Christmas/New Year’s Outfits for Men and Women – feat. Nate

5 more days until Christmas; can you believe it? And 11 more days until those New Year’s Eve parties begin. Holiday parties are the best time of the year to showcase your best style, whether it be formal, extravagant, or classy. Nate and I went for a more classy-vintage look:Image

He just got his film camera working – a great accessory by the way ๐Ÿ™‚

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Regarding men’s fashion: Collared shirts with cardigans are the way to go. Add a bow tie for some extra class and unique-ness. You can find bow ties of any patterns on Etsy – it’s basically the men’s version of a statement necklace.

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As for me, I think houndstooth is the perfect pattern for a holiday party – it’s very much a winter pattern. Houndstooth usually comes in black in white, but I went for a beige houndstooth skirt to add warmth to the outfit. If I just wore black and white, the overall tone would come off as cold. To make the skirt the highlight of this outfit, I wore black everywhere else.

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I especially love wearing black tights with black shoes. They merge into one and just have a really ย chic appearance.

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I look way too happy in this next one.

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More of Nate’s photo shoot – in black and white ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thanks for reading! Happy Holidays ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thrift Shopping with Nate!

Today Nate and I decided to have a romantic date at our local thrift shop. Though thrift shopping has become a popular conquest to get that vintage look, the task at hand is a lot harder than it is made out to be. Many a time I have left a thrift shop empty handed – people threw this stuff out for a reason. Or, I have run into shops that price their goods way too high for what they are worth. I am a very particular shopper – a very stubborn bargain shopper. Too picky for my own good – but today’s little adventure turned out great. Here are our spoils:

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For a grand total ofโ€ฆ$7!

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Immediately upon walking in the store, I spotted these shoes for Nate – classy eh? $5.

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This was also my doing – probably the first time I have ever found a bow tie in a thrift shop. I always have a difficult time shopping for a simple, self-tie bow tie, thrift shop or not. $1

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And finally, Nate magically found me a polaroid camera. How he did, I don’t know. But I love it. It just needs film and batteries – I can’t wait to actually start using it ๐Ÿ™‚ $1.

And that is all! A successful thrift shopping experience ๐Ÿ™‚

Triathlon Man

I woke up early this morning to go see my amazing boyfriend do a triathlon. Today was our last day together. It’s too bad he had to spend it biking, swimming, and running while I probably walked a total of half a mile. He’s a stud.

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Pre-race

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Finishing

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Post-race

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I am going to miss him terribly. Best of luck at college!

Au revoir!

Don’t forget to check out his blog at http://keybore.wordpress.com

One Special Photo

One Special Photo

I came upon a quote that said something along the lines of, “If you want to find out what a person is most afraid to lose, pay attention to what they photograph.” Unfortunately, after scrolling through Google search results, I could not re-find it. But the point is, this is one of those photographs (despite the fact that I didn’t take it – I had a multitude of family to do that for me). Photo courtesy of my aunt.