Friday, December 26, 2014

Random Roundup: Christmas Part 2

Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays! Since I couldn't take proper blog photos for you, it actually worked out quite perfectly for a random roundup post instead. It also gives me a good opportunity to recap the week for you in one concise post, so let's begin. As with other random roundup posts, I am only linking to those pieces that are still available.

Necklace: Stella and Dot (gifted) | Blazer: ExpressTank: Express | Bag: Stella and Dot | Bracelets: Stella and Dot 1, 2, NadriBottoms: Express | Shoes: Sam Edelman

This was my travel outfit on Monday except that I wore these black booties instead of the heels. We were meeting Gina and Noelle for dinner that evening and I knew I wouldn't have time to do much more than just freshen up when we landed. I would have opted for something a little more festive but needed something that would be easy to transition from airport to evening. I've had this tank for a few weeks now, but it's never been worn. This was the perfect occasion to break it in - meeting two fellow Express lovers!

Necklace: Express | Top: ExpressTank: Express (in Panama Beige) | Skirt: ExpressBooties: Cole Haan

This was a backup outfit for the blogger meet up - hence the head to almost toe Express pieces. This tank is another piece that I hadn't worn yet, and since I didn't wear it to dinner that night, I thought sequins would be appropriate for Christmas Eve on Wednesday when we started AND finished Christmas shopping for my family. Tuesday was spent recovering from whatever bug happened to hit both of us, and while I did manage to get dressed that day in my new blue plaid top, it quickly got ditched for pajamas.

Necklace: Express | Dress: Topshop (other color here) | Clutch: ExpressBracelet: Tiffany (gifted) | Shoes: Sam Edelman

My dad always has Christmas Eve service at his church, so this is what I picked for the occasion - my take on green and red. These wouldn't have actually been my first choice for heels for this dress, but for the sake of packing light, I thought they would do. Oh, and my brother walked in as I was taking a selfie, so naturally, I had to take a sibling version. 

On him: Sweater: Old NavyTop: Express (similar) | Pants: Obey | Bag: Dr Martens

I'm sporting a couple of Christmas gifts - the clutch was a gift to myself. I could not resist it at half off, and Gina said this purchase was justifiable even though I already have this bag seen here. So, how can I say no to that? The bracelet was one of two gifts from the husband. I mentioned recently that I would love a blue box one day, and this Christmas he got me two of them! 

The blue box and white ribbon themselves are just classic and pretty. I love that the necklace is dainty and simple but the bracelet is the perfect statement piece. A very well rounded gift!

Top: ExpressTee: American Eagle | Leggings: Zella | Booties: Cole Haan

And last but not least, is my outfit for Christmas day. We celebrated with my extended family - the typical eating and gift exchange frenzy. I definitely didn't need to be fancy, so I just gave my plaid top a second go at it and wore it over this tee that ended up being an impulse buy while I was getting a gift card at American Eagle. Pop, fizz, clink, repeat. Definitely appropriate for family time, eh?

Thanks for stopping by - now to spend my Christmas money!


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  1. Love all your outfits and the hubs did good your presents are perfect.


  2. I am loving all of your outfits...especially that first one with the leopard print. So cute paired with the colored skinnies. I've never been gifted a blue box either but WOW did your hubby do good! I love both pieces!

  3. I love your roundups and all your looks here. You know I love the dress/clutch/heel combo. I totally would have picke those for the dress! I think your purchase of the clutch is totally justifiable. I wear mine all the time. :)

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  4. LOL at your brother stepping in on your selfie. I really like his outfit too! And I know I wasn't crazy about the striped dress at first but I do really like it the way you've styled it. Maybe it's the hair and heels that makes it work for me here. Also love that leopard zip front cami!! I have always been tempted by those camis but good grief I need to reign in my spending right now!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

  5. So in love with the striped TopShop dress! Hope you had a lovely Christmas!


  6. I love our striped dress and leopard clutch! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  7. First, I'm happy to hear you got to meet up with Gina again, yay!!! Second, total bummer that you guys got sick...especially at this time of the year and while traveling, yuk! Glad you recovered!! Third, ADORE the Top Shop dress and the fantastic Tiffany bracelet!!! <3 Happy Holiday's Girl!!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

  8. Loving that Tiffany's bracelet! Merry Christmas!

    Arielle from Tangled Musings

  9. I'll have to steal the first look idea for myself! I love the black and white stripped dress on you, so gorgeous! xo Andrea

    Boho Bunnie

  10. I love all these looks! But my fave would have to be the first one. In love with those Express wine pants! So chic :)

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