Diorific Splendor nail polish by Dior for the holidays 2016

Dior’s Diorific Splendor nail polish is a sparkling, beautiful red nail color from the Dior 2016 holiday beauty collection. This sparkling red hue has proven to be popular as the limited edition color has sold out of most retailers. Thankfully, you can still find it in stock online here.

Red is a classic, holiday nail polish color which most nail polish fans come to expect to see every holiday season. Although Splendor by Dior is a red nail polish introduced for the holidays, there isn’t’ anything cliche about this hue. It is sparkling, vivid, and unique. Love!

I tested out Diorific Splendor nail polish with one base coat, and two coats of color. I did not use a top coat. The nail polish lasted a full week before I needed to remove it due to nail growth. I love the pretty red hue of this polish, and the festive vibe the understated sparkles emit. That is the key word here, “understated.”

The sparkles in Diorific Splendor are not loud. They are quiet sparkles which add just enough of a party to the polish, without overwhelming the pretty red hue of the polish. Love that! So when I say understated, I mean perfect. 😉

Diorific Splendor nail polish is limited edition, and it is selling out fast! You can still find it online here, but hurry if you want to add it to your collection! It will not last long.