Highs and Lows

1 {These hand painted cookies with edible gold flecks have to be some of the most elegant cookies I have ever seen.}

This week I had so much fun sharing Merry Magazine with all of you. I know I have been talking about it all week, but I still can’t get over how well curated it is, and all of the talent behind it. with the holiday magazine being out, Christmas decorations complete, and snow fall this week (still too soon), I am officially in the holiday spirit. I have even purchased a bunch of Christmas presents already, so I am feeling ahead of the game! Have a great weekend everyone, see you Monday!

2 {I loved working for Blossom Lounge at Spark Sessions this year! Our chalkboard sign was a hit! }

3 {Starting to feel like Christmas in our home!}

4 {The best moment of the week? Watching milo play on the balcony in the snow!}

Merry Mag Holiday Outfit: A Formal Affair

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I had so much fun sharing all of the outfits I put together for #MerryMag this week with you! To be a part of such an amazing concept with so many other talented bloggers felt like such an honour. I honestly think this was one of the best collaborations I have done since starting my blog, so I hope you loved the magazine and the four holiday looks as much as I did! I saved the best for last with this fourth look, “A Formal Affair”. Although I was absolutely freezing while taking these pictures outside, this dress had to be shown without a coat. It is such a beautiful dress for a formal holiday occasion, and for under $200! If you haven’t already, click here or the picture above to see #MerryMag for yourself, and read below to get some inspiration on dressing for your own formal affair.

A formal Christmas event is the best excuse to dress to the nines. But “going all out” with your outfit doesn’t mean wearing all of your best jewelry and your biggest ball gown. Sometimes less is more, so allow yourself to shine, and choose one key element that really stands out. A dress like this one by Elle X RW and Co. has so many details like a plunging neckline, textured fabric with metallic silver flecks, and a flouncy hemline. Keep everything else in your outfit simple with plain black panty hose, black pumps and simple accessories, and you will be the belle of the ball in no time.

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_MG_8832 What I’m Wearing: Dress; Elle x RW & CO. (here) // Pumps; c/o Le Chateau (here) // Clutch; French Connection (similar) // Earrings; Forever 21 (here) // Bracelet; H&M (similar)

Merry Mag Holiday Outfit: Meeting The Boyfriends Parents

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Although it has been seven years since I’ve worried about meeting my boyfriends parents, I still remember the first time I did. I was in high school and Jamie and I were in Zellers (now Target). It was actually around the Holidays, so his parents were shopping for Christmas presents and we bumped into them. They offered to drive me home and all I can remember is that I got a major case of the giggles in the back of their car. Although it probably wasn’t the best of first impressions, they must have liked me, because I have been to countless family events since. For those of you who are going to be meeting your significant others parents this holiday season, here are a few tips on what to wear from #MerryMag.

Meeting your significant others parents for the first time can be intimidating, especially around the holidays, when emotions are running high. When planning what to wear, you want to find the perfect balance between festive, stylish and conservative. Impressing parents with the latest fashion trends shouldn’t be the main goal, as you want your amazing personality to shine. Opt for an outfit that mixes festive colors, and a fun pattern, like these hounds tooth pants. A statement necklace will also keep the look from being too stuffy. Black pumps always look great, but if the event is more casual go for flats or ankle boots.

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7 What I’m Wearing: Sweater; Old Navy (here) // Pants; Old Navy (here) // Heels; c/o Le Chateau (here) // Bag; Rebecca Minkoff (here) // Necklace; H&M (similar)