Velvet Jumpsuit for NYE

I had good intentions of bringing you festive and sequin-filled NYE inspired posts all week.  But unfortunately, things don’t always go as planned, and I was involved in a pretty major car accident on Tuesday morning. While my car was totaled, I was fortunate enough to walk away from the accident with only a concussion and minor injuries.  And while I am grateful to be alright, it was also a good reminder of how precious life is.

And of course it’s got me thinking.  As events like these often do.  It’s so easy in this day and age to put together and present a perfectly curated life through social media.  But I’m feeling led to share with you guys that my life is anything but perfect.  And if I’m being totally honest, I can also tell you that 2016 has been the hardest, most challenging year of my life.  And I’ve really been struggling this week to wrap my head around how it could possibly be ending with a serious accident on top of everything else. But rather than let myself get down and discouraged (which I’ve totally been doing), I’m reminding myself in times like these, that it’s important to take a step back, take inventory of the blessings you DO have in life, find the joy in the hurt, the laughter in the messiness, surround yourself with those who love you most, and thank God for His grace, protection, forgiveness, and unfailing love.  That is after all, what this holiday season is all about, isn’t it?

In other (more fashion blog-worthy) news, how amazing would this green velvet jumpsuit be to wear to a NYE party (or any other party for that matter)?  If I’m feeling well enough to make it out on NYE this year, this is definitely what I’ll be wearing.  Fingers crossed!

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Jumpsuit | Necklace | Sunnies | Clutch | Heels

Wishing you all a safe and happy New Year this weekend.  And a huge thank you for your continued love and support, and for making this blog possible.  Y’all have been such a bright spot in my life this past year and I am so appreciative!

Cheers to a better and brighter 2017!!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

Plaid Coat

I love a good plaid coat.  Especially one that doesn’t break the bank, like this cozy black and white one (only $25!).  Plus, the longer length makes it super cozy to throw on for those cold, snowy days.  In fact, it’s kind of like wearing a stylish blanket!

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Jacket c/o Shein (only $25!) |  Top, also love this | Denim | Monogram | Sunglasses | Bag | Booties (old), similar

I have to be honest, I am always pretty sad when Christmas comes and goes.  But I am looking forward to a shortened work week and ringing in 2017.  Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas celebration with your families and loved ones.

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

 

 

Green for Christmas

I love red and sparkles so much, sometimes I forget about wearing green during the holidays.  So when I saw this choker top at Express, I knew it would be perfect back to my favorite black faux fur vest and studded booties.  And not only does this look work perfectly for the holidays, it will work well beyond the month of December too.

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Top  (obsessed) | Vest | Denim | Sunnies | Bag (old), similar | Booties

Can you guys believe tomorrow is Christmas Eve?  I can hardly wrap my head around it.  Thank you so much for stopping by and for all of your support this year.  I appreciate you all so much.  Wishing you and your loved ones a cozy, safe, and wonderful Christmas celebration.

And Happy Friday!

xoxo,

Abby

Leopard Coat

One of my favorite things to wear this time of year, is a cozy leopard coat.  Throwing one on is the perfect way to be stylishly warm, and a great option to wear over your cute outfits to and from you holiday parties this season!

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Leopard Jacket, also love this, thisthis, and this (all can still be delivered in time for Christmas!) | Top | Denim | Sunglasses | Necklace | Clutch | Heels, similar

Hope you guys are having a fantastic week!

xoxo,

Abby

Holiday Gifting with StyleWatch and JCPenney

 

jcpMuk Luks Slippers | Journal | Phone Charging Wallet | Beanie

I am so excited to be teaming up with JCPenney and People Stylewatch Magazine today to share a last-minute gift guide with some of my favorite items from JCPenney.  Not only do they have something for everyone on your list, but their prices are budget friendly (would you believe everything in this photo cost less than $50 total?).  And that means you can also get a little something for yourself while you’re at it too!!
Just be sure to order by the 21st to guarantee your gifts in time for Christmas!
Happy shopping!
xoxo,
Abby

 

Sequin Bomber

Give me all the sequins!  Now that it’s officially less than one week until Christmas, you can pretty much guarantee that I’ll be wearing sequins (or velvet) in one form or another from here on out.  And what could be better than a sequin bomber?  It’s the perfect way to add a little holiday glam to an otherwise casual look.

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Sequin Bomber, also love this and this (free 2-day shipping!) | Tank | Skinnies | Necklace | Beanie | Sunnies | Bag (more than 50% off)| Boots

Happy count down to Christmas, sweet friends!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

Shades of Burgundy

I typically tend to gravitate towards red during the holiday season.  But another great color option (that is often forgotten in place of its brighter counterpart this time of year), is burgundy.  And I am loving the soft combo of this taupe crushed velvet dress back to burgundy accessories and a dark lip.  And would you believe this dress is on sale for less than $30?  It would be perfect for a Christmas or NYE party!

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Dress (less than $30!), similar | Jacket, also in light pink | Sunnies | Clutch | Heels (old), similar, similar

Happy Friday, sweet friends!

xoxo,

Abby

 

Pink Sweater

I waited for so long for this sweater to go on sale at Nordstrom.  And when it finally did on Black Friday, I pounced.  And I am SO glad I did.  Not only do I love the color, but I love the tunic length style because I can wear it with jeans and leggings.  Plus, its really comfy and comes in a ton of colors.  It will definitely be a go-to piece in my wardrobe this winter.

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Sweater (on sale for less than $40!)| Denim | Monogram (30% off!)| Bag | Sunnies | Booties (old), similar

Thanks so much for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

 

Velvet Dress

I am really into anything velvet right now.  It’s been one of my favorite trends since the beginning of the season, and lends itself perfectly to the holidays.  Plus, how cute would this dress be for an upcoming Christmas party?  And at less than $40, it definitely won’t break the bank.

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Dress | Boots | Sunnies | Bag (less than $70!)| Lipstick

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Can you believe that Christmas is less than two weeks away??

I guess I better hurry up and finish my Christmas shopping!

xoxo,

Abby

 

Holiday Style with Banana Republic

I am so excited to be teaming up with Banana Republic today, to style this cute dress for the holiday season.  And while this is such an easy piece to wear a multitude of ways, I am especially loving it mixed with festive plaids for the month of December.  Plus, it has pockets and is on sale for 40% off this weekend (along with everything else at Banana)!

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dress, Banana Republic (40% off this weekend!) c/o

top| monogram | sunnies | clutch | heels, also love these

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

xoxo,

Abby