Christmas Velvet Vest

Today, Jono’s parents came for the holidays and got to see our house for the first time. They brought lots of presents and sweet treats. I was very excited. I couldn’t help but giving a few high kicks and shaking some gifts.

I asked my in-laws which vest I should wear over my new striped shirt today, and they both voted for this one. The buttons are a particular favorite of mine even though they are very difficult to maneuver. Family coming over just means that the big day is getting closer! Are you getting excited for Christmas?!

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The 4th Day of Christmas Sweaters

Okay, technically this is a sweatshirt, but I still count it. My husband bought this sweatshirt with matching red sweatpants for my birthday back when we were dating. He now regrets it. He especially complains about the baggy sweatpants. What can I say? They are very comfortable and have pockets!

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Well, I have a crazy hard Thomas Kincade puzzle and a cuppa ginger tea waiting for me, so I better go. Happy holidays!

Merry Christmas: The Christmas Sweater Finale

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It’s here! The 20th Day of Christmas Sweaters is here! I know you’re all psyched for this day. Also, this day is a celebration of the birth of Jesus. As you can see, I get lots of presents on this day.

It’s been a pretty good year for finding amazing sweaters. Let’s take a quick look back at the last few weeks:

That’s pretty awesome (even if I do say so myself). There are a few pictures more than twenty because I wanted to show off the details of some the sweaters. It’s been really fun celebrating the Christmas season with festive knitwear once again. Thank you all for joining me. I can’t wait to wear them all again next year.

Anyway, I hope you’re enjoying your Christmas. May God bless us, every one!

Day 19: Father Christmas and Faux Fur

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Happy Christmas Eve! I’ve been saving a special new sweater for this day. Faux fur, pearl beads, and wooden buttons! Oh my! I’m pretty sure that the guy on my sweater is Father Christmas, but there’s an 8% chance that he is actually the Ghost of Christmas present. I’m accessorizing Father Christmas with some Christmas tree earrings I bought last spring. They were clearanced down to $3.

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Definitely worth $3

I had to take this sweater off as soon as we finished taking pictures because it is 80 degrees here today. This is the hottest Christmas Eve I’ve ever had. Is it warm where you are? I love the cold, so I’m pretty bummed about this weather. I especially can’t wear my sweaters when it’s this hot! 😦

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Day 18: Ho, Ho, Home for the Holidays

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It’s pretty close to Christmas, folks! To celebrate I’m wearing a brand new (to me) sweater with a fuzzy Santa. He makes me feel festive. He also makes me feel a little dizzy in this hot and humid weather. I did not wear him for long.

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Many of you are planning on going to your childhood home for the holidays. My parents retired to Arizona when I was in college, but my husband’s parents still live in the house he grew up in. He loves to go home and play video games on his favorite couch. My favorite part of going to anyone’s home for the holidays are all the Christmas goodies. I know Santa Claus would agree. I love to eat everything from cheese popcorn to chocolate covered Oreos. What are your favorite Christmas goodies?

The 17th Day of Christmas Sweaters: The Christmas Goose

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Whenever we spend Christmas with the in-laws, we make sure to go see the Christmas show at The Carolina Opry. Jono and I both love music, and The Carolina Opry has amazing singers and musicians. They also have beautiful Christmas decorations.

 

Pretty, right? It was very crowded as you can see. I didn’t take any pictures during the show because it’s annoying when the person in front of you is taking pictures during the show. (Those pictures aren’t going to turn out well! Just put your phone down, okay? Also, it’s worse when people use their iPads.)

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Anyway, I wore a brand new sweater today. It features a delicious Christmas goose. Okay, I have never eaten a Christmas goose. Have you? Have you ever been to The Carolina Opry? Let me know in the comments!

Mani Monday: Manic Matching

Sometimes you have to match your nails to your Christmas sweater. Why? Mostly you do it because you’re on vacation and have nothing better to do. I wished I had picked a brighter red to match my sweater better (say that 3 times fast- sweaterbettersweaterbettersweaterbetter), but I grabbed these colors as an afterthought as we were heading out the door the other day. The red pulls a bit burgundyish on me. It is OPI’s Red Fingers and Mistletoes. The green and silver topcoat is OPI’s Fresh Frog of Bel Air.

Today I have mostly been running errands and watching Christmas specials with the family. So far today, we have watched How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Holiday Celebration with Mickey and Pals. (The latter is a volume of 9 classic animated shorts.) What did you do today? Are you rocking festive nails? Do you like your nails to match your clothes?

 

My Vest of Many Colors

Dolly Parton may have patches on her britches and a coat of many colors, but I have sweater vest of many patches. That’s pretty close right?

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I’ve spent most of the afternoon addressing Christmas cards because the early bird gets the worm. 😉 Have you already sent out your Christmas cards?

Sweater Vestivus for the Rest of Us

 

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It was tree trimming day at the in-laws’ house. They have a beautiful, vintage, aluminum tree. This obviously goes well with my beautiful, vintage, sweater vests.

If you want to look festive for your next Christmas party, a Christmas sweater vest is a good way to go. A sweater vest gives you a festive look while also keeping it casual. It’s a very low-key sweater commitment. You can throw it over a tunic or minidress like I am here. Do you like sweater vests?

The Ol’ Twofer

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I received some sweaters as gifts after I started The 20 Days of Christmas Sweaters this year, so I actually have a couple extra. There is only one thing to do when this happens. You must wear two sweaters at the same time. Great Scott, this is a genius idea!

Note the cute buttons on my velour snowmen vest.

I want to write more, but I have a bit of a Christmas emergency on my hands. Apparently, some of the online orders I made last weekend didn’t actually go through. (Is this an internet connection problem?) I even checked my credit card transactions, and these gifts appear to be made up in my head. Okay, not really. I shouldn’t order Christmas gifts after midnight because our horrible internet company is always doing something to the connection then. Don’t they know that after-midnight hours are prime web time?! Now I have to figure out replacement gifts because some of my thoughtfully chosen gifts are out of stock. 😦 I bet this never happens to Santa. Are you all finished with your Christmas shopping?