All Laced Up

One of my favorite trends this year has definitely been lace up tops and dresses. It's such a pretty detail that adds the right amount of flair to an otherwise plain white tee.

Lace Up Tee - Glamorous | Pants - Lauren Conrad | Espadrilles - Soludos | Sunnies - Kate Spade {30% off with code FRIENDS} | Clutch {old} - Nordstrom | Double Ring - Kendra Scott | Cuff - Loren Hope for Rocksbox | Lipstick in Bombshell  - MAC

**Get a free month when signing up for Rocksbox with code greenfashionistaxoxo**







Christmas Party Weekending

And just like that, the first weekend of December and our annual Christmas partyhas already come and gone.


I had meant to take advantage of the 50% off sale at Ulta for the UD Naked Smoky palette for gifts, and was so busy preparing for the party I dropped the ball. Butttttt I did end up scoring big at Bath and Body Works during their once a year sale on three wick candles. For one day only, they were $8.50 each, plus I used a $15 off $40 coupon to save even more.


Every year, I spend weeks getting ready for our annual Christmas party between planning the menu, the decor, the invites, cleaning, and setting up it's a work in progress. But it never ceases to amaze me how quickly the big night comes and goes. Always a great time with friends over food, drinks, and lots of laughs.

I was a bad blogger, and didn't take many pics except in the beginning of the food and drink displays.

*Even baby girl was festive and ready to party*


*This year I forwent the punch bowl of eggnog, and made a champagne punch and a holiday sangria*




*Camera set up for the photo booth*


*The white elephant gift swap is always a riot*



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Joining Biana and Meghan for Weekending
and
Erin for Weekend Snapshots

*Cheers to a fabulous week*

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Recipes

Champagne Punch

1 bottle of bubbles
1 cup of water
2 cups of cranberry juice
3/4 cup of pineapple juice
Lemon rings
Cinnamon and cloves to taste
Optional: 1/2 cup of sugar

Holiday Sangria

1 bottle of merlot
1/2 bag of cranberries
1 orange
1/2 tsp. of nutmeg
1/2 tsp. of cloves
1/2 tsp. of cinnamon
1/2 bottle of gingerale
Optional: 1/2 cup of sugar

Holiday Party Ready

Tis the season for all things sequined, shiny, and lace. I also love that cut-outs and open backs are still big this year, which are a fun way to show a little extra skin while still keeping it classy. With all the holiday parties and get togethers coming up, now is the time to deck yourself out in sparkles or try a bold new make up look.

Holiday Party Ready
Red Backless Skater Dress - Lulu's | Foldover Clutch - BP | Hot Spot Glitter Pumps - Guess | Eyeshadow in Lunar - NARS | Off the Shoulder Deco Dress - Express | Lace Mock Neck Sheath Dress - Express | Flocked Scuba Illusion Skater Dress - Trixxi | Sequin T-Shirt Dress - Soprano | Black and Gold Mesh Dress - Express | Glitter Bangle Bracelet - Guess

What are some of your holiday season favorites?

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Linking up today with Rebecca for That Friday Blog Hop, April for 5 on Friday, Tif for High Five for Friday, Lauren for Fab Favorites, and Amanda for Friday Favorites. Hop on over and join us! Happy Friday!

Lauren Conrad Holiday Style

After a cold front that moved through earlier last week, it was pretty warm for Thanksgiving Day and since comfort is key on a day centered around food and relaxation I knew I wanted to wear a flowier top and leggings while still looking put together.

Top {similar} - Kohls | Leggings - Lauren Conrad Snow White Collection | Clutch - Rebecca Minkoff | Nails - Essie Wicked | Sunnies {similar} - Marc Jacobs | Flats {old} - Target | Cuff - Lauren Hope for Rocksbox | Necklace - Gift | Double Ring - Kendra Scott | Lipstick in Rose Stiletto - YSL









Thanksgiving Weekending

Happy Cyber Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends.

Thanksgiving Day started with coffee, mimosas, cinnamon rolls, and the parade before heading down the street to my fav neighbor's for dinner.




After sleeping in on Friday (no crazy early morning Black Friday shopping for me, and let's not even go there with the stores that open on Thanksgiving - that's not Black Friday that's "Black Turkey"), I picked up an eggnog latte in a beautiful red cup and hit up Best Buy and Target and scored all the deals I was hoping to at both places without sacrificing my Thanksgiving or sleep on Friday morning. 

The rest of the day was spent decorating for Christmas and watching Christmas specials while eating yummy leftovers. Perfection.


On Saturday it was time for our annual tradition of going to the tree farm with friends to pick out this year's Christmas tree. 



*Family picture in front of our tree*


That evening, Pamela and the boys came over for game night. She brought over some bubbles for us to enjoy since we hadn't cheers'd together with champs in almost 10 months and were overdue! 



Sunday was all about decking the halls with decorating the tree and listening to Christmas music. Oh Michael Buble and Frank Sinatra how I've missed you!



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Joining Biana and Meghan for Weekending
and
Erin for Weekend Snapshots

*Cheers to a fabulous week*
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So many amazing sales! 

You can find my picks from the Shopbop sale here. Up to 25% off with offer code GOBIG16 + free shipping.
Kate Spade - 30% off with code WIRED
Express - 50% off everything + free shipping
Rocksbox - Sign up with offer code greenfashionistaxoxo and receive a free month. Buy a gift and you'll also receive $15 in forever credit.
Nordstrom - An extra 20% off selected items (including Hunter and Topshop) + free shipping.
Amazon - deals found here
Target - deals found here + an extra 15% off entire purchase.
MAC Cosmetics - free overnight shipping with offer code CYBER or a kit with 5 free samples with offer code SAMPLES


**Don't forget to go through Ebates (sign up here and receive $10 + cash back on every purchase)or Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping for points towards flights. I've earned several free flights from shopping through Southwest Rapid Rewards Shopping over the past few years.**

Happy Shopping!

Thanksgiving Eve Shopping

Happy Thanksgiving Eve! We're heading into the busiest shopping days of the year, and I'm excited about all the amazing sales. My love for Shopbop runs deep, between their free shipping, sales on designer pieces, and great customer service it's a one-stop shop for both gifts for others and for myself. Between now and November 28th, you can save up to 25% off your whole order with offer code GOBIG16. Online shopping is where it's at, because who wants to venture out and deal with crowds and rude people?
Shopbop Go Big Sale
Onzie Bondage Leggings - Cute workout clothes are always a great inspiration to get my butt into gear. Since I'll be cleared to work out again in the next week or so, I am excited for some cute new athleisure items and couldn't love these leggings more.

Club Monaco Thisbee Scarf - How cozy looking is that scarf? Perfect to layer on any outfit.

Jack by BB Dakota Bartemus Cold Shoulder Top - I may need to scoop up this top in both brandy and ivory.

Private Party Rose All Day Tank - Just like the drink, this tank is a great idea.

Steven Acko Peep Toe Booties - I can't get enough peep toe booties in the cooler months, and Steve Madden can do no wrong.

Rag & Bone The Skinny - I picked these up in white during the last sale, and now need them in black too. Such a great cut and fit!

Gift Boutique Watch Case - Such a great gift idea for others or for yourself. I feel like I don't have a dedicated spot for my watches on my dresser, and love this case.


Happy Thanksgiving Weekend and Happy Shopping!

St. Augustine Weekending

Pass the coffee please... this past weekend was wonderful, fun, and busy. 


On Friday we kicked of the birthday celebrations for a friend. I enjoyed some fake sushi (i.e. tempura broccoli, asparagus, and cream cheese rolls), champs, and lots of laughs with the girls.





Saturday was super busy as we had baby girl's newborn pictures done before I hit the road with a friend to head up to St. Augustine to continue the birthday celebrations.

*One of my favs from the shoot*

*I'm officially in love with this town, and can't wait to return*








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Joining Biana and Meghan for Weekending
and
Erin for Weekend Snapshots
*Cheers to a fabulous week*