Day 12 of 12 Days of Style – Sequin Sweatshirt

What is 12 Days of Style? From now until Christmas, I’ve been attempting to wear something something fun, trendy or out of the ordinary to get myself out of a style slump! Here is Day 12!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Merry Christmas all! It’s day 12 of my 12 days of style! Do you think I made it out of my style slump?

I’m wearing a sequined sweatshirt that I bought at Target for $20. It’s a size small but I think it’s bigger than I wanted it to be. I hate returning stuff though… Am I the only one?

I’m wearing lace shorts with tights and my favorite black boots. I accessorized with a Betsey Johnson scarf and snowflake earrings. I know it’s not the most festive Christmas outfit I could come up with, but I’m comfortable!

Hope you all have a very Merry CHRISTmas today and get to spend it with your family! Love and hugs to all!

xoxo

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Today’s Outfit: Dansko Nat with Skull Skirt

Happy Halloween everyone! What are YOU wearing today? Are you getting dressed up in a costume or are you to busy dressing your kids up for Trick or Treat?

Today, I’m wearing a mid-length turquoise skull-print crepe skirt with a black cotton blouse, cinched at the waist with a braided leather belt. The outfit was designed around the Dansko Nat lace up boots.

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Today’s Outfit: My Best Friend’s Wedding

Yesterday, June 21st 2012, was my best friend’s wedding. She married the love of her life, whom she had been seeing for a little over 7 years. They are made for each other and the cutest, most sexy couple I know.

Jaclyn & Elijah

The Margate on Lake Winnipesaukee

Their fabulous reception took place at The Margate on Lake Winnipesaukee. The Lake has been a very special place for both my best friend and I, as it was where we met each other at the ages of 5 and 7 years old. Both our families vacationed there during the summers and we spent lots of time together on the lake. It was no surprise to me that she chose to have her wedding and reception at Lake Winnipesaukee. It’s very near and dear to both our hearts.

Circumstances made it not possible for me to be a part of her wedding party like she wanted, but I was so happy I was still able to attend her special day and be a part of one of the most beautiful and perfect weddings I have ever been to.

I chose an adorable dress for the occasion that my mother had to take in from a size 10, down to a size 4 to make it fit me after I lost 15 pounds on The Dukan Diet. I had my hair done at Cassandra Salon, by my stylist, Jon, the night before the wedding.

Even though I wore my tallest heels, I am still so much shorter than my gorgeous, long legged friend! She is like a super model… And she looks absolutely breath-taking in her amazingly angelic dress.

After hours of partying, music, dancing and the most delicious and divine food I have ever had at a wedding before, we headed outside to see the sunset over the lake.

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Today’s Outfit: Pinup Dress with Iron Fist Heels

Saturday date night outfit! Going out with the hubs… Finally! Threw on this VS dress I got back in 2004 and a pair of heels… Just enough time left over for a few quick pictures!

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Today’s Outfit: Tunic & Marika Miracles Slimming Capri

I got this super cool Shu Shu Orange Abstract Graffiti Tunic on ZULILY for only $24.99 (Originally $75). I don’t have much for orange in my wardrobe so this is me sticking my big toe into the water! It isn’t “orange” but it has enough orange in it to make me feel like I’m trying out the “orange trend” which is super popular for Spring 2012.

I didn’t think this tunic would be so huge on me when I bought it! On the model, it looked like a regular tunic… on me, it looks like a dress! I like it though because it’s a very comfy, stretchy material but it’s lightweight and airy for hot summer days. I’m wearing it with Marika Miracles Slimming Capris that have built in shapewear that slim your tummy and thighs. These capris feature power mesh on the side panels and on the waistband for compression and support, breathable gusset lining to keep you dry. I wanted them in a medium, but they sent me size small. To my surprise, they fit perfect and sucked everything in nicely without being too tight or uncomfortable. I love them!

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Party-Ready Shoes to Kick your ‘LBD’ Up a Notch for New Year’s

If you  need a killer pair of shoes to kick your little black dress (LBD) up a notch this New Year’s Eve, take a gander at these shoes; they’re guaranteed to up the style quotient of any outfit you throw on, and keep you dancing until the wee hours of the morning.

Add a splash of color to your look with these gorgeous fuschia pumps from Steve Madden. The 1″ platform makes these 5″ heels infinitely more comfortable, and will ensure your feet are the center of attention all night long. Keep the rest of your accessories to a minimum, and let these killer kicks be the highlight of your New Year’s Eve outfit.

($64, Endless.com)

 

 

For a shoe that’s a little more low-key, but no less stylish, these black satin pumps from Nina Evelixa are just the thing. The peep-toe pump lends an elegant vibe to your New Year’s Eve ensemble, and the ribbon on the toe adds a touch of playfulness. Plus, black-on-black is always a great combination! To break up the monotone look, don a jeweled cocktail ring to add a bit of color to your LBD look.

($84.85, Shoebuy.com)

 

Ring in the new year with a flashy pair of gold pumps, like these from Chinese Laundry. These modest pumps are the perfect pair of heels to dance the night away in, and the gorgeous gold color will look lovely with your LBD. Just make sure to clean up your pedicure beforehand, because these peep-toe heels will be showing it off!

($22.99, ShoeMetro.com)

 

 

If sky-high pumps aren’t your style, you can still rock a killer pair of shoes with a much more comfortable height, such as these leopard print slingbacks. With a modest 2.5″ heel and an all-over leopard print with a red interior, these gorgeous shoes will jazz up your LBD just as much as a 5″ stiletto – without the pain! Plus, the price can’t be beat.

($20.80, Forever21)

 

For the woman who loves mile-high heels with an edgy twist, these gorgeous pumps from Betsey Johnson are just the thing to take your LBD from drab to fab in a heartbeat. The black and red satin leopard print, coupled with edgy rhinestone detailing at the toe, make these the perfect shoes to dance the night away in and celebrate the New Year in style.

($129.99, Heels.com)

 

What shoes will you be wearing to ring in the New Year?

Get the Look for Less, Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff just announced that she and hubby are expecting their first child, how exciting, right? Well we thought we would do a look for less in her honor!

STYLEIN Balance tube dress
Martinez Valero 'Zeta' Pump Silver Sequins 7 M
  • Martinez Valero ‘Zeta’ Pump Silver Sequins  $74 – nordstrom.com
Silver Fireball Stud Earrings
SILVER TRIBAL CUFF - YOUNG, INSPIRED & PROPER - ACCESSORIES
  • SILVER TRIBAL CUFF – YOUNG, INSPIRED & PROPER – ACCESSORIES $29 – stantonjames.com
butter LONDON '3 Free Nail Lacquer Chimney Sweep One Size
  • butter LONDON ’3 Free Nail Lacquer Chimney Sweep One Size $14 – nordstrom.com