Wednesday, December 16, 2015

What I Wore: Strolling Along for Christmas

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Flannel CollageWhat I Wore: Flannel (Old; Similar Here); Cropped Sweater (AOS; Similar Here), Jeans (Lucky Jeans), Boots (Old; Similar Here), Necklace (Old), Bracelet (Popbasic)

Attending Red Lodge's Christmas Stroll has become one of my favorite Christmas traditions.We did hardly any of the usual traditions last year, since we were headed to sunny California then. But, perhaps to make up for it, I've been really into Christmas this year. Anyway, the Christmas Stroll is something quite special.  All the quaint stores downtown are open late and have hors d'oeuvre. There's open fires for marshmallow roasting and Christmas song blare out of speakers. In  all honesty, it was a bit lackluster this year. Strangely, the warmer weather made things less festive, but even an ordinary night in Red Lodge is worth the drive.

 We joined my parents at this Irish pub located in this old, Victorian-style hotel, and the music for the night sounded were these young bucks who sounded Will Rogers or Hank Williams come back to life (and, yes, "young bucks" sounds very western, but I am from the West. Let me have my colloquialisms, people!) . I know country music isn't everyone's cup of tea, but my grandpa loved this music. They even yodeled. I haven't heard anyone yodel so well since, well, Grandpa. After our meal, we wandered off into the night, up and down all the streets, even passing some carolers and others doing their Christmas shopping.

Despite the lack o snow, it did still get chilly, so this outfit really was perfect for that. Neither this sweater nor this shirt has gotten as much wear this year in fact because they are SO warm, but in the night air, that became their number one selling point! What Christmas traditions are you most enjoying this year? 

10 comments:

  1. This is such a cute look! I love the plaid shirt with the cream sweater :)

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  2. Love these photos! You look like such a pro : )

    And those boots are one of my favourites of yours.

    I'm in BC right now with family as we have had an unexpected illness, so not so many Christmas traditions this year, but happy to be with family.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Thank you.

      I am so sorry Suzanne to hear about the illness and hope it isn't anything too serious. But, as you point out, being with family makes things happy :)

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  3. This is perfectly warm and festive; love the plaid peaking out! Enjoy those traditions (and I've got my fingers crossed for some snow on Christmas)! :)

    JennifHsieh

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  4. Beautiful layering. <3 All of the colors work here. This is a great casual look for the holiday season!

    - Anna

    www.melodicthriftychic.com

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  5. We've had the warmer weather, too, and it is so strange how it makes the holidays seem less... well... holiday-tastic. It's finally dipped below sixty for us, though, so it's starting to feel a bit more festive.

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    1. So strange how warm that seems for December!

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  6. Traveling does mix things up- we didn't get to paint our little Christmas village houses this year. But I had fun crafting with my nieces!

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    1. Sad you didn't get to make your house this year, but I loved seeing all the Barbie Cafe making! Too cute! Also- have you heard of the Maker Movement? I feel you and Stephen would like it, if you haven't. I"m trying to incorporate it into my classroom now....

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  7. So cozy - makes me wish for Winter actually even though it's supposed to be Summer over here :)

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