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red coat.

jacket| j.crew (similarpants| j.crew top| loft purse| target (last seen here) heels| j.crew (more|cheaper|cheapest)

With winter feeling like it really is in full swing I am glad that I get to break this jacket out to make my day a little brighter.  I scooped this beauty up last May in Lynchburg at one of the famous J.Crew sample sales.  
I spent a whooping $40 on it and I think it is probably the best (and warmest!) $40 I have spent in my life.

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dotted chill.

sweatshirt| h&m(last worn herejeans|target heels|unionbay bag|marc by marc

This is a default outfit from earlier this fall.
Embroidered sweatshirt and printed pants = cool casual.

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The holiday's can be stressful. 

Well, holiday shopping can be stressful.
Finding the right gifts for your loved ones is what keeps are holiday headaches going strong.  With all of the options these days it is easy to feel overwhelmed. is an amazing website that offers a wide range of jewelry (it is actually the largest online largest online retailer of certified diamonds, engagement rings, and fine jewelry) which means any woman could spend hours daydreaming on the site & any man could run with terror with all the options.
Where to start?! Will she like it?! What to choose?!
With such a wide selection how can you even begin the perfect pieces for your style let alone a special someone?!

ENTER: & their amazing "Leave Nothing To Chance" fashion/persona quiz that solves the #firstworldproblems of above for us.
(example of a profile)

From simple sterling silver jewelry to stunning engagement rings, BlueNile has it all & for every price point you could think of.  Since BlueNile has launched this awesome app to help you with easing your holiday shopping stress, I am going to help you a little bit more by giving away 2 giftcards

How it works:
1. Sign into Facebook & take the quiz (for you OR a friend)
2. Automatically entered to win a three carat diamond tennis bracelet
3. Receive your persona & get suggestions of jewelry that would fit you (or your friends) personality type (see some of my suggestions below!)
4. Play again!

I am giving away 2 $50 gift cards.  
The contest will close next Friday December 19th at midnight & the winner will be announced on Friday

VA Darling readers receive 10% off their order when they take the quiz.
Pretty Awesome right? 
My quiz came out to be "Original Stunner", what is yours??

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(my picks are all under $120!)

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 blazer, shirt, boots| jcrew necklace| baublebar jeans|rich&skinny

When my sister and I rendezvoused at our parents house for Thanksgiving, I made sure she brought a few of my favorite pieces from her closet.  I am not the biggest fan of a lot of things she has hanging in her closet, but the few things I do like, I am obsessed with.
Example: the boots & the shirt. 
I love the jeweled standing collar on the top and the boots are so classic they go with absolutely everything.
Little does she know these items will be temporarily mine again at Christmas...
**check back tomorrow for a fun giveaway!**

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warmer lengths.

jacket| sheinside skirt&shirt| jcrew scarf| levi(old)

You didn't think I would put away this jacket so quickly did you?!
Though I've had this jacket for a few months now I am really starting to wear it out with these plunging temps.
When the temperatures really start plummeting I am thinking about just throwing on some long-johns/sweatpants/leggings underneath the skirt to keep warm.  
Anyway to stay warm and look cute I am totally into.

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I sported this outfit out the night before Thanksgiving and was the perfect kind of casual-cute to bar hop and run into old friends.  
You've seen me sport my more boxy faux leather jacket (herehere, and here) since starting this blog, but I am finally snagged a more form fitting one.  
I love the style of the jacket a little bit more than my older one and love the two colors represented in it.
The only drawbacks are the sizing of the jacket (I ordered my regular size and it is tiiight; apparently a common problem when ordering from this site so - BEWARE : size up!).
Though it is a bit on the tighter side I do like the fit.

Are you sporting faux(or real!) leather jackets this winter?

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birthday suit.

dress|robert rodriguez via rent the runway heels|zara earrings|baublebar

This was the awesome dress I rented from Rent The Runway for my joint birthday party a few weeks ago.  It was comfortable, fun, and showed just enough leg.  I paired it with a pair of funky heels that I had scored from the Zara summer sale a few months back (they were surprisingly comfy!)  Instead of grabbing a bold statement necklace, I opted for a statement earring that added a hidden punch to the dress whenever I pulled my hair back.  

Amazing dresses, tons of friends , too much dancing, fruity drinks, can it not be a birthday celebration every weekend?!

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