Feliz Navidad Sweater: Outfit Numero Uno

IMG_1383.JPGIMG_1386.JPGIMG_1382.JPGWe have several parties planned for this holiday season, some casual, some dressy and some in between.  Well, I wanted to order one top that I could dress several ways to get more bang for my buck.

I found this bling-adorned sweater, and I CAN’T WAIT to show you three different ways I am going to wear it.

This first look is my “in-between” look, not dressy yet not casual.  I paired it with plaid pencil pants, a white button down, red booties and pearl earrings.  IMG_1370.JPGIMG_1359IMG_1387.JPGIMG_1390.JPGIMG_1391.JPGIMG_1399.JPGIMG_1401.JPGIMG_1404.JPGBe looking for the next two outfits!!!

Toodle-oo,

Melanie

Outfit details:  Crewneck sweater with jewels (comes in 6 colors) go down a size//Martie slim crop pant in black watch stretch wool//Similar white button down// Reversible pearl earrings/Red booties

 

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Christmas Gift Guide

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I’ve ordered my wrapping paper (above), and now I need to officially start Christmas shopping!!!

If you missed Black Friday and Cyber Monday like I have, here’s another chance at buying and receiving your gifts before the BIG DAY!  I have all of these items on my radar now…. Continue reading “Christmas Gift Guide”

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Toodle-oo,

Melanie

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Cozycore Christmas Attire

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Thank goodness the days of tight skirts and high heels or out for everyday attire….Enter the new look “Comfycore.”

What is “Comfycore” you ask?  It is being comfortable but put together at the same time.

AKA…..

Ariana Grande walking her dog the other day….or Meghan Markel heading to yoga….or Gigi Hadid on the street walking.

Here I give you my take on “Comfycore Christmas Attire.”  It is comfy yet chic enough for an office get-together or maybe Christmas cocktails after work.

I paired a red cable-knit sweater, camo skinnies, and high-top sneakers….finishing off with gold geometric earrings, Ray-bans and a black cross body handbag.IMG_1275.JPGIMG_1276.JPGIMG_1278.JPGIMG_1287.JPGIMG_1288.JPGIMG_1289.JPGIMG_1290.JPGIMG_1268IMG_1284Have you tried the new “Comfycore”look?  What Christmas looks have you put together lately?

Toodle_oo,

Melanie

Outfit details:  Cable Mock Neck Sweater//Camo Jeans//High top sneakers//YSL black cross body//Sunglasses//Similar earrings here//and here

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Great Gifts From Snakedog Woodworks

IMG_1067.JPGMy cousin, Nicholas, has started a woodworking business as a side gig to his real job.  After visiting his workshop recently, I was amazed of his talent and the quality of his work.

If you have a foodie in your family and/or are looking for a great custom-made gift, look no further.IMG_1068.JPGIMG_1063.JPGIMG_1064.JPGIMG_1065.JPGIMG_1082.JPGIMG_1081.JPGHe has butcher blocks of all sizes, shapes and woods.  He has charcuterie boards and pizza paddles (not pictured).

The butcher blocks are made from black walnut and hard maple. (That is not stain making the different colors, those are different types of wood!). The small ones are $35, the medium ones are $50 and the larger ones are $75.

The charcuterie boards are $35, wine bottle holders are $20 and the pizza paddles are $35.

For care, all these need are a coat mineral oil for the first use and then a coat of vegetable oil when needed.

IMG_1070.JPGFor larger projects, he is doing dining tables, coffee tables, and swings of all sizes.  He even does a bed swing!IMG_1071.JPGIMG_1076.JPGIMG_1059.JPGIMG_1077.JPGOr, he could probably do whatever you need or want!

IMG_1092.JPGIMG_1094.JPGfullsizeoutput_372dThere’s the handsome namesake right there!IMG_1085.JPGIMG_1087.JPGAnd there is Mr. Talented right there!

So, get your Christmas orders in now for great quality, reasonable gifts for your loved ones!

You can follow Nicholas Goudeau on Facebook or Instagram @snakedogwoodworks.

Or, you can contact him directly at (225)719-1811.