I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! So while we didn’t have to travel ON Christmas this year, we did go to my hometown the weekend before to have early Christmas with my grandparents and cousins. With this being my first married Christmas, it was also my first one away from home and all of the traditions I grew up with. (If you’re married, I would love to hear how you’ve handled the holidays the first few years and how you make time for everyone. Leave a comment at the bottom of this post!) While we were there, we took the time to go downtown and take a little walk down memory lane.
This mural is based off of a drawing that my childhood best friend did while at St. Jude at age 7. This has always held such a special place in my heart, and as you will probably learn, is one of the reasons I have such a love for St. Jude and their mission. Going back and visiting this spot was just another great reminder to be thankful this holiday season.
For our early Christmas celebration, I went with this amazing chenille sweater that I wear all. the. time. I usually don’t wear much red but this is such a rich color and I thought it was gorgeous with the texture of the chenille. Plus it’s perfect for any kind of holiday get-together. Y’all, I can’t even tell you how happy I am about the chenille trend this year. I’m obsessed. I paired the sweater with a velvet ruffled skirt (on super sale right now!) and my favorite flat over the knee boots. (So basically I was a walking trend, but I don’t even care haha.) At first I was a little leery of the over the knee boot, but I finally decided to give them a try. In my opinion, the trick to finding the right pair for you is choosing the heel height wisely. If you’re worried about looking a little too… ya know… scandalous at the office… go with a flat heel or a mid height heel. I wear these to work and think they’re super appropriate and stylish. I also prefer a pair that stays close to my legs and isn’t stiff. Kind of like a pair of leggings! These actually fit perfectly over a pair of skinny jeans or leggings so you don’t have to wear them with a skirt or dress if you don’t want to.
I’ve linked all these items below, and I’ve also provided a sale roundup in case you didn’t get everything you wanted or are looking to do a little after Christmas shopping. I hope everyone is still enjoying the holidays! I’ll be back soon with a roundup of all my amazing Christmas gifts, so be looking for that!
After Christmas Sales
Free People — 40% off sale items
Anthropologie — 30% off sale items
Asos — up to 50% off sale items
Zara — everything on sale!! (don’t miss out on this!)
Nordstrom — up to 50% off sale
Dillard’s — 40% off select boots + new markdowns
Loft — 50% off everything with code WRAPITUP
Urban Outfitters — extra 30% off sale items
Madewell — extra 30% off sale with code YESPLEASE
Clad & Cloth — 30% off with code CHEERS