Dec 17, 2012

Casual Wear (& Giveaway)

{Outfit Details}
Clothing:  Old Navy Vest  /  gifted Three Dots Shirt  /  J. Crew Denim  
Accessories: J. Crew Scarf  /  Linea Pelle Dylan Tote  
  gifted John Wind Maximal Art Initial Necklace /  Emerson Made coin necklace
Shoes: Banana Republic
Monday Musings
  • I feel so strange writing a regular post as if the friday tragedy did not exist. The truth is... I need  to pick up the pieces one by one and get back to a normal routine. My husband and I will be bringing teddy bears to the children of Newtown today and attending a vigil this evening. We are all healing and it will take a long, long time for that to happen. Believing in a higher power has helped me with this and I just pray that we can all get back to "normalcy" as fast as possible (whatever that even means....)
  • The holidays are quickly approaching. I find myself rushing around to get all the last minute presents! I plan to bake these for our Christmas Eve party, don't they look delicious?!
  • This shirt by Three dots is unbelievably comfortable. The best part? You can eat as much as you want on Christmas and not notice ;)
  • I am in the process of pursuing a dream of mine that I have had in my head for a few years now. The girl who inspired me to go for it? Erika from Style Activist. If you want to be healthy and fit in the new year, you have to see what she is cooking up over here. I am taking a leap of faith into a photography career. Of course, I will never leave medicine....but I want a side job here and there that puts a huge smile on my face, and that's photography. 
  • Last but not least, you all have the chance to win an initial necklace from John Wind Maximal Art ( as seen above). All you have to do is be a follower of Sparkling Footsteps and follow along with John Wind on facebook


  1. I follow you and John Wind on twitter. I love those initial necklaces, they are so simple and can be a part of every outfit.

  2. I completely agree with your first statement - I debated for a long time about whether or not to even post something today...but ultimately came to the same conclusion as you did.

    Love this layered casual look on you - wishing you the best of luck in your new photography exciting!!

  3. You look like Blake Lively in these photos! Love this outfit, the scarf is awesome and I always like the way small gold necklaces look when worn in 2 or 3 layers. Good luck with your photography, you'll have a lot of fun with it!

  4. I second what Kimberly said. It feels so strange to be writing regular posts again, especially having grown up 10 minutes away from Newtown. But, I decided to take this time to appreciate everything I have and spend as much time as possible with my family and friends.

    On another note, I love this casual look. For some reason, I haven't jumped on the booties train yet, but you might have just convinced me.

  5. ooooooo! super cute! love all the layering. totally cozy and chic :)

  6. i completely agree about your first statement. i think its very nice that you will be visiting newton. it's a sad time, but you're right: one piece at a time.

    i follow you and John Wind on twitter @sheersparkle.
    have a great day!

  7. That is so thoughtful of you and your husband to take teddy bears to the children of Newtown. It is such a tragedy and I still cannot comprehend what happened. It truly is tragic. My thoughts and prayers to all the families.

    On a more lighthearted note, great casual outfit. I think the top looks so comfortable. Gorgeous necklace, too. I follow on facebook.

  8. That is so wonderful that you're bringing teddy bears to Newtown.

    I follow you and liked John Wind on FB.

    The Tiny Heart
    Dec. Group Giveaway!

  9. i follow both your pages. i've been eyeing an initial necklace.

  10. love the scarf :)

  11. Love that gray shirt, looks so comfy and great with skinny jeans!


  12. I follow you both on twitter (@samdeschesnes)

  13. I feel the same way, it truly is such a tradgedy. I love this look and I am following you and I liked John Wind on FB. Thanks so much!

  14. I Follow You and now John Wind on FB. Love the necklace and have my fingers crossed! Thank you so much for a great giveaway. Was just thinking how trivial I was being looking at my fashion blogs in the grand scheme of things, I think you put it perfectly. This tragedy is mind blowing, I cry every time I think of one of those parents or family members who have lost a loved one. Our world has truly gone freakin' crazy.

  15. Following you darling on bloglovin
    And John Wind on twitter @radnjanska
    and facebook Dosta Radnjanska

  16. I love the vest! Such a great layering piece and your outfit looks so comfortable! I love it.

    Check out my blog for another cozy outfit idea.

    A Little Dash of Darling

  17. I follow on GFC: rusty
    Aaaand followed on twitter: @ohrusty

  18. Thanks for the giveaway! I already follow you and just followed John Wind on Twitter. Thanks!
    Julie L

  19. I follow you on twitter & bloglovin and follow John Wind on twitter (@MrsCocoWyse)

    thanks for the great giveaway, this necklace is soo darling!

  20. I'm your follower and I follow John Wind on twitter from @ceperk :) Comfy shirts are the best!! Would love to win!

  21. Follow you both on FB Jennifer Bee

    So sweet to bring the Teddy Bears <3

    hippopurplemonkey at yahoo dot com

  22. hope i win xx

  23. hope i win xx

  24. thank you following @vaidas4444
    vanessa martinez

  25. thanks for the opportunity! Love this! Bree C. (stylistdiva at

  26. I follow you and Like John Winder's Facebook page!!!

  27. I'm of course a gfc follower and follow john wind on facebook {Heather Moore}! I have been coveting an initial necklace to incorporate in my everyday wardrobe - love this giveaway!!

  28. Following both! Gorggggggeous necklace :)

  29. following SF on gfc and liked JW on fb!

  30. I absolutely love everything about this outfit - what a great combination of items!! You look fabulous :)

    I am following both! (fingers crossed)

  31. Following via Bloglovin' and Facebook, and also liked John Wind Maximal Art on Facebook. I think I need a handful of those Three Dots shirts- they look wonderful!

    butterflyrouge at yahoo dot com

  32. following your blog via GFC + liked his page.


  33. I follow you via GFC and liked his FB page. Thanks for the chance to win. XO


  34. I'm a follower of Sparkling Footsteps and follow John Wind on facebook

    April C.

  35. I'm a follower of Sparkling Footsteps via GFC as nightowl and follow John Wind on facebook.

  36. I'm a follower of Sparkling Footsteps via GFC as nightowl and follow John Wind on facebook.

  37. I follow you and liked John Wind on facebook! Thanks for the opportunity.

    Jennifer P


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