I hope you all had a great week and are ready to slow down and enjoy this weekend with your loved ones. Whether you’re celebrating Christmas or not, the end of the year is always filled with festive events which is why I like to have an abundance of holiday party outfits. Dresses are certainly my go-to for any party but I like a beautiful skirt that can be styled many different ways. I’ve had this River Island skirt for a while now and it is one of my favorite pieces. I love the glossy champagne color and I find the midi length very flattering. Instead of opting for my usual lace tops and a pretty red dress, I decided to go for some holiday glamour that is less whimsy and more sexy. Simplicity is key for holiday party outfits, so that you may accessorize with sparkly jewelry and bold lipstick. If it’s cold where you are living, a faux-fur trimmed jacket or coat is a great winter holiday piece.
I’ve had a pretty eventful year and I’m really looking forward to a quiet and cozy evening with my family this Christmas enjoying each other’s company over a delicious meal and lots of christmas carols. I hope this is a time of happiness, peace and forgiveness for everyone and I pray for health, warmth and safety for those less fortunate. Sometimes we lose sight of what this holiday is all about and it’s important to remind ourselves that this day is about gratitude, love and most importantly thinking of others. Forget your worries for now and hold you loved ones closely. I wish you all a wonderful holiday and I thank you for all the kindness and support. Merry Christmas from my family to yours!
Photography by Enchante Portrait Couture.
It is literally the most wonderful time of the year, and I am so excited! If you’ve been following along for a while then you know that I live in Dubai with my husband while my parents, siblings and most of my cousins are in Michigan. Thankfully my parents in law and some of my relatives live nearby, but I can’t help but get super home sick around Christmas time. I used to get an early head start on Christmas shopping in the states because there are so many amazing sales going on in November, but I am slightly behind this year. I’ve been racking my brain for the best gifts for all the pretty ladies in my life so I put together an amazing last minute Christmas Gift Guide for your benefit as well.
You can never go wrong with some makeup and I fell in love with this Charlotte Tilbury Mini lipstick set which would make a great stocking stuffer. If you’d like to splurge for your mama, sister or mother in law then Tom Ford’s Black Orchid is the perfect winter scent. One of my favorite things to give or receive is a cozy and adorable Pajama set like this one from Wildfox Couture especially when paired with a pair of Fuzzy Slippers and an Oversized Beanie. For the savvy business women in my life, I’d choose this beautiful Rebecca Minkoff Business Card Case or a funky Stella McCartney Gold Lips iPhone Case. Finally, a darling pair of Kate Spade Studs or a Dainty Necklace would be a timeless piece for any beauty you know. I hope this Christmas Gift Guide helps you out during your last minute shopping, and you can always forward it to your loved ones as a wish list! *wink*
Photography by: Enchante Portrait Couture.
My friend and I baked our first batch of sugar cookies over Christmas break which was so much fun. The cookies turned out super cute and the frosting turned out so sweet and delicious that I just had to share it with you all. I hope you try it and enjoy it! xo
- 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- In a bowl, combine the sugar, butter, milk and vanilla. Beat them on medium speed until smooth and fluffy. Eat with a tablespoon – just kidding, sort of. Yields: 1 cup.