Holidays, Parties, Shoes- oh my!

I missed you guys! Its has been WAY too long. I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas and New Year’s. I know I did. One of my favorite Christmas gifts was Vogue: The Editor’s Eye, which celebrates the wonderful and brilliant fashion editors that have been a part of the magazine’s heart and soul for the past 120 years! I can’t wait to read it.

I even got to celebrate my birthday in between Christmas and New Year’s. I celebrated my birthday on the 26th (the actual day) and going out with friends two days later as well. My family and I saw Les Miserables as part of my bday celebration. It was wonderful and very intense! Musical lovers must see. (I am one so it was a must-see for me). On the 28th, I went to Hell’s Kitchen, followed by SEVEN and the Pour House with some great friends. It was definitely a fun time, and also very cold (I promised my friends next year I’ll celebrate in the summer!) At Hell’s Kitchen the food is very handcrafted (even the ketchup is made in-house!) and the menu well thought out and tasty-without being stuffy. The cocktails are fun too, and nothing is over-priced. Cool atmosphere with live music too! I do recommend to my Twin Cities readers! Following are a couple birthday photos.

My gold-heeled ankle-strap shoes. 🙂 Ignore the unattractive carpeting.

My friend Rachel and I on the rooftop at SEVEN. Fireplaces and Christmas trees and everything…I loved it! Rooftop patio in the dead of the Minnesota winter!

I am now 23, one year older. I can stop now- at anytime! Growing older, that is.  This birthday was rather interesting because I got to make some goals for my 23rd year of life that I’m rather excited to accomplish! A few days later, I moved. That was crazy. Then was New Year’s Eve, which of course was crazy and also fun. Me and a few friends went to a Moroccan-themed party in downtown Minneapolis.


Me and my friends on NYE @ EPIC Minneapolis (i’m second from right)

I will be honest- I work at White House Black Market- and because of my associate discount- I end up getting a lot of clothes from there. BOTH of my outfits in these picture are entirely WHBM. Except for my NYE necklace and shoes. (Anthropologie, NineWest) But you can’t really see them in the photo. It’s what happens when you’ve worked at a clothing store for 2 years!

So-after the last really crazy 2 weeks (not to mention working a lot), I finally feel as though I have time to breathe! And pay attention to my blog again. I will leave you with my favorite shoes of late- ankle strap beauties!


Tricolor Sandal- ZARA USA


Ballerina flats with chain detail- ZARA USA


ALDO high heel platform pumps.

Blue platform wedge with strap- Boutique 9 by Nine West.

Alexa Heel

Braided-strap beauties!!- Juicy Couture


Cork chunky-strap resort wedge- also Juicy Couture

Rebecca Minkoff Marsha

Metallic detail wraparound sandals by Rebecca Minkoff.

Sigerson Morrison Brielle

Shoe by Sigerson Morrisson. I kind of love them but am also scared by them.

Elizabeth and James Emily

Mixed red thick-heeled suede pump- Elizabeth and James.

I think it’s safe to say that if you mix three of the hottest shoe trends right now: ankle-straps, color-blocking, and platforms, you have a winning combination!


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Ready or not, Christmas parties have started!

My wonderful friends Benn and Amber had their annual Christmas party yesterday. In typical Sarah fashion, I forgot to take pictures at the party (one of these years/days I’ll get better at documenting my life)…But anyway,  it was wonderful. Complete with lovely decorations, delightful hors d’ouevres, and merry friends. After the fact, I decided I would share with you my Christmas party outfit. I went for bright, cozy, rich, shiny pieces (while staying a bit more on the casual side). Since this was post-party, my hair has seen better days and my pink lip gloss is gone. 😦 Here goes anyways!

Sparkle scarf- WHBM.

Sparkle scarf- White House Black Market.


Velvet Skinny pants- White House Black Market. Brown sequin flats- Banana Republic.


Hot pink sweater- Old Navy for only $20…what a steal! Cocktail ring- also WHBM!

Sparkle fan earrings- Old Navy MOA!

Sparkle fan earrings- Old Navy MOA!






















And saving the best for last....Merry Christmas from my sister and I in our recently decorated apartment!

And saving the best for last….Merry Christmas from my sister and I in our recently decorated apartment! (I’m the cross-eyed one..:) )


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Oh, Halloween. Whether it’s dressing up like a sandwich or Snooki, there really is a costume for everyone.

Two things (of many) that I love are fashion and history. Which is why, on Halloween this year, I chose to go back in time for a night. Club Jager in downtown Minneapolis had a 1920s Prohibition-era Speakeasy to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve. Inspired by the fictional Daisy Buchanan, I decided to check it out with my flapper friend Katie.

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It was a fabulous time.

P.S. Next year, I think I’m going to be a sandwich.