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Count down is on for 2012! That means you want to go into the New Year not only feeling but looking fabulous! You also want to start the New Year with some change in your pocket, so here are four affordable options that are sure to suit you on this fabulous night. Each outfit portrays a different feel for the night: Glamorous, Chic, Sexy, and Fun.. you decide! Have fun playing with these outfits and remember to always add your personal edge to each outfit. Happy 2012 and cheers to you fabulous fashionistas!


Feel beautiful in this gorgeous old fashioned glam outfit. Find this draped chiffon dress in a grayish brown color at H&M for $49.95, matching Gianni Bini Traci T-strap platform sandal for $79.99, Aldo Chango statement necklace for $30.00, and Royal Blue Velvet Clutch from Old Navy $24.94.

This outfit is so so sooo chic and different. You will definitely make a statement in this one. Find this jumpsuit at H&M for $24.96, these fabulous feathered black satin sandals at Aldo for $45.49, Forever 21 Bugle Beaded Clutch $20.80 that match the beads in the shoes perfectly, Forever 21 Crescent Feather Earrings for$6.80, and Forever 21 Pressed & Rhinestone Panel Bracelet for $14.80

Hello sexy mama! This look is perfect because it's understated sexy. Not too over the top, but just enough. Find this Multi way Victoria's secret dress for $49.99  at victoriassecret.com, Salviette Silver Aldo shoes $41.99, Forever 21 Glamour Pearl Clutch Bag $14.80,Celia chandelier earring for $39.99 from Banana Republic and Forever 21 Sparkle Bracelet Stacker Set for $5.80.

You will not disappoint in this party ready New Year's Eve outfit. Find this fabulous sequin dress at Forever 21 for $35.00,Tiered Cross Earrings from Forever 21 for $6.80, Colin Stuart Peep toe ankle pump for $64.99 found at victoiassecret.com, Forever 21 Rhinestone Stretchy Bracelet for $15.80, and $9.00 Glitter Clutch from Forever 21.

Holiday Outfits Are a Hit!

I wore one of the outfits from my post "Holiday outfits that are sure to create mistletoe anywhere you go" (the red pin skirt, black top, and dramatic necklace) on Christmas day and it was a hit! I topped it off with red lipstick and a low bun for an overall dramatic look. Take a look at how it turned out below, but based off of the positive reactions I think that it really holds true that you do not have to spend a lot of money to look like a million bucks! Happy Holiday season to all!


Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas!

Count down is on! No matter how far in advance you plan ahead, there are always those last minute gifts that you have to get. Below are go to gift ideas that will be a serious hit for any woman, at any age. Best of all,  the items below are online and instore ready to be bought! Happy shopping and happy holidays to all of you fabulous fashionistas! 
This Makeup Studio Blockbuster from Sephora for $49.50 (a $440 value) is a woman's dream.  One of Sephora's best selling items, this palette contains 96 eye shadow shades, 84 shiny lip glosses, 6 cream eyelines, 2 eyeliner pencils, 3 blushes,  1 bronzer, 1 mascara, and 4 applicators. This gift is a dream come true!
This Chelsea signature large wristlet from Coach for $98 is  a perfect gift. These wrislets from Coach come in all types of colors to match with purses or to carry alone. They are absolutely perfect for days or nights that you dont want to lug around a large purse. They fit a phone, lipstick, ID, money, and credit cards perfectly! This gift is definitely a great purchase that any woman would love.

Every girl loves a new PJ set! Find these adorable and comfy flannel pajama pants at Target for $11.69, matching long sleeve tee for $11.69, and white cozy slippers from Old Navy for $14.00.

Monogrammed jewlery is such a personal and beautiful keepsake to receive. Find a pendant like this one at threehipchicks.com for $59.00. This website is amazing for personalized gifts. They have everything from jewlery, to totes, to soaps... they will personalize anything!

A fun scarf and gloves is always a great gift. Find this faux fur stole at Forever 21 for $24.80 and these adorable purple gloves at Target for $19.99.

This Sephora by OPI Glimmer Wonderland Four Piece Mini Nail Colour Set consists of the perfect colors to spice up your winter blues.


Holiday outfits that are sure to create mistletoe any where you go...

The holiday season is such a beautiful time of year. We are surrounded with twinkling lights, decorated trees, wrapping paper, wonderful music, and delicious foods. We take the time to embrace everything around us, so we should really do the same for ourselves. If everything around us is so beautiful, then we should feel and look beautiful too. Below are four holiday outfit ideas that you are sure to feel and look beautiful in.Try one, try them all. Remember to add some of your own pieces and to always mix and match items that you already have. Enjoy and embrace your beautiful selves this holiday season... it's the best gift you could ever give yourself.
This outfit is perfect for work holiday parties or holiday dinners. Simple and classic. This red faux wrap top from Old Navy for $24.94 is extremely flattering on all shapes. Pair this flattering top with these luxury stretch editor wide leg pants from Express for $69.90. Again, very flattering on all shapes. To tie the outfit all together add this Forever 21 rhinestone belt for $10.80, black and rhinestone earrings from Forever 21 for $6.80,  matching bracelet for $6.80, and these rich, slingback, Adrienne Vittadidini pumps at DSW for $69.95.

This outfit is perfect for a holiday date with your sweetie or an upper scale work dinner. This H&M black satin bow skirt for $34.95 screams festive. Swap out your typical red, and pair this skirt with this fuchsia satin tie-shoulder top from Old Navy for $29.94. Pair with opaque black tights from Forever 21 for $7.80 and accessorize with these matching fuchsia Banana Republic earrings for $39.50, Forever 21 ring for $6.80, sparkling Forever 21 clutch for $28.80, and these killer suedette pumps from Forever 21 for $27.80.

There is something so pure and feminine about wearing all cream or white, especially during the holiday season. Wear a beautiful red lipstick with this outfit... it will really make a statement especially since everything else is cream and gold tones. Find this cream lace dress with gold stitching at H&M for $34.95. Pair this dress with these metallic Forever 21 tights for $6.80, Payless cream and gold tone pumps for $34.99, and Aldo sparkling clutch for $35.00. Finish your pure look with a pearlescent and rhinestone necklace from Forever 21 for $12.80 and rose rhinestone studs for $2.80.

The perfect holiday go to outfit. This holiday outfit truly is a good fit for anything that you have going this holiday season. Find this vintage style red pin skirt at Francesca's Collections for $28.50. Pair this skirt with this lace trim top from Old Navy for $29.94 and add that extra "wow" with a statement necklace like this one above from Forever 21 for $12.80. Pair with matching earrings from Forever 21 for $1.50, and finish with these sleek faux suede heel boots from Charlotte Russe for $40.00. Pull the entire outfit together with this fabulous beaded fringe clutch from Forever 21 for $19.80.

"Cinderella is Proof That a Pair of Shoes Can Change Your Life" ~Anonymous

Tis the season for holiday parties, family gatherings, and going out with loved ones and friends. Now is the time to sass up outfits with fur vests, sparkly tops, fun sweater dresses, and best of all shoes! We all know that shoes are what really make an outfit. Boots are fun during the winter, but pumps are just plain sexy and really add that extra feminine edge to any outfit. Gift yourself with the opportunity to be Cinderella this holiday season with a pair of fabulous pumps. Here are some inexpensive options below.                                                                    
These red velvet bow D'orsay pumps from Charlotte Russe for $35.50 will look incredible with a little black dress or black ankle paints this holiday season.
These satin beaded bow pumps look so rich and are such a unique color. Pair with cream pants, or a chocolate sweater dress. Find these beautiful pumps at Charlotte Russe for $36.50.

 These knotted purple platform pumps with gold trim are so sassy and adorable for nights out this holiday season. Pair these pumps with a little dress or jeans with gold jewlery. Find them at Charlotte Russe for $40.00

These suede green and black Mrkt Soma Pumps for $79.95 from DSW are so unique and perfect for the holiday season. They will add sass to any plain black skirt or dress this season!
These komet platform sparkle pumps are perfect paired with dark skinny jeans for a night out on the town this holiday season. These pumps scream holiday fun, plus you can find them at Payless for only $34.99.

These Lulu Townsend Friday Night Pumps are so dressy and adorable for any outfit this season. Find them at DSW for $44.95

 This red paisley platform pump from Target for $29.99 is a perfect go-to shoe for family gatherings this holiday season. Pair this pump with little skirts, sweater dresses, or black pants. This shoe also comes in black, tan, and bright blue!

These women's Isla Flower Ornament Pumps are so fun and chic. Find them at Payless for $39.99.
*Shoe tip...to sass up your shoes add fun clip on earrings to change up the look!

If Your Coat Could Talk...........

Have you ever taken the time to stop and think about where your coat has gone with you? A coat is one of those staple items that we have for years and years; one of those items that we really never get rid of. Your coat has experienced a lot with you like first dates, job interviews, hospital visits, going out with friends, and family dinners. The list goes on. A coat hugs you and keeps you warm. The pockets of your coat have held your cold hands, good luck charms, money, Kleenex, even important phone numbers. It may be odd to say, but we form a connection with a coat and maybe it's just because its been to so many places with us. The next time you want to buy a new coat, take your time with it because you never know the journey it will take with you. Here are a variety of unique coat options below that are so adorable and affordable that you may not be able to settle with just one. 
This coat by H&M for $59.99 is so chic and girlie. It also comes in black. The style is so incredible on any shape. You will never want to take this coat off.

This double breast teal jacket from Forever 21 for $27.50 adds that extra pop to any dull winter day. Pair with yellow, hot pink, or cream gloves for extra pizazz.

This fire engine red A-line coat from us.asos.com for $113.51 is so chic and sophisticated, yet the color adds flair. You are sure to turn heads in this one.
 Find this tan wool trench coat at victoriassecret.com for $126. Pair with a brown faux fur scarf and cheetah print gloves.

Pair this black and white wool coat from Charlotte Russe for $44.99 with a bright red, purple, or yellow scarf and gloves for that extra rich touch.

Don't let this black ruffle wool coat from Target for $69.99 fool you. It has both a trendy and feminine edge. Pair with jeans or skirts for the office.

** Remember that you can change the look of any coat by adding different belts. Add a belt with a big bow, or rhinestones for a personal touch.

Super Chic Holiday Shopping Outfits!!

Shopping for the Holidays… must I say more? I would be lying if I did not say that the holidays and shopping for the holidays can be oh so overwhelming. Over the years however, I have really realized that everything in life is what you make of it. If you think something is going to be an overwhelming drag, then it probably will be. If you think something is going to be fun and exciting then it probably will be. Eleanor Roosevelt said it best, “Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be. ” That being said, every year my sister and I shop for the holidays together, and we make it FUN, yes FUN. We dress in stylish outfits, we get our eggnog lattes on the way to fuel us up, and we even stop for appetizers and cocktails later in the day to make the shopping experience just overall enjoyable. This holiday season do yourselves a favor and make it fun. Life happens so fast...Why not make a positive experience out of the things that we have control over? It’s easy to get caught in the holiday shuffle and feel overwhelmed and frustrated, but this year give yourself a break and enjoy yourself, trust me you’ll be happy that you did. So, in order to jump start your fun holiday shopping experience, I have put together some chic, trendy, and comfortable outfits that are sure to make you feel fabulous while shopping this holiday season. When you look good, you feel good, and that just adds to an amazing day. Take a look at these adorable, affordable, holiday shopping outfit options below.
Look super chic and comfortable in this all black outfit with a punch. Find this fabulous faux fur vest at Old Navy for $26.50, black scoop neck top at Old Navy for $12.00, and black skinny jeans at Old Navy for $29.50. Accessorize at Forever 21. Gold hoops for $3.80, gold stacked bracelets $6.80, and black hobo bag for $32.80. Finish this fab outfit with these over the knee, flat black boots from Charlotte Russe for $35.00.
This outfit is so trendy and rich. Find this black and white striped top at H&M for $12.95. Wear this green Target cardigan over the top for $22.99, and pull the two together with this chic belt from Forever 21 for $5.99. Pair with skinny jeans from Forever 21 for only $10.50. To top off your entire look wear these shimmer studs from Forever 21 for $2.80, Forever 21 bracelets for $5.80, gold chain purse from Payless for $22.00, and fun booties from Forever 21 for $27.00
This zig zag cardigan adds extra pizazz. Find it at Forever 21 for $29.80. Pair with these ponte seam leggings from Target for $19.99, Charlotte Russe flat , gold buckle booties for $35.50, Forever 21 tan and black purse to match your sweater perfectly for $34.80, Forever 21 earrings for $3.80, and H&M necklace for $12.95.

Winter white is so chic this season, especially paired with tan. Find this faux shearling vest at Old Navy for $35.00 and winter white sweater at Old Navy to wear underneath for $36.94. Pair this with these fabulous white jeans from Express for $69.90. Pull your outfit all together with these matching tan wedge boots from Charlotte Russe for $42.50. Accessorize with this tan H&M bag for $34.95, emerald green forever 21 ring for $3.80, and forever 21 gold teardrop earrings for $2.80.

"I want to THANK YOU for letting me be myself again" ~Sly and the Family Stone

This month is about giving thanks. I am thankful to all of you for letting me share something that I love and for most of all being so supportive. I am so thankful to have such amazing people surrounding me in my life. Thanksgiving is only two weeks away. If you are like me, you like getting something new for the holidays. Thanskgiving is a time for being with family and friends, so of course you want to look cute! Thanksgiving just happens to land right before we are shopping like crazy for the holiday season. That being said, here are some adorable and comfortable Thanksgiving day outfit options that will not break your holiday spending fund. Take a look at these options below.         
This adorable and cozy snowflake dress can be found at Target for $29.99. Pair with these grey and white matching tights found at Forever 21 for $9.80. Pull this outfit all together with these grey booties from Charlotte Russe for $38.50.

Feeling blue? Perfect! Find this adorable royal blue sweater dress at Target for $24.99. Matching blue cable knit tights at Forever 21 for $7.80 and blue suede Restricted Campus booties at heels.com for $65.00.

Glam up your Thanksgiving day look with this long faux fur vest from H&M for $19.95. Pair with a long sleeved caramel or cream top underneath. These H&M brown suede leggings match perfectly for $14.95 and brown slouch boots to pull it all together found at Charlotte Russe for $40.00 

Super low key, cute, and comfy. Find this long black and white sweater at Old Navy for $49.00. Black leggings at Old Navy for $10.00 and black flat boots at Target for $34.99. Add a red, purple, or bright blue top underneath for that extra pop!

"You can't always get what you want...

But if you try sometimes you might find...You get what you need" ~The Rolling Stones.

One of THE MOST frustrating things is wanting to buy new clothes, but not having the money to do so. It seems so easy at times to swipe a plastic card and go crazy on buying items that we don't really need. Then reality sets in when we get the bill and our hearts sink when we realize that the new items we bought were really not that worth it...(especially since you probably only wore them once.)

Remember,  fashion should never be stressful it should ALWAYS be fun, carefree, and best of all reasonable! Here are some ideas on how to work with what most of us already have, and what inexpensive items you should purchase to toss up the old.. and make it look brand new. Never forget.. even though we may not always have the luxury of getting what we want, if we do a little searching and use what we have.. we can definitely get what we need.

Lace up booties are an absolute MUST this season. They are sexy, and trendy, with a vintage twist. Pair your lace up booties with skinny jeans, a fitted tee, and a long cardigan or bomber jacket. Be sure to layer a few necklaces and keep your earrings simple. The focus on your outfit are these amazing shoes. For a different look wear your lace up booties with a sweater dress or checkered skirt and sweater with knit tights. You will be sure to be noticed and make a statement when wearing these booties to the office or out for a night on the town. This great addition to your wardrobe will most definitely spice up your older clothes. Best of all you can get them everywhere. Here are some affordable examples below:
Try this Vintage Bandolino Varnissa Bootie $79.95 at DSW
Rugged, yet trendy. Find this pair at Target for $34.99

Add a trendy boost to your sweater and jeans or sweater dresses with this pair.  Find them at Charlotte Russe for $38.50
Take a risk and wear a statement piece of jewelry with your everyday wear. Nothing makes more of a statement and shows confidence than your hair pulled back, your eyes played up, and a beautiful necklace or pair of earrings. Trust me you will be noticed. Wear your statement piece out to dinner, on a date, to the office, or for a night out on the town with your girlfriends. Pair these fabulous options with  colored ankle pants, high heels, and a fitted top. For a more understated look pair these options with jeans, booties, and a long fitted sweater. For the ultimate statement wear any of these options with your favorite little black dress.

This Sparkling Collar Necklace by Forever 21 for $10.36 is perfect paired with red lipstick.

This gold leaf trim necklace by Forever 21 for $5.46 is a serious inexpensive statement. Pair with a jewel tone top.
This Tritone Multi Chain Fringe Necklace from Target for $10.48 is just plain fun. Play this up at the office with a suit or for a night out on the town.
A statement piece that will go with absolutely anything in your closet (jeans, black pants, dresses, skirts) is an animal print or faux fur scarf. Do yourself a favor and purchase one. These scarves will really richen up items that you already own, plus you will look just plain glamorous!
Faux fur scarf by Forever 21 for $12.50..simply glamorous.

Animal print scarf from Target for $12.99.. gorgeous with emerald green, red, or black tops.
 Faux Fur neck warmer from Ann Taylor Loft for $39.50.

One of the most useful pieces that any woman should add to their closet is a sexy, fun jacket. You can pair a fun jacket with anything in your closet, plus when you just do not know what to wear, a fun jacket is so easy to turn to. Best of all, you can pair your sexy little jacket with all of the items above. Check out some of these inexpensive, fun options below.

This little jacket is so unique and fun. Pair it with some skinny jeans, and boots. For only $39.80 at Forever 21 this jacket is sure to get you noticed at such a reasonable price.
For a classic look, pair this jacket with a black and white striped top and colored ankle pants, or for the office black pants and a bright top underneath. You can find this at Old Navy for $35.00.

Add a pop of color to your wardrobe this season with this turquoise blue jacket. Its fun, versatile, and it's only $34.95 at H&M.

This sheek, modern jacket looks adorable worn with a statement necklace or with an animal print scarf for a completely different look. Find this at H&M for $34.95.