Monday, December 31, 2012

Five Favorites {for the New Year}

Below, you'll find my Five Favorites for the New Year . . . AKA: my New Year Resolutions (of sorts). Enjoy!

Number One: Eat Cleaner
 READ: go FULL paleo

 Number Two: Utilize My Closet
 READ: Shop less!

Number Three: Start My Own Etsy Shop
             READ: Get crafty    

Number Four: Grow This Blog
 READ: Learn to be more tech savvy

Number Five: Travel Back to Some Favorite Places
                        READ: Some of my favorite people live in these cities and I need to see them!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Pajama Party!

Thought I would take this opportunity to share some additional photos from my pajama + photobooth party a few weeks back. As we start slowing down from the holiday season, it's important to look back and reminisce about the good times rather than the stressful ones involving shopping, credit card debt, and smuggling your cat onto airplanes . . .

I put these small goodie bags together for my girls . . . the $1 section
at Target seriously rocks my world sometimes.

B and Mac gifted these adorable wine bottle accessories to all the girls . . .
just take a guess at which one is mine ;)

I scored these mustache and lip swizzle sticks a few months ago
at Target . . . I just knew they'd come in handy some day!

  Looks like someone is eyeing those olives!

An up close look at the My Big Balloon holiday tassle {c/o}

 Pretty presents for the 'For the Home' themed gift exchange!

I think B might have one for best jammies

Special thanks to my girls for making this pajama party the best ever!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Pants With the Fur

Blouse: Gifted; Vest: Banana Republic {on sale!}; Skimmer Pant: J. Crew {last season}
Shoes: Christian Louboutin; Necklace: J. Crew {old}; Ring: Bvlgari;
Lips: Ruby Woo by MAC

{Photos by Mama Bigley . . . Thanks Mom!}

Christmas Day was a day for fur and plaid. My cousins kept referring to me as their golf caddy because of these pants, however they admitted that they liked them- so I put up with the jokes. I have been in the market for a fur vest for about the past year. When I spotted this one in the BR window, I knew it was just the one that I had been waiting for. Sure enough, Santa brought it to me this year and I could not be more thrilled. It is uber soft, the perfect length, and is totally toasty warm :) Cheers!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Twas the Night to Wear Tulle And Tartan

Blouse: Gap; Skirt: Anthropologie {sold out}; Shoes: Christian Louboutin;
Bangles: J. Crew Factory {sold out}, gifted; Ring: Bvlgari {borrowed from Mama Bigley}; 
Earrings: borrowed; Lips: Ruby Woo by MAC

{Photos by Daddy Bigley . . . thanks Dad!}

I got seriously lucky with this outfit. I have been lusting after this skirt FOR. EV. ER. When I ordered it, it was backordered until after Christmas. Last Tuesday, I received an email from Anthro that my order was on its way and by Friday, it was sitting on my doorstep- ready for me to scoop up and take with me to California that evening. I was overjoyed. And even more thrilled when I put it on. Love at first sight I tell ya. This blouse was a major sale score at Gap last week and proved to be the perfect pairing for this skirt . . . which created the ultimate Christmas Eve outfit :) I hope your holiday season has been splendid! xo 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry {Mustache} Christmas

Merry Christmas to my fabulous readers!
I hope Santa brings you all that you
wished for and more :)

Monday, December 24, 2012

Candy Cane

Sweater: Gap; Denim: Old Navy; Earrings: J. Crew {old};
Flats: Kate Spade; Bangles: Ocean Leather, Thrifted

Making her first cameo on this blog . . . Shasta! My
parents' adorable jindo pup.

Reverse french shellac mani: OPI

{Photos by Daddy Bigley}

Merry Christmas Eve! I sported this comfy ensemble on Saturday when my family and I had our annual Christmas celebration with our closest friends. With subtle sparkle on the sweater sleeves, the Kate Spade flats paired perfectly with these red skinnies. A fantastic outfit for a casual gathering this holiday season :) I'll share what I'm wearing today a little later this week but if you want a sneak peek, check out Instagram. Have a very merry Christmas Eve! xo

Friday, December 21, 2012

Pajama Party {Sneak Peek}

'Drink Champagne' Printable: Pinterest; Polka Dot Napkins: Target; Gold Lacquer Tray: Target;
Assorted swizzle sticks and paper straws: Target + gifted

Last Friday, I held a Photobooth + Pajama Party at my apartment for my most favorite girlfriends. Everyone was required to sport some festive pjs and partake in wine-drinking, secret santa-ing, and ornament exchanging. I decided to create my own photobooth, working off an idea I gathered from Taylor Sterling, Founder + Creative Director of Glitter Guide. For her wedding- her photo backdrop consisted of pink with gold polka dots, and I thought- what fun it would be to create a Christmas-themed one of the same design! Heather over at My Big Balloon collaborated with me at the last of minutes (props to you, girl!) to come up with a fabulous holiday balloon for the occasion. Here is a sneak peek at my pajama party!

Red paper: Paper Source; Gold paper: Paper Source; Balloon: My Big Balloon {c/o}

Holiday Photobooth Props: Party Goodies via Etsy

Utilizing the photobooth with G!

 Even Jubelale was excited to sport a festive photo prop bowtie!

Balloon: My Big Balloon {c/o}

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Cream of the Crop

Sweater Dress: Purchased in Italy {old}; Tights: Forever 21 {gifted};
Socks: Billabong {gifted}; Rainboots: Hunter
Bangle: Alexis Bittar {currently on sale!}; Earrings: Kate Spade


Apologies for the incessant messy topknot 2 days in a row. As long as you don't live under a rock, I'm sure you're aware that the PNW is getting pounded with rain at the moment (and pretty much all the moments both before and after that). And it's just not worth it for me to do my hair when it's raining sideways, most especially when I still feel like total sh*t. Still fighting this ridiculous sickness and I HATE IT. But I love you guys . . . so thanks for reading :) xx

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Suitable for A Sick Kid

Chambray: J. Crew; Skirt: J. Crew Factory; Cable Knit Tights: Banana Republic;
Boots: Miz Mooz {old}; Glasses: Donna Karan {old}; Necklace: J. Crew {old};
Bracelet: J. Crew Factory {sold out}


Being sick sucks. It's a miracle I made it out of the house this morning considering I went home sick yesterday with a violent fever. I just hate it. It's at times like these when I wish I lived at home . . . with my mom.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Five {Last Minute} Holiday Gift Favorites

Gap Striped Sequin Pullover {on sale!} At $42.99
- I got this sweater on major sale score yesterday at Gap.
All sweaters were 50%! Go. Get. This. NOW! 
(it comes in a variety of colors as well) -

Kate Spade 'Call to Action - Gia' Pouch At $78
- This pouch's counterpart has been featured on this blog quite a few
times and I have to say, I still adore it. It fits my Kindle, day planner,
phone, etc. And is the perfect conversation piece :) - 

Pottery Barn Wine Bottle Accessories At $9 {each}
- Mac and B purchased a variety of these as a surprise for my festive PJ
Party last Friday. They found them in-store and found one that fit
each girl's personality. Mine was a mink coat- I can't wait to share it with you! - 

Uncommon Goods 'Man Candles' At $15 {each}
- For that boy in your life who might need a little extra spruce of
something in his bedroom -

Life AsRx Wodkilla Flower Tank At $26
- For that extreme Crossfitter in your life that may or may not
want everyone to know it ;) Come in mens sizes as well! -