I Feel Pretty | Refreshed

First off, thank you all SO MUCH for allowing me to take a couple of weeks away from the blogging world.  It was so good for my soul.  I got to spend lots of quality time with my family – watching movies, playing card games, taking the girls to get our nails done.  Hubby and I reconnected by going out on a real date night and getting a massage together.  I also tackled some long overdue home projects, like cleaning out the fridge and organizing our pantry.  It’s not Pinterest worthy, but it’s a heckuva lot better!  I even found time to take an online business course, read a book and set some 2014 goals for myself and GYPO.  It was definitely a much needed, productive and very refreshing break.

Thanks for coming back this week for the I Feel Pretty link up.  In case you missed yesterday’s post, I’m now one of the co-hosts of the new Beauty Buzz link up every Tuesday along with Lulu of Simply Lulu Style, Nicole of MomTrends, and Janise of Mama in Heels.  Each week, we’ll be taking turns hosting the link up and sharing beauty news you can use.  You’re invited to link up your beauty posts and join in the fun.  Check out yesterday’s link up HERE.

I also took advantage during my break to spend as much time in leggings as possible.  Real pants not required!  Here’s one of my warm and comfy looks featuring my favorite faux leather leggings.

Tribal Scarf Leather Leggings Full

Tribal Scarf Cobalt Sweater

Tribal Scarf Cobalt Sweater Close

Leather Leggings Outfit

Tribal Scarf Leather Leggings Full[Coat:  Similar/Sweater:  Mossimo/Scarf:  Michael Stars (Similar)/Leggings:  Mimi Chica/Boots:  Frye/Watch:  Fossil]

My plum double breasted wool coat has been one of my closet staples for the past few winters.  The color works amazingly well with just about everything.  The one I have is no longer available but here’s a similar one on sale now for 33% off.

[Double Breasted Lambswool Coat]

These faux leather leggings are also available for a steal.  They add a fun edge to your leggings outfits.  Pair them up with long chunky knit sweaters for a more subdued look.

[Mimi Chica – Faux Leather Leggings]


Have you entered my New Year Giveaway yet?  You could win a prize package worth almost $500.  Click the image below to enter.

Bling, Ring and Sing Graphic


It’s the day of the week at GYPO where we celebrate what makes us feel pretty. Whether it’s a new outfit, hairstyle, or makeup, the I Feel Pretty link up is about anything and everything that makes your life prettier. Even if you’re not a blogger, you can still play along. Just tell us what made you feel pretty this week in the comments!

Interested in co-hosting the I Feel Pretty Link up?  E-mail me HERE for more information!

I Feel Pretty
There are just a few simple rules:

1. Follow GYPO. (Facebook, Twitter, Bloglovin‘)

2. Link up your pretty post.

3. Link back to my blog (using the button above or your own link).

4. Visit other pretty peeps.

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Getting my pretty on with What I Wore to Work, Monday Mingle, Shanna, Style Sessions, Trend Spin Fashion Friday, Fashion Informant, What I’m Loving Fridays, Friday’s Fab Favorites and The Pleated Poppy.




  1. Rachelle

    Happy you enjoyed your break, I decide at the last minute to slow down and it was so rewarding. Welcome back 🙂

  2. Shay Shull

    So glad you enjoyed your little blogging break! And these leggings…super cool. I love how you styled them with that cobalt blue! Fabulous lady!

  3. Susan Jeffries

    I am happy that you got some time off with your family! Well deserved and necessary! I love this coat! I am doing a closet remix this month, so I am making lists of all the things I want to buy when it is over(: I linked up today with some fabulous and warm scarves(: Susan

  4. Angie

    I agree good for you for taking a break, vacations are important for rejuvenating our mind, body and souls, and not just physical vacations. Great coat and leggings!

  5. April

    Glad to hear you had a good break!! And congrats on the new beauty project! I write a beauty post on Tuesdays for Sassy Moms in the City…we linked up!

  6. Style Journey

    These faux leather leggings are awesome! You totally made them look wearable for us normal people. I always associate them with celebs and night out looks (which don’t happen often), but you totally rocked it for everyday!

  7. sarah tucker

    I think I really want those leggings….I am going to think about it and hopefully convince myself to get them. My resolution has turned me into being so picky about what I spend money on!! But I have been on the lookout for some leggings like that! Glad you’re back and refreshed!

  8. Sofia

    Beautiful look on you. This color looks beautiful on you.



  9. Lauren

    LOVE those faux leather leggings on you! I lived in leggings over my break as well!

  10. Niki

    I love everything about this outfit! I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday season! Happy New Year!

  11. Suzanne

    So glad you enjoyed your holidays.

    I’m excited to see some of your home renos. That’ll be different.

    This coat is a true classic.

    Happy New Year!


  12. Abby

    You look lovely! That coat is just so classic! Did you get your scarf in a Pop Sugar box? I’m pretty sure I have the same one and I LOVE it!

    xo Always, Abby

  13. Morgan

    Your break sounds wonderful! So happy for you! Love this look.

  14. Ashley

    Yay for breaks. 🙂 Glad you had a happy holiday season with the fam. The faux leather leggings are killer on you, doll. Thanks for letting me link up!


  15. Kristin

    Welcome back mama! I unplugged too for a week over Christmas and it was amazing! You look lovely and refreshed indeed!

  16. Antionette Blake

    Welcome back, sounds like you had a well deserved wonderful vacation. I too like wearing leggings/jeggings with long tunics as opposed to pants as evidenced in my post today. Again, welcome back and Happy New Year!

  17. Callie

    Cobalt and black is one of my favorite color combos. 🙂 You look super gorgeous and stylish. 🙂 Glad you had a nice holiday!

  18. Annette

    I can understand so well that you love your leather leggings, Alison – I love mine too! And you look fabulous in them! They look great tucked in!

    Annette | Lady of Style
    100$ adea Everyday Luxury Giveaway

  19. Laura

    Those leather leggings with cognac boots is such a great combo! Love your coat. It is gorgeous!

  20. Mo

    Sometimes a little break is all we need. Glad you were able to enjoy yours. 🙂 Loving the scarf!

  21. Cous Cous and Cork Wedges

    I’m so glad you enjoyed your break Alison! Its a must for every busy Mama! You look fabulous in those leggings! Thanks for the linky! <3 Ax

  22. ADA

    I am glad you came back refreshed. You look great in a bun. I too am doing Cognac Boots with leggings, a coat and a cozy scarf, like you. =) Take a peek. =)

    My pleasure linking up for the first time this year.

  23. Silvergirl

    GLad you are feeling refreshed and renewed
    Love your faux leather leggings
    I had a pair, but felt like I was just wearing rubbery trash bags on my legs
    I think I need an upgrade. LOL

  24. Ginny

    Love your scarf and this color combo. I’m so glad you had such a great break too!

  25. Tarnished Royalty

    I LOVE your hair like that! Sounds like some exciting things in store for 2014, it’s gonna be a great year! ~Ann

  26. Bethany

    Love! Is that Michael Stars wrap from the Nov. POPSUGAR box? I have the same one!! Seriously would wear it every day!

  27. Lauren @ Style Elixir

    Happy New Year Alison! You look gorgeous, as always! I love those leggings – and your coat!! The color is beautiful, I’ve been trying to find one that color! Thank you for hosting 🙂

    Lauren Xx

  28. Because Shanna Said So

    Good for you that you took time off! I slipped out of blog land here and there for a few days and it was awesome! Glad you got to spend time with fam and get some projects done. Welcome back with the cutest outfit your have posted yet!!! Here’s to a new and successful year!!!

  29. Stephanie

    Pretty scarf! Sounds like it was a wonderful holiday break! I reorganized my kitchen pantry too… it looks/feels SO much better. Have a wonderful day!

  30. KC Saling

    So glad you took the time to recharge! Sounds like it was a wonderful holiday! I love the faux leather leggings – will have to order a pair for my next trip to the mainland. We got some wonderful chilly days in California, so Scott and I went a little overboard in pulling out all our flannels and sweaters and scarves – can’t wait to do it again!

  31. Charlie

    Love that purple/plum coat. It’s gorgeous. Thanks so much for hosting once again. It’s great to have you back but good to hear you had a relaxing holiday time!

  32. Lyddiegal

    sounds like you had such a productive break! that is amazing! Glad to see you are back, on track and starting the new year off in the best way possible!

  33. Vodka Infused Lemonade

    So glad you had a chance to relax. I also took a break. It was much needed. I didn’t get a chance to tackle my pantry or my fridge, spring cleaning project, but I did manage to spend a lot of time with my son and husband. I’m also hoping to refresh our bedroom. It needs it.



  34. Lee

    Breaks are always great, especially when they are “Pants not required”! Love the leather leggings!
    xo, Lee



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