Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Festive Mood

Outfit deets:
* Dynamite jacket (old) which you've seen many times, but a favourite outfit post with waxed denim almost two years ago.
* Joe Fresh sweater dress.
* Sirens leggings.
* Bumper booties (old) which you have seen with skinnies, an all grey outfit, and (my favourite) a skirt + leather jacket combo.
* Accessories:  OASAP clutch (c/o), Ardene pashmina & gifted square bangle.

Christmas is quickly approaching (hello, less than a month away!) and I'm becoming frantic.  I need to take a breath.  I have started my shopping, but it feels like there is still so much to do; I haven't even decorated my place yet.  Now I know it's not December yet, but, I always say November 20th is the 'go-ahead' day for all things Christmas, for me at least. 

Last year at this time, my apartment was pretty ugly.  I was using hand-me-down furniture (from the 90's) as we were waiting for our house to sell (and in turn, keeping the house staged).  And in all honesty, I felt a little depressed that I couldn't decorate for the holidays.

Well, I could have decorated.

I just felt it was kind of pointless, considering the furniture and coldness of the place.  Still though, it didn't feel Christmasy and I was happy to spend several days at my parent's place surrounded by a beautiful tree, tiny ornaments, garland-laced railings, festive lights, a fire place, and more.

This year is different though.  My apartment feels like home as I have my furniture and have created a space for myself that feels like myself.  Additionally, there is no longer an eye sore that is my living room (ha!).  Ish.  I am so excited for Christmas that, although I really shouldn't be bringing more stuff into my apartment (it's already quite full), I went to my parent's house a few weeks back and picked up a big chunk of my Christmas decor.  I love decorating with reindeer and trees, and tend towards larger pieces.  The stuff has been sitting in a corner of my dining room, but this week I am determined to decorate.  Let's get this Christmas party started!

Do you decorate for Christmas?  Do you have a theme?

*** I have been listening to a local radio station that plays Christmas music 24/7 now, it makes me so happy.  #thelittlethings



Caitlin @ Candyfloss & Persie said...

Last year I was in a Studio by myself and I really didn't have the energy to do too much. I did some stuff here and there but like a tree seemed really hard (and my place was tiny) so I didn't. But this year, now that I'm living with my boyfriend- I've been trying to do a lot (while not spending money on every cute item I see)! We're getting a tree this weekend and I'm excited. It's just so dang nice to have the ambiance of Christmas around you, I'm glad this year will be better for you in that regard!

And your outfit is so cute but what the hell else is new? :)

PS- I'm on the Xmas radio station now too!

Franziska said...

I'm not really decorating this year :( My boyfriend is on an out of town rotation until Christmas, so I have no one to help me with getting a tree and stringing lights and all of that, so I'm not doing it :( at least I'll save on the electric bill?

Sam said...

I can't wait to decorate! Now that the snow is here and tomorrow is December it is time. Nothing gets me in the spirit like the glow of a Chirstmas tree... (and those Christmas tunes on the radio don't hurt either)

Anonymous said...

What do you use on your skin? It always looks great!

Amanda @ Life with A.Co said...

@Anon: Thank you! Lately I've been loving Maybelline's BB Cream, it doesn't offer much coverage, but gives a nice glow and evens things out. As for lotions, just Equate coco butter body lotion (from Walmart) at night and after showers, and the Equate SPF 15 during the day. Pretty simple :S lol.

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