If you follow me on Instagram (@lilbitsofpau) you have probably noticed that I have been posting a lot of pictures these past few days. I attribute my "Insta-happiness" to the various social gatherings, presents, holiday outfits, FOOD, Christmas Shopping, and all that a Holiday Season entails! To say that I haven't had a full night's sleep these past few weeks is an understatement because I chose to not take any days off from work and there are so many commitments! Nevertheless, even sleep deprived I push myself because I really enjoy those moments I get to spend time with those I love, friends who are visiting out of town, doing those traditions with my family that I will cherish forever, etc. 

I feel so blessed and I thank God every night for all of these blessings, there's not a day I take these moments for granted. May your Holiday Season be filled with love, laughter, happiness, good food!
Rain in San Diego, Holiday Outfit, Girls Night Out @ El Vitral, Chola Traditional Christmas, Christmas Shopping @ Golfsmith, First batch of presents, My Aunt's bday Party


Ugly Christmas Sweater Tee!

Ugly Christmas Sweater Parties have become all the rage, and even though it is about "ugly" sweaters it doesn't necessarily mean that your whole outfit has to be! Better yet, Skip N' Whistle, a feel-good lifestyle brand based out of New Orleans, have these hilarious Ugly Christmas Sweater T-shirts, some even have Christmas unicorns and festive dinosaurs! I chose a more traditional design in a women's size which is comfortably fitted and I paired it up with some faux leather, spikes from Tanya Kara Jewelry and a must-have for the holiday party season, this clutch by feNa. Make sure to check out Skip N' Whistle's website and Facebook to see their current sale on these and other non-Christmas funny T's!

Have a Great Christmas Eve!



Holiday Looks from Coast to Coast

'Tis the Season for dressing up, being with family and friends and what better way to share the spirit of coming together than with a collaboration with some of my other favorite bloggers from the West Coast to the East Coast! This is a great way to show diverse looks in different temperatures. Make sure to check out these fashionistas & follow their wonderful blogs and instagrams!
From Left to Right: 
Naty from A Love Affair with Fashion based out of New York/ New Jersey Area shows off a gorgeous Navy dress with great details accessorized with pops of color.

'Tis me! based out of Sunny San Diego, California wearing this little black dress with sequin patterns that has been in my closet for ages! It's one of those dresses I can't let go of because it doesn't go out of style. I added a faux fur coat and opulent accessories to give it a Gatsby vibe (can I just say, I'm anxiously waiting for that damn movie to come out already!).

Daisy from Daisy's Fashion Garden based out of the Bay Area, California brings a whimsical feel in this flowy rose dress with gold accents.

Melissa from Melissa's Sweet Style based out of New Jersey brings such elegance with a gorgeous print blazer and touches of red.



My Ocean Themed Christmas Tree

Hi Everyone! I have been battling a nasty cold for almost a week and it has really thrown a wrench in my holiday looks posts, but hopefully I'll get back to it soon :) For now, I wanted to show you my Ocean themed Christmas Tree! The blue and silver ornaments were borrowed from my sister and the ocean ornaments are from Kohl's (thank you Kohl's for your amazing sales and coupons!). 'Tis the season!


Holiday Look: Night Out

Hi Everyone! Here is a cute outfit for a holiday night out with friends- black and white, a little bit of sequins and a red lip! Hope you like it!
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Holiday Party Look 1: For the Office

As we get bombarded with holiday parties, let's remember that one of the funnest parts is dressing up! That is why starting today I will be blogging Holiday Party Looks starting with this one which is perfect for the office.

As you may recall from this previous post, I wore this dress to my friends' wedding and decided to bring it out for another spin. To change up the look, I layered this blouse and blazer over it, added some tights to keep warm and of course the holiday sparkle via this gorgeous Fena clutch in "fairy dust"! Layering over fit and flare dresses is easy because of the proportions and can make a patterned dress like this one versatile.  Hope you enjoy this look, and hope this inspires you to bring out an ol' dress out of the closet that you can layer over! Stay tuned for more Holiday looks!



Flashback Holiday Looks!

I love this season, not only because of the holiday parties, socializing, gift-giving and festiveness, but because it's yet another opportunity to dress up! Last Holiday season was my first one while being a blogger and I wanted to look back at all of those holiday outfit posts to reminisce and inspire myself for this season. Here are my faves!


Plaid and Hunter Boots to pick out a tree!

I love the whole Christmas tree experience, from picking it out, to decorating it, to taking pictures of Coco in front of it... ah, I love this time of year! Ever since I have been living on my own (and now with the boyrfriend but he has no say in it hee hee), I love doing themed Christmas trees because it's kind of like styling or dressing up your tree! Two years ago it was Tiffany & Co, last year it was black, white and gold and this year I decided to do an under the sea theme! I really loved the outcome and I will of course post pictures of it here on the blog, but for now there's a sneak peek over on my Instagram!

Here is what I wore to pick out our tree, a comfy and "lumberjackie" look!


Houndstooth & Peplum for Blogger Meet up!

This past Friday, I had the wonderful opportunity of co-hosting a San Diego Style Blogger Meet-Up at Bubbles Boutique in downtown San Diego. It came down to the wire in picking this outfit because it was chilly and rainy out, plus I had the pre-event jitters and I couldn't think straight! I finally decided on this houndstooth tie-front top (previously worn here) and layered this sparkly peplum top which I love! I added these hot pink dangly earrings to give it a tiny pop of color and some black skinnies for comfort.

Despite the rain, we had a great turn out of bloggers! Vava Vida, local designers and the Bubbles boutique staff were on hand to show us their gorgeous products and also treated us to goodie bags and raffles.  It was so great to mingle and connect with fellow bloggers! We were supposed to finish up around 9 p.m. but the event ran until 10 because we were all having too much fun! I want to thank all of the great people that came out to support, as well as my SD Style Blogger partner Rachel who was there in spirit (you were greatly missed!) Don't forget to check out our San Diego Style Bloggers website here for more pictures and tid-bits!


Burgundy and Gold for a Merry Gathering

It's the most wonderful time of the year! To get into the Holiday spirit, a couple of weeks ago my sister, the kids and I went to Balboa Park for a Grinch tree lighting.  The tree was gorgeous and very Whoville! 

As we waited we took some pictures, warmed up with some hot cocoa and enjoyed some gingerbread cookies. It was so adorable to see the kids be so excited when the Grinch came out to light the tree and it made me feel nostalgic remembering being a kid counting down the days 'til Christmas! After the tree lighting, fake snow trickled down upon us from the machines because you know us San Diegans don't see any real snow here... ever!
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