Wrapped In Plaid: & A Holiday {Ice} Bucket-List

If there's one time of year that I can really get into plaid, tartan, & buffalo check it's the holidays. As I mentioned in a post earlier, I am really not in the Christmas spirit this year which is a little difficult working as a writer & being a blogger as it's 100% merriment & Christmas cheer. I am not to the point where it's bah humbug 24/7, but I'm just not jolly about it--you know?

So, to hopefully kick my spirits up a notch I dressed in plaid with red lips & the prettiest clutch {I try to be an incurable optimist}--it helped. Also, I have made a 'Christmas Bucket-List' you know, to get excited about something & try to be festive my own way.

Bosom Buddy Holiday Clutch {c/o} 💚

Within the last couple of years {I think blogging has had a lot to do with this}, I have become more focused on 'experiences' versus 'things.'  For the most part, it's trips, travels, photos, & memories that I recall on for happiness opposed to items, clothing, & stuff. Being a blogger, I have required a lot of stuff {ha ha} & while I have a great appreciation for everything, I am looking ahead to declutter things & 'hoard' more memories opposed to materials. From reading & TV segments I hear this is the new way millennials are starting to think--which it makes sense!

Hopefully, I haven't depressed you too much, but with commercials, blogs, stores, & all the gift pushing it makes want to make tweaks  & where I'd like to focus my creative energy.

Don't get me wrong, I love a good gift guide {I've written many} but at the day's end, I often think about the time I visited Nantucket & how grateful {& how much} I want to go back. I want to do more things like that!

Is it just me or do you prefer experiences opposed to things?

Kate Spade Eye Glass 🌲
Lisi Lerch Button Pearls Earrings/Clip-On {c/o}🌲

Okay, let's leave on a happy note, What do you call a singing Elf? A wrapper!

P.S. The green plaid green linking in this post, Target marked down to nearly $10.00 in a few colors--if you can find one-I recommend as it runs true to size. For reference, I am wearing a small.

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  1. Hopefully this cute little dress gets you into the holiday spirit! Don't worry - it will all be over in just 2 short weeks!! :) Hope you had a great weekend, friend!



  2. Gotta love plaid for the holidays! :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

  3. Okay, so I NEED this dress because Eddie has a shirt that has the exact shades in this gingham, so it would look so cute to match him with it! Also, green looks so good on you, girl. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely rest of the week!



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