top : h&m / jeans : j crew / boots : stuart weitzman //
Out of all of the Christmas trees I decorated this year, this one is definitely my favorite. My dad picked it out and I think he did such a good job…it is like my dream tree! Anyways, before we came to Vermont, I began looking for a fake fur garland for the tree. I couldn’t find one that wasn’t super expensive, but I did end up finding this end piece of fake fur at Joann’s for around $2. I cut the fabric into four inch wide strips, folded them in half lengthwise and then secured them with a hot glue gun so that the back side of the fabric wouldn’t be visible. In addition to the ornaments that we already had, I ordered two more sets of ornaments (one set bigger than the other) in pink and blue, and picked up a few extra big baby blue ornaments at Lowe’s. I think having many different sizes of ornaments helped to add dimension making the overall appearance of the tree more magical.
On Christmas Eve, it started snowing, which was so exciting…having a snowy Christmas is the best! For Christmas Eve dinner, I taught my dad how to roast a chicken. I never really get to do anything like that with my dad (I usually cook with my mother, but she had a really bad cold and was unable to help), which made it one of my favorite parts of Christmas.
On Christmas day, the sun came out and it was so dreamy. After we all woke up, we opened our presents by the fire and then we had our Christmas brunch. Afterwards, Slow Magic and I went on a walk before heading to my cousin’s house.
What did you do for Christmas?