How will you be spending your Christmas? Do you have any traditions? It is sad to say that at this time in my life, we don’t have any set tradition. When I was young we always went to my grandparents house, on my father’s side, on Christmas Eve. He is one of 6 children, so not a small family. They were a musical family, with most of my grandfathers brothers all playing the fiddle and guitar. Also, my uncles play and sing. It was always so enjoyable as a child to gather together. However, I got married, and my husband’s family had their own tradition for Christmas Eve. So, we always celebrated with his mother. His mother however, passed away this past February, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s, and we are still coming to terms with that. Last year, because Christmas Eve fell on Wednesday and that is church night, my father’s side of the family decided to celebrate on Saturday after Christmas. It was the first time in over 25 years that I got to celebrate with all my family. Everyone had so much fun, we are going to celebrate again this year on Saturday the 26th. This may be a new tradition in the making.I love this vest. I bought it at the craft fair we had from one of the boutique shops. I really like that it is reversible to a solid print. I wore this vest with the solid side showing on my Keeping Up With The Joneses post. Here is a similar vest, but I have never bought anything from this site, so I can’t vouch for them. I am wearing the vest over a chambray shirt that I bought at Old Navy. Because the vest and pants both were darker colored, I wanted a lighter shirt to brighten the look. And, if you look really close, you can see the necklace I am wearing. It is called the Rebel, and is from Stella & Dot.I have already introduced you to the Rebel, now for the Renegade. I have on the Renegade bracelet from Stella & Dot along with my Michael Kors watch, (a gift from the girls at work). I also have on a Michael Kors bangle with a tortoise print that I purchased at TJ Maxx. Here is a similar bangle. You can see my Tignanello purse, that I have been carrying lately, has an attachment. I thought I would share with you a great tip. A friend of mine was out shopping with me, and since I was driving, I was rummaging through my purse looking for my keys. She showed me her keys, which were on a carabiner clip. She said when you get out of your car, take the keys and attach them to the handle on your purse. You will always be able to find them that way. I have been carrying my keys this way ever since. Although, I usually let them hang to the inside, just in case a key was to fall off.These berry pants are from Maurices. They are a couple years old, and are not on their website any longer.I may not be a rebel and a renegade, but I can wear them thanks to Stella & Dot. If all goes well my next giveaway will be from Stella & Dot.
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