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The Perfect Christmas Eve Outfit

In my family Christmas Eve is a bit more casual. We relax, go out for Chinese food, and just hang out. I still like to dress festive but I go a little more casual. I love these vineyard vines pants, they are super festive and they are now on sale just in time for Christmas! I paired them with a simple grey sweater, this cashmere is so soft and warm! The tartan cuffs on the sleeve are probably my favorite part of the whole outfit. This look is perfect for my friends in the Northeast, the cashmere is so warm and pants are perfect for those freezing nights! Festive yet casual perfection.

I have a few pairs of tartan pants and I love the color on these. They ran a little small so I would size up! Vineyard Vines did such a great job on their holiday line this year! Big thanks to vineyard vines for making sure I looked my best this holiday season, as always all opinions are my own.

My coat is J.Crew, unfortunately it is currently sold out but J.Crew always has a bunch of great coat options, and my shoes are from Talbots!

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My favorite PJs

I don’t know what it is about the Holidays but I always want pajamas. During the summer I tend to grab what ever T-shirt I have laying around, but the second it gets cold out and we start to play Christmas music I am on the hunt for a cute pair of holiday pjs. This year I got the vineyard vines black watch pajama set. The flannel fabric is super soft and perfect for keeping you warm throughout the winter.

Thank you vineyard vines for the adorable PJs be sure to shop your favorites before they sell out! Vineyard Vines is current doing a free gift with purchase of $200+.

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Black Friday Deals

I am always excited to shop my favorite brands on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I love splurging on a few holiday pieces I have been eyeing.

1) Vineyard Vines 25% off + Free Shipping Splurge on a cashmere sweater! I am obsessed with this one with the tartan cuffs. If you’ve been eyeing any of the VV pjs I would definitely grab them this weekend. They sell out of some sizes by early December, so don’t wait!

2) J.Crew 40% off

In my opinion J.Crew is always the best deal. They’re doing 40% off with the code TOGETHER. It’s a great chance to stock up on some classics, like this tartan skirt, that you can wear year after year.

3) Duffield Lane 30% off I am in love with all the tweed pieces Duffield Lane did this season. This tweed vest is perfect way to add a little sparkle to your outfits this holiday season. I’m eyeing this Cheers Sweater this weekend.

4) Painted Brick Studio 15% off

Recently I worked with Painted Brick Studio to spruce up my bedroom. It is such a fun idea to either gift yourself or someone special in your life. Pick a room, a style, and answer a few short questions about your personal preferences and Painted Brick Studio will send you a gift box full of adorable decor. Now through December 2nd use the code: MERRY15 for 15% off!

5) Ralph Lauren 40% off on orders of $125+

I think it’s hard to go into Ralph Lauren and not spend at least $125. Ralph Lauren is normally my biggest splurge, I love all the classic sweaters!

I’m a sit at home and shop online type. I hate the mall crowds and you could not pay me to go to the outlets on Black Friday. But if you’re brave enough more power to you! In addition to the above deals be sure to check out your local shops and boutiques, Beacon Hill has so many cute shops I will be checking out the deals may not be as big or flashy but you know exactly where and who your money is going to. Don’t let the deal shopping make you crazy, remember thanksgiving is about being grateful for what you already have. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday, I’ll be spending the day with my family eating lots of mashed potatoes.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

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VV Holiday Guide

The Vineyard Vines Holiday line is always one of my favorites, I can never resist. I’m ready to jump right into my holiday wardrobe! My picks from this year’s holiday line:

1.Blackwatch Dress: a classic! Perfect for all your holiday parties. 2Q000069_002_ED_F.jpg

2. Fairisle Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater: I love the colors in this one and you can wear it all winter long on the ski slopes!2E1032_976_OF_F-1.jpg

3. Party Pocket Button Down: A classic preppy piece with a holiday twist. A fun casual button down to wear while holiday shopping or rolling up your sleeves and decorating the house.  2W2347_974_OF_F-1.jpg

4. Jolly Plaid Pants: I will be in plaid pants from now until further notice. 2P000012_002_OF_F.jpg

5. Ponte Flounce Nautical Skirt: Vineyard Vines did several pieces that are great for the holidays but can still be worn after them and I for one am loving it!2R0665_002_OF_F.jpg

6. Jolly Plaid Flannel Lounge Shirtdress: Nothing is cozier than flannel, and in adorable plaid too! 2L0299_107_OF_F.jpg

7. Jolly Plaid Wine Tote: Never show up to a party empty handed! A bottle of wine is the perfect hostess gift and putting it in an adorable holiday tote is even better! 5A000234_634_LD_F.jpg

I can’t wait for all the holiday outfits to come! I love Christmas, I have already started pulling out the Christmas decorations. Where are you getting your holiday wear this year?

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#BeanBootsandBrews

Last week I headed up to Portland to celebrate the launch of L.L. Bean’s small batch Bean Boots! The event was held at the O’Maine Studio a fabulous event space right in downtown Portland. The L.L. Bean team did an amazing job, walking in was like being transported to a Fall wonderland! Along with checking out the new small batch Bean Boots, we sampled beer from localPortland breweries. I tend to favor wine but I was super impressed by some of the beers!

My favorite was the Orono Brewing CO’s IPA. The Fog Town Pale Ale was also nice and refreshing. There were lobster rolls, my personal favorite, tacos, and s’mores! Portland has an amazing food scene and tons of fantastic microbreweries! Mike and I were in Portland last month for a friends wedding and I was so excited to get back there to explore more.

L.L. Bean has always been one of my favorite brands. Every time Mike and I are driving up to his cabin in Maine we stop at the Freeport flagship store and I can never resist buying something new! L.L. Bean is my go to place for outdoor gear and their signature line has adorable sweaters for fall. My Bean Boots have been a wardrobe staple for years, last year I got a pair of blue ones and I was excited to get a pair of the new plaid shearling lined small batch boots. Be sure to get a pair of small batch Bean Boots before they’re gone, thank you so much to L.L.Bean for having me!