Well hello. It's been over a month since I did a Friday Favorites post. I decided that today I'm going to talk Christmas! On years when I spend Christmas with Michael's family, we celebrate Christmas with my family over MLK weekend (insert me crying because I don't get MLK Day off...dang my brother and his wife working for non-profits!). So my Christmas decor is still up and I'm trying to stay in Christmas mode...which is kind of hard since I don't know that I was in Christmas mode this season at all. Maybe on Christmas Eve when I started getting excited for Michael's family to open their gifts from us. I'm hoping recapping our Christmas weekend (which was a blast!) will get my amped up for Second Christmas!
Usually waking up before Michael when we're not at our home/my parents' home is boring, but I was happy to be wearing my llama pajamas (that I actually ended up returning...oops!), drinking coffee from a Seattle mug, and reading The Book Thief. (I finished it on the flight back home...why is it that I always cry in books that I'm reading in public?!)
A selfie to document our first married Christmas (Eve, to be precise)!
I got this shirt for Christmas from my mother-in-law as a complete surprise. I tried it on and it was almost perfect, but the arms were too tight. I fell in love with it. So I exchanged it for a size up without trying it on...still too tight in the arms, but too wide in the shoulders and too sloppy in the body. I'm telling you, having abnormally large upper arms for your body type is no picnic. RIP, dreams of wearing that shirt constantly. :(
My beloved over-the-knee boots also didn't work out. Tried them on, thought they looked and felt great...then we had to go to the store and I was stoked to wear them in public. We get like three feet into the store and I realized that the toe box was too narrow...I had to go sit in the car while Michael shopped because it hurt too much. I've given up completely on finding OTK boots now. And I'm okay with that.
But I'll tell you what did work out. My MIL bought the girls matching sweats and tees from...Abercrombie and Fitch. I kid you not. I never owned anything from there until this Christmas. She bought me a top/sweater hybrid from there that I'm also obsessed with. I never would've even given them a thought. Especially with how horrendously overpriced I thought they were back in the day. They actually seem pretty reasonable...comparable to Nordstrom's juniors section.
Annnd I have a new laptop bag! It's not the most practical since it doesn't fully close to cover my laptop from downpours, but it works and it's extremely cute so I had to give it a purpose where I would use it every day!
I realize the linkup isn't live today, but it was yesterday instead so I'll still be linking up with Andrea, Erika, and Narci!