remembering the holidays: christmas

  1. Holly says:

    Oh how I loved Alex memory! And what we keep in our minds as kids those will be the best of memories. Thank you Alex for sharing🎄. Love the coat Beth.

    • Karen says:

      I too had forgotten about Starter jackets! Just like Alex my sons had no idea why they chose the teams they picked. I smiled when I read the post, it brought back such great memories.

  2. Terry says:

    For tamale lovers out there…..making tamales is a day-long process at the least. May I suggest ordering from Delia’s in Edinburg, Texas? Fabulous tamales! They are the gold standard for tamales in south Texas. Delia’s has multiple locations and expanded out of the Rio Grande Valley up to San Antonio due to demand. I have NO connection to Delia’s other than being a south Texan who has been on a tamale run to Edinburg!

  3. Julie Mycock says:

    Hi Beth, loving the outfits. I have a pair of boots like the ones you are wearing, in fact I’m meeting a couple of the ladies I used to work with tonight, we are going for a curry and because it’s raining and cold I’m putting my boots on, and I’m pairing it with a denim skirt too. Xoxo

  4. Jeanne says:

    Thank you for guiding us through the style process. It’s raining all day today so I’m tackling my closets and getting rid of 1/2 of my closet.

    Loved the Christmas memory and I liked your son immediately for wanting a UNC jacket. Go Heels!

  5. Sharon says:

    I too have 3 boys. I had forgotten about Starter jackets. They were under the tree one year for our sons too. A stretch for us at the time but worth the smiles on Christmas morning. Love your outfit. I’m a fan of sweater coats!

  6. Suzanne M Smith says:

    Another lovely holiday memory. I think we do tend to remember most moments with family. Somehow, we always try to pull through for one another, right? A few years’ Christmas presents might stand out in memories, but mostly, I remember family interactions and celebrating that time together, surrounded by grandparents and sibs and parents. Priceless…

  7. Carolyn says:

    Alex, I loved your post today about your Christmas memory. I bet your mother did too!

  8. Briana says:

    When I was a kid I came down with measles one Christmas. AFTER I got a very painful measles shot. That Christmas my parents gave me a brand new bicycle with a real cool banana seat (remember those?). Anyways I had to stay in bed while my little sister got to ride hers all over the neighborhood.

  9. Laurie says:

    Both “Remembering the holidays” are just wonderful! (And so is that coat) Thank you for sharing.

  10. AOA says:

    I’m loving the nostalgic posts from your loved ones, Beth! I am a child of the 80’s and a teenager of the 90’s. I remember the Starter brand well. I was a bit of a tomboy and wore my Phoenix Suns jacket everywhere. Like you with your UNC jacket, Alex, I had no allegiance to the Suns team and am from Texas! (Go Spurs go!) Perhaps it was a jacket that had been on special and my mom took the opportunity to buy it for me. Money could be tight around my home at times, too, though we 4 kids never really knew it, either. Thanks for unlocking some good memories for me! And by the way, looking stunning as ever, Miss Beth. The beautiful coat becomes you!

  11. Mary says:

    I remember Starter Jackets! Bought my 2 boys one for Christmas about that same time. They were so excited.

  12. Claudia Flemingloss says:

    I loved reading the Christmas memory from your oldest son. He talked about her and his brothers wanting Starter jackets. Instant flashback to our son wanting a Starter jacket from University of Michigan. I remembered where we bought it. Saw him trying it on and hoping he’d grow into it eventually. Thanks for reminding me of such a happy time.

  13. Gwen Ewing says:

    Thank you all for the memories! Love walking down memory lane with your family! Starter jackets were under our tree too when our sons and daughters were in grade school! Love the fashion looks in the last few blogs! You brighten my day, Beth! I wish you the best as you face the holidays without Mr. Style, although he is in your hearts!

  14. Kiera says:

    Your guide is very meaningful. Also, I’m a fan of knee-high boots. Certainly, I will mix it with a long skirt for Christmas.

  15. Diane says:

    The fashion rule I always break is wearing shorts. I’m 62 and still wear shorts. I started noticing that most of my friends have quit wearing them (and most of my friends are 5-10 years younger than me!). No, my legs aren’t what they once were but they’re the legs God gave me. I refuse to confine myself to long pants in summer just because of my age. I’ve noticed, though, that this isn’t as common in Florida as the midwest. I guess midwesterners are more inclined to follow the “rules”?

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