Hi friends. I figured since I was kind of lame-o this week we’d end with a few videos that have been cracking me up lately. Sorry that two of them are from Jimmy Fallon… he just makes me laugh so hard!

First one, this Lip Flip Interview with Jimmy Fallon and Ricky Gervais.

Anyone else obsessed with the Serial podcast? Season 1 is coming to a close and we’re all dying to know, who killed Hae Min Lee? Here we see Sarah Koenig flipping out over the pressure.

Okay, this is a two for one I guess because I couldn’t pick which to share! It’s the tight pants fight. Two things to note: Jennifer’s ability to keep a straight face and Will’s muffin top.

Third Thursday Threads

Hey ladies, sorry for just disappearing and not doing a theme this week. I unexpectedly resigned from my job on Monday (last day in January) and that’s just been consuming my mind. Don’t worry, it is a good thing just really scary. I’m going back to school in the Spring to get certified to teach secondary ed and my class schedule just didn’t jive with my work schedule. Anyway, enough about me. I’m so excited to be cohosting Third Thursday Threads this month with Bri!

The theme this month is your favorite outfit from 2014. Originally I sent her this outfit then I realized it’s the same outfit I linked up to her link up last month so I sent her a new one which I realize is actually my favorite outfit. I definitely wore this outfit multiple times since I acquired all the pieces and I wear black and white in some form every single week. So yeah, definitely this outfit. (from this post)

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I also feel that it really sums up my style: classic and fun. Do you think that sums me up?

While we’re talking about 2014 I can’t wait to see what 2015 brings. This was such an awesome year and I did so many new and fun things that I figure 2015 can only get better. I’m going back to school to start a career I’ve always wanted, I’m going on an amazing trip that comes with an even more amazing opportunity in January, and I am going to be part of a really cool business that should be ready to open it’s doors in February. And Ken promised my that next Christmas we can go somewhere warm like a cruise ;-)

What has been your style this year? Do you have a favorite outfit? Anything you’re excited about in 2015?

Let’s check out Bri’s favorite outfit from 2014 and don’t forget to link up!

In case you’re new here, here’s how this works:
1. Follow Work Clothes, I Suppose and justjacq
2. Link to a specific post, not your general blog URL, and please be wearing or talking about your favorite outfit of 2014.
3. Visit the other bloggers who have linked up!

Pink windownpane sweater and jeans

Well, friends, we’ve come to the end of the Holiday Party Outfits week. And just like my week of berry and navy and my week of gift ideas, I’ve loved having a themed week. What’s next for next week? I have one idea but no clue when I’ll have a chance to take photos! Ken and I are headed to Brooklyn this weekend to go to my brother and his girlfriend’s holiday party… but hey, at least I have 5 outfits to choose from!

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I went much much simpler and casual for this last look. And decided to pair it on Friday because, you know, casual Friday and all. I absolutely love this sweater. It reminds me of my Grandmom and I’ve been realizing more and more how much my style is like her’s. Which is cool because Francine was always a snappy dresser.

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I wanted to be sure to include an outfit that didn’t scream CHRISTMAS or HANUKKAH (not that any of my outfits screamed Hanukkah) and this sweater fit the bill perfectly. The sparkly pink is fun and adds a hint of celebration to the outfit. Jeans and flats keep the look simple. I paired it with a pearl necklace doubled but I’m not really loving it. I wanted that chunky pearl necklace look but girlfriend don’t got one of those! So I tried to make do with what I had.

If you want your casual sweater look to scream WINTER might I suggest this number. If pink isn’t your thing but you still want some sparkle, this navy blue (also in white) sweater might work for you. But if you want your sweater to invoke feelings of snowy nights and new year’s eve balls, then this is the one for you.

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To see a burgundy sweater and black skirt holiday outfit click here. And 6 ways to wear a colored skirt, including for holiday parties, can be found here! For a lovely green lace dress option, click here. A green sweater over a plaid shirt perfect for work can be found here.

I am pumped to be teaming up with 15 other bloggers to giveaway a Canon EOS Rebel T5 with two lenses. We decided to mix things up this holiday season. With so many other cash giveaways we decided to get a giveaway going that was a special gift just for one of you! Because we know the cash is going to all your other holiday gifts we decided to find a way to treat one of our lucky readers to a gift for themselves. And just in time for the holidays and the new year! You can check out all the ladies joining me on this giveaway by clicking on their image below.

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