Baking and Party Planning

{wearing: Zara Blazer, Pants and shoes, Gap Top}
photos by Cara

I am officially into full Holiday mode. This weekend I worked but that didn't stop me from doing some holiday baking. Unfortunately I had a total sugar cookie fail moment when my cookies expanded into one huge sugar cookie with Christmas shaped indents in it. I had much better luck with my batch of gingerbread men. Now I just have to decorate them which I fear will be a moment comparable to the efforts of a kindergarten class.This is why I stick to buying pre-made cookies. 
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Tonight is my work Christmas party and I need to get back to organizing the final touches. Don't worry, I didn't bake any of the desserts for the event. I did however put together the candy bar because if there is one thing this girl knows it's candy.


  1. mmm candy bars are the best! loved the one at the gap event :)

    i also am LOVING your shoes!!! they are so perfect for fall & winter, although with my luck i would probably slip and fall if there was any trace of ice/snow on the ground. i love the shot of your shirt close up - barely knew those pretty details were there, but an outfit is all in the details, right? :)

    have a lovely monday! xo

  2. Love those cropped pants on you, Melissa! And your baking looks delicious... I wish I knew how to bake but unfortunately I have to rely on others to fill me with with holiday treats!

    xo, alison*elle

  3. I like how you added a pop of colour to your outfit with orange pumps!

  4. I absolutely love this outfit, the pants, the shoes, it just all works so well together, you look beautiful!
    So impressed that you baked cookies-but I am with you, I always bring pre-made
    Have so much fun at your party tonight, excited to hear all about it!
    xo Cara

  5. Love your shoes!! They are fabulous!!!
    Bella xo

  6. Oh my gosh - love those shoes!!!
    I'm wearing my bright blue ones here - what do you think?


  7. Great minds think alike! I love that we are wearing similar outfits ;-) Love your orange shoes! xoxo www.casualglamorous.com

  8. I can't wait to be done with exams so I can indulge in some holiday fun!

    Love this outfit, especially the shoes!


  9. Lovely look. Love the pop of orange.


  10. Those heels are PERFECTION!!


  11. Awesome heels! The orange looks nice with the rest of the outfit.

    It's All About The Details

  12. I feel like I scream a lot whenever the first picture on your blog loads. Not in an "ah! I'm scared!" kind of way but in a "ah! I need that!" way. This time it was the shoes that did it. And then again for the pants.

  13. Love the black, khaki and red/orange color combo...looks SO good. And so do your cookies :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  14. I'm hosting a Christmas party a week from this Saturday and need to get my bake on!

  15. I have so much love for this outfit! Super classic, but then the pop of colour in the shoes was perfection! Are they new? I want to borrow them :)

  16. I LOVE your shoes! And I think you wear a blazer better than anyone I know, which makes me jealous, because I always feel super frumpy in them! You've also reminded me I need to make some of my own gingerbread men, yours look so cute!

  17. Great look!!!


  18. Love these shoes!! Wish I could wear heels! Brad needs to grow.

  19. love this look...and wow the hair is awesome!

  20. OKay, I cannot remember if I commented on this outfit but I felt it necessary to do it now (or do it again) - I love it. The blazer it killer and the pants look fantastic with it. This kind of outfit is always fantastic!

  21. Wow these heels are GORGEOUS... so loving your style, it seems to come easy to you! Have added you to my fave blogs on my sidebar :)

    Catherine x


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