Christmas at EPCOT

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Happy last day of 2013, everyone! So I’ve been sharing my Florida vacation outfits with you the past few days, and I saved this, my favorite one, to end the year with a bang! This was what I wore for Christmas day at EPCOT with Kristin’s family. It was quite a challenge to find a look that felt festive, was appropriate for the weather (high in the 70s but chillier when the sun went down), and comfortable enough for a long day. I don’t mean to brag, but is this not the perfect Christmas at EPCOT outfit? I do believe it is. I mean I saw a lot of other Christmas at EPCOT outfits last week because there about a jillion other people there, and mine was the best. I saw some people in princess gowns – I mean seriously, can we say “overdressed”?

So what did everyone else do for Christmas? Anything special or out of the ordinary? EPCOT was fun, but I’m definitely looking forward to a more chill holiday next year. If you’re interested, you can see more of my vacation photos on Instagram!

similar Shirt // another similar Shirt // Hat // similar Watch (on sale) //  Bag (on sale) // similar Shoes (on sale) // similar Sunglasses (on sale) // Lips

Out-of-Towner

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Don’t you love a good vest? It’s great for keeping you cozy all day without being too bulky under a coat. Or in Florida, it’s good for making you look like someone who is clearly from out of town. I wore this for the first day of vacation last week. Driving to the Indianapolis airport in the morning, it was in the low 20s, so the extra layer was quite helpful. When we got to the Orlando airport a few hours later, it was about 2 million degrees. Or maybe 80…I don’t remember exactly. Obviously my coat came off, and this vest spent a good part of the day on my arm and on the back of a chair. But gosh darnit, it’s winter and I’m going to wear some faux fur, even if that means getting a few weird looks from the locals. I’M WEARING A T-SHIRT, OK? WHAT ELSE DO YOU WANT FROM ME?

Shirt // similar Vest // similar Jeans (I had mine altered) // similar Boots (on sale) // similar Bracelet (on sale) // similar Necklace (on sale) // similar Sunglasses (on sale) // Lips

Florida in December

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Florida in December is a strange experience. There are Christmas lights everywhere and yet you can get away with bare legs and a light jacket. You can sit on a patio watching people play golf while “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” plays from the speakers. Keep dreaming, people. Keep dreaming.

I’ll share a few other outfits from my Florida trip over the next few days – so those of you in cold climates (including me) can look at them and be jealous. You’re welcome!

similar Dress // similar Jacket // similar Necklace* // similar Shoes // similar Sunglasses (on sale) // similar Bracelet (on sale) // Lips “Plushest Punch”

*Necklace purchased with gift card provided courtesy of Asos.

Houndstooth Cap

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I just finished up a very busy Christmas in Epcot (and so did A LOT of other people)! I have one more day in sunny Florida before I head home. I can’t wait to show you some bare legged outfits soon, but in the meantime, here’s the last outfit I wore back at home before I left for vacation. I guess REAL winter makes for some good outfits too – I’ll try not to complain too much when I’m back in freezing temps.

Hat // similar Sweater // similar Jacket // similar Jeans // similar Shoes* // similar Bag // Bracelet* // Necklace // Lips

*Shoes provided courtesy of H&M; bracelet provided courtesy of Asos.

Catching Fire (and a Plane)

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Today I’m en route to Florida for the holiday, and I’ll take a couple days off from blogging to enjoy Christmas in EPCOT. It’ll be my first time so I’m pretty excited. You can follow me on Instagram here to see all my adventures along the way!

For now, I’ll leave you with this outfit from a recent movie date. Pretty sexy date look, right? Showing ankles and everything. A hundred years ago I would have been quite the hussy. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, we saw Catching Fire. I’m one of the dozen people in the country who hasn’t read the books, but the movie was still good! Except there was one thing that bugged me. With all the crazy shit going on in her life, she could not POSSIBLY have time to put her hair in that fancy braid every day. Seriously.

Have a very merry Christmas, everyone! If you don’t celebrate Christmas, then just have a fantastic Wednesday.

similar Turtleneck (on sale) // Necklace // similar Jacket (on sale) // Jeans* // similar Shoes (on sale) // Lips 

*Jeans provided courtesy of Poetic Justice.

Melting

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You see that little strip of snow struggling to stay frozen?! It’s definitely gone by now. Good riddance. We have to melt away the old snow to make room for the new snow that will inevitably come. Sort of like how I have to donate and consign old clothes to make room for the new ones that will inevitably show up in my closet. (I wonder how they get there? It’s a mystery.) Funny enough, taking clothes to the consignment store was one of the errands I ran while wearing this outfit.

And speaking of this outfit, it was inspired by a photo I pinned from Pink Peonies! I already had all the basic elements, so I just needed this unseasonably warm day so I could get away with wearing lighter layers. You can see more of my “Pin to Real Life” outfits here.

Chambray (on sale in petite) // similar Jacket (on sale) // Belt (30% off w/ code TOYOU) // Bracelet (on sale) // similar Bag // similar Boots* // Lips “Punch Drunk”

*Boots purchased with gift card provided courtesy of H&M.

Free At Last

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You know what I love? A versatile outfit like this one. This outfit is perfect for taking your last exam of the year (comfortable and unfussy). It’s perfect for having celebratory margaritas (just a little wild and fun). It’s perfect for Christmas shopping (warm and (again) comfortable). And it’s perfect for going out for a pizza and wine date (cute but not too dressy). I know this outfit is perfect for these things because I actually did all these things in this outfit. That’s right – I am DONE with exams, and man does it feel good to be back in the real world!

But back to versatility. Here are a few other ways I’ve worn some of these pieces before…

It’s the Real Life Remix…

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similar Dress(on sale) // Cardigan // similar Boots // Earrings // Sunglasses* // Lips “Romantic”

*Dress purchased with gift card provided courtesy of H&M; sunglasses provided courtesy of Solo Eyewear.