Counting Down to the Holidays

Red Leopard Winter Chic Cashmere OutfitHolidays are about experiences and people, and tuning into what you feel like doing at that moment. Enjoy not having to look at a watch.”

— Evelyn Glennie

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Coat – Vintage (similar) || Pants – Blank NYC || Sweater – J. Crew || Pumps – Gianvito Rossi (similar|| Bag – Chloé Mini ‘Drew’ (budget options: 12) || Hat – Amazon (under $20! Other GREAT winter accessories|| Lips – Stila in ‘Beso’

Photos courtesy of Ali of Those White Walls

There’s a week until Christmas Day…

7 Days.

Come again?

I’m sorry, but WHERE has this month gone??

No joke, I’m in high-functioning shock. I can’t remember a month of my life ever flying by faster than this one.

Yes, I’ve had A LOT of family issues to deal with…

And the 4 am phone calls from my grandmother’s rehab facility aren’t making it easier (three this week and counting!).

And yes, I’ve been scrambling like a crazed lady to play catch up on my work ever since I got back to Chicago last week.

But I can’t get over it — this month has gone by in a FLASH.

I haven’t even had a chance to make it to the Christkindl Market yet! The best I’ve managed to do is haphazardly throw together our Christmas tree (with our dozens of oh-so-British ornaments), and buy a pretty wreath for our front door. I haven’t even brewed a batch of mulled wine.

Here’s hoping I can squeeze in as much Chicago Christmas Cheer as humanly possible in the next few days! And finish all my holiday shopping in time…Art Institute ChicagoAnd in case you’re looking for a little additional holiday cheer this week… Ali and I shot these photos at the Art Institute as part of my 5 Chicago Tourist Spots WORTH Visiting piece. It’s my favorite museum in Chicago and especially charming to visit in December — some of the art work and displays even get their own holiday decorations! Red Leopard Winter Chic Cashmere OutfitNot to mention the beautiful, festive decorations they have all around the building too.
Art Institute ChicagoIt’s been consistently voted one of the world’s BEST museums! Have you been? Especially in December? It’s positively magical!

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  • Natali

    You’re looking incredibly gorgeous in this outfit! I’m loving your style and make up is so on point!

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  • I haven’t been to any chicago museums, despite living so close for years! i feel you on the time flying by, but I’m totally welcoming it! The sooner its christmas, the closer I am to full term and can finally look forward to delivering this baby after months of bedrest!

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  • The Art Institute was always one of my favorites and was the first Chicago museum I ever visited. The Monet exhibit stays with me to this day. Gorgeous in leopard and red Ash!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

  • samama

    I absolutely adore that jacket, so so beautiful:)
    Regards.
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  • I always love a red lip & leopard!

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