abby-lately: holidays 2016 & welcoming in 2017

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Happy 2017!

I’m coming out of a super busy and eventful stretch so I thought I’d finally check in here. Between the usual Christmas and New Years activities, Chris and I had visits from his side of the family, his sister’s wedding and a visit from my parents. Christmas was great, the wedding (despite the pesky weather) was absolutely beautiful and showing everyone our home/life in Laguna was so much fun – but I have to admit, I’m a little exhausted – I am 30 after all. I’ve been having a good time today looking through some photos from the past few weeks so I thought I’d share a few!

Hope your year is off to a great start!

Christmas Eve

California Christmas

Christmas in Cardiff by the Sea

Christmas Eve

Cardiff by the sea sunset

Cheers to 2017

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I bet $20 that Chris wouldn’t go surfing on Christmas day. I lost, but it was worth it!

My “Christmas Wish” from last year that my parents texted me. My wish came true!

2017

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Last In n Out of 2016 ^

Ojai when it wasn’t raining!

 

The most gorgeous post-rain post-ceremony sunset & sparkler send off!

Back in Laguna Beach to show my parents around. Lots of walking was done and drinks consumed!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Happy Holidays!

Today I thought I’d share some “festive” photos that I’ve taken this past month before the holidays pass us by in the blink of an eye. I didn’t get to all of my to-do list but we did make it to Balboa Island and we got to see the Newport Boat parade – both which were so fun! I also did a holiday outfit shoot for Glitter Guide this month which I had a great time doing. I styled 3 outfits with Gap Factory and we shot it over by Lido Marina Village which is a must-visit if you live in the area or are passing by. It’s the cutest little area filled with pretty shops, great drinks, food and a harbor view. All the outfit photos were shot but the super talented Ariane Moshayedi.

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Lots of love!

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Coat: Vintage // Top: Gap Factory // Jeans: Alternative // Clutch: Vintage // Shoes: Similar

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Blazer: My California mom’s old blazer 🙂 // Turtleneck: Gap Factory // Bag & Scarf: Vintage // Loafers: Topshop 

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Hat: Gap Factory // Sweater dress: Gap Factory // Shoes: Similar // Bag: HOBO

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Dress: Lilly Pulitzer 

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