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?

55 Comments

  1. December 19, 2012 / 3:24 am

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

  2. December 19, 2012 / 6:39 am

    love your heels! 🙂

  3. December 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

  4. December 19, 2012 / 8:50 am

    What an adorable outfit. You look just scrumptious.

  5. December 19, 2012 / 9:22 am

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

  6. December 19, 2012 / 9:31 am

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

    xx

  7. brianna dale
    December 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).

  8. December 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.

  9. December 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.

  10. December 19, 2012 / 10:18 am

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

  11. December 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!

  12. December 19, 2012 / 10:35 am

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

  13. December 19, 2012 / 10:55 am

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

  14. December 19, 2012 / 12:06 pm

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

    -Lindsey

  15. December 19, 2012 / 12:14 pm

    oh wow how beautiful!

  16. December 19, 2012 / 12:25 pm

    THAT TOP IS GORGEOUS AND I LOVE HOW YOU DRESSED IT DOWN…BEAUTIFUL!
    SHEREE XXX

  17. December 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.

  18. December 19, 2012 / 1:08 pm

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

  19. December 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! 🙂

  20. December 19, 2012 / 2:21 pm

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

  21. December 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!

  22. December 19, 2012 / 3:47 pm

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

  23. December 19, 2012 / 4:02 pm

    Love the outfit- you look so pretty!

  24. December 19, 2012 / 4:18 pm

    YOu are beautiful! I love all the outfits!

  25. December 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!
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

  26. CRAVING FOR BARNEYS
    December 19, 2012 / 5:41 pm

    You look amazing!

  27. December 19, 2012 / 6:44 pm

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

  28. December 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.

  29. cat
    December 19, 2012 / 11:04 pm

    love the outfit 🙂

  30. December 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!

  31. December 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.

  32. December 21, 2012 / 4:32 am

    Canon ce petit look !
    Bisous
    Yu’

  33. December 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 🙂

  34. December 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!

  35. December 23, 2012 / 9:15 am

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

  36. December 25, 2012 / 1:57 pm

    Lol…. nice jeans. Lovely dress

  37. December 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!

  38. December 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

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