Have A Holly Jolly Christmas

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As far as holiday fashions go, red and green is a bit on the nose, but what can I say? I’m a fan. If you’re anything like me and hardly ever leave the house, (why would I ever want to leave my painstakingly decorated, full pantry-ed, warm and cozy abode?) the holidays are pretty much the only time of year when I can let my fashion self run wild in the form of excessively sparkly jewellery and big, floofy party dresses. I live for a good Christmas party moment.

Christmas red and green party outfit look Boutique 1861 lace fit and flare dress Unique Vintage peacock green cropped cardigan rose tights Montreal fashion lifestyle beauty blog 4

Christmas red and green party outfit look Boutique 1861 lace fit and flare dress Unique Vintage peacock green cropped cardigan rose tights Montreal fashion lifestyle beauty blog 2

If you’ve been following my blog for any amount of time, you must know by now how much I love Christmas. I would say it’s one of my defining characteristics as a person. I mean, I TOTALLY get those of you who hate Christmas. It can be a really lonely, isolating time of year if you have strained relationships. It can be a time of unneeded stress and familial obligation, rather than festive joy and whimsical magic. Believe me, it’s not as if I have been untouched by those aspects of the holiday season…I have!

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But I make a huge effort to focus on the things I love about the season and don’t succumb to the hate. Sparkling lights make me happy, so I cover the house in them. I find evergreen boughs beautiful, so there are wreaths and tiny Christmas trees everywhere. Rounding the corner to our house with the red door and an explosion of Christmas always puts a smile on my face, and makes me even happier to make it home to my safe and cozy haven.

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Christmas tree lights Christmas holiday decor Montreal lifestyle fashion beauty blog

And I can definitely appreciate that I can freely feel this way because I have a lovely, warm home with a lovely, warm husband, and a lot to be thankful for. If you are able to, I encourage you all to look into your local charity and non-profit organizations that might make a huge difference to someone this holiday season.

If you’re in the Montreal area, you can donate money and used clothing (especially warm winter clothing) to Shop For A Cause, or money and food to The Media Food Drive, or money and toys/books to The Children’s Hospital Foundation. And even if you are low on funds, I’m sure a lot of organizations would appreciate just being given some of your time or a shout-out on your social media!

So here’s wishing each and every one of you a warm, safe, holly, jolly Christmas!

Christmas red and green party outfit look Boutique 1861 lace fit and flare dress Unique Vintage peacock green cropped cardigan rose tights Montreal fashion lifestyle beauty blog

Unique Vintage cardigan / Boutique 1861 dress (similar) / Zara heels (old) / F21 tights (old)

 

xoxo

 

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