Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thankful

Many of you ladies had asked me what I wore in our family photo HERE with Old St. Nick and here it is. I kept everything nice and simple. This dress that I am wearing is from H&M and is actually the same cut as the mod dress that I wore HERE. Because it is black with a white collar contrast it looks more subtle than the houndstooth print.
It wasn't until recently that I love turquoise jewelry because I thought it was just too bright, but now it is my go-to choice to spice up any outfit, especially black and white. The great thing about it is that it can work with so many different outfits - it can be delicate and girly with long layered necklaces, or mixed with rhinestones to edge up an ensemble. Turquoise jewelry offers a tropical flavor that will add a fresh dimension to your wardrobe.
I want to dedicate this post to cocobloggers who has extended the Liebster Award to me. The origin of this award is obscure, but it's probably German and translates into "most favorite blog". This award is given to blogs that have less than 200 followers as a means of getting connected to other bloggers and their followers. This is the second time that I have received this award and although I now have more than 200 followers, I was still ecstatic to receive this. I am so amazed with the friendship that I've made and truly feel bless to be a part of this community. So, thank you cocobloggers for extending this award to me and to all of you ladies who take the time to visit my blog on a daily basis and leave such sweet and inspiring comments.
In addition Kat from katattack2000 also did an interview on me recently, please check it out HERE. Thank you Kat for asking me to take part in your Interview series, I thoroughly enjoyed answering all the questions!

[Outfit]
Dress :: H&M
Shoes :: Aldo
Tights :: DKNY via Macy's
 Necklace :: Swapped
Bracelet & Ring :: eBay
 Bag :: LV Artsy

Thanks for reading!

113 comments:

  1. Lovely dress and colourful accessories make a lovely difference. I think you can wear so many nice colours with an outfit like this one.
    Congratulations on your Award! Take care and enjoy the day!

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  2. Looking great!! Congrats on your award!!

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  3. congrats on your award!! i love the H&M dress :)

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  4. Hey !
    Those boots are fierce, love them :)

    xoxo

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  5. congrats for the Award. your look is great :)

    http://excurlythoughts.blogspot.com/

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  6. I love this outfit! Can't believe this dress is from H&M, they have some amazing pieces recently.

    -Ellie

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  7. Lovely outfits - hope you have a great New Years eve when you get to that :O)
    Axx

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  8. ...very beautiful dress...congratulations for your award!...
    :D...happy holidays...
    xoxo
    …All in Style…!

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  9. I like that dress! Looks very good on you, you look so elegant :)

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  10. Congrats again :) I seriously love your hair curled - its super pretty! xo

    http://www.theprettyfactor.blogspot.com

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  11. that's a really classic dress, so simple yet retro chic. Nice accessories too, and the furry boots completes the look. Happy weekend and a wonderful 2012~


    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  12. Congrats on the award!! And love this dress... it's simple but makes a statement which I love

    http://confessionsoftheglitterati.blogspot.com/

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  13. Lovely photos! You have a beautiful hair :)

    http://www.onlyshoppingblog.com/

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  14. Congrats on the awards! Hope you had a fabulous holiday with your family and a happy new year.

    Loving the dress with the cozy boots.

    Red Soles and Red Wine

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  15. Love the whole look!

    www.wayoutsidelookingin.blogspot.com

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  16. hello
    nice blog
    bag and boots .. you babe!
    Nicole

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  17. Such a pretty outfit, yay for Christmas :D I looove turquoise jewelry, it adds such a nice pop
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  18. Congrats on your award for the second time! The turquoise jewelry is great with the black and white!
    -Jenny

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  19. That's a really great dress - it photographs so boldly!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  20. Thank you for your comment.. I like these looks on men, too.. I would be happy, if you follow me on my blog buyumeyencocukk.blogspot.com .. Thank you..
    Have a happy new year :)

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  21. es muy lindo el vestido te vez preciosa..=) un abrazo y felices fiestas!! n_n

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  22. thanks for your comment love! i adore your dress here! following you now! would be a definite pleasure if you could follow mine as well <3333

    anurban-explorer.blogspot.com

    xoxojc

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  23. Thank you for stopping by from our blog and your lovely comment. Glad to discover your blog! Your outfit looks great. The boots are stylish, cozy and warm at the same time :)
    kisses by your newest follower

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  24. Your dress is gorgeous and your hair looks amazing:)
    ~Anne

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  25. Hi darling!
    Love these photos and your blog too! What about following us each others? I´ll be totally happy :)
    Simona
    www.life-is-a-change.blogspot.com

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  26. I love using colourful jewelry with my neutral outfits as well. It really brings a nice pop of colour! Congrats on the award, Thu :)

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  27. Hi Thu! I love that dress - wish I had bought it when I had the chance! It looks great on you!

    xoxo
    www.natashfatah.blogspot.com

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  28. lovely LV bag!!!grt post
    be sure to check out my new post :)
    XOXO

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  29. you look absolutely gorgeous! i am loving this dress- if h&m still sells it i MUST get there quickly!

    i love your blog! i just discovered it and i am now following! i hope you can follow mine, too! we are having a tory burch giveaway, i'd love if you would enter!

    xox,
    s
    http://sorelleinstyle.blogspot.com/2011/12/our-first-ever-tory-burch-giveaway.html

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  30. I love turquoise accessories too! Thanks for the blogmention and being a great interviewee :)

    katattack2000.wordpress.com

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  31. what a pretty outfit!! you look beautiful!

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  32. I love turquoise jewelry.. glad you've finally seen the light :)

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  33. love the dress shic look!

    xo Nav
    http://www.navlandstyle.blogspot.com/

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  34. I like this dress, its so chic. Congratulations on the award, well deserved! Great interview too!

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  35. Oh my goodness you have a beautiful blog! Very aesthetically pleasing :)

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  36. You are so gorgeous and I adore this outfit! Those boots are amazing, I want them! :) Also I'm envying your perfect and beautiful hair! Happy New Year!

    xx
    Rachel
    Ps. I'm following you here and on twitter!

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  37. I really love those boots!! Your whole outfit is nice, but the boots steal the show :)

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  38. Lookin' super cute! I love that pretty turquoise jewelry...it does have a way of spicing up an outfit! :D

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  39. you are always so gorgeous, love your hair + bag!

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  40. thank you so much for the dedication dear...it means a lot...as always your look is amazing!!!

    happy holidays from the
    cocobloggers

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  41. love your dress! :)

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  42. that dress looks real lovely on you. your hair looks really pretty too!

    :)
    Carrie
    http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

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  43. me encanta el vestido, estas guapisima...y el pelo lo tienes perfecto jeje!:D

    muchisimas gracias por pasar por mi blog y dejar huella!:D

    nos seguimos!:D

    un besote!

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  44. Love your boots! So cute with your dress.

    http://mui28.blogspot.com

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  45. beautiful dress! thanks so much for stopping by.
    very nice blog!
    xo
    MosaMuse

    MosaMuse.blogspot.com

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  46. such a cute outfit and i want your bag!

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  47. Thank you for your sweet comment on our site! Cute post. You have absolutely stunning hair and that shift dress is awesome!

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  48. You're so lovely and have such a great sense of style. And, thank you for commenting on my blog. :)

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  49. I love turquoise jewerly too!! Love yours!
    Happy holidays!!!
    Kisses!

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  50. looking ever so beautiful as always dear thu! happy new year.

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  51. WHat? You spent $300 in an hour at Gap? I assume this is for you, the kids, and the mister as well? I really didn't see anything I needed to have. It could also be that my closets are bursting at the seams and I really REALLY need to clear out my closets!

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  52. Both outfits are beautiful. I love your purse and boots as well.

    I enjoy reading your blog and thank you so much for reading mine as well.

    Many blessings in 2012.

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  53. I am loving your dress! I used to feel the same way about bright jewelry...but they do add quite the statement to black.

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  54. Hun, I love this look. The dress is so chic and the boots are super fun. :)

    Can you believe the year is coming to an end so soon?! I'm excited for 2012. Great things have yet to come. I just know it!!

    Hope you've been well. Muah.

    xx Love & Aloha

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  55. Gorgeous outfit!! I love turqouise jewellery, it's a wonderful colour and stone!! Gives a pop to your outfit, very lovely!! I hope you are well & have a great New Year to come, thanks for coming by my blog, I hope you will come again soon!! xx

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  56. Great photos. Here on http://www.patriciaiacob.com/2011/12/giveaway/ I have a present for you a Hermes Bracelet Collier de Chien.

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  57. i love your dress, it's so simple and pretty! and i think it's cool how you paired it with your boots! :D

    <3, Mimi
    http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

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  58. amazing look! i love the bag!!!!
    xxx
    naiad
    http://stateofgracebynaiad.blogspot.com/

    i hope you are having the most amazing holidays ever!!!!!

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  59. I love your dress, its simple but perfect, and so chic ;)
    XX

    www.stylebycelia.blogspot.com

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  60. You hair seems so healthy and shiny!! Xo

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  61. Lovely! Love your boots and accessories!

    Ash :o)
    ftashion

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  62. Simple is usually the best thing. I really love your boots!

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  63. You look very beautiful...love the dress. Tati.

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  64. Wowwwwww, beatiful, love your bag!!!
    Kiss

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  65. Love the combo of black and brown. Those boots are really stunners! Happy New Year.

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  66. i really like the Aldo boots and the cute curls in your hair.

    Happy New Year!

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  67. omg , you have such a nice boots <3
    happy new year

    xx

    elenaputri.blogspot.com

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  68. that's a really lovely dress!
    happy holidays!

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  69. you look stunning!

    thanks for your comment on my blog!Im following you, come follow me back if you want :)

    xx
    http://nm-clindoeil.blogspot.com/

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  70. Thanks for your lovely comment, wishing you a very happy new year. Love from London xo

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  71. How adorable is this outfit?? I'm so in love with the dress! The collar won me over. :)

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  72. You have to admit, there's nothing like a great piece of turquoise (or aquamarine) to spice up just about any ensemble . . .

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  73. oh my I love the boots! YOu looks adorable!

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  74. first time stopping in...great blog! You look lovely for the holidays...blk and white is always a fav for me! and pops of turquoise are always welcome.
    Definitely following along:) Be back soon.
    Happy New Year!
    C

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  75. Adorable! I love the dress.

    Happy new year!

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  76. Thank you so much for your visit :)

    Important post here


    http://follementefashion.blogspot.com/2011/12/tutte-le-unita-warning.html

    Hope you read it
    Thanks

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  77. Thu, I love your hair! It looks so soft. What shampoo do you use? And IM loving that LV bag =) hehe.

    Anyway, thank you for visiting my blog. I am now following you. I just posted a new DIY 2012 calendar if you want to check it out:

    http://coffeebreakcrn.blogspot.com/2011/12/diy-2012-calendar.html

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  78. Thu, can I have your bag =)? lol. People consider unfashionable to wear black and brown together. I have to disagree. You look fab!

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  79. Thanks for your sweet comment! Love your name! By the way your Louis is more than a fave it's an obsession! xo
    Happy New Years!
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  80. I want your louis!!!

    follow me too :)

    http://solipsismdreams.blogspot.com/
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  81. hi tututiny, very beautiful fashion.
    Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year..may all your good wishes come true..happy holidays

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  82. i love your dress its simple, cute, and it can be casual or formal. thats what is great.

    i do hope you and your family have a fantastic new year!

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  83. i really love your necklace and boots dear, they are so gorgeous :D and you look so stunning and beautiful :) happy new year to you ! xx

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  84. Hi Thu, Wishing you a fantastic New Years, may 2012 bring you lots of luck, love, success and happiness. May you continue to entertain us with your fabulous blog next year!
    Luv, Sam

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  85. Happy New Year. You look totally gorgeous. ♥

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  86. Hi dear :D Happy new year to you and your family and congratulation for the award! You deserve it :D I hope we can continue keeping in touch in the new year! :) Oh btw I love your dress and the whole outfit. That dress is something I would definitely wear myself :D

    x0x0

    lifelittlesurprises.blogspot.com

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  87. i love your shirt!!! ncie photos!!

    happy new year!

    =)

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  88. your hair is gorgeous! Happy new year :) x

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  89. Thu, I love black and white with turquoise too! I think I love turquoise too much, actually! hee hee hee. I also am loving your hair in this post! Sooo gorgeous!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  90. oh la la....I LOVE the colorblocking, and the fur trimmed boots...as well as the LV bag..AMAZING!!

    <3Amanda
    feast.fashion.faves
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  91. I love your LV bag! :)

    P.s. U are welcome to check out my fashion blog anytime! Thecabinetoffashion.blogspot.com

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  92. Love that dress! I'm a huge fan of mod pieces!

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  93. i love the post....and the bag to die for^^
    Mi_Mi
    x
    mi-miworld.blogspot.com/

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