Red Lips and Polka Dots

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It may be a few days into the New Year, but this past weekend I was lucky enough to celebrate Christmas for a second time #bonus Every year my family has my mom’s side over for an Italian dinner and gift exchange. (The meal is hands down my favorite meal of all time. I look forward to it every single year and I eat the leftovers every day for the next week. My dad’s tendency to cook for an army has its perks!)

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Our “second Christmas” is never a very formal event by any means, but I always like the opportunity to get a little glam! This year I decided to rock my favorite go to color combination, black, white, and gold jewelry. What can I say, I’m a creature of habit! Instead of flats however, I decided to wear the nude strappy heels I wore on Christmas day to make the outfit a bit more dressy…and to make me not as short standing next to Ted.

I also added a red lip (…temporarily! Despite what T-Swift sings Ted is not a fan of the red lip classis thing) and a half-pony for some drama. I personally feel really powerful and sexy in a red lip, and while I don’t wear my hair like this often (okay, ever really!), I thought it was a fun way to have my hair out of my face while still looking like I put some effort into it (translation: I didn’t just throw it up in a messy bun which I was totally considering #teammessyhairdontcare

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Pants (leggings, but better! buy HERE)// Top (LC Lauren Conrad via Kohl’s, old; buy similar HERE)//Polka Dot Mittens (soooo comfy and warm! Buy HERE)//Puffer Coat (Land’s End, buy similar HERE)//Heels (Buy HERE)//Purse (Kate Spade, old; buy similar options HERE, and HERE)//Red Lipstick (Buy HERE, also love THIS and THIS)

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The best part, yes even better than the meat balls!, is taking time to set aside all our stress with work and life and just spend time together. I loved laughing and talking with everyone and I loved that my sister and I actually managed to get a picture together! (The past couple family events we kept forgetting!) And of course I made Ted pose for some as well!

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I’m definitely wishing it could be Christmas every day, but I have tons of fun things I’m looking forward to doing in the new year! (Including those leftovers! #carbsfordays)

2 COMMENTS

  1. preeti | 4th Jan 16

    adorable! love the hair!

    xoxo, Preeti
    http://www.ninesto5.com

    • seemollyblog | 4th Jan 16

      Thanks, girl! I think I’ll definitely wear it like that more often 🙂

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