Ahhhh… the final countdown to Christmas is on! I made a huge rookie mistake and had a package delivered to my old house, so an unsuccessful trip to the post office later here I am trying to rush shipping so it gets here on time. Fingers crossed! Hopefully no one else is in the same boat. I’ll blame pregnancy brain for this one.
I feel like sequins are mandatory around the holidays – or at least more mainstream than the rest of the year. I’ve had a pair of sequin sweat pants for a few years now that I love to break out this time of year. There’s something so festive about them… even if I’m just wearing them on my couch with slippers.
I can’t believe it’s Christmas week and I can’t believe I’m six and a half months pregnant. Soon it will be 2017 and a little after that I’ll have a baby! Every year flies by faster than the last but I’m trying to slow down a little and enjoy the holiday season. Sometimes it’s fun to get a little dressed up and go check out holiday decorations. My favorite new little area near our house, Lido Marina Village, is so cute right now. They have Christmas trees and lights and wreaths all over. I want to set up camp there and never leave.
With less than two weeks to go until Christmas I’m sure some of you are already thinking ahead to New Years Eve. I won’t be doing much celebrating this year, (maybe from my couch with some sparkling cider) but I know a lot of you will be heading out-of-town. Las Vegas is always a popular spot to ring in the new year and I think Aria Resort and Casino would be the perfect place to stay if you’re thinking about heading out there. The location is pretty great, it’s very central on the strip with a tram that takes you down to The Bellagio or up to The Monte Carlo. The resort and casino are so nice and clean I never felt like I was getting a lot of second-hand smoke like most casinos on the strip. And there are SO MANY great restaurants right on site. I wish we’d had more time to try them all.
One of my favorite parts of Christmas is stockings and stocking stuffers. A couple years ago I bought 3 stockings for Jeff, Mackie and I from West Elm and this year I went to order one for baby, but they were discontinued. I found this one to go along with ours. And after she’s born I’ll have her name embroidered across the top to match ours.
I'm Ashley, a professional stylist, wife, and new mom, sharing my love of fashion, beauty, home decor, travel, and life in sunny Southern California!