Monday, December 3, 2012

All is Calm, All is...Black and Gold

This Week's Schedule of Posts
Monday - Fashion by Heather
Tueday - Food by Ann
Wednesday - Frugality by Sheila
Thursday - Furnishings by Ann
Friday - Fun by Heather

December 3, 2012

by Heather

I definitely have a favorite color scheme this season and it's black and gold.  My house is black and gold (with a few touches of silver) for the holiday, and most of my new clothing purchases are in the same color scheme.  I'd been looking for a black purse with gold hardware without much luck, and then I received an email from Michael Kors showing me the perfect leopard print small Hamilton purse with gold hardware and, even better, it was on sale!  Merry Christmas to me...

Michael Kors small Hamilton purse and gold watch; three gold bangles from Nordstroms; Chicos gold and clear stretch bracelet; Alexis Bittar gold earrings and two bangles 

Absolutely love my new purse, and it's just the right accessory to finish off several holiday outfits.  
Here's one of them:

Chicos gold sequined jacket and gold sequined scarf; White House Black Market wide-leg black slacks
Leopard heels from Target

 Are you finished yet with the holiday decorating? I'm done with the living room!  And some of the other rooms, too...but not the tree.  Maybe later tonight...after a glass or two of wine...
Anybody up for a trim-the-tree party?  

And the following is for my sister.  I told her that I had added gold glitter to the spines of some books and she wanted to see it. I found this idea in another blog (or Pinterest?) and would love to give credit 
but can't remember where I saw it.  Anyone else suffer from this problem?

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season!  Check in with Ann and Sheila this week, and I'll see you Friday when I talk about what I'm doing for "fun" these days.



  1. I love your purse and I love the gold and black theme! The gold on the books looks really great! Your Christmas deco is fabulous! I have two red balls like your big white ones. I should get some light up underneath them so they will glow too!

    1. Thanks, Liz. I just used a short strand of fairy lights for the smaller balls, and a little longer one for the biggest size.

  2. Your house is just gorgeous for Christmas! And your outfit too - I love all the sparkle touches. Thanks for sharing the beauty with Visible Monday. : >

    1. Thank you, Patti. I loved the dress you wore to your nephew's wedding -- simple elegance! You looked marvelous.

  3. Gorgeous! I love the way your outfit matches your decor. Perfect!

    1. Thank you, Juliann. I checked out your blog -- loved the outfit you put together. Great booties!

  4. Oh how fun, I love this idea with the glitter, the trees are so fun too. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

    1. I love your blog, Marty! Thanks for leaving a comment.

  5. AAAAHHHH - That's what it looks like! Cool!