Metallic Bell-Sleeve Top: c/o Lilla P
Skinny Jeans: Joe’s Jeans ($119)
Burgundy Over the Knee Boots: Qupid ($32)
Earrings: Baublebar ($36)
Sunglasses: c/o Zenni Optical
Few Days Until Christmas
Can you believe Christmas is only a few days away?! One of the best things about Christmas is the anticipation leading up to Christmas. I love seeing how festive everything is everywhere I go. With Christmas only a few days away, I am so excited for our Christmas traditions and I thought I’d share them with you all.
Our Christmas Traditions
Baking Christmas Cookies
The first weekend of December is dedicated to Christmas cookies. My family makes about 30 different kinds and pretty much bakes nonstop and they are all soooo delicious. These cookies are our desserts for the entire month, every day. My favorites are the ribbon layer cake, Christmas lime trees, and gingerbread bears.
Christmas Eve Eve dinner
The evening before Christmas Eve (yay, tomorrow!), we like to go somewhere nice for dinner. It is our way to start the Christmas festivities and have everyone together for dinner. Sometimes we are all on different schedules and it is nice to have at least one day when we are all together for Christmas.
Wearing Christmas Pajamas is one of my favorite Christmas traditions. Usually, we will wear our nicer clothes during the day. But somehow throughout the day we all slowly change into our Christmas pajamas. We also gift each other new sets of pajamas. Getting pajamas is a treat because it is something I enjoy wearing but I don’t seek out to buy them often.
Christmas Eve Appetizers
Christmas Eve is all about grazing on food all day. We just eat several different kinds of appetizers and yum so good! I don’t know about you but something about appetizers or mini of something always tastes better. The appetizer selections change every year so it is exciting to find out what it is each year! I also can’t resist constantly getting more food! I think it is a great way to have a little bit of everything. I guess it is like Christmas tapas!
I’m sure I’m forgetting a few more traditions. I can’t wait for Christmas! What are your Christmas traditions?
Chiara Costigliolo says
Perfect cuissard for the holiday!
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Thank you Chiara!
Emily Wilkinson says
I always love hearing everyone’s traditions! We make Christmas cookie s& do a Christmas Eve dinner as well!
For our first married Christmas we’re starting the tradition of making dinner for our family!
That sounds fun and love the Christmas tradition you guys are starting! So special!
Esraa Bassiouni says
Rach you look perfect in this outfit. i am obsessed.
Kinga K. says
I love your burgundy boots <3
You look amazing, dear! Merry Christmas:)
Thank you Irina! Merry Christmas!
Alexis deZayas says
Love the idea of appetizers on Christmas Eve! It always makes me feel like I’m eating less when the options are small 🙂 Some of my favorite traditions during Christmastime are going to the Nutcracker and making gingerbread houses! We also have matching Christmas pjs for Christmas Eve 🙂 I hope you have a Merry Merry Christmas!!
Haha that is how I feel about appetizers too! Oo yes I love going to the Nutcracker too! It’s been ages since I made gingerbread houses – maybe I’ll add that to next year’s list haha!Merry Christmas!
Holiday traditions are my favorite! Great post and Merry Christmas!
Such a cute look! I love those boots!
Love reading this post! Love the outfit, especially the boots! happy holidays, Rach!
Thank you Yvonne!
Jessica | PetiteStyleScript says
Great learning more about you and your holiday traditions! Merry Christmas!
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AH just posted about all my family traditions as well! I seriously love reading about everyone’s Christmas traditions… it gets me like EXTRA in the holiday spirit! I wish my fam did some holiday baking like yours because christmas cookies sound soooo good right now. Hope you have an amazing Christmas Rach <3
No way! I can’t wait to read all about yours! Hope you had an amazing Christmas too!
I love that all Christmas traditions revolve around spending time with family.
I do too!
Those over the knee boots look amazing on you girl! And what a sweet tradition! Thanks for sharing love.
Amber | http://www.loveambervictoria.com
Thank you Amber!
Christmas traditions are as much exciting as Christmas itself! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
I totally agree! Thank you Gail!
Elegant Duchess says
Ah so many nice traditions, I love the cookies one 🍪 (maybe because I’m a Cookie Monster haha).
I love your outfit and the boots are fantastic!
Merry Christmas lovely xxxx
Thank you! Merry Christmas!
I love Christmas traditions too! We do almost the same things you do. Hopefully we’ll be making our Christmas cookies today! I’ve been so sick that it’s messed a few things up this week. Merry Christmas!
That is so awesome! And I am so sorry you were sick. I was too. Hopefully you are feeling much better!
Krisztina Clifton says
I love those gorgeous boots!! And some very nice traditions.:) We do St. Nicholas Day earlier in the month (when Krampusz comes!!) And the usual – gingerbread houses, cookies, hot cocoa, looking at lights. Ad my favorite is to just snuggle up with a good movie.:) Have a Merry Christmas! 🙂
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Oh how fun!! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!
Laura Leigh says
Love love love hearing about Christmas traditions! They’re seriously my favorite. We shared some of ours on yesterday’s post as well. They’re just so special! Merry Christmas lady!
xo Laura Leigh
They’re mine too! Hope you had a Merry Christmas Laura Leigh!
Love those thigh high boots!
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The Gluten Free Guide to Everything says
Great outfit! Love the burgundy boots!
Marije | thegfguide.com
Thank you Marije!
Omg so many different cookies, sounds like something I’d love!
It is seriously so amazing!
You have a rich tradition. It is mostly engaging activities with your family. I know it’s almost Christmas and all of us are pretty excited.
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I love spending time with family!
Love hearing about people’s Christmas traditions!
Me too Maggie!
I love reading about different traditions. Thanks for sharing.
Great outfit, those shoes are looking amazing.
Rita | http://www.styleroundtheclock.com
Thank you Rita!
Ugh! I want these boots so bad! Merry Christmas!
NORA GOUMA says
AWESOME OUTFIT, GREAT COMBO TOO, I LOVE IT, THANK YOU FOR SHARING, YOU LOOK STUNNING. I WISH YOU MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018!!!
Thank you Nora! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!
I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas with the family!
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas too!
Love this. So fun to hear other family traditions. Merry Christmas!
Thanks girl! Merry Christmas!
I always love reading about others family traditions. Hope you had a Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas Greta!
Cute post and love that outfit! Merry Christmas!
Thanks Samantha! Merry Christmas!
Mariann Yip says
Those burgundy over the knee boots are to die for! I can’t want to spend time with my family and do our own traditions this year! http://mariannyc.com/2017/12/20/favorite-winter-activities-in-nyc/
Thank you Mariann! Have fun spending time with family!
The pink pineapple says
Cute outfit,your family
Lauryn Hock says
This is the cutest outfit for shopping during the holidays!
Shannon Jenkins says
Christmas traditions are the best! Love baking cookies! Your boots are so cute!
Thank you Shannon!
I love the outfit! The boots are beautiful!
I absolutely love that you all wear christmas pjs, what a great tradition, I admit this christmas was very different without my dad, but we carried on with our same traditions in honour of him 🙂 xx
Thank you Jasna! I’m sure it was different, but know he is there with you guys.
Konstantina Antoniadou says
You look absolutely amazing! These boots go perfect with the whole style!
Amy Arnold says
30 different kinds of cookies, wow! I love the idea of appetizers on Christmas Eve. Honestly those are my favorite type of food anyway. 🙂 Sounds like a great holiday in your family and such a cute outfit too.
Straight A Style
It gets crazy haha! Appetizers are my favorite too! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
Christmas traditions are the best! We also do a Christmas Eve dinner with my immediate family, followed by lots of wine and presents, haha. Then Christmas Day is a big family get together with LOTS of food!
Le Stylo Rouge
Aren’t they! Haha you gotta have wine and food!
Kara Aragon says
Your hair, lipstick, head to toe outfit all look soooo great! Love all of it girl!
Jasmine Diane says
Your boots are calling my name. I love that color + the OTN trend!
It is a great color! It was what drew me!