Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Plaid About You- Pt. 3


I hope that everyone had a Merry Christmas, I know that I did. As you know, my family celebrates on Christmas Eve, but today I was able to celebrate with my friend that I refer to as my big sister. It's always good to have people you can count on no matter how long it's been since you've talked/seen each other. There was good conversation, good food, and good drinks.  As festive as today was I chose to wear yet another plaid outfit.

        Blazer: Thrifted// Shirt: TJ Maxx// Pants: Gap// Belt: American Eagle// Watch: Nordstrom// Bracelet: Juicy Couture// Earrings and Necklace: F21

When I first saw the plaid pants, I knew I had to have them. Unfortunately, they sold out and I was left searching for them. The first place I looked was the website but they weren't there. Luckily living in the DMV has taught me to check another mall, so I just knew that I would accomplish my mission and find them . And just like that... they were mine, and on sale (when I want something, I aim to get it). There is also a story behind the blazer, I found a nice navy blue Ralph Lauren blazer while thrifting, it was way too big so I tried to get it altered. However, the price for the alteration (re sized and several missing buttons) was like 5 times the price of the actual cost . I ended up giving that one away and finding this one in the kids section. I was able to get all the buttons (which are Ralph Lauren buttons) sewn on for little to nothing (can you say budget savvy).

My friend's house is perfect!!!

Check out the Nine West oxfords

Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight!!!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Twas The Night Before Christmas...

As a child, my family tradition was to go and look at lights around the city. My granddaddy would get all of his grand kids, load us up and go view the most popular houses around the city. As an adult my family here in Va. have a few traditions of our own. Instead of celebrating on Christmas (Christmas is a designated pajama day) we celebrate on Christmas Eve. Since we usually have a rather large Thanksgiving (food wise) we only have appetizers, followed by drunken Taboo for Christmas. This year was a bit different since a few dynamics have changed, but nonetheless it was fun. How about I even made two new dishes (buffalo chicken dip and snicker doodle cheesecake).

                                               Sweater: Marshalls// Button Down: Thrifted// Pants: Target// Boots: Nordstrom Rack// Necklace and Earrings: F21

I made sure that I wore festive attire to work for Christmas Eve. I love the sequin and black sequin sweater combo. What am I going to do when the holidays are over; how can I say goodbye to plaid and sequins, lol? Good thing I got this combination in a few weeks earlier.

Hope you all are having a sparkling Christmas Eve!!!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Plaid About You- Pt. 2

I was super excited when my manager said that we could deviate from our all black attire. I decided to wear my plaid poncho once again. Although this piece was from Forever 21's Heritage collection; I feel as if it were made very well and you'll see this again for sure. I did a little mixed print number since my shoes were leopard print, everyone knows leopard print is a neutral, right? Luckily, this lil number got me through the work day, last minute shopping, and a late night red wine with a friend. How you doing *Wendy Williams voice*?

                                                          Poncho, Cross Earrings, Black Shirt: F21// Leopard Print Shoes: Payless// Black Tights: Avon