I never really knew how much the feeling of the holidays meant to me. I mean, what's not to love? There are endless days of shopping, everyone is in a cheerful mood, the weather—this year—is mild and just chilly enough, and there are family and friend gatherings usually paired with too many glasses of wine and stories that can be shared forever.
My Christmas was a little different from all of the rest, as this was my first Christmas without my family. I decided to spend this holiday season in my tiny apartment in Chicago with my boyfriend and his family, which gave me a new appreciation for the holiday season.
But onto the fashion of it all. This scarf reminds me of Christmas, which is why I am not letting go of it anytime soon. Now that the holidays are over, I refuse to transition into letting winter blues—set on by "Chi-beria" storms from January until early April—to get the best of me.
Not only is this red and blue fringe scarf one of my favorite things in my closet right now, but these taupe ankle boots, and knit sweater with a button down back are also some of the things I am currently wearing the most. I have never seen a sweater with a button down back like this one, which drew me to this piece. I have been seeing ankle boots similar to this pair with the brown accent strap around the cuff every where, but way out of my price range. So I scored these booties at T.J. Maxx, story of my life.
Photography by: Katherine Davis