2.1.12

What I Wore // Asymmetry, Gold hardware, and Leather

I think of any year of receiving gifts, this year my friends and family have been SO spot on with Christmas presents I would and do absolutely love.  I LOVE giving gifts even more than receiving them.  A huge part of the joy of running my own business is that I am able to give gifts of my jewelry whenever I want to.  I just love gift giving.  I think it is my love language.  But it is a really special thing to me when those I love give me gifts that show they really know me, that they encourage me to be myself, and that they are thoughtful in communicating their love to me through their gift.  The price isn't important, I just am so psyched when someone makes or gets me something that communicates thoughtfulness.  My Dad and my boyfriend both got me antlers for Christmas and I can't even tell you how excited I was/am about them! That was so very thoughtful of both of them and just shows how well they know me.  My boyfriend also got me a professional massage which I am SO excited about because I've never had one before and I'm always complaining about my back hurting. Thank you much Max <3
My sisters and Mom loved the Blowfish Shoes I bought for them.  And I gave both of my sisters Tumbleweeds sunglasses.  I got my dad a SUPER cool naturally shed Gemsbok horn from an amazing shop in San Francisco called Paxton Gate.  That place is aaaaaamazing.  It's filled to the brim with everything I love:  butterfly specimens, tons of cool animal bones and specimens, whimsical taxidermy, amazing terrariums and plants, cool viles and glass jars, edgy and whimsical jewelry, they even had some of my most coveted after items on etsy, the porcelain beaver skull with gold painted teeth from Beetle & Flor.
I gave my roommate some awesome galaxy print leggings from Karina Manarin.  I'm so in love with everything in her shop!  And I also got my roommate a little terrarium necklace from a Fab sale.  She gave me this awesome leather skirt which I am wearing in this outfit.  Thank you Danielle!  I love it!

My great uncle gave each of us in our family little gift certificates to Nortstrom from Christmas and I headed straight to Nordstrom Outlet with mine.  I was on the hunt to get a nice warm winter coat and found the most amazing Miss Sixty coat on sale with beautiful gold colored hardware detailing.  I love it so much.  Thank you for the gifts my family and friends.  I'm really really grateful. <3

Glasses // c/o Glasses USA
Coat // Nordstrom Outlet
Shirt // hand me down from a friend
Skirt // Christmas present from my roommate
Thigh High Socks // Sock Shop on Haight
Shoes // c/o of Blowfish Shoes
Tiny Triangle Rings // Stone & Honey

25 comments:

Shewearscrazywell said...

You look so freaking lovely!!! Happy New Year!!! I always love your style. Hearts, Janna Lynn

katie said...

love the outfit! and sounds like some amazing christmas presents!

Jodi Ann said...

You look beautiful! I love the whole outfit...and that coat is perfect! Happy New Year!

Liz said...

Beauty! Ps; I love the blog layout changes. Happy New Year, love.

naomi: said...

Great outfit Moorea, love it!! And the blog here is looking super spiffy too, I haven't visited in awhile because I had to put blog-reading on hold a little bit in the midst of Christmas madness, but it looks so chic! :)

Mandi said...

Looking good!

Katie said...

I'm trying...gift giving isn't my love language, but it's something I've really been working one.

Love, love, love the outfit!

chantilly said...

oh, you look so lovely! i love the knee socks with the booties!! xo

Theresa Cowan said...

cute post! Love the outfit! P.S. where is your couch from...I love it! I can't find any grey ones on wooden legs!

Angie said...

LOVE this outfit!!! You have such cool taste and I'm so excited to check out many of the shops you listed!!!

Heather said...

Love those shoes with the knee high socks! Great outfit!

kelly ann said...

That coat is absolutely divine.

Also divine? Your header! Holy moly, Moorea, it's gorgeous!

Kristin Rahn said...

This outfit is great and I loooove your glasses!! The design changes here on the blog are looking great, too :) Happy New Year!!

Shannon said...

So pretty! Love everything about this!

http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

kelsie marie mcnair said...

girl! that hair and those glasses... you are so cute so so cute omgahhh

Deanna said...

whooo! hot stuff! ;] great outfit
{XOXO, Deanna}
{Sweet Happenstance}

Joy said...

Love the outfit and the different shades of grey. You really look so good with the new glasses on. Great site layout revamp!!!

olive green anna said...

Moorea,

That first photo makes you look like you have antlers. I love it. they suit you!

You look hot!

anna

Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Lovely!

Josie said...

ADORE that coat! those socks are great too!:)

Je suis une monstre said...

Great gifts, and great outfit - I love how it looks like you're sporting a pair of antlers yourself! I was a very lucky girl this christmas too, receiving lots of beautiful things that were just exactly 'me'. Katie XXX

Barnicles said...

your shoes are amazing! love them :)

Barnicles said...

ps sorry to be annoying, just browsing your gorgeous page and noticed under blogroll that your boyfriends page doesnt link properly, it goes to his blog but says 'page not found' if u go here http://maxmcdaniel.com/blog/

B

Katrina said...

wowowowowowowow gorgeous!

xo katrina
theyoungbridgetjones.blogspot.com

Meanz Chan (Koi Story) said...

You look gorgeous Moorea, and those Vances look wonderful on you! That coat is so lovely!