All of the lights... all of the lights

One of my favorite Christmas past times is going to see all the beautiful lights. There's just something so magical about twinkle lights, and with the recent temperature drop last weekend was the perfect time to go take them in. I broke out some wintery pieces that rarely get touched because Florida (which don't get me wrong - I'm not complaining. I moved down here for year round warmth and love not dealing with bitter cold anymore), and am happy to report that almost my whole look is on sale. Oh hello holiday sales!

Flannel {On sale for $16} | Vest  {50% off}Jeans {Less than $50} | Sparkly BeanieBoots | Lipstick in Smile

The lighting isn't great since it was well... night time. Could I have spent an extra hour or two editing them to their full potential? Perhaps, but life happens and so do cozy nights watching Christmas movies. So there's that...

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Lights and Brunching

We are officially into the holiday season, and the sunshine state even got a taste of some colder weather over the weekend. I wouldn't be a true Floridian if I didn't break out my winter gear with the temps dropping below 60, because you never know when you'll get a chance to wear boots and that warm beanie waiting patiently in your closet next.

On Saturday, we took lil' miss to go see the Christmas light display at Light Up UCF where they have a light show, carriage rides, ice skating, and even fake snow showers.

On Sunday, we celebrated Emily with a birthday brunch. We even got to celebrate with Nikki who's in town for the week. It was fun to catch up with the girls over some mimosas and comfort food.

Now, it's time to count down the days until a much needed Christmas break. Looking forward to true relaxation and family time.

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Stuffed with Sparkle

Tired of the over abundance of gift guides yet? Yeah, me too... so I like to think of this as more of a round up of my favorite fun pieces to find wrapped in "Santa Paper" in my stocking on Christmas morning. Feel free to play along!
Stocking Stuffers

I'm all about shimmer and sparkle especially during the holiday season, and I add this shimmering powder to all my makeup looks this time of year. 

I used to stop for coffee every morning before work, but have been loving setting my coffee maker to brew when I get up in the morning to bring it with me. Easy peasy! So, this mug is definitely a necessity.

Believe it or not, it does get pretty chilly here and sometimes even downright cold in the sunshine state as we head into winter and this beanie is too darling to pass up. 

I love to bake, especially during the holiday season and thought these cookie presses were too cute. Plus they're a fun take on one of my favorite coffee table book

Perfume to go? Yes please! Something like Dolce&Gabbana Light Blue is always a classic, and never goes out of style. One of my all time favs!

I have tried countless mascaras both designer and drug store brands, and yet I keep coming back to my trusty Falsies. They give my lashes the best volume and fullness without flaking or caking. And you can't beat the price, perfect lil' stocking stuffer!

Treating someone to their morning cup of coffee is always a great idea, and Starbucks gift cards can be easily loaded onto their app to use towards collecting more coveted gold stars. 

If you're not totally over all the gift guides, I also rounded up some of my favorite hostess gift ideas here. Happy Shopping! Fa la la la la la la la LA! 

Another cute idea is to pick up the mini bottles of La Marca Prosecco (found at Target or liquor stores), and tie a straw to them for instant bubbles. Santa does get me!

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Kicking Off the Season

Tis the season indeed! Our annual Christmas party was over the weekend, and it's one of my favorite ways to kick off December. Festive treats, cocktails, and an always eventful White Elephant/Yankee Swap/Dirty Santa gift swap.


Joining Biana for Weekending

*Cheers to a fabulous week*

The Hostess with the Mostess

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Bring on all the holiday events, parties, and family gatherings. I never like to arrive empty handed, and rounded up some ideas to thank your hostess with the mostess if you're traveling this holiday season.
The Hostess with the Mostess

Tis the season for dry skin, so bring on all the hydrating lotions and creams. How darling is this Hands of Hope ornament? It makes a cute stocking stuffer as well.

I think something we all agree upon is a mutual love for coffee and bubbles/wine. This mug nails it with both.

I'm sentimental, and love filling my home with pictures of family, friends, and fun travels. There's no such thing as too many framed memories, and how pretty is this frame? I may have to collect all three beautiful colors! 

A fun cheese spread is a go-to app at a lot of parties, and these cheese knives are too pretty to pass up. And because cheese which pairs perfectly with this wine tote

The holiday season = baking season, and I don't know about you but I get flour everywhere.... a good apron is key. And a festive apron is even better!

The smart home voice controlled devices are becoming more and more popular, and are on everyone's list this year. And with the Echo Dot dropping in price, and being only $29 it's a total steal!

It's not a party without fun glassware, and these stemless wine glasses are too cute and perfect for the season.

And never underestimate the trusty ol' gift card. Treat your host to their next cup of coffee or a candle from Bath and Body Works. Do I hear Champagne Toast?

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Crisscross and Winter Whites

I have a thing for fun every day pieces that can be dressed up or down. During a recent trip to Kohls, I spotted this top and loved the crisscross in the front as well as the fun detailing in the back as well.

Top {Only $10 and comes in 7 colors} - Kohls | Jeans {50% off} - Rag and Bone | Nude Heels {similar as flats} - FFC New York | Necklace and Double Ring - Kendra Scott | Bag {similar} - Kate Spade | Sunnies - Marc Jacobs

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It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Happy Cyber Monday! I'm just going to ignore that our long awaited Thanksgiving break has already come and gone, but at least we are now full throttle into all things Christmas.

We kicked off the holiday weekend with a game night by the fire pit. PamelaKerri, and the boys came over armed with bubbles and a fun meat and cheese platter to enjoy.

Thanksgiving was a quiet day at home with the family over mimosas, lots of food, and the Thanksgiving Day Parade.

We ventured out on Friday morning for some shopping, but were back by lunchtime for leftovers and more relaxing.

Jeans {50% off} - Express | Top - SheIn | Shoes - Adidas | Necklace {20% off} - Kendra Scott

Saturday was packed full of fun starting with our annual trip to the Christmas tree farm with friends to pick out this year's tree. Then it was time for FriendsGiving to see everyone over some more good food and catching up.

On Sunday, we decked the halls to get ready for our annual Christmas party which is already next weekend. Seriously, where has 2017 gone?!


Joining Biana for Weekending

*Cheers to a fabulous week*

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Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

I had been eyeing these mesh leggings for about a year now, and watched them go in and out of stock. I almost pulled the trigger on them several times, and I'm patting my procrastinator self on the back because they recently went on sale for $23. Add to cart please and thank you! I'm so glad I waited because they are the comfiest leggings I've every worn. The waistband doesn't dig in which will be perfect for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow!

Leggings {40% off} - BP. | Sweater {similar} - Express | Necklace - Rocksbox | Peep Toe Booties - Kristin Cavalarri | Nails in Flowerista - Essie | Sunnies - Le Specs | Lipgloss - Urban Decay | Double Ring - Kendra Scott

*That post-partum mohawk is for real*

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