This year for Christmas, we spent the day with our immediate family at our parents’ house. We had a fun and relaxing day spent eating, opening presents, and just spending time together. One of our favorite things about Christmas now is seeing how excited our niece and nephew (who are 2 and 4) get about Christmas and opening presents! As far as our outfits went for Christmas this year, we ended up coordinating our outfits as you can see. Velvet is really in right now and Red Dress Boutique had pieces that were perfect for Christmas without being over the top. Our looks were completed with over the knee boots from Hope’s that came literally just in time for Christmas. We love that these boots don’t have a big heel like so many over the knee boots do. These boots are super comfortable and were also under $40! Check out the rest of our outfit details below:
On Christmas Eve our family has a couple traditions that we do every year. We always attend a Christmas Eve church service, which is one of our favorite church services of the year. After we get back from church, we eat a simple meal together that doesn’t require too much prep (lately it’s been lasagna-yum), and then we watch A Christmas Story. We love these simple traditions because we get to spend them with our family, which is one of the best things about the holiday season! Here’s our looks from Christmas Eve:
I always look forward to picking out the perfect outfit for Christmas Eve. I wanted this year to tie in Christmas colors so I went with a red portofino shirt from Express. If you haven’t ever gotten a portofino shirt before I definitely recommend them. They are great for so many occasions. Plus right now is a great time to buy them because Express is 50% off everything! I knew I wanted to wear a skirt with this shirt so I decided on my herringbone skirt from J. Crew. Since I was going to church and wanted to be dressier I decided to break out my classic black Dior purse.
I ordered this dress recently from Red Dress Boutique and got it just in time to wear it on Christmas Eve. I really love the dusty plum color of it! I don’t have any clothing items that are this color, and I really like how this color looks with my skin and hair. I decided to wear this J. Crew Factory statement necklace with it, along with booties to make this look dressier. I love that this dress can be dressed up or down, depending on what kind of look your going for!
Stay tuned for our Christmas day outfit of the day post coming up in a few days!
Last year around this time we did a What We Got For Christmas video. We love watching these videos and know others do too so we thought we would do another one! Watch our video below to see what we got this year for Christmas!
What was your favorite gift you got this holiday season? We would love for you to let us know in the comment below!
Have a fabulous New Year’s Eve!
-Michelle & Rachel
We can’t believe how quickly Christmas came and went this year! Is anyone else feeling a bit depressed now that it’s all over? We definitely are! This Christmas, we had a wonderful time with our family.
Rachel’s Outfit Details
|Express Top | Expresss Skirt | J. Crew Tights | J. Crew Heels | Chanel Earrings|
Michelle’s Outfit Details
| J. Crew Factory sweater | J. Crew Factory skirt | Target tights | Express booties | J. Crew Factory statement necklace |
What did you do for Christmas (or other holiday) this year? What’s your favorite Christmas/holiday tradition? We would love to hear in the comments below!
With Christmas only a week away, we’ve rounded up a list of last minute gifts that are easy to find, whether you’re shopping online or in stores! We wanted this guide to be filled with a wide variety of products to fit most women’s tastes. Hopefully this gift guide will give you some inspiration and help you with your last minute Christmas shopping!
leg warmers, camp socks, and/or boot socks You can find leg warmers and boots socks really anywhere. Good places to look are department stores, boutiques, and even Target. If you’re looking for camp socks, check out J. Crew.
Perfume What woman wouldn’t love to get a nice perfume for Christmas? One of our favorite perfumes is the Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black.
Makeup palette If you know anyone who loves makeup, a makeup palette would be the perfect gift! There are so many great limited edition palettes and value sets out for the holiday season at Sephora, Ulta, and department stores!
Scarves are a great accessory to add to any outfit. This scarf from Joe Fresh is even reversible so you basically get two scarves in one!
We love the color of this Bose speaker and how small it is! A speaker like this would be easy and convenient to take on the go.
Bath/Body Set A bath or body set would be a great gift for pretty much anyone. Who doesn’t like to relax and take a bubble bath? Lush and Philosophy always have great gift sets this time of year!
Apron How adorable is the apron from Kate Spade?! If you know someone who loves to bake, a cute apron would be the perfect gift to give.
Fitbit We both have a Fitbit Flex and love it! It’s a great motivator to get moving. Plus there’s plenty of cute wristbands that you can get!
We hope you enjoyed this gift guide! Let us know in the comments below if it helped you at all with your last minute Christmas shopping!
For my top three pins this week are all great options to wear for the holidays! 1) I love how this blanket scarf is tied! This outfit looks cute but still comfortable. 2) This red skirt is so cute and I like how it is paired with a striped shirt. The shoes are also adorable! 3) LOVE this outfit! This outfit is so preppy and is perfect for the holidays.
1) This sweater is perfect to wear during the holiday season! I love the color of it and how simple, yet festive it is! 2) I love scarves and I love monograms. I’m not sure why I don’t have a monogrammed scarf like this yet! 3) This outfit is perfection, minus the shoes. Those I don’t care for. The rest of the outfit, however, I love! This outfit is a great classy look!
Last week we shared with you some of our favorite Christmas gifts we received this year. We got some awesome beauty gift sets as well that we wanted to share with you. We decided it would be best to make a separate video of these so we could talk about them a little more! Watch the video below to see what gift sets we received, as well as to find out information on our FIRST giveaway we’re doing right here on the blog and on YouTube!
Head to our YouTube channel to enter: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHGgJ9GWO7Xn2k5X0VnDdVg
Below you can enter to win the Sephora Star Performers gift set (you can enter up to 6 times)! You have until 11:00 pm on 1/10/15 to enter. Good luck!
With the holiday season wrapping up, we thought it would be fun to share with you some of our favorite gifts we received this Christmas. Watch our video below to see the gifts and what we had to say about them!
We hope you enjoyed this video! Maybe you found something that you want that you could buy with Christmas gift cards and/or money. We would love to know what your favorite gifts are that you got this holiday season. Leave us a comment below letting us know what they are!
With the holidays quickly approaching, I’m sure like us you’re starting to think about what you should wear for your upcoming holiday parties and family get together. We’ve put together five different looks ranging from comfy and casual to classy and dressy. We hope these looks will give you ideas for what you can wear for your upcoming holiday festivities!
Red Dress Boutique Black Piko Top | UOI Boutique Leggings | Red Dress Boutique Necklace | Dillard’s Boots
This look would be great for a longer day with family since it’s super comfortable and festive, yet you look dressy and put together.
Red Dress Boutique Sweater | American Eagle Jeggings | J Crew Factory Necklace | Express Booties
This outfit is great for a casual day with the cozy sweater, yet is dressier with the statement necklace and booties.
This is a fun outfit that you can play around with. You can either add a scarf to make it a little more festive and casual or you can add a necklace to dress it up and keep it classy.
Express Dress | White House Black Market Shoes | Buckle Necklace | Chanel Earrings
This is a classic red dress for the holiday season that you could wear to a holiday party or a more formal event.
Francesca’s Dress | Dillard’s Shoes
This dress is also great for a more formal event. This is a great dress for you if you’re trying to avoid the typical holiday colors.
For those of you who still don’t know what you’re wearing for your upcoming holiday festivities and events, we hope this post gave you some inspiration and helped you out! If you would like to see more “look book” style posts for certain occasions, holidays, or seasons, let us know by commenting below!