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Christmas Outfit

Christmas Outfit- Enchanting Elegance
Christmas Outfit- Enchanting Elegance
Christmas Outfit- Enchanting Elegance
Christmas Outfit- Enchanting Elegance
Christmas Outfit- Enchanting Elegance
Christmas Outfit- Enchanting Elegance
Christmas Outfit- Enchanting Elegance
Christmas Outfit- Enchanting Elegance
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Happy Wednesday, friends! So it is the eve of Christmas Eve and I am so happy to FINALLY be done gift shopping haha! I was out yesterday helping my brother finish up his gifts and him finally picking out a gift for himself. Let me tell you though, it was complete madness at the stores. The Christmas rush is on!

With all things Christmas on my mind, I chose this plaid dress with beading along the collar and pockets (I forgot to photograph them!) that instantly has me dreaming of cozy family gatherings, baking cookies, exchanging gifts, and signing carols. Plaid is such a classic print and one that feels so festive. What really got me though was the beautiful beading along the white collar. Pretty little details like that simply make me swoon.

I hope everyone is enjoying this festive week!

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xo, Amanda

Embriodered Dress + Camel Coat

Embriodered Dress- Enchanting Elegance
Embriodered Dress- Enchanting Elegance
Embriodered Dress- Enchanting Elegance
Embriodered Dress- Enchanting Elegance
Embriodered Dress- Enchanting Elegance
Embriodered Dress- Enchanting Elegance
Embriodered Dress- Enchanting Elegance
Embriodered Dress- Enchanting Elegance
Embriodered Dress- Enchanting Elegance

First off, Justin and I went to go see Star Wars: The Force Awakens last night for his birthday and let me just say WOW! It was amazing. I do not want to give anything away if you haven't seen it yet, but if you love Star Wars, especially A New Hope, then you will without a doubt love this movie. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time waiting to see what would happen next. Anyone else seen it yet? Let me know what you thought!

I'm a sucker for timeless pieces like this vintage inspired camel coat. It has such an elegant feel to it complete with gold hardware, a lapel neckline, and zippered pockets. Being stylish and comfortably warm is something I'm always on the lookout for when it comes to outerwear. Along the same lines, this embroidered dress has the most gorgeous print on it with striking colors that really pop. A nipped in waist and subtle flair of the skirt having me reminiscing of classic movies, but with an updated feel. I'm also jumping for joy that the dress has sleeves! I always get so excited about that haha.

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xo, Amanda

Shein Christmas Wishlist

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Happy Monday! It is officially the week of Christmas! On that note, where has December gone haha?! Above I have a roundup of some current favorites from Shein right now. The best thing? They're all under $50 and would make great gifts for loved ones or even yourself. I have the red long sleeve plaid dress and absolutely love it. In fact, it's what I'm wearing it (size small) for Christmas. It's nice and warm, has beautiful beading along the collar, and who doesn't love some plaid?!

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xo, Amanda

Greetabl

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Greetabl- Enchanting Elegance
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Greetabl- Enchanting Elegance
Greetabl- Enchanting Elegance
Greetabl- Enchanting Elegance

Today I want to share a neat way to give a gift this holiday season or anytime during the year. There's nothing like getting a nice surprise in the mail to boost your mood and brighten your day! Greetabl allows you to create and personalize a gift for that special someone in your life. Mine came with a lovely message, some of my favorite Instagram photos, and a sweet little bag of caramels. This is such a unique gift to give and one that can be enjoyed for years to come. Who doesn't love some cute Instagram photos?! Right now they have a limited edition "pucker up" bag as a "surprise" inside or some holiday inspired gifts of a Christmas candle, copper mug, or a handmade chocolate bark.

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xo, Amanda

Winterberry

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Winterberry- Enchanting Elegance
Winterberry- Enchanting Elegance
Winterberry- Enchanting Elegance
Winterberry- Enchanting Elegance
Winterberry- Enchanting Elegance
Winterberry- Enchanting Elegance
Winterberry- Enchanting Elegance
Winterberry- Enchanting Elegance
Winterberry- Enchanting Elegance

Happy Wednesday, friends! I've been on the lookout for some great holiday dresses that I can also wear throughout the rest of the winter season. I fell in love with this silky winterberry dress from Shop Golden Closet that feels amazing and hits right at the perfect length. I'm also loving the gold belt that comes with it! You can remove it and wear it with other pieces in your wardrobe, which is a complete win in my book! I wanted to pair the dress with metallic accessories including these rose gold heels and this gold crossbody bag. What I adore most about this dress is the beautiful color. It reminds me of berries you would find in the woods after a new fallen snow. Simply gorgeous. How cute is the heart cuff too?! A pretty way to say I love you with some sparkle.

I paired this oval garnet diamond necklace from Angara with the dress since the colors complemented one another nicely. It is a lovely delicate piece set in sterling silver that shines with a garnet pendant surrounded by tiny diamonds that give off a subtle sparkle. This would be a fabulous birthstone gift for any January babies or anyone who loves quality jewelry that you could wear everyday. I love the garnet stone for this time of the year. The deep red reminds me of berries! 

Use the code HOLIDAY20 with Shop Golden Closet to receive 20% off of your whole order. Offer is good until December 25th.

xo, Amanda

Stripes and Tulle

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Stripes and Tulle- Enchanting Elegance
Stripes and Tulle- Enchanting Elegance
Stripes and Tulle- Enchanting Elegance
Stripes and Tulle- Enchanting Elegance
Stripes and Tulle- Enchanting Elegance
Stripes and Tulle- Enchanting Elegance
Stripes and Tulle- Enchanting Elegance
Stripes and Tulle- Enchanting Elegance

Black, white, and red is such a classic color combo that I do not think I will ever tire of. It evokes fun and elegance all in one. I've been wanting a red coat for ages and fell in love with this bow one from the Lookbook Store (wearing a US 4) that has a detachable fur collar. You know I love anything with a bow on it! It also has pockets, which absolutely sold me. I've been obsessed with this striped sequin shirt too. See how I wore it last here. Add in a little bit of tulle to this look and you have one fabulous outfit! This black tulle skirt (wearing a US 2) adds some practical magic to any outfit you pair it with, plus I love the midi length and elastic waist. Talk about being comfy.

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xo, Amanda

Meow Is The Time

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Meow Is The Time- Enchanting Elegance  @acupofquotes
Meow Is The Time- Enchanting Elegance  @acupofquotes
Meow Is The Time- Enchanting Elegance  @acupofquotes
Meow Is The Time- Enchanting Elegance  @acupofquotes
Meow Is The Time- Enchanting Elegance  @acupofquotes

Happy Monday, all! This past weekend was a whirlwind of getting some Christmas shopping done, Christmas errands run, a work Christmas party, having family in, and Ava's baptism with a small party afterwards. It felt great to get so many items checked off of my list, be able to visit with loved ones, and to celebrate Ava's big day.

Now that all of the hustle and bustle is over I can get back to my normal routine, which includes a cup of hot chocolate in the morning during this time of the year. I literally crave it in the winter and especially during the holiday season. I like to wake up every morning, make myself a cup, and catch up on all of my social media. How adorable is this Meow Is The Time mug?! Perfect for anyone who adores of has a cuddly cat. Even Chelsea had to check out this cute little mug from A Cup of Quotes. It's hard not to think of the holidays right now. Even when I'm hanging around the house, I still get dressed up as if I'm going to a holiday event. One thing I love about this outfit is the simplicity of it, yet it looks completely put together and effortlessly chic! A simple black tank with an unexpected white blazer and some pops of red have a flawless and retro feel.

Use the code BLOGANDCOFFEE for free shipping on your order from A Cup of Quotes. They make great gifts for anyone on your list!

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xo, Amanda

Gift Guide For The Cozy Home

Gift Guide for the Cozy Home- Enchanting Elegance

I always want my home to feel warm and inviting, especially during this time of the year when friends and family are visiting for the holidays. I've always loved, and I think most of you will agree, a cozy environment to snuggle up in while still being decorated beautifully. Above is a collection of some great gift ideas to create such a space for your loved ones or even your own home. Enjoy your Thursday!

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xo, Amanda

White Holiday Dress

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White Holiday Dress- Enchanting Elegance
White Holiday Dress- Enchanting Elegance
White Holiday Dress- Enchanting Elegance
White Holiday Dress- Enchanting Elegance
White Holiday Dress- Enchanting Elegance

I hope everyone has a great time online shopping yesterday! Did anyone watch the 50th anniversary of A Charlie Brown Christmas last night? I watched it with my dad (Ava fell asleep) over at his house with some hot chocolate in hand. Tonight Rudolph is on CBS at 8pm if anyone is interested! I love watching the classic holiday television shows with my family. It's a little tradition we have.

One thing I dislike about the cold weather (among many) is not being able to wear a dress without freezing my little tush off! I adore dresses and how they are basically an outfit onto themselves. They're chic and feminine without trying too hard. I was pleasantly surprised when I saw this Shein white dress with long sleeves (win!) and a nice long maxi type style. Even the fabric is a heavy material, which is great for keeping me warm during this holiday season. A bright pop of red with some gold accents makes this a fab holiday party or date night look.

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xo, Amanda

Cyber Monday 2015

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Happy Cyber Monday! I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. If you were not celebrating Thanksgiving, then I hope you had an amazing weekend! My dad and I took Ava down to see the annual tree lighting in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. We lucked out with the weather. It was in the mid 60s during the day and low 50s at night. I could not have been happier about that haha! We enjoyed walking around town and stopping in the stores to browse about with our coffee and latte's in hand. We even got down to the beach to walk and search for some sea shells. The tree lighting was magical with the whole town decorated in twinkling lights while carolers sang the traditional Christmas tunes. I can't wait to share some pictures from it!

Now, onto the sales. I was able to grab some goodies from Black Friday and I am super excited to get a few gifts (and some treats for myself) during the biggest online shopping day of the year. I've listed a few items above that I've got my eye on, while also rounding up some great sales below. Happy shopping! I'd love to hear some of the items everyone snagged from Black Firday or are thinking of getting for Cyber Monday!

Ann Taylor // 50% off + Free Shipping with code EVERYTHING

Asos // 30% off with code BLESSED

Chicwish // 15-60 % offwith free ship plus an extra 10% over $80 (CM40) 15% OVER $150 (CM15) 20% OVER $250 (CM20)

Forever21 // 20% off over $21 with code EARLY20

J. Crew // 30-40% off with code HOLIDAY

J. Crew Factory // 50% off $50 or more with code SHOPGIFTS

Loft // 50% off + Free Ship with code CYBER50

Modcloth // 25% off with code FUNDAY

Nordstrom // 25 up to 40% off

Shein // 40% off order $59 or more with code CM40

Shopbop // 25% off with code GOBIG15

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xo, Amanda

Vellabox

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Vellabox- Enchanting Elegance
Vellabox- Enchanting Elegance
Vellabox- Enchanting Elegance
Vellabox- Enchanting Elegance
Vellabox- Enchanting Elegance

Let me start off by saying that my house smelled absolutely amazing when I was photographing these candles. Candles are always something I like to use when I want to unwind at night or to make my home feel inviting and cozy. I'm always going through tons of candles too since I burn them whenever I'm working, reading, taking a bath, or having company over. When I heard about Vallabox, I was intrigued by the fact you could subscribe or gift someone artisan candles and have them delivered to your doorstep each month. How fabulous that you would never run out of having a candle on hand whenever you need it!? Being able to gift a subscription is lovely as well, especially during this holiday season. A beautifully well made candle is something we would all love to have, but not necessarily buy for ourselves. Giving the gift of joy and warmth each month to a special someone is so heartwarming.

The idea for Vellabox came about when Adam, the owner and co-founder, saw that everyone loved getting his candles as gifts during the holidays or special events such as weddings and house warming parties. The candles could be enjoyed for long periods of time and bring happiness, light, and warmth into their surroundings. Being able to send someone this joy every month, with so little effort, led to the creation of Vellabox.

Vellabox is running a Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal beginning late Thursday night into Monday with the code GIVETHANKS15. This allows you to get $5 off your first subscription or gift subscription.

I'll be including Vellabox in my gift guides coming up as well. I'm in love with this company and their idea of providing light into our homes and hopefully, in turn, lighting up our lives. Stay tuned for some more Black Friday deals coming your way!

xo, Amanda

Gift Guide Under $50

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Happy Friday, friends! I've been searching out all kinds of gifts lately for the approaching holiday season. It will be here before you know it! Thanksgiving is less than one week away now, which means Black Friday is right around the corner! I've rounded up some great gifts for under $50 that would be great for your best friend, mom, sister, aunt, basically anyone who enjoys feeling fabulous!

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xo, Amanda

Holiday Gifts for Her

Gifts for Her

Happy Thursday! I hope everyone has been having a great week so far. Its been raining here quite a bit so I decided to stay inside and start gathering some holiday gift ideas together. Here is my first list of many to come! Β 

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xo, Amanda

Cozy Chic Holiday Outfit

Cozy Outfit- Enchanting Elegance

Hello darlings! Here is a little outfit inspiration for your Thursday. This would be a great cozy look to wear over the holiday season. The accessories would also make fabulous gifts for your family and friends or even yourself!

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xo, Amanda

Winter White

Creamy

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Ah winter white, one of my most favorite colors. I look forward to this time of year when I can pull out all of my winter white clothing. This beautiful shade has more of a creamy feel to it than stark white does. It seems lately that I've been pairing most of my outfits with red accessories, which since it's the Christmas season, seems quite appropriate. No other color gives that "pop" sensation like red does. Also, the LC Lauren Conrad sweater is so soft and comfortable you cannot help but feel cozy and warm in it.

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Lovely Lace

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Nothing says femininity like delicate lace. When I saw this dress during my visit to Valley Forge, I thought how much I liked the midi length and the long sleeves for the chilly winter weather. Add in the lace and floral pattern and you have one knock out of a dress. I wanted to stick with the green/teal color to create a monochromatic look and chose suede heels, a vintage beaded clutch, and replica emerald jewelry of Jackie Kennedy's. I tend to lean toward suede heels in the winter because of the heavier fabric and how it feels dressier. This teal dress from H&M is sold out in this color, but still available in a creamy nude. I also adore how little skin this dress shows, but still flatters my figure in its shift form.

Posh at the Party

Holiday Soiree

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This is one of my most favorite dresses that I own. You cannot get anymore 1950s looking than this. As soon as the holiday season comes around, I whip out this dress from Modcloth and start planning all of the parties I'll be wearing it too. The fit and flare style flatters all figures and the bright pop of red brightens the black and white satin and velvet of the dress. I wanted to wear my hair up to revel the beautiful deep V-shape in the back. A ballerina bun feels fun and elegant, but any up-do will look fantastic. This is the absolute perfect holiday dress for me and I feel at my most glamorous in it. It embodies everything I adore about a dress and with the red accents, it feels oh so very Christmas-y. This dress, which is sold out in the black and white, but is still available in Teal or a silver and black skirt, can be worn to any number of occasions from a formal holiday party, cocktails with friends, a holiday work party, or even an elegant date night out.

Holiday Glamour

Red and Gold

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There's something so festive and energizing about red during the winter and holiday season. It's one of my go to's when choosing an outfit, especially a party one. The eye-catching color and sparkly sequins are sure to get you noticed and stand out from the crowd. Of course, using a bright red lipstick felt appropriate. I read that heat signifying shades, like bright red, hot pink, orange, and yellow trigger energy levels. Wearing a lipstick, shirt, or dress in those shades during the winter keeps you feeling cheery and excited when feeling down from the dreary weather. I used gold as the neutral color, which pairs so well with red, in all of my accessories. A nice little vintage feather hat feels ever so classy without feeling too over the top.