{GBF Life + Style} Looking Back, Looking Forward

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

"Don't cry because it ended; smile that it happened."

Just like that, today is page 365, the very last page in the book of 2013. It's been a crazy story filled with good, bad, and fabulous moments. Thank you for flipping the pages.

But tomorrow, a new story unfolds.

I can't wait to live it, feel it, and tell it. 













dress {Gypsy05}
vest {Yaya Aflalo}
heels {Shoemint}
 necklace {Carolee}
watch {La Mer Collections}

{live fabulously}

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{GBF Life + Style} Pink and Fuzzy

Sunday, December 22, 2013

I spent this past week experiencing Christmas on steroids at one of the most magical places on Earth-Orlando! The week flew by as I hopped from the Magic Kingdom to Epcot to Animal Kingdom to Universal Orlando and back to the Magic Kingdom all the while inhaling the sights and sounds of the merriest Christmas festivities I'd ever experienced. Magic was truly in the air.

Theme park attire requires diligent planning as the elements can be unpredictable and temperatures can dip and soar throughout the day. Most of the week, I lived in tees, jeans, flats, and sweatshirts. But on my very last night, I opted to dress up just a little to celebrate Christmas with Mickey and friends at Mickey's Merry Christmas party. A soft palette popped with festive flannel and the most comfortable heels kept me warm, fuzzy, and merry all over.

My Abercrombie & Fitch soft pink jeggings are a new fav. They're super soft with a slight stretch so I felt comfortable skipping my way from Main Street all the way to Space Mountain. I layered my Abercrombie & Fitch pink flannel shirt with a white tee and a fuzzy white cardigan with super cute bow details. A wrist clutch kept my hands free so I could hold a turkey leg in one hand and hot cocoa in the other! It's a chic and comfortable outfit that can be worn in and outside the realm of magic!







flannel shirt {Abercrombie & Fitch c/o}
white tee {threads for thought c/o}
sweater {YLin}
jeans {Abercrombie & Fitch c/o}
sunnies {ZeroUV c/o}
wristlet {Aryn K}
heels {foreign exchange}

Sale alert! The entire Abercrombie & Fitch store (and online) is 50% off!

{live fabulously}

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{GBF Life + Style} Christmas Uniform

Friday, December 20, 2013

This season, my Christmas uniform comes by way of a Carven cut-out sweatshirt, flowy pleated plaid skirt from boohoo, and UGG ankle boots-a Christmas gift from my Vogue family. The dynamic trio is a comfortable yet festive holiday look that can transition easily from day to night by switching out a few accessories. For a sunny holiday brunch with the girlfriends, I wore the look with a wide brim hat, Chilli Beans round sunnies, a boxy shoulder bag from me char, and a few key jewelry pieces. I plan on recycling the outfit to attend a more formal shindig at my friend's new pad by switching out the jewelry for statement making chandelier earrings and cocktail rings, pulling my hair into a top bun, and layering the sweatshirt with a leather jacket. 

An outfit that can be built and rebuilt will always withstand the test of time and the wrath of my "revolving door" closet.








sweatshirt {Carven in grey}
skirt {boohoo c/o}
boots {UGGS "Krewe"
necklace {giles and brothers}
bracelet {giles and brothers}
watch {fossil "Georgia" c/o}
purse {me char c/o}
sunglasses {Chilli Beans "Melrose" c/o}
hat {topshop}

{happy holidays}

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