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

 

 

 

Holiday Glam

This gold skirt was one of my very favorite purchases last year, and it’s still one of my favorite things in my closet this year too.  It really is the perfect choice for a Christmas or NYE party, and you can style it so many different ways throughout the year too!  So if you’re still on the hunt for something fun and festive to wear this week or next, I’ve linked several similar options below.

DSC_1949 DSC_2056 DSC_2073 DSC_2070 DSC_1990 DSC_1976 DSC_2025 DSC_2081 DSC_2047 DSC_1962 DSC_2037Faux Fur Vest: Nordstrom (obsessed!) | Velvet Top: LuLu’s (sold out), similar | Gold Skirt: Nordstrom (old), similarsimilar, maxi version, obsessed with this polka dot version | Necklace: Banana Republic | Sunnies: Ditto | Clutch: Clare V. | Pumps: Sam Edelman

Thank you so much for stopping by!

xoxo,

Abby

 

 

Sequins for NYE

There is no better time to wear your favorite sequin number than tonight.  NYE is the quintessential day of the year for anything that sparkles!  And while I normally gravitate towards black for my NYE festivities, when Bohme Boutique sent me this gorgeous blush sequin dress, I knew it would be the perfect thing to wear to say goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015!

And to kick off your NYE celebration, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post to enter for your chance to win a $50 gift card to Bohme!!!  Happy New Year’s, dolls!!!!

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Coat: Forever21 (old), LOVE this one, and this onesimilar, similar | Dress: Bohme (also comes in black) | Necklaces: JCrew, Stella & Dot | Ring: Stella & Dot | Clutch: Nine West (old), similar (on sale for under $15!) | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Pumps: INC (most comfy pumps ever!!!)

And now for the fun part, click on the Rafflecopter link below for your chance to win a $50 gift card from Bohme!  Winner will be announced next Friday, January 9th!

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I also wanted to wish you and your families a very happy New Year.  THANK YOU so much for your support and for making 3014 SUCH a special year for me.  I appreciate each and every single one of your more than you know!