Christmas Party OOTD

Shirt : Forever 21  |  Skirt  : New York & Comapny  |  Heels : Nordstrom  |

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‘Tis the season for holiday parties galore! I recently attended a company holiday party and thought I’d share my outfit for the night. We had a semi-formal dress code for the event so I didn’t go all out. I feel like this skirt classes up any top you pair it with. Also, the color is absolutely perfect for this time of year. I’m not big on the traditional red and green colors for Christmas so this burgundy is perfect. This top is great but be sure to wear something underneath. It’s a loose fit and sometimes gets a little too loose, if you catch my drift. The heels I paired it with were a lower heel than I’m accustomed to so they were perfect to wear all night. Luckily, it hasn’t snowed here yet this year so this was the perfect outfit for the occasion. Great night, great people, great fashion!

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Apple Cider Mimosa Recipe – With a Twist!

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I recently saw this recipe floating around the internet and decided that I NEEDED to try it immediately. I love my mimosas and had never contemplated adding in such a fun fall flavor! The recipe is ridiculously simple so I won’t even try to dress it up. Get a cup, some champagne of your choice, and some apple cider. Absolutely AMAZING! Super yummy and super sweet. I definitely couldn’t drink too many of these since they are way more sugary. Next time, I definitely want to try it with some local apple cider (couldn’t find anything but big name brand this time).

The Twist. I brought this drink to an early morning tailgate to share with my family and friends and we decided to kick it up a notch. We added a splash of Smirnoff Raspberry Vodka and that made the drink 10x more amazing. When I say splash, I mean just a splash (less than a shot). We aren’t trying to get too crazy. But the raspberry flavor added such a yummy twist on an already amazing drink. Let me know if you try this out. I’d love to get your thoughts! Enjoy!

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Strawberry-Lemon Sangria Recipe

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With the holiday weekend upon us, and with the gorgeous weather we are supposed to have (knock on wood), I think it’s a perfect time to share one of my new favorite summer drink recipes. Don’t get me wrong, sangria is great no matter what but this recipe knocks all others out of the water. Plus, one of the other things that is great about sangria is the fact you can prep a large batch of this the night before. Not having to leave the party to go mix up another drink is always a plus in my book. These light and delicious drinks will make a great Labor Day drink for your party or just for lounging around in the backyard or poolside. Remember to drink responsibly because these yummy drinks will sneak up on you! 😉

 

Ingredients :

1 bottle of wine (I like to use Primo Amore Moscato because it’s carbonated and eliminates the need to add a soda water for that carbonation kick.)

1 cup of rum

2 lemons

1 apple

2 cups of strawberries

Directions : Slice the lemons and strawberries and add to a pitcher. Core and dice the apple and add to the pitcher. Pour in your alcohol and let the mixture sit for a few hours so the fruit has time to absorb the alcohol.

Yup, it’s really that easy. If you’re entertaining a larger crowd, you may need to double the ingredients (this recipe makes about 6-8 glasses). And feel free to add more fruit, because that is honestly my favorite part! I’ve also found that, if it’s a warm day, adding some frozen strawberries helps drinks keep cool without watering them down. I hope you all enjoy this drink as much as I do. So enjoy and drink responsibly!