CACHE: LAST MINUTE DRESSES FOR NYE

If you're still looking for an outfit to ring in the New Year ...
<<trust me - I know because I've been there and I am soooooo last minute.>>
No worries.

  Cache has you covered.

You should be able to run into almost any Cache store 
and find all these dresses or other great ones available.

 First up -- you can never go wrong with an LBD for NYE...


               
Dress: Cache // Shoes: Boston Proper >> SOLD OUT 
- similar here //

 <<I wore those ornament bulb earrings for our Christmas Eve Holiday show... >> 
Earrings: similar here

Now, if you want to stay away from black and get a little color for the new year instead -- 
try this option -- a little blue with sparkle on the shoulders. = LOVE. 

 
Dress: Cache - only avail in stores -Similar online HERE // Bracelet: Kate Spade

Other oldies I've worn on the show and still avail in stores.....
this gorgeous purple paradise.


Dress: Cache // Bracelet: Cache // Watch: Michael Kors // // Shoes: Steve Madden -- Similar
 Rings: H&M - similar here

Gorge Red.
Dress: Cache, Watch: Michael Kors // Bracelet: Ann Taylor

Another great LBD...



Dress: Cache --on sale! // Shoes: Boston Proper - sold out - SIMILAR HERE// 
Watch: Michael Kors // Bracelet: Kate Spade on sale!


Enjoy the New Year! Look gorgeous! Party Hard and cheers to wearing lots of fab dresses in 2015!

XO,
Alex




Instagram Roundup

This is the face of a girl who is happy to be on vacation! 

IT'S THE FIRST YEAR OF MY TV NEWS LIFE THAT I GET A WHOLE WEEK OFF OVER CHRISTMAS! Plus, I am off on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day!!! 

Say what?!? = Am I dreaming!? 
In the TV business they say you have to "pay your dues" before you can have REAL VACATIONS and up until now I have worked through parts of every holiday. So to have this much time off is a blessing and a reminder that hard work pays off. 

 TV DUES PAID - Drop the mic. 
HAHA! Can I get an AMEN!?










 Lipstick: NYX Aria mixed with NYX Sweet Pink


First up on this instagram fashion party >>>
I absolutely would die for a blanket scarf. I live for this beauty.
Blanket scarves just add some extra winter sophistication to any outfit. 


Blanket Scarf: Brina Box // Double Breasted Military Jacket/Blazer: The Limited - ON SALE // Red Jacee Lace top: Francesca's // Jeans: 7 For All Mankind -Slim Illusion // Boots:<old> Ciao Bella


Like I was saying about the blanket scarves you can also rock them with really simple styles. Pair it with a White Oxford or a great coat. 

Coat: Guess collection Assymetrical Military Coat // White Oxford: Old Navy // Uggs or cheaper option HERE

I've also really been loving matching pops of scarf color with patterns or a cute christmas sweater. I've practically been living in this Christmas sweater since I got it. AND I found this neon beauty of a scarf at H&M but of course like most great things that stroll onto the racks there... this baby is sadly sold out.

   

Necklace: <SOLD OUT > The Limited // Sweater: Old Navy < SOLD OUT > SIMILAR HERE and I love this deer sweater that just went ON SALE // Scarf: H&M - similar color scarf here but not same style <neon citron> // Purse: Tory Burch // Watch: Michael Kors // Jewelry Storm Bracelet: The Looped Nail Bracelet 



A great statement necklace can change the look of any outfit. It just adds so much pop! This Osiris Bib Necklace  is calling my name every time I get dressed.


Jewelry Storm Necklace -- The Osiris Bib

I recently partnered up with Jewelry Storm to Giveaway some gorgeous earrings so a huge congratulations to the very adorable and super sweet Ashleigh of Glitter Cottage . Visit her super cute sparkly, cozy little corner of the internet. And now it's a little more sparkly thanks to Jewelry Storm.
I love these earrings and I place this bracelet with every arm party I have.




Let's talk about my current BOYS CLUB VARSITY SWEATER OBSESSION. The deep V is EVERYTHING. Most important thing you need to know about this cozy sweater is that it runs HUGE as in BIG! So size down - I usually wear a medium and dropped to a small.



Boys Club Varsity Sweater: Nasty Gal // Necklace: old- similar HERE // Cuff: old > similar here> Ann Taylor

   
           
Orange may be a color for summer but I also LOVE it for fall. This is a dress by Anne Klein and the fit is SO flattering. Good news here - this doll is on SALE!! eek!


Dress: Anne Klein >> also comes in a baby blue color // Necklace: old >> similar here

 Sorry for the blurry photo but I didn't instagram the whole outfit so here it is. = bathroom selfie ;)
               

Alright, so thats the instagram party...
I hope you had a magical time with your families over the holiday!

Thanks to the chaos that is Christmas preparation I have been jam packed with errands and shopping and more shopping! For the first time I did the holiday entertaining at my house and it's been the most fun ever! Yup, thats right the whole family came to Raleigh.



That's my dark slumber party photo of the family just having fun and watching
 "A Christmas Story." = P.S. I know it may shock some of you but none of us
 <including my BF Nate> - had ever seen it. So we finally can say we've seen A Christmas Story! 

Have you seen "A Christmas Story?" What did you do for the holiday?
Merry Christmas!!

XOXO,
Alex


Let It Storm: GIVEAWAY!

So, if you're a procrastinator like me -- you've waited til the last minute to decide what to wear to the fabulous Christmas party you're going to next week and still trying to make sure your checklist of gifts is done.

<If this is not you - I WANT to be you.>

For whatever reason I have just never been the "be ready for the holidays early" type. Last Minute is my middle name. So in between figuring out what to get everyone on my holiday list ....I do that thing your not supposed to do...

ahuh >> yup = shop. for. me. (insert shameful pink cheeked face here)
Tis the season for giving I know <don't judge me> but sometimes I get side tracked.

Call it an addiction or just plain old bling love - but I need my jewelry fix. Most of the time I like to be comfy and I love how a great statement necklace or pair of earrings can really take anything plain and make it pop.

Dress: FRANCESCA'S BACK IN STOCK - HERE
Bracelets: Forever 21 sold out - similar here and here //Pink Suede Jessica Simpson heels - sold out - similar here, and here, and here

A few weeks ago I was hashtag searching instagram for something fab to add to my collection and I stumbled upon these jaw dropping, stop you in your tracks, blow your mind, gorge fuschia drop earrings from JewelryStorm.

Earrings:Dazzling Fuschia Drops // lipstick: NYX sweet pink


Fast forward to my immediate need to order everything on the site >>>> I picked these three beauties out. When they arrived the packaging was so pretty I almost didn't even want to open them = total package perfection.

I am obsessed with the other two pieces I picked:
 The Looped Nail Bracelet and The Osiris Bib Necklace. Dress them up or dress them down.
 

The weather has also really started to get chilly and I am loving pulling out the sweaters and statement necklaces. This Osiris Bib is to literally die for.

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top: jcrew orange cable knit sweater SOLD OUT-- similar here // 
boots: ciao bella // jeans 7 for all mankind // bag: snakeskin clutch <old> similar here //white oxford: old navy

 watch: Michael Kors// bracelet:  The Looped Nail Bracelet 

So, here's the best part I have teamed up with Jewelry Storm to give one of my lucky fab
gorgeous readers the chance to win these gorge earrings in a giveaway! 


All you have to do is follow me on instagram and follow them on instagram when you enter below!

AND in case you can't hardly wait to own one of their beautiful pieces -- 
no worries click on this link>>>  JewelryStorm 
 sign up and get FREE SHIPPING and 15% off your purchase.

ENTER TO WIN! JEWELRY STORM AQUAMARINE WILLOW DROPS!


** The giveaway is now closed **
 Happy shopping.

xo,
Alex