It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas!

This week was a festive one. I had some vacation from work and headed to Mohegan Sun casino with my Mom, which was beautifully decorated for the holidays.  We also went to the outlets and finished most of our Christmas shopping which is a huge relief! To add some more festivity, I wore my Bethany Mota Aeropastale Bow sweater. My pup, Zoey, also helped me decorate the Christmas tree and I ended the day off with a festive, silvery sparkly manicure.

Happy Holidays everyone!  Have you finished your Christmas shopping?  Who is the hardest one on your list?

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Street Style: Sparkle & Snow

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It looks like it going to be a White Christmas in Connecticut. As Street Style fashionistas, we are bringing on the sparkle and winter boots. Last night, Jen and myself were lucky enough to score tickets to John Mayer’s concert at the Webster Bank Arena (in Bridgeport, CT where John Mayer was born!) & it was so amazing because John Mayer was raised in Fairfield, Connecticut and he was totally feeling his roots. It definitely showed through his heart-felt performance.
It was a cold night and I opted for a not-too-warm festive top with some booties and black leggings (these pictures are pre-jacket!).  Jen was a bit more bundled up an adorable hat & scarf.

Are you like me and love sequins and sparkle this time of year?  What is your favorite winter accessory?

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{Jamie’s Look: Leggings: T.J. Maxx| Sequined Top: Forever 21| Black Booties: Francesca’s Boutique}

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{Jen’s Look: Boots: Clark’s| Winter hat: American Eagle| Jeans: J. Crew| Sweater: Loft| Yankees Bangle| Alex&Ani}

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As a Topshop + Nordstrom brand ambassador I had an awesome opportunity to be one of the first to shop at the Topshop Nordstrom launch. Check out my Topshop Loves CT post here.  I fell in love with this romantic lace top and wore it for Thanksgiving.  I a paired it with my old faithful burgundy skinny jeans from American Eagle also worn here and a rose gold watch c/o Guess.
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Street Style: Fall for Denim

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Street Style is a new feature that was inspired over a few chats with a fellow friend and fashion blogger, Jen Burns (blogger of Pretty in Pink). Our goal is to style each other (and others!) and show affordable looks that are polished and of course, amazing.  We will be sale-hunting across New England and we would love you to follow our journey as well as contribute!  Please submit your #StreetStyle looks on Facebook!

Our very first Street Style is Fall for Denim which doesn’t have to be just wearing a pair of jeans.  Denim comes in all shapes and sizes and we wanted to show how we styled it…on a budget!

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Get Jamie’s Look: $65 [left]: {Polka dot Denim shirt: Kohl’s ($14.99)| Oxblood jeans: American Eagle (on sale $19.99)/ Grey Booties: Charming Charlie (29.99)| Rose Gold watch: c/o Guess}

Get Jen’s Look: $115 [right]: {Dress with belt: Charming Charlie ($30)| Denim vest: Macy’s (on sale $14.99)| Knee-high Boots: Steve Madden ($80)}

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Flowy & Carefree in Italy

I am still on a high from my trip to Italy.  It was amazing and I was happy to spend time with my family & friends while vacationing there.  We started in Rome and made our way to Southern Italy, where I fell in love with the Amalfi Coast (Sorrento, Isla de Capri, Positano).  Then, we made our way to Verona, Venice, Lake Maggiore, Lake Como, and Florence.  Each Italian region has it’s own culture and food and I found myself falling in love with the Amalfi lemons (lemoncello is delicious) and Tuscan Chianti.

My Italia fashion was comfortable and chic so I wore loose, flowy dresses with layers and of course, accessorized everyday. 🙂 Guess sent me this amazing Exotic sport’s watch that was perfect for such an exotic trip! Shop the look here.

Have you been to Italy?  What other countries have you visited?  This was my first European vacation and something tells me I will be going back in no time!

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{Casual Striped Dress: Forever 21| Cross body Bag: Target| Gladiator Sandals: Macy’s| Exotic Watch: c/o Guess| Bangles: Alex&Ani}

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View from on top of The Vatican. {Gold tone Exotic watch: c/o Guess| Bangles: Alex&Ani}

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{Dress: Charming Charlie| Exotic Watch: c/o Guess| Bangles: Alex&Ani | Aviator Sunglasses: Ray Ban}

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{Enjoying the “thyme” at a farm in Sorrento wearing my lovely gold-toned Guess watch}