"Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put on some sunglasses, cuz we were born this way…!" Lady Gaga

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Holiday Favorites!

While this post may be a touch late, I would like to share some of my favorite pieces I received for Christmas. 

We had a wonderful holiday in my home and I am so grateful for it.  The above photo highlights some of the wonderful gifts that I received. 

1.  Clarisonic Mia:  While a review on it at this point would be a bit premature since I have only been using it a week straight; I can tell you that at this point I am beyond THRILLED with the results.  My skin-tone is even and bright since I began using it.  More details to come later.

2.  Chandelier Earrings:  My husband knows me well- the sparklier the earring, the happier the wife ;)  He picked these out at a little boutique and I LOVE them.  Here's a closeup shot:

3.  Victoria's Secret goodies:  I received a great pair of sparkly tank style pjs from my mom and some beautiful lingerie from my husband.  

4.  Michael Kors Parker Bootie in Coffee:  My husband picked these out since he thought I had enough tall boots at home (I gently let him know that I can never have enough tall boots at home-lol).  With that being said, these boots look adorable on and the look is reminiscent of a cute snow-bunny.  The gold studs detailing the boot are quite similar to the ShoeDazzle tall boots I own in the style called Dallas.  They are featured in this post HERE

5.  Coach Filomena Vachetta Heels:  Seriously, I am in love with this shoe.  First, they are beyond comfortable.  Second, and more importantly, they look amazing on.  To me, they are both sophisticated AND sexy.  I have paired these with a skinny jean, but I think they would look equally as lovely with a pencil skirt.  Here's a closer look:

6.  Gucci Guily Fragrance:  I am smitten with this fragrance.  The dry down is so soft and alluring.  My husband enjoys this fragrance on me too.  It reminds me a touch of my Dolce and Gabbana The One fragrance which is absolutely my go-to scent.

7.  Gift Certificate for Ballroom Dancing Lessons!:  My all-time favorite show is Dancing with the Stars.  I have wanted to take ballroom lessons for the past few years to no avail.  I mentioned to my mother that a ballroom dancing studio opened up relatively close to my home.  Amazingly enough, she called up and ordered a gift certificate for both my husband and I.  I am so thrilled!!  Argentine Tango- here I come!

I am hoping everyone is enjoying all of their holiday goodies.  By the way, I am really inspired by everyone's entries to my giveaway- the resolutions have been thought provoking and fun to read!  



  1. Lucky girl! You got some wonderful gifts! I have heard such great reveiws on the Mia. I'm sure you will love it. The dancing lessons sound fun too. What a great present!

  2. welcome back i was worried lol :)) i love the coach shoes u got sooooo beautifulllll and sexy!! hope u had a great new year celebration! :)

  3. Awesome haul! Santa treated you right this year! ;) The Mia is nice, isn't it? It took me awhile to get used to it. Having a vibrating face feels a bit odd at first. LOL!


  4. Lovely haul coach heels are so pretty & stylish

  5. Ooo i love all of these!! Ballroom dancing, how adventurous! xxxoo

  6. Fabulous gifts for a fabulous mama!! I've missed you so much!! I'm beyond excited for my Clarisonic to arrive. Amazing husband..I mean earrings haha! YAY You got Gucci Guilty! I know it was on your wish list for the longest time. Ballroom dancing sounds like so much fun! I find it hilarious that I just replied to your comment on my blog and told you that I expected to see you on Dancing With the Stars very soon hahah
    too many exclamation marks? Lol I may have gone overboard, but I'm just excited to see you're back :)

  7. hey girl, u just got an award! TAGGED! :)

  8. Beautygirl24-Thanks so much! I AM loving the Mia! Can't wait to start dancing!

    Rinz-Thanks for caring love! I was only MIA bc my boys were home. I love the Coach shoes too- hope your New year's was amazing- you looked fantastic in your pic!

    Kate-Thanks hun! It took me a day or so to see that the Mia was working but I am now HOOKED!

    Aliva-Thanks so much- I love the Coach shoes too!

    Dollface-Thanks sweetie- it is kind of adventurous- I am game!!!

    Elise-Missed you to absolute bits- I tell my hubby everyday that I need to get famous so I can be on DWTS already-LOL!!!!!

  9. Just to let you I adore your blog and have awarded you The Stlish Blogger Award


    Love Jo xxx

  10. Nice gifts, good shoepicking by your hubbie! And I am very curious about the Clarisonic Mia, can't ait for your in-detail blog entry :-D

  11. Jolene, you just won an award darling! :)


  12. We're looking forward to hearing more about your cleansing experience as you continue to use it! If you have any questions you can find us on Twitter @Clarisonic or facebook.com/Clarisonic. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Happy Cleansing. Enjoy it!