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Easy Peasy

JCrew Factory_Forever21_FrenchConnection_DolceVita_coverNow that Hanukkah and Christmas are over, I can finally take it easy. Time to stow away all the gift-wrapping supplies, take down the holiday decorations and polish off the remaining holiday treats. I also need to tidy up the place and get organized. My goal is to get things in order before turning the calendar to 2015. As I aim to take it nice and easy over the next week, I might as well dress accordingly. What’s easier than a pair of leggings and a loose fitting chambray?

A funny little Christmas morning story for you guys. On Christmas morning, Dan brought me breakfast in bed: a bowl of Lucky Charms and an iced latte. He then handed me an envelope that contained my Christmas present. As he handed me the card, he apologized for his lack of creativity this year. Like a kid, I tore the envelope apart to discover a funny Hanukkah card and a couple of gift cards to Nordstrom. Immediately, my mind started racing over what I could buy. I was pretty excited about the gift but Dan kept on apologizing. Finally, we got out of bed. I walked into the kitchen, dropped my glass in the sink and was looking for matches to light a candle. All of a sudden I hear a very agitated “are you serious? turn around.” So I turned around to face Dan and asked if there was something in my hair. He looked confused and told me to look down. And there IT was, the coveted Manasur Gavriel bucket bag. I squealed with excitement!

I don’t know how I didn’t see it. Dan said I literally walked all around the bag. He thought I was joking by ignoring the bag. And yes, I was wearing my glasses!!! So I made him the spill the beans on how he was able to get his hands on one, as I was trying on my own to nab one. He called each stockist listed on the website until he found a store that would put him on the waiting list. This was back in October. Finally, this bag shipped from Cali with love and now it’s all mine. He definitely wins hubby of the year award!

Tell me. What was your ‘OMG’ present this year?

Outfit Details:

Slate Crystal Spike Earrings: Rocksbox (membership, c/o). Interested in the membership? Then follow these few simple steps! 1. Take the style survey and tell your stylist what kind of jewelry you want to wear: http://curebit.com/x/n2fGHb; 2. Get 3 pieces of designer jewelry handpicked for you to wear! Keep your gems for as long as you want; 3. Swap out your Rocksbox set whenever you are ready for something new – or buy anything you love at 20% off; and 4. Use code beyourbrightest and your first month membership is $9! You can cancel at anytime!

Denim Western Shirt: J.Crew Factory, $21.24.

Southwestern Print Scarf: Forever21: $6.99 (sale).

Long Druzy Nugget Necklace: hcb, $26. I attended a blogger holiday gathering at hcb and was lucky enough to nab this at 20% off. Yay!

Gold Metallic Leather Necklace: c/o trust.

Leggings: Forever21, $3.90 (paid $3 during post Thanksgiving sale).

Bowery Arrow Shimmer Ring: Barney’s Outlet, $22.31. Check out other available rings at Barney’s Warehouse, also on sale.

So Fresh Clutch: French Connection from Saks Off 5th, $38.49 (sale).

Booties: Dolce Vita (meeka) from Bloomingdale’s Outlet, $42.49. These boots were on major sale. The best price I can find online is $88.69 from 6PM.com.

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10 Comments on Easy Peasy

  1. Lianna
    December 29, 2014 at 10:49 am (3 years ago)

    Aww that’s such a cute story! (p.s. I love that breakfast in bed involved lucky charms) Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season 🙂

    • Linda
      December 29, 2014 at 8:11 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Lianna. Lucky Charms are my fave!!! Happy New Year 🙂

  2. noelani
    December 29, 2014 at 12:07 pm (3 years ago)

    Happy New Year! Definitely much better to ring in 2015 in low key fashion. That’s what we’ll be doing at mi casa…..with a lot of champagne, obvi. XOXOX

    • Linda
      December 29, 2014 at 8:10 pm (3 years ago)

      OBVI!!! Happy New Year!!

  3. Georgina
    December 29, 2014 at 4:28 pm (3 years ago)

    What a fantastic surprise (and how cute of him to bring you breakfast in bed!) So happy you have had such a wonderful holiday season Linda xo

    • Linda
      December 29, 2014 at 8:08 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Georgina! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season as well! Happy 2015 🙂

  4. Mo
    December 30, 2014 at 11:41 am (3 years ago)

    So cozy! You can never go wrong with chambray and I love that scarf! P.S. Still laughing at that story lol

    • Linda
      December 30, 2014 at 5:52 pm (3 years ago)

      i can’t stop laughing either..im an idiot!

  5. Joanna
    January 8, 2015 at 12:45 pm (3 years ago)

    Ah, what a fun way to receive a dream bag! Big props to the hubby for the surprise.

    • Linda
      January 8, 2015 at 8:35 pm (3 years ago)

      He definitely wins hubby of the year award 🙂