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It’s so exciting that it’s finally Christmas time! Besides summer, it has always been my favorite time of the year! When I was younger, I always would get so excited about Christmas that I would have my full Christmas List to give to Santa ready in July. Boy, were my parents happy about that! Nowadays, it seems to get to my family later and later. However, I usually start my Christmas shopping pretty early, so I always have a couple of ideas in the back of my mind for myself 😉
This Christmas I will be on a vacation, which, I am keeping a surprise for now. Since I will be gone this Christmas, it has made me think of a couple of my favorite things that I have always looked forward to in the past. While I still may be able to do a couple of these on my list, I am unfortunately going to have to miss out on a couple of my favorite activities Christmas Day and Christmas Eve. I have compiled a list of my 10 favorite Christmas Traditions and I am so excited to share them with you!
It’s finally December and all I can think about is Holiday Parties! While most girls seem to love fall, I’m all for Christmas and holiday party time! Christmas cookies and treats from my favorite bakery always strike a sense of nostalgia and wonderful time spent with family and friends each year. I always get so excited thinking about Christmas parties and white elephant gift ideas that I have coming up. Some of my fondest memories are at Christmas parties growing up and looking at family photos from the past. Jewel-toned outfits and velvet details really never seem to go away for good, do they?
Since I am a planner (or at least with my outfits) this also strikes the biggest question of all, “what am I going to wear?” I am so excited to have partnered with one of my favorite brands, Aidan Mattox, to show you all some fun outfit options for your next holiday cocktail party or black tie event! Some of you may know me as a part-time professional wedding guest attendee, (check out my adventures here) I have two weddings to attend this season and a black tie event! I am in need of some outfit inspiration and I am so excited to share my top festive picks with you!
I am beyond obsessed with this adorable LBD by Aidan Mattox! It is unlike any dress that I own or have seen lately! It’s very classy, and love that it has a sassy twist across the neckline and is different from just any off-the-shoulder cocktail dress. The dress also is very forgiving, although it is fitted. It also doesn’t ride up and stretches when you sit down. I also love that it is black because it can be easily be paired with many different types of accessories. It would be so fun to throw in a red velvet clutch or some type of festive clutch for the season! I also love this dress because not only is it so fun for a holiday party, it is perfect year-round! Black makes it more versatile and a must-have piece for your closet this season!
I also found a couple other cocktail dresses below. I think these dresses would be perfect for a holiday office party, wedding, or any fun Christmas or holiday event!
Not only do I love to wear red during Christmas time, it is this season’s biggest color! I am so excited to wear this dress to a black-tie event I have later this December with Christopher! I have always been a big fan of one-shoulder dresses and love the jacquard detailing on the dress. The dress is lined with tulle on the inside at the hem to give it that extra “umph” when laying flat or walking! I love it! Plus, it’s not itchy at all and will be very comfortable to dance in. I think this is the perfect dress to wear to any black tie gala or wedding. I hope it gets cold enough this year so I can pair it with my fur stole!
I also found a couple other gowns below. I think these dresses would be perfect for a black tie gala, wedding or any black tie event for this season!
I have been wanting to try some type of activated charcoal powder for a while now! I have seen pictures and raving reviews all over the internet and have always wondered how my teeth would stand against it. I was a little hesitant to try it as putting charcoal in your mouth doesn’t sound like much fun. However, after asking friend’s that have tried different brands, they reassured me I couldn’t taste it and wouldn’t be repulsed by the flavor.