NEW POST: Happy Xmas Everybody!
Whether you celebrate Christmas or Xmas or Hanukkah or Chanukah or Kwanzaa or Festivus or nothing at all, happy whatever you want it to be. I’m technically Jew-ish, so I light candles at Hanukkah (when I remember) and I decorative a Santa tree. I’m one of those lucky people who got 8 days of presents and then a day full of them. You can blame it on having parents of two different religions (even though no one was religious) or you can blame it on being raised as an only child, but either way I always got a lot of fun stuff as a kid.
But, now my parents are old and don’t really celebrate the holidays much any more (last year they gave me a few things from their house that they decided they didn’t want anymore) and my in-laws can’t put up a tree because their two golden retrievers
might would absolutely destroy it, it’s become a symbol of what once was that I still hold so dear.
While my hubby does an amazing, practically impossible job of getting me the things I want (no longer Playmobile and Weird Al tapes, I now want clothes and shoes- my new toys) it’s everything that leads up to Xmas that I enjoy the most. Decorating the tree with meaningful ornaments, going to themed parties filled with unhealthy treats that I most likely can’t eat, twinkling lights that warm the room, seeing NYC become sweet with pop-up holiday shops, and and all the fuss that comes along with the season; those are the things that remind me of my childhood, and those are the things that truly make the season feel magical to me.
But you didn’t come here to listen to me wax poetic, you came here for the clothes, so here’s what I wore to a xmas-filled day in NYC/Jersey City with my hubby:
Plaid reminds me of the holidays. I don’t know if it’s inspired by my dad’s old plaid shirts, the bow ties that the members of the “Secret, Not-So-Secret Haggis Society” would wear at the Curling Club, or if I were a lumberjack in a past life, but regardless, I love me some plaid. So I wore some, in the shape of this ASOS Curve cold-shoulder dress. I’ve been obsessed (OBSESSED) with the DUO boots that I was gifted; they are literally some of the best footwear I’ve ever owned, and if it wasn’t totally weird I’d wear them every day with every outfit. (Side note: DUO is such an amazing company- whether you’ve got skinny calves, thick calves, or something in-between, they (most likely) will have boots that will fit you. Their calf widths go from 30cm to 50cm, and I can tell you that my 19-inch calves fit comfortably in these stunning over-the-knee boots. They might be a tad pricy, but they’re TOTALLY worth it.) The necklace is by nOir and I’m a HUGE fan of their designs. While their jewelry is totally out of my price range, their sample sales are phenomenal and worth the trek to NYC. The necklace retails for over $200 but I got it for $30. Lastly,
I leave you with a shot of my living room that warms my heart (except for my coffee table, I hate that behemoth). This was actually not a posed shot; either my dog just knows how to be completely adorable or it was dumb luck, either way I love it. The glow of the fake fire place (not like I could have a real one in a 3rd floor apartment in a brownstone) matches the warmth of the tree, and Flynn (the dog, obviously) just helps center the shot.
So, if you’ve actually taken the time to read all of this, thank you, I’ll take that as your Xmas gift to me. And, if you haven’t:
Merry whatever-the-hell you celebrate.
Dress: ASOS Curve
Boots: DUO Boots (They have “custom-fit” boots up to a 50 cm calf!)