Panda and Pantone

Plaid Shirt: J. Crew | Sweater: ASOS {similar} | Pants: Old Navy | Shoes: Thrifted | Bag c/o Angela & Roi | Necklace: Forever 21

This past weekend was craziness.  On Saturday, we went to our work’s Winter Wonderland party where Austin got to meet Santa and miraculously did pretty well with him.  He actually let out a small scream in which the photographer caught that on camera, it wasn’t a smile, but better than a fussy or crying baby.  We also got to see a lot of our friends who have small children and free breakfast too.  I can’t wait until next year when Austin can actually partake in the crafts and games!  Then on Saturday night, I had to work… I’ll spare you the details.

On Sunday, a group of us enjoyed Dim Sum while doing our annual Secret Santa gift exchange. Marv and I got these awesome gifts!  Sunday evening, we attended our neighborhood’s holiday party with free food and fun and games as well!  We survived this past week as a family of 3 (mostly thanks to Marvin since he stayed home with Austin this week while I went to work) but my Mom (thanks Mom!) is back to help us out again for another few weeks.  We appreciate her help SO much!

What I love about this outfit:
1) Little panda guy
2) Christmas color plaid
3) Emerald green shoes (well, they’re pretty close in color) in honor of Pantone’s 2013 color of the year
4) Gorgeous wine colored bag (win one in the color of your choice here)!
5) It’s perfect for the holidays, which I am so ready for!

P.S. This week’s Copy Cat Closet Challenge is SEQUINS!!!  Come back on Wednesday and link up a fashion/outfit post where you are wearing sequins!  The linkup will also be up on Ma Nouvelle Mode and The Grant Life. If you want to continue to be a part of the weekly challenge, sign up here to get the weekly emails!

P.P.S. The lucky winner of the $50 credit to Gussy Sews giveaway is Shelley Zurek of Still Blonde After All These Years!  Congrats girl!  Send me an email at and I’ll get you hooked up with Maggie!

What do you think of emerald green as the color of 2013? 


  1. December 9, 2012 / 8:30 pm

    I like this look on you Sandy. It’s cute and easy and chic – your hair looks great like this.

    Great bag by the way 🙂

  2. December 9, 2012 / 8:41 pm

    Green is my favorite color and my closet if full of it. i think I’m all set for Pantone 2013. Where did that name come from? i guess it’s another way to make money. Why not just call the color green? Love ur outfit by the way
    K at

  3. December 9, 2012 / 9:54 pm

    I don’t mind the new color of the year, since I don’t have a lot of emerald green stuff, it gives me a new reason to shop 😉

    I’m having a giveaway on my blog if you’re interested!

  4. December 9, 2012 / 10:26 pm

    You are adorable. I love the bag on you!

  5. December 9, 2012 / 10:33 pm

    This whole outfit is cute but I am totally digging the Panda sweater!! 🙂

  6. December 9, 2012 / 11:06 pm

    What a lovely outfit! I love your little panda on your sweater. You look so beautiful in these pictures. xx. McKenna Lou

  7. Jenna Wood
    December 10, 2012 / 1:28 am

    Oh my, I NEED that sweater XpandasX !!!

  8. December 10, 2012 / 8:00 am

    Cute jumper, love pandas!!!


  9. December 10, 2012 / 8:08 am

    I love the panda, awww!! And I am excited for Emerald to be color of the year, mainly because I really don’t like last year’s bright orange… 😀

  10. December 10, 2012 / 8:41 am

    I can’t even handle how cute your sweater is! Love this outfit, you look adorable!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  11. December 10, 2012 / 8:56 am

    I love that emerald is going to be the color of the year! I think it’s much more versatile than tangerine. This entire look is adorable. 🙂

    Fizz and Frosting

  12. December 10, 2012 / 9:33 am

    Such a cute sweater! And I love emerald – pumped for the 2013 color of the year.

    Sea and Swank

  13. December 10, 2012 / 9:46 am

    Your style is so refreshing. It’s weird but I pretty much like everything you style. I think I will hire you and you can come and live with me!

  14. December 10, 2012 / 10:07 am

    I think it’s an interesting choice, but I love green so I guess it’s good! You’re always so cute!

  15. December 10, 2012 / 11:40 am

    ok, i’m fully obsessed with the panda! cute outfit with the plaid underneath.

  16. December 10, 2012 / 12:26 pm

    Yay for your mom being here, that’s always fun! I love your panda sweater, it’s too cute. And I’m pretty sure I have that very same J.Crew plaid shirt (just came in the mail last week actually)!

  17. December 10, 2012 / 12:39 pm

    Such an adorable outfit. I have some panda fabric that I’ making into a skirt … hopefully soon. xo Enjoy your week Sandy. Madison

  18. December 10, 2012 / 2:26 pm

    So cute Sandy!! LOVE that Panda sweater! And the background is just perfect for that outfit!! Yay for Pandas and YAY for Dim Sum!

    xo, sam
    **Style of Sam**

  19. December 10, 2012 / 3:45 pm

    This outfit is so cute, I can’t get enough of that panda!!

  20. December 10, 2012 / 4:13 pm

    Sounds like a really good weekend… are you going to share the Santa pic with us??

    And I love emerald so I’m psyched!

  21. December 10, 2012 / 9:47 pm

    Such a fun weekend. Glad the little guy handled Santa well. I adore your outfit, the plaid and panda are a wonderful combination.

  22. December 11, 2012 / 9:49 am

    I love that panda sweater! Emerald is awesome. It’s my birthstone, plus green is my favorite color.

  23. December 11, 2012 / 1:08 pm

    I think it’s brilliant! In fact, I just bought a dress in honor of it. Haven’t worn that shade since my older brother’s wedding 25 years ago! Not kidding.

  24. December 11, 2012 / 9:39 pm

    SANDY this is so cute! Love the preppy layering, and the panda is the sweetest little addition!

    xx, Emily

  25. December 14, 2012 / 12:41 pm

    I love this outfit for all of the reasons you said, holiday plaid, very cute panda, and the bag is so pretty! I love emerald. Always have :).

  26. December 17, 2012 / 3:30 pm

    Your panda is darling!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.