NYE, cocktail parties, and a lace dress…

I originally thought this post went up last week, but some how it seemed to get deleted. So I apologize for the short post, just wanted to get this look out to you guys before New Years!

This lace dress is available at liliac and lilies boutique. I love the nude slip underneath, it really makes the lace stand out. For those that aren’t local I have linked some similar styles below.

Target lace shift dress

Nordstrom lace dress

Bloomingdales lace

Amazon lace off the shoulder


A lace dress is great for many occasions. This look would look great with dark tights and pointed pumps for a dressier occasion or even a work event!

As always… Happy shopping.




Sparkle and Shine for the Holidays…

It’s almost the weekend and boy am I looking forward to Christmas. We’ve been shopping, planning, organizing, and prepping not only for Christmas but also New Years. Not to mention throw in engagement stuff, this girl needs a break. Luckily, I found myself on the couch for two hours yesterday (not being productive at all) watching an SVU marathon. Yes, I have seen EVERY episode, and yes I can watch each one a million times. Elliot Stabler you are perfection 😉 !! Check out this quick holiday look.

I love a good pleated skirt… especially around this time of year! They’re flattering for all shapes and sizes! You can dress them up or down depending on your shoes and accessories. I’d even love this skirt with a tall black boot. This look is available at lilac and lilies boutique. For me, I typically like to pair a midi skirt with a bodysuit, gives it that polished look. Similar body suit to this post is the one from this previous post,  Holiday Look 1….

I found some similar skirts… all affordable and linked them for you below!

Under $50

Nordstrom – silver midi skirt

H&M pleated midi skirt

Under $30

Target pleated skirt

This skirt would look great with a cable knit sweater too. How about a white T and some converse?! Crazy, nope would look adorable. You will be seeing more pleated skirts and different ways to style them on the blog soon.

I’m still planning my holiday look… ugh this girl doesn’t do well with too many choices. lol!

Happy Prepping 🙂



Holiday look 2…


Hey Guys,

It’s a cold morning here in Florida and I’m loving it! I miss winter in NY and look forward to any chance I get to wear boots and a comfy sweater. 🙂 This holiday look I am showing can be transitioned for colder weather too, simply add tights, booties, and a pashmina and you are all set!

I think an elegant dress for the holidays is always a classic look. I originally purchased this dress for a wedding josh and I had in October and last minute changed my mind, however, I do think this is a great wedding dress, too!

velvet slip dress,   or Asos silver pleated dress,   or green velvet Target,   or lace midi Nordstrom

Above are links to similar dresses that I love for the holidays that are all affordable. I got my dress from Abercrombie during their last 50% off sale and this exact one is no longer available.


When you have a simple dress like this, I always like to add a statement earring to help create more dimension (more of a completed look). Sure, simple stud earring will work too, but I love a statement earring- especially for the holidays. Here are two similar options to the earring I am wearing… teal earrings or navy earrings


You can pair this dress with black heels and it will still look great. I chose nude because I wanted a chunkier heel and I did not want my show to be a focus. My pair are older Steve Madden, but I linked similar pairs here: blush velvet block heels or  nude leather heel.

Most people feel you need to have a clutch when styling this dress, but I like to add a crossbody that has some metal to it. This particular crossbody is by All Saints in bronze, but I found a more affordable option in gold that I think would look great with this look as well.

gold crossbody


Adding a dark lip color really completes the look. I love to be bold with lip colors and feel a Bordeaux color like the one I am wearing here (by Clinique in grandest grape) helps add the finishing touch to this look. I wish I could braid ’cause a beautiful fish tail braid would add a lot to this look.

Happy holiday parties and good luck with all the holiday shopping!