Monday, January 3, 2011

New year, new direction

Hello everyone!  It's so good to be back!  I had a wonderful break but there is always something so comforting about getting back into a routine, isn't there?

I hope you all had a wonderful New Year!  We went to our friends' house and it was a small party of 6 adults and 3 adorable babies.  They all had their first new year together!  We had a very low key night which was just perfect and then on Saturday my in laws and sister in law came over to celebrate.  So here is my outfit for New Year's eve - again it was a quiet evening so I decided to keep it simple, but festive.  I really wanted to wear sequins but was worried the babies would want to munch on me! lol

I was THRILLED that this dress fits again - it's my basic LBD and I love it so!

Blazer - JCrew, Dress - Calvin Klein, Belt - so old I forgot, Tights - HUE, 
Shoes - Not Wanted, Necklace - gifted, Bracelets - Pandora and Judith Ripka

So since we are in a new year, I have been thinking about the direction I want to take my blog.  Since I left my job to stay home with the nut I have had the opportunity to explore hobbies of mine that had taken a back seat when I was working.  So in addition to outfit posts, I am going to be adding posts on my sewing and knitting projects, delicious meals I cook (at least I HOPE they taste good!), cute baby finds, home decor inspiration and, of course, I will be continuing my "Gal Friday" posts!  It's going to get crazy up in here!!  

Speaking of My Gal Friday, I am looking for some FABULOUS peeps to feature.  If you are new to my blog click HERE for more information, and if you are interested in being featured (which would make me SOO happy!), email me at!

Here's to a fun and fabulous 2011!!


  1. You look fabulous in this!! I love the tights!!

  2. You look great in this dress!!
    I look forward to seeing all your different hobbies finding their way onto your blog!

  3. Love it! Great dress! Yay, I'm excited to see more of what you do!!

    (I love my Gal Friday, I'm excited to be a part of it!)

  4. Congrats on getting back into your dress (which looks great, btw)! Good luck on achieving all your goals in 2011. I recently took up knitting and bought a sewing machine for Christmas, so I'll be looking forward to your tutorials.


  5. Happy new year. I love the tights with those shoes.. makes the outfit fun. And love that bling. :)
    Looking forward to seeing what you sew and cook. I'm into those things too but don't really put it on my blog.
    xo MODELmumma

  6. You look fabulous, Kel! I can't wait to see where your blog goes in 2011. I will be following along with the new additions. :)


  7. Very festive indeed. Love the color of the tights. Happy New Year!

  8. Fab dress doll...sounds like you have a great start to the new year....cant wait to see your new features:)

    Stop by and say Hello:)
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  9. I look forward to your new posts!

    I would love to be featured...

  10. Hey! You look great and I love the color of the tights. I also love the shoes! Are they tweed and leather? The whole look is great.

  11. I am liking the necklace I think most of all! Where did you get it. That is the type of jewerly i like that you can wear with almost anything!

  12. You look gorgeous in your LBD, and I love the pop of red tights! I can't wait to see the new things you bring to 2011! And I promise I'm going to submit my "Gal Friday" questions to you one of these days--sorry it's taken me so long!!

  13. You really do look fabulous in this dress :) Happy new year to you and yours~sounds like you had a wonderful weekend!

    Can't wait to see what you have in store for us!