It’s hard to believe we are less than a week away from Christmas! I’m not really sure I ever walk into the holidays feeling “prepared”. The intensions are always there. I just haven’t figured out how to make it all happen yet.
I read an article not too long ago that was titled “Our 75 Holiday Traditions”! At first I was like “Oh my, 75??!!?”. But as I started to read them almost every one listed was pretty common and more than likely on most people’s traditions list. It got me thinking, no wonder we have such a hard time keeping up this time of year? We are running around like crazy maniacs trying to keep all 75 of those traditions alive in roughly a month! PLUS new ones always get thrown into the mix! So who knows what our holiday tradition total will be in 10 years?
I have had to step back and evaluate my list of holiday traditions. Decide which ones make sense this year, remove some that we no longer find joy in and so on. Don’t get me wrong, I am totally that homebody that is all about tradition. But I am also getting a little overwhelmed with all the expectations we place on ourselves in life. There is no requirement that we HAVE to accomplish every tradition we hold dear to us each and every year. Or is there?
I AM thankful our family tradition of driving around town looking at Christmas lights went well the other day. I was worried that we were going to have to take a brake from that one for while. The three years prior were a nightmare! #parenthood :/ We made progress guys!! [high five]
What are some fun traditions you can’t live without? Any that you decided to cut ties with?
So about this dress…
I just might be slightly obsessed with this little plaid number! It’s a tad more girly girl than I’m used to wearing, but I’m glad I opted to give the babydoll style a whirl. The plaid is just fun and festive and the ruffled sleeves finish it off ever so flattering. And with it’s very affordable price point (currently on sale for $24) this one is a win win for both the upcoming Christmas and Valentines holidays.
And for the grand finale, my $10 thrifted vintage full length faux fur coat! Isn’t she a beauty? So proud of that find. I can’t wait to take her out on the town! 🙂
Merry Christmas! May you and yours have the most blessed holiday.
WHAT I’M WEARING:
DRESS Boohoo || COAT Vintage (similar) || BOOTIES Charlotte Russe (similar) || BAG Boohoo (similar)