Friday, December 20, 2013

Festive Friday

I am loving being home!  It is so amazing to just relax & to have a blank 'To Do' list.  Also Coco & I have been snuggling all week, which just makes everything so much better.  So from my comfy couch Coco & I bring you Five on Friday:
The Best News Ever
On Tuesday I received an email filled with the most amazing news: I'm going to Greece this summer!  A few months back I applied for a 6 week communications study abroad program & am ecstatic to be going.  I am the happiest girl ever, Greece just seems like such an amazing place.  The program description says, "Following a few days in Athens, the program will move to Mykonos, Delos, Santorini, Crete, Delphi (overnight ferry), Tolo, which allows for trips to Mycenae, Eleusis, Ancient Corinth, among others. The program will conclude following a brief final stay in Athens."  I know a few girls that went on last year's trip & they said it was the best experience of their lives.  They even hold class on the beaches, I seriously cannot wait!

Holiday Sparkle

[Left to Right]
Top: LuLu's / Francesca's / Topshop / MinkPink / Joe Fresh
Bottom: Express / Express / J.Crew Factory / Guess / Nasty Gal

Lately I have been loving sequin skirts.  They are the perfect thing to wear for holiday parties & Christmas.  I recommend keeping your other pieces minimal to really let the skirt shine (no pun intended).  I have a fabulous high wasted fit & flare gold sequined skirt that I got at J.Crew about three years ago.  I brought it home with me & am thinking about wearing it for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day & will probably style it with a long sleeve black top & black tights.  I love that these skirts serve as an outfit centerpiece.  With so many fun choices, which is your favorite?

Don't Forget To Wrap Yourself!

[Left to Right]
Top: Topshop / Bank Fashion / House of Fraser
Bottom: Ann Taylor / H&M / Urban Outfitters

Faux fur jackets are a super chic way to stay warm.  I also feel like fur feels so holidayish!  I am allergic to real fur & am not a fan of it anyway so faux fur makes for an awesome alternative.  I have a jacket that I got a few years ago that I live in & get so many compliments on.  If you get one of these I guarantee you will love it!

At Home Fashions
There have been some very festive winter & holiday ensembles making appearances in our living room lately.

My sister had her wisdom teeth out on Tuesday & has been rocking footy pj's while she recovers.  She's been very warm & snug in them, & they will be perfect for the winter time!  (She was even kind enough to let me take a picture!)  Then last night I put Coco in her Santa Paws shirt.  Sadly it is a little too small, but she sat nicely for a picture before I took it off.  I really love these two & their crazy clothing!

Christmas Music
Keeping with the holiday theme I wanted to share one of my favorite holiday songs!

So that is all I have for today!  What are your plans for the weekend?  Hopefully something fun for the holidays!
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P.S. I skipped Celebrity Outfit of the Week because I didn't really love anything from this week!

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  1. Oh my gosh, congratulations on spending your summer in Greece! I've never been but it looks so very beautiful there!

    I would really love a faux fur jacket! I am ALL about the faux fur in the winter, it is so cozy and warm.

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  2. Congratulations on Greece! What an amazing experience!
    That Santa Paws shirt is hysterical! I wish I could get my dog to wear something festive like that!


  3. Love sequin skirts and fur, best even when together!!

    xoxo, KP
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  4. I'm so jealous that you're home right now! It's our last day before break and I have so much to do! ugh. Congrats on Greece! That's so exciting! Also I love those sequin skirts, I've been overly obsessed with sequins and sparkles this season! They're so perfect for the holidays! Enjoy your break! :)

  5. OMG Greece!!! That is so so so cool!!

  6. GREECE!!!! Yay for you! Holy cow! When do you leave? My friend is Greek and she loves it there! I wish I had a cool major that led me to cool study abroads like that! Haha I just keep telling myself that once I graduate I will be able to go there for pleasure instead of school, but let's be real... then there are loans to pay off!
    I'll have to live vicariously through you!

  7. Oh my gosh!!! I can't believe you are going to Greece! That is AMAZING. You will have so much fun!! Congrats!

  8. Nice post and photos!
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  9. congratulations! sounds like such an amazing opportunity! we can't wait to hear and see all that you experience there. We're loving sequined skirts too, especially for the festive season

  10. Greece sounds so exciting!!! I love anything with sequins or glitter and am definitely digging your skirt choices. Who says sparkle is just for the holidays?! :)

  11. How awesome that you are going to Greece!! FUN!! AND I'm loving all of those sparkly skirts and fur.

  12. Woo Hoo congrats on the Greece trip! Also, loving those sequined skirts - great selections!

  13. Lovely post, love it! :)

  14. Oh my gosh, Greece sounds AMAZING! What a great experience, a once in a lifetime chance:)


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