PJs + A Christmas Read

PJs + a Christmas ReadFor as long as I can remember, I have always received the same two-part gift on Christmas Eve. A pair of crisp new Christmas pajamas and a Christmas book. I don’t know where this tradition came from, but I know that I my parents have been doing this for my sister and I since we were born.

When I was little we would open our PJs and story, put out the milk and cookies to wait for Santa (along with carrots for the reindeer), write Santa Claus a letter and then settle in bed while our mother read us our new books. This is a tradition that I have lived with for twenty one years, and it will live on with my future children. I’m sure they will enjoy these in silk pajamas as well!

So why am I telling you all of this super-personal tradition stuff? Well, because TODAY marks two days before Christmas Eve…the eve that I receive brand new pajamas and a Christmas read. I have been doing a little PJ hunting, and I have found ten pairs that are super cute for this holiday (and some are even on sale…you’re welcome).

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Snowman Fleece / Snowy Mittens Jersey PJs / Jasmine & Ginger Stripe / Dotted Christmas PJs / Chevron Waffle Knit / Poinsettia Microfleece PJs

These cute pairs are all under $50 and super comfortable. Dillard’s seems to be the main place to get Christmas-themed pajamas and quite frankly, I am loving all of them. I really love flannel, but sometimes it can get a little hot under the covers and cotton is what you need to stay the perfect temperature…

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Thermal PJs / Arctic Chill Knit / French Bulldog Cotton / Classic Tartan Flannel

If you are willing to spend a tad more on pajamas (I mean, Christmas Eve is a special night…), then spring for these because not only are they well made, great quality and super comfortable…they look amazing too! Personally, my favourite pair is the red tartan to the very right – very Christmasy, aren’t they?

However, pajamas are pajamas…

My parents always seem to find the perfect pair that fit the year…one year it’s classic red tartan, the other it’s a big fuzzy penguin onesie. What is important is the tradition and meaning of it all!

SO WHAT ABOUT THE CHRISTMAS READ?

I didn’t forget about the book…never. So that is why I am featuring a few of my favourite Christmas reads (the classics) as well as a few that are on my Christmas book wishlist:

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The Little Match Girl / The Christmas Shoes / The Night Before Christmas

I love a good Christmas tradition and in a couple of days, I am going to have more memories made with my family, and another traditional Christmas Eve to talk about!

What are your Christmas traditions? What does Christmas look like for you each year? Let me know in the comments below…

These are a few of my Favourite Things…

BannerWhen I was little, my Mom used to sing me to sleep and one of the main songs she would sing me is My Favourite Things from the musical The Sound of Music. I love this song so much and every time I hear it, I think of my Mom. So today, because I was doing a little thinking back (and because it is #throwbackthursday), I am going to throw it back to this memory, and tell you some of my favourite things that I am loving right now!

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PINK ROSES 

Although red roses are romantic and beautiful, there is nothing better than the colour pink! I love pink (shocking, I know) and these hot pink roses are right up my alley. Being that it was my birthday this past weekend, I was absolutely showered by my beautiful friends and family…and that included pink roses from my best friend (she knows me all too well).

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PEARLS, PEARLS, PEARLS 

I obviously love pearls (Pearls and Polkadots)…so it probably doesn’t shock you how much I love pearls. Especially this factory multi-strand pearl necklace from J.Crew Factory! I have rocked this piece so many times before and every time, I love how it looks. The cream tone, the gold accents…and just overall how many there are!! I love them!!

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FELT HATS 

It’s kind of hard for me to rock hats because I am always in lecture (and trust me, people do not appreciate the big floppy hats in front of them…), but when the time comes and I’m not in school…it’s hats, hats and more hats. My hat collection keeps growing and no wonder because they are the perfect accessory. This one is from mark.Avon from roughly a year ago.

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CHUNKY JEWELRY 

Chunky jewelry is one of my favourite types of accessories. I would love it if I my own personal wall of chunky jewelry (jewelry goals). This pale pink-coral chunky bracelet is one of my go-to’s when I am chunking up the accessories in an outfit. This colour goes with a lot of different things, and even though it’s super chunky…it is still not so overpowering – one colour, one type of stone…and you’re good!

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CUTE DESK ACCESSORIES 

My desk is a mess. That is no joke. I try to keep it clean (I am actually writing on it now), but usually it is stacked high with books. However, that does not mean that I can’t make it look nice with cute accessories like this Kate Spade New York eraser. Imagine bringing that to a final? It’s actually a real eraser and it does the job well…but way too big to bring to an exam…pure decoration only!

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Well there you have it – a few of my favourite things…I may have to continue this next Thursday for #tbt. We will have to see!

Happy Thursday everyone!

15 Faux-Fur Looks that are too amazing…

15How do you feel about faux-fur? Well I am loving it right now. I recently picked myself up a fur vest (Winners), and today I am sporting it for the very first time. So why is today the day? My fellow #stylecollective ladies and I are taking part in a style challenge this whole week, and to kick it off, it is faux-fur all day long!

In keeping with the theme of the challenge today, I have snagged 15 faux-fur looks from style mags, style bloggers and celebrity street style watches to give you some ideas…

Unsure how to rock the cozy-chic faux-fur trend? Pair it with all black!:

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Faux fur vest:

Caitlin / Southern Curls & Pearls

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Rachel / Rachel Sayumi

Convey the Moment: Faux-Fur Vest:

Eleni / Convey the Moment

Target Mossimo fur vest (wearing juniors xs):

Jean / Extra Petite

Dressy casual: Boyfriend jeans, white blouse, blue accented necklace, blue tinged fur vest, cobalt blue heels:

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Black Floppy Hat Donald Pliner Wedge Boots Faux Fur Vest Turtleneck Swing Dress Fall Street Style Inspo by Southern Curls and pearls

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Faux Fur Vest Fall Street Style Inspo by The Sweetest Thing:

Emily / The Sweetest Thing

Fur vest, denim shirt, black slim pants, beige booties:

Caitlin / Southern Curls & Pearls 

FabFashionFix - Fabulous Fashion Fix | Style Guide: How to wear Faux Fur vest?:

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Crop faux fur vest - Boston Proper:

Boston Proper Source

Pink & Fluffy vest - Topshop, Black tie bow blouse - Express, Pants - Gap, & Shoes - Christian Louboutin:

Krystin / Suburban Faux Pas 

Blush Faux Fur Vest:

Allyssa / Life with Lyss

A Spoonful of Style: Emerald and Faux Fur...:

Jade / A Spoon Full of Style 

TIGHTS – RIVER ISLAND BOOTS – RUSSEL & BROMLEY SHORTS – TOPSHOP JUMPER – SANDRO FUR GILLET – ZARA NECKLACE, RING AND BRACELET – TATEOSSIAN BAG – DUNE:

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All of these wonderful style bloggers who bring us these amazing looks to copy every day are my complete inspiration. I have provided links to all of their sites so you can go get more of their delicious style! Make sure you check them out…

As for the #stylecollective style challenge this week, it continues tomorrow with classic riding/Hunter/OTK boots! Get ready ladies because this challenge is going to get crazy!

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How do you wear faux-fur? Have you tried this fabulous trend yet? Let me know in the comments below…

Holiday Ring Guide to Sparkle You Up!

bannerI have been really in to bling rings lately. I have never really been one to focus on the fashion of my hands. I don’t get my nails done, I am so bad at moisturizing, and I have terrible habits that leave my hands looking…well, not so nice. However, I do try and dress them up with rings (so that people don’t notice the fact that I have zero nails).

Since the holidays are right around the corner and gift giving season is in full swing, I thought a little ring round up would be nice to show you what is out there right now (and for how much!).

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Etched Ring / Pava Tube Ring / Simulated Turquoise RingDeep V Ring / J Lo Bar RingStudded Chevron Ring Set / Floral Statement Ring / Modern PearlGold Tone Pave Statement Ring / Pave Shield / Mesh Statement RingLeopard Statement Ring

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Goreski Glasses / Ready Set Bow / Gamma Ring / Mag Ring / Pearl Floral RingCrystal and Fringe / Infinity Ring

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Brilliance Statement Ring / Charlotte Ring StackCora Shell Ring / Darling DaisiesNew York Knot / House of Harlow / Laurel Leaves RingOlympia Shimmer WrapPamela Love Ring / Faceted Hinge Caged RingThree Row Band / Light as a Feather / Caged Statement Ring / Paved Border RingLouise et Cie StoneMickey Mouse

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Triple Horn / Tortoiseshell RingGold Knot Ring / Moveable DiscSarah Chloe Ring


 

Hopefully you all found what you were looking for this year in terms of fashion rings! One of my upcoming New Year’s resolutions is to wear more hand jewelry…and work on my awful nails (no more bad habits!!). We will see how that one turns out…

What is your favourite ring of the bunch? Do you wear rings regularly? Let me know in the comments below…

19 Camo-Stripe Looks to Copy…

BANNERI am obsessed with everything fashion and one trend I am loving right now is pattern mixing. Pattern mixing is anything that combines two or more patterns. Personally, I stick to mixing two patterns and one of my favourite combos right now is camouflage + stripes. So many bloggers out there have done up their own look using camo and stripes. So I am pulling my favourite renditions that I have found out there…

Camo and stripes can totally be BFFs.:

Christine / Hello Fashion Blog

6 Chic Ways to Wear Camouflage | Glam Radar:

Taylor / Sterling Style

How to Wear Camo Prints: 40 Outfit Ideas To Try Now | StyleCaster:

Helena / Brooklyn Blonde

Really diggin the camo pants :-):

Helena / Brooklyn Blonde

Julie / Sincerely Jules

BowsandDepos: Camo vest + striped tee + jeans + coganc booties + burgundy satchel:

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Suburban Faux-Pas: Fall Uniform in a @sugar love boutique jacket:

Krystin / Suburban Fauxpas

Clothes Casual Outift for • teens • movies • girls • women •. summer • fall • spring • winter • outfit ideas • dates • school • parties Polyvore :) Catalina Christiano:

Kate / The Fancy Pants Report

jean jacket, striped tee and camo leggings - www.lovelucygirl.com

Kayla / Love Lucy Girl 

Stripes, Jewels, Camo and Dots:

Sandy / Sandy a la Mode

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Meggan / Somewhere, Lately

jacket: old navy / top: h & m / jeans: hudson / shoes: aldo / glasses: c/o warby parker / bag: c/o coach:

Kimberly / Eat Sleep Wear

Not with camo shorts...:

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pattern mixing perfection:

Jen / Jen Loves Kev

 camo jacket, burgundy pants, striped top:

Krystin / Suburban Fauxpas 

Camo + Stripes:

Grace / A Southern Drawl 

Pattern Trio: olive green camo print cropped jacket, black and white striped silk tank, flowy chiffon nude Chic Wish maxi skirt, black lace up booties, Vince Camuto leopard clutch, Chanel cateye sunglasses, stripes and camo, camo and leopard, pattern mixing:

Meagan / Meagan’s Moda

Wake Up Your Wardrobe What I Wore: Green with Envy Camo Jacket, Striped Sweater, Neon Green Beanie, Deconstructed Skinny Jeans, Rock Stud Heels, Wayfarer Sunglasses, and YSL Lingerie Pink Lipstick:

Morgan / Wake up your Wardrobe

camo pants, stripes, blazer, valentino pumps.:

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I love rounding up my favourite looks from different bloggers because it spreads the word about these fabulous ladies and the marvelous fashion that they showcase. Camouflage can scare some people, but I say try it! Why wouldn’t you? Start off small with camo accessories if you are feeling a little anxious. Then work your way up to the larger pieces like tops and bottoms!

Pairing camo with stripes or another pattern is a fun way to mix up your look – give it a try!