December 28, 2013

Holiday Hues

It's cold. It's Christmas. All caught up? I think so.
The holiday cheer always seems to drift into the new year somehow. Parties are still in full swing, and I get to prance around like a Nutcracker ballerina for another month (or two...). The tutu trend is one I refuse to let go of, and lucky for me it seems so do the consumer masses. Finding one that fit my shape, and didn't make me look like I was off to a recital, was not an easy task. I found this beauty at a local craft fair earlier this year, but ASOS, Urban Outfitters, and Mod Cloth (who is having a great sale) currently carry great alternatives. To make this outfit edgier for an evening out, I paired it with my favorite wedge booties and sequin tiger sweater. The earrings were a $3 deal from H&M's last big sale and add a certain "let them eat cake" quality that I couldn't pass up. Nordstrom Rack is my favorite place for amazing bags, among other things. This little metallic Coach baby a birthday present for myself, and was a STEAL for under $40. Its currently my go-to bag for all things festive.

Sequin Tiger Sweater, Jcpennys // Tulle Midi Skirt, Craft Fair // Jeweled Earrings, H&M // Metallic Clutch, Coach via Nordstrom Rack // Wedge Booties, DSW

December 3, 2013


 // Blue beaded dress (ASOS), Cardigan (Express), Booties (DSW) //

How is it DECEMBER already??? I can't deal. November is my favorite ever, which is probably why you didn't get any posts from me: I've been out, living my life. Shocking, I know. Between concerts, events, work, school, and all the unexpected things life threw at me....I think this is the first time I've sat down. And then of course, my birthday! I am completely obsessed with mu birthday dress. After stalking it on ASOS for months, it fiiiiinally went on sale. If I could paint my entire life cobalt blue, I would. The sweetheart neckline is covered in delicate beaded flowers, which made me feel like a sparkly princess. In all honesty, I still have it hanging on my bedroom door for easy access staring. My friends are pretty darn adorable as well. We all went out to dinner, and everyone got to see my apartment for the first time.

Stay tuned for an apartment post coming soon!

OXXO, Madison