THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR

December 1, 2014


Good morning, Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! As I have mentioned before, a few of my girlfriends are visiting me from Toronto this week. Unfortunately  we don't get to see each other as much as we like, so every time they're in town, we really try to make the best of our time together! This year, we were really hoping to spend Christmas together, but as luck would have it, last minute travels put a bit of a damper on our plans. After a fair amount of sulking, I realized that just because we won't be celebrating Christmas together, there is absolutely no reason why we couldn't have a fabulous Holiday party anyway! A party involving some serious gifting of course, because let's face it, Holiday parties without gifts are not really parties at all:) 








And so began the search for perfect presents:) Something special and meaningful, something I know my girls will absolutely love! Well, the answer was staring right back at me from my jewelry box. I mean, what girl doesn't love jewelry! And since my obsession with PANDORA is in full swing, I decided that braided leather bracelets and cute charms from the Holiday 2014 collection, would be just the perfect thing! 



Aside from shopping for gifts, one of the things I enjoy the most about Holiday season is wrapping presents! Call me crazy, but I always thought the packing is just as important as what's inside:) When it comes to Holiday wrapping, I start by thinking about colors and textures. Not a huge fan of the matchy-matchy look, I like it when the color scheme tells a cohesive story, yet each individual   present is wrapped in a different manner. This year, I chose a slightly rustic theme with just a touch of glamour. To achieve this look, I combined burlap ribbon, leaf garland and red jute cord with the most gorgeous cream and gold foil patterned paper. Finally, I added a few hang tags and paper snowflakes, secured by the cutest mini red clothespins. And voila! All done:) What do you guys think?








By the way, if you haven't already done so, don't forget to enter PANDORA International Giveaway, to win the beautiful bracelet and charms from Holiday 2014 collection I am wearing in this post! Simply, CLICK HERE to enter, or follow PANDORA on Instagram and leave a comment HERE so I may contact you if you win! 

P.S. For those of you who are just as obsessed with jewelry as I am, PANDORA came out with a really fun Christmas Facebook app that challenges your friends and loved ones to guess your PANDORA product wish list. So, CLICK HERE to check it out! 

PANDORA Holiday 2014 collection bangle, Sparkling Leaves earrings, Galaxy clear charm, Wishing Star charm, Starry Heart charm, sparkling braids ring, sparkling leaves ring, symbol of love ring & laurel leaves ring | PANDORA Essence collection bracelet, essence beaded bracelet & double strand bracelet, Creativity charm, Dignity charm, Intuition charm, Sensitivity charm | Milly NY floral lace Margaret dressJimmy Choo Anouk suede pumps 


Thank you for reading
& Keep On Smiling,
LOVE, 
Annabelle 

69 comments:

Live-Style20 said...

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Liz Lauren said...

beautiful gift wrapping

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Dressed with soul said...

I like it for sure! And also you adorable dress <3
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FASHION SNAG said...

Cute post!

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Alina Borak said...

Amazing dress ;)

Hay said...

I love Pandora !! :)
Really very nice outfit Annabelle !! :) You look beautiful
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shannette messam said...

Amazing post. Love the dress.
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Nico lowbudget-lowcost said...

What wonderful details!


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Anna said...

Such beautiful gift wrapping action going on here. Also, I'll be needing your dress! It would be perfect for the pre-Christmas celebrations.

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Natali said...

When there's will there's always a way! :) you look absolutely breathtaking and I wish that I would be this talented in packing the presents.

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Emma H said...

This looks like such a fun holiday party! Your dress is beautiful
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Laura Girard said...

Lovely pics !

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Karen Liesens said...

These pics are awesome!

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Alex Terner said...

great dear!

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TERESA A said...

Love the dress! Nice shots and bracelet!

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Irene Buffa said...

Wow! Amazing photos :)

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Awesome photos!!!!!!

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Wow your black lace dress is beyond amazing!

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Le blog de Noush said...

Your wrapping is so pretty !

Kathleen Harper said...

Beautiful! Love your style. And happy December :)
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Gabriela Miloda said...

Thank you! Love Pandora!

anoddgirl said...

your holiday party looks great!!
i hope you had a wonderful time with your friends
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Angie B. said...

You look so pretty... beautiful!!!
THANK YOU so much for the wonderful Inspiration!
Love your Blog:-)

Regards, Angie

Monika Basiaga said...

Fantastic photos :)
You look beautiful! Love your dress and heels :))

Elizabeth Hawn said...

great outfit! love the photos

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Valentina Batrac said...

Beautiful photos,hope you had fun with your friends ♥

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Diana said...

Lovely photos!

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Cyrena Monique said...

Perfect wrapping skills! So pretty! C x

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Laura Mitbrodt said...

I love your wrapping paper and your dress is so glam
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Aleksandra Ivanko-Deel said...

I love the wrapping. It looks so pretty.

Yoko Nguyen said...

I love your nails :)

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Camille said...

I'm in love with your nails
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Emma Walker said...

Love this!
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Bir Alışverişkoliğin İtirafları said...

Perfect wraps! Your gifts look as stylish as you. I really don't have any skills like tat but I would love to have. Happy December gorgeous!

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Pialunja said...

I love your rings!
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Dainté said...

wow ! Absolutly brethtaking photos :D love it so much !

eDina said...

aww, beautiful rings!

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Elle Cherryblossomstreet said...

You look gorgeous and the gift wrapping is so pretty!
xx Elle

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Polina Karpukhova said...

Wow, such a gorgeous wrapping. I will defiantly try it for my presents this year.

The Pandora Collection is amazing, love. love. love it.

I hope I can win it!

Happy Holidays! :)

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Avellia Anwar said...

pretty and gorgeous

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Kelly said...

That lace dress is absolutely stunning and I love all of the little details!

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Jill Owen said...

I'm so happy that lace is available in abundance this season, I love it always, and think it's classy enough to always be in style, but it comes and goes with the trends. Keep the lace alive! Gorgeous look.
Jill
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Melissa Tierney said...

You are totally festive! Love the black lace and your manicure!
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ShoesManiac said...

amazing post :) love your rings.

Oana said...

Gorgeous <3

Vanessa Mensah said...

absolutely stunning dress! love your pandora charms!

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Vanessa Mensah said...

absolutely stunning dress! love your pandora charms!

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Tijana J. Dominguez said...

Every single detail is just perfect!

Miriam Henderson said...

Beautiful photos! Love your perfectly packed gifts!
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Maria Fashion said...

Your dress is gorgeous



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Ailén Celada said...

Love the dress!!!

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Annlouise Lindberg said...

Your dress is stunning! Love it so much!

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Svetlana Prodanic said...

Amazing photos...love it all the details!

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Gorgeous!
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Holly said...

This is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

The pattern on the wrapping paper is amazing. Love your choices on combination of gold, white and red.
The black lace dress is gorgeous.
Wish you can show more photos of the dresses from different angles.

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Jackie said...

Whoa!, this is so pretty!

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Hello Shopping said...

Same here! ;) I looove packing xmas gifts as much as searching for them <3

xoxo from Germany,
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Vanessa Basanta said...

precioso vestido!!
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Love the lace dress!

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The Style Circus said...

Wow, your gift wrapping is so beautiful!! And the jewelry is mesmerizing!

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Emmaw127 said...

So festive, love the wrapping!

Alyssa Renee said...

Love the dress! =)

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Diva In Me said...

I think you did a great job in wrapping the gifts. Very pretty =)

emanuelle said...

Everything looks beautiful, bracelets PANDORA are amazing!!!

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