Ugly (and Not So Ugly) Christmas Sweaters

Whether you need it for your “Ugly” Sweater Party or you just LOVE Christmas, these are my favs from this year! Don’t worry, some of these aren’t too ugly!

Topshop “Dear Santa” SweatshirtTopshop 'Dear Santa' Sweatshirt

Boden ‘Reindeer Yoke’ SweaterReindeer Yoke Sweater

ASOS Holiday Sweater With Metallic NoelASOS Holiday Sweater With Metallic Noel

Wildfox ‘Kiss Me Under the Mistletoe’ SweaterWildfox Kiss Me Under the Misletoe Sweater

‘You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out’ Merry Christmas Tacky Sweater'You'll Shoot Your Eye Out' Merry Christmas Tacky Sweater

Free People Baltic Fairisle PulloverFree People Baltic Fairisle Pullover

Stem Statement Long Sleeve Tee

(Choose from ‘Naughty’, ‘Nice’, ‘Gifted’, or ‘Hey Drummer Boy’)

Stem Statement Long Sleeve Tee

Forever 21 Sequined ‘Ho Ho Ho’ Graphic SweaterSequined Ho Ho Ho Graphic Sweater

Merry & Bright Christmas ShirtMerry & Bright Christmas Shirt

ASOS Holidays Sweater in Vintage Ski Motif

ASOS Holidays Sweater in Vintage Ski Motif

Victoria’s Secret Holiday CrewVictoria's Secret Holiday Crew

Ten Sixty Sherman ‘Tinsel Ball’ Christmas SweaterTen Sixty Sherman 'Tinsel Ball' Christmas Sweater

Windsor Geeky Reindeer Holiday SweaterGeeky Reindeer Holiday Sweater

Forever 21 Sequined ‘Kiss Me’ Graphic SweaterForever 21 Sequined Kiss Me Graphic Sweater

New York & Comapny Polar Bear SweaterNew York & Comapny Polar Bear Sweater

Kissing Penquins Ugly Christmas SweaterKissing Penquins Ugly Christmas Sweater

Brave Soul ‘Jingle My Bells’ Holidays SweaterBrave Soul 'Jingle My Bells' Holidays Sweater

Or maybe you don’t celebrate Christmas? I love this one!

Wildfox Eight Nights SweatshirtWildfox Eight Nights Sweatshirt

OR!!!! Make it yourself! Such a good idea!

‘Make Your Own Ugly Christmas Sweater’ Kit'Make Your Own Ugly Christmas Sweater' Kit

P.S. don’t forget your pooch!

Reindeer Pet PajamaReindeer Pet Pajama

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Favorites Lately – Free People Faux Shearling Wrap Coat

Free People Faux Shearling Wrap Coat (on sale)- nordstrom.comFree People Faux Shearling Wrap Coat

Blank Denim Skinny Jeans – shopbop.comBlank Denim Skinny Jeans

Ileen Booties – dolcevita.comIleen Booties

Striped Faux Fur Vest – forever21.com

Striped Faux Fur Vest

Rain Fall Cowl Neck Pullover – freepeople.com

Rain Fall Cowl Neck Pullover

Feather Lariat Necklace – urbanoutfitters.comFeather Lariat Necklace

Nap Queen Sweatshirt – etsy.comNap Queen Sweatshirt

Carly Convertible Clutch – giginewyork.comCarly Convertible Clutch

Super obsessed with this song right now. Video isn’t my fav, but I love her.

Gwen Stefani – Used to Love You

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Under $50 Gift Guide for your Bestie!

How do you know what to buy for the person you probably know better than anyone? It seems like it would be easy right? I think it’s the hardest! It’s also hard to do without spending all your money. Here are some ideas that might help out a little bit!

Capri Blue Jar Candle – The best smelling candles on earth (in my opinion), but now in a pretty jar for the holidays! For anyone on your Christmas list. Capri Blue Jar Candle

Marc Jacobs ‘Daisy’ Rollerball Perfume Trio – For the perfume lover. Give them all 3 scents and don’t break your bank. Marc Jacobs 'Daisy' Rollerball Perfume Trio

Funny Photo Album – For the photography enthusiast. Funny Photo Album

Jeweled Satellite Posts – Because diamonds are a girls best friend, but they’re still expensive.Jeweled Satellite Posts

Mirrored Jewelry Box – Get it monogrammed and she’ll have something to put those earrings and all her other jewels in.

Mirror Jewelry Box

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? – For your funny friends, or a book love. Two birds, one stone. Is everyone hanging out without me

Mischa Patched Beanie – For your cold weathered friends.Mischa Patched Beanie

Amplifier Egg – The simplest speaker for a music lover! Amplifier Egg

Embossed Leather Journal – Memories keepers will love this beautiful journal.Embossed Leather Journal

Villa Apron – In the kitchen with gorgeous! It doesn’t matter if she knows how to cook, but she’ll look super cute! Villa Apron

Morning Mug – For anyone who ever wants a yummy drink. I Woke Up Like This Mug

Thermal Sleep Set – Everyone loves some cute pjs at Christmas. Get a matching set! Thermal Sleep Set

Alex and Ani Initial Bracelet – For those who love to have arm parties.

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Style Lessons from Sex and the City

I have to apologize because I have barely even blogged the last two weeks. I have been sooo busy at work, I was out of town, and then I was sick. So, here is a little pick me up from one of my favorite shows and one of the best fashion shows ever. I found this on WhoWhatWear.com and had to share because it’s just so true. Happy Saturday everyone, I’ll be back next week! I promise.

1. The right bag can make an outfit: “Balls are to men, what purses are to women. It’s just a little bag, but we’d feel naked in public without it.” – Carrie BradshawSATC1

2. Never compromise your taste: “I’d like a cheeseburger, large fries, and a Cosmopolitan.” – Carrie BradshawSATC2

3. Your wardrobe counts as a liquid asset: “I like my money right where I can see it…hanging in my closet.” – Carrie BradshawSATC3

4. Shoes can make you just as happy as a man: “It’s really hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes—that’s why you sometimes need really special shoes!” – Carrie BradshawSATC4

5. Running to a sale counts as exercise: “Shopping is my cardio.” – Carrie BradshawSATC5

6. The higher the heel, the closer to heaven: “I’m not afraid of heights…have you seen my shoes?” – Carrie BradshawSATC6

7. Trends are fleeting; friends are forever: “They say nothing lasts forever; dreams change, trends come and go, but friendships never go out of style.” – Carrie BradshawSATC7

8. Head scarves: okay. Scrunchies: not okay: “I loved it…Except for one huge problem. You have your leading lady running all over town wearing a scrunchie. A scrunchie!” – Carrie BradshawSATC8

9. Never apologize for unconventional outfit choices: “You shouldn’t have to sacrifice who you are just because somebody else has a problem with it.” – Carrie BradshawSATC9

10. The perfect fit is worth waiting for: “A relationship is like couture—if it doesn’t fit perfectly, it’s a disaster.” – Juliette B. from Sex & The CitySATC10

11. Designer labels? Yes. Judgmental labels? No: “Some labels are best left in the closet.” – Carrie BradshawSATC11

12. Never be too busy to dress up: “No matter how fast paced the city is, I always manage to get my clothes on before I leave the apartment.” – Carrie BradshawSATC12

13. A drop necklace is a great way to emphasize your décolletage: “Maybe the best any of us can do is not to quit, play the hand we’ve been given, and accessorize the outfit we’ve got.” – Carrie BradshawSATC13

14. A Tide pen can be a girl’s best friend: “I will never be the woman with the perfect hair who can wear white and not spill on it.” – Carrie BradshawSATC14

15. A classic stripe is always in style: “This isn’t about stripping, it’s about striping.” – Carrie BradshawSATC15

*from WhoWhatWear.com

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My REAL Valentine’s Outfit

So, I will preface this by saying that I snapped these pictures outside of my office in like two seconds, but I just loved this shirt so much that I had to show it off. My friend bought these for all of us for V Day and I thought it was the best thing ever. So, I didn’t really dress up all cute or anything. This is what I really wore for Valentine’s. (Confessions of a blogger…we’re not always dressed up…shocking huh?)photo 3-8 - Version 2photo 1-9 - Version 2photo 4-5photo 4-6photo 3-10

What happens on Valentine’s Day, stays on Valentine’s Day 🙂

Linked Up With: Monday Bloom, Mix It Mondays

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Favorites Lately – Serefina Cross Strap Suede Booties

Serefina Cross Strap Suede Booties – loft.comSerefina Cross Strap Suede Booties

Fair Isle Camp Socks – jcrew.com

(I buy the men’s because they have cuter styles and they are chunkier)

Fair Isle Camp Socks

Bernardo Packable Goose Down Walking Coat – nordstrom.comBernardo Packable Goose Down Walking Coat

Free as a Bird Bracelet – gorjana-griffin.comFree as a Bird Bracelet

Pink Boyfriend Crew – victoriassecret.comPink Boyfriend Crew

Dolce Vita ‘Hart’ Cutout Sandals – shopbop.comDolce Vita Hart Cutout Sandals

David Yurman Starburst Ring – saksfifthavenue.comDavid Yurman Starburst Ring

Mango Metallic Oversized Sweat Top – asos.comMango Metallic Oversized Sweat Top

With how cold it’s been, this is the truest thing ever.cf9f46ede4cd0fb803eff489333caee8

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Favorites Lately – Madewell Silk Pleated Skirt

Silk Pleated Skirt in Tile Dot – Madewell.comSilk Pleated Skirt in Tile Dot

Nate Berkus Elephant Tealight Holder – target.comNate Berkus Elephant Tealight Holder

Shearling Swing Vest – anthropologie.comShearling Swing Vest

Sam Edelman ‘Perron’ Boot – Nordstrom.comSam Edelman 'Perron' Boot

TFNC Midi Dress with Contrast Sleeve – asos.comTFNC Midi Dress with Contrast Sleeve

Nightbloom Tights – anthropologie.comNightbloom Tights

Animal Jacquard Print Cotton Dress – loft.comAnimal Jacquard Print Cotton Dress

Cleo Suede Booties – anntaylor.comCleo Suede Booties

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I have been laughing at this video for days. Happy Halloween.

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Hawaii Post 3 – My Date with a Dolphin

I had been waiting pretty much my whole life to do this! I got to swim with dolphins twice on this trip so I was in heaven. The first time I told you about in the first post about Hawaii and it was amazing, but this was totally different because I got to touch her and ride her! It was so fun! We went to Sea Life Park on Oahu and actually got to interact with a bunch of animals, but swimming with dolphins was obviously my favorite! I love them so much!

This is Laka, she is 45 and we got to swim with her two babies too. Check one off my bucket list!!!
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Here are just a few pictures of all the fun my Dad and I got to have with the dolphins!SL 38SL 9_2SL 8SL 36_2SL 33_2SL 49SL 50

And here are some more of the animals we got to play with and see!
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I don’t know if you guys know how terrified of sharks I am…like literally I was having the worst anxiety about it before the trip. Of course it didn’t help that Shark Week was the week I went and there were two attacks in Hawaii right before I went also. I literally was having panic attacks and sweating over it. I was fine if I was distracted when we were snorkeling, but then I would freak out and have to calm myself down. I realize this is completely embarrassing and irrational, but it’s true. When I was little I used to be afraid that someone put a shark in the pool or in Lake Powell. But in Hawaii I’m pretty sure it’s a legitimate concern. The week after we left there were two more attacks.

I secretly kind wanted to do the shark dive…but we didn’t. They are so interesting to me even thought they scare me so bad.
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Instead of the shark dive, we did the ‘Ray Encounter’. They had their stingers still so it was a little dangerous…BUT not really. I guess they don’t sting unless they feel threatened and it’s a last resort. They were really cool though. The way they feel and move is not like any other animal. I was glad we did this one. There were also TONS of fish in the tank, that were eating out of our hands. It was awesome.
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And look, I got to swim with a tiny little shark after all! I had a mild freak out when I it at first, but it was small so then I thought it was cool.SL 20

Also, my mom sent me this video to make me calm down about the sharks and I thought it was pretty funny, so enjoy!

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