merry christmas eve day y’all. well, i have all, but six presents safe and sound under the tree. six packages managed to go awol with shipping. yes, 2020 is a year to be remembered from many perspectives. even though i ordered all of my gifts on black Friday, only 60% arrived. but, hey, the tree is trimmed, the fridge is stocked, the table set, and christmas eve will go on as planned. merry christmas eve, dear reader! and i’m sporting a grown-up puffer vest to chase away the chill. oh, the weather outside has been delightful the past few days, but it’s about to turn frightful.
yesterday, i braved the grocery stores (plural as i hit three in my quest for bread) and couldn’t help but think of mr. style who always liked to tag along. the produce section was stocked with clementines – his favorite this time of year. there are so many sweet memories of him every day but especially during the christmas season. i can’t help but be thankful for all the years we spent together. i was one darn lucky girl to have had him by my side through thick and thin for close to thirty-six years. blessings upon blessings. so i continue to choose to look at the glass half full instead of empty. and that’s how we need to treat 2020. what are you thankful for this year? let me know in the comments below.
this metallic grown-up puffer vest (limited sizes similar here) from Talbots is back in action. puffer vests, in general, have a preppy vibe, but they can easily be dressed up or down. it was last seen with a fair isle sweater and blue jeans. this go-round, i popped it over glen plaid trousers from Ralph Lauren (old, similar here) and added an adorable embroidered sweater Chico’s sent to me for Christmas. thanks, Chico’s! i added a ruffle neck shirt from J.Crew to add a feminine vibe and a pair of croc-embossed pumps from Talbots (old, similar here). all in all, it’s an easy outfit to throw together that gives the nod to elevated casual chic. this ootd kind of reminds me of my mom. i miss her too!
merry christmas eve!