Belvedere Sparkle

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Dress: Vijiv via Amazon Fashion (I know. I can’t believe it either. Amazing, right? Just wait ’til you see the price!) / Shoes: Nina / Bracelet and Earrings: Gifted / Sunglasses: Vintage / Lip: MAC Up the Amp / Bag: Old, cheap, and don’t remember! Oops! – But LOVE this one here

TGIF!!! Every Friday deserves a little SPARKLE!

Can you believe I seriously found this dress on Amazon? Like PRIME, 2-day shipping Amazon. With 3 weddings in June, I needed some fancy dresses quick, and I was happy to say that Amazon did NOT disappoint! As surprised as I was to find this gorgeous number, I am actually obsessed with this dress, and wish I had a million more occasions that I could wear it to!

This occasion in particular was the beautiful wedding of a fantastic couple and long-time friend. It was held at the classy establishment The Belvedere in Baltimore, Maryland. This classic, fancy, old-style venue seemed like the perfect opportunity for a flapper dress.

That being said…we rocked out the night to a Bruce Springsteen cover band (who was amazing) all night long! I think it was the busiest dance floor in that I’ve seen in my wedding guest history (and I have been to a lot of weddings!) The energy was plentiful and the dance floor was PACKED the whole night through.

Honestly?!?!?!?! I think the venue had some trouble getting us out of the building!!! It was as if we were at a real-live concert and the lights came on to kick us out, but everyone just screamed ENCORE!!! Pretty cool if you ask me.

SUCH a fun night, and I’m looking forward to posting more photos from their wedding soon!

Tomorrow, we are having a joint birthday party for both Nico + Luca!! Their birthdays aren’t until the end of the month, but we will be on vacation, so we wanted to do something at home with our friends in the neighborhood and any family that could come to town. We are doing a LEGO theme this year and we have been busy building over here this morning! I seriously cannot believe Nico will be 3 and Luca will be 1 already. It’s like I snapped my fingers and 3 years have gone by. They always tell you it will happen that way, but it’s hard to imagine when you are living it! The days are slow but the years are too quick!

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!!

XO,

Gina

2013 Fashion Round Up

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These are a few of my favorite outfit posts from 2013.  The past year has been a wild ride full of ups and downs, but I am so grateful for how everything has turned out.  These past four months have been especially wonderful watching my little boy grow up right before my eyes and spending time during the holidays as a family of three.  I am going to soak in this last week of being a stay-at-home mom and enjoy every minute of snuggles before going back to work.  Hope you all have been enjoying the little break, and wishing you all the best in the new year to come.  I’m looking forward to a bright future ahead in 2014!

XO,

Gina

Party Bling

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It’s holiday season which means it’s party time!  I was lucky enough to receive these gorgeous Party Bling earrings courtesy of JoJo Loves You to pair with this sequined dress I scored at Forever 21 awhile back.  I love the red color as it excites me for Christmastime, and I definitely foresee me pairing these with other outfits this month and beyond.

Their shop, based in Brookline, MA is hosting their Annual Bling Sale today through Sunday, so definitely check them out.  They would make a beautiful gift or stocking stuffer for your mom, sis, best friend…or pick a pair up for yourself to rock at your own holiday party this year!

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Photos by: Zack Notes / Edited by: Myself

Party Bling Earrings: c/o JoJo Loves You / Dress: Forever 21 / Shoes: Go Jane (old) – similar / Panda Ring: nOir / Eyes: MAC Knight Divine / Lip: Korres Think Pink / Nails: Essie Hot Coco

Happy Shopping & Happy Friday!

XO,

Gina

Glitzy Glam

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Nothing says holiday season like a little glitter and gold!  While in Maryland last week, we were able to get out and about to a few holiday parties both with and without our little one.  This particular night I was dressed up for our annual friends potluck dinner that is now going six years strong!  We had a great trip, and I’m excited for all the festivities coming up this month!

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Photos by: Zack Notes / Edited by: Myself

Jacket: StyleMint / Top: Urban Outfitters (old) / Pants: Motherhood / Shoes: Dolce Vita – similar / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff – similar in rose gold / Butterfly Ring: nOir / Watch: Betsey Johnson (old) – also love this one / Necklace: Family Heirloom / Hoop Earrings: Gifted / Lip: Smashbox Maven

Holiday Sparkle

Holiday Sparkle
1.  Sparkling Nail Powders: Dior / 2.  Shift Dress: Dorothy Perkins / Eyeshadow: Bobbi Brown / 3.  Sparkly Hot Pants: New Look / 4.  Sequin Jacket: Free People / 5.  Glitter Leggings: Gat Rimon / 6. Watch: Kate Spade / 7.  Earrings: Monsoon / 8.  Sequin Maxi: Free People / 9.  Gold Pumps: Badgley Mischka (on sale!)/  10. Pave Bow Pendant Necklace: Juicy Couture / 11.  Clutch: Lulu Guinness / 12. Pave Bracelet: Banana Republic / 13.  Smoking Slippers: Seychelles / 14.  I Snow You Love Me Nail Polish: OPI / 15.  Silver Pumps: Alice & Olivia
The holidays are approaching right around the corner, and what better to wear to that upcoming party than a little sparkle?  No matter what your style, there is a way you can rock some bling this season, whether it’s a bold pair of leggings, a sexy glitter heel, a pair of smoking slippers, glitzy earrings, or a sparkly manicure.  These are some of my favorite sparkling pieces to celebrate this season.  I must admit, each one makes me smile!
What is your favorite piece?  What do you plan to wear for your holiday parties this season?  Would love to hear your thoughts!
XOXO,
Gina

A Bright New Year

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The bright color contrast between this sweater and necklace just make me happy!  I was also very excited to sport my new Michael Kors watch for the first time as well as my spike bracelet.  Thanks Mom/Dad and hubby for the Christmas presents!  The gold nail polish is left over from the festivities of the New Year, but I think it may end up being a favorite this winter.

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Photos by: Zack Notes

Sweater: GAP – similar here and here / Pants: ZARA / Shoes: Nine West – pretty alternative / Bubble Necklace: Cheerfully Charmed – similar / Rose Gold Watch: Michael Kors via Nordstrom / Bow Bracelet: BaubleBar / Spike Bracelet: ASOS / Nails: Essie Metallics Good as Gold

Happy Thursday everyone!  Did anyone happen to catch the 2013 Oscar Nominees this morning?  ParaNorman has been nominated for best animated feature.  YAY!  My company represents the studio who produced the film in the commercial world, so we are very excited over here today.

Speaking of the movies, I have been spending a lot of time there lately.  First, I saw This is 40, which although I think  was lacking in plot, made up for that fact by being extremely funny.  I donned this get-up over the weekend to head to the theatre to see another Oscar Nominated film, Les Miserables.  Of course, you know already how much I adored this film.  Lastly, I attended a special screening on Monday hosted by the Tribeca Film Institute called Cutie and the Boxer.  A lovely documentary about a Japenese artist couple.  The couple has both passion for their work as well as each other.  The dynamic between the two artists was just hilarious and adorable all at the same time.  The film will be premiering at Sundance this year.

What movies have you seen lately, and what are you faves?

XO,

Gina

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Foxy Lady

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My long time bestie, Meg, owns a house on the water in Pasadena, MD and I could not resist the opportunity for a photo op on this sunny day.  During my holiday break, Meg and I spent the night before making homemade pizza with friends and dancing the night away in Baltimore for another friend’s birthday.  The hubs and I stayed the night at her house, and we woke up in the morning to this beautiful view.  Thanks for having us Meg; we love you!

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Me with my bestie, Meg

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Outfit Photos by: Zack Notes

All other photos taken by me.

Fox Sweater: Old Navy (unfortunately sold out) – cute alternatives at ASOS, ModCloth, Dorothy Perkins and Peter Jensen / Red Coat: Tulle via Nordstrom / Chambray Button Down: GAP / Black Skinny Jeans: ZARA / Shoes: Nine West / Watch: Betsey Johnson / Buckle Bracelet: Wanderlust + Co. / Bow Bracelet: BaubleBar / Lip: Lancome Luxe

Don’t you just love this cute little fox?  I had to have this adorable sweater, even though they didn’t have my size.  A nice British tourist in the store convinced me that it would might “look cute a bit baggy,” and that was all I needed to hear before swooping it up.

My holiday break has been fantastic.  I can’t believe we have survived the “end of the world,” had an amazing Christmas, a fabulous family wedding, and that we are now into 2013.  Big thanks to my boss for giving me one more day off today to get my life together in NYC before going back to the office.  Here’s to unpacking, organization, and a work out for today to kick off the new year.  And if I get everything done today, then maybe I will treat myself to a little Les Mis tonight?  We shall see.

XO,

Gina