Sweeter than Serenity: December 2014

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Sparkle Sparkle

Sparkle Sparkle

If you're still looking for that perfect NYE outfit, don't worry, there's still time to snag it! Plenty of boutiques are still carrying great sequin items, including dresses, leggings, tops, and even shorts! A few of my favorite items are this maxi dress and this maxi skirt from Hipsway, and this dress and this skirt from The Red Dress Boutique. If you're running out of luck in finding something with sequins, go for something bold, with golds, silvers, and blacks, and don't be afraid to wear some blingy jewelry!

I hope you have a wonderful New Year's Eve, and a very Happy New Year!! Don't forget to follow along on GFC and Bloglovin!

God Bless!

Monday, December 29, 2014

A New Year's Eve Collaboration

Today I wanted to introduce you to one of my favorite bloggers that I follow daily! Meet Kylie from Dress in Sparkles! She is working her way through nursing school and regularly updates her blog with beautiful outfits and great recipes! Today we are teaming up to show you how we would dress for New Year's!

Romper: Forever 21 // Booties: old from Chinese Laundry (This season's from Chinese Laundry)
// Bracelets: Groopdealz Alex and Ani

I love the excuse that New Year's Eve brings to wear sparkles galore. There are many great online deals where you can find the perfect outfit for New Year's Eve, including this skirt and shirt from J.Crew Factory, this dress and jumpsuit from Nordstrom, and this beret and shift dress from Forever 21.

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! I had a great time taking a little break from blogging to spend time with my family and Chris' family for the holidays. We have been truly blessed this year! Thank you all for being such wonderful readers! Don't forget to follow along on GFC and Bloglovin!

God Bless!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Evening Gowns with Aviva Dress

With homecoming, prom, and spring weddings just around the corner, plenty of dress shopping is coming up, but before you can shop for a dress, it is important to know what styles you'll love. Today I have teamed up with Aviva Dress to feature some of their looks that would be perfect for homecoming, prom, or your bridesmaids!

A-line Bateau Sleeveless Black Chiffon Beaded Modest Evening Dresses/Prom Dresses 2014 UK  #FJ588

One of my favorite looks for this spring is the more classic, elegant style. This black evening dress is stunning with the beaded details, and the chiffon skirt offers a girly flare. This dress is perfect for both homecoming and prom, or any formal occasion. 

Trumpet/Mermaid Strapless Sleeveless Floor-length Champagne Tulle Appliqued Classic Evening Dresses/Prom Dresses 2014 UK #FJ701

I also love a more fun dress, especially for prom. This long evening gown is so fun with the bead and lace detail! I especially love the mermaid shape to this dress, making it so fun and stunning with how it accentuates the figure. This dress can also be made with mint or blue details, making it a great dress for homecoming as well if you are trying to match your school colors.

A-line Bateau Sleeveless Floor-length Beaded Satin Gorgeous Evening Dresses/Prom Dresses 2014 UK #FJ376

The full ball gown will always be a beautiful, classic dress that will never go out of style! This floor-length evening gown is beautiful for prom! The beaded details adds such a beautiful touch of glamour. Add in some beaded heels and a few silver bangles, and you are sure to be set for prom!

2014 A-line Sweetheart Floor-length Chiffon Dark Green Hot Selling Elegant Bridesmaid Dresses Less Than 100 UK  #AUSA0252083

Shifting from prom and homecoming to weddings, this dress is one of my favorite bridesmaids dresses that I have ever seen. I think the deep green color is absolutely gorgeous, and this floor-length bridesmaid dress is sure to please everyone in your wedding party (especially the affordability!). My favorite part is the slight detail at the waist-line, making it simple yet glamorous at the same time. 

2014 A-line One Shoulder Knee-length Chiffon White Romantica Bridesmaid Dresses Less Than 100 UK #USALF249

For those warmer spring/summer weddings, short dresses are an absolute must, and Aviva Dress has great options! This short bridesmaid dress is the perfect combination dress. For those in the wedding party that love strapless, this dress will please them, and for those that feel the need for straps on their dress, this dress also gives one strap with the chiffon detail. The chiffon skirt makes this the perfect bridesmaid dress for a beautiful spring wedding!

Aviva Dress offers many more beautiful dresses as well. I remember just how important it was to me to find the perfect dress for prom, and Aviva Dress has so many stunning dresses that I would love to have had. The best part is that they have dresses for every price range. Most of their dresses are very affordable, and they ship very quickly! The best part about Aviva Dress is that they allow you to include your exact measurements in order to ensure the perfect fit every time! However, if you are in a hurry for your dress, you can choose from their dresses in stock that ship within 48 hours! My favorite in stock dress is this one because of the beautiful beaded details and the classic black chiffon skirt. 

Thanks so much for reading, and don't forget to follow along on GFC and Bloglovin!

God Bless!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Cozy

Sweater: Forever 21 // Pajama Pants: old (similar) // Slippers: BEARPAW Loki c/o

One of my favorite things about Christmas is wearing my pajamas and sipping hot chocolate all morning. This year I'm excited to add in my new slippers from BEARPAW that are perfect for that cozy Christmas morning! BEARPAW has several slippers to choose from, and you can check them all out here.

I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Thanks so much for bearing with me these past few months as some of my posts have been sporadic due to school! Don't forget to enter the $30 Simple Addiction Gift Card Giveaway! 

God Bless!

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Simple Addiction Christmas Giveaway


I am really excited to announce that I am partnering with Simple Addiction to bring you a Christmas giveaway! After buying gifts for so many people, now you have the opportunity to win a gift card and treat yourself! I am absolutely loving several items that Simple Addiction has available at the moment, including the popular Plaid Blanket Scarf! What items are your favorite?

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I also wanted to announce the winner of the $50 White Plum Gift Card Giveaway! Congratulations to Melissa Moore Vandenbossche on winning the gift card! Thank you all for entering, and I wish you the best of luck with the giveaway this week!

Have you check out my Instagram this week? I'm also part of a loop giveaway for $300 cash! Entry is easy, so don't forget to follow my Instagram Account and enter the giveaway!

Have a wonderful Monday! Don't forget to follow along on GFC and Bloglovin!

God Bless!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas with Tidebuy

Top: Tidebuy c/o // Vest: Groopdealz (no longer available) (same and affordable!) //
Jeans: American Eagle // Boots: Chinese Laundry // Bag: Tidebuy c/o

This shirt and bag from Tidebuy are absolutely perfect for Christmas. I love how festive the red is in the shirt, and this bag is the perfect size, and only $10! Both pieces are such a steal, and I highly recommend them for the holidays this year! I can't wait to style this shirt in so many ways!

Have you checked to see if you were the winner of the White Plum gift card Giveaway? You can check below in the rafflecopter! I hope you have a wonderful day, and don't forget to follow along on GFC and Bloglovin!

God Bless!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Tote it with Tidebuy

New Arrival Amazing Retro Stripes Tabs  Women's Tote Zipper Croco Tote Bag Classic Arrow Print Tote Bag with Three Bags Fascinating Snake Printed All-matched Retro Women Satchel New Korean Style Cross Body Bags Amazing Tassel Plaid Striped Chain Retro Women Tote Bag

Bag 1 // Bag 2 // Bag 3 // Bag 4 // Bag 5 // Bag 6

Recently I have discovered the leather bags for women that Tidebuy has to offer, and I absolutely love them! I recently got Bag 4 in black, and it definitely has become my new favorite purse! It is a great leather tote bag, and it holds all of the items that I wish to carry with me perfectly. I especially love the detachable strap, because I can carry it for a classier look, or I can put the strap on for a more comfortable look. 

Tidebuy also offers a selection of canvas tote bags, and they are gorgeous! I also love how affordable all of the handbags for women are from Tidebuy. They offer a great selection of both Tote Bags and Purses, and I listed some of my favorite leather bags that Tidebuy has to offer. Each and every one of them is so affordable, and a great Christmas gift for those bag lovers on your list! 

Have a wonderful week! Don't forget to follow along on GFC and Bloglovin!

God Bless!

This post was sponsored by Tidebuy. All opinions are my own. 

Friday, December 12, 2014

All About Comfort

As a group exercise instructor, you can imagine that after teaching hours of classes every week (along with doing my own workouts), that my feet can get pretty tired. One of my favorite shoes to pull on after a long workout in the winter is my BEARPAW boots! They are so comfortable, and quite honestly, they just make my feet happy after spending hours jumping around on them! 

If you have some workout goals that you are trying to reach, treat yourself along the way at each little milestone, and maybe get yourself some comfortable BEARPAW boots to pull on after those workouts (because of course that's a way better reward than food!).  

I hope you're having a wonderful day! Don't forget to follow along on GFC and Bloglovin!

God Bless!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Holiday Boot Guide

Holiday Boot Guide

One of my favorite things about the cold months is all the beautiful boots. I have always been a shoe girl (just ask my little sister who used to count how many pairs of shoes I owned), so it's no surprise that I just love boots! Today, I wanted to share a few of my favorite pairs this season.

The classic riding boot is always a must in the cold months, and go ahead and invest in a good pair, because you'll be able to wear them for years. Also, this winter, over the knee boots have really caught my eye, and I definitely have my eye on a pair of black over the knee boots! I think they look so stunning when paired with a dress or skirt.

Ankle boots are always great, and I love how you can find a pair to match just about anyone's taste (and stability in heels, or lack thereof!). Finally, one of my favorite pairs of boots that I got last month is the BEARPAW Kay Boot (the red one!). It is so comfortable and cute, and perfect for the snow! 

I hope you're having a wonderful Thursday! Don't forget to enter the $50 White Plum gift card giveaway, and remember that you can use the code SWEETERHOLIDAY30 for 30% off your entire order from White Plum until 12/15! 

Don't forget to follow along on GFC and Bloglovin!

God Bless!

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