Happy holidays! I hope you’ve all survived the nightmarish traveling conditions of the past week… Boy, am I grateful that I came out to Boise so early. I’m not sure I’ll be as lucky on the return trip, though! I’m supposed to head back to Denver on Southwest this Friday so… wish me luck. Otherwise, last week consisted of remote work, lots of games, binging the most recent season of “The Handmaid’s Tale”, and quality family time. Another great Christmas in the books.
Monday, December 19
I probably wouldn’t have gotten dressed today at all if it weren’t for my dentist appointment, but I threw on this almost-monochromatic ensemble for the outing and a day of working from home. My dad and I watched “The Handmaid’s Tale” together during the initial Covid quarantine, so we were excited to finally start binging the fifth season together.
Light Pink Lace-Up Top: JCPenney, $20 ($0.71 per wear), last worn here | Pleather Jacket: JCPenney, $62 ($1.13 per wear), last worn here | Grey Mom Jeans: Express, $19 ($0.44 per wear), last worn here | Black Booties: Vivaia, gifted for collaboration, last worn here | Black Beanie: Borrowed from my mom
Tuesday, December 20
Rocking the plaid pants for Christmas week! I’ve had these pants for years but hardly ever wear the pair—I never know how to style them. What could I wear on top aside from black? I have a white button-down, but then I’m worried I’ll look like I’m a Catholic school student… maybe an oversized white or crème sweater is the move (I just don’t own one of those). Sooo a simple black and red look it is.
My parents and I went to mass this morning at our local chapel, followed by hot cocoas at a nearby coffee shop. Otherwise it was just more of the same today, work and “The Handmaid’s Tale”!
Black Ribbed Sweater: 525 America via Scout and Molly’s Boutique, $89 ($5.93 per wear), last worn here | Plaid Pants: Unknown, $40 ($2.00 per wear), last worn here | Black Booties: Vivaia, gifted for collaboration, last worn here
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Wednesday, December 21
Today I actually never got dressed… My grandpa flew into town in the morning for Christmas so we got to play some Euchre with him in the afternoon. My dad and I finished our show in the evening, and then we forced ourselves to stay up so that we could pick up my brother and sister-in-law later that night. Well, of course their flight was delayed due to the storm, so we didn’t get to bed until 2 am!
Thursday, December 22
After work today, my sister-in-law and I went to get our nails done together! I never go to the nail salon, so it was a fun change of pace. We spent the evening getting ready and then headed off to a Christmas party to which we scored a last-minute invite, which was an absolute blast. I’m so glad I packed this thrifted red dress! Tonight was its maiden voyage, and I received several compliments on the big red bow (I *am* the present). I actually ran into some people from high school at the party who invited me out for drinks downtown after the party—overall a super fun night. I’ve always dreamt of going to a Christmas party and somehow I got to attend two this year! Who am I?!
Red Dress: BCBG Max Azria, thrifted, $1 ($1.00 per wear), last worn here | Tights: Primark, $5 ($1.25 per wear), last worn here | Black Heels: DSW, $40 ($2.86 per wear), last worn here | Jewels: Thrifted
Friday, December 23
Thank goodness I finally made it through the work week! Some of us played Settlers of Catan in the afternoon, I finally added my ornaments to the Christmas tree, and then we watched The Revenant as a family. I haven’t worn this outfit before, but I love how it turned out! The lavender bodysuit and blue earmuffs look super cute together.
Lavender Bodysuit: Macy’s, $10 ($2.00 per wear) | Pleather Jacket: JCPenney, $62 ($1.09 per wear), last worn here | Grey Mom Jeans: Express, $19 ($0.42 per wear), last worn here | Black Booties: Vivaia, gifted for collaboration, last worn here | Blue Earmuffs: Loft, $30 ($3.75 per wear), last worn here
Saturday, December 24
It was a perfectly lazy Christmas Eve filled with sledding, games, and a delicious dinner. I basically wore PJs all day but dug out this onesie ski suit from the 80s to play in the snow. I actually kind of dig it, though I wish it was more colorful.
Sunday, December 25
Ah, Christmas morn. We slept in, ate breakfast, opened presents, and then opened our stockings. We all just kind of lounged about for most of the day and then had a big family dinner. I’ve never really been one to get dressed on Christmas, let alone to dress up (we never leave the house), but I decided to throw on this old-fashioned dress with a pearl belt and very sparkly headband. I’m rocking my new Fitbit in this pic, and you can see some of my vintage Barbie ornaments on the tree in the background! After dinner, we watched an unsettling, violent Christmas movie where Santa was shot in the head… very strange and traumatizing indeed.
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Which of this week’s outfits was your favorite? Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you had a great holiday with your loved ones.
Miles of smiles,