Monday, December 22, 2014

Happy Holidays!

Hey folks! Wishing you and yours nothing but the very merriest over this holiday season. Never Fully Dressed (Without a Style) will be going on holiday too; The Boy and myself will be soaking up some California sun over Christmas while visiting my sister. We'll be back for New Years; see you all in 2015!!!

In the meantime, enjoy this dreamy sequence from The Snowman, and if you need a little more holiday cheer on your screens, why not try one of these holiday movies listed below?

 HOLIDAY INN - Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire dance and sing at a inn designed around the holidays and hope the get the girl.

 WHITE CHRISTMAS - the ultimate Christmas film, this pairs Danny Kayes, Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen together as they dream of a White Christmas in Vermont.

CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT - This screwball comedy pokes fun at the idealized domesticity without laughing at the women who don't live up to the dream. Love and sleigh rides a plenty here.
 MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET - This film asks- do you believe in Santa Claus?

SHOP AROUND THE CORNER - Anonymous pen friends fall in love without realizing they know each other in real life. They promise to reveal their identities o Christmas, but will the surprise be to much for them to handle?

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS- In this film that brought us classic song "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," we follow the daily life of the Smith family in 1904.

 ITS  A WONDERFUL LIFE- This film looks at the life of George Bailey and- with a little angelic help- what life might look like without him. A heartwarming message and a few seductive love scenes to be hard here!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Remix: Rose Skirt


We had a weekend filled with severe weather warnings- for high wind. You might be laughing thinking that is not big deal, but with 100 mph wind, it is more serious than it sounds. So instead of taking new photos, I stayed indoors and day dreamed of all the pretty combinations this skirt could be used with!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Stationary Wishlist: Begin the New Year Right!

New Year Stationary

1. Calendar | 2. Pencils | 3. Goal-Setting Journal | 4. Wristwatch Post-It Notes | 5. Evil Eye Pencil Holder | 6. Thank You Notes

1. Calendar - Set the tone for your whole new year with a great calendar to see you through the months to come!

2. Pencils - Keep yourself and your work sharp by using one of these new and newly sharpened pencils.

 3. Goal-Setting Journal - Got a New Year's Resolution? Jot it down and keep track of your progress in this notebook. Go on and seize the day!

 4. Wristwatch Post-It Notes - You can use one of these quirky post-it notes to keep you from forgetting any resolutions too.

5. Evil Eye Pencil Holder - In many cultures, the symbol of a single, all-seeing eye is meant to ward off the Evil Eye. What better way to start off your new new year, than by making sure evil and misfortune overlooks you and yours? Go on, and add this charming pencil holder to your desk. For safety's sake.

 6. Thank You Notes - the holiday season often leaves one with many gifts- and many thank you notes to write! Thank your loved ones in style with these geometric notecards.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

What I Wore: Black and White

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Black, white, sweater, popbasic, white dress, winter outfit,

What I Wore: Sweater (ASOS), Dress (Modcloth; Similar Here), Tights (Target), Boots (Crown Vintage), Necklace (c/o Popbasic)

My wardrobe has really been tending towards the monochrome and black and white looks lately. Not sure if its because it is winter, or if it due to my work wardrobe mostly being in neutral tones, but... I'm embracing it. There's just something about gray days that make the clean and simple looks of black and white outfits feel so right. Plus, it doesn't hurt that I can wear this necklace with these colors and have a subtle piece make a stand-out statement. It's another Popbasic piece and its funny- I wasn't sure I was going to like the necklace all that much, but, as usual, the piece I was most unsure of from Popbasic become my most worn out of a collection!

I wore this up to Billings to do some shopping. Not sure if it was the holiday shoppers or if I'd just forgotten how stressful shopping in Brick and Motor Stores is but... man, oh, man. Thanking goodness I live in the age of the internet. I maaaay have ended up doing all our shopping there instead, rather than face the masses again. Still, we also got to have a lovely brunch and walked the dogs around the park in bracing-but-not-too-chilly weather. A subdued but lovely day.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Dog Eared Page: A Christmas Carol

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Illustration credit: unknown. Contact me if you know. 
Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it. And Scrooge's name was good upon 'Change, for anything he chose to put his hand to. Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail...Scrooge never painted out Old Marley's name. There it stood, years afterwards, above the ware-house door: Scrooge and Marley. The firm was known as Scrooge and Marley. Sometimes people new to the business called Scrooge Scrooge, and sometimes Marley, but he answered to both names. It was all the same to him.

Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner! Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster. The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shriveled his cheek, stiffened his gait; made his eyes red, his thin lips blue; and spoke out shrewdly in his grating voice. A frosty rime was on his head, and on his eyebrows, and his wiry chin. He carried his own low temperature always about with him; he iced his office in the dog-days; and didn't thaw it one degree at Christmas.

-A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
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