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10+ Velvet Skirts for the Holidays

Tartan Scarf (Back in stock and now available in three awesome plaids!) / Velvet Ruffled Skirt / Navy Suede Over-the-Knee Boots (More affordable here) / Tortoise Clutch and Cream Turtleneck c/o Tuckernuck / Tory Burch Earrings (Love these for the holidays!) / Monica Vinader Bracelet

I’m in New York visiting family for the holidays!

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Finding our Christmas Tree

Tartan Scarf (Also available here!) / Fair Isle Sweater (Also here) / AG Legging Jeans / Hunter Boots / Emma’s Hunter BootsEmma’s Tartan Shirt (Also here) / Mitch’s Flannel Black Watch Plaid Shirt / Mitch’s Bean Boots (And these are mine!) / Mitch’s Jeans / Mitch’s Cable-Knit Sweater

If you’ve been following along for a while, you might remember this post: when we took Emma to get her first Christmas tree.

Black Watch Plaid Pants

Black Watch Plaid Pants (Also here. And love Vineyard Vines’ take on the pants as well as Vineyard Vines’ red plaid pants!) / Newer Version of my Velvet Cami (Exact version here) / Block Heel Pumps (If they’re sold out, they’re also available at Zappos. And this pair, this pair, and this pair are super close. I also adore this pair of bow pumps and this pair of bow-tie pumps.) / Chanel Bag c/o StockX: Learn how to score a Chanel bag for a huge discount here! (Love this lookalike, which is on sale! Similar bags herehere and here.) / Tory Burch Earrings / Kate Spade Initial Necklace / Monica Vinader Bracelet

Undergoing a kitchen renovation is tough, especially when you have a toddler. But besides the fact that you’re getting a nicer space, there’s a silver lining: you have to order takeout or go out to eat in order to survive.

Or else you will die.

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16 Pairs of Plaid Holiday Shoes

Velvet Leggings (Spanx has a great version, too. Also have/love these, which are only $49! The Commando pair comes in leather, too.) / Plaid Bow Flats (Also available in this print.)

Every year, I promise myself a calm holiday season… and every year, it’s completely chaotic, haha. What am I doing wrong?! I think it’s partially due to what Mitch said in his recent post: that Thanksgiving and Christmas are far too close together. Like, there’s simply not enough time between the two! And then, I suppose, there’s that severe case of FOMO I so often suffer from. I want to do everything and see everyone, and also spend time with my family and then run this blog as well. Ah, well. ;) There are definitely bigger problems to have.

Either way, I’m wearing as much tartan as I can between now and the 25th. (As you know. 😜) So I thought I’d highlight some of my favorite plaid footwear for 2017!

Plaid Holiday Shoes

Burberry Umbrella

Plaid Scarf / Burberry Umbrella (Also available here) / Waterproof Leather Over-the-Knee Boots (Run slightly small. I usually wear a size 7.5, and I took these in a size 8. In black leather here) / Rag & Bone Jeans / Striped Turtleneck (Love this one, too) / Sweater Coat

Mitch here!

I’ve been practicing for the #30daysofplaid challenge my whole life. Though when I first met Kelly, I thought plaid was more of an underwear kind of thing. I didn’t realize I could base my whole “fashion identity” on the stuff!

These pictures embody the true life of a Chicago fashion blog family in late November. They were taken in the middle of a two-day torrential downpour when we finally threw up our hands and said “Screw it! We’re going outside!” I’m not a weatherman, but if I were to offer up a “wind chill” for that day I’d say it was about -800° F. I’m pretty sure Kelly color-adjusted these photos because in real life, she looked like a Smurf.

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Thank You, Mom

Michael Hill Jewelers Pearl Necklace / Madewell Tiered Plaid Top (Also here in more sizesLove J.Crew’s version, too, and this fun top!) / Velvet Leggings (Spanx has a great version, too. Also have/love these, which are only $49! The Commando pair comes in leather, too, ) / Sweater Blazer (Size down.) / Ralph Lauren Coat (Also available here. This is a wonderful alternative, as is this one!) / J.Crew Block Heel Pumps (Also just bought this pair and LOVE them. So comfy! This scalloped pair is also gorgeous, padded and comfortable.) / J.Crew Sweater Blazer (Also available here.) / Mom’s Coat (Also here) and Tote, and the newer version of her Horsebit Loafers

This post is for my mom. It’s a small way of saying thank you for coming to stay with us a couple of weeks ago and helping us on so many fronts.

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Recent Finds, 12/1

Plaid Bow Flats (Also available in this print, and Talbots has the best selection of festive footwear!) / J.Crew Sweater (Like the Halogen version even better, though, and it’s on sale!) / L.L.Bean Fisherman Tunic / Free People Sweater (Also here and here in more sizes.) / L.L.Bean Fisherman Sweater / Plaid Throw

#30daysofplaid is still going strong, haha. I have another post going up later today with some pretty adorable photos of Emma and my mom, so stay tuned for that. (And yes, more plaid. 😉) But I thought I’d quickly hop on to share this week’s Recent Finds! (You can see more “Recent Finds” here.)

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A Holiday Outing

KJP Dress / Similar (Waterproof!) Boots / Tote / Wool Trench Coat

Mitch here!

I can’t believe it’s Christmastime. I’m freakin’ out, guys. You see, I’m a Christmas junky. I intend on wassailing around the city with a belly full of eggnog for the next month. I’ll give you the rundown: