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How To Keep Off Holiday Pounds

Tis the season to trim the tree, not yourself. But how do you keep off extra holiday pounds when plates of rich, creamy fudge, crumbly, buttery sugar cookies and savory, puff pastry hors d’oeuvres tempt you into trying one which sadly turns in to 5, 6, or 7?

You have worked hard all year to fit into those super hot skinny J Brand jeans, don’t ruin it just because it is the holidays. Remember everything in moderation, don’t deprive yourself but don’t over do it either.

I also heard two great tips on Good Morning America on how to avoid over eating at holiday parties. The first tip was to carry a clutch, you will have your clutch in one hand and a drink in the other, which leaves you no free hands to mindlessly grab hors d’oeuvres as they pass by. If you want to eat something you will have to set your clutch down and focus on what you are putting on your plate.

The other great idea is to wear something tight or fitted to the party so when you feel like you are over eating your outfit will be a subtle reminder that no you don’t actually need that fourth cookie. Keep these tips in mind and hopefully your New Year’s resolution can be something other than to lose weight, you might be able to finally tackle cleaning out your closet!

Cute Clutch Bags from www.shopbop.com.

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Holiday Chic Cheap

Just in time for the holidays Target has launched its Limited Edition line of holiday wear, perfect for getting you through the holidays looking great while leaving your pocketbook with plenty of cash to buy presents. Cute dresses, flirty tanks, elegant skirts, rich velvet jackets and pants and sparkly sweaters range from $16.99-$44.99. Available at your local Target and www.target.com.

A few of my faves:

A dressy take on a tee, perfect to wear to a holiday dinner paired with skinny jeans tucked in to knee high boots.

Channel flapper girl chic with this fringe dress perfect for a New Year’s Eve Celebration.

A silky and creamy confection of a tank top, layer a soft fuzzy cashmere sweater over the top and pair it with a black pencil skirt, black tights and sky high mary jane heels.

This bold graphic print top adds a pop to a dark velvet suit.

An elegant white shirt paired with an on trend vest and bootcut pants will make you the best dressed at a family holiday party.

This loose dress is perfect for a night out or holiday cocktail party, pair with tights and colored heels like red or purple or dress it down with knee high black suede boots.

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Fashionable Invite

I am totally obsessed with Sarah LeClere invitations and stationary. I have always had a bit of a thing for paper products, I look for any excuse to wander aimlessly through stationary stores buying products I so rarely use in this digital world, but I love the look and feel of stationary from old world elegance to punchy colorful whimsical.

It was on one of these trips (I had an excuse as I was planning a lingerie shower for a good friend of mine and needed cute invites) when I stumbled across Sarah LeClere invitations. Being fashion obsessed I instantly noticed an invitation in the shape of a dress on a european dress form. It was so elegant, modern and simply oozed of good taste, I was smitten. So I rushed home and googled Sarah LeClere and saw her full range of invitations each one more delightful than the next.

What makes her invitations so adorable is the fact that they are die-cut in the shape of the object, so they are more visually interesting than a square piece of paper and she tends to use very fashion forward items, such as shoes, dresses and handbags among many other items like a wedding cake, champagne bottle, baby carriage and an elephant, yes an elephant. So the next time you are in need of a great invitation or need an excuse to throw a great party check at Sarah LeClere invitations at www.sarahleclere.com or www.thesocialbutterfly.com.

I case you’re wondering I went with the red high heel shoe for my friend’s shower, it just looked like something she would own!


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