faux fur stole

Top - Forever 21 ($20) | Skirt - Anthropologie (really old, $15) | Faux fur stole - Forever 21 ($4) 
Flats - Chinese Laundry via TJMaxx ($25) | Purse - Cynthia Rowley via TJMaxx ($120) | 
Earrings - Forever 21 ($3) | Rings - Forever 21 & Charlotte Russe ($5)

I am so so so, super excited for Christmas this year. I am making all of the gifts for our family and friends. And these aren't just some silly DIY's. These are things I would actually spend money on if I saw them in a store. I can't wait to give them out! I may have to make an extra few for myself :) I will feature the gifts I made after Christmas so I don't ruin the surprise for everyone.

Here is a simple, yet dressy outfit I pulled together. I was thinking of what I would wear on Christmas day while visiting family and enjoying time with my man. If you are in a cooler climate try pairing this look with  a pair of tights and black booties. I love that this look is festive with the red and green but not over the top. Also if you have been keeping up with the blog you know I have been craving a black structured purse. My hubs and I got some early Christmas money and I knew exactly what I was going to use it for! This black Cynthia Rowley bag I have had my eye on at TJMaxx for a couple of months, and it was still there this week! The last one! I would say that was meant to be :)

Happy Thursday!

Mercedes Richelle 

| photos by my husband |