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Friday, December 31, 2010

Going to the Beach...

12 Dec 31 - Going to the Beach
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Just wanted to let you all know that I am going to the beach for a couple of days. I will be back on Tuesday, so I won't be able to post anything until then. I promise to work a little harder to keep the blog updated, sorry for all the delays!

Outfit of the week - Reader's Choice

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Which is the best outfit of the week?
1. Finally finished unpacking
2. Last Christmas shopping
3. I wish I liked wine
4. A black and white Christmas eve
5. Another special Christmas free polls

Last week's winner was...
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"First day and already decorating the tree"

Thanks for the votes and sweet comments everyone!

Another special Christmas

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When: Saturday December 25, 2010

Ruffle top: Saks (Panama)
Floral skirt: Conway (Panama)
Caramel belt: Forever XXI
Red Jessica Simpson flats: Estampa (Panama)
Brown Liz Claiborne purse: TJ Maxx
Ladybug necklace: Christmas present from my sister (Isn't it cute!?)

Celebrated Christmas at home with my family as we always do!

As I said yesterday, I absolutely LOVE Christmas! It's so much fun to spend time with the family and share laughs. Today we woke up to lots of presents under our tree... I always feel so excited to see all the presents as if I was still a little child :)
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This year I decided to give each of my parents a customized calendar! I basically got a pretty calendar (cars for my dad and pretty flowers for my mom) and then I added pictures of the family. I also added some "Thank you's" for all the wonderful things they have done for us. They really seemed to like their present so that made my day.
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This year, we also managed to frame the painting I gave my parents last Christmas. I think it looks great in the frame, don't you?! You can barely notice that it's a Paint By Number... hehe
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Of course our pets also decided to join the fun. I always enjoy watching Sammy, my sister's dog, all dressed up with his Christmas outfits... hehe, so adorable!
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We all really had a wonderful time opening presents and sharing memories together. Family really is the best present we could ever ask for and I'm so fortunate to have a wonderful and loving family... Cheers to family!
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Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you had a wonderful time!

Here are all the ways in which I've worn this floral skirt:
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My Choice of Outfit of the Week - Vintage Cutie

Outfit of the Week - Fashion Zen
This week's outfit of the week goes to Iris from Fashion Zen!! I love the overall vintage feeling of this outfit! The dress is so feminine and cute; but Iris contrasted that wonderfully with the structured blazer. Finally, she finished it off with the cutest hat! Good job Iris!

A Black & White Christmas Eve

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When: Friday December 24, 2010

Black dress: ? (Panama)
Polka dot pumps: From this seller on eBay
Bow clutch: Forever XXI
Purple ring: From this seller on eBay

Had a delicious dinner and went to mass with my family (as we do every year on Christmas Eve).

I just LOVE the Holiday season! I love all the decorations, buying gifts for others, baking treats, singing songs... I love it ALL! It's definitely my favorite holiday of the year. Every year, my mother and I make a ton of delicious holiday treats... they are so fun to make, but even funner to eat :)
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Every year for Christmas Eve, my family and I all get dressed up and we have dinner together. We also go to mass later in the evening. This year, I was surprised to see that all three of us girls (my mom, my sister, and I) all dressed in black & white outfits... haha. Even though we didn't coordinate on purpose, I thought it was so cute how we matched each other.
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I had a lovely evening with my family. It's so wonderful to be home! I love spending time with each and every one of them. Of course, we all missed my brother who lives in Spain... but he was here with us in our hearts.
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How did you dress up for this holiday season?

Here are all the ways in which I've worn these polka dot pumps:
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Monday, December 27, 2010

I wish I liked wine

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When: Thursday December 23, 2010

Patterned dress: Saks (Panama)
Faux pearl necklace: Present from my boyfriend
Beige pumps: eBay
Turquoise purse: Borrowed from my mom

Where: Celebrated a friend's birthday at a Spanish restaurant.

Today I celebrated a friend's birthday at a Spanish restaurant and had a wonderful time. I really love Spanish food like paella and tapas (not sure if they are said the same in English). However, I have never really liked wine.
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I was surprised to find out that all of my friends enjoy drinking wine now and it is common for them to go out and drink wine together. I don't know why, but I have never been able to enjoy the taste of wine... I know it's an acquired taste so I guess I'll keep tasting it to see if someday I like it :)

Do you like wine?

Here are all the ways in which I've worn this dress:
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