gussied up: 2013

Monday, December 30, 2013

new year's eve

I've put together three looks for New Year's - with two options, a casual option and a dressy option! Check it out!!

New Year's Eve
dress: Madewell | pumps: J.Crew | earrings: Boticca | booties: J.Crew | necklace: Sole Society (old) but similar here

I love this leather dress! It is so great for New Year's! I paired it with a black suede heel and teal earrings for the dressy look. I thought and easy way to dress it down a pair of black suede booties and gold tassel necklace would be perfect. 

New Year's Eve
pants: top shop | peplum shirt: Prabal Gurung | earrings: J.Crew | heels: J.Crew | chambray: J.Crew | heels: Jimmy Choo | clutch: J.Crew

I'm kind of obsessed with the sequin pant trend. I mean, who doesn't love a good sequin. I created a dressy look by pairing the sequin pants with a gorgeous peplum top, statement earrings and pumps. I created a more casual look - but still a little dressy with a sequin chambray shirt, classic black pumps and gray clutch. 

New Year's Eve

sequin skirt: Dani Hand| black vneck: J.Crew | booties: J.Crew | gray peplum: Madewell  | necklace: Lucky | shoes: J.Crew (old) but similar here

And last but certainly not least - the sequin maxi skirt!! I feel like I need one of these - just not sure why, yet. But I mean, what's not to love! It's long and sequins - like a mermaid! For the casual look I put a black cotton neck with a black bootie and a aztec printed clutch! For a dressier look a chose a gray cotton peplum shirt with a turquoise statement necklace and a metallic pair of flats. 

We are excited to go to dinner and have a few friends over for New Year's!

What are you wearing??


Sunday, December 29, 2013

2013 is coming to a close

This year has been a magnificent one for sure. 

I started this blog! My new years resolution - very cool to see how it has blossomed! I am excited to share more passions of mine in 2014. (check back soon).

The hubs and I went on some very memorable trips this year. We fell in love with Chicago - we didn't have a single moment planned. We even booked our hotel 2 days out. I highly recommend sharing adventures with your love.

We were blessed with a trip of a life time for Thanksgiving. We sailed around the BVI with eight of our best friends from college. It was a trip that truly changed my perspective on life. I've definitely been inspired to want more moments with people I love, and need less of the things I usually want. I hope that makes sense. 

I am excited to see what 2014 has in store. 

I hope to keep you all inspired and encouraged through gussied up. 

From our first day in the BVI. It was too beautiful for words. 

We spent about half an hour with a gang of dolphins swimming with our yacht. Simply amazing!

One more - just for good measure. 

I hope 2013 treated you well. I hope your wishes and dreams for 2014 come true.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

what to wear to thanksgiving

I'm so excited for this time of year - Thanksgiving!! I love getting together with family and friends and celebrate our blessings. This time of year is such a fun time. It such a refreshing time of year.

I found all these adorable outfits on Pinterest. You can find my pins in the tab above, on my fall favorites board. These are some great looks for an all day food fest! 

The hubs and I are headed to vacay with some friends! We will be back after the holiday!

I'm so thankful for all of you! Enjoy this time with friends and family.


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

ruby rouge event #2

Such a special group came to shop at Ruby Rouge! Thank you everyone!

Anna and Lauren shopping for cute outfits.

Bree wrapping up Lauren's finds.

Everyone shopping around.

More and more shopping:)

Some gals wrapping it up.

Jamie looked adorable in this sequin dress and black blazer.

Lily checking out the new pieces.

Wylee finding some gorgeous pieces.

Melissa and Brooke excited about their new pieces.

Andrew being the best official unofficial uncle for Lily and her sweet little babe.

More gals shoppin' around.

The shopping event I held at Ruby Rouge on Friday was a blast. I invited a ton of my co-workers to get ready for the holiday season. We found some great looks for now, cute sweaters and boots, and details dresses for holiday. It was a great success and I can't wait to host another event. 


table setting ideas for thanksgiving

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The holiday season is upon us and I am looking forward to Thanksgiving this year. I am going to be away for Thanksgiving this year, but I am still dreaming up ideas of how set the table. I found all these cute ideas and thought I would share. 

Are you ready to spend time with loved ones for Thanksgiving?


Friday, November 15, 2013

green jeans

sweater: J.Crew | jeans: J.Crew | scarf: J.Crew Factory | booties: Old Navy last worn here | watch: Michael Kors | sunnies: Ralph | earrings: J.Crew (old)

I don't know about you, but I love my colored denim. What girl doesn't love denim, first of all, and then to add color - genius! I love busting out my bright green jeans during the fall and winter months. The crisp color brings any outfit from drab to fab cheesy right!? 

What do you like to wear during the chillier months to still feel fresh and cool?


Thursday, November 14, 2013

ruby rouge event #2







What can I say? I just can't get enough of Ruby Rouge! Everything in the store is under $100 - and hello, so super cute. I had a blast with everyone on Saturday and I can't wait for Friday's event too!

I will be at Ruby Rouge from 1 - 4pm!

I would love to help you shop for your holiday parties and get your holiday shopping knocked out too! 

I can't wait to see everyone on Friday!


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

peplum lace

top: Loft | blouse: Express | jeans: Madewell last seen here | booties: Target last seen here | sunnies: Karen Walker | earrings: Buckle 

There is just something about a crisp white button down. I love the clean lines and the classic appeal. The gorgeous lace peplum top I found last year at the Loft and fell in love with it instantly. I paired with boyfriend jeans with the crisp and girly look to balance it all out. 

Are you excited about the event this Friday! See you at Ruby Rouge from 1pm - 4pm!