Twas the night before Christmas…


what I wore on Christmas eve+black and white and gray

what I wore on christmas eve

feather earrings and OPI nailpolish

me and pep on christmas eve

these photos were taken after we returned home …the sleepies from the food and drink coma in full effect

What I’m Wearing …it’s actually a version of this outfit but with gray accents vs brown

* MYNE Ashly Ann white trapeze tank blouse from GILT with black tank under. And since the entire outfit was loose and un-body-con, I had to pump up the cleavage for the husband 😉
* Vintage Bill Kaiserman blazer/jacket {my absolute favorite – I’ve had it for at least 8 years}
* Vintage nylon pants ….tag says S.G. Sport Collection. I pegged the bottoms to cinch them in a bit with my Hem Gems
* Rosegold gray boots also from GILT …which have indeed become my favorites of the moment. I just pull them on with everything it seems. {BlueFly has the brown pair available}
* gray feather earrings …my mom got these for me last Christmas actually …I think they’re from Forever 21
* OPI nail polishes: One coat of You Don’t Know Jacques! with a coat of My Private Jetover it

The husband has banned me from blogging this week …insisting that I needed a break. And he’s right. I do need a break. I need to collect my thoughts, reflect, open my eyes to new inspiration and get back to why I started blogging in the first place. But it’s hard to stay away really. {I miss you guys}

So instead of a complete withdrawal from my internet life, I’ve decided to just remove all my self-imposed “blogging rules” and post whatever and whenever I get around to it …for this week anyway. Besides, who’s gonna want to see Christmas photos next week …right? 😉

Hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and are taking it easy this week like we are. {and if you can’t find me here, I’m always on Twitter}

As tradition goes, Christmas Eve is always spent with my dad’s side of the family and Christmas day with my mom’s. And this year was no exception. Here are some photos of our night …I only wish I had more. {you may be able to see more holiday photos from my family tagged in Facebook if you’re following me, just fyi}

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

43 Comments

  • Victoria

    December 28, 2010 | Reply

    You look lovely as always.

    A break is always a good thing – you will be missed though I’m sure! xx

  • Tayler

    December 28, 2010 | Reply

    Love those feather earrings!

    http://bighairandbikinis.blogspot.com/

  • Leigh Viner

    December 28, 2010 | Reply

    Adore you and hope you guys had a wonderful Christmas!! xo

    Enjoy the time to refresh, doing that myself (really hard) 😉

    With love

  • Marcela

    December 28, 2010 | Reply

    Love that outfit. Those shoes are divine and I really like the nailpolish combo.

    xx
    M.

  • Meg O.

    December 28, 2010 | Reply

    I love those nail polishes – so festive! Hope your holiday was as beautiful as you are!

    Meg at O. is Me

  • Tiffany

    December 28, 2010 | Reply

    This look is “slouchy chic” done right. I love the stark neutrals and the loose comfort of it. Those boots are beautiful! happy holidays and best of luck on that blogging ban… 🙂

  • Tugba

    December 28, 2010 | Reply

    Sooo comfy but chicccc 🙂 love it!

  • Behind the Lashes

    December 28, 2010 | Reply

    I hear ya on taking a break. Although mine are usually from posting on other people’s blogs more then my own. I’ve lost focus as well. I hope have a super relaxing week Maegan and come back badder then ever!!! haha

  • Gwen

    December 28, 2010 | Reply

    GORGEOUS!!!

    I never would have thought to pair the two polishes together but now I’ll have to try!

    Enjoy your mini break!!! Can’t wait to hear all about your Christmas celebrations!!!

    XOXO

  • Maria J - Paqui

    December 28, 2010 | Reply

    Love your shoes!!!!
    Kisses.

  • Holly

    December 28, 2010 | Reply

    i think im the only person out there who doesnt have you dont know jaques nail polish! i read about it on every blog.

  • CessOviedo

    December 28, 2010 | Reply

    Loved loved the nail lacquers! OPI has the best colors, I those for New Years! … Thanks for taking the time to write back, It really meant a lot! … My best wishes for you and hubs for next year! xo

    http://blog.cessoviedo.com

  • Amanda

    December 28, 2010 | Reply

    i love hwere you put the tree: next to the golden stump. 🙂
    Haahaa! …and I love the “no blogging” but “Twitter” week you’re having.
    Here, in NYC, there’s terrible snow.
    I’ve literally been trapped in the house, and working on my new blog has been my salvation from cabin fever.Wish I was over there on the West Coast, but until then…

    …I wish you a relaxing, non-taxing week!

  • Katy Mary

    December 28, 2010 | Reply

    Chic and comfy! I love the boots too.

  • Style Porn

    December 28, 2010 | Reply

    Sometimes a forced blogging hiatus is completely necessary and even totally refreshing. You’ll make it to the other side, I promise!

    And I love your Christmas eve outfit–totally chic, comfy, and flattering!

  • Marissa

    December 28, 2010 | Reply

    Sleepies from food & drink coma is oh so truuue! I had the same thing, my dear. Your hair looks gorgeous as always & those booties are adorable!

    This look is a little different than most of the Christmas Eve outfits I’ve seen- I like! 🙂

    XXXO
    M

    tastesandstyle.blogspot.com

  • fashion junkie

    December 28, 2010 | Reply

    Ugh same here. I decided to take a little vacay from everything because my job gave me a whole week off, but it’s hard to not go online and do my daily blog visits, (5-10 visits a day for yours by the way.) Yes I know a little obsessed, right?! So what! Lol. 🙂

    Anyway you look adorb!!!! Love those pants! They look super comfy.

    Happy Holidays!

    xoxo,
    MelRod

  • silvergirl

    December 28, 2010 | Reply

    Super cute look and looks comfy too.
    Can I just say… Thank You for telling me about Hem Gems!? Never heard of them and I am off to order them now.
    What a great invention.
    Where have I been???

  • Rianna Bethany

    December 28, 2010 | Reply

    Loooove the sparkley opi!
    Merry Christmas!!
    Rianna xxxx

  • Anonymous

    December 28, 2010 | Reply

    “Blogging break”?

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Katie

    December 28, 2010 | Reply

    Enjoy your time off and post whenever you feel like it!

  • bananas.

    December 29, 2010 | Reply

    um whoa…is that your mom with the amazing figure? jeez good genes runs in the family. for reals!

    i adore your little jacket and top. btw those prada banana earrings are fricken awesome! i need them in my life…someway somehow.

  • Carolyn

    December 29, 2010 | Reply

    You look gorgeous! Hope you enjoy your break from blogging…

  • Miss Caitlin S.

    December 29, 2010 | Reply

    beautiful!! Love the harem pants on you 🙂

  • Olga

    December 29, 2010 | Reply

    U look amazing! so cute and.. cozy..
    and that Christmas-tree… amazing!

    Happy Holidays!

  • Jelka

    December 29, 2010 | Reply
  • Lisa Petrarca

    December 29, 2010 | Reply

    Enjoy your blogging vacation. We all need it sometimes.

    Beautiful as always. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Maegan!

    http://lisapetrarca.blogspot.com/2010/12/found-best-name-brand-deal.html

  • Namine

    December 29, 2010 | Reply

    have a good break! love your top!!

  • Glamour Daze

    December 29, 2010 | Reply

    Sweet outfit and very cosy looking, You look like one of Santas little helpers

  • Craftmaker

    December 29, 2010 | Reply

    You look gorgeous as usual!
    Hope you enjoy your break. You will be missed, but it is totally understandable and you deserve it!
    Hope you have a happy New Years Eve!

    Love,
    Maria

    My current hobby!

  • Lauren

    December 29, 2010 | Reply

    I love that jacket! Nice blog. 🙂

    Lauren
    http://www.laurensthoughts.com

  • Kellie

    December 29, 2010 | Reply

    Those earrings are cute! And love the hubby’s santa headband. Too funny!
    Happy New Year!

  • Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle

    December 29, 2010 | Reply

    Looks like a really fun Christmas, I like your outfit, but your hair is the star! Wow, I want long hair again! Hope you enjoy the rest of the week and wishing you a very happy new year!

    xo mary Jo

  • Val

    December 29, 2010 | Reply

    I love everything!!!!

  • Iva

    December 29, 2010 | Reply

    So happy that we got a little sneak in even on your short break!! I still miss you though! I think little breaks are always good though in so many areas of our lives, for an extra breather to reassess and rejuvenate. Knowing your amazingness and talents you’ll return from vacation with all sorts of fabulousness!

    I hope you are having a nice week with your love and family. Love how blended your family is!! 😉 Its truly beautiful.

    thinking of you!

  • P

    December 29, 2010 | Reply

    Love the thinking on the cleavage – I would TOTALLY do the same! I’m in lust with those boots, and don’t even get me started on your hair!

  • SWEET HOME CONNECTICUT

    December 30, 2010 | Reply

    I LOVE your sense of style! So funky & unique! I would LOVE to dress like this…I LOVE fashion but I semi-recently moved from the DC area to a small town in CT. I miss being able to dress funkier! :)…..LOVE your blog! Glad I found you, although I can’t remember how I did….Feel free to check out my blog! Tomm Ill be posting my next FREE BLOG GIVEAWAY!!! 🙂 SKV6.BLOGSPOT.COM ~Shannon~

  • Adriana and Cindy

    December 30, 2010 | Reply

    Nos gusta tu blog, !! Por cierto, feliz navidad, y ante todo…FELIZ AÑO NUEVO!! Pasate por nuestro blog, si te apetece, quizas te guste!: http://thespeechlessblog.blogspot.com xo xo

  • diane

    December 30, 2010 | Reply

    Such a nice looking family, the kids are adorable.
    Happy holidays. Accommodate no one. 🙂

  • Becky-May

    December 30, 2010 | Reply

    love your hair!! sweet blog, so glad i found it 🙂

    BM

    thebohemiangods.blogspot.com

    x

  • carlyjcais

    December 30, 2010 | Reply

    Haha! You look so lovely (love the slouchy pants + feather earrings)…and I hear you on taking a break! I’m doing exactly the same thing…stepping back and posting only when the mood hits me…feeling like a hermit and slowly going into withdrawal;-) But also rediscovering things I love (like watching tons of TV and movies, designing new things instead of trying to create and photograph tutorials for other people, emailing friends instead of responding to blog comments, letting the blog be organic and not fueled by a schedule or anything). It’s liberating and scary at the same time as I watch my traffic dwindle and I feel guilty for not “sharing the love” with my postings and comments.
    But sometimes a break is mandatory – especially when you get so caught up in things it becomes stressful!
    I hope you have a lovely New Year’s and a relaxing break so you can regroup and figure things out!
    xoxo
    Carly
    http://www.chic-steals.com

  • My Shoes Please

    December 30, 2010 | Reply

    Love your comfy outfit and the atmosphere! Happy new Year <3

  • drollgirl

    January 3, 2011 | Reply

    i hope you had a nice break! i have missed you! HAPPY NEW YEAR! 🙂

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