12.15.2009

Holiday Hiatus

Golden Girl

Golden Girl

Golden Girl

Golden Girl

Oh dear, has it really been a week plus since I've posted anything? I guess I've kinda lost track of posting with all the holiday preparing that comes with December-- Christmas shopping for my abnormally large family, Christmas tree picking and decorating, holiday parties-- I just can't even keep up! I don't know why I'm whining, I love all the hustle and bustle and the nostalgia that comes with the season। I like to imagine life as it was in the "Miracle on 34th Street" days when Christmas seemed less materialistic and more about family and giving. I'm usually annoyed this time a year, mostly because of silly Christmas music from the Mariah Carey's and Jessica Simpson's in the world, but this year is different. There's always the most lovely Christmas music playing at my new job, and I just know you guys would love it. Elvis, Johnny Cash, The Jackson Five, and tons of other vintage-y tunes...ah, it's replenished my Christmas spirit!

Ruffle Blouse: Thrift $5
Sequin Brooch: from a thrifted dress $5
Vintage Skirt: Saver's $6
Sequin Belt: Forever 21 $4
Cardigan: Hand-Me-Down
Tights: Forever 21 $5
Ruffle TStraps: Old Navy $30

Oh yes, still playing with the new layout too. I've commissioned my boyfriend to do some designs for me so hopefully I'll be able to have something for the new year within the next couple of weeks.

And as for that Perricone foundation giveaway winner, congratulations to Christine from Petit Maverick. All the answers were so good and definitely skin issues I can relate to, I appreciate all of you who took the time to enter. Christine will have to give us a review!

32 comments:

Mairyliscious said...

love the shirt !
how are you girl ??

marb said...

amazing outfit!and so cheap!!!wish i could find the same prices for such great things!

piglet said...

So so cute! That bow is darling!

Tabea said...

Love your Outfit, the skirt and blouse are looking so lovely together.

Kass said...

I know how you are feeling! I love christmas, but i am too busy getting everything prepared as well.

Your blouse is so cute!

Talor said...

beautiful outfit, the brooch is to die for !

la fille dans la forĂȘt said...

beautiful! I am in love with that yellow skirt. so adorable! :)

Tina said...

WOW! That outfit is incredibly beautiful :-D

Justice Pirate said...

I wish there were nice vintage stores like you seem to find nearby where I live. You look beautiful in this outfit. Great combination.

Corinna said...

love your outfit! the blose and the little brooch are so pretty!

Bree said...

beautiful outfit! you always find the best things! I'd love to go thrifting with you!

Kelley Anne said...

Have a wonderful holiday! I love your outfit. The color of your skirt is beautiful. Don't you just love Savers?:)

Stéphanie said...

So cute !

Taylor Sterling said...

I love it--great hair too

.mck said...

welcome back! i really like this layout. it's great. kudos to the bf. lol.

the outfit looks fabulous as usual. i like the touch of the bow. so cute!

Sher said...

Missed you!!

Love your new layout, it looks so clean and neat!

Your outfit is adorable as usual, I like the little bow pin and the colour of your skirt!

I could listen to Christmas songs the whole day:)

Amy said...

You are so cute! Love that skirt and the bow is adorable.

So glad you are back, I missed you!

xoxo
Amy

http://thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

{Tara} said...

I am in LOVE with your black, ruffly shirt! I just can't seem to get enough ruffles lately. Glad to hear you're enjoying the holidays!
xoxo
Tara

Ilse said...

aww you look so gorgeous!! the mustard coloured skirt, just love it. I know the feeling of constantly being busy because of Christmas, try to take it a bit more slowly and enjoy! :>

Dylana said...

You make orange look so goooood! It is a hard color to pull off, and you do it flawlessly!

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Melanie's Randomness said...

I love your black ruffled shirt!! December is always a crazy time. No worries. That's cool that your job plays the classic X-mas Songs!! =)

Maria Confer said...

Gorgeous outfit. I love the color of that skirt.

Wonderful new template!!

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Valencia Lia said...

Ahhhhhh Starr,you're back!! Yeahhh,missed you! Ohhh anyway,go check your email yea because I emailed you:)

I love love the festive season with getting everything ready. But I've been busy with work too,I have been trying hard to keep up with blogs. heeeee Enough of the rants

Anyhow,I adore your outfit! the ruffle blouse is so gorgeous with your skirt and the little adorable bow too. Perfection I must say:)
Love the Christmas songs around too,its indeed different this year <3

big hugssss

trishiekoh said...

Gorgeous outfit, i love the brooch!

princesspolitico said...

you have a beautiful attention for detail: that brooch and skirt looked like they were matched in sartorial heaven. FABULOUS as usual :) ....

xo.
princesspolitico

jenloveskev said...

oh i just adore the black and mustard color paired together. I love that little bow!!!

Paige said...

That is really the most perfect mustard color! It's one of my favorites.
Midwest Darling

vintagevixxen said...

that blouse is absolutely out of this world!

fashionforwriters said...

Aw! You look so cute in your ruffle blouse and mustard skirt. In my holiday rush, I forgot to bid on your Ebay items! Darn.

xo Jenny

Diana said...

I love this outfit! I hope you are caught up with all the Christmas craziness

Chelsea said...

Oh, I just love this outfit! Especially the sequin brooch at your neck!

Christine said...

I will definitely write a review! I'm quite excited!!