Holiday Dressing


So doing your hair with one hand is difficult but trying to get your hair in a bun is a show. I’m filming myself the next time I pull this hair in a bun with my one good arm… 


It’s about a 15 minute process that involves a lot of unnatural bending and curse words. Let’s just say, God knew what he was doing when he made us with pairs of limbs. Who wants to come over and do my hair for me everyday for the next 6 weeks? I pay in hugs. 

We had this top at bloom for all of two seconds — it flew right out the door. To my surprise, because it’s the least holiday of our holiday collection. Holiday season is actually my least favorite time to buy for the shop because there is usually an explosion of sequins at every collection we see. It’s quite the challenge of trying to find the right pieces that will sell and the pieces that won’t ever never, no matter how much you put them on sale, or even if you hang a five dollar bill on them as an incentive. In my first fall/winter at the store I’d become so holiday happy during the buying trip that by December all we had were sequins, sparkles and fancy dresses that the only appropriate place to wear them to was the Grammy’s. Trust me, you only make that mistake once. I think that’s why I was drawn to this shirt, it was the right mix between holiday and workday. If only those two required the same uniform, then I could stock sequins all year. 


Top: s/o at Bloom / (Don’t worry, I found it for you at Anthro.)

Pants: J.Crew

Cardigan: Calypso St. Barth / Similar

Heels: β„… Ivanka Trump

Purse: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Bracelet: bloom

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  1. rhiannon says:

    love that shirt! so gorgeous! and your hair looks awesome even if you did do it one handed! πŸ™‚

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  2. Supal says:

    You did an incredible job! Also, I feel like I always wear holiday clothes. My friends always send me photos or suggestions of things I may like and they're all some shade of red or pink and lots of glitter and sequins. I'll allow it… even in June.

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  3. Natali says:

    Gorgeous colours in this outfit! Love those pants and top!

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  4. FREED MODE says:

    Really love these colors, nice look.
    Very soon.

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  5. Smart Dresser says:

    Good choice πŸ˜‰ The shoes are so so gorgeous!!


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  6. Kacie's Kloset says:

    That top is perfection!

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  7. Love that top, the pattern is so pretty!

    Kristina does the Internets

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  8. Love this outfit – can totally understand why the top flew off the rack, it's stunning!

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  9. Androbel says:

    love that top!! trust me, I have a small shop and it's the same thing… we love sparkle but its difficult to sell bc people are going to wear it once. or twice. no more.


    Belen new post! πŸ™‚

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  10. Marissa says:

    I feel your pain. This summer I broke my arm, and having my hair down in the summer is not an option for me. Let's just say your hair looks amazing for working with what you've got. Hope those 6 weeks fly by!

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  11. That shirt is just beautiful, Kendi! Hang in there!

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  12. i love your accessories in this look. complements + doesn't compete with that pretty top!

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  13. I usually hate pants (…unless they're sweats), but yours are just too pretty for me not to love.
    Perpetually Caroline

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  14. andreavytlacilova says:

    You look stunning! Such a perfect look! πŸ™‚


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  15. Classy Chic & Chardonnay says:

    I am in love with this top! And the color of those pants is gorge… cranberry is a great holiday color especially paired with sequins!

    Classy Chic & Chardonnay

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  16. Underworld says:

    I love your outfit!. You look so gorgeous!.

    And I love your bun!. It’s very pretty and elegant!. You look so cute with it!. It suits you so well!.

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  17. You make having a broken elbow look hott! haha…and I'm seriously impressed that you got your hair up with one hand. I never even thought about how hard that would be! And that top is gorgeous! I think it's because it involves velvet!


    Jeans and a Teacup

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  18. fashionablecollections says:

    Gorgeous. I love the colors here.

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  19. I can't get my hair up in a bun with 2 hands. Hangs head in shame.

    You look amazing, as usual!

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  20. melissa rosenkilde says:

    I really love that blouse! It's the perfect not holiday, holiday blouse!

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  21. This color combination looks so lux! I think my own personal closet is becoming a sequin headquarters. Good for you not being drawn to all things shiny.

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  22. Vicki Wilde says:

    That top is so pretty! I can see why it sold out so quickly!

    <3 Vicki

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  23. Lovely look, great sweater.


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  24. Sarah H. says:

    If I lived in your town and went to your store, I would have been one of those people who snatched it up! Purdy. Also I love all your casual bent-arm poses πŸ™‚

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

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  25. Closet Fashionista says:

    Wow, that top is beautiful! Love it with the pants too. Such a perfectly styled outfit!

    You did a pretty darn good job of doing your hair with one hand!

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  26. disqus_eXXBjfPi4M says:

    so sorry about your arm! i was wondering about outfit photos, but should have known you wouldn't let a broken bone get in your way. you look great as usual, and your one-armed top knot is better than mine. Question- what type of eye liner do you use?

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  27. Alex Nguyen says:

    Super cute! I love the mix of colors! I hope you get better soon! And no worries about the hair. Up-do's are awesome.

    -Alex of

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  28. Kaity says:

    I love the print on this top! it's really interesting, with a good balance of colors and of metallics.

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  29. Alexis says:

    I love this outfit, one of my favorites of yours!

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  30. Mica says:

    That printed top is lovely, and perfect with the purple pants!

    Away From The Blue

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  31. Lena says:

    i'm so in love with your printed top. it looks fantastic!

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  32. DesignerBaseShapers says:

    I love this look and your bag! Have you ever thought of using a base shaper for any of your designer bags?! That could really help preserve and protect the structure of your designer bags! You can buy them from or eBay and Etsy! have a nice day!

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  33. nikki says:

    this top is gorgeous! love it paired with the color of those pants


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  34. rebecca clark says:

    The pants are so cool! Love, love, love!

    Tenancy cleaning

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  36. Esther Victoria Kay Plaster says:

    i really like how the top doesn't quite match your pants but somehow its cheerful and is just enough to be interesting and different! good pick girl!

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  37. Agi says:

    Very pretty outfit. That shirt is very pretty and perfect for the holidays. Not your traditional christmas top but gorgeous anyways.


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  38. Ellen Hayes says:

    Great styling as usual. That bun looks just about perfect to me!

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  39. Katie says:

    I really love the combination of the top, pants, and choose. The necklace is really pretty too – is that from bloom?


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  40. Christa says:

    I absolutely love

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  41. Olivia Zapotechne says:

    Love this look! The color of your pants is perfect for the season. I love the way the shoes pop too! Happy Holidays!

    xo, Olivia

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  42. Amita Glamplaza says:

    the combination of the top and pants looks cool…PREETY,would like to see something in her ears to

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