12.13.2010

Busy Monday!

Today is a busy day! Today I will be guest blogging about thrifty holiday shindig attire @ No Biggie, and also @ Whatever Dee Dee Wants. Just for fun, my favorite holiday outfit pairings can be viewed on my Flickr account.

I'm just gonna branch out and say that this little number is my fav. 



Also, this week marks the beginning of something exciting! Have I ever told you how much I love wrapping gifts?? It's an obsession of mine. I love being creative with it, and I'm secretly kind of competitive about it. I try not to be, but on top of being the best gift giver, I strive to have the best wrapped gift at the gathering. (I feel like I'm revealing too much and making myself sound like the over zealous Target lady from the Target 2 day sale commercials.) Over the next week or so, I will be showcasing some DIY gift wrap inspiration. Hopefully not too late for some of you to gather inspiration. (If you're a certified procrastinator like me, this will give you plenty of time.) I have asked some of my talented friends to lend me a hand, and hope to introduce you to a variety of styles and ideas. Please stay tuned!

Here is some lovely inspiration to get you in the mood. (For gift wrapping of course.)

 via Anthropologie
  via Anthropologie

Also, do you notice anything different? My new CLEAN layout is thanks to my friend Mandi @ Thinking about Pretty. Pay her a visit! You won't regret it!

38 comments:

Jessie said...

I love love that outfit! So adorable!! ;) I love gift wrap also. I am not obsessed {yet}, but I think it could happen to me very easily. lol

Heather said...

That outfit is SOOO cute-I think it's safe to be your favorite :-) You would beat me any day in wrapping!!

Cat said...

Love the pink dress...it is my fav too :) Adore the wrapping inspiration too...super creative :) Best, Cat

A.Co said...

I la-la-looove you in pink and white. SO PRETTY, Sar!!!!

Oooh gift wrapping! AWesome, looking forward to it! (I'm suchhh a procrastinator).

LOVE the new layout!!!

A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

PS - What happened to all your snow?!

She Loves To Make said...

Oh I just love that outfit! I love that shade of pink.

Brooke said...

that is my favorite outfit everr!! sooo cute!

Anna Liesemeyer said...

I am kind of crazy about gift wrap and packaging. Its half the fun of the gift!!!
Great ideas!!

kami @ nobiggie.net said...

That outfit is darling! Thanks Sarah for being me guest today!

ps. Love your wrapping job...so fun!

rebecca @ older and wisor said...

Even if the gift itself might be disappointing, the wrapping makes up for it....is that totally shallow? Probably.

Although I can't say I'm competitive since I could care less about what other people do, I WILL admit to being a paper whore through and through. I can't escape the siren song of a great pattern or a perfectly shaped box. And don't even get me started on ribbon...

Hannah said...

I LOVE your site. I so wish I could find cute things at thrift shops. I have never really had much luck. Do you find that some thrift stores/locations are better than others? Which ones do you prefer?

iamwoman said...

Girl! Your new header/style is adorable;)

Loved your guest posts...

ashley said...

Those tights + that dress= awesome

ashley said...

Oh and P.S... i love the new blog makeover... it's very tidy and modern and easier to navigate. Good job :)

Marie said...

Hey I love the new layout! It looks great!

Amy N. said...

You are so cute!

I'm more of a slap on some wrapping paper and write the persons name in marker on the front kind of gal. I actually think for next year I'm going to sew some cloth bags we can use for "giftwrap". I love wrapped presents, but I am just so dang lazy.

Justine said...

I love your outfit and your new layout. Reminds me of Valentines Day.

Just Better Together is having 2 giveaways!

Pedaling said...

jumped over here from Kami's blog,
skimmed through your site and I've got to tell ya,
I LOVE IT HERE!

Elaine said...

Totally love your new blog layout!!!!!!!

Sarah said...

I love the new layout, could you please please help me learn all of these awesome tricks for blog format a) what template do you use b) How do you get such cute side bar buttons c) how do you make cue title buttons. Help me!!! Oh and you look awesome, not to be understated at all, you look HOT!

Dawn said...

Eeek!! I loove the new layout!!! So pretty and even though I only know "online you" it seems very you! Love it!!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

My first time from No Biggie - I love your blog. I'm going to look around . . .

H and E said...

Loving the outfit, it is perfection!

Tucker said...

you look super adorable, per usual!! something about pink makes you feel like such a girl, don't you think?

going to go check out your friends blog. love the new layout!

sisters4saymoreismore said...

super pretty! and i am loving your new blog look! its perfect!

~selina

gangsterpixiestyle said...

You look sweet!

I also love the wrappings! I always want my stuff to look beautiful.

I have this wrapping paper that is brown paper with little santa's on it I mail stuff out in. I love it!

Natalie | The Bobby Pin said...

Love the pink! It just isn't a holiday color that people talk about too often... but it is so wintery and fresh.

Noelle Chantal said...

Wow I love your outfit and I love love all the gift wraps!! The ribbons and the styles of wrapping you did are so beautiful!!! :)

thanks for sharing these!

kristine said...

What a perfect holiday outfit! So pretty and pink!

Kristine. Or Polly.

Bridget said...

love it all - the outfit, the new blog look, the wrapping!

Amanda said...

What a great idea for a feature week this time of year, Sarah! I seriously LOVE gift wrapping too. I think it's so funny how you say you're secretly kind of competive about it. Just like you I try not to be, but I am too. I thought I was probably the only one crazy enough to secrectly want my gift wrapping to be the BEST ever. Haha :) Can't wait to get some new ideas!

I've been checking in on your blog from time to time for a while, but just started "following" for real. Just wanted to let you know how much I love it! You're so creative! I love your RFF feature. I just started my own fashion blog and you're definitly one that has inspired me. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas!

xoxo
Amanda
www.once-upon-a-wardrobe.blogspot.com

Maggy said...

I LOOOOOOOOOOOVEEEEEEEEE YOUUUURRRR DREEEEESSSS!!!!!! have you check on Fleur Wood'???? she has a similar dress that "only "cost 700$ LOL but it is beautiful!!!

and now, I see u with this similar one, love it!!! looks gorgeous!!!
thanks for the flower giftwrap ideas!! that will come in handy :)

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Maggy said...

I forgot, great new profile pic ;)!!!!!

Bri said...

Love the outfit and especially love the new clean look!!

Savoir Affaire said...

Your outfit is the Perfect Winter White attire! What's not to love? And the wrapping? Very nice.

A La Mode et Plus! said...

I am in love with your outfit! That dress and tights are amaazing!

Katie said...

Your layout looks SO fresh and this dress? AMAZING!

Chandra said...

What a darling crisp, white outfit. You've inspired me!!!

Chandra
More Modern Modesty
http://www.momomod.com

Savannah said...

This is so beautiful! and even that feel like an understatement.

I'm going to be rockin' my ballerina-chic outfit for a post later this week, and I was worried about the white tights until I saw this!