Brocade Holiday

Friday, December 7

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| necklaces: Silver & Stone Chattanooga | blouse: swapped! (but I think this is exactly it!) | shorts: Topshop | tights: H&M | booties: Nordstrom | lip: Wet n Wild Liquid Catsuit in Video Vixen (the perfect vampy lip for $5!)


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So far my holiday spirit is feeling a bit off this year - I left Nashville and real life behind on Halloween (for the entire month), and when I returned, BAM - it's Christmas! 

In an effort to jumpstart myself into the holiday season, and if I'm being honest, wear all of the fun things in my closet that I missed while I was living out of a suitcase; I put together a little "holiday capsule" that's displayed on my clothing rack. It basically consists of any velvet item in my closet, along with any other luxe fabric (metallic pants!) and Christmas colors (red sweater & green pants!) I haven't been sharing a daily #ootd but I've been having a lot of fun with it! Maybe I can round up some outfit photos later.

My brocade shorts had to be included in my holiday capsule! Mine are originally from Topshop a few years ago, but I was really pleasantly surprised at how many options I found available now. Dressy shorts could be a very trendy option for any holiday fêtes on your calendar this year (I love that red pair in the widget!)

I really do think I wore this entire outfit somewhere this Fall but...I apologize, it's been a while now. I also lived in these booties for the past month!

Speaking of a jumpstart into the holiday spirit:

I made this "best christmas" playlist last year if you need it - it has the classics you actually want to listen to (no "Baby It's Cold Outside" in sight!) as well as newer holiday bops. In my very humble opinion, a good Christmas pop song or album should sound much like pop you would listen to year-round...swap in the word "Christmas" or "presents" or "tree" or "light" for "baby." Justin Bieber's Christmas album from 2011 is really hard to top, the Beach Boys Christmas album is an all time favorite of mine, and Sia's is also REALLY great.

Tonight is our annual office holiday party, and this year we're headed to a barcade that has been decorated for the season (temporarily re-named Reindeer Games.) With things a bit more casual this year - my boss bought our team matching sweaters to wear so I will be so COMFY as I enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres. Not mad about it! 

I'm Baaaack!

Tuesday, December 4

What's up everybody, I'm officially BACK to real life after being off the grid for the month of November, on my sabbatical from work. Full details of my itinerary here.

I definitely want to do a more detailed breakdown by location, because, as you can imagine, I have loads of photos and stories to share; but for now, I just wanted to share a few quick highlights from the last month. I say quick, and this post is already longer than intended.
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1 | Bird's eye view of the Amer Fort from the old Jaipur city walls
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2 | A day spent exploring in Goa, India
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3 | Helsinki, Finland, getting in the holiday spirit!
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4 | Family time over Thanksgiving weekend in the Bay - including the most beautiful Saturday in the city
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5 | Just hanging around with my nephew, Milo. He loves holding his Paci and his Christmas tree!
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6 | Ending the month on a high note, lol

Hope you all had a great month and start to the holiday season! I'll be back soon with more to share. xo

Field of Plenty

Sunday, November 25

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| lip: ColourPop Lippie Stix in Lumiere | necklaces: Homegrown Silver & Stone in Chattanooga | bralette: Forever21 | dress: Vinnie Louise in Nashville {this one is really similar!} | booties: Rag & Bone | 


Maxi dresses are one trend I have all but avoided - they always feel too long for me, even if they're the right length! But I am v v v into a 70's style floral maxi dress. Maybe it's the musical theater in me, because it really feels like wearing a dramatic costume and I'm here for it. Calling it a "maxi dress" feels wrong, but, let's call a spade a spade.

I inherited this one from my Mom, straight out of 1979, and I had a dark floral maxi on my Fall wishlist. I struggled to find the perfect one to fit the vibe I was going for, maybe a little witchy, must be worn with booties, then I saw this one on Instagram at a local boutique. I always find something (or somethingS) I like at Vinnie Louise, so I try to stay away!

I wanted this look and shoot to feel very Fall, but, as I'm posting these and it's officially the Christmas season (hello) this dress actually translates nicely!

Also hiiiii from the Bay Area as I'm wrapping up the last week of my sabbatical. I was here for Thanksgiving, and will split the last week between LA & San Diego with my two older brothers. This month went by quickly, as I knew it would, and really felt more like a long vacation than anything else (but I suppose that's what it IS, not sure what else I thought it would feel like.) The difference between a vacation and this sabbatical is that I have convinced myself it is totally fine to have some downtime and not be maximizing THE ENTIRE TIME like I normally do on vacation. I have lots to share so stay tuned for that :D

I don't need another floral maxi dress, as I actually picked up another one in India that I wore on Thanksgiving, but I'm kinda obsessed with that Opening Ceremony one in the widget.

Oh - this title is a nod to Settler's of Catan, which we have been playing a LOT of over the past few days. I hope you all had a wonderful, cozy Thanksgiving with your loved ones, it's my favorite holiday!

Adriane & I spent a day shooting before I left for sabbatical, both for blog lewks & to catalog her new jewelry, all for sale now! You can see it in some of these pictures. And it would make a lovely Christmas present! We shot these in a field just outside her studio.