This year will be our first holiday season in our new home. On top of this special time, my brother is visiting from Ireland and able to stay with me for the first time ever! Because of this, I wanted to make sure our house was decorated and festive. Despite my desire to embrace the holidays, my work and travel schedule has been insane with limited time to focus on my home. Well, this is where I have to give it up to my mom who did most of the holiday heavy lifting when I was in LA. When I got back from the West Coast, my Christmas tree was up, my tablescape was complete, and the house was full of holiday cheer.
The following week, my mom and I put the finishing touches on the house – including pops of tartan, a couple wreaths, candles (battery-operated) in the windows, colorful bowls of ornaments and holiday candles to make sure the space smells evergreen!
Now that the place feels festive, my outfits have been updated with cheerful accessories to match! In my opinion no one does the holidays as well as J.Crew, so I picked up a couple of items to make me feel merry and bright. A tartan scarf implies the holiday season, but isn’t too over the top. I’ve been wearing it with all black and even bright red sweaters. Speaking of black, I got the cutest kitten-heel pumps with polka dot and mesh details, and the prettiest satin bows on the back. And now that I mention bows, I picked up the cutest hair tie for the finishing touch on a festive look.
I’ll be posting over the holidays, but focusing on being present and spending time with family and friends. I hope you all follow along on Instagram so we can share in the season together!
Happy Holidays Dolls!