A Velvet New Year


goodnight macaroon wrap off the shoulder velvet top with chenille midi skirt

Happy New Year's Eve, Friends! It's hard to believe it's the very last day of the year. Boy, has 2017 been a wild ride! A cross-country move, a new home, making the blog an LLC, and loads of new memories. I hope that all of you have had a year full of happiness, love, new experiences, and opportunities to learn. Remember, even  trying times have lessons to be learned and you'll have a fresh new start tomorrow! 

I can't wait to share my New Year's Resolutions post with you (tomorrow morning). It seems to be one of the most popular each and every year... an honest review of my goals and reflections. 

But today, a glam NYE look!

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The Most Popular Items Of 2017


most popular items of 2017

I took a poll on Instastory the other day asking if you all would like to see the top purchases of 2017 on the blog and over 90% of you said "Yes!" It was actually quite interesting for me as well to see what you all have been loving. Many of the pieces were from the second part of the year and fortunately are still in stock and ON SALE (I've listed the sales below)! 

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2017 Yearly Beauty Favorites

2017 yearly beauty favorites

I can't believe I'm writing my yearly beauty favorites post. 
It feels like this year literally flew by. 

I always find this particular post challenging to write because I try out so many products and to pick ten is quite a feat. The funny thing is, many of my favorite from 2017 were favorites from 2016... probably because they are just that good. I decided this past year that instead of accumulating tons of new beauty items, I would simplify what I have so I use everything up and I only keep things I love. Even if that means wearing a high-end foundation regularly. I'd rather spend more on a couple things, than waste hundreds of dollars continually being sucked into new displays at the store - does that happen to anyone else?!

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Teddy Bear Sweater


goodnight macaroon bonita brown teddy sweater

Can you believe New Year's Eve is only three days away?! I feel like after Christmas is over the new year comes so quickly. And I have so much left to do. Cleaning out the house (something I always like to do before the 1st of the year), organizing my work schedule, planning blog content, writing blog content, etc. etc. etc. So many tasks and so little time! I'm planning to finish cleaning out and organizing the house today while running a couple of much-needed errands. Then Friday & Saturday, writing my 2018 Resolutions post and getting everything in order to take on new tasks January one.

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Merry Monochromatic | A Warm NYE Look


abercrombie mock neck cable sweater with target velvet skirt

Happy Hump Day! Ever since we took these photos I've been dying to share them. I didn't intentionally buy any of these items to go together or in an effort to create a New Year's Eve look but it all came together seamlessly. I absolutely love the monochromatic pairing of the cable knit sweater with the velvet midi skirt, and the addition of the blush earrings and the ankle strap sandals. So many NYE outfits aren't exactly seasonally appropriate so you have to take a nice long warm coat or hope that it won't be 11 degrees outside when in transit from your house to the party or get together. Normally my outfits are just as I described when ringing in the new year... a fancy little dress or sequin mini skirt but I have to say, love how this sweater skirt combo is both festive and warm... AND comfortable

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Cozy Camo + Sales


abercrombie & fitch camo tee

Merry (Day After) Christmas, Friends! Is anyone else still in a food coma?! I know I am. We had so many yummy treats and savory snacks... I literally ate all day long. I hope all of you had an amazing Christmas with your families and friends. I always get sort of sad the day after Xmas is over because there's so much build-up to the big day and then all of a sudden it's gone. And it means it's officially time to look forward to the New Year and all the things that come with. Which is definitely exciting but I could definitely use a couple more days of laying around.

And what's better than bringing in a new year than with new sparkly sneakers?!

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A Very Merry Christmas


leith red bubble sleeve sweater

Ho, ho, ho! Merry Christmas! The big day is finally here. 

I hope Santa brought you everything you wanted this year - loads of relaxation, a coffee mug or two, new makeup, and fab stocking stuffers. Oh, wait... maybe that was just my wishlist haha! 

I seriously cannot say THANK YOU enough to all of you for following this year and wish you and your families the merriest of Christmases! I couldn't do what I do without you and I can't wait to bring you along for the ride in 2018. Phew! I can't believe that's only a few days away. 

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The Perfect Plaid Vest


j.crew plaid vest

Have you guessed my holiday color combo yet?! Yes! It's red, green, AND pink. I absolutely love how all of my holiday photos turned out and a lot of it is thanks to the color scheme of brights. My amazing grandmother sent me this incredible plaid vest the night before my photo shoot so I had to incorporate it into an outfit. I ended up perusing catalogs for color combo inspiration and decided to pair the vest with a pretty pink sweater

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Treat Yourself To My Favorite Turtleneck



Three days until Christmas! Can you believe it?! Everyone keeps asking me if I'm ready and... duh... I'm always ready for Christmas lol! I definitely have a ton of work to do today in preparation for heading out of town, but I think I'll be able to make a significant dent in my work list. Yesterday was my errand running day and luckily I got it all done... thank goodness. Everywhere I went was crazy busy with last minute shoppers and people picking up things for their holiday feasts. Fortunately, I finished Justin's family's Christmas shopping (he's so last minute I told him I'd help him out hehe) and my own really early this year and wrapped everything two weeks ago so we don't have to stress about finding things in the nick of time. 

With all the hustle and bustle and buying... it's always good to treat yourself! To a mani-pedi, a massage, 30 minutes of downtime, or a piece of clothing you've been eyeing. It's obvious that sweaters have been the most popular pieces on Pardon Muah this season so I wanted to share a new one that I'm absolutely obsessed with. 

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How To Add Pink To Your Holiday Outfit


nell and rose anna ruffle top

I know I've said this many times, but this might be my favorite photo shoot ever! I decided this year when planning my holiday content, that I wanted to deviate from the traditional red & green. And what better way to do that than with my favorite color... pink! You've probably noticed lately that I've been loving my pink suede pumps - they are so comfortable and very festive. They even pair well with a casual grey ruffle top and a comfy boyfriend jean.  

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A Cute Quilted Skirt Under $50


goodnight macaroon brown quilted skirt

Goodness, gracious! Is it already hump day? Where in the world do the days go? I felt like I was making a dent in my to-do list but I need to kick it into full gear today unless I want to spend Christmas on my computer... and I'd really rather not. I have some amazing Christmas content coming over the next couple days. We finished up all the photos today at a beautiful historic hotel downtown and I am so in LOVE with the way they turned out!

Before I get ahead of myself... let's talk about today's look!

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Incorporating Camo + Last Minute Gifts

express camo stretch ankle leggings

Today's outfit is hands down one of my favorites! For quite a while I've been thinking of incorporating camo into my wardrobe but really didn't know how I wanted to go about it... since it's a trend you can go wrong with so easily. I needed to add it in a way that was feminine and would mesh well with my existing style. To my surprise, I fell in love with these stretch ankle leggings. The best part, other than the fabulous fit and zipper details? They come in short! It's rare I can find a pair of pants (these are much more like jeans than leggings) that fit perfectly in length without having to be hemmed... and these totally do!

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The Softest Sweater


express pink Cable Knit Chenille Boat Neck Balloon Sleeve Sweater

You guys! It's officially one week until Christmas! Where in the world did December go?! Where in the world did 2017 go?! I've had a wild ride of a year, in the best sense... a lot of changes and new adventures. I'm really excited to start writing my Resolutions post that will go live January 1st. Every year it's my most read post and always the most candid. It will be quite interesting to see how my goals have changed... and if I came close to accomplishing my resolutions for 2017. 

Today's post features the softest sweater that just happens to be 50% off!

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Holiday Gift Guide Roundup


holiday gift guide roundup

I'm a little late getting this post up today, but you know what they say, better late than never! I'm sharing a huge roundup of all of my holiday gift guides so you have lots of last-minute ideas for family and friends... or to treat yo' self! 

Continue reading for all the gifts & guides!
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Holiday Hair With ApotheCare Essentials


This post is sponsored by ApotheCare, but opinions expressed are my own. 

apothecare shampoo and conditioner

You guys... we are only 10 days away from Christmas! Can you believe it?! I totally forgot I had this festive red dress in my closet and now am trying to figure out where I wear it. Maybe Justin will have to take me on a festive date night! I hope all of you had a fabulous week and are gearing up for the holiday season with some fun parties and Christmas gatherings. One of my favorite parts about get-togethers is that you get to dress up and do your makeup and hair!

I get so many questions about what I use to achieve volume and body in my hair. So lately I've been trying out new products I can review and share. And today I'm sharing a shampoo and conditioner combo by ApotheCARE Essentials. This is a brand I hadn't tried previously but can tell you I was quite pleased with the results. My first impression was that the company uses high-quality ingredients and shows off their scientific approach to hair care with sleek packaging. I also LOVE that the bottles have pumps - it makes showering so much easier!
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One Top, Two Trends

nordstrom olive guilded ruffle hem bell sleeve top

I've been loving so many trends this season. Bell sleeves, pops of pink, teddy bear materials, ruffles, and oversize knits. Today I wanted to share a gorgeous olive guilded top that combines two of my favorite trends... bell sleeves and ruffles. The detailing is perfect for a casual look or more dressed up for a holiday party. Or a mix of both with a bright pump like I've styled it in these photos. It's a great top to have on hand for any occasion (and also comes in black, ivory, and pink)!

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Crushing On Cashmere


goodnight macaroon cashmere sweater

Goodness gracious it's cold today! I'm so glad I don't have anywhere to go because it's incredibly chilly and also icy outside. Last night we got a bout of wintery weather and since the temperature has plummeted and the ground is covered in slippery snow. It also feels like Monday today since Justin had a four day weekend for his birthday. Thank you SO much to all of you who followed his Instagram takeover and sent birthday wishes. We both had so much fun! 

Today's post showcases a fab cashmere sweater from Goodnight Macaroon's Loverlygrey Collection. Loverlygrey is one of my blogger friends and it's been amazing to get to know her and learn from her successes. I just had to have a piece from her collection and love how easily this sweater styles. 

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Huge Stocking Stuffer Roundup + A Giveaway


stocking stuffers

sweet water decor makeup bag

Hello, Friends! Today's post is a special one. One, because it's my annual stocking stuffer roundup filled with tons of great pint-size gifts, and two, because I'm hosting a fabulous giveaway with LONDONTOWN (see the bottom of the post to enter). They're a nail care company that sells amazing high-quality polishes. I particularly love the pink shade Candy Floss!

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The Perfect (Affordable) Holiday Dress


lush metallic flare sleeve off the shoulder dress

In need of an affordable holiday dress? Well, you've come to the right place! This amazing metallic flare sleeve off the shoulder dress (I bought true to size) is only $55 and would be perfect for a Christmas get together or New Years Eve party. I'm planning to wear it to Justin's company Christmas shindig paired with a faux fur vest (for warmth while outside). I love that this dress has a hint of sparkle and most of all, that it's comfortable. The entire dress is made of a stretchy material, even the belt, so you can eat and eat and eat all the sweet treats!

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GIFT GUIDE: The Homebody


Today's gift guide may be my absolute favorite (besides the one for the coffee lover of course). I'm a self-proclaimed homebody so it only made sense to make a cozy gift guide for gals just like me who choose Netflix and wine over a night out on the town. Who own too many fuzzy throws and have a surplus of animal slippers. The girl who burns beautifully scented candles 24/7 and loves to live in leggings and a fuzzy pullover - can we talk about the pink wubby fleece pullover above?! I bought it in grey and they JUST came out with pink... so, of course, I needed the pink as well! 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and happy holiday shopping! You can shop the rest of my gift guides by searching "gift guide" in the search bar on the right. 

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My Favorite Sweater Under $40




A fun Saturday post today! I'm sharing my favorite sweater under $40 paired with a pop of print. I've been obsessing around leopard accessories lately, specifically shoes and this amazing beanie that is only $15! My sweater has a small blouson sleeve and is incredibly comfortable. It's a great everyday piece you can pair with all sorts of outfit combos, and at the price, you can buy it in multiple colors! 

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How To Wear Holiday At Work


bp. tiered sweater with green j.crew factory pencil skirt

bp. tiered sweater with green j.crew factory pencil skirt

Yay! Friday is finally here! Who is ready for a relaxing weekend of puppy cuddles in front of the tree sipping hot coffee with peppermint bourbon cream and cranberry Sprite malibu cocktails?! Oh wait... maybe that's just me haha. If you've been watching my Instastories you saw me share how to make my fav (alcoholic) holiday drinks. It's rare I drink at all, but I've found two that I LOVE. One is to pour some peppermint bourbon cream (so good) into coffee/hot chocolate, and the other is to mix ice, cranberry flavored Sprite (new for the season) and Malibu coconut rum... Mmmm! If you're not a big drinker like me, you'll love these because they don't taste strong at all. 

Speaking of the holidays, I thought I'd share a festive look appropriate for the office. Dressing for December festivities at work can be difficult because sequins and ugly sweaters probably aren't appropriate unless you work in a super casual atmosphere. A great way to show a little cheer without showing "too much cheer" is to pair a sweater with fun detailing with a bright skirt and a fun pair of shoes. If your office is super conservative you can obviously wear black or nude heels instead.

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The Cutest Cuddliest Pajamas Ever


nordstrom cozy zoe bear pajamas

You guys... how CUTE are these cuddly & cozy bear pajamas?! They came in the mail last week and I literally ran around the house in excitement. Justin actually laughed at me because I was so giddy. Besides being insanely cozy, they are SO warm. Even though the bottoms are shorts you will stay incredibly toasty. I was having a hot flash taking these photos because it was already warm in the house, and I joked that I've been needing these for quite some time - I'm always cold.

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How To Wear A Patterned Sweater


goodnight macaroon amelia sweater

Another fun fall post today! This amazing patterned sweater was sent to me recently and I absolutely love the retro-inspired pattern. So many of you have asked about it that I thought I'd share a post showing how to style it in a way that is modern and trendy. I've been all about a good slouchy sweater lately, and this one definitely fits the bill... and it's so comfortable, much like the one I wore in yesterday's post.

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Favorite Fall Skirt


goodnight macaroon ellen sweater with stasia skirt

One of my favorite fall trends is the mini skirt chunky sweater combo. And recently I found two favorites! This brown quilted skirt is incredibly soft to the touch and looks amazing worn with a pair of over the knee boots. I'm only 5'2" so if you're taller you'll be able to show a little more leg lol. My skirt comes in three cute colors and so do my boots - so you can create all sorts of combinations with fab fall neutrals. Remember, mixing brown and black is A-okay!

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