I've been putting my bargain-hunting skills to good use, both for myself and for Christmas presents. I wont go into any details on the pressies (my family and friends do read this afterall), but I would love to show you a few of the deals I've found for myself. After cleaning out my closet a few weeks ago, I realized that the majority of my winter clothes were either too big or just old and worn out, so I have been slowly finding new sweaters, blouses and long sleeve tees. I will admit that there were a few really good deals (Banana Republic!) on tees and sleeveless shirts that I couldn't pass up, but I figure, hey, I love layering so give me a cardigan and I'll call it good!
NY & Co 70% off in a yummy raspberry color
Among a few other things, I also managed to find the perfect belted, long, black button-down blouse and an amazing navy and white striped v-neck tee (I love BR sales)!
Along with the clothes I picked up this lovely bowl in the clearance corner of one of my favorite home goods store. It looks perfect on my breakfast bar, and sparkles in the sunlight.
Last Sunday my mom and I wandered through The Hall of Trees at a local theater in town. This has been a mother-daughter tradition for as long as I can remember and always sets the mood for the holiday season. Local stores put together Christmas displays to showcase their favorites for the season, and it is so much fun to look at the ornaments, stockings, flowers and table settings. It makes me want to run home and turn my house into a Christmas-y winter wonderland!
I love the teal with the gold and chocolate brown!
Elvis even came out of hiding for the event
And finally, the weekends have been full of good food, coffee and tea, good friends and the ever-present wine. All of my favorites filling my weekends, and I wouldn't have it any other way. A highlight: The bestie and I went to see "A Christmas Carol" in 3D and it was great! This is my favorite Christmas story and I am happy to report that it stayed true to the story and nicely incorporated the obvious Jim Carey touch to it. Have any of you seen it yet?