Kelly in the City

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16 Pairs of Plaid Holiday Shoes

Plaid Holiday Shoes

Velvet Leggings (Spanx has a great version, too. See them also in velour. 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

Three Christmas Outfit Ideas

Christmas Outfit Ideas

My approach to Christmas outfit ideas this year is to keep it simple! That’s why all of these Christmas outfit ideas are made up of mostly versatile pieces that can be reworn throughout the rest of the winter.

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Bows on Bows

Bows on Bows outfit

$36 Blackwatch Plaid Dress / $37.99 C.Wonder Black Booties / Headband / C.Wonder Bag / Oversized Outdoor Bow (We have the 45″ x 36″)

I always drag my feet with holiday decorating. It’s such a daunting job! Worth it in the end, yes, but oof. 😜

But this year, Mitch surprised me and put up all the outdoor garland while I was upstairs cleaning. It was the best Christmas gift anyone could have given me this year. 😆 Thank you, thank you, thank you, Sweet Husband!

Best Sellers Gift Guide

Best Sellers Gift Guide

Mockneck Stripe Pullover / Lip Balm Set / Dyson Airwrap / Leather Wallet / Candle Set / Scrunchies Ornament Set / Sherpa Vest / Roses Candle / Stanley Tumbler / Leggings / Oval Dutch Oven / Button-Collar Pullover / Leather Tote Bag / Always Pan / Sherpa Lined Bean Boots / Cashmere Lined Gloves

If you’re still searching for the perfect gift for someone on your list, here are a few best selling gifts to give you some inspiration.

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Beauty Gift Guide

Beauty Gift Guide

Slip Silk Scrunchies Ornament / Dyson Hair Dryer / Dyson Airwrap / First Aid Beauty Gift Set / Briogeo Hair Masks / Detangling Hair Brush / Fresh Lip Balm Gift Set / Kate Somerville Face Wash Set / Le Labo Santal 33 Eau de Parfum / Olaplex Hair Repair Treatment Set / Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Kit / Anastasia Brow Kit / Tatcha The Deep Cleanse Set / ILIA Eye Set / Youth to the People System / Bobbi Brown Face Base / Fresh Soy Face Cleanser Set

From beauty gift sets to the Dyson Airwrap, here are some of my favorite beauty gift ideas.

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Styling a Bar Cart

Serena & Lily South Seas Bar Cart

South Seas Bar Cart (Large) c/o / South Seas Side Cart (Small) / South Seas Console Table

Last year, during our KonMari challenge, we learned that we are personally happier, more productive and more clear-minded in spaces that are inviting yet uncluttered. And over the last nine months in our new house, we’ve worked hard to create a home that embraces those two attributes. And I can’t wait to share our progress with you.

The First Holiday Post

The First Holiday Post

$35 Fair Isle Sweater (It also comes in a $40 dress version!) / $19.99 Suede/Sherpa C.Wonder Sneakers / $13 Quilted C.Wonder Bag / $45 Quilted Trench Coat / Mitch’s Birdseye Sweater / Mitch’s $19 Pants

It’s Christmas in Chicago! The trees and lights are up and the streets are bustling—and just like that, the city is in full-blown holiday mode.

The girls went down to my in-laws for a few days last week over their Thanksgiving break, so Mitch and I had a little time to ourselves. Yes, we crammed as much work in as possible 😆, but we were also able to get out and take in the sights. Michigan Avenue was my favorite excursion! (It was also in the 50s, which made things extra fun.)

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