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'tis the season

"Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." - Norman Vincent Peale

Does anyone else get awkwardly giddy with the first sign of the seasonal Starbucks cups? It’s like with the first glimpse of red and white, your typically composed self is a whole bundle of Christmas spirit. I smile as I pass rows of Christmas trees, sticking around a few minutes too long to take in their scents. I plan drink dates with the girls based on which bar has the most festive atmosphere. I head to Bloomingdales on busy weekend afternoons just for the rush. 

This week I’m dedicated to all things holiday. Running around to some of my secret spots to pick up the last gifts on my list. Finding ornaments for my first New York Christmas tree, and sipping hot chocolate as I finish writing the last of my holiday cards. I hope you’re all ready for a very festive week!

[Photographed wearing a cooper & ella blouse and faux leather overalls from Urban Outfitters (similar here)]

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