Happy holiday break, friends! I have been waiting for this day for quite some time, lol. After months of traveling, long work hours, and some stressful health-related family stuff, winter vacation is just what to the doctor ordered. At the same time, we have some big “to-do’s” on our plate (i.e. we’re moving a family member out of their house and doing a thorough clean of our own home). Best of all, Bob and I will be together – and that’s all that matters.

This year’s holiday break will revolve around staying close to home and spending as much time with family as possible. Several months ago, we booked a two-week long trip to Australia. We were SOOO excited; Sydney, Melbourne, and Uluru have long been on my bucket list. Best of all, we were able to secure almost all of our flights on points. I had been dreaming of spending blissful hours in United Polaris roundtrip, enjoying a glass of wine (or two) and their Saks Fifth Avenue bedding (can you tell how much I love their flights)? Sadly, due to recent and sudden family health issues, we decided to cancel everything. Thankfully, United was amazing to work with in terms of refunding our miles and other charges. Better yet, they even extended Bob’s platinum status through 2020 (he would have otherwise run short on miles without this trip).

So alas, we will be spending our time in Chicago and Wisconsin. As much as a tropical cocktail by the sea sounds amazing right now, we are so incredibly blessed to be able to be with the ones we love. Moreover, thank you for being AMAZING readers and keeping my spirits bright. I always appreciate the opportunity to connect, and your positivity throughout the year is absolutely invaluable! Cheers to 2019!

Jennifer Lake V Neck Gret Sweater

Sweater: Cozy V-Neck Sweater {under $50 and in 3 colors!} // Denim: Paige Hoxton Skinny Jeans

Bag: Chloé Nile Bag // Earrings: Kendra Scott Oster Chandelier Earrings {c/o} {made in 3 colors}

Necklaces: Kendra Scott Fern Pendant {c/o} & Dana Rebecca Designs Lauren Joy Necklace {c/o}


In My Shopping Cart

This cozy and colorful stripe cardigan had me at hello!

Loving how this ivory sweater looks similar to this See by Chloé style, and it’s under $70!

So much yes to these affordable polka dot paper bag waist trousers!

Need this under $35 embellished headband in my life!

Brighten up your winter wardrobe with this lilac plaid scarf.

Heading somewhere warm this winter? This cute wicker bag is the perfect option!

I adore these new Loeffler Randall sandals!

You can never go wrong with an adorable and colorful stripe cardigan!

Gah! How darling is this sequin bow ponytail holder?!

My new go-to nail polish brand (“Tran” is my current hue)!

Some of my Favorite Links from Around the Web

A huge congratulations to Blake on the launch of her new brand, Signed, Blake!

Umm… Carrie’s Christmas tree is SO good.

Love Grace’s DIY Christmas gift ideas!

Mackenzie is totally conquering the holidays with her enviable organization skills!

Leave it to Liz to throw the most amazing holiday gathering – such a fun night!

So many great last minute gift ideas you can get over your lunch break – thanks Elle!

Monica looks SO chic in her New Year’s Eve outfits!

Such a fun year in review by Julia!

This bold, layered look by Blair is just too good!

OMG, this velvet and tulle outfit in Jean is everything – obsessed!

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