Stylish 2012 Flashback

 picture credit: Pinterest
Can you believe that today is the LAST day of 2012!? While 2011 was a huge year for me, 2012 has been a little slower but I feel just as blessed as I did last year! While no huge monumental events really happened like in 2011, some great things did happen and of course I have to share them with you again! Here are some of the stylish events that happened over the course of 2012.

1. The year started off with some tough issues, I lost my job and was struggling to find my place in this huge city we call LA.
 
2. Through the stress of not having a job, I was lucky enough to get to go on vacation with my family to Hawaii, and have some AMAZING bloggers guest blog for me while I was away!
 
3. I finally found a job and began working for a great company, LAmade!
 
4. After 10 months of living with my grandmother, I finally moved out and into my first LA apartment! This was a huge thing for me as I was going to be paying my own bills for the first time!
 
5. I am one lucky gal because this year my wonderful parents purchased a beach house here in SoCal and I get to see my parents often now because of it!
 
6. I turned 22 this year and was blessed with another year of happiness.
 
7. After wishing to visit NYC for my entire life, LAmade finally made my dream a reality as they sent to me NYC for the Lucky FABB Blogger Conference. This trip changed my life and I couldn't be more happy I got the opportunity to grow my contacts and blog.
 
8. Stylelista Confessions turned three this year and I did a photoshoot to celebrate how amazing these past three years have been! I am so blessed to have such an amazing following and readership.

9. I started doing more outfit posts this year, thanks to the support of my coworkers and I am definitely loving getting to share my closet with others!
 
10. I dressed up for Halloween this year as 80s Barbie and even won funniest costume at work!

11. I got to spend my first holiday at our beach house, Thanksgiving, with my entire family!

With endless posts about what I am lusting over, Pinterest inspiration, and sharing my life with everyone, 2012 has definitely been a stylish year and I am looking forward to making 2013 just as stylish. Thank you to every single person who has made my blog a success, I would be nowhere without you all! Cheers to 2012!
So until next time.... Live Stylishly

Stylish Outfit: A California Christmas Eve

 Sweater: Forever 21 // Pants: Joes Jeans // Shoes: LC Lauren Conrad // Purse: Louis Vuitton Monogram Vernis Alma (borrowed) // Necklace: Nordstrom // Bracelet: Nordstrom // Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs
You all know that I had been planning my Christmas Eve and Christmas Day outfits very early on in the holiday season, and of course I had to share them with you. It actually felt like Christmas this year since it was chilly but still the California sun shined down. It was nice to actually wear a thicker sweater on Christmas Eve and not be hot. I dressed more casual for Christmas Eve but still felt super put together and stylish! Thanks to my mom for snapping these pictures of me!
Have a stylish weekend!
So until next time... Live Stylishly

December Stylish Girl of the Month: Kate Middleton

Can you believe that it is almost the end of 2012!? I can't believe that I am about to pick my final Stylish Girl of the Month of 2012 and will begin my third year of SGOTM! Time really does fly by! After an amazing year of picks (see below), it is time to wrap up the year with yet another stylish girl, and while I feel like I have practically picked every girl in the public eye, I keep coming to more and more stylish girls each month so before I show my December pick here is a recap of past picks for 2012.
January: Kristin Cavallari
February: Amanda Seyfried
March: January Jones
April: Emily Blunt
May: Shailene Woodley
June: Ashley Benson
July: Ashley Greene
August: Kristen Bell
September: Joan Smalls
October: Jessica Biel
November: Kiera Knightley
December: ???
from left to right:
Kate clearly isn't showing her baby bump in this green Alexander McQueen gown.
Poised as always, Kate looks royal in this blue Stella McCartney dress.
Kate looks summertime fresh in this printed Jonathon Saunders dress.
I wish I could raid Kate's closet and borrow this Temperley London gown!
pictures credit: People Magazine

My December pick seemed easy after it came to me, the most stylish royal since Princess Diana, Kate Middleton, is my pick for December 2012 SGOTM! She just announced she is expecting her first child with Prince William so of course she has been front and center of every celeb gossip magazine and the world can't wait to see how stylish that royal baby will be once it is born. Magazines have claimed that 2012 was Kate's year and I couldn't agree more! See why above! Well there we have it, the end of my picks for 2012,  I can't wait for 2013 and more stylish girls!
So until next time... Live Stylishly

Stylish Christmas Recap

2012 christmas gifts

from left to right:
Canon Rebel T3i DSLR Camera
Chloe Perfume
Philosophy Cherry Bubble bath
Marc Jacobs Dot Perfume 
Gift Cards
I couldn't have asked for a more amazing Christmas! I was blessed to spend it with my amazing family and Santa brought me the most amazing gifts! I finally got my DSLR camera and you will DEFINITELY be seeing more outfit posts now on the blog in the new year! Hope everyone else had an amazing day as well! 
Happy Wednesday!
So until next time... Live Stylishly

A Stylish Christmas

picture credit: Pinterest
Wishing you and your family a VERY Merry Christmas! Can't believe the day is here, I feel blessed to see another year. Have a wonderful and stylish day everyone!
So until next time... Live Stylishly

A Stylish Christmas Eve Outfit

Stylish Christmas Eve

Pants: Topshop
Sweater: Topshop
Shoes: LC Lauren Conrad
Bracelet: C. Wonder
Watch: Michael Kors 
Earrings: Gorjana
I can't believe tomorrow is Christmas! I am so excited to be with my family celebrating my favorite holiday, being off work is a great thing too! I will be heading to my grandmother's later on today and then will attend church later on tonight and of course what I am wearing is a huge priority! On Friday I showed a stylish Christmas outfit, and today I am showing a stylish Christmas Eve outfit, since this side of my family is much more casual than the other. While its still laid back, its still stylish as ever! (its very similar to the outfit I will be wearing too!)
Hope everyone has a stylish Christmas Eve!
So until next time... Live Stylishly

A Stylish Christmas Outfit

Christmas Outfit

Dress (similar) // Shoes // Tights // Necklace // Bracelets // Clutch // Peacoat // Nail Polish 

Christmas time is the time of year that we all get dressed up and see all of our family and eat lots of yummy food.. at least that's how we celebrate in my house! What I am going to wear is equally as important to me so of course I need to map out the perfect outfit for BOTH Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, this year I have an idea of what I want to wear, but I am still on the hunt for the perfect outfits. I decided to create these outfits as perfect examples of stylish outfits for either day!
What are you wearing for the holidays?
So until next time... Live Stylishly

Stylish Holiday Sweets and Treats

 all pictures credit Pinterest
While I might not a baker at all, I still have a big sweet tooth, especially around the holidays! Going on Pinterest is dangerous for me because I literally want to go buy everything yummy I see. I decided to round up my 4 favorite holiday treats for you all. Enjoy!
So until next time.... Live Stylishly

Stylish Holiday Nails

all images credit Pinterest
As you already know I love painting my nails, but I especially love it during the holidays because I get to experiment with fun designs and of course use lots of sparkle. I was recently on Pinterest and noticed that there were TONS of pictures of nail designs that are holiday specific. I picked a few of my favorites and am definitely trying these this week!
Which design is your favorite?
So until next time... Live Stylishly

Stylelista's Christmas List

Stylelista's Christmas List
from left to right:
Canon Rebel T4i Camera
Chloe Perfume
Grace A Memoir Book
Bauble Bar Mini Monogram Necklace
Apple iPad Smart Case 
UGG Slippers
I can't believe that Christmas is one week from today! I am so excited I cant even explain it. I can't wait to be with family and celebrate my favorite holiday. Of course I am asking for just a few things from Santa, since I know I have worked extra hard to be extra good this year. If any of these gifts showed up under the tree Christmas morning I would the happiest girl alive. 
What are you asking for from Santa?
So until next time... Live Stylishly

Stylish Holiday Gift Guide: Daddy's Girl

dad gifts

1. Vince Camuto Watch
2. Toms Sunglasses
3. Perry Ellis Slippers
4. Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue Cologne 
5. Jack Spade iPhone 4 Case

I have the worst habit of waiting until the last minute to get my family gifts for Christmas and this past weekend I spent all weekend shopping and dealing with the crowds to find my family the perfect gifts. I finally was successful but realized I still need to get my dad one last gift. My dad is probably the hardest person to shop for, because what do you get the guy that has everything? Well I did some searching and found these great options that are perfect for the greatest guy in your life... Dad!
So until next time... Live Stylishly

Stylish Friday Happiness

all pictures credit:Pinterest
Friday, FINALLY! I can't wait for the weekend and the fact that its that much closer to Christmas. I was on Pinterest recently (what's new?) and found these pictures that just make me smile and happy that its the winter/holiday season! Have a stylish weekend!
So until next time... Live Stylishly

Stylish Winter White

Stylish Winter White
Sweater: Mango
Faux Fur Vest: Topshop
Pants: Mango
Boots: Kelly and Katie from DSW
Bangles: Dorothy Perkins

While I might be the ultimate rule follower, I have decided that sometimes breaking the rules is okay, like wearing white after Labor Day. Winter white is a hot trend this year and I am okay with breaking the fashion no-no if done correctly. I love my white pants and get sad when I have to put them away in September, but if I can wear my coveted white skinnies like this, I will definitely be a rule breaker! What is your opinion on white after Labor Day?
So until next time... Live Stylishly

Stylish Holiday Gift Guide: Mommy Dearest

Gifts for Mom

1. Philosophy Amazing Grace Gift Set
2. Amazon Kindle Cover
3. Lilly Pulitzer Urchin Bangle
4. Frye Riding Boots
5. Coach Classics City Bag
6. Moleskin Notebook

Since yesterday I shared my love for my mother on her birthday, I thought this week's gift guide had to be focused on mom's of course! I always have the problem of never knowing what to get my mom because she is oh so special to me and she basically never wants anything (she's so selfless) so I created some great gifts that any mom will sure to love with all of her heart! My mom is definitely fashionable so a lot of these items are fashion forward items that your mom will look stylish as ever in!
So until next time... Live Stylishly

A Stylish Happy Birthday to My Mom!

Today marks the day that the most amazing women I have ever known turns a milestone birthday. My mom turns the big 5-0 today and words cannot explain the love I have for her. She is the most amazing, strong willed, determined, hard working, and down right spectacular mom and human being I have ever met. She is the one person who no matter what will always have my back and support me through thick and thin, and never is afraid to tell me the truth and tells me the things others are too afraid to tell me. She has the biggest heart of anyone and I can say is my best friend in the entire world. She has raised my sister and I to be exactly like her and I wouldn't change that for anything. She doesn't look a day over 25 (literally) and today marks the day that we celebrate how amazing of a women she is and how she has blessed this earth for half a century. Happy Birthday Mommy! I love you more than life itself!
So until next time... Live Stylishly

Stylish December Weekend Recap

As the weeks get closer to Christmas my friends are slowly starting to disappear as they are all returning to their "homes" for the hoilidays. This past weekend I got to celebrate the holidays amongst some of my favorite people and got a taste of what its really like to have an amazing set of friends! I got to enjoy yummy drinks, like this one I found on Pinterest, laugh with everyone and have a yummy dinner of kale and pork tenderloin with my best friend. I would say this weekend was a stylish one as ever! Hope everyone had an equally as stylish weekend!
So until next time.... Live Stylishly

Stylishly Emerald

Stylishly Emerald

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Pantone announced its choice for color of the year for 2013 and the winner is.... EMERALD. I happen to love that color and couldn't be more excited! I of course had to compile a list of stylish emerald green items that are a must have for my wardrobe for the coming year! Who doesn't love a great jewel tone!?
Have a stylish weekend!
So until next time... Live Stylishly

Stylish Holiday Party Dresses

Holiday Dresses

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With all the holiday parties in full swing, having the perfect dress is a main priority on my mind at least and of course I am on the hunt for the perfect dress for not only holiday parties but also Christmas eve and Christmas day. I found these four great inexpensive options that are absolutely perfect for the holidays! 
So until next time... Live Stylishly

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