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blu pepper_gap_steven madden_coverGrowing up, one of my favorite holiday activities was decorating our (fake) family Christmas tree. God bless my parents for giving my younger brother and I full creative reign. The tree was covered in many ornaments, including ones we made, strung with multi-colored flashing lights, and my own personal fave, gold tinsel. Sadly, this tradition has come to an end, since my parents sold our childhood home last month. My 725 sq foot condo isn’t quite conducive to a tree. A mini wire ornament tree is the current stand -in until we can move on up into bigger living space. What are your favorite holiday traditions?

Since I don’t have a tree to wrap tinsel around, why not wear it! A few weekends ago, as part of the American Express Shop Small Saturday, I popped into Ku De Ta, Southie. I spotted this sweater, complete with the allover plaid print knitted from gold tinsel yarn. I am such a sucker for plaid. At 20% off, it was mine. Following this purchase was a holiday party at our friends’ home. This knit was perfect for the occasion. Festive enough, courtesy of the tinsel, without going overboard. The best part of this get-up? The loose fit of the sweater covered the food baby that developed as the night went on, mainly from the many cake pops I consumed. Calories don’t count over the holidays, right?!

With all the hoopla around the holidays, don’t forget to stop and smell the roses (or pine!). Happy holidays to you and your family!!

Outfit Details:

Metallic Plaid Sweater: blue pepper from Ku De Ta, $44 (paid $35.20). Contact the boutique for availability or stop by!

Eiffel Tour Necklace: Blue Lemon Paris (bday gift from mon ami).

Long Druzy Nugget Necklace: hcb, $26. I attended a blogger holiday gathering at hcb. It was my first visit to the store and I loved it! I was lucky enough to nab this at 20% off. Yay!

Black Jean Leggings: Gap, $69.95 (paid $24.97). Not only did I get 50% off these jeggings, I also used a reward cert to chip away at the price. Don’t forget to use code WRAP thru 12/20 and save 40%.

Quilted Metallic Bag: Gap, super old. I thought this little metallic Zara bag is adorable, $59.90.

Pumps: Steven by Steve Madden (Rustyy), Bloomingdale’s Outlet, $37. The Bloomie’s Outlet was having a major shoe sale, hence, the price I paid!

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10 Comments on Tinsel

    • Linda
      December 23, 2014 at 7:54 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Jyo!!!!

  1. Sarah Parker
    December 29, 2014 at 12:49 pm (3 years ago)

    I love this post for so many reasons. A) Your outfit is adorable and so classy. B) My parents sold my childhood home this past summer and that was tough for me this year as well. C) We live in a little over 400 square feet in the Fenway – hence no tree as well…maybe next year, so I can totally relate. 🙂

    • Linda
      December 29, 2014 at 8:10 pm (3 years ago)

      It’s just strange not having a home to go to over the holidays! And here’s to bigger living space and christmas trees 🙂 Happy New Year!

    • Linda
      December 29, 2014 at 8:09 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Heidi! Happy New Year!

  2. Mo
    December 30, 2014 at 11:42 am (3 years ago)

    So I’m obsessed with this look… and that sweater. *heart eyes*

    • Linda
      December 30, 2014 at 5:52 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks lil lady!

    • Linda
      January 3, 2015 at 5:56 pm (3 years ago)

      I totally agree!