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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?

55 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Carly
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 12:07 am

    I love this outfit! Your top is ADORABLE!


  2. Marisa
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 1:27 am

    Your holiday look is fabulous, Sandy! I love your hair and I’m liking your different photo locations :)


  3. Dancing Branflake
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 3:24 am

    Cute cute with that lace! Adorable, Sandy! You go do your thing!!!!

  4. aizzing
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 6:39 am

    love your heels! :)

  5. Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 6:57 am

    The lace top is sooooo beautiful! I agree black is a great way to go all out glam for the holidays….like what I also did in my latest post!


  6. Always Maylee
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 8:10 am

    What can be better than lace, peplum, and velvet!? You look beautiful. Love the red necklace!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  7. Lauren
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 8:19 am

    I am seriously in love with this top! You look gorgeous.

    Fizz and Frosting

  8. Richelle
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 8:50 am

    What an adorable outfit. You look just scrumptious.

  9. Blair @ wild-and-precious.com
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    love that top. you look great!

  10. Amanda Cobb
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    Very cute! Love the sleeves, and the shoes are the perfect touch. :)

  11. Amy Black
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 9:31 am

    I love this look. So classy and elegant yet casual enough for long wear! You look gorgeous!!!


  12. brianna dale
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 10:03 am

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

  13. Kristin
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 10:07 am

    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.

  14. Felissa (Two Little Cavaliers)
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 10:17 am

    I love the top and the necklace you paired it with! Wish it was long enough to wear as a dress I would buy it in a second. Love that different texture materials they put together.

  15. Ms. Megan
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 10:18 am

    you look so classy + festive Sandy!! I love it all!! xo

  16. Emily Beth
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 10:27 am

    Gorgeous top! Love the lace

    xo Emily Beth @ Inspired Attire

  17. Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    I am insanely busy, but not just because of the holidays. I have a huge, 5 day work conference coming up RIGHT after Christmas! Anyway, you look great, Sandy!

  18. Shea
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 10:35 am

    Ooh I love that top, it’s so glamorous! And those shoes are some of my favorites :)

  19. Emily
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 10:55 am

    The top is adorable and I especially love the lace sleeves!!

  20. Et tu, tutu?
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 12:06 pm

    Love the holiday wear! It’s fun and unique but the black lace is so gorgeous. :)


  21. Amanda
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 12:14 pm

    oh wow how beautiful!

  22. Jennifer
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 12:14 pm

    Beautiful top!

    xo Jennifer


  23. sheree@itsnotthatdeep
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 12:25 pm


  24. Still Blonde after all these YEARS
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 1:04 pm

    I would have never put such an elegant top with jeans. Pairing it with the shoes made it work perfectly and you look beautiful. Love your style.

  25. Kai
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 1:08 pm

    Sandy! I am absolutely in love with this outfit!! I need everything!

  26. Evani
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 2:12 pm

    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! :)

  27. Chioma
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 2:13 pm

    that blouse is gorgeous! love it!

    C’s Evolution of Style

  28. Kathleen
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 2:21 pm

    I would have never thought to have a black top for the holidays but that looks really good!

  29. Nikki at Bedazzles After Dark
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 2:47 pm

    Soooo cute! I LOVE this outfit – kind of casual yet still really chic! :)

  30. emily @ anna delores
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

    Girl you know how to rock the peplum! And I LOVE those shoes, I am so, so sad they’re sold out on ShoeMint!

  31. Krysten
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 3:47 pm

    That top is SO cute Sandy, and I love your shoes too!

  32. Melinda
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 4:02 pm

    Love the outfit- you look so pretty!

  33. mel
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 4:18 pm

    YOu are beautiful! I love all the outfits!

  34. Jessi
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 4:41 pm

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

    Dec 19, 2012 @ 5:41 pm

    You look amazing!

  36. Lena
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 6:44 pm

    Sick and very busy
    I love the look – you look gorgeous on these pictures

  37. thehautecookie
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 9:16 pm

    amazing blouse. so gorg! xO!

  38. Vintage Danielle
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 10:10 pm

    Oh my goodness, I ADORE your black top with the crisp jeans and little bows; such a wonderful outfit for the holiday.

  39. cat
    Dec 19, 2012 @ 11:04 pm

    love the outfit :)

  40. lisacng @ expandng.com
    Dec 20, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

    You look great, I love that top and whatever you’re doing with the photos, keep doing it because I love the effect!

  41. Meanz
    Dec 20, 2012 @ 9:54 pm

    Oh Sandy, I absolutely adore this outfit. The black top with lace sleeves is so pretty and I love the red necklace as an accent.

  42. Just Another Shopaholic
    Dec 20, 2012 @ 11:11 pm

    This is top is darling.

  43. Yuliya
    Dec 21, 2012 @ 4:32 am

    Canon ce petit look !

  44. Katy
    Dec 21, 2012 @ 11:38 am

    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 :)

  45. Sharon
    Dec 21, 2012 @ 3:31 pm

    Sandy, I am soooooooooooo in love with your top and heels. DROOLS!

    xx Love & Aloha

  46. Amanda {feast.fashion.faves}
    Dec 21, 2012 @ 11:56 pm

    oh my gaaah STOOOP (not really), you look so beautiful! Love the red necklace against the velvet…and the lace sleeves!!


  47. Franziska
    Dec 22, 2012 @ 4:12 pm

    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!

  48. alyson
    Dec 23, 2012 @ 9:15 am

    this shirt with this necklace is so amazing!! happy holidays, sandy.

  49. Simona
    Dec 23, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

    I love your necklace :))


  50. Trina
    Dec 24, 2012 @ 7:14 pm

    Ooooooh, love this top! It looks great with the necklace!


  51. osaid
    Dec 25, 2012 @ 1:57 pm

    Lol…. nice jeans. Lovely dress

  52. Natalia
    Dec 28, 2012 @ 5:48 am

    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!

  53. Megan Davey
    Dec 29, 2012 @ 6:06 pm

    Sandy!! This is one of my favorite looks on you! Love this outfit, esp that shirt!

    Megan from Chasing Davies

  54. Mags (@MagsTheBlogger)
    Jan 03, 2013 @ 10:42 am

    Why do you always look so gorgeous?! I LOVE this outfit!



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