Dec 29, 2010

If I could do just one near perfect thing I'd be happy.

Wow, what a fabulous day in Santa Barbara with my family. I guess this is now an after Christmas tradition. This year, Birdie is the new member in our family and we visited a beach that is quite dog friendly. Birdie went a little crazy having so much fun!
This is the coat Gabe surprised me with for Christmas. There was no way I could wait until New Years Eve to wear it! Forgetaboutit. These pictures don't depict it too wonderfully but, boy, do I love it! The sleeves are so swingy and ruffled I almost had a conniption fit the first time I tried it on. I would never spend that much on an item of clothing so it was really special that my guy wanted to buy it for me. :) I'll be wearing it for years to come. He also gave me these plush tights I'm wearing. They are SO soft inside I could wear them to bed. They are that comfy. I need them in every color but they're $35 each so maybe just one more pair. They are amazing, though, and highly recommended by yours truly. I had to exchange the original pair he got me because the hanger had snagged them inside. I had a feeling they would treat me like a criminal in the store and sure enough they treated us like we had come in, stolen them, ripped them without even taking them out of the package, and then came back to ask for a new pair. It's pretty disheartening that they assume us to be thieves or liars. BUT, they did exchange the tights so it's water under the bridge even though they made Gabe and I feel yucky inside. Anyway, the point is that they are ridiculously comfortable and warm.

(Coat- Christmas gift from Gabe-Ruffian for Anthropologie, Cat blouse- Zara, Cropped sweater- Vintage, Plush tights- American Apparel, Loafers- Farylrobyn via Gilt, Bag- Asos)

Fun Christmas gifts: Round 2.
A heart necklace gift from Gabe that is engraved with "potato chips" really small.
Best smelling candle of my life was another stockin' stuffa from Mom.
Have a Cherry Christmas Philosophy body wash. I get one of these most every Christmas and Birthday from my mom. Decadence!
Disneyland Pass! Yes!

So, I'm going to try to get a video together to post in the next couple of days! It should be fun! I also want to do a year recap like I've seen others do and really enjoyed reading. That is right up my alley!

Have a good one guys!


  1. first comment <3 <3

    you're so lucky to have a warm christmas.
    your hair looks lovely.
    you ARE lovely!

    Peace & love


  2. That is literally THE most perfect coat in the history of coats. I quite love the sleeves, and the way you can wear it as a cape as well. Red lips look quite perfect on you too. Love everything.

  3. <3 (except for the return/exchange story)

  4. Love the colors of the outfit. And the red lipstick with the red bag is perfect. Happy Holidays!!

  5. Sorry those AA ppl were mean =( I hate it when I get that treatment too! But you look so adorable I cant even stand it!

    <3 Sarah

  6. you've got great style!!.. i love how you put things together!! and i love your red asos bag ^_^

  7. That coat is gorgeous!

    And I'm jealous that you got an annual pass to Disneyland. I've never been to Disneyland or Disneyworld, but I'm hoping that changes in 2011.

    P.S. Ruby red lips look fantastic on you.

  8. your dog is so adorable.
    and you are too.
    did i tell you i love your new bag? the red is gorgeous.

    xx elanor

  9. I love your blouse, it's gorgeous! And what a cute dog too!


  10. YAY! what good gifts! I love the heart necklace :)

  11. aww such a sweet outfit!! i really love the coat he gave you! and all the layering is perfect. & just wanted to add, thank you for always inspiring this past year, and am looking forward to more fashion inspiration in 2011! i hope you have a happy new year!! :)

    <3, Kathleen.

  12. The tights store made you guys feel yucky inside, oh no!!! Haha. At least you got a new pair! Your outfit is so so cute. I honestly have to say I get really excited when I see you have a new post because I love ogling your outfits :)

  13. Hi Coury, Rebecca from New Zealand/London here. Spotted this in the Whistles sale and thought of Birdie:

  14. lovely as ALWAYS! EVERYTHING LOOKS SO CUTE! i ♥ your outfit, from your top down to your shoes!
    ♥ ♥ ♥


  15. Lovely :) And the necklace just really got my interest. It's so quirky! Can't wait for the year-end round up!

    sPam of frou-frou

  16. I've been after that cat blouse since forever. I must admit, you've worn it perfectly x

  17. Amazing outfit! I also have those warm tights that are fluffy inside. They're amazing, so warm out in the snow.

  18. What an incredibly adorable outfit! The coat is luscious and I want that cat print blouse:)


  19. oh what a lovely christmas present :)
    adoring the miu miu inspiration in this outfit, as well as that fantastic red bag
    Scrapbook de la Emma

  20. amazing pictures, you have a picture perfect life it seems!

  21. i had a similar thing happen to me over a pair of tights. I bought some nice ones for my best friend's wedding only to open the package and have them have a huge snag. When i took them back they just looked at me like I was lying... it did feel awful... but i got the new pair. I mean if you are spending that much money on a pair of tights you should make sure you get your money's worth. :D

  22. Kitty shirt!! ♥

    I get my Disney pass every year for my's the gift that just keeps giving!

    Happy New Year!

  23. Hi, I’ve just post on my blog an article with my favorite outfits for December, you’re in, if you don’t want I can deleted the picture and off course I’ve linked to your blog. Xoxo Leah.

  24. yay a new postttt!

    you're so beautiful beautiful beautiful :) And damn, I want a Disney pass too :D

  25. i'm so jealous of you cat blouse! its very pretty and suits you!
    your dog is adorable!

  26. You go for such amazing walks! The best photos :)
    It is really healthy to do that and I bet your puppy also finds it good!
    The necklace, on the bottom, one of your gifts, is really beautiful. Simple, elegant detail.

  27. You boyfriend looks so familiar - is he a musician or something? Hmm..

    Anyways, love the Zara top and your puppy is just too cute!
    Happy New Year :)


  28. Hello! I totally agree with the above comment except I'm going to be more specific. Is your boyfriend Gabe Combs from Plus One? I saw his face and was like...wait a second! Glad you had a great Christmas!

  29. Stunning photos as always! They look like they glow, do you use the diffuse glow filter on photoshop? Anyways, lovely outfit as well, I'm not looking forward to winter here this year, I find it much easier to dress the way I want when the weather is warm but you look stylish all the time!


  30. Why is your heart necklace engraved with "potato chips"?

  31. That coat is absolutely lovely! I really like the ruffles on the sleeves, so pretty!

  32. yay for santa barbara and dog friendly hendrys beach! looks like you went to our best coffee spot in town too (french press? is it sad i can tell from the cup?). hope you had fun.

  33. I like the change in lipstick! Red lips look as good on you as they do on Taylor Swift. I also love your hair up like this! It looks beautiful with your bangs.


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