Saturday, December 7, 2019

Dresslily Holiday Dress Ideas

For today's post, I'm going to be sharing a few of my favorite items from Dresslily.
Any one of these would be a beautiful option if you're looking for a great Christmas dress. This is my Winter holiday wish list of sorts. I had a hard time narrowing things down to just these top five items.

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How stunning would this dress be for Christmas and Christmas family photos? It's absolutely beautiful, but not too over the top, in my opinion. It's made from velvet, which I adore for the cold weather. Velvet is definitely one of my favorite fabrics, and it's also a good option when shopping online. I've noticed that, with velvet, more so than with some other fabrics, you can usually tell in advance what you are actually going to get when you receive the item.

 If red is a little too "Mrs. Claus" for you, this also comes in four other color options that are all equally as beautiful .



This beautiful red dress is also a stunner, but with a little more simplicity than the previous one. I can see wearing this pretty much all year round. The design is in a retro style, but it's also something that I consider to be timeless and very flattering to wear for all the wonderful parties during the holiday season. There's just something so feminine and beautiful about the cut!





If you want to keep it even more simple and timeless, this is absolutely another fabulous option that could be worn for Christmas and New Year's Eve, and beyond; you just can't go wrong with a little black dress, but it has the extra detail of the metallic print and the lace, making this stunning. You could also wear something like a turtleneck underneath to stay extra warm and cozy. Wearing long sleeves underneath short sleeve dresses is not something that I have done often, but it's something of an interesting trend lately. I think it could be a really great option for staying warm in the cold.




This next dress is another one that I think could make such an adorable family photo for Christmas! The red velvet is just such a beautiful shade, that I would totally feel like Mrs. Claus while wearing this. It's also in velvet, which, as I said earlier, is such a great fabric. I don't know about you, but I like to dress like a female Santa at least once during the Season. And this would be the perfect option for doing that.






And for the dog lover out there, this dog dress is just too cute for the Christmas season! What really sold me on it is the beagle on the front of it. Beagles are one of my favorite breeds of dogs. They're just so beautiful and cute! Having this dress would be so much fun to wear, that I could totally picture rocking this Christmas morning, or any time during the month of December. Would you wear something like this, or do you prefer something simpler or more casual? Let me know in the comments below. And be sure to check out Dresslily, because they have so many other options besides these.  They have lots of casual and also classic items, in addition to what I have shared today. They're definitely worth checking out!

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Friday, December 6, 2019

A Christmas Carol (2019), Starring Kate Katzman

To help Libertad Green celebrate Blogcember 2019, I, William Mortensen Vaughan, the Webmaster of A U.S. Christmas Carol, and an avid collector of adaptations of Charles Dickens' novel, A Christmas Carol - I am going to be sharing reviews of various adaptations of Charles Dickens' classic, Christmas novel, A Christmas Carol.
A Christmas Carol (2019)

Although there were, as of 2016, at least four hundred audiovisual adaptations of A Christmas Carol, people continue to produce new adaptations of that novel every year.  Netflix intends to release an adaptation titled Humbug!, starring Ice Cube. Apple intends to release an adaptation, starring Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds. Disney intends to produce yet another musical adaptation, to be directed by Bill Condon, with music by Stephen Schwartz, for its new Disney+ service. The BBC is releasing a mini-series, starring Guy Pearce as Ebenezer Scrooge.

Additionally, I was delighted to discover this new adaptation, which I had not heard about, while perusing my Amazon Prime app, more than a week ago.

I immediately watched it from beginning to end.

It was scheduled for release on Cyber Monday, December 2, 2019, but was available at least a week before that, on Amazon Prime. It was produced by Armando Gutierrez, and directed by Steven Salgado. Kate Katzman stars as Ellen Scrooge.

Overall, I liked it, but it doesn't strike me as one I'm going to watch again and again, Christmas season after Christmas season, like Mr. Magoo's (1962), the Muppets' (1992), Rich Little's (1978), Blackadder's (1988), or Maxine's (2000).

It's not that old Ebenezer has already been replaced by modern Scrooges, such as Bill Murray in Scrooged (1988), or even attractive, young women, such as Susan Lucci in Ebbie (1995), Tori Spelling in A Carol Christmas (2003), Emmanuelle Vaugier in It's Christmas, Carol! (2012), Cicely Tyson in Ms. Scrooge (1997), and Vanessa Williams in A Diva's Christmas Carol (2000)...

Maybe it's the odd mix of Spanglish, although I read, write, speak, and love Spanish and music which is puro tejano todo mezclado! Seriously, the Marley in this adaptation is a handsome, young man (Rafael Gerardo Rey) whose first name is Marley, and the company is named Scrooge and Hernandez. Then there's the elderly Bob Cratchit, a grandfather named Roberto (Reinaldo Gonzales) who seems to live alone with his grandson, a football-loving version of Tiny Tim named Tim (Josh Riesenberg). This grandfather goes around mumbling in Spanish throughout the movie. Suggestion: Subtitles in Spanish, with English translations!

But it's not all Spanish. Fred is replaced by a younger sister named Jennifer (Eliana Ghen). Who's married to a man named Carlos (Chris Watson)... And Belle is replaced by a handsome, young man named Jack (Jordan Morello).

The thing I dislike the most about this adaptation are the physical assaults on Ellen Scrooge. Marley's ghost grabs her by the throat, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come looks like a cat burglar terrorist in black tights and goggles who also grabs her by the throat. Perhaps these scenes are why Amazon recommends it to people who are at least thirteen years old.

The thing I like the most about this adaptation is the introduction of the smart phone into the Victorian tale, which Ellen DOES set down, but always seems to keep close by, as does her brother-in-law, who uses it to take pictures of her reunion with his wife.

I imagine a lot of Christmas Carol collectors like me will keep this adaptation, like their smart phones, close by.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

SHEIN Party Dresses

On tonight's post I have three more beautiful party dresses for the holiday season. SHEIN really is a great place to look for Christmas and New Year's Eve outfits.

Coupon code : BF191493
Discount: Extra 15% off any purchase at SHEIN
Valid until: December 31st!

This pink ruched dress is so cute with the over-sized sleeves. This sleeves have elastic and them and the dress has a very long zipper that goes almost to the bottom in the back. The sheer fabric overlay is not stretchy but the lining is. I'm wearing a size extra large in this, so you definitely have to make sure you size up. It's a little bit large in the bust but overall the fit is pretty good. I think the shade of pink is just so pretty and you'll feel like a Barbie doll when wearing this!
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This red fringe dress is one of my favorite things that I have received in a long time. I cannot wait to wear this to dance!  Every movement just as so exaggerated with all the beautiful fringe! This really is a fabulous dress if you want to get attention and turn heads. I believe it comes in several other colors, but I went with red because that is also such a striking and beautiful color.

This dress has adjustable straps and also zips up the back. As with a lot of things like this have to be careful not to catch the fringe in the zipper in the back, so having someone assist you is helpful. The fabric doesn't really stretch but it has a slight give to it. I'm wearing a size medium and the fit is perfect on me. This dress would look beautiful for New Year's Eve and you'd be sure to stand out in a sea of black and silver.
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This yellow bandage dress is super fitted and really does do wonders for your figure. The fabric is a stretchy, bandage type.  The dress has a zipper up the back and the straps are adjustable as well. I love the shade of yellow for change, though I think this one also comes in several different colors. All of the gold detail in the dress makes this one unlike anything else I already had in my wardrobe. I think this style is also super flattering. And this would be another great option for New Years and an unexpected color, at that.

I am wearing a size medium in this dress.  The fit is very snug, but because of the thick fabric, it does not look unflattering.

The bust is padded, so keep that in mind if that is something you like or do not like. Personally, I'm glad that it has padding, it's comfortable and gave me an extra push up, but it is not removable.
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Monday, December 2, 2019

SHEIN Party Outfit Ideas

Did everyone get to do a little bit of a cyber Monday shopping? I did a lot of shopping last week so I did not partake this time around. If you're still in a shopping mood SHEIN is having some amazing deals, and for today's post I'm sharing a few party outfit ideas.

From 11/18 through 12/2, SHEIN is holding its annual Black Friday Sale!
Coupon code : BF191493
Discount: Extra 15% off any purchase at SHEIN
Valid until: December 31st!

The coral color of this wrap dress is beautiful I think it's specially perfect for spring and summer. This dress is an actual wrap dress, allowing you to adjust it to fit the way you want. It also has adjustable straps that crisscross across the back. I also like the asymmetrical hem, I've always been a fan of the asymmetrical hems and designs in clothing .
I'm wearing a size small in this dress and the fit is very good even without heels, it doesn't really touch the ground which is a definite plus. The fabric is very beautiful and has a slight shine to it.
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I'm a big fan of this red fringe top and skirt set.  I can't wait to do a Samba or salsa dance video while wearing this. As soon as I put it on I was like "I want to go to a salsa club right away and dance!"
Fringe is just so much fun, and makes you want to move! I'm wearing a size small and the fit is pretty much perfect on the top and bottom. They both have a slight give which allows for a good fit. The red is such a beautiful color but this also comes in a couple other colors if it's not your thing. Both the skirt and the top zip-up in the back.  
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This leopard dress from SHEIN is an interesting cut and design. For a long time I have been a fan of the high-low hem, which this dress has. It has a nice open back but long sleeves. The back has a closure at the neck, and it zips up the back in the skirt. I'm wearing a size medium in the fit is very good, other than that it's very long, which can be nice if you are going for that effect. I definitely needed to wear heels with this one.  For someone that's a little bit taller than I am this may work perfectly for you. I love the leopard print as we all know leopard is such a timeless print.
If you're looking for something other than sequins to wear this New Year's Eve this could be a great option. They could look just as great with stilettos as by high boots.
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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Lovelywholesale Print Dress

For tonight's post I am wearing this print dress by Lovelywholesale. In case you have not checked it out already, Lovelywholesale is having Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales where you can get great deals on dresses like, this and lots of other really cute items . Even at full price Lovelywholesale's prices are incredible. The dress I'm wearing in this post is only $11.49.

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I'm wearing this dress in a size small, and the fit is very good.  The fabric reminds me more of a wind breaker type of fabric, perhaps a lining fabric.  It does make a bit of sound when you walk. I think this dress would be particular great for perhaps a costume. I also think the pattern on this dress is very beautiful. The dress is in a wrap style in the front bust area and they're also has an elastic waistband . If the neckline is too open to suit you you could easily pen it together.

Lovelywholesale Print Dress

Lovelywholesale Print Dress

Lovelywholesale Print Dress

Lovelywholesale Print Dress
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Friday, November 29, 2019

SHEIN Sales and Fashion

Happy black Friday everyone. I hope everyone had the opportunity to have a nice Thanksgiving Day yesterday.
There's still time to check out she ends black Friday Their chains Black Friday sales and cyber Monday sales to find your own great deal.

From 11/18 through 12/2, SHEIN is holding its annual Black Friday Sale!
Coupon code : BF191493
Discount: Extra 15% off any purchase at SHEIN
Valid until: December 31st!

In today's post I'm going to be sharing photos of several really cool items from SHEIN. The first one is this toile print skirt. I have several items in the same print from SHEIN already, and I love it.

I'm wearing the skirt in a size extra small and it is a tiny bit snug in the waist, but hopefully I'm going to lose some weight soon. The skirt has a zipper and the waist band is not elastic, so there's no stretch, keep that in mind and pay close attention to the measurements. It still fits and works for me, though. The thing I love about this toile print is that it can be worn even into the cool weather season. I think it really lends itself to winter with the icy blue and white. The fabric of the skirt is satin-like with a slight sheen.
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I think it is so cool that this faux fur coat is in a plaid print, but it's also fur. I don't think I've ever seen anything in plaid and faux fur before. It is also some of the softest fabric.  This coat is warm and loose enough to wear a layer so underneath, but also not super heavy to carry over your arm which I like. This coat has pockets and is also fully lined. Because of the pastel colors I think this would be very pretty to wear into the spring season on cooler days. I'm wearing a size extra small, and the fit is very good, as you can probably tell from these photos.
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So here we have another toile print, this time it is a toile print dress.  The dress has a button closure at the back of the neck and long sleeves with interesting puff shoulder detail.  The fabric doesn't have any stretch and wearing a size small on the fit is very good for me.  This dress comes with a belt as well. It looks good with or without being belted,  and you can always change out the belt for one of your own. This fabric is a little more on the thin side than some of the other toile items that I have received from SHEIN, but even so, I think it still works to be worn in winter time, as you can see I just added some tights and a hat, You you'd also wear this over leggings and underneath a nice cardigan or coat. I'm looking forward to seeing how else I can style the dress for all the seasons of the year.
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Thursday, November 28, 2019

SHEIN Jackets and Black Friday Sale

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope you all had a great day to spend with family and friends or alone if that's what you like to do. Either way, I hope it was great! Vaughan and I had lunch together alone at home and then we went over and had dinner with my mom and dad.

 Be sure to check out she ends black Friday sale and check out my discount code below!

From 11/18 through 12/2, SHEIN is holding its annual Black Friday Sale!
Coupon code : BF191493
Discount: Extra 15% off any purchase at SHEIN
Valid until: December 31st!

This velvet jacket is one of the best quality and most well made items I believe I've ever received from SHEIN. I love the mauve color of the velvet. The jacket is so warm and cozy, I figured it would be as soon as I pulled it out of the box. The quality really is amazing!  I think this is the number one item that I would recommend from everything I have received this season. The jacket zips up and also has snaps to keep the air out and everything nice and warm. As you can see from the photos it zips up  high in the collar to keep your neck warm as well.  The jacket also has pockets. It's a longer jacket as well, making it more like a coat to keep your hips warm. This is something I look forward to getting lots of use out of for years to come.  The velvet is so soft and comfortable and the jacket is also fully lined. I'm wearing a size small in the fit is perfect for me. I'm just so happy about everything with this jacket!
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SHEIN Jackets and Black Friday Sale

SHEIN Jackets and Black Friday Sale

SHEIN Jackets and Black Friday Sale

SHEIN Jackets and Black Friday Sale

SHEIN Jackets and Black Friday Sale


This plush Teddy jacket from SHEIN is one of the softest things I think I've ever owned! The front patch pockets are nice and large and I like that they are leopard print because it adds a bit of fun to this jacket. I'm wearing a size small and it is a bit over-sized, making it very comfortable for lounging and wearing with a few layers underneath. This jacket has a high collar and zips up the front, it is unlined but the fabric is the same inside as it is out, which is very soft and snuggly. I love wearing things like this on casual days in the fall and winter. For this look I decided to just add a pair of black velvet jogging pants.
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SHEIN Jackets and Black Friday Sale

SHEIN Jackets and Black Friday Sale

SHEIN Jackets and Black Friday Sale

SHEIN Jackets and Black Friday Sale

This faux fur animal print jacket is one of the softest things I've ever felt. The shade of pink is very beautiful. If you like things in a wilder print I think this the perfect jacket.  It is fully lined with a beautiful pink, silky fabric. This little jacket hooks at the top of the neckline and it doesn't have any pockets. This jacket might not be as versatile as the one above but it is very cute and I'm sure you could get some use out of it, especially if you like wearing things like this to the club, or just wearing wilder things like this for every day, even. The color could definitely add some life to blah winter days!
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SHEIN Jackets and Black Friday Sale

SHEIN Jackets and Black Friday Sale

SHEIN Jackets and Black Friday Sale

SHEIN Jackets and Black Friday Sale
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