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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Getting ready for the holidays

Now that November is moving right along I can't help but get excited for the holidays. I can't go home to see my family, just because its too expensive right now with our move being so close, but I plan on having a great time nonetheless. My sister is coming down from Charleston, SC to visit for Thanksgiving, and so is Jim's sister. I can't wait to plan the Thanksgiving menu. And then for Christmas, Jim and I plan on going up to Charleston, which is kind of a pain because we have to bring the dog but I'll be nice to get into some colder weather. We still get 80 degree highs here in Miami. I know. Only a ridiculous person would complain about that. But I do miss the cold.

That being said, I've been scouring for some holiday dresses. I don't like anything too fancy. Here are some of my picks.


Chunky Knit Jumper Dress - $86.26, ASOS


Slash Sleeve Dress with Diamante Trim - $98.84, ASOS


Kate Spade New York 'Deanna' Silk Dress - $395


Beaumonte Faire Lace Dress - $42.99, Ruche


And I couldn't starting thinking about dress ideas without thinking about some eye makeup ideas as well. So I found some inspiration from Pinterest.







All makeup images I obtained from Pinterest, obviously the last two are from mizzchievouz.blogspot.com, and Keikolynn.com. Kinda obsessed with the green.

For me, there's nothing like getting pretty for the holidays. It adds to that warm atmosphere that family brings with them. What about you guys? How early do you all start getting ready for the holidays? Or what do you like best about the holidays?

<3

26 comments:

CottonCandyINK said...

great holiday choices! love the dresses and eye looks as well!

SassyUptownChic said...

Hey Jessica! I just started girl. I had to get over Halloween mode. LOL So I started my Christmas shopping and brainstorming yesterday. I think you picked some wonderful choices. You have some comfy and dressier dresses in your selection. I love that green makeup too! Also the silver! Enjoy your holiday time at both places. They are meant to spend time with the one's we love and ENJOYED. Hope you're having an awesome day.
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Galaxia said...

I went to Miami this year (see my profile pic) and would love to revisit.

I'd never heard of Pinterest so thanks for sharing!

I love to decorate and shop for gifts : )

Satin and Souffles said...

Gorgeous outfits! I love the make up too! x

Molliee said...

these eye make up styles are stunning!

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Clara Turbay said...

i like your sense of style chic and simple at the same time.

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Mary and Dyer said...

ASOS has the best dresses! I love all of your picks.. picking out Christmas dresses is so fun! xox

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Yara Simón said...

That second dress is a perfect mix of not too flashy and dressy.

Summer-Raye said...

I love that black and sequin dress. So pretty! Great holiday looks!

Kirsten said...

Really love those dresses. And it sounds like you're going to have an amazing holiday.. Can't wait till it's december!

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Jessica said...

Thanks for all the love gals! :)
<3

Hayley said...

ooohhh i love the purple dress and the smokey eyes!! so puurrrddyy! Now following you my dear x

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Kait H. said...

ah! I'm so excited for christmas too!
ps. i LOVE keiko lynn and her makeup tutorials. so beautiful.. and that black dress is to die for!

thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! I loved it! your too nice :)

xoxox kaithuber.blogspot.com

just tututiny said...

I love the red lace one J. Perfect time to start looking, I might need to lose some before fitting into these ;) Have a great weekend dear.

TheMadTwins said...

I hope you see your family soon! Great I love all the dresses! They look very beautiful! I love the beaumonte faire lace dress very much!

Clara Turbay said...

Great pictures for great ideas in this blog.
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PAPS said...

Like the second dress. I dont know why my always goes for black. Most of my wardrobe is in black. Boring isn't it. I love eye make up.
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Fashimi said...

Loving the dresses you selected! I really shouldn't be looking at these because I'm also moving soon and need to really save my money!

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas!

Sarah said...

Dont worry, I always complain about the warm weather too. It was warm here in September and I was complaining that it should be colder! I love these picks, especially the lace dress. xo

Katherine said...

I love, love your ASOS dress picks - especially the little chiffon one with the slashed sleeves! you have fabulous taste :)

Katherine said...

I love, love your ASOS dress picks - especially the little chiffon one with the slashed sleeves! you have fabulous taste :)

Marion said...

The red lace dress is so gorgeous...it's as if it were made for the holiday season! I am also loving all the ye makeup ideas...I sometimes get stuck in a rut in the make-up department :-)

XO - Marion

Tamyr said...

The holidays are just around the corner and I am excited. Those make-up looks are gorgeous. I like the green very much and the last 2 dresses. Perfect for the holidays

Sam said...

That pink dress is so pretty. Thanks for sharing these luvly makeup ideas, I'm going to have to try them out!

Jessica said...

Thanks ladies! Glad you all like the dresses and makeup ideas.
<3

just tututiny said...

I love the chunky knit sweater dress and lace dress the most - both would be great items for the holiday winter season. I haven't had time to plan anything for the holidays yet as I have to get Finals out of the way. I might have to skip Thanksgiving cooking this year too but I guess I'll just make it up for Xmas dinner ;) Have fun holiday planning!