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Comfort Zone


I think everyone needs to be nudged a little out of their fashion comfort zone every now and again.  For some people, that means nixing their jeans and tees for cocktail attire, for me, well pants are already something I’m struggling to become more acquainted with, so a printed denim pair was in some ways a stretch for me to put on.  Once I got past the intimidation and fear of not being about to remotely pull them off, I actually felt very comfortable in them, adding layers to tone down the colorful print (a reproduction of contemporary artist John Rossi’s work), and then threw on a patterned shoe for a little extra fun.

comfortzone_2 comfortzone_3 comfortzone_4 I love my Balance necklace, and I want to give one away to you!  Enter to win a Miriam Merenfeld necklace of your very own.

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comfortzone_5 { FIGI denim; Larry Levine coat; Karen Kane cardigan (similar from Karen Kane); Lou & Grey for Loft tee; Miriam Merenfeld necklace; H&M shoes (similar from Vans); misc. sunglasses from eBay}



I’m officially another year older, and hopefully a little bit wiser.  Since we had a pretty filled weekend of celebrating, we kept yesterday low-key, opting for a mix of neutrals instead of sparkles, and ordering in rather than going out.  Don’t worry, we have more birthday plans still for the weekend so there’s plenty of chances for a little extra glitz and glitter then.

lowkey_3 Don’t forget to enter to win a Miriam Merenfeld necklace like the one I’m wearing here.

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lowkey_8 {American Eagle Aerie tee; Leith skirt from Nordstrom; H&M heels (similar from Forever 21); Asos jacket; Miriam Merenfeld necklace; misc. sunglasses from eBay; misc. slip (similar from Asos)}

Birthday Glitz


Birthdays have always been a pretty big deal in our family, and while I already feel like I’ve been celebrating for a week, today is officially mine.  There have been plenty of excuses to get dressed up and go out to eat the last week or so, but you can’t deny that sparkles are the ultimate celebration attire.  And since no birthday is complete without presents, I’m excited to be giving one away to a very lucky reader.  Miriam Merenfeld makes the most beautiful necklaces, and I’ve shared a few of my favorite styles on Raving Fashionista in the past, and now I get to gift one to one of you!


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birthdaysglitz_2 birthdaysglitz_3 birthdaysglitz_5 birthdaysglitz_6 birthdaysglitz_7 {Wayf pants from Nordstrom (similar styles below); J. Crew top; Just Fabulous shoes; Ray Ban sunglasses; Miriam Merenfeld Strength and Balance necklaces}


Festive Feel


I’ve been living in variations of this look lately.  The formula is simple; a bold, bright dress, a little (faux) leather jacket, and a pair of booties.  It’s got a rock-n-roll vibe that still feels festive, and makes getting ready for all the little outings this time of year a breeze.

festivefeel_2 festivefeel_3 festivefeel_4 {Express dress (similar styles below); Asos jacket; ℅ Wolford tights;℅ Just Fabulous booties; misc. sunglasses}

Weekend Bliss


This weekend was pretty amazing.  Not only did CK arrange a surprise dinner (with sushi and lots of donuts), but he also whisked me away for a mini getaway in the cutest little town filled with tons of antique shops, galleries, and quirky little stores.  I’m thankful that I packed my most comfortable pair of pants and bundled up in plenty of layers, perfect for all of the walking we did — which definitely helped to balance out all of the delicious food we indulged in.

weekendbliss_2 weekendbliss_3 {Converse One Star pants for Target; Target cardigan; American Eagle Aerie top (similar from Forever 21); J. Crew jacket, bag, and scarf; Converse sneakers; Catbird rings; misc. sunglasses}