Party Perfect Sangria!

Well, the holiday season is here and so is the time to feature my favorite party drink! I love a good red sangria, and my brother's girlfriend makes a GREAT one! It's "perfect" because you CAN'T mess it up. You CAN dress it up by adding oranges slices, limes, cranberries, and pomegranates to give it some visual flare! 
What you'll need:

- 1 large pitcher

- Red or white wine (or both!)

- Triple sec

- orange juice (cranberry and other juices work too!)

- club soda or ginger ale

- 1-2 T sugar (optional to taste)

- oranges, cranberries, pomegranates, limes 

Directions: Combine entire bottle of wine, 1/3 bottle of Triple Sec, 1/3 bottle of orange juice, juice of some of the fruit (optional) and sliced fruit. Stir and taste to desire sweet or tartness! Add soda just before serving and enjoy over ice!

*This recipe can be doubled, tripled, or whatever you would like, and substitutions always work! 

Cheers & Enjoy! 

 

 

Holiday Style Finds!

It's that time of year where the Christmas parties and holiday gatherings are in full swing! The beautiful part of living in New England, is being able to bundle up and accessorize with things like hats, scarves, patterned tights, and festive headbands. I thought I would highlight a few fashion pieces that are "must-haves" for this season! 
*Check out my "lookbook" at the bottom of the page!

1. "Cape" Dress

This is the dress trend that all of the celebrities are rocking right now. The look is so effortless and chic...and I think you can sexy it up with some a pair of high boots (like Dakota Fanning did here!) Also, shop Nasty Gal, for the affordable Catherine Cape ($88)

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2. "Big Comfy Sweater"

There's nothing like snuggling up next to a roaring fire in the most snuggly of sweaters. I have discovered the most perfect chunky cardigans that won't break the bank! The Wildflower Shop is great for holiday shopping and right now, everything is 20% off! My two favorite sweaters are: Haper Ribbed V Neck and the Kellinda Chunky Knit.

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3. Never Too Cold For a Jumpsuit!

I think jumpsuits are amazing - no matter the time of year! You can throw a blazer, cardigan, faux fur coat on and you're good to go! H&M has some great ones right now ... check them out!

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5. Accessorize!

American Eagle has super cute hats, scarves, and headbands right now for 40% off. Here are a few of my faves!

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My Holiday Lookbook!

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