Bloggers Who Budget: Holiday for Less


Blazer: ℅ Dress Up Boutique (LOVE) | Gold Skirt: ℅ Lulu's (LOVE this one + this one) | Blouse: Bradamant | Polka Dot Tights: Kate Spade | Heels: Zara (old) (LOVE + love| Bag: ℅ Ann Taylor 
Necklace: ℅ BaubleBar | Bracelets: Sarra CuffClara cuff ALL ℅ The Jeweler's WifeChelsea Charles, monogram bracelet | Watch: Michael Kors | Rings: Forternal, Gorjana | Lips:  Stila Color Balm Lipstick 'Isabella' + Mac 'Snob'

Did you know Christmas is in 9 days? That seems absolutely crazy to me. It feels just like yesterday that it was the beginning of Fall. ATM Holiday parties seem to be never ending for me + N (& they get to be rather expensive, especially if you feel the need to have a different outfit at each one). I tend to always grab the same ol' things to wear, so I decided to go a little bit out of my comfort zone & rock a gold glitter skirt, Kate Spade polka dot tights, black Dor'say heels, a cute blazer, & of course some sparkle! This outfit can easily be thrown together since most of us all have a cute black blouse, a black blazer + a black heel in our closet. To add the pop of gold + glitter to complete this Holiday look, was all under $60 (skirt $34 + Kate Spade polka dot tights $25). To get good wear out of the gold skirt at other Holiday parties you can add a red or green blouse & a plain black tight. Or you can pair it with an ugly Christmas sweater & you are set for your next Holiday party! If you are looking for more affordable Holiday Party ideas head over to one of the 7 bloggers listed below for more outfit inspiration! Enjoy your Monday! xo

 







#DSWShoeHookup Giveaway

Hey there all you party people! Get excited because today starts the beginning (here on Let It Be Beautiful) of an auhmazingggg giveaway with DSW! The #DSWShoeHookup was first mentioned last week & if you missed it, yesterday I did a review on the amazing boots I was gifted from DSW (which I have been wearing non-stop!). The riding boots are super comfy + not too snug, even with a pair of warm knee high socks. DSW also sent along the fun, Do You Speak Show Lover book

So today I get to let you in on all the details for the giveaway (yay!). DSW is giving 5 lucky readers the chance to win $50 + a copy of the Do You Speak Shoe Lover Book! The book is super cute & is a perfect gift for that shoe lover in your life. Scroll down for more details:



Jacket: Banana Republic | Plaid Buttonup: J. Crew Factory | Leggings: Lauren Conrad | Boots: ℅ DSW | Socks: Banana Republic | Bag: The Erin ℅ Fossil | Scarf: Madewell (love this oneuse code GOODCHEER for 30% off $125 | Necklace: J. Crew (love this one ALOT) | Watch: ℅ Fossil | Bracelets: Clara cuff ℅ The Jeweler's WifeMadewell Rings: Forternal, Madewell | Gorjana | Lips: ℅ Stila Stay All Day Lipuid Lipstick "Aria"



In order to enter you must be a member of the DSW rewards program (it's free!). This entry will be verified once the winner is chosen, so make sure you sign up! You can join HERE if you aren't a member & if you already are a member (lucky you!) just enter the email you  are signed up with in the rafflecopter form. The rewards program is pretty much amazing, since every time you shop you earn points which earn you free money to shop with (score!), plus free shipping & special offers.

Please use the rafflecopter below to enter! The contest ends Monday December 15th at 11:59 PM. Winners will be chosen & announced 12/16/2013. Good luck friends!

& if you don't win a pair of shoes from my giveaway there are still tons of chances for you to enter. Below are a list of all the other bloggers participating & the dates of their giveaway!

#DSWSHOEHOOKUP BLOGGERS

12.2.13 - 12.5.13 - Shoe Smitten
12.3.13 - 12.6.13 - My Fashion Juice | Belle de Couture | Gentri Lee
12.6.13 - 12.9.13 - Jadore-Fashion | Fashion Snag | Melanee Shale
12.7.13 - 12.10.13 - High Fashion 4 Less | Fashion Fling | Denim Debutante
12.9.13 - 12.12.13 - Kimmy Erin | Crystalin Marie | Sandy A La Mode
12.10.13 - 12.13.13 - My Own Blog Review | Around Lucia | Trend Hungry
12.11.13 - 12.14.13 - Stiletto Beats | VintageorTacky | Girl Avant Garde
12.12.13 - 12.15.13 - Behind the Seams | Fancy Things Blog | Dearest Lou
12.13.13 - 12.16.13 - The Fashion Poet | Let it Be Beautiful | Mae Badiyan
12.14.13 - 12.17.13 - Good, Bad, and Fab | Kel & Kate | The Frugalista
12.15.13 - 12.18.13 - Fashionably Broke | Little Miss Fearless | Modly Chic
12.18.13 - 12.21.13 - Fashionable Hostsess | District Sparkle | Crowley Party

Snow Day Style


Jacket: Banana Republic | Plaid Buttonup: J. Crew Factory | Leggings: Lauren Conrad | Boots: ℅ DSW | Socks: Banana Republic | Bag: The ErinFossil | Scarf: Madewell (love this one) use code GOODCHEER for 30% off $125 | Necklace: J. Crew (love this one ALOT) | Watch: ℅ Fossil | Bracelets: Clara cuff ℅ The Jeweler's Wife, Madewell Rings: Forternal, Madewell | Gorjana | Lips: ℅ Stila Stay All Day Lipuid Lipstick "Aria"

This past weekend/week DC was hit with a teeny tiny snow storm, meaning "Snow Day"! Even though we didn't get nearly the snow or bad weather the weather man was calling for, it was still such a pretty site to see + of course fun to play in. N + I decided to run some errands, so I pulled out my favorite new plaid button-up from J.Crew Factory, sparkle necklace, Erin handbag by Fossil + these Coconuts Britain Black DSW riding boots. The Erin handbag from Fossil is by far my new favorite accessory. It is the perfect color red & just right right size to carry my life in, ha! & These riding boots were perfect for a day out shopping + running errands. They are super comfy + not too snug, even with a pair of warm knee high socks.  Even though our snow has already melted, let's just say I am already looking forward to another snow day :)

& if you remember my post here, discussing the #DSWShoeHookup Giveaway - just a little reminder that starting tomorrow I am partnering up with DSW to give away 5 pairs of shoes + 5 copies of DSW Do You Speak Shoe Lover book! So be sure to stop back by tomorrow! & below you can find all the other 49 bloggers who are participating in the #DSWShoeHookup campaign! xoxo








#DSWSHOEHOOKUP BLOGGERS

12.2.13 - 12.5.13 - Shoe Smitten
12.3.13 - 12.6.13 - My Fashion Juice | Belle de Couture | Gentri Lee
12.4.13 - 12.7.13 - Alterations Needed | The Chic Street Much Love, illy
12.5.13 - 12.8.13 - Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Shoes | Pink Avenue | Coffee Beans and Bobby Pins
12.6.13 - 12.9.13 - Jadore-Fashion | Fashion Snag | Melanee Shale
12.7.13 - 12.10.13 - High Fashion 4 Less | Fashion Fling | Denim Debutante
12.8.13 - 12.11.13 - Jimmy Choos and Tennis Shoes | Oh So Glam | Corals + Cognacs
12.9.13 - 12.12.13 - Kimmy Erin | Crystalin Marie | Sandy A La Mode
12.10.13 - 12.13.13 - My Own Blog Review | Around Lucia | Trend Hungry
12.11.13 - 12.14.13 - Stiletto Beats | VintageorTacky | Girl Avant Garde
12.12.13 - 12.15.13 - Behind the Seams | Fancy Things Blog | Dearest Lou
12.13.13 - 12.16.13 - The Fashion Poet | Let it Be Beautiful | Mae Badiyan
12.14.13 - 12.17.13 - Good, Bad, and Fab | Kel & Kate | The Frugalista
12.15.13 - 12.18.13 - Fashionably Broke | Little Miss Fearless | Modly Chic
12.16.13 - 12.19.13 - The Fashionista Next Door | Studs and Sapphires | Britt + Whit
12.17.13 - 12.20.13 - Living in Color Print | Love Fashion, Love Life | A Mom in Red High Heels
12.18.13 - 12.21.13 - Fashionable Hostsess | District Sparkle | Crowley Party

Good Luck!! xoxo