With only five days to Christmas, the countdown is officially on!
I’m looking forward celebrating Christmas at home this year. With our kids being older now, our tradition is to go on a family vacation. We like surprising them with an experience and smaller gifts. Last Christmas, we explored Old Montréal which was so magical.
This year, we decided to do a mini staycation downtown DC right and stay at the Willard hotel, close to the White House, museums and many restaurants. We’re excited to take our daughter Ella to the Nutcrackers at the Warner theater, which is known for its exceptional performance and lavish costumes.
On Christmas Eve, we always go to midnight mass at the church where Ella was baptized and I like to wear a simple dress for the occasion. This year, I’m going for a minimalist look with a black velvet slip dress layered with a simple white turtleneck underneath and suede black sock booties which will keep me warm the entire evening! You can shop this outfit on LIKETOKNOW.IT.
On Christmas Day, after opening presents in the morning, we’ll be going to our friend’s house so it’s pretty casual. I’ll probably be wearing “my Christmas plaid skirt” I’ve own for years. You can shop this outfit on LIKETOKNOW.IT.
SHELBEE Shelbee on the Edge“This Christmas I am feeling a bit of a “Bah, Humbug” so when Charlotte Russe offered all of their employees a sweater of their choosing for $10, this cute “Bah, HumPug” sweater seemed perfectly appropriate for my holiday mood lately. Ironically, however, the sweater has cheered me up immensely! I paired it with a mixed plaid scarf in Christmas colors (from Target last year) and my fuzzy camouflage coat (also from Charlotte Russe). Tan skinny jeans (Target) and dark green sock booties (Burlington Coat Factory) finish the outfit. But it wouldn’t be Christmas without my red pom pom earrings (Rosegal) and my favorite knit hat made by my grandmother circa 1950’s. Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and blessed holiday season!” MAUREEN A Pocketful of Polka Dots“I don’t know about you, but my family get togethers are very casual. Even during the holidays, we like to keep things low key and most of our time is spent indoors. So, when it comes to dressing for the holidays, there’s only one thing that comes to mind – a good Christmas sweater or better known as an ugly sweater. Personally, I am a sucker for an ugly sweater and believe everyone should own at least one in their wardrobe.” CHRISSY Granola and Grace “Christmas will be In Florida for is this year so the temps may be in the 50’s, but the temps may be high 70’s so there’s no preplanning on the outfit for me. However, I’m looking forward to making new memories with our little family!”
AMBER Avec Amber“Christmas is a time to gather together to celebrate the year’s highs, reflect on the lows, and appreciate each other as we look ahead to another new year. My family keeps it casual, so this cozy plaid wrap, sweater, and jeans combo is an ideal Christmas outfit choice.”
CHERYL Cheryl Shops “Merry Christmas, Ada! While I live in San Francisco, I was born and raised in Chicago, which is where I spend Christmas with my family. I’m always excited about going home for the holidays, because I get to break out all of my wintry things: cashmere sweaters, leather skirts, and wool coats. This look encapsulates all of those elements, plus a fun pair of shoes for a little holiday sparkle. If it’s snowing, however, I might have to change out the shoes for some Uggs! “
JENNIE A Pocketful of Polka Dots“This year for Christmas I thought I would step outside my norm and wear a fun holiday sweater! I usually like to dress up a bit, but liked the idea of doing a cute and casual look. My red Hunter boots add to this festive look.”
.LAURA I Do deClaire”We celebrate Christmas by going to church on Christmas Eve as a family, all dressed up. My daughters get a Christmas dress each year. I like to wear something festive for the occasion that has some red in it so this skirt is perfect! On Christmas we enjoy opening stockings and presents as a family in the morning and then in the evening we celebrate our oldest daughter’s birthday!
MONICA Jersey Girl, Texan Heart“Happy Holidays y’all! I hope you enjoy every minute of this holiday season with your families and friends. I can’t wait for Christmas because I love giving gifts and seeing reactions, and of course the food that my mom makes!” ADA Elegance and Mommyhood“Nothing says Christmas to me more than Plaid. So this year, Vivian and I will be wearing matching plaid tunics (from Old Navy) for our Christmas celebration. We even dressed up our button-downs with pretty necklaces. But truly I cannot wait to see her face on Christmas morning as she opens presents – she is so excited! From our Christmas tree with love“Gëzuar Krishtlindjet!” That means “Merry Christmas” in Albanian – my native language.”
CHRISTINE Bon and Chic Style“This Christmas’s Eve I’m going for a minimalist look with this chic black velvet slip dress layered with a simple white turtleneck underneath. We always go to Christmas Eve midnight mass and I like to wear a simple dress for the occasion. The sock booties complete this effortless chic outfit and will keep me warm too! Joyeux Noël.”
DEBBIE Fashion Fairy Dust“Holidays at our house are super casual. Honestly, this look is dressier than what I’d be wearing; you’d be more likely to find me in this flannel shirt, but paired with boyfriend jeans and my Bearpaw boots. I did kick it up a notch for the Holiday Series though by swapping in my black pants and red suede pumps. The look is still casual and comfortable, but the pumps and pants makes it a little more special.”