Christmas

Present Procrastination

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You are looking at one of the biggest present procrastinators. I always start “thinking” about shopping for others around Thanksgiving and usually make a good dent. Not only for the people on my list but also for myself!

Then after the initial push I become lulled into a false sense of successful preparation only to remember the final few days before Christmas that I stillĀ have several people on my list. This last minute shopping does pay off with generous discounts at many stores and I usually complete my list with a number of items.

Each year I vow to become better and each year I repeat the pattern. Coffee in hand I am still on my present mission. I hope others are better prepared this year than I am!

Bold Blocking

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Color blocking is one of the fastest ways to make you appear slimmer. The long strips of black in this dress help to nip in her waist and remove inches from a quick glance. The dark purple can help to conceal any bumps from the holiday food frenzy.

The different shapes made by the blocking can be flattering style for all body types. It’s hard to find a shape that flatters everyone but a simple body skimming sheath can do that. This dress would be perfect for all occasions from work to a holiday party.

Black Friday Frenzy

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One of my family traditions is to brave the Black Friday madness. I do admit, we are a bit mad to go with the masses, fighting our way for the perfect sweater or the giant TV. However I just love it!

I hope everyone who braved the shopping today had a good time and came home with minimal bruising!

 

 

Coats On

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Halloween is over and it’s officially the start of the holiday season. It’s hands down one of my favorite parts of the year. The weather picks up a little chill and you need a coat with you at all times. Boston even had it’s first snow today! It may have been a mix of slush and snow but it still counts in my book.