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LBD Holiday Style

Today I am linking up with Ada from Elegance and Mommyhood to share with you a Holiday LBD look!  I love dressing up a LBD or dressing it down (here, and here).  This faux fur wrap is so affordable and cute.  I loved wearing it with my dress to give it a more dressy feel.  Not to mention these pumps!!  I love the bow detail and how chic they make the whole outfit.   One thing I have learned is when dressing up a bold lip color is a must.  It really completes the look like icing on a cake.

 photography by Sharon Bui 
I want to give a HUGE thanks to Phillips Farm of Cary for letting me shoot in their Christmas Tree lot!  They offer so many fun things through the year.  Check out more here. 

I have attended 2 Christmas Parties this week and have another one tomorrow night.  This black dress is simple and easy to wear to a party.  I love how versatile a LBD can be!
I want to take a moment and share about a local company that has opened.  During December I want to share with you some amazing things going on in the Raleigh / Durham area and highlight companies you may not know about.
First Premiere Drop In Childcare Center 
Opens in Chapel Hill Dec. 1
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina – Courtney’s Drop In Kids Care is opening in Chapel Hill this December, welcoming families to a unique, premiere experience. The center, which will be located off I-40 at highway 54, offers short-term on-demand childcare in which families pay an hourly rate and do not need reservations or memberships. Unlike other drop-in centers, Courtney’s is locally owned and founded with the firm belief in providing cleanliness above industry standards, being environmentally friendly, providing state-of-the-art security measures, and creating a fun, engaging and educationally based environment.
Courtney’s Drop In Kids Care is open to children ages 12 months through 12 years. It is truly a flexible option for parents; there are no enrollment fees, membership fees or commitments.
As part of the center’s opening celebrations, the ownership team will donate a portion of all proceeds from the month of December to UNC Children’s Hospital. As a top-tier academic medical center, UNC Children’s upholds a four-tiered mission to “CARE,” aligning clinical care, advocacy, research and education to deliver world-class family-centered care—always regardless of a family’s ability to pay. The organization is a huge part of the Chapel Hill community and a cause close to Rudd’s heart. In addition to the financial contribution, Courtney’s will also provide complimentary childcare to siblings of children being treated at UNC Children’s on weekdays throughout December as space allows. Families can complete the contact form to inquiry about availability at
Courtney’s Drop In Kids Care officially opens Thursday, Dec. 1, and families can start taking advantage of the premiere childcare services beginning immediately. They are also invited to an open house event Sunday, Dec. 11, from 2 to 6 p.m. to learn more and meet the team. For further information, website:

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