Christmas week is here! I had all intentions of putting this post up early in the week, but the days have seem to be going by way too fast! Scott and I have been spending our evenings finishing up our holiday baking, wrapping gifts for our loved ones and getting into the Christmas spirit with a little pre-holiday celebration with two of our closest friends (which ended in a blush-worthy game of Cards Against Humanity, might I add -- haha). With one full day to go before Christmas Eve, I think we've done pretty well for ourselves this year -- presents wrapped, cookies baked and our fridge is stocked full with everything we need to make for Christmas morning brunch (a tradition around here). We'll just call it a Christmas miracle, ok! ;)
Now that the shortest day of the year has finally come and gone, I'm really looking forward to longer days and more hours with the sun! I know that winter has just begun, and it may be awhile until we see the affects of longer days -- but I'm happy to know that they're on their way. I've also been really thankful for these cool and rainy days we've been having around here lately -- makes it feel like it's actually time for Christmas and not just a warm spring day here in the desert. Since I know our cold days are limited, I've been doing my best to wear my warmest sweaters and jackets while I can! This snowflake inspired sweater was a Black Friday purchase and one of my favorite purchases of the season. Pairing it with red lips and a red purse made the outfit feel so festive! Red has always been a color that I've felt drawn to (I like how it pops with my bright hair), and I'll gladly being wearing it throughout the rest of the season. Do you have a color that makes you feel like you? Or one that you just naturally gravitate toward? It might sound silly, but my Dad's is blue -- always and forever. And now I'm seeing Scott pick up his trend! It's actually pretty cute! :)
What do your Christmas plans look like this year? Every year they look a bit the same around here (which I'm totally ok with!), but I'm always looking for a new tradition to add into our routine. This holiday season is our first in our very own place, which has been magical and a very humbling experience in its own. I've done my best to add a bit of cheer to every nook and cranny, whether it be with a pop of red, tiny woodland animals with scarves on them (a favorite Target purchase from year's past) or a fresh pine garland -- our home is feeling mighty Christmassy, warm and bright! So I guess you could say this year's new tradition is decorating our own home, together. AWH! Now you've got me all teary eyed, haha!
Ok, friends, I'm out for a bit but hope to be back here soon! If you're in need of another read, my sweet friend Sarah just posted her first #TiredLadyStyle blog post and I'm in LOVE with her realness! Plus, this lady is such a gem and a true friend that I'm so grateful to have in my life! So give her post a read! Happy Thursday!