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

 

 

 

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Thank You

In case you are still deciding what to wear to ring in the New Year tonight, I wanted to share a little last-minute outfit inspiration today.

I also wanted to take a minute and say THANK YOU to each and every single one of you for your support this last year.  I can’t even begin to tell you how much you all mean to me.  I hope that this new year has something incredible in store for you and that it will be year chock full of love, happiness, adventure, and lots of great outfits, of course!  Thank you again for your love and support and for helping me make my blogging dream a reality.  I love you and am so appreciative of you all.

DSC_2091 DSC_2207 DSC_2139 DSC_2101 DSC_2232 DSC_2150 DSC_2233 DSC_2138 DSC_2200 DSC_2172 DSC_2114 DSC_2240Dress: BarIII (also comes in black) | Jacket: Nordstrom (best ever!) | Necklace: Banana Republic (on sale!) | Clutch: Hobo | Bracelets: JCrew (here and here) | Champagne Glass: Kate Spade | Pumps: Jessica Simpson

Have a safe and wonderful NYE celebration tonight, friends!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

 

Dolled Up

I love getting dolled up.  And the holiday season presents exactly that opportunity.  But living in a state with a cold winter climate, sometimes I feel like I don’t have any coats or jackets that look or feel all that glamorous.  So for quite a while, I have been on the hunt for a great (and affordable) faux fur animal print coat-and I am happy to report that I have finally found one (AND that it costs less than $65)!!! Not only is it super cozy (it reminds me of my favorite faux fur throw), but  I love the vintage feel of it, and the idea of pairing it back to great heels and a dress for a NYE party, or wearing it with boots, skinny black pants, and a silk top (like I did for a friend’s casual wedding reception over the weekend)…

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Faux Fur Coat: Forever21 (under $65!!!), similar, similar, similar (all options are under $100!) | Silk Tee: Express (like I always say, BEST layering tees ever!) | Skinnies: JCrew | Ring: Kendra Scott | Necklace: JCrew | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Clutch: Hobo International (loving the silver version!) | Boots: TJMaxx, LOVE these

On another note, can you BELIEVE tomorrow is NYE and that yet another year has come and gone?  As cliche as it might sound, I just can’t believe 2014 is already just about over. BUT I always look forward to all of the possibilities that a new year brings. Kind of exciting, don’t you think?

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  Thank you so much for stopping by!!!!

P.S. CONGRATS to Mary Happymommy!  You are the LUCKY WINNER of the Fiberlash 3D Mascara giveaway!  Be on the lookout for an email from me or Kim with the details!!!  You are going to LOVE this stuff!!!!

So Long, 2013…

I always get a little reflective and perhaps even pensive when each year ends and a new one begins.  It is a time of excitement and the promise of a new beginning and fresh start, but the turning of that page always makes me a little sad too.  The older I get, the faster and faster time seems to go.  Cliche, I know, but true none-the-less.

Looking back at 2013, this blog has really been such a highlight of my year.  And so, I wanted to take today’s post to THANK ALL OF YOU for being with me every step of the way.  Your support, your engagement, your ideas, your encouragement, your love-it has all meant the world to me. And I sincerely hope you will continue along this journey with me into 2014  I could not do what I do every day without each and every single one of you. So truly, from the bottom of my hear, THANK YOU.

And what better way to close out 2013 than with a look back at some of my (and yours too!) favorite looks from this year…

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Wishing you and yours a safe and happy New Year.  Goodbye 2013, hello 2014!

I’ll be back Thursday with regular blog posts, so be sure to stop by!

Thank you all again for everything this year!