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Hearts on Hearts

Hi friends πŸ™‚ Sorry I’ve been slacking on posts this week! I was without my darling husband/photographer for a week and now he’s back (yay!) but we’re both playing catch up from wonderful, long Christmas vacations. Hopefully I can get back to my every-other-day schedule ASAP.

I am not usually a fan of graphic tees or novelty sweaters, but I had been eyeing this J. Crew heart sweater and similar options for a while. Thankfully Santa took note! Since you all know my penchant for print mixing, I paired it with more hearts!




Sweater: J. Crew // Blouse: Forever 21 (old, similar, last seen here) // Jeans: Lucky (a recent steal at Nordstrom Rack) // Necklace: Ell & Emm (Audrey necklace–currently sold out, but she restocks periodically so check back!) // Bracelets: Stella & Dot 1, 2, 3 // Bag: Kate Spade (similar)

I was wearing dark green old J. Crew moccasins but I hated all the full length photos so sorry, you don’t get to see those πŸ™‚


A Look Back at 2012

I only started Christine In Color in October, but it seems like so much has happened already! I’m looking forward to sharing outfits with you in 2013! Here’s a look back at some of my favorite looks of 2012. Thank you for reading!

End of Year Recap

Black, White & Red

What’s black, white, and red all over? My Christmas Day ensemble!

I didn’t originally tag this dress as a “wear 3 ways” item, but this is my third post in it and I think each way I’ve worn it has been pretty different so I’m going to tag it after the fact πŸ™‚ Β Check out the other two ways I’ve styled it in this post and this post.

In light of the holidays and my recent milestone of hitting 1,000 Instagram followers (thank you!), I’m doing a giveaway for some cute Gap winter accessories and a matching OPI nail polish. Check out my Instagram feed @ChristineInColor for the easy entry rules. Runs through the end of the year!







Dress: Old Navy (old, similar here and here) // Heels: Zara (not that similar but very cool) // Necklace: ILY Couture // Bracelets: Stella & Dot (old, similar pearl bracelet) // Bag: Kate Spade (borrowed from mom), similar here // Coat : J. Crew (old, similar)

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! I had a very nice break from work (and from blogging). Posts will be a little slow while I’m still on vacation with family, but I’m looking forward to sharing new outfits with you in 2013!

Daytime Holiday

I’ve seen many posts about holiday party dresses (including some ideas of my own here), and I’m planning to share my office holiday party dress soon. But not all holiday parties are cocktail dress attire. You may have an office holiday luncheon or other daytime event. Dressing for such an occasion can be tricky. You want to get in the holiday spirit, but how do you toe the line between festive and over-the-top?

Today’s outfit is one I would wear to either a daytime work holiday function, or maybe an event immediately after work. The basic pieces are classics–a tailored skirt, crew neck cardigan, tall black boots, and a mess of pearls. The glittery thread of the cardigan and holiday color combo make it seasonally appropriate (although I would wear this other times of the year, too).

What do you think? How are you dressing for more casual holiday events this year?

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Top: Old Navy (similar here and here) // Cardigan: Express // Skirt: Express // Tights: similar // Boots: J. Crew (old) (similar here) // Necklace: Stella & Dot (old, similar here) // Earrings: DIY out of the necklace πŸ™‚ // Bracelets: J. Crew (old, similar here) and Stella & Dot (old, similar here)

Red, Green & Sequins

I’m embracing red and green in today’s post, with my sequin sweatshirt (last seen here) to add additional holiday flair. I think it works since the blazer is kind of orange and the bag is really bright–not your traditional holiday red and green shades. Or maybe it doesn’t work at all. Who cares, it’s Christmas!





Top: H&M (not that similar but very cute) // Blazer: J. Crew (similar) // Denim: Target (similar) // Shoes: J. Crew (old) // Bracelets: Stella & Dot, J. Crew, Anthropologie (old) // Bag: J. Crew

Holiday Party Dresses

Guess what comes after Thanksgiving? Holiday parties! I’ve started thinking about what I’m going to wear to my office holiday party. I will probably wear something I already own, but it’s always fun to look πŸ™‚Β  Whether your party is with friends, family, or coworkers, you’ll need something pretty to wear. Here are a few lovely dresses to give you ideas. It’s hard to go wrong with lace or sparkles!

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If you don’t have the budget for a new dress, try fun tights or a statement bracelet to update something you already have. It’ll feel brand new!
Do you have any holiday parties to attend? What are you planning to wear?

Return of the Pink Heels

Do you remember these fab pink heels I introduced in my first post? Now I’m showing you a second way to wear them! I opted for a silk blouse, cuffed jeans (so I don’t steal focus), and pops of pink and gold accessories.

I’ll bring these back for a third round in the near future, and I’ve promised to bring back the tartan blazer from this post too, so check back πŸ™‚

Blouse: J. Crew (other colors–on sale!) // Jeans: Paige Denim via Marshall’s. Similar here // Shoes: J. Crew (other colors). Similar here // Belt: J. Crew (old). Similar here and here // Necklace: Baublebar // Bracelets: 1, 2, 3, 4 (on sale!), 5 J. Crew (old). Not that similar but still cute!