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.

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

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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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-S

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New Orange Jacket

This is what I wore last night to dinner with a friend. We went to O’Gara’s, a pub in St. Paul. It was a bit greasy, but the fries were good. It has a lot of Irish-Minnesota history and character to it, which adds something to the experience.

I love wearing my new orange jacket. I think as a Minnesotan, outerwear available in stores here is usually much too boring for me. Hence my purchase of this side-zip jacket. I like pairing it with my pink Doc Martens rubber-soled wedges (my favorite shoe purchase of 2012 so far).

First photo I tried to take of myself is below, but it wasn’t working out too well so my photographer jumped in (aka my roommate).

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Jacket: Kensie (Macy’s). Sweater: MANGO (Mango, London). Jeans: White House Black Market. Shoes: Dr. Martens. (Dr. Martens stores) Bracelet: gift! Lavender nail polish: Revlon.

Thanksgiving update: My first two pumpkin pies of my baking life just popped out of the oven. I am super proud, even though the recipe was just from the side of a pumpkin can and I don’t  even know yet if they turned out!

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-S

There is this pink…

..that in my head I always call “Dolce and Gabbana pink”. This is because in D&G’s Spring 2012 line there was this floor length, drop-dead beautiful backless gown in this pink. It is the most vibrant, gorgeous, Barbie’s-convertible-but-better, prettiest-tropical-flower-you-have-ever-seen pink. My use of Barbie does indeed cheapen it. Sorry. Because really, this color is rich, rare, risky, and not often done well or right. But I have seen it around recently, and it is definitely a color to wear this winter.

I’m sharing my favorite fuschia finds of November.

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J.Crew Brilliant Fuschia mini skirt.

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BCBGMaxazria colorblock 3/4 sleeve dress.

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Splendid circle striped scarf.

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Anthropologie embroidered skirt by Yoana Baraschi.

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There is LOTS of pretty pink at Coach these days…

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Pink jersey blazer found at Zara!

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Marc by Marc Jacobs tablet cover.

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DKNY fuschia silk blouse. Obsessed.

Update: I think this is the namesake dress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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-S