Alternative Dressing For New Year’s Eve

From On December 29, 2009

Not in the mood to wear a cocktail dress or do you simply just want to try something different? has looks that would be great for any New Year’s celebration. I picked two that can be worn a couple of different ways depending on the accessories you choose to wear.
Alternative Dressing
With the first look I chose the Metallic Textured Tube Skirt, tank top, the Hayden Double-Breasted Jacket and the Embellished Slingback Pump. If worn without the jacket you will have a look that is form-fitting and very simple. To complete the look replace the necklace with the waistbelt and add earrings and/or bracelets. The necklace and the belt together would be overwhelming since they are both stand-out pieces. The sheer black tights go nicely, as would opaque black tights.

The second look is the Sequin-Embellished Silk Tunic, the Mason Legging and the Ariana Booties. If you’re really feeling daring try wearing the tunic without the leggings and add the silver heels. If you choose to wear tights, black perhaps, wear black shoes. Wearing shoes that match your tights makes your legs appear longer and it just looks better. I would also limit jewelry with this look since the tunic adds all the sparkle you need. A pair of drop earrings will top the look off.

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Christmas Brownies!

From On December 25, 2009

BrowniesSo I guess a new tradition was born when I chose to make My Special Brownies last year for Christmas. My family loved them and were all too excited when they found out I’d be making them again this year. The recipe is simple. All you need is a box of your favorite brownie mix, all the ingredients they require and any add-ons that you think would top it off. I add chopped pecans to the mix and once it’s in the pan I swirl caramel sauce throughout. Lastly, I coat the top with shredded coconut and cook it until it’s golden brown on top (and when the brownies are done, of course). I’ve also substituted the caramel sauce for milk or white chocolate chips, but like them with the caramel sauce better. Definitely worth trying!


Holiday Dresses Forever21 Style

From On December 22, 2009

On a budget this holiday season? Forever21 has a solution for you! You can find dresses in an assortment of styles and colors, all under $40!

F21 Style
From left to right:
Dotted Mesh Tiered Dress
Peplum Knit Dress
Gold Splendor Dress
Pleated Bubble Sheen Dress
Single Shoulder Strap Dress
Lace Yoke Dress

What Ashleigh’s Wishing For

From On December 20, 2009

Ash's Wish List
If it wasnt already apparent, Ashleigh’s main focus this season is to expand her boot collection.

1. Brendal Boots,
2. Ugg Classic Tall Navy,
3. Ugg Bailey Button Bomber,
4. Black Lace Gloves,
5. Dell Inspiron Mini 10v,

Let It Snow…

From On December 19, 2009

It snowed all day Saturday.

It snowed all day Saturday.

With less than a week before Christmas the East Coast is getting hit by a major winter storm. With over a foot of snow on the ground (and it continues to fall), mostly everything has been closed. Yes, even shopping malls. As the last shopping weekend before Christmas it seems that everything has come to a standstill. Planes have been grounded so all those traveling are stuck in crowded airports. So grateful to be in the safety of my own home. Now, to occupy myself with movies, lots of hot chocolate, unhealthy food and maybe some sledding later?
The next day the sun came out and it was beautiful...

The next day the sun came out and it was beautiful...

...23 inches later.

...23 inches later.