Merry & Bright

I’m so, so excited to share my colorful Christmas decor with you! I had a wild idea in November to play up all of the color in my living room and do something I’d never done before… Christmas Brights! I grew up with a very formal Christmas tree every year… All gold ornaments, ribbon, and wrapping paper. (My mom has a natural knack for all things decor!) Ever since, I’ve always decorated mine the same… You can’t go wrong with that classic, elegant look. But since my living room is so eclectic anyway, I thought it would be fun to do something different this year! And, you guys, I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. I can’t help but smile every time I walk in the door… It’s the merriest tree around!

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Bundled Up in Barbour

The holiday season is in full swing, and I couldn’t be more excited about it! After a crazy year, I’ve been so looking forward to this festive and cozy season. (Can you believe there are only 11 days until Christmas?!) I’ve been posting my annual Twenty Five Days of Gift Guides on the blog over the last few weeks and I’m back today with one of my favorite brands to give and get… Barbour!

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Black & Navy Blue for the Holidays

It was love at first sight when I saw this dress at Nordstrom! The feminine fit and flare shape… the subdued ruffles at the hem, collar, and sleeves… the black velvet bow at the waist… It’s absolutely perfect for the holidays and beyond. If you’ve got a fancy cocktail party coming up, a winter wedding, or even fun plans for New Years Eve, this bow-tied dress works for most all occasions!

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Black Bow Top + Pleated Gold Skirt

Back again with another black and gold outfit fit for a holiday party! We photographed this outfit at The Langham here in Chicago last week and it’s probably one of my favorites to date. I saw this black bow top (for under $40!) and had to have it immediately. Its perfect to wear with jeans for a more casual outfit (year-round, even) and tucks into a skirt quite easily.

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Gift Guide #15: Wellness & Mindfulness

Whether she’s just starting out on her wellness journey or a full-blown mindful maven, you’re sure to find a thoughtful gift for her in this guide! I’d say I’m right smack in the middle of the spectrum and (hopefully) inching my way towards becoming more mindful and wellness-focused everyday. On this list, I’ve got a few of my favorite products, as well as some that I can’t wait to try. Enjoy!

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Velvet Blazer & Gold Midi Skirt

I don’t know what it is about the holidays, but I always gravitate towards black and gold when I’m getting dressed up in my festive finest! For this holiday outfit, I paired a black bodysuit with my trusty gold midi skirt… It’s perfect for this time of year. I put my velvet band jacket over the top and went for a more trendy look with my socks and shoes! I’ve styled most of these items on the blog before… See how I last wore this velvet blazer here and how I wore this gold midi skirt here!

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