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Tank – hand-me-down; Belt – mom’s; Skirt – Target; Flats – Target.

Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays! Christmas is usually a pretty simple day for my family – not even a fancy breakfast or anything (this year, we opted for a nice lunch though!) Tonight I watched This is 40 with some family friends – I want to be just as fabulous as Leslie Mann when I’m her age. I also wanted to share my Christmas Eve really quick – we kept things simple yesterday with a BBQ. I guess that’s what you can do when it looks like this outside:

This outfit is almost a complete switcheroo of what I wore last year – except this year I opted for a red sequined tank and green nails (well and a different black skirt, but I guess I’m predictable like that!). I also wanted to show off my momma’s outfit (and also, puppy):

How chic does she look? I’m not sure where her pants are from, but we bought the sweater and her wedges on Christmas Eve! Both were on sale, and the wedges are actually from the kids’ section at Payless! We have small feet. (Hint: size 7 women’s = size 5 kid’s.)

For some unknown reason, my mom also bought me this Santa headband for the holidays. So I had some fun with that:

Merry Christmas! Thanks for reading, as always 🙂

~ Sarah

OTI: Keep It Fresh


I originally wasn’t going to post this week, but I was really excited to participate in “Open to Interpretation”, a feature started by  Erica from North Meets South, Kayla from Freckles in April and Amy from Amy Day to Day. Basically, they take turns finding outfits to recreate. Today was the first time the link party was open to everyone! Here’s the inspiration:

I adore this outfit – the loose/fitted contrast, the booties, the oatmeal cableknit sweater, the stripes, the RED JEANS. Great pick, Erica! Here’s my interpretation:

Oxford Button Down – Joe Fresh; Sweater – Joe Fresh; Jeans – Target; Oxford Heels – Payless.

I didn’t really have anything red for the bottom, so I decided to play with the color scheme and keep the proportions and textures, which I loved. I bought the oxford and sweater when I went shopping in Manhattan with Hannah – definitely a good decision for my closet. What do you guys think of my twist on the look?

~ Sarah

Fashion Inspiration: Giant’s Causeway

Giant's Causeway


I’m continuing my European-inspired Fashion Inspiration posts with Giant’s Causeway, the most popular tourist location in Northern Ireland. My friend Nancy is studying abroad in Dublin and said Giant’s Causeway was one of her favorite places she visited. The site was created by an ancient volcanic explosion, which left 40,000 interlocking columns that act as stepping stones.

Fashion Inspiration - Giant's Causeway

I couldn’t create an outfit based on Giant’s Causeway without including different textures and gorgeous earth tones. I started with this mossy green cable-knit sweater. I decided to keep this a more casual look, because it is based on a natural landscape. That’s why I added skinny cargo leggings (I’d love a pair to mix in with my skinny jeans!) and brown combat boots. I added a stone necklace as another nod to Giant’s Causeway’s rougher (but still stunning) landscape, and a crossbody bag in ocean blue.

What do you think of the inspiration and outfit? Any other sites you’d like to see?

~ Sarah