A California Christmas

Dress* Ross, Tights and Booties* Forever 21

Sterling Silver Bow Earrings* InPink, Sunnies* H&M

Now I’m playing catch up and I have lots of outfits to share with you guys from my trip home over the holidays!  Christmas in California was definitely a warm one!  I was quite happy to have a change of scenery and to soak up the sun rays.  And of course, it was wonderful to see my family and spend time playing games and just generally goofing around with them.  Since my sister knows all about the blog, it was easy to get her to take outfit pictures for me the whole time I was home (thanks a bunch sis! :D)  For family pictures, my mom asked us to all wear purple on Christmas day, so I borrowed this pretty sweater dress from my sister.  As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a sucker for a sweater dress because it’s easy to throw one on and look chic!  If I didn’t know that my sister reads this, I might have stolen borrowed this one from her! ;)

My sister doing her thang! She’s wearing: Dress* Forever 21, Shoes* Steve Madden

My parents

The siblings- yah, we think we’re cool!

My mom looking pretty cute in one of my headbands! Find a similar one here

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  1. You look amazing in that color. Good luck to your sister wardrobe not getting randomly raided! Haha

    Love & Lollies… Jessa

    Confessions of the Cupcake Countessa

    Posted 1.4.12 Reply
  2. ella wrote:

    Purple is definitely your color, looking great :)

    Posted 1.4.12 Reply
  3. Great photos – I love the bow earrings and all the purple! Looks like you had a great Christmas.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

    Posted 1.4.12 Reply
  4. Nav wrote:

    good looking family. love your dress!

    xo nav

    Posted 1.4.12 Reply
  5. laura wrote:

    Whoa! the whole family looks great in purple, Nnenna! Happy New Year to you and yours!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

    Posted 1.4.12 Reply
  6. Elle Sees wrote:

    that purple is so pretty on you!

    Posted 1.4.12 Reply
  7. I went right past the photo of your sister and thought it was you! You two look so alike..by that I mean you are both adorable. (PS super jealous you got to spend time CA where the weather is warm & sunny)

    Posted 1.4.12 Reply
  8. Lyddiegal wrote:

    Looks like you had a lot of fun this christmas, and your mom is so pretty- looks like she loves her new headband!

    Posted 1.4.12 Reply
  9. Esinu wrote:

    This is so cute. Purple is thee best color ever!


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  10. Jealousssss. I love this color and the weather looks so great!

    Posted 1.4.12 Reply
  11. Eli wrote:

    Look how cute all of you look!! Your mama is gorgeous!

    Posted 1.4.12 Reply
  12. M wrote:

    lucky girl! wish i was in that cali weather!
    especially today! damn its cole in nyc!



    Posted 1.4.12 Reply
  13. love your dress! looks like you had a good time!


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  14. toni wrote:

    that color is so pretty on you and your hair is gorgeous! thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting! <3


    Posted 1.4.12 Reply
  15. you look great… wishing you an amazing 2012!!!

    Posted 1.4.12 Reply
  16. Lizzie wrote:

    I LOVE the purple dress, it looks so great on you! Also, what a cute family you have! I love these kinda posts where the blogger lets you in on their life a little bit :)

    Happy New Year, here’s to a great 2012!


    Posted 1.4.12 Reply
  17. Akamatra wrote:

    You and your family look so good together! I am so happy for families like that! I wish you all the very best for 2012!!!

    Posted 1.5.12 Reply
  18. What a stunning family you have! I see where you get your smile from now, how lovely :)

    Christmas in California? Sounds just idylic! I hope your sister doesn’t notice you stealing her dress (you have to have it, it looks amazing!).

    Happy New Year and I look forward to more outfit posts!

    Girl about Town XxX

    Posted 1.5.12 Reply
  19. TJ wrote:

    purple is definitely your color girl. you look simply gorgeous!! and i adore those bow earrings!!!!
    xo TJ

    Posted 1.5.12 Reply
  20. Love your Christmas outfit, the dress + heels look great together. I’m also loving the weather, I think you may have had better weather than I had on Christmas Day and I’m supposed to be having summer!

    Posted 1.5.12 Reply
  21. I love purple on you! It looks magnificent!

    Posted 1.5.12 Reply
  22. Cat wrote:

    Such a gorgeous colour on you babe. :D xxx

    Posted 1.5.12 Reply
  23. Alyse wrote:

    A beautiful family. Everyone looks glowing and happy! I like how you and your sister matched hues.

    Posted 1.6.12 Reply
  24. Dita wrote:

    Welcome to CA> It was SOO nice to see some one SOO happy. May this happiness stay with you in the new year2012 too. From your new friend Dita.


    Posted 1.6.12 Reply
  25. two birds wrote:

    you look amazing in that sweater dress! the color and cut are amazing on you! and you have a gorgeous family! happy new year!

    Posted 1.6.12 Reply
  26. Noémie B. wrote:

    A warm and sunny Christmas! Lucky you :)
    A colour-coordinated family portrait is such a fun idea! It’s nice that your mom picked the colour purple instead of the usual green and red. You all look good in it!

    PS- You earrings are too cute!

    Noémie | THE SUN WAS HIGH

    Posted 1.18.12 Reply