I have a routine. Each morning I wake up, I make my coffee, & I begin my day by reading through my emails. I delete the junk mail, try to avoid the incredibly tempting sale alerts, and get an idea of how busy (or not busy) my day ahead is going to be. Recently though, while going through my typical routine I came across an email that was… well, less than typical for me.
I received a sweet message from Leeanne, the writer behind LegalLeeBlonde, who shared that she had recently moved to the Vancouver area, had been reading The UU, and would love to meet for coffee. It’s always exciting to receive emails from those who read the Urban Umbrella because honestly it still shocks me every day that people take the time to read, comment and view my blog – like really, it blows my mind! Plus, it’s also just really neat to meet other bloggers. After meeting for coffee and discovering we had so much in common (for example: a serious love for holiday style), we decided to get together for a quick holiday style shoot. Of course though, as what usually happens with friends, we ended up goofing around and laughing the entire time – I promise you, finding photos with both our eyes open was nearly impossible!
From a single glance at Leeanne’s blog, you immediately know that she’s a completely wonderful person. Her sparkling personality, contagious smile, and playful write ups make her blog a fun & refreshing read to add to your daily blog roll. She’s one of the sweetest bloggers I’ve been lucky enough to meet, and I just know you’ll all adore just as much as I do!
For my holiday look I decided to wear my eShakti metallic floral dress, I adore the crushed velvet top, the pretty sequinned belt, & the flared metallic skirt. It is a beautiful dress that is so wearable, flattering, and comfortable. Leeanne went for the glam with her sequinned and sparkly number. I love the rose gold tone of this dress and adore her studded Valentino-inspired heels.
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