Lunchtime Reading: December 7

1 Trump declared that the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. This is why it’s a big deal. (CNN)

2 Why you should still send Christmas Cards even in the age of Facebook. (The Federalist)

3 I want everything on Alaina’s Winter Essentials gift guide. (The Elizabeth Street Post)

4 Does wearing makeup to work actually matter? (Huffington Post)

5 As 2017 comes to a close, here are the 10 best pop culture moments of the year. (The Zoe Report)

6 Some simple tips to avoid catching the office bug this winter. (Forbes)

7 This holiday party outfit could not be more perfect! (Extra Petite)

Jessica Rose Parr is all kinds of life goals and her Instagram is one of my favorites.

9 I know graphic tees are so 2007, but for this one I might consider bending my fashion rules.

10 How to decorate your apartment for the holidays without breaking the bank. (The Everygirl)

Office Holiday Party

This is my first year being in a “real adult” job during the holidays, meaning I get to attend my first office holiday party! My company puts on a pretty big show, and it’s definitely an event to see and be seen at. I’m super excited! It’s given me an excuse to go shopping, but I don’t want to blow all my money either so I’m mixing in some pieces that I already own. Here’s what I plan on wearing for the big day:

Ellen Tracy Scuba Keyhole Dress ($53)

Baublebar Anastasia Hoops ($38)

Calvin Klein Strappy Sandals ($75)

Calvin Klein Toggle Wrap Coat ($160)

INC International Concepts Clutch ($35)

And that’s only half the fun! There’s still the beauty side to think about 🙂 My idea right now is a French manicure on my hands, fire engine red for my toes, and a salon blowout for my hair. I can’t wait!

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