New Year’s Eve Planning

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Each year we {and when I say we, I mean”I”} tend to put a lot of pressure on ringing in the New Year.  I’m not really sure why I do, but I think it is synonymous with how you want your year to go.  Now, do I believe that…well no.  I have had plenty of dreary New Year’s and still had really good years.  So this year I thought long and hard about what I wanted to do!  I decided I wanted to go out to a really nice dinner and dance the night away.  My husband quickly reined me in on the reality of what an evening like that would cost on NEW YEAR’S EVE!!!!  Then I thought harder and all I really want is time with my husband!  The past several months have been hectic with our careers and we have not had a lot of quality time together.  I wanted to go out because I wanted us to get lost in the evening…just the two of us!  Then I realized I can still have that!!!  We can make the night magical at home and that is exactly what I have been planning today.  We are still going to get dressed up, enjoy a delicious meal, pop champagne (maybe a few bottles), dance in our foyer and enjoy the evening together sipping champagne wrapped up in each others arms and ringing in the New Year !

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SHOP THE DETAILS

Sarah Jessica Parker Fishnet Fawn

Kate Spade Square Studs

House of Harlow Black Leather Sunburst

Tiffany & Co. Champagne Flutes

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Pink Strawberries from Banana Republic

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SHOP THIS LOOK (Everything on Sale) Banana Republic Pieced Jacquard Drop-Waist Dress (On Sale with an extra 50% off!) J. Crew Factory Stretch Button Down Shirt Bright Pink Envelope Clutch from BCBG similar styles from Trina Turk and Brooks Brothers  {Megan Yohn Photography}

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Casual Look for Coco on the Patio

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Our Baltimore weather has been anything but expected for late December!! Upside is that we have been able to enjoy our patio a bit longer. I’m not a coffee drinker but I do LOVE hot chocolate! I’m a swiss miss girl through and through. It’s helping me stay nice and warm along with this amazing Banana […]

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Cinnamon Muffins for Christmas Breakfast

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It means so much to me to have my family all together during this special time of year.  As we have gotten older we tend to sleep in a little longer on Christmas morning.  So I took this opportunity to get up early and make cinnamon muffins for my family. Our Christmas morning usually last a […]

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Christmas Wrappings

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When I was younger my mom would create the most beautiful packages for my sister and I to open.  Each of us had our own wrapping paper where all our gifts from my parents would be wrapped in our own paper.  And then there would be the gifts from Santa; each year slightly different but […]

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Nordstrom Tunic On Sale

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For a limited time Nordstrom is offering 40% off this tunic!!  It is only $25 and comes in a variety of colors.  Easily one of my staples this season that you can dress up with a pencil skirt and blazer or dress down with jeans and heels.   SHOP THIS LOOK Perfect Roll Tab Sleeve […]

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There’s A New Scarf In Town

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Recently I was on a work trip in Canada, Calgary to be specific and happened to steal a few hours away to see the city. One of my favorite things to do while on the road is explore the area and seek out local shops/boutiques. Especially with exchange rate being in my favor. Much to my dismay […]

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Rustic Christmas Decorations

This will be our fourth Christmas in our new house and each year I add or make a few more decorations. I’m still waiting on outside lights and window wreaths but inside our home is really starting to come together.  Our house decor is rustic industrial…you will see this theme throughout our Christmas Decor.   […]

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Dresses for the Holidays

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Tis the season for holiday parties!!! If you’re like me then you usually find yourself planning for a few with family & friends and possibly a work party or two.  In preparation, I’m sharing the ones I have my eye on. (The dress above is from Asos.com which is currently out of stock but I’ll update if is […]

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Day Date

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Spending time with my girlfriends seems to be a rare occurrence these days.  A few of my friends have young families, a couple have demanding careers and I seem to be living out of a suitcase more than I’m actually home.  But that’s what makes our scheduled day dates so memorable!! This time we decided […]

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