Friday's Fancies {New Years Eve}


One more day until you can put on your best, sparkling and glittery outfit to ring in the new year!
It has been an absolute pleasure being a part of Friday's Fancies over the past year, thanks to Alison
Can't wait to unveil the next 48 outfits of 2012!!
Happy New Years to you all!
Hope 2011 has been a fantastic one!


Take a peek back at my edgy/glamorous New Year's Eve outfit (with a pop of color) over at
Small Shop for more inspiration!

Giveaway Winner!!

And we have a winner for the gorgeous Spanish Steps dress from Shabby Apple!!
I meant to put this up on Christmas day to give one lucky lady an extra dose of Christmas cheer, but we all know how hard it is to get away from sharing memories with your family around this time of year, so better late than never, right?!

And the lucky lady iiiiis...........Emily of So Anthro!! :D So excited for you!
I know how ecstatic you were about this dress!! So CONGRAAATS!!
Shoot me an email at so I can give you more details and get
the dress sent your way!


Hope you all had such a merry, merry Christmas!! Be back soon to share a little of my own holiday cheer!

Friday's Fancies {For Everyone}

Merry Christmas Eve, Eve!! It's Friday's Fancies and today is dedicated to everyone! Women, men, girls and boys! If you have some last minute shopping to do, (somehow my list gets procrastinated) here are some quick ideas that will make anyone grateful for a little pop of color!





Holiday Gift Guide Guest: Ten June

My sweet friend Michelle, from Ten June, is here today to share her Christmas Wish list with you!
She is one great source of inspiration for DIY projects, home remodeling and currently great photography skills! Check her out once you've adored her charming list!!

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Hi dolls! I'm Michelle from Ten June, stopping by to share a little holiday cheer. I am just about giddy with excitement over this current holiday season... with it brings holiday food spreads, Christmas cocktails, parties, baked goods, twinkling lights, good cheer, amazing food... did I mention the food? Yeah I like to eat my way through the holidays : ) 

What the holiday season also brings is lots of gift giving. I'm on the ball this year, as I've already made my purchase of gifts for friends and family. And don't worry, I'm checking it twice. But isn't it fun to take a minute and maybe dream a little about what Santa will put under my tree for me? Let's just say I've thought about it... and I'll take one of each of those seven ah-mazing items above!

What do you want under your tree this year?

Thanks to the adorable Drew for letting me crash her blog today! xo

~Thank YOU, Michelle!! That sparkly skirt is breathtaking!!~


Pssst....I'm over at Small Shop sharing some New Year Fashion!!

Gift Giving Guide: Home Decor

Today's Gift Guide consists of all things lavish for the home. It includes certain trendy pieces that were popular throughout 2011. What better time to receive one of your favorite home pieces than Christmas?!
I sure would be ever so delighted to see one of these sitting under my tree on Christmas morning!!


A Tree of...


If I could wish for any jewels in the world for the holidays, it would be this entire collection!!
Nothing speaks glamour more than baubles, jewels, gems and diamonds galore!
I'm pretty sure any girl would fancy any one of these dazzling jewels!


~Head over and see the Tropical Holiday Tablescape I created over at MBG~

Gift Giving Guide: Wrap it up!!

As promised, I'm back with some ideas for packaging your holiday treats and goodies!!
The way a present looks on the outside, ultimately provides a more exceptional experience in the gift giving department! I LOVE shimmer and glitter, metallic foils and sparkly brights when wrapping my gifts!

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How do you dress your gifts?

Head back!

Friday's Fancies {Sparkle & Shine}


Welcome to Friday's Fancies where we're adding a little more pizazz today!
It's time to start sprinkling your outfits with sequins, sparkles and anything that glitters! 
For tis the season to "Sparkle and Shine!!"
I love the twinkle and glimmer you find in all of the holiday attire around the town.
Don't be afraid to stand out during this festive time!

Happy Friday and make your weekend a grand one!

PS...You have one last chance to enter the Shabby Apple Dress Giveaway!! Enter here!!

Perfectly Packaged!

I love the assorted prints, colors and packaging materials used here! 
I'll be back with more of my favorite packaging goodies!

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Makeup Time!

Head to the The Vault Files to check out my favorite products and a little trick or 2!!

Catch up!!

My AMAZING blogger friends!! 

I just have to say I love each and every one of you! I appreciate all of the comments, emails and words of encouragement and simple hellos you share my way!! I haven't had as much time lately to comment back on your own blogs in a while!! I hate that I'm not always able to do so with this hectic season, but I just wanted you to know that every comment, tweet and email DO NOT GO UNNOTICED!! In fact, they are THE REASON I continue to do what I do! I wouldn't be here without each and every one of you!! 100% fact!! ;)


Take this as a GREAT BIG HUG to each of you who stick with me through each and every post!! I am inspired EVERYDAY by your blogs and they help get ideas reeling through my head AND even in the process of creating my own each day;)

So THANK YOU again with every ounce of my heart!!

I'm also a little late on directing you to my first design contributing post at Made by Girl!!

Gift Giving Guide: Office Decor

Today starts off with a new gift giving guide! I was pretty excited about putting this one together because I just love a well dressed desk! If my workspace is covered with fun and artistic accessories, I am more motivated to pour the coffee and start designing. I live at a computer pretty much all day, so it helps in keeping me stay put. These gifts would be great for practically anyone who sits at a desk for work or even those who spend a lot of time at their home office. 

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Friday's Fancies {Holiday Party}


Have a holiday party coming up?! Make sure to include shine, sparkle and possibly bright red lips!
There are some other incredible holiday outfits to get ideas from over at Long Distance Loving filled with Friday's Fancies you won't want to miss!!

A Juicy Display

It's always been a dream of mine to be part of a production crew, designing and displaying for store windows! Take a look at what it took to make a Juicy Holiday display!!

Stay tuned for Friday's Fancies later today ;)

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Oh My Yum!

I have a special holiday treat for "Oh My Yum" today!
Imagine sparkles, glitz and decadent treats! 
Place it on a table with flowing tassels in the wind and a marvelous ocean view
in the background..and tada!!! A glitzy holiday is yours!!


All of the credit goes to Amy Atlas at My Little Jedi for a spectacular styled holiday party table!!

Pink Holiday

I fell in love with this charming pink porch when browsing through Christmas pins.
I love how inviting the setup is. It is such a delight to be welcomed by a fairy pink door.
This home brings Christmas to life outside, and I'm totally prepared to lay a blanket and pillows out on this porch with sugar plum fairies dancing in my head.

Such a simple way to recreate this inviting porch:


Do you decorate your porch for the holidays as much as you do inside?

Welcome to the Gift Giving Guide 2011

Today kicks off Coral Café's GIFT GIVING GUIDE Extravaganza!!
I will be creating gift guides to suit your every merry making list!
There will be themed gifts, gender gifts and even those tricky family member gifts!
If you have a specific gift list you'd like to see posted, shoot me an email and I'll
let my little elf eyes do the searchin' and creatin'! 

First up:


If you missed my first giveaway, enter here!! 

Birthday Wishes...

Check out the Birthday Wishes I created for Amanda at Eclectic Snapshots today!

Have a wonderful weekend and don't forget to enter the giveaway!!
(and a very special happy birthday to my momma! I love you!)

A Holiday Dress Giveaway!!

Time to say a very, very special thank you to all of my amazing readers here on Coral Café!
 With lots of luck, I've won numerous giveaways around the blogoshpere.
I feel it's incredibly important for me to, in some way, give back to you!
 Shabby Apple is so incredible to offer one lucky reader of mine a beautiful woman's dress
you just can't resist!

There are several dresses and skirts that I adore like the Tinsel Town SkirtShop Around Dress and the Mulholland Dress. All can be worn fancifully over the holidays for office parties, dinner parties and special little dates on the town.

I have to say my favorite dress, Spanish Steps, is one I would wear over and over again. Dress it up with a fur jacket for the wintery months and look oh so sassy, classy! 
The detailing in this skirt is just breathtaking and exquisite!
I can see one lovely lady strolling around the streets of Paris or Italy in this charming little number!
Ok, and in the streets of your very own fabulous town too! ;)
Now you have the opportunity to win it! (sure wish I could put myself into this running ;)


So let the giveaway begin!!

How to enter:
Become a follower of Coral Café
Visit Shabby Apple and comment to let me know which piece is your favorite!

Additional ways to enter: (leave a separate comment for each to up your chances!)
Like Shabby Apple on facebook
Follow Shabby Apple on twitter
Like Coral Café on facebook
Follow Coral Café on twitter
Tweet about the giveaway (be sure to include @shabbyapple + @coralcafe in your tweet.)

That's 6 easy peasie ways to enter this fabulous giveaway!

But just so nobody leaves empty handed, and because it's the jolly holiday season, Shabby Apple is giving ALL of my readers a 10% off discount for any gift you choose for a whole 30 days!!

Just use CORALCAFE10OFF at the checkout!

(This giveaway is open to US readers and the beautiful Spanish Steps dress can be yours!!)

P.S.  I'm linking this giveaway up with my Friday's Fancies crew! There's sparkles of red in here so I'm just going to say that counts for the "Fight Against Aids" theme for this week! Especially the Tinsel Town attire!


Here's to wishing for snowy days, cups full of eggnog lattés, lights glittering everywhere, family gatherings, warm friendlys, cheerful carols and an excuse to fill up on casseroles and sweets!