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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December 2016

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…and just like that, it’s December! Why is Christmas, like, tomorrow already? Craziness! This holiday season is going to be different for me for a variety of reasons, but it’s still going to be super special. It’s my first Christmas as a married woman and although I will not be heading back east like I normally do, Chris and I will finally get to spend our Christmas together (yay)! We will be here celebrating with my California family – I’ve decided I’m not in love with the word “in-laws” – I like California family better! Then, on New Year’s Eve, Chris’ sister is getting married in Ojai and it’s going to a beautiful and fun, family affaire and the perfect way to ring in the new year!

I have a feeling this month is going to fly by even faster than last month (my friendsgiving did not end up coming to fruition), but these things are on my to-do list:

  1. See the Newport Boat Parade
  2. Take a walk around Balboa Island to see all the festive houses!
  3. Go to the Laguna Beach Sawdust Winter Festival
  4. Have my girlfriends over to Laguna for festive drinks (and/or) meet out somewhere for drinks – we’re all so busy!
  5. Have fires in our fireplace and perfect my mulled wine recipe (my first attempt this past weekend was just ehhh)
  6. I’m also going to make a lot more of THIS “christmas crack” recipe! I’ve tried several gluten free versions but using Mary’s Gone crackers are by far the best and were the biggest hit this Thanksgiving! Yum!

What’s on your list of things to do this month?

Visit my holiday Pinterest board & budget buys Instagram account for more festive inspo.!

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