January 2011 archive

Christmas Day

I had a bit of an interesting Christmas this year. I decided to knit my mom a stocking for Christmas (my dad and I both have hand-knit ones and she always tells me how much she wishes she had one too), but definitely underestimated the time it would take. So even after working on it during ever spare moment I had, I was still only half way done when everyone else was headed to bed on Christmas Eve. So, in order to finish it, I stayed up until 6am on Christmas Day to finish it. I woke up at 8:30 to open presents and then promptly headed back to bed. This is what I wore when I finally decided to wake up and join the world of sane, rested people. Please ignore the pillow creases on my face.

I didn’t want to wear anything that was red, green, or screaming Christmas, so I chose a still wintry combination of white, blue, and purple. I really love how fresh these colors look together. Halfway through the evening, however, I decided to pull my skirt down so that the waistband was around my hips, giving me a longer length with more leg coverage, and untuck my blouse. I found this improvement to be much more flattering and comfortable, but didn’t have a chance to take additional pictures, so maybe you can just imagine it.

  • Cardigan: Old Navy
  • Teal top: F21
  • Skirt: Target
  • Belt: Nordstrom Rack
  • Tights: Target
  • Shoes: Payless

Christmas Eve

This is what I wore for the Christmas Eve service at our church and dinner with my family. Although it may not look like it, I actually did iron my skirt before heading to church and my skirt was primarily wrinkle-free when I wore it. I really like my new polka dot blouse combined with this shimmery maroon skirt for a look that is just the right amount of dressy and festive without being over the top.

  • Blouse: H&M
  • Skirt: Charlotte Russe
  • Belt: Nordstrom
  • Tights: Target
  • Flats: Payless

Winter Floral

Even though I haven’t done an outfit post in over a week, I have actually been getting dressed! So please excuse the little winter break I took. I was just super busy with family and holiday fun! And then of course, there are college applications to do…

Anyways, I wore this for a pre-Christmas shopping trip downtown with a friend. I was comfortable enough to walk all over the place and warm despite the rain and chilly temperatures. I really love this outfit with the teal color of my scarf and the floral print of my dress. I was so excited that I was able to make a sundress that I purchased over the summer work in the middle of December.

  • Cardigan: F21
  • Dress: Nordstrom
  • Scarf: Old Navy
  • Belt: Nordstrom Rack
  • Tights: Target
  • Boots: Ugg Australia

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