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December 2019 Round Up

  • December 31, 2019
  • By Jackie
December 2019 Round Up

Anthropologie Amal Textured Mini Dress Holiday Outfit Inspiration

There’s nothing like posting your December 2019 Round Up on January 20, 2020…TWENTY days late. You’re totally welcome to shake your head at me. I knew my round up was going to be a little late because I was in California to celebrate New Years and I didn’t want to be on computer much while I was there, but I figured I’d get it up once I got home. Now it’s been 2 full weeks since I touched back down in New York and not only have I not got around to posting it, I also haven’t posted on Instagram. Whoops!

I just needed a break, a moment to collect my thoughts and map out the next year, figure out what the 2020 version of my blog is going to look like. And one week turned into two. And in the meantime I read 5 books, actually got to sleep at a semi normal time of night, have become addicted to closing the rings on my new Apple watch (only didn’t hit it for 2 days so far since the New Year), finished Season 3 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Season 6 of Grace & Frankie, and much more.

But back to December for now…



December might as well have been beauty month! Between my second 31 Day Lipstick Challenge (this time with friends!), my Holiday Makeup Monday series AND finding the ultimate nail salon in Westchester it was jam packed with beauty inspiration here on the blog and on Instagram! Scroll through for a peek at my favorite beauty posts of the month and click on the links for ALL the details!

Wander Beauty Lipstick in Wanderberry 31 Day Lipstick Challenge Jackie GiardinaCheck out my #31DayLipstickChallenge Instagram Highlight to see ALL 31 lipsticks I wore during the challenge! And if you missed it the first time, check out the recap post I did here!

Holiday Makeup Monday Tutorial: Monochromatic Wine MakeupThis monochromatic wine makeup look may have been my favorite, but it was only one of the FIVE looks I put up over the course of the month! Check out all of them here and stay tuned for lots more IG TV makeup tutorials coming in 2020!

Holiday Makeup Monday Tutorial: Easy Neutral Metallic Eyes
Holiday Makeup Monday Tutorial: Matte Red Lips
Holiday Makeup Monday Tutorial: Smokey Sparkly Eyes
Holiday Makeup Monday Tutorial: Gold Glitter Eyes
Holiday Makeup Monday Tutorial: Monochromatic Wine Makeup

Gold Glitter Star Manicure | UV Gel Nails | Nail Spa Elmsford | Almond Nails | Nail Art InspirationLast, but not least, my gold glitter star Christmas nails I got done at Nail Spa Elmsford. OBSESSED isn’t even the right word! I’m thinking of doing a monthly blog post with my manicure like I used to so you can Pin the photos for inspiration or maybe adding them to the side bar on my blog. I’ll also make sure to add them on Instagram too so you can SAVE them there too!


Guys I was REALLY good about snapping my outfits every morning this month! I’m not going to share all 25 photos, but if you want more Daily Outfit Inspo make sure to check out my Instagram Highlight titled “Daily Outfits” or the SHOP my Instagram page of my blog! Here’s what I consider the “highlight reel” the best of the best from December 2019 plus links to shop all my looks!

Also my December 2019 nuuly post is coming soon! Once I get my 2020 New Years post up, that and my Southern California Travel Guide are next!

Shein Floral Smock Dress Everyday OutfitSHEIN Ditsy Floral Smock Dress c/o | Free People Western Belt | Sam Edelman Hilty Booties

National Lampoon's Vacation Shitter's Full Ugly Christmas SweaterNational Lampoon’s Vacation Shitter’s Full Ugly Christmas Sweater

Free People Piece Of Your Heart Dress Zodiac Coin Necklace | Kendra Scott Conner Statement Earrings c/o | Free People Piece Of Your Heart Dress via nuuly

American Eagle Mom Jeans SHEIN Fringe Patch Mesh Top c/o | Free People Western Belt | American Eagle Mom Jeans | Marc Fisher LTD Ulanily Booties

Six Crisp Days Arta Sweater CoatSix Crisp Days Arta Sweater Coat via nuuly | H&M Dress (Sold Out) | Sam Edelman Hilty Booties

Club Monaco Daylina CoatClub Monaco Daylina Coat | Old Navy Power Straight Jeans 

Club Monaco Fur Collar Wrap CoatClub Monaco Coat (old) | Zara Purse (old) | Old Navy High Waisted Sculpt JeansTimberland Sienna Lace Up Booties

Sorel Blake Waterproof BootiesAmerican Eagle Mom Jeans | Sorel Blake Waterproof Booties

SHEIN Floral Button Split Skirt SHEIN Floral Button Split Skirt c/o | Braided Headband

Sorel Blake Waterproof BootiesSorel Blake Waterproof Booties

Levi's 721 JeansSHEIN Peplum Top c/o | Pearl Hair Clips | Levi’s 721 Jeans c/o | Marc Fisher LTD Ulanily Booties

Six Crisp Days Arta Sweater CoatFree People Beanie | Six Crisp Days Arta Sweater Coat via nuuly | Old Navy Rockstar JeansTimberland Sienna Lace Up Booties

Six Crisp Days Arta Sweater CoatSix Crisp Days Arta Sweater Coat & Greylin Nola Mini Sequins Halter via nuuly

Ronny Kobo Bettina SweaterBraided Headband | Pearl Hoop Earrings | Ronny Kobo Bettina Sweater via nuuly | Similar Circle BeltAmerican Eagle Mom Jeans | Marc Fisher LTD Ulanily Booties



You guys, Westchester is happening. I’m working on creating a Westchester Guide for the blog, but in the meantime make sure to check out my Westchester tab on the top menu of my blog, my Westchester Instagram Highlight & my #WestchesterAfterMidnite Instagram hashtag! AND if you aren’t following these 5 girls on social yet, you need TO – from food to beauty to fashion to mom life – they’re sharing everything you need to know -> @simplybysimone, @ms_westchester, @breakfastatetiffany, @mamawestchester & @westchestercarbdashian! Also if you haven’t visited The Whitlock & Jay Street Cafe in Katonah yet, just add them both to your list of places to eat at ASAP!

The Whitlock Katonah Lunch
The Whitlock Katonah New York Cheers Drinks
Westchester New York Bloggers Influencers The Whitlock Katonah New York@simplybysimone, @ms_westchester, @breakfastatetiffany, @mamawestchester (& @westchestercarbdashian left before we snapped this photo!)


Since I never got around to posting my personal Christmas decorations in a dedicated blog post, here’s a few snaps I shared on Instagram! If you missed my mom’s decorations though, make sure to check them out and pin them for inspiration next year!

Eclectic Vintage Inspired Bohemian Dining Room
Bottle Brush Christmas Trees
Tall Slim Christmas Tree Minimal Christmas DecorationsShop my Dining Room Chairs & Living Room Rug!


When I posted this sweater on my stories I think I got the highest number of swipe ups I’ve EVER gotten! It’s inexpensive and super cute, I can’t recommend it enough!

Shein Pom Pom Detail Sweater


If you haven’t read my most popular posts of the past month yet check them out here:
Ten Cozy Beds That Will Make You Forget How Cold It Is
10 Ways to Decorate Your Christmas Tree
The Ten Best Things to Do in Kauai
Where NOT to Stay In Punta Cana
A First Timer’s Guide to 3 Colorful Days in Charleston

If you missed last month’s round up check it out HERE!

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By Jackie, December 31, 2019
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