Yep, my favorite holiday is within reach, although I have yet to decide on my appetizer, let alone head to the grocery store and shop. That’s on my to-do list today. I imagine the grocery store will be a madhouse, but that’s okay. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Right?! Last night, I ran over to Hobby Lobby for faux Christmas greenery for my outdoor pots and was greeted with long lines at the cashier. That’s when you can take the opportunity to chat with the people in front of you and behind you. Remember when we used to talk to people rather than have our noses on our phones, scrolling away? Listen, I’m more than guilty of whipping out my phone, especially when standing in line, but it’s so much better to have one-on-one contact and conversations, even if we’re just talking about the weather. My intention this holiday season is to talk more and scroll less.
And speaking of holidays, who has their holiday outfits lined up? One of my favorite style formulas is to pair a festive skirt or pants with a classic blazer and sweater. It’s a match made in casual chic heaven. One of my favorite holiday patterns is a Black Watch plaid or tartan plaid. And don’t think you can’t wear either pattern well after the holiday season. I like to get as much wear out of my wardrobe as possible, so I’m always thinking of ways to style my plaid pants in multiple ways.
Beth shares a Velveteen Blazer from Talbots
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Today, I matched my navy turtleneck with a navy velveteen blazer that’s been on style repeat since it arrived on my doorstep. Then, for a festive twist, I added Black Watch plaid pants and velvet ballet flats old (similar here, and here). This outfit is perfect for entertaining at home or a casual Christmas party, or even a night out with the hubs (or boyfriend).
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