December is here, and it is time to kick it into high gear. We have baking to do. We have shopping to do. We have gift wrapping to do. And, we also have decorating to do. The crazy part is that we also have to do everything else that we have been doing on a daily basis. If you have had some blocks of time where you watch television or surf the internet, then you might have time that you can carve out to do these extra activities. BUT, if you are already down to the bare bones when it comes to time, then something will have to give. When I started writing the blog, the thing that had to go was watching television at night. Then, when I added my other online businesses to the mix, the cooking had to go. I am sure there is still pockets of time that I have where I could be more productive, and I could get up earlier in the morning, but everyone has to figure out their time management for themselves. I am going to “try” to get up 30 minutes earlier so that I can get a few things extra done. I love this time of the year, but it sure wears me out. How do you gurls do everything? Today, I am going to help you with one task, what to wear to a Christmas party where the dress is office casual or Holiday casual. This look is dressier, but it is not a cocktail look. Not only am I going to help you out with what to wear, but I am also going to amaze you at how affordable this entire outfit can be. Let’s start with this gorgeous black lace bell sleeve top. This top is so feminine and flattering. The v-neck and the dressy cotton knit looks gorgeous on. The fact that it is machine washable makes it perfect in my eyes, but it is the price that really will have you asking where this came from. This top is c/o Cato Fashions at it is only 21.99!!! I am wearing a large, but I think a medium would probably fit better. I added some pearl jewelry to the look to match the winter white pants. These Lena cluster pearl earrings are elegant and they can be worn with a dressy look or with jeans. I wear the Torilyn multi-strand pearl bracelet a lot. I love the magnetic closure and the cuff style of the pearl strands. The necklace was a Plunder Posse necklace from a couple of months ago. This month’s Posse is gorgeous! The Posse is a subscription service that is 25.00 per month including shipping and tax. The Posse can be one or up to three items and if it free to enroll and cancel. These sequin embellished pumps c/o of Cato Fashions are to die for! They are PERFECT for any special occasion, and they match almost anything since they have both gold and silver sequins attached. The new block heel style is easier to walk in and more stable. I ordered my normal size 9, and they fit fine. The round toe style helps these 9’s to not look like boats. Lol! #GirlsWithBigFeetProblemsA pair of winter white pants adds elegance to the look. This pair is from Cato Fashions also, but they are several years old. I only wear these dress pants for special occasions because wearing them to a lumber company would not be very smart. Lol! I liked the effect the pants made with the pearls. I styled the blouse untucked and also with a half tuck so that you can see the difference. You style the blouse any way you choose.
I have never traveled a lot until recently. The biggest holdback was my fear of flying, and I let that keep me from wanting to travel. When I decided to go to Los Vegas for the Rodan + Fields Convention back in October of 2016, I was a nervous wreck. Talk about out of my comfort zone!!! I was flying across the country, rooming with seven women who I didn’t know, and my Energizer Bunny Friend and I were just acquaintances, not friends. But, I did it, and I am so glad that I did. The women that I met at the Convention are now good friends, and I talk to EBF at least once or twice a day. Lol!
This is Los Cabos, Mexico and it is an all expense trip that I just earned from Rodan + Fields. Once again, I will be flying across the country (this time with Joe), and there will be about 300 other women there who have also earned this trip. I don’t know many of them yet, but I will before the trip is over. If I had only gotten better-looking skin, which is why I became a consultant with R+F, I would have been thrilled. Instead, I have found the confidence that I never knew existed and a love for travel. If you have ever wondered if this company is right for you, join my Facebook group (here.) I am going to be posting the stories of several of my friends and how and why they are involved with R+F. I love reading about other people’s lives.
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