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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

Stripes and Tulle

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
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

Sequin Pants

Sequin Pants- Enchanting Elegance
Sequin Pants- Enchanting Elegance
Sequin Pants- Enchanting Elegance
Sequin Pants- Enchanting Elegance
Sequin Pants- Enchanting Elegance
Sequin Pants- Enchanting Elegance
Sequin Pants- Enchanting Elegance
Sequin Pants- Enchanting Elegance

Happy Friday, friends! I cannot believe Christmas is only 14 days away now! I really need to finish up my gift shopping and get those goodies wrapped up. I'm especially excited since it's Ava's first Christmas. Also, this Sunday is her baptism day, so another reason to be celebrating this special time of the year. I've been getting everything prepared this week for her big day and needless to say, I feel a little worn out haha.

With Christmas and New Years only mere weeks away, my mind has been drifting to thoughts of holiday parties, celebrations, and all things glittery during this time of the year. These sequin pants (actual pants not leggings) are a festive alternative to a dress or skirt and pretty great at keeping you warm in the process! They have an inner lining so the sequins do not feel scratchy and uncomfortable. I opted for a softer look paring white, pink, and dove gray with the glistening gold. Another way to wear these would be with a black top and some black shoes with pops of red.

Anyone else have any special plans this weekend or going shopping for some lovely gifts? Let me know! Enjoy =)

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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

Cyber Monday 2015

Cyber Monday 2015- Enchanting Elegance

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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

Pink x Red

Pink x Red- Enchanting Elegance
Pink x Red- Enchanting Elegance
Pink x Red- Enchanting Elegance
Pink x Red- Enchanting Elegance
Pink x Red- Enchanting Elegance
Pink x Red- Enchanting Elegance
Pink x Red- Enchanting Elegance
Pink x Red- Enchanting Elegance

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I'm so excited that its the day before Thanksgiving and that its supposed to be warming up a bit in time for the holiday! These past few days have been seriously chilly. With the holiday season in full swing now, I'm already pulling out all of cold weather essentials and part outfit looks. I've been on the hunt for a pink coat and absolutely love this wool one. It has pockets and a snap button closure for when you need to bundle up. It's a steal at under $42! Whenever I think of winter or Christmas, the color red always comes to mind. Pairing this pleated red dress, which has a heavy fabric and is lined in silky polka dots, with the pink coat is eye catching and oh so feminine. It's a great party look to start the season off right!

Right now Shein is starting their Black Friday deals with the code COUNT40 for 40% off your order of over $59. Do not miss this! Ends 11/26.

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xo, Amanda

Vellabox

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

Sequin Jacket

Sequin Jacket-Enchanting Elegance
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Sequin Jacket-Enchanting Elegance
Sequin Jacket-Enchanting Elegance
Sequin Jacket-Enchanting Elegance
Sequin Jacket-Enchanting Elegance
Sequin Jacket-Enchanting Elegance
Sequin Jacket-Enchanting Elegance
Sequin Jacket-Enchanting Elegance
Sequin Jacket-Enchanting Elegance
Sequin Jacket-Enchanting Elegance
Sequin Jacket-Enchanting Elegance

Shein Sequin Jacket (wearing xsmall) c/o || Similar Black Sweater || Striped Turtleneck (wearing small) || Skinny Black Pants <-- fall and winter staple and so comfy || Karen Walker Sunnies via Shopditto c/o || Similar Heels || Similar Sequin Clutch and Here || Rox N Bunny Earrings c/o || Rox N Bunny Rings c/o ||

Happy Friday, friends! We finally made it to the weekend and I could not be any happier! Yesterday, literally everyone in my family got sick, even our cat Chelsea. Needless to say it was a  bit intense. Anyone else going to see Bond this weekend? Ive been counting down the days for this movie, and as long as I'm feeling well enough, I'm definitely going to see it!

Today Im sharing this chic layered look I wore for a day out with little Ava. If you've been following this blog for a while, you'll know I have an affinity for all things that sparkle, including this gorgeous sequin jacket (im wearing an xsmall.) I've become a bit obsessed with it and cannot wait to pair it with some holiday looks coming up. The holidays are all about some sparkle! The jacket is perfect for layering and adding some warmth, while also jazzing up any outfit you wear it with. Remember this turtleneck? I told you I've been wearing it non stop! 

I hope everyone enjoys their weekend! Stop by Shein to see some more great pieces at amazing prices! Shipping takes a little over two weeks so order now in time for the holiday season!

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Also, don't forget you can rent these Karen Walker Sunnies for just $24 a month, or any other high end sunnies, with ShopDitto. Use the code "EnchantingElegance" to receive your first month for free!

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.

Blushing Beauty

Oxford Cutie

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I was very excited to receive this pink sheath dress from Jennifer Lopez's collection at Kohls. The ever so subtle shimmer means its perfect for a night out or a festive holiday party. While red, green, gold, and silver are the popular colors for the season, why not stand out in a pretty feminine shade of pink? Amp up the cool girl vibe by swapping out pumps for some oxford flats. Your feet will thank you by the end of the evening. A mid sized clutch allows you to store all of your essentials while still being sleek and chic.

All That Glitters...

Is Gold

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All That Glitters Is Gold
All That Glitters Is Gold

There's nothing like a gold party dress during the holidays. Not only is this great for Christmas, but also for ringing in the New Year. I gravitate toward anything that glistens, shines and gives off the ever so subtle sparkle. To me, that sparkle means its a time to celebrate and party with friends and family. The gold sequins of this dress twinkle to give off the most festive feeling. With gold, I like to keep things either monochromatic or to inject some pops of color in, this time with red. The holiday season gives the perfect excuse to get all dolled up, especially with some sparkle!

Fancy FΓͺte

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.

Lady Like

Tulle

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Sigh, this is the skirt dreams are made of, well mine are at least. I have such a love for tulle skirts, especially ones that make me feel like a ballerina. While the skirt is very feminine, the other parts of the outfit are neutral, which balance each other out giving a nice lady like effect. I choose black as my neutral here and opted for a blush tone with the heels instead of black. It blends nicely with the skirt and also gives the illusion of longer legs. This is a perfect holiday outfit might I add. Glam, yet understated and completely lovely.

Put a Bow On It

Sequins

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Add a little extra charm to any ensemble by putting a bow on it. This pink LC sweater with a gold sequined bow on it looks feminine and feels soft and cozy. Just the perfect thing to cuddle up in on a chilly autumn day. Plus it adds just the right amount amount of cheeriness to any environment. The pink sequined flats and pink sequined purse tie right in to the happy relaxed feel of the outfit. Finally the blue midi skirt. I love pairing blue and pink and especially love the midi length for chillier days. During this time of year, when the outdoors start looking drab, I like to add anything fun or whimsical into my wardrobe. Bright colors especially help brighten the day during the "winter blues." Even though winter technically is not here yet, it sure feels and looks like it outside.

Black & White Plaid

Thanksgiving Look #3

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I have to say I am a little more than obsessed with this outfit. The pattern and textures are what get me. The bag and top both have a quilted texture and the fit and flare skirt has a plaid pattern, always in style and chic. The flippiness of the skirt feels fun and gives swishy movement every time you walk. To top off the look, a black riding cap. I'm such a fan of hats, I wish women and men alike would wear them more often. This ensemble looks fresh and yet has such a classic feel to it, which makes it perfect for my Thanksgiving look number three. This look has a minimal feel to it, but packs a big punch with its feminine details like the quilting and plaid. A fail safe with the black and white combo, this is sure to be a winning look during the holiday season.

Sweater Dress

Thanksgiving Look #2

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Another look I love for Thanksgiving is a sweater dress in colors that remind me of the season. This LC dress being a wine color with accessories of leopard print heels from Nine West, an oxblood colored satchel from Lulu's, and a bronze colored belt from New York and Company. All the colors have a warm and cozy feel to them which is perfect for a Thanksgiving get together. Is the weather a bit cooler where you live? Simply throw on a crop sweater on top of the dress to add the extra layer of warmth.