You guys. It is so friggen cold and windy (and snowy) in New York lately. I believe blustery would be the correct term. I know it’s December and all, but yikes! It makes me want to just curl up inside under blankets with some hot cocoa. #HermitAlert
Luckily for me, I’m escaping the city on Saturday to go home for the holidays. Unluckily for me, my parents live in Illinois where it’s even colder than it is here. Can’t they just move somewhere warm already?! On the bright side, central Illinois isn’t a very ‘happenin’ place so I will be clocking lots of hours near the fireplace. I’ll also be able to drive to wherever I need to go, which is a major plus. Too bad my garage spot was given away to my younger siblings years ago. Maybe I can devise a plan to get that back and I’ll really never have to go outside. I’m in serious hibernation mode, if you couldn’t already tell.
I am so looking forward to going home for the holidays, though! Even if home is in Illinois. Besides a short 48 hour trip for Mother’s Day, I haven’t been home since last Christmas. Crazy, right? I’m excited to spend time with Daisy, my family, and friends from back home.
My family’s holiday get-togethers are always overly casual. Like, Carhartts and Camo casual. #YouThinkImKiddingButImNot Per usual, any ‘fancy’ things I’m wearing will be joked about, these glitter pumps included. I can hear my uncles now… “Dorothy, is that you?”
In an effort to stay casual, but still cute and festive, I’m going with jeans this year. On the top, I’ll be pairing a plaid shirt (fits right in with carhartts & camo, don’t you think?) with a fair isle sweater and a thick puffy vest. You know me, I always like to have a jacket, blazer, or some sort of vest to complete my outfit. I feel like a puffer vest is a great middle ground for looking put together, but not too ‘formal,’ as compared to my beloved blazers. And Wizard of Oz or not, the glittery pumps will be making an appearance. ‘Tis the season, after all!
Photos by Lydia Hudgens