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Dec 1, 2014

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year


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 

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