Monday, December 8, 2014

Happy thoughts

Happy Monday everyone. How was your weekend? I had a great one. Well rested, relaxed and ready for what this new week ahead. Finally finished with our Christmas decorations and hopefully start shopping for gifts here and there.  Each year I face this challenge of what to get everyone.  I have this obsession of getting the perfect gift because as I child and until now I still never like all the gifts that I get. Well are we all like that anyway? I remember as a child, I always wanted to get this digital Casio watch and a small toy refrigerator but never gets it. I got a toy Mickey Mouse watch and a plastic tea cup set. So not cool.....Fast forward, these days I just ask for a gift card to my favorite stores. If only I know about gift cards back then, I am pretty sure I will ask for those instead :). Now that I am much much older, the holidays are not as much exciting as it is back then. We don't have enough but we make do for what we've got. As a small child, nothing compares to my anticipation and excitement for the big day to come. I remember having to make our own ornaments to decorate our Charlie Brown Christmas tree. The only decor we have in the house. Now, it doesn't surprise my husband where these obsession comes from. Each year, I accumulate more and more. My stocking is not too fancy either. It is just from my sock drawer. Our house is full of people from uncles, grandparents and cousins.

Even though I feel less exciting these days because I am much much older, I still love Christmas shared with my own family now. 
As a matter of fact, it's my favorite holiday ! It's just a different kind of happiness back then. 
Christmas is truly for the children. 
I wish I can still see Christmas in the eyes of a child. 
Where Santa is real and the excitement over it is far more better than what money can buy. 
Do you have a special memory about Christmas? Please share.
Thank you from the heart.
xoxo
Sam
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{Sweater: RD Style via Piperlime (on sale), stripe tee & skirt: H&M, Shoes: 9West, Clutch: Joy & Olivia via TJMaxx, Sunnies: Tybee Island boutique, Initial Necklace: C Wonder, Earrings: Apt 9 via Kohls}



75 comments:

  1. I love this combination of light pink and red! This outfit is just perfect for a cozy christmas celebration :)!
    I really love christmas, even though its always a lot of stress... I have to visit my father, my mother, my hubbys family and my uncle and aunt. But they all pretend that we are still children and treat us the way they did 20 years ago :D I actually love that :D
    xx

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  2. OMG your skirt is amazing. Love it

    Ewelina
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  3. amazing skirt!

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  4. You look stunning awesome skirt. My memory as a child getting a doll bigger than me I was overwhelmed in what to do with it I did love her dress so I took it off the doll and put it on me is was a little big on me but a memory my family make sure I do not forget lol.

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    1. Thanks for sharing Jackie and glad you stop by.

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  5. You look great, so gorgeous! Love the shoes so much!
    xx

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  6. Admire your efforts on trying those bright colors. nice try

    new post on my blog

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  7. u make winter look so beautiful , such a pretty and girly outfit
    i wish i was so good with winter clothes
    keep in touch
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    1. Thank you Pooja, glad you stop by. xoxo !

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  8. Love this look! I just pinned it so I can think about a similar combo at home. We finished our decorations this weekend too. hard to believe it's already December 8th!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    1. Oh glad you did and can't wait to see your color version combo. Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. this colorcombi is so so perfect!
    greets from the EDELFABRIK Chrissie

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  10. You look stunning! Your red skirt si very chick! Congratulations! Try some inspiration on Talis Romania , article: Rochie de iarna in stil retro-chic, pentru momente de neuitat

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  11. Amazing outfit Sam! Kisses.
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  12. Wow, such a beautiful outfit, this colors look so stunning together. *__*
    Lovely greets Nessa

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  13. Your skirt is fabulous and oh so festive! I love the color and how you matched it with blue pumps. Such a great outfit! And I totally agree with you - all I ever want for Christmas is a gift card to my favorite stores :)
    <3
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  14. What a stunning outfit! The skirt and the sweater work so well together :)
    Yes, we agree Christmas is for kids but we still get excited haha :P

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  15. Hi Sam, I had a weekend long and relaxed week, I'm anxious to see what this new week brings me because I decorated my house are just outstanding holiday gifts for my children and missing so little for Christmas! Linda combination red suits you perfect, kisses!

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    1. thanks Rebecca, awww that is awesome !

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  16. Hello,
    You look super cute.I love the color combo and those pumps are killa!!

    xoxo.

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  17. I love the nude and red colour combo Sam! Great kirt and pumps! ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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    1. Thanks Jeanne, glad you like the colors.

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  18. The skirt it's really beautiful and the combination is also great
    Matching with the winter right now :)

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  19. I really love you're skirt :)
    The combination it's really good with the winter :)

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  20. Thank you so much for your last comment :) I am so exiting about being pregnant and the next months to come!
    Have a wonderful day!
    xx

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    1. Glad you stop by and take it easy mama.

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  21. I agree, Christmas is truly for children, I use to love it, but now it kinda lots its flare for me, although I do love Christmas sales, which are pretty often now, so that`s good :)
    I love your outfit, love the color combination, the skirt is so cute, and you look wonderful :)

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    1. Thanks Monika, i love the sales too and can't beat that ! Glad you like the outfit.

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  22. Cute outfit!!! I always wanted a Snoopy Snow Cone Machine toy growin up and I never got one as a child. One year my husband bought me one and surprised me with it. It was really hard to use. I would have been really disappointed as a kid if I had actually gotten one, because I'm sure I wouldn't been strong enough to use the hand crank that crushes the ice cubes into snow. I'm barely strong enough to use it as a adult.

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    1. oh my, that's a lot of work and glad you didn't get it. lol.

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  23. Stunning shoes. Great job on this post. Happy Wednesday! :)

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  24. Those shoes are fabulous! Love that skirt too!

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  25. Sam! I love this color combo on you 🔥 It's a nice way to add color to a boring winter. And those shoe are killer!!
    xo, jackie
    www.stylemydreams.wordpress.com

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    1. thanks Jackie, glad you like it. xoxo

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  26. OMG!- you look wonderful, I love your shoes and clutch so very much :)
    Thank you also for visiting my blog and following me. I am following you on GFC, G+, bloglovin, twitter, pinterest and FB as Fife Fantasi Nails :)

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  27. Thank you for your adorable comment Sam!
    Can't wait for your next outfit post! ;)
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  28. Is the mud you asked about healing clay/mud? If yes, I LOVE IT! :) It basically pulls out all inflammations from your skin. So I can totally recommend trying it!
    Have a great day!
    xx

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    1. thanks for the tips, will try this mud then.

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  29. You are stunning!
    i love ur skirt!
    kisses

    Pearls and Roses

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  30. Love it, sweetie ^_^

    Kisses,

    Nicole

    www.nicoleta.me

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  31. I love the holidays too! It always bring me back to my childhood as well, maybe were both just kids at heart.

    also, your outfit looks perfect for a family gathering. Digging the heels.


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  32. Wow – love this look! You look absolutly stunning and your hair is amazing!
    Would wear the outfit, too and I want all the products in my closet!
    I’m following you via gfc & look forward for your next post. You’re great – keep going! ♡
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    1. Thanks Honey, glad you follow me and stop by here.

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  33. I love this look , those shoes are amazing !
    xoxo

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  34. So beautiful.love love those shoes

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