Saturday, December 25, 2010

Sequins on Christmas Day

This is what I wore for our Christmas gathering at our house today. I was inspired by the following photo in the J Crew catalog. As I mentioned before I pretty much used the entire J Crew fall/winter catalog for outfit inspirations. Not sure how but I somehow have all similar pieces in my closet.

The idea here is the cut off denim shorts with a sparkly top, grey cotton blazer, dark tights, brown heels and bold cuffs. I tried it on with both a navy sequined top and this one and liked this lighter one better.

The models shoes are cooler but my cognac heels gives the look and it is an unexpected style and color under this combo which I like. I also managed to keep them on till late at night somehow even though I was running around cooking and serving.

The J CRew catalog was what inspired me to go and collect/buy bold statement cuff bracelets that I can wear stacked together. The ones they have of course are very nice but at $80-$90 they would be quite pricey to stack. So Forever 21 and Charlotte Russe helped me achieved the look for much cheaper as usual. Here I am using one bead, one cuff bracelet and my chain link watch.

I thought these earing were perfect...
Also, have you noticed I actually wore major eyeliner today. OK, for most thist might not be major but for me who barely wears any make-up it was. I bough this liquid eyeliner pens from a website called They are $3 each and it feel like lining with a felt pen. Super easy. I love it. I bought one in plum and one in midnight navy. I might wear more eyemakeup afterall. Except I can't wait to take them off at the end of the day. And I seem to never get it off compeletely and always have that shadow of make-up left the next monring. Any tips on how to get rid of that?

These were all taken by the way with my brand-new camera a huge gift from my hubby for xmas!

Grey cotton blazer - Forever 21
Sequin Tank - Charlotte Russe
Cut off shorts - TJ Maxx
Heels - Michael Kors (from TJ Maxx)
Cuffs & Earings - Forever 21 and Charlotte Russe
Chain bracelet watch - Ed Hardy

Today's Activities: Had a rough night with my son. He has been having potty issues at night so to have a clean xmas mornign we put a pull up on him but he picked that night to get up and use the bathroom twice in which he couldn't pull down the pull up himself so had to wake-us up. I also woke up at 5:30 AM to bake my breakfast cassarole. So woke up tired. Had to wake our daughter up as my son couldn't wait any longer to go downstairs. They were ecstatic about their Santa Gifts. My son got the Aladdin toy set he wanted and my daughter got the little mermaid play set. We were also in matching PJs I purchased which my husband finds cheesy but the kids were enjoying being in the same clothes. After breakfast we let them open the rest of the gifts from us. They of course liked the $24 seasme street band set I purchased the best. Got great photos of them jamming. Thank goodness it came with 2 sets of drum sticks. After the gift frenzy my in-laws and husband took the kids for a walk while I cleaned up all the toys, boxes, dishes and got dressed. We fed them lunch and put them down for a nap while we cooked and set the table. The rest of my family arrived around 2 PM. More gift frenzy and lots of loud playing. We had our big Christmas meal at 4:30 PM. By the time it was 6:30 PM I felt like it was 9! Cleaned up all together and sent two very tired kids coming down from their sugar high to bed. Great day!

Here are the kids openning their one gift from Santa in the morning...

Here is the family in matching PJs. My husband will not be happy this photo has been posted... 
My son is eating the half cookie santa left and my daughter as you can see does not even look awake yet!

Here they are playing with the band set... 

After we are all dressed in early afternoon... 

My husband enjoying the electric knife a bit too much. My dad is laughing. 

Family at the table (my in-laws, mom, stepdad, dad, cousin and her husband)... 
Hope you all had a great day as well....


  1. Merry Christmas! You look so cute, and your hair looks great!
    Love your Christmas photo on the other post...adorable family!

  2. Love this outfit but İ really think for this look to be right you one needs to have very long legs like yours!! The matching Pj s are very cute. Especially the matching red robes!!! OMG adorable!

  3. First off, I love this outfit. I've always been to afraid to wear my cut-offs with tights, but this looks sophisticated and do-able.
    It looks like you had a great Christmas. I do the matching pj things with my boys too.
    I'm gonna have to find one of those drumsets. What a great bargain and very awesome that it came with two sets of drumsticks.

  4. The best thing to get ALL eyeliner off is baby wipes(I use the sensitive wipes from pampers0. It doesn't leave a film like eye make up remover does, and doesn't irratate your eyes at all no matter how much you rub.
    Love your outfit!

  5. Love the outfit and the Christmas photos - fun!!!


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