Friday, December 30, 2011

Welcoming 2012!

It's hard to believe that today is the last day of 2011. A lot has happened this year...I graduated from college, started my first job, moved in with my boyfriend of nearly 3 years and started this blog! It was an exciting year, but I am willing to bet that 2012 is going to be even better! I can't wait to see what's in store. Cheers to 2012! I hope you ring in the new year in sparkling style with those you love most.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas in the Caribbean

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas. This year, I am spending the holidays with my family in beautiful St. Kitts. We arrived yesterday and we are already enjoying the sunshine, and laid back atmosphere of the islands. I do admit, I miss the snow and being with the rest of our relatives, but this trip is already becoming a memorable one :) I may be away from blogging this week, but I can't wait to catch up when I return! Happy Holidays!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Wishing You a Merry Holiday Weekend!

Wishing you all a happy holiday weekend! I hope you enjoy this special time of year with those you love most! :)

All that Shimmers

One of my favorite things about the holidays is that everything just seems to sparkle. The dresses below are perfect for a Christmas party or to wear while ringing in the new year! You'll shine brighter than any of the holiday decor :)

1. Foiled Shift Dress
2. Marchesa Sequined Silk Mini Dress
3. Polished Platinum Dress

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tunes for Tuesday: Holiday Edition Pt. 2

Five songs to add to your holiday playlist :)

1.”It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” – Michael Buble
2. Christmas Tonight- Dave Barnes ft. Hillary Scott
3. “All That I Want” – The Weepies
4. “Winter Winds” – Mumford & Sons
5. “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”- She & Him

Christmas at the Cottage

Lately, I can't stop dreaming of a traditional, cottage-y Christmas!

Blushing Over NARS

Don’t you just love blush? Two easy swipes and your face has a beautiful glow. NARS’ latest shade, G-Spot, is a rich, gold-infused rose that is flattering on all skin tones. G-Spot is deeper and sexier than their famous, Orgasm Blush. It’s the perfect shade for fall and winter. G-Spot has been NARS bestseller this holiday season. The new blush also makes a great stocking stuffer!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Carried Away on Blog Lovin'!

Be sure to follow Carried Away on Blog Lovin', a great site that helps you manage and keep track of all your favorite blogs :)

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Back to Black

With holiday party season in full swing, you have to have a handful of dresses that you can quickly throw on and instantly feel glamorous. One of the easiest, and chicest looks is wearing head to toe black. The classic shade is slimming and always stylish. Here are three dresses that I'm absolutely obsessed with- perfect for a holiday party or other special occasions through out the year!

1. Rebecca Taylor Lace Combo Dress
2. Alice and Olivia One Shoulder Rouched Dress
3. Parker Open Back Dress

Black shoes and accessories will match perfectly with an all-black ensemble and can also be mixed with colorful pieces in your wardrobe.

1. Miu Miu Suede Peep Toe Platform Pumps
2. ASOS Tino Suede Boot
3. Elizabeth and James Selby Toe Pumps
4. Kate Spade Glossy Garden Long Necklace
5. Golden Stripe Bracelet
6. Floral Facet Drops

A black clutch or shoulder bag is essential for wardrobe. Here are three styles I am currently coveting. I'm especially loving the gold accents!

1. Rachel Zoe Charlotte Shoulder Bag
2. YSL Large Patent Leather Clutch
3. Kate Spade Fanfare Missy

A Green and White Christmas

If you are thinking of using a color scheme for your holiday decor next year, consider mixing shades of green and white. I love these gorgeous photos below!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

My Holiday Wish List

It's the last weekend before Christmas! Can you believe it? I figured I would share my own holiday wish list :)
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!

1. Voluspa Candle
2. Miu Miu Mattelasse Leather Clutch
3. Classic pavé link bracelet
4. Essie Lady-Like Nail Polish
5. Jen Ramos Painting
6. Champagne Crystal Bib Necklace
7. Kate Spade Tutor city Large Debra Planner
8. Reed Krakoff Art Boxer Handbag
9. Minnow Drop Earrings
10. Donna Karan Draped Stretch Jersey Dress
11. Nikon Digital SLR Camera

If you are still looking for the perfect present, be sure to check out my other gift guides!
The Classics
The Beauty Queen
The Frequent Flier
Feminine Friends
The Gentleman
Made in the Mitten
For the Home

DVF Pre-Fall 2012: Macadam Diva

Diane von Furstenberg named her pre-fall 2012 collection “Macadam Diva.” Macadam, the French word for asphalt, suits the collection perfectly as it had a harder look with studs, chains, and zippers. Diane’s signature prints were also paired with the edgier elements.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Home

1. Painted Amaryllis Measuring Cups
2. Mr. and Mrs. Muse Mug
3. Kiva Platter
4. Pocket watch Clock
5. Cozy Cable Knit Throw
6. 4 Simple Low Ball Glasses
7. Acalpulco Monogram Tray
8. Coffee Table Books

Trend to Try: Maxi Skirts

Maxi skirts are a trend I've been admiring lately, but have hesitant to try. The pictures below have inspired me to purchase a maxi and incorporate it into my wardrobe for the new year! What trends are you looking to try in 2012?

How chic is Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere?

I love this neutral look!

Gorgeous print!

Love this shade of pink and bow detail.

Chambray shirt, gray skirt and statement necklace = perfection.

Sometimes simple is best!