gussied up: December 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.