Shop My Casual Christmas Outfit:
Welp, folks: here’s my very last outfit post for 2017!
Next week, I’ll have a couple of posts rounding up my favorite after Christmas sales and a few 2017 highlights, but today I wanted to share a quick, super casual Christmas outfit idea just in case you’re packing to head home for the holidays at the moment. I also wanted to share what I’ll be up to on winter break because a lot of you all asked for more personal posts when I conducted my reader survey this fall!
D.C., Philly or Charlottesville?
Some of you guys have asked me where I’m spending the holiday this year. Since I moved to Philly, I think some of you guys think that my family lives here, but that’s not the case. I grew up with my mom in the D.C. suburbs, and I couldn’t imagine spending this weekend with any other person on the planet.
As for the rest of next week? Well, as I’m typing this, I’m incredibly sick at the moment. I was hoping to squeeze a quick Charlottesville trip in next week since I haven’t visited all month, but my immune system is ultimately going to dictate how much traveling I’ll be doing over break. My BF and I also have no clue where we’re celebrating New Year’s Eve. I have friends in Philly who are doing something low-key, and he has buddies in C’Ville that are throwing a small shindig as well, so I guess we’ll see what we feel like doing!
My Goals for Winter Break
Aside from the handful of posts going live next week, I want to relax and recharge during break. I had a hectic holiday season over on the blog, and I think I slightly overdid it regarding blog partnerships this season. To be perfectly candid, I earn most of my yearly revenue for the blog during the holiday season, so that’s why I kicked everything into overdrive this season.
At the moment, I am creatively burned out. I have a couple of shoots left to do for some very last minute partnerships, but at the moment, I’m running on E. I’m planning on doing a total of ZERO blog photoshoots next week. Unfortunately, I will have to pop in and check a few emails for a few ongoing partnerships, but I have an out of office up and only plan on answering urgent emails.
I’m hoping to read more this winter break — does anyone have any good book suggestions? I’d love to knock out a couple of books next week.
What I Want to Spend My Christmas Gift Cards On
I think I enjoy shopping on December 26th way more than I enjoy Black Friday shopping. Everything is on major sale, and I’ve been to the mall on December 26th at 6 am before in previous years, and it isn’t super crowded. Here are a few picks that I’m eyeing, just in case I don’t see some of these under my tree this year!
- Thirdlove has become a major favorite of mine this year. I’m digging this organic cotton loungewear set, as well as seamless cheeky 3-pack.
- I just realized that I don’t have any slippers (and my hardwood floors are freezing!), so I’m eyeing this pair from J.Crew.
- Anthropologie is great, but it’s even better on sale. I’m majorly digging this cozy cardigan!
- How cute is this cocoon coat from Madewell?
Shop my Casual Christmas Outfit: Jacket | Similar Sweater | Jeans | Shoes | Hat
Photos by Tom McGovern