Sunday, December 8, 2013

Holiday Party + $140 Target Giveaway















Sweater: c/o SurfDome (check out the rest of the Only sweaters here) Dress: TJ Maxx (similar, similar save); Tights: Gap (similar)

On Friday, we woke up to very chilly temps and terrible wind chill and some pretty white flakes falling from the sky. From what I understand snow is a rarity in Portland and when it does fall, it goes away pretty quickly. It held true for Friday. By mid-day most of the snowfall (maybe an inch in the morning) had blown away with the 15 mile an hour winds and frigid temperatures in the teens. My walk home from work may have been the coldest I have ever been.

And then last night it hit the low teens here in the city and the wind had picked up yet again. Brr! However, it did make the holiday party that Jane and I threw here at my apartment festive! I didn't take a ton of photos because I was having a great time, but I thought I'd share the few that I did snap. I decorated the apartment in candy canes, festive holiday items, and red and white flower arrangements. It felt so cozy and warm inside with Ben and my friend Caitlin making gingerbread men in the warm kitchen. We had about 14 guests total and the apartment was very full with people drinking champagne and cranberry punch, red wine, spiked nog and eating an insane amount of delicious desserts. We have boxes of cookies still sitting around here. No idea how we're going to survive the season with these sitting around.

It was so nice to fill the house with friendly faces, new and old friends, and treats! A great first holiday season in Portland that was complete with hosting (my favorite thing ever). Today Caitlin and I went to a Stella and Dot jewelry brunch and I picked up some pretty pieces to add to my collection. I'll be sharing them here soon! 

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend and be sure to enter this amazing group giveaway below that I put together with these awesome ladies and sponsors! The giveaway will run through next week Sunday and you can win $140 to Target! 





23 comments

  1. Everything looks so pretty, I love snow!

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  2. It looks like a wonderful time. I love the pictures and this is a great giveaway. I love target.

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  3. Wow. Everything looks so welcoming. I love the puffer jacket with the natural scarf.

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  4. Gorgeous photos! Got me so pumped. I love your outfit too. Super warm yet so cute! xx

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  5. Such amazing photos!!
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  6. We had a blast Saturday, thanks again for the hospitality! Still too funny that we wore basically a variation of the same outfit :)

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  7. I love all these pictures - they perfectly capture the festive time of year.

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  8. Love the photo with the lights on the trees! So pretty!

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  9. Beautiful! love this outfit!

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  10. These pictures are absolutely gorgeous, I am so jealous it doesn't snow where I live!

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  11. These photos are so cute! Sometimes I wish I lived where it snowed!

    xo, Delightful Sunflower

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  12. such pretty photos!

    xo,
    Danielle
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  13. ooh what a lovely party - love your photos!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

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  14. Snow - I'm so jealous! Your apartment looks so cosy and Christmasy. x

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  15. That looks like such a fun holiday party! I'm already drinking egg nog here and there, it's so good!

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