Tweed & Lime

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Jacket: similar / Top: old  (love this style) / Skirt: Target / Tights: Target / Shoes: Zara

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Today marks the official launch of The Southern Blog Society! SBS is a place where you can find all of your favorite southern bloggers – including me. From DIY to fashion and even food, SBS is your serious resource. Check it out by visiting www.SouthernBlogSociety.com.

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Mustard + Oxblood

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Vest: Pendleton (similar,affordable) // Turtleneck: Target  // Denim: FrockCandy (similar) // Boots: ECCO (similar,affordable) // bag: ℅ Melie Bianco

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There is something so fun yet daring about wearing a bright & colorful pair of pants. This oxblood pant is my first pair. I’d never owned one single pair of colored pants before 2012 and, I must say, I feel like that’s pretty sad. I wasn’t into all of the neon pants in the summertime and I definitely was not feeling the floral style, either. They did not “fit” with my personality.

I’m so happy that I found this oxblood pair. They’re the perfect fit and, before I bought them, had never realized how much they go with in my closet. I love them with everything, especially this fur vest my mother-in-law bought me last year. It’s very “Rachel Zoe” and I love it!

Do you own any colored denim? How many pairs?

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Guilt-Free Gifting

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1: ASOS Spike Gem Cocktail Ring // 2: E.L.F. Nail Cube  // 3: ZGallerie Icon Candle // 4: J. Crew Bow Belt // 5: J. Crew Cashmere Gloves // 6:  J. Crew Anchor Scarf // 7: J.Crew Makeup Bag // 8: J. Crew Crystal Earrings // 9: Zara Shopper // 10: J. Crew Bow Sweater

I just finished up all of my Christmas shopping and could not be happier about it. This year, the hubby and I are forgoing presents to each other and doing something together. We haven’t decided whether that’ll be a trip or a big present together..that part might take us until next Christmas! When it comes to shopping for Chrismas, I tend to want to rip my hair out by December 1st. With 13 nieces and nephews between my husband and I, three married siblings on my side, and two married siblings on my husband’s side along with both of our parents, shopping tends to get a little tricky (and  expensive).

And, if I’ve learned anything from all of this, it’s that my husband has the hardest time helping me shop for the women & little girls in the family. So, I’ve compiled the top 10 items for under $100 that you could gift any woman in your life. Trust me, they won’t be disappointed and you’ll end up the hero. FYI – the E.L.F. nail cube is a pack of 14 nail polishes. When you buy 3, you’ll get one free! 

How has your Christmas shopping been this year? Finished?

PS: Have you entered my giveaway? If not, go here. You have until Friday!