Sunday, November 25, 2012

when a wise man's words ring oh so true.

 poncho: Belk / pants: borrowed from my sister / mint tank: Forever 21 / boots (last season): c/o Blowfish Shoes / necklace: c/o Maya Brenner / lipstick (moxie): c/o Radiant Cosmetics / nails (passion fruit): Orly

this is one of my most favorite times of the year - when the holiday season kicks off with a bang and it's all still fresh and exciting (stress? what stress?!). when you start watching Christmas movies and listen to Christmas music twenty-four seven. when it's just completely wrong not to top your coffee with whip cream and red and green sprinkles. when over-sized sweaters and leggings are essential so that you have that elasticity for those extra wonderfully, sinfully delicious amount of extra sugary calories. when you sneak around the house, dodging family members, pretending that the pouch under your shirt is the third slice of pumpkin pie you ate and not their Christmas present. when weekends are filled with holiday travels, musicals, and parties. when sitting in the living room with the only lights coming from the Christmas tree is totally blissful - and don't forget to squint your eyes nearly shut (not all the way) so that the stars come out to play. when the words of one wise man by the name of Andy Williams ring oh so true, it's (truly) the most wonderful time of the year! 

much love.
{happy monday, friend.}

p.s don't forget! it's the last day to take advantage of all of the amazing coupon codes in the Much Love, illy Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2012 Shopping Guide! click HERE or on the bright red boots on the top of the  left hand side of the screen. 

AND if you are Bara (#49), you just won the Dawnelle Sarlo giveaway! shoot me an email at muchloveilly at gmail dot com with your scarf of choice and your mailing address so we can get your prize to you ASAP! congrats to Bara and thank you, Dawnelle for a fabulous giveaway! 


  1. i love that shirt, i just got one that looks almost exactly like it!

  2. Cute outfit! Leggings and oversized sweaters are like the only thing I wear during this (amazing) time of year. <3

    *on the sentence about hiding presents under your shirt* haha! yes! I totally do that. ;D

  3. So pretty and stylish, lovely outfit and beautiful pics.

  4. agree-- it is the best time of year:)!! cute outfit, too!! love the lipstick color<3


  5. I just put up my wreath today!!!! I'm so excited!

    I'm loving this look on you, ps.

  6. Love your outfit! so cute! can't wait for it to look (and quite frankly weather-wise, feel like) Christmas :)

  7. Hi, I just discovered your blog and loved your description of the Christmas season! I'm so excited to start buying my family and friends presents, plus watching Christmas movies! xx Skirt Bouquet

  8. Hi Illy! Such a fab style post - the first thing that caught my eye was that nail polish!! I love it - will definitely need to try that color! I just discovered your blog and am now following on GFC - I very much look forward to reading more!

    Lauren x

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