holiday decor... bad lighting.


purple puff skirt: handmade, sweater set: ralph lauren, otk socks: target, boots: parisian vintage


pants: calvin klein, tee: kohls, vest: 5-7-9 (90s) wedgess: wetseal

sorry for these craptacular photos.. apparently my camera only likes the lighting in my bedroom and not the rest of the house. anyways here are attempts at dressing for the season but still being work appropriate... well for my office. i hadn't worn any of my 'dressier' puff skirts to work because i felt the sheen on them made them more nighttime appropriate.. but decided i better get some use outta them since i really don't have that many nighttime events to go to.. i figured i'd dress it down slightly with a cashmere sweater set and the boots.. yet still feel festive. despite both photos having pee than pea behind me.. the stocking holders actually spells out peace. :)

the second look is based around the vest.. i really wanted to wear it since i dug it out from storage (my parents house).. it actually goes with the tartan shorts from earlier.. the vest has the same tartan print on the back.. though you can't really tell in the photo.. which i had to do weird lightening effects on cause of the horrid lighting. oh and ya i totally have 2 trees... the kitchen tree (which is full of gingerbread men ornaments and xmas cookie cutters) has some leaning issues though.

-issa

38 comments:

  1. You still look beautiful in craptacular lighting :)

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  2. It gave a artsy feeling for the photo op.
    You look amazing as usual!

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  3. those socks and boots are fabulous!

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  4. If you call those pictures crappy then mine would be... errrm... nevermind!

    -I love your white tee!
    - we have the same Wetseal wedges! yeey!
    - I love your vest!
    - your skirts... enough said
    - lovely xmas tree and your decors are so CUTE!!!

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  5. really rocking the 579 lately! love it!

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  6. Awww you look stunning ... and the x-mas tree is really pretty :)

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  7. i always love socks and boots pair--nice vest!! have a fab weekend!!
    xx

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  8. really like the second outfit.
    first one was good, but really liked the shapes & prints in the second.

    -Morgan.

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  9. Hi Issa!
    You look incredible in both pictures!
    I love how you paired over the knees with knee high boots...works perfect on you :)

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  10. I love the high socks with the boots - it gives the look of over the knee boots. Very cool.

    Always simple and chic - style perfection in my opinion.

    Btw, your hair's looking gorgeous!

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  11. Lovely decorations!!!
    And both outfits are amazing!!

    xoxo

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  12. you look great in both pictures !!
    love the vest :]

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  13. LOVE both outfits, and your decorations look amazing!!!

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  14. Love the outfits! The boots are gorgeous! And I adore the vest!

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  15. darling you look fabu and loving your xmas decorations! that vest is supercute,love it with the pants.
    muah
    x
    Marian.

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  16. you look great! it's lovely to see someone who really looks amazing every day!

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  17. Beautiful.

    The skirt.
    Those gladiators!
    Loving it...

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  18. i heart the christmas decoration!
    esp the mantel and the gustav klimt painting!it's perfect.
    and ofcoures, the outfit is amazing.

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  19. The first outfit is great. The boots and long socks are a perfect combination.

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  20. amazing outfits n u sure pull them off well :o)

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  21. I love both looks! Esp. the socks, I wear mine with flats when I'm feeling Gossip Girly. :)

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  22. what can i say? you are one of my new favorite blogs XD
    all of your outfits are simple yet amazingly chic. keep up the awesome work!
    (btw, im linking you of course)

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  23. I really love both outfits. you rock socks ♥

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  24. you still rock in crappy lighting:)

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  25. What a gorgeous tree [cool, two trees!] - and I want your wedge heels! They're so amazing!!
    I don't have many nighttime events to go to either :( I wish I had. You worked the skirt amazingly though.

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  26. I thought the skirt you we wearing in the first two pictures was designer and to think you made it:) Applaus!

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  27. I wish we had a fireplace. I love the purple puff skirt (my favorite color too!) Thanks for checking out my interview, love. Get the raglan, I'd love to see you in it! x

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  28. Both of your trees look great...love the vest too! :)

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  29. Loving the boots+over-knee socks in the first look, I!

    Merry Christmas!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  30. I can really feel christmas through those shots, and you look lovely! :)

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  31. I'm shock with you taste and i lovely how is your home
    i love your blog.
    kisses from spain

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  32. the boots with the socks are fantastic - love the whole look

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  33. I really love the purple puff skirt outfit witn the black warmers and the boots!! it fits you really great!

    xoxo M.

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  34. love all those outfits! the skirt is gorgeous!

    xoxo and happy new year :)

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  35. Beautiful outfit styles! I want to consider this for Christmas :)

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