This year’s Christmas for Dustin and I is a bit unusual. We’ve already celebrated it TWICE and it’s only the 21st! Once with my siblings since my brother and his wife are spending the holiday in Ireland and once this past weekend with his family who are heading to Colorado. Next up, we’ll be hanging with my folks in Atlanta and then meeting up with his family to ski and spend New Years in Beaver Creek. If you want to get technical, there’s a third celebration since we’ve already done our gift swap- he got his coveted Frye boots and I got a much needed ski jacket so I wear one that actually fits this year!
With Thanksgiving and all that comes with celebrating Christmas, it’s been a busy married life so far but great! (Confession: I won’t be complaining when January rolls around and things slow down!)
For Saturday’s present exchange and supper I wore this comfy look which is pretty much all Madewell. This brand is my new obsession – especially this oversized sweater!
We laughed at this last photo but I kinda like it, POWER SHOULDERS!
Sweater, shirt, pants and necklace: Madewell, sunglasses: TOMS and boots: Sam Edelman
The sweater is new and already a staple. I wanted to link it for you all but it appears to be sold out! My boots and shades are older so I linked some comparable ones. The jeans are my first pair from Madewell and so far so good- comfy, seems to hold the elasticity..now if they could just keep the color and not fade after a few washes!
First time in many years that I’m not scrambling to get last minute gifts, so, good luck to you if you are!
Next up: 2015 at a glance!
Friday I took off work to do lots of pre-wedding things like finalizing the menu (which includes fancy shrimp+grits, cause-duh!), going through the timeline, picking out jewelry (hello sapphires!) and trying to nail down a cake (which didn’t go as planned in the least bit!)
To run around I wanted to dress chic but comfy for all the errands and car riding so I wore these new slacks I picked up at Nordstrom Rack (under $25!) and my favorite white tee from Target (love it so much I bought it twice in case one gets ruined) with new wedges from Shopbop by Matt Bernson along with pieces that are on constant rotation~
This Free People necklace spices any’ole plain tee right up! Other accessories include my very worn out Kate Spade shades, FP bra and Madewell tote.
Next post is a fun shoot featuring items from Williams-Sonoma and I’m really really REALLY excited to share it with yall – come back and see on Thursday!
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Here’s a super comfy outfit I wore to work then spiced up with a vintage scarf for last night’s Free People Festival Series party. I have a whole different post planned with the photos I took of the event I just wanted to quickly share this look.
Shirt: Target boyfriend tee, Scarf: Vintage from Nana, Bag: Birthday gift from my sweet Dustin from local Designer KMM & CO, Jeans: Gap, Sandals: Birkenstock, Shades: Kate Spade, Bra: Free People
All about comfort! Have a good and safe weekend friends!
I’m going to keep this short because I”m sure your Monday is about like mine: playing crazy catch-up!
Our holiday was a good one. Visited Dustin’s grandfather at the center he was at for his post-op hip rehabilitation and then spent the day in Alpharetta at the house where Dustin grew up. We hung around the kitchen, sipping wine and preparing a huge meal while catching up with all of his siblings. His baby cousins came over, who are now crawling so corralling babies consumed most of the night (allowing us to burn away some of those cals!)
Wearing an H&M shirt and jacket, Free People pants, Baggu purse c/o Shop Bop, MIA shoes, Anthro necklace.
The day following Thanksgiving we got news that Dustin’s grandfather had passed away in his sleep. Dustin and the rest of his family were really close with Da so it was very difficult news. We spent the rest of the weekend honoring and remembering him. He was buried on Saturday with a 21 gun salute and his entire family in attendance. He will be missed. I can say he was one of the strongest men I’ve ever met. 96 years young and charismatic till the end!
Ok, now get back to work and have a wonderful day!