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Holiday Sparkle +Gingerbread Houses + First Kisses

Dec 17, 2012

Something about the Holidays makes me want to bust out some sequins.  Sequins are just so festive and fun!!  We had Matt’s office party Saturday night and I immediately knew I wanted to wear sequins.  I bought this Tibi dress a few years ago and still love it.  I knew I needed to rock it for the JLF party.  The perfect amount of shine.  Sorry no full length picture we were running late and I had no time for self poses.

Matt’s co-worker,  Melissa,  who I adore rocked the cutest sequined Badgley Mischka dress that she got from Rent The Runway.  I always forgot about Rent The Runway, Melissa’s dress was gorgeous and she said the service was awesome.  I must remember for the next swanky event I have!

The two of us letting our sequins shine!

After my post Friday my mom and I decided to hit up Forever 21 and see if we could find any goodies. Guess what I scored?  This amazing sequined jacket.  $32, the perfect amount to spend on a trendy item. I swear in person this jacket seriously looks way more expensive.   I am going to wear it to a Holiday party next weekend over a black dress.

{F21 Sequined Jacket}

 It also comes in a black version online that is equally as fab!

Not that I need two sequined jackets but my favorite Parker jacket just went on sale.  I have lusted after this beauty forever!!  Reminds me of Rachel Zoe.

If you are looking for a sparkly dress my two favorite Rachel Zoe dresses are also on sale,  love them both.  They would be perfect for NYE. 

{Dolman Dress, Selita Dress}



We attempted our first and last Gingerbread House this year.  Wow, what a major mess and pain in the arse.  Our house fell apart like 5 minutes after we made it, the icing was so hard to get out,  and Sterling just wanted to eat all the candy:)  Glad we tried but probably not buying a gingerbread house kit again.


Sterling scored his very first kiss this Sunday after church.  And was no mild kiss, my little man went in for the real deal with his friend Maggie.  I captured the moment right before they locked lips and after- how adorable?  Pretty sure this means trouble for us in 12-15 years! 


I will leave you with these funny cocktail napkins I spied at a local store here.  My mom and I were dying laughing when we read them.

Perfect Hostess gift during the Holidays!

 Happy Monday!




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  1. That sequined jacket is beyond fabulous. I must tell you. You were rocking the sequins my friend. Love it all! And no doubt that your boy will be a ladies man! Look at him!

  2. First of all, I'm a bit sad for Wells that she's no longer going to be Sterling's first kiss. But that Maggie chick, looks pretty adorable too! And there is never a time when sequins doesn't improve an outfit! Love all of them!

  3. We bought the same Gingerbread kit (2 actually) and they were both awful. Fell apart as fast as we could get them together. Ugh.

    Love all the sequins in this post! Tis the season!

  4. Jill says:

    My first stop today on my list of errands is now F21!

  5. I love sequins. Major score for you! I may have to go check them out! I have stacks and stacks of those funny napkins. I can't resist them. They're hilarious!

  6. Those pictures of Sterling are so cute!! What a lady killer. šŸ™‚

    Love that sequin jacket from F21. I found a really cute sequin jacket at Burlington Coat Factory but I felt too Las Vegas in it? I am too chicken to wear sequin jacket? You look adorable!!

  7. I've been rocking sequins like it's my job. And those pictures of Maggie and Sterling are too precious for words.

  8. That Sterling! Precious pictures. I was laughing at your Instagram post at Matt's Christmas party this weekend. I dreaded Brandon's …we snuck out early to avoid awkward goodbyes!

  9. Alicia xoxxo says:

    Those napkins are awesome! Love that sequined jacket from F21. Must get it!

  10. Melissa says:

    I REALLY wanted to get something sequined for the holiday season, but still haven't found anything….that F21 jacket looks perfect!
    I love that I was reading those napkins just as I put a TOUCH of Baileys in my coffee (I mean, it's Monday, right?)

  11. I saw that sequin jacket and I am kind of sad now that I didn't get! And I am dying over that picture of Sterling going in for some kiss action, he is just precious!! Definitely going to be a heart breaker!! XoXo

  12. Christina says:

    The second picture of the kids is downright priceless!! My roommate just saw it and said "that boy looks like he just saw the light!" haahha! Seriously though, hysterical.

  13. ADORE the pic of Sterling and his new gf! You must frame that!

  14. I just got a sequins skirt and can't wait to receive it! If it arrives before the 24 it will be my Christmas outfit (with a top of course!), plan b = NYE šŸ˜‰
    I can't believe those two kissing! You caught them right on time!

  15. Love sequins!! You look fabulous!!

  16. Oooh, I need a sequined blazer in my life… love!

  17. hahahahaahah I love the cheeky napkins!

  18. You look lovely, as always! And what a sweet first kiss picture!!!

  19. Pris says:

    That first kiss picture is so unbelievably precious!!! Those leggings, TDF!