There are so many things to love about this time of year, and holiday partying is definitely on my list. I mean, who doesn't like an excuse to dress up? I certainly do, although this year I toned down my dressing up to kick off the holiday party season. In fact, I could (and would) wear this skirt and sweater combo just about any day of the week. But with the red shoe, lip, and nails, and a little gigantic statement necklace, I think it took the look from everyday to holiday chic! 'Tis the season...
Here's what I wore to this same holiday party LAST YEAR & the YEAR BEFORE. Which look is your favorite?
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving & Thanksgiving weekend! I certainly did — the food, the people, the partying, the shopping :-/ I was supposed to be good and not participate in Black Friday, but....that didn't happen. What can I say? I'm a sucker for a deal, and now I'm eating ramen for the next two weeks. Ha!
And speaking of deals, I got this dress for the super low-low at Urban Outfitters many moons ago. It was one of those things where I wasn't in love with it, but it was so cheap I thought "Why not?" Glad I did. Turns out, I actually like it.
Hey Pumpkin! You know I love clothes, and you know I love blogging and you know I love food, but did you know I love to cook? I'm not big into desserts and baking (I'd rather eat chips and make some tilapia), BUT I love pumpkin anything. I've shared an easy, pumpkin chocolate chip cookie recipe with you below just in time for Thanksgiving! You can thank me later :) On to the fashion...
I've never been one to shy away from white after Labor Day. In California, sunless days are few and far between, especially with this crazy drought we are having. So, why not wear white in Noevember when it's 65 & sunny. In fact, to me this look is very fall chic with the dark grey blouse and animal print pumps. What do you think—is this fall look #simplychic or simply wrong?
WEARING: zara blazer, nordstrom blouse, macys necklace, gap jeans, jean michel cazabat pumps, WORN TO: church and brunch
I've been dying for a crop top skirt set, and finally when summer is over, I get one...go figure. Initially I thought this would be more of a night time look, but I don't know about baring my belly and wearing heels at the same time. Not quite sure that's me, so instead I opted to do the crop top thing during the day with sneakers and a flannel. I like to think of it as down to earth sexy and/or California cool.
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to everyone who joined in to be part of this Pink Post and support the fight against breast cancer. I will be donating $10 on behalf of each of you to the CAROL ANN READ BREAST CENTER, a place near and dear to my heart. I've had a lump for 10+ years and because I discovered it when I was so young it was always assumed that it was benign. Well 3 years ago, while I was in grad school and under-insured the lovely folks at this center held my hand, hugged me, checked in on me, did a biopsy on the lump and gave me a mammogram all for FREE! I am so grateful that everything was/is benign and so grateful that a place exists that a woman with little to no insurance can go and know that she will be taken care of. Now that I have insurance and a full time job, $100 is the least I can do to help the next under-insured lady who walks through those doors.
If you haven't submitted your pink moment (clothes, polish, accessories or whatever you want) to be featured in my Pink Post, there's still time! Email your submission to firstname.lastname@example.org or use the tag #simplychicpink on Instagram. Don't forget, your submission also means a donation to the CAROL ANN READ BREAST CENTER. Go Pink!
I hope you enjoyed traveling through London, Paris & Amsterdam with me. I am back to regularly scheduled posts for now. I wore this particular look to church/brunch and then I turned around later in the week and wore it to work ;) Confessions of a lazy fashion blogger.