It’s The Most Wonderful (And Busy) Time Of The Year!

Top: Lulu’s | Pants: Lee Jeans | Shoes: Shoemint | Necklace c/o BlueBird | Bracelet: J.Crew Factory

First off, I’d like to thank all of those who linked up to last week’s Copy Cat Closet Challenge – Sequins post with your sparkly outfits!  We had a record of 23 link-ups which is amazing.  It was great meeting some new bloggers too.  This week’s challenge was a pretty simple one – Holiday Wear!  I’m sure most of you fashion bloggers out there have posted a holiday inspired outfit or will be soon, so don’t forget to link up to Ma Nouvelle Mode and The Grant Life this week as well!

For my Holiday Wear, I decided to go the classy black and red route.  The top is pretty much 3 trends in 1 – lace, peplum, and velvet and I adore it so much.  And as you know, bubble necklaces were the IT statement necklace of 2012 but I like this one because it’s a different style than all the J.Crew inspired ones you see out there.  It’s got less bubbles and the red color is PERFECT for spicing up any holiday outfit.  I’m wearing bows on my arm and bows on my shoes which are also totally holiday (like gift wrap bows) but I wear bows year round anyways.

I love this time of year because of Christmas music, all the pretty lights and decorations, holiday cheer, a focus on family time, and lots of people taking vacations (because taking vacation makes everyone happier).  I also hear it is going to snow soon here in KC, which makes me happy and sad as well.  On one hand, I do think snow can be very pretty (as long as it’s not yellow) and I am excited for Austin to experience it.  But on the other hand, it just means it’s so dang cold.  Every night these past couple of weeks have also been filled with planning Austin’s birthday celebration(s).  I guess that just comes with the territory of having an almost Christmas baby, but you know what?  I am just thankful that he is here, happy, healthy, and learning new things every day.

Don’t forget to enter the Blowfish Shoes giveaway for a free pair of shoes and the Jose Eber Hair giveaway for a new set of holiday tools!!

How insanely busy are you these days?

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  1. Gorgeous combo Sandy! Adore the little details. I am staying very busy this season prepping for the baby (not the holidays).

  2. OK, at first I was going to say…how stunning you look and THAT NECKLACE! OMG! Then, I saw the shoes.

    Those shoes. Yowza.

    Which reminds me, I should get out of my pajamas. LOL.

  3. I feel so incredibly busy this Christmas season, I can’t believe it’s only 6 days away! This outfit looks amazing on you Sandy, it really shows off your wonderful figure! :)

  4. Girl I want to steal your top! Velvet, lace AND peplum?!! What could be better?? Seriously! Gorgeous outfit. I love the shoes too!

  5. I want this outfit! Perfect for holiday. Actually already have these jeans, a similar necklace in blue, and a black lace top… Never would have thought to put them together like this though! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  6. I’m actually not busy at all! We aren’t doing a gift exchange this year. Instead we are all on vacation together so it’s a lot less stressful!

    I really like your hair like this – you should do it curly and down more often!

  7. So busy Sandy! As you might have noticed, I missed last week’s e-mail (this week’s is going out today!). We just moved to France and it’s veen crazy. So next week’s challenge is easy too, sorry! But I will be better after the new year, promise! And I’d love to have you again, you’re better than me!

    And your outfit, I love it! The bows are so cute & the necklace is perfect. I want that bracelet!! As always, you’re adorable!

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