"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose..." The wonderful time of year when it is officially acceptable to play Christmas carols non-stop is here!
It hasn't been that consistently cold lately, probably averaging around 3 degrees Celsius. But the holiday spirit is very much alive! I have been swapping out my usual study playlists for Christmas study playlists and I could not be happier. Although, there have been a few instances when I've found myself humming along - sort of embarrassing in the library (especially when the song is "Santa Baby"). A few things are fuelling up my excitement: carols (of course), outfits, and baking! I probably could have split this post up into multiple separate posts, but I was just too excited to share all of this :)
These are some of my favourites:
One of my roommates made this fun playlist on 8tracks! One of my go-to study Christmas playlists is this.
Carly from The College Prepster put together this amazing, but simple, outfit a few days ago and I am in love! It has totally inspired me.
In terms of being prepared for winter weather, I recently got the UGG Adirondack boots in beige. They are as cozy as regular UGGs but much better equipped for outdoor use! It is certainly an investment piece but I know I will have them for many, many years to come.
A little outfit that I think would be great for wearing to multiple events and running around over the holidays would be this:
Handbag: Cedar Street Maise in Ballet Slipper Dress: Talula Lambeth dress from Aritzia Necklace: Cause a Stir Mini Pendant Necklace in clear Glasses: Warby Parker Watch: Movado (though the Kate Spade Gramercy is more affordable...) Booties: Laine boots
Alas, baking! Probably the best part, right? My younger sister and I have a tradition with my Granny of baking over the holidays. Such great memories! A staple in our baking day was shortbread cookies with red/pink and green colouring. My sister typically got the pink colouring and I was stuck with the green. BUT being the wonderful big sister that I am, I tried not to complain :) We had interesting little decorating patterns - loads of silver balls and sprinkles - and they were marvellous.
excited I already am to bite into this masterpiece. My sister recreated it at home last year with wonderful results too!
My brother's birthday falls around Christmas time so last year I baked dark chocolate cupcakes with mint icing! Everyone loved them too.
(these weren't the exact ones I baked, but you get the idea ;)
Hope everyone has a great start to their holiday season! And good luck to students everywhere, we certainly need it this time of year :)