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    APoL on Style Me Pretty!

    Y’all! APoL headquarters My house is over on Style My Pretty Living right now! I’ve been keeping it under wraps, but Angela from Angela Marie Events (my wedding planner!) and I had been dreaming up this pretty, Kate Spade-inspired holiday party. And then one Sunday afternoon, Angela transformed my house into a holiday wonderland, seriously. Jordan peeked out at us a couple of times with a bewildered face. The end result was so fabulous that SMP promptly scooped up the photos that Lacey Rabalais took and featured the entire thing on their site! (EEEK!) See the entire gallery, details and credits over on Style Me Pretty Living!

    Thank you, thank you to everyone who was involved in this fun day! And if you’re looking for some ways to dress up your home for the holidays, here are some picks just for you:

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    Wrist and Mingle

    1 c/o Daniel Espinosa / 2 c/o Candy Apple / 3 c/o Jeweler’s Wife / 4 c/o Marlyn Schiff

    5 c/o Sheer Addiction / 6-9 c/o Chrysalis Jewelry / 10 c/o Blue Nile / 11 Seasonal Whispers

    12 c/o Urban Expressions / 13-14 c/o Dotted Tusk / 15 c/o Favery / 16 c/o Urban Expressions

    Just because you’ll be wearing sleeves this winter doesn’t mean you can skip on the jewelry! Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite bracelets that I’ll be stacking over the holidays. You can stick with matching metals or mix up the colors, materials and embellishments. An assortment of bangles always makes for a fun gift idea too!

    How are your holidays “stacking” up? 🙂

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    Celebrating with Tiffany and Co.

    Last night, I was so fortunate to be invited to attend the grand opening celebration of Tiffany and Co. New Orleans. From the gorgeous invitation mailed from their New York headquarters down to the extravagant thank you gift (each guest received a necklace from the Atlas collection!), every single detail was absolutely fantastic. Guests sipped on Veuve Cliquot or a specialty wine punch as butler passed apps were served – including the most delicious mini desserts. Y’all, Tiffany’s knows how to throw a party. 

    Inside the store, guests were able to shop the three different rooms of jewelry cases and their new leather goods collection. Next time you’re in Canal Place, make sure to check out this new staple location or even drop some hints to your significant other right before the holidays… 😉

    Thank you, thank you to Tiffany’s for including me in last night’s gorgeous event!

    * P.S. That’s not weird lighting on my head – I’m really a ginger now!

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    Holiday Tartan

    Janie blouse c/o Pret a Porter Designs / similar high / similar low

    Pants c/o H&M / similar 1 / similar 2 / similar 3

    Schutz heels / similar high / similar low

    J.Crew vest / similar 1 / similar 2

    Rebecca Minkoff purse

    Loren Hope bow cuff c/o Jeweler’s Wife

    Michael Kors beaded bracelet c/o Jeweler’s Wife

    Studded bracelet c/o Urban Expressions

    diamond drop earrings c/o Anjolee

    Photos by Lacey Rabalais Photography

    A couple of weeks back when I helped host the H&M event, I had the opportunity to pick out some items before the mega-store opened to the public. These fab tartan plaid pants are one of the items that I just had to have, and I was in good company – Jennifer (HOTR), Juley (Upperlyne), Rachel (TEC) and I all ended up with the same pair of pants, haha. Since tartan is one of those prints that I associate with Christmas time, I paired it with my Pret a Porter Janie blouse in fire red. (I love the little bow detailing across the top buttons. How cute for the holidays!)

    Schutz is one of my favorite new shoe lines – I pretty much want every single shoe, and I make up excuses to wear these leather lace-ups everywhere. They are SASS. And speaking of sass, so are these new, studded Urban Expressions bracelets – the black and gold one is featured in this post. Also featured are these gorgeous diamond drop earrings from Anjolee. They are the perfect, elegant earring for all of your holiday outfits!Shop similar:

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    Shop My Southern Living Feature!

    Hopefully, you’ve gotten to check out this month’s Southern Living and have gotten to see my “What To Wear To” feature! This was such a fun and exciting (and very secret) project that I was working on back in August with SL. (Yep, like four months ago – see my still long hair? It was actually a million degrees outside when we took the photos.)

    It was my first shoot with a major, national publication, so it was fun to see how these types of shoots happen. They had a collection of beautiful dresses, a table full of accessories and a floor lined with shoes for me to mix and match. One of the editors and I had a little trial run the night before as I pieced three potential outfits together, and the end result was my absolute favorite.

    The red Tracy Reese dress was an easy choice to make – the lines of it were classic and fit SL perfectly. To put my own spin on it, I paired it with unexpected accessories like this Loren Hope necklace and Nine West heels. In fact, all three of my outfit choices included these heels – they actually just became available on the NW website. When I wore them in August, they were only samples.

    Love the look? I’ve rounded up the pieces and similar ones!

    Thanks to Southern Living, Cedric Angeles and  Angela Marie Events for all of their hard work at the shoot!