New Year’s Glamour

The boyfriend and I decided to forgo the partying this New Year’s and have a fancy dinner at home! I’ve been setting up all day, so I can start cooking while he’s on his way from work.

I got a whole bunch of fancy table decorations at Target and Party City, and a lot of it on clearance.

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The plates, placemats, and metallic shred are from Party City. I didn’t want to get too cheesy with the New Year’s decor so I opted for a kind of Kate Spade inspired color palette instead. The glassware, sunglasses, and the Nate Berkus tray are from Target, which I got on clearance.

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These cupcakes from Wegmans added the perfect touch of sweetness to the table. And a little (or a lot) of champagne never hurt anybody!

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I turned the napkins into bows by pinching them in the middle and tying them with a bit of ribbon. To make it a little more glamorous, I made napkin rings of card stock that I had, which matched my color scheme perfectly. I wrote out 2015 in an Art Deco style and added some glitter glue for sparkle.

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Now it’s time to get ready and get cooking before Jack gets here!

 

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Target Style

Just a short post for today because I’ve been running around preparing for New Year’s Eve! The boyfriend and I aren’t big partiers so we decided to make a fancy dinner and tablescape (which I will post about tomorrow) and watch the countdown in our jammies.

I popped into Target to get some decorations, and even though it’s not even New Years yet, I found the cutest Valentine themed mugs!

I got one for Jack and one for myself.

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His says, “I Woof You” with a puppy, and mine says, “You Are Magical” with a unicorn! They also have ones with cats and coffee beans.

We made some Teavana Youthberry Tea and snuggled on the couch. I really do woof him!

The mugs are not listed on the Target website, but they also have cute travel mugs with sweater cozies!

Sparkle and Shine

One of my favorite gifts was a sweater and shirt combo that my mom put together from J. Crew!

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The J. Crew Long Sleeve Tee has a metallic gold leather collar and a quarter exposed zipper in the back. It was just the right neutral to pair with this gorgeous J. Crew Belted Cardigan. In the above picture the belt is tied behind my back. I paired this with my Kendra Scott Rose Gold Elle Earrings and my new Kate Spade Cedar Street Ombre Nisha Wallet. I fishtail braided my hair to make this look a little more trendy!

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I was very happy with this look and wore it to have dinner with my boyfriend’s family. Even he complimented me twice!

Holiday Cheer

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! Here are a couple highlights from mine.

On Christmas Eve, my grandparents came over and we opened gifts. I got some clothes, which I will post about later, and my big gift was a Pottery Barn McKenna Jewelry Box!

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On Christmas Day, I went to the boyfriend’s house to see his family for a bit. It was his nephew’s first Christmas so the house was covered in toys. His mom got me some travel cases and a Style Me Pretty Wedding Book to get me started on my new career path. I’m really glad that everyone has been so supportive of my decision!

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Jack got me the Kendra Scott Rose Gold Elle Earrings in Peach that I asked for! I’m taking him to a fancy mixology bar in NYC that he wants to go to as his present.

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We then met up with my sister and took the train into NYC to see my dad and his fiancée. Before dinner at Smith and Wollensky, we opened gifts and had some snacks.

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Hope everyone’s holidays were just as happy as mine!

Don We Now Our Gay Apparel

When I came home from school, my mom had gotten me the cutest sweater; she calls it a subtle Christmas Sweater!

I finally planned out my Christmas Day outfit, but I’m still working on Christmas Eve. If you need some last minute inspiration, here’s what I’m wearing!

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Ann Taylor Loft Sweater, Garage Red Velvet Skirt, Charter Club Socks, Rimmel London Lipstick, Essie Nail Polish, Alex & Ani Bracelets, Loft Necklace (my mom’s), and Toblerone!

I plan on wearing this with black riding boots and tights, but my feet always get cold so I’ll stick some Christmas socks over the tights!

Deck the Halls

This weekend, we got the house decorated, and I finally finished all of my wrapping and card making.

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I decided to make cards for my whole family and Jack’s family as well! It took a while, but I think they turned out pretty well.

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I’m particularly proud of the handwriting on Jack’s mom’s card!

IMG_0317I get most of my craft supplies from Michael’s, and I used scrapbook paper and stickers to decorate them.

As if you couldn’t tell I am so excited for Christmas!

 

More Christmas Cheer

Last week was full of even more Holiday fun!

On Wednesday I went into the city to meet my dad and sister for lunch in Bryant Park. We ate at the Bryant Park Grill, which is always one of my favorites.

During the holidays a Winter Village gets set up in the park with lots of shops, a skating rink, and a big tree. Even though I didn’t have time to look around this time, I went last year and there are so many cute things to look at!

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Here is my sister and I in front of the tree!

On my walk back to the train, I passed Baked By Melissa and had to pop in for some cupcakes! I got a box of six:

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Triple Chocolate Fudge, Chocolate PretzelHot Cocoa (mini of the month), Cookie Dough, Tie Dye

These are awesome cupcakes and if you haven’t tried them you haven’t lived.

On Friday, I met my Little and my Little Little at Peddler’s Village!

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Peddler’s Village has a ton of cute stores and bakeries and the whole area is decorated for Christmas!

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They even have the gingerbread house contest displayed in the gazebo

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I would definitely suggest either Peddler’s Village or New Hope if you want a quick holiday getaway!