This past week and a half has been amazing on many fronts and I'm sad to say we're going home tonight, and as bittersweet that it is I am looking forward to having "space" again and getting back into our routine.

On another note, Happy New Year! 
See You Next Year... 
Amazing Burger From The Brooklyn Diner and Carbonara from Parkside in Queens
 The Empire State Building On Christmas
 Aiden and his grandparents
Evan's toothy smile

The End Result

Looking back at the past year and my ever evolving style from maternity to layering and playing with prints and colors. It's been a fun year at TFD and I look forward to many more with my wonderful friends and readers.

Luck Be A Leopard

We all have a certain dress we deem lucky or a personal favorite and this lengthy number has been a personal favorite of mine since first wearing it on this very street corner. It was only appropriate to wear it again since it carries a bit of luck and sentimental value.
 Dress H&M, Shoes Steve Madden, Sweater Loft, Jacket Gianni Bini, Scarf Walgreens, Belt Vintage


 Christmas this year was a little out of the typical tradition and more like a  "Jewish Christmas" which according to my husband (and his family who happen to be Jewish) means going out for Chinese. Which is no problem at all since it happens to be our food of choice, especially since we happen to be residing in my old stomping ground, Flushing.

So chinese, followed up with jumping on the 7 to Bryant Park for Christmas lights made for one interesting experience for me and the kids. I'll be sad when we eventually have to go home, especially when I consider this my home. 
 dress lulus, tights old navy, boots steve madden, scarf, bag target, jacket h&m

Vertical and Horizontal

 ...Stripes that is, perfect for playing catch up in the city.
 sweater loft, jacket h&m, tights (?), scarf DIY, short target, shoes steve madden
Black + White | Everybody, Everywear


 I hope everyone had a Merry, Merry Christmas (and/or Hanukkah)...Today you'll find me shopping in the warmish, New York weather, I left Florida for the cold and I get 40 and 50 degree weather, really?

(Psss. I took these before I left..)
 Shirt Arie, Scarf (?), Skirt Fancy French Cologne, Shoes Vince Camuto, Bag Target

Julep Giveaway

Earlier in the week, I gushed about how much I love Julep Maven, and now Julep is giving one lucky reader an Intro Maven Box.
Here's How To Enter
1. Like Julep on Facebook and/or tell us your favorite Julep Color (2 Entries)

Enter by January 1st, 2012 to Win, Goodluck!

Want Julep Now? Get your first box for $5 with promo "FrugalistaDiaries"

Casually Vested

 We all have our running around looks, sometimes I'm in the mood for a nice comfy, slouchy look with a pop of flare, like this print and/or the red shoes. 

What do you live in? 
 shirt thrifted, shoes target, vest old navy, bag target, sunglasses ray ban, jean elizabeth grace
Happy Weekend, and Hanukkah and Christmas :D

Sears Giveaway Winner

Sorry for the delay on announcing the winner, I've been trying to pack and get out of  town for the holiday...and completely forgot to post our winner!...

Here she is...
Congrats Alyson, Email me your address and I'll get you your gift card! Thanks for entering everyone XOX!


When it comes to traveling I think in layers, though more times than not I find myself wishing I wore more (or less in this case since I'm toting everyone and their belongings.
Sweater Old Navy, Jacket MJRSales, Bag Vintage, Shoes Jessica Simpson, Sweater Fraas, Jeans Elizabeth Grace


 For me, girlyness began with my first tutu before ballet began and since it's just evolved from there. But never leaving the love for tulle too far behind..
 skirt rodarte for target, jacket target, shirt old navy, bangle h&m, necklace jewelmint, shoes vince camuto