Sunday, December 19, 2010

You can ring my (door)bell

Shirt: The Limited
Skirt: Banana Republic Factory Store
Shoes: Sofft
Necklace: Kenneth Cole

I accidentally set my alarm super early today, and didn't realize until after I had already showered (or else I totally would have jumped back into bed). So, I took the extra time to try out Linley's hair tutorial. I tried her upside-down curling for the pieces on the side of my face, but I couldn't do it right, so I just kind of gave up and curled it normally. And I kind of like the curls intact, so I didn't do the scrunching at the end. And my curling iron is smaller... so yeah, a lot of excuses to why my hair doesn't look as awesome as hers... but at least I tried!

I've had this shirt for a few years now, and I've worn it once or twice (but under a cardigan or sweater), because I used to think that it was too loud (so bright! so shiny!), but I'm totally loving it today... except for that darn side zipper that refuses to be tucked  smoothly into my skirt. So no, that is not my muffin top. It's my zipper, I swear!

By the way, I just made the most amazing meatloaf last night. YUM.

24 comments:

  1. Your hair looks beautiful. Those curls look so perfect!

    And I really like the top, can't believe you've never worn it alone before! I love the color but I know what you mean about the side zipper - that's one of my biggest pet peeves with shirts! You still look gorgeous though. :)

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  2. Hey I found you through Hudson Happenings! You have such a cute blog, gonna follow you!

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  3. Aw, I love this look! Perfect holiday outfit. Thanks for mentioning the hair tutorial. I think I'm going to give it a try.

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  4. I love the shirt. It's perfect for this time of year...a little festive, but still very classy.

    Also? I think I have those exact same lit trees on my front porch. I recognize the pots :)

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  5. that shirt is gorgeous!! It looks so festive and cheery. i love that you're standing between such festive looking trees too!

    haha i don't know what type of muffin tops look so pointy, but that zipper does sound like quite a pain.

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  6. I love the color of your tights. They pair nicely with the pink blouse. And your hair is fabulous.

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  7. I agree with thedemuremuse, the shirt is so pretty and festive! And I think your hair turned out really good, what size curling iron did you use?

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  8. Oh, I love your hair like that! So pretty!! And that blouse is just beautiful. The color, and that ruched front detail! Love it!

    xo
    Sealverland

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  9. I think your hair looks gorgeous like that!! i love it! i also love your outfit. it's so stylish and looks perfect for the holidays!

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  10. you look so festive! i think that shirt is totally appropriate for this time of year. and meatloaf? yes please :)

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  11. I think your hair looks seriously wonderful! That color looks so great on you!

    And your muffin top/zipper situation made me laugh. :)

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  12. I love everything about this outfit! You look beautiful! The top is so festive and the skirt+tights+shoes combo with it is so great!

    I also love the trees. :)

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  13. You're adorable and look so festive as Elle said, and I love the front of your house! Totally adds to it and it looks so quaint!

    Have a lovely day!
    Jen

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  14. i love the beautiful color of your blouse! and i literally LOL'ed reading your comment about the muffin top! there's no way you could have a muffin top!

    your house looks super festive too and i love the little xmas trees!

    cuteandlittle.com

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  15. Love the top! Your hair looks great!

    Okay, if you have a muffin top, I have a three-tiered cake top.

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  16. Oh I love that shirt! The whole color palette (raspberry and grays) is gorgeous.
    Your hair looks beautiful too!

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  17. Kimmie, has anyone ever told you that you are seriously the most adorable woman ever! I love this outfit on you, it looks stunning, and you do not have a muffin top hahaha but the comment did make me laugh :)

    http://all-things-kate.blogspot.com/

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  18. LOVE this outfit. And your curls are gorgeous :)

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  19. lol! i didnt notice the zipper sticking out until you mentioned it. have you tried double-sided tape?

    i love the way your hair turned out. i never curl because as i'm doing the 2nd half of my head, the first half is already being undone and that with hair spray

    Just Better Together

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  20. Your hair looks great in curls! Why don't you just perm it so you don't have to worry about curling it all the time?

    I realize I really like that black skirt. The top is really nice and reminds me of Sailor Moon when she starts to transform. Anyway.

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  21. you look so festive! i think that shirt is totally appropriate for this time of year. and meatloaf? yes please :)

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  22. I think your hair looks gorgeous like that!! i love it! i also love your outfit. it's so stylish and looks perfect for the holidays!

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  23. I love the color of your tights. They pair nicely with the pink blouse. And your hair is fabulous.

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  24. Your hair looks beautiful. Those curls look so perfect!

    And I really like the top, can't believe you've never worn it alone before! I love the color but I know what you mean about the side zipper - that's one of my biggest pet peeves with shirts! You still look gorgeous though. :)

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