annual christmas swap with...carrie of couture carrie!

I've dished on the blog swaps I did with Felicia of the blog Ellie and Ashley of the blog Happy. Pretty. Sweet. for the great holiday blog swap, but today I'm focusing on my swap with one of my favorite people - Carrie of Couture Carrie!

I have known Carrie since I first started blogging, and despite the fact that we live on opposite sides of the country, I consider her to be such a great friend. Last year, she suggested a Christmas swap, which has now evolved into a full-blown holiday tradition that I look forward to every. single. year. {I'm already counting down the days until I can start shopping for the next one!}. With that little back story, it's {clearly} time to show off the goods!

Bustier: Zimmermann Seer Marble Plunge Bodice Top | Nails {Red}: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Rhapsody Red | Nails {Gold}: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Game of Chromes | Nails {Black Bottle}: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat

Speechless. That is the one word I can use to describe exactly how I felt when I first opened my package, and it was all due to unwrapping that downright divine, completely unexpected, breathtakingly beautiful Zimmermann Seer Marble Plunge Bodice Top. It is the perfect juxtaposition between sexy and scanty and sweet and playful. Carrie suggested styling it under a sheer blouse for a wear-now look - which is how I plan on wearing it tonight to ring in the new year.

As for the polish...in my estimation, you can never have enough nail lacquer. Game of Chromes has been on my wish list for ages {how can you resist that name?}; and while crimsons aren't my year-round go-to, I wear nothing but from November through December, so the vampy Rhapsody Red was a welcome treat. Also pertinent: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat is my favorite product for finishing off my mani's, so I'm loving having a backup bottle.

Thank you so much for the gorgeous gifts, CC! Until next year...



ellie said...

Awesome! Love the top! Great fingernail polish too!

ivy said...

Love this! Wow factor, for sure! Great swap!

Couture Carrie said...

Awww such a perfect post, my darling friend!
You are most welcome and can't wait to see a pic of you wearing the top... You will rock it!
Have a fabulous NYE!


Paulina said...

Happy New Year! :)

www.janetteria.com said...

Happy New Year!

Jenn said...

The Zimmerman bustier would definitely be the perfect gift for any fashion-loving girl. You are so lucky!

Hope you had a wonderful 2015 and may the new year bring you better things. :)

The Pink Lemonade Girl

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh lovely gifts! It's so fun to give your bloggy friends gifts just for fun. :)

Anonymous said...

I have a bottle of Game of Chromes myself and absolutely love it! Can't wait to see you swatches!


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