Friday: Going Dotty

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Jacket: Banana Republic Outlet (years old – similar) | Top: c/o Gwynnie Bee | Jeans: c/o Liverpool Jeans Company | Boots: DUO (similar) | Bracelets: Ann Taylor

This is almost what I planned on wearing to work on Monday. Though I felt sick, I tried to rally, got dressed, but was too muddled in the mind and stuffy and achy to make it. Turned around, changed into sweats and crawled into bed. Since then, I received two pairs of jeans from Liverpool Jeans Company in the mail and just HAD to wear a pair. I'll be honest, I hadn't heard of Liverpool Jeans Company before they contacted me but now I am a major fan. Jeans that slim and lift, have a very reasonable pricepoint, and have lyrics from Paul McCartney and John Lennon in the lining? Yeah, pretty darn awesome. These are the Sadie Straight jeans and on my curvy frame they are the type of skinny jean I like – slim, fitted but not painted on. Stretchy and comfortable, but they haven't stretched out over the work day. So far pretty impressed.

So glad the weekend is here! I am 99% ready for Christmas. So maybe I have only mailed out about 10 holiday cards and have a stack mocking me on my desk and Emerson has a stocking (this one, I had it come with a message from Santa and she's super excited) but only two gifts in it, but those can be done this weekend. Sunday we're going to my mom's to make cookies, Monday night my sister is hosting Christmas Eve dinner, and starting this year we are hosting Christmas Day at our house. Looking forward to the house smelling of bacon and coffee, filled with the people I love the most, and Emerson being old enough to really understand and enjoy the holiday! Just thinking about it makes me feel better (flu symptoms subsiding, now just congested/sneezy/coughy/headachy but at least no fever/body aches/brain fog).

Oh and yeah, I totally need to polish these boots.  It will be my Christmas gift to them.

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10 Comments

  1. B.A.
    December 21, 2012 / 5:01 pm

    How do the Liverpool jeans compare to NYDJ?

    • December 21, 2012 / 5:06 pm

      You know, so far I think they’re comparable. These are sueded cotton-like just like my dark red NYDJ skinnies and I think they slim just as well. Do know I don’t find my red NYDJs to be as… supportive as the regular denim and they are known that way. I have another pair of Liverpools I will wear likely next week, haven’t even tried them on yet and I’ll let you know how I think those are in comparison to NYDJs too. ūüôā

  2. Versatile by Tracey
    December 21, 2012 / 4:21 pm

    Love the black & white combo and your bracelets! Good Luck with your first hosting of Christmas! I love cooking breakfast of quiche and my daughter bakes lots of muffins for everyone!

  3. Teri Stan
    December 21, 2012 / 3:00 pm

    Too darn cute!

  4. Bonnie Mann, CPA
    December 21, 2012 / 2:47 pm

    I love it when you get wear Gwynnie Bee items I have in my “closet” on their website. It give me ideas of how I might wear the items myself.

    Glad you’re feeling better. Happy Holidays!

    • December 21, 2012 / 2:55 pm

      It is a super cute top – love the fabric which is a bit spongy and the sleeves are a great length. Would be super cute with a skirt too!

  5. Donna
    December 21, 2012 / 12:50 pm

    Hi Allie-Although I am not a commentor, I am a daily reader of your blog. Out of all the blogs out there, yours is the best! You are real and give great advice, even for someone like me who is old enough to be your Mom! Just want to say thank you for all your hard work…you are appreciated.
    I just want to say Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year to you and your family.
    Regards,
    Donna
    p.s. I love when Emerson is in your photos…she is just the cutest little girl!

  6. barb
    December 21, 2012 / 12:46 pm

    You look so much better….Have a wonderful holiday!

  7. December 21, 2012 / 12:45 pm

    OK, I need some of those jeans NOW! I am a huge Beatles fan, and lyric lined pockets sounds just wonderfully whimsical!

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