Oh how time flies…I can’t believe Christmas is just a week away! Decorations are up, presents are wrapped, groceries have been bought + I am ready for a relaxing and festive week with family to lead into an exciting 2020.!
Whether you are keeping the holidays low key or going all out, this is one of my favorite times of year to reflect on everything that happened over the past year and think ahead to what will make the next year to come even better.
One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is the festive apparel…green and red will forever be my favorite holiday color scheme + every time I put it on I instantly feel holiday cheer!
It’s funny usually the holidays seem more magical and festive when you are a kid as opposed to being an adult but over the past few years, the holidays have always been magical for my boyfriend and I. We are super into decorating, venturing out to see local Christmas lights + shows, seeing Disneyland decorated for the holidays + watching every holiday cooking show Hulu has to offer haha :p
One of the parts I love most about the holidays is the time to be close to family and enjoy traditions. Something I learned over the years is that those moments occasionally change as you enter different stages of your life. The holidays with my family were nice but the holidays with my boyfriend are even more joyous and we create our own traditions that we can’t wait to pass down to our family one day…crazy to think but it’s what makes the holidays even more exciting!
Are you excited for the upcoming holidays? What are your Christmas traditions?
I am in full shopping mode picking up stocking stuffers, food + treats, last minute decorative accents and more. I am also heading to various holiday parties + needed a chic look that is perfect for any crowd. I have some corporate holiday parties to go to, so when I found this Calvin Klein A-Line dress, I knew it was pure perfection (it’s actually on sale for under $60 from various sites). Paired with a warm yet stylish coat like this red one, it makes for the ultimate holiday look!
Whether you are looking for the perfect Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or holiday gathering outfit, this one is great for any occasion.
This Calvin Klein dress comes in a variety of colors + the silhouette is perfect for date night, parties, girl’s night + more. It comes in spring colors as well as winter so it can be a transitional piece to wear season to season.
I styled the dress with a bold Gucci belt which was the perfect way to add a little extra ‘glitz‘ or ‘glam‘ to a simple dress. P.S. this Gucci belt also makes for a great holiday gift for yourself or others! 😉
As you should know by now, I LOVE a fun Pop Of Color, so this bold red coat is a great addition to your wardrobe. I linked to a few styles below at different price points from different retailers.
Looking for the perfect Holiday shoe? Well I linked to a bunch of my favorite ones for the holiday season HERE!
If you want to add a subtle hint of red to your wardrobe these heels are the perfect touch! Aren’t they perfect? Linking to some of my favorite red pumps below.
Happy Monday! I am currently writing this at 1am because I kind of spent my entire weekend relaxing which left the blogging to last minute procrastination (oops :p). Any who, don’t mind me if I begin to ramble or seem a bit delirious while writing this post haha…You may wonder what I spent the weekend doing that lead to this late night post, well it’s simple…I officially got sucked in to Netflix. Yup, guilty as charged haha I have watched every episode of: Malcolm In The Middle, Family Guy, American Dad, Law and Order SVU, How To Get Away With Murder, Grounded For Like, The Office, 48 Hours, Dateline + now currently working on Last Man Standing (amazing show btw…Mandy is completely me, Mike Baxter is my dad + Eve is my little sister to a T).
My dad has been telling me to watch this show for years now + finally after exhausting all of my other go-to shows, I decided to give in + now I am obsessed (which pretty much happens to all things he recommends haha #ThanksDad). So there goes my weekend, watching my newest obsession + therefore me writing this Holiday Style Post at 1am while I am dosing off haha
One of my favorite trends to wear around the holidays is a great sweater dress. This sweater dress is from a year ago but I found two similar options below.
To make it a bit edgy, I layered over a faux leather moto jacket (a piece every gal should have in their closet to be completely honest) + I love that it really pulls the look together.
These nude caged heels have been a fav of mine since the summer + they match with absolutely everything.
My gold bag perfect for the holiday season is from Mezza Notte! I love the design + the chic look that makes it ideal for family get togethers, a night out + more.