let your heart be light

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| coat: Banana Republic via Carina {similar} | blouse: J.Crew via Carina {similar} | belt: Target | pants: Old Navy {actually similar!} | flats: Madewell via Carina {similar} | lip: Stila Liquid Lipstick in Beso

Merry Christmas EVE, fam!

I’d like to think of this outfit as version 2.0 of this outfit from the same time last year. Both perfectly festive, but now, with a belt! And sparkly flats! And a tuxedo blouse and red lip! All those little extras take it to the next level.

This outfit is chock full of blessings on blessings on blessings from my sister, Carina (TY sis ILY.) Let’s see: the coat, blouse, and flats are all from her cast-off pile, can you believe my good fortune? She got a new black coat and just didn’t need this one, but the fit is about as timeless as they come. And y’all KNO I love a sparkly shoe.

I wore this during our holiday party week at work where I planned theme-y festive outfits for every day, and it was perfect for getting me in the spirit. These pants might be – dare I say- one of my best purchases ever.

I’m reporting to you live from (hopefully) sunny San Diego, where I’m hanging with my family and wearing pants with an elastic waistband, exclusively!

A deviation from my typically vapidity:

I have a little wish for you this holiday. Christmas can be tough. There’s this contrived sense of happiness that you’re supposed to feel, when in reality, the holiday season is not all twinkly lights and beautifully wrapped gifts for everyone. It can be HARD, and maybe a reminder of what you don’t have or what you’ve lost.

So my wish for you is that today and tomorrow, no matter how you’re celebrating (or maybe you’re not at all- totally fine) or who you’re celebrating with (and maybe it’s by yourself- in which case- go girl) that your heart would be light. And that you would feel an extra special sense of joy and peace, and contentment (the best feeling !!!) with however things are for you this holiday season. <3 love you guys!

have yourself a merry little Christmas
let your heart be light
from now on, our troubles will be out of sight
through the years we all will be together
if the fates allow
hang a shining star upon the highest bough!
and have yourself a merry little Christmas, now

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