This is the time of year when there’s some reflective looking back as New Year’s Eve approaches. I definitely experienced a wave of that earlier this month as it’s the two year anniversary of losing one of my dearest friends. But every year I also feel this kind of giddy anticipation, something takes hold of me and I want to buy sparkly dresses, jet off someplace far away and live in the champagne party now.

We could talk about Spring 14’s subdued palette of black and white and neutrals, but I’m feeling more excited about new things like Natalie Alaverdian’s celebration of roosters for her line A.W.A.K.E. I can’t help but admire a little strut, especially when the coming spring’s fashion music is so toned down.

And then there was Libertine, magically thinking out loud for me with their “amulets protecting from negativity”.

I’m ready for a little fashion fun, how about you?

P.S. Make sure to swing by Magical Mined {our new decor blog} for a little Chair Shame.


Rebecca February 19, 2019 at 12:21

I forgot to add that I am very sorry to hear about your friend. I can imagine this is a hard time for you!

Alicia Mackin February 19, 2019 at 12:59

You are right Natalie Alaverdian’s rooster pants are great and wonderful way to do the black and white trend.

Kim Alston February 19, 2019 at 17:22

I love the one with the dots and stripes. So pretty. So sorry about your friend Mary Jo. I know it’s hard each year. Beautiful post doll.

Pamela RG February 19, 2019 at 17:35

These are very stylish dresses. Makes me want to buy one for this Holiday Festive season.

Manhattan Image and Style February 19, 2019 at 20:30

I love bold and statement prints like this and really admire the women that wears them! 🙂

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Rebecca February 20, 2019 at 06:08

Such fun pieces! I totally love that! The rooster pants are just outstanding!

Boye By Red February 20, 2019 at 07:13

That last dress is pure perfection.

We are all tired at the end of the year and if you have a sad anniversary coming up, then you probably need some quality rest.

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic February 20, 2019 at 11:22

Those pants are really cool!!!!!
I know what you mean. A family member of ours was just diagnosed with cancer. Life is really precious!!!!

Classiq February 21, 2019 at 00:54

This time of year is always both sad and happy for me. Yes, it’s that reflective mood, pondering the bad and good that has happened over the last year, remembering your loved ones who are no longer with you, but also feeling enthusiastic about the merry part of the holidays and getting together with your family.
PS: I won’t say no to having a little fun with fashion. 🙂

Alexa February 21, 2019 at 04:37

I am dying over those amazing trousers! So chic!

Zara February 21, 2019 at 21:26

Good day! 🙂 Sad to get to know about your lost friend.
Nice finds and I love your picks! I’ve wish-listed some of this and that, from both collections! 😉

Have a beautiful pre-Christmas time!

Sam February 22, 2019 at 00:11

I am completely enchanted by these amazing prints, so luxe and pretty!

Rowena @ rolala loves February 22, 2019 at 20:41

I think I need some of those negativity protecting amulets 🙂 Those Libertine prints and silhouettes are quite beautiful!

Marieken Hoefnagel February 22, 2019 at 21:59

Sorry to hear about your friend. I like the pretty patterns for this post, although I’m more of a basics kind of girl.

Couture Carrie February 23, 2019 at 01:43

Gorgeous collection!
Such pretty prints!

Cat Eyes & Skinny Jeans February 23, 2019 at 07:18

Having fun with fashion is always an essential during the holidays. Loving those trousers!!

Chic ‘n Cheap Living February 23, 2019 at 11:05

My heart goes out to you – it is always rough to handle the loss of a loved one.
But yes, we must go on and celebrate life as well and these prints are simply lovely! I love the roosters!

Lauren February 24, 2019 at 03:17

Beautiful post!

Natalia | Fashioned by Love February 24, 2019 at 10:03

I am always ready for a bit of fun and adore the powder pink dress very much. x

The Dainty Dolls House February 24, 2019 at 19:49

Ahhaa…those rooster trousers are marvellous. I adore adore these pieces at the bottom here, they are perfect!! I just love them so :)))) The colours are gorgeous!! I hope you have a stunning Monday

Mihaela Pojogu February 24, 2019 at 23:56

Great prints Mari, thank you for sharing, is so inspiring !

FASHION TALES February 25, 2019 at 11:08

HA, how interesting! I think I fell in love with those trousers! 🙂
Featured a few goodies in the post today. Happy Holidays!

Susannah February 25, 2019 at 22:48

Sorry for the loss of your friend. It sure can be a mixture of emotions at this time of year. I would love a pair of rooster pants like those. They really make me smile.

Diana Mieczan February 26, 2019 at 08:35

I am so sorry, sweetie! Btw: those rooster trousers are simply amazing. Oh boy, I love them! Happy morning, darling.

Blond Duck February 26, 2019 at 17:06

I’m so sorry. But those chicken pants should make you smile. They did me!

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