December 24

The party last night was a success, despite the typical little last minute craziness. I was able to spend time with so many friends from my hometown who I love very much but don’t get to see very often.

Christmas Cookies

Image via Instagram

While I definitely overindulged on my favorite queso dip & my father’s penne ala vodka, I also took the liberty of sampling all of the desserts last night. My favorite were Quinn’s sugar cookies… icing optional! As per our Christmas Eve tradition, my siblings & cousins attended a movie earlier today. We came home quickly to change for Mass. I am sure it was unsurprising, given my food choices last night, that I went for a Calvin Klein peplum dress with J.Crew pumps.

Peplums & Pumps

Image via Instagram

 The service was simple – a reminder of all of our blessings during the holidays. The most memorable element, however, was the homily. Father Lasch, who was the priest at the Catholic school Meghan & I attended, spoke of how ALL people are welcome in the Church. Because I worry about the potential for exclusion of certain people, his was a powerful reminder that no one is excluded, especially at Christmas.

Church Christmas Wreath

Image via Instagram

Tonight, we exchanged presents with our Sibling Secret Santa, ate a delicious dinner that my Uncle Paul & father made, dressed in our Christmas PJs from my mother, and decorated our Christmas tree – better late than never!

Although there is always some unexpected/expected chaos during the holidays, we can’t help but remember just how lucky we are. My cousin, Ryan, & I will probably be up for several more hours laughing. Hopefully, it won’t be too late or Santa might miss our house!

Only ONE more sleep till Christmas Day…



Hope you are enjoying the #25DAYSOFSTYLESILIKE as much as I am.

See all the previous posts below.

1 | 2 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7  | 8 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22  | 23 ]

FYI – Gift Guide #1 & Gift Guide #2 are LIVE!


#STYLESILIKE are meant to be shared.


Twitter | Instagram | Facebook ]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *