A little bling goes a long way. I’m always attracted to a bit of sparkle or shine, but during the holidays I look for it in everything – from cupcakes to cards. Chunky gemstones and metallic accents are always lovely, but especially this time of year.
Embellished clasps at Juicy Couture in Beverly Hills.
A votive holder painted gold inside holds metal makeup brushes.
Glittery gold pumpkin seeds and salt sit atop a salted caramel filled pumpkin cupcake with chocolate ganache frosting (yes, I’m serious) from Bouchon Bakery.
Fun, colorful bracelets.
Random metallic dots on polka dot notecards next to my matching colorful circle bookmarks.
I’ve never been one for a formal suit. It’s impossible to find a suit that fits well and creates a slim silhouette, instead of a boxy one. But even when I find that rare gem, I’m bored by what is almost always an all black ensemble that doesn’t feel feminine, unique or fun. Instead, I tend to mix and match separates (suitings included). Separates let me create a less formal looking suit with personality. I’m going through a printed pants phase at the moment and adore peplum on top of slim cut pants or a pencil skirt.
I enjoyed having the past week off and spending time with family, eating and shopping, but I am surprisingly excited to get back to my normal routine. It feels great to be back at my apartment, with time to myself and with my boyfriend. My world at home feels quiet and calm (much needed) after the exciting holiday.
Peplum jacket and top, printed pants: H&M, heels: Nordstrom, earrings: Gorjana, beaded clutch: vintage, rings: Suzanne Felsen (cocktail), Gorjana (bar band), XIV Karats (diamond band) and Ariel Gordon (faceted band), bracelets: Asos (spike), Sheila Fajl (thin bangle) and Jessica Elliot (gemstone bangle).
It seems like the holidays sneak up on me every year. Maybe it’s because summer seems never-ending in L.A. Just when it starts to cool off a bit, the holidays are here. Thanksgiving is wonderful not because of the food, but because on this day every year I stop to think about what I’m thankful for. Today has been spent cooking, watching football and spending time with family. I feel so grateful for this. For my supportive, loving, honest and encouraging family and friends, for a job I enjoy and hobbies like this blog that keep me feeling happy and fulfilled.
Thank you for reading. Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with happiness, love and food! xx
Above: two desserts I’ll be enjoying in a few hours – pumpkin pie and lemon cheesecake.