8 Holiday Stressors

Monday, December 7, 2015



1. Buying Presents. 
Should I have everything bought already? Am I behind? What does everyone want? Is giving alcohol tacky? Why is it so much pressure just to give a damn gift?

2. Wrapping Presents.
But who cares if my corners are crunchy and bunchy, MOM? It's just how I do things. Because I don't know how to wrap a gift. I never have. I hate this part. And no, I'm not going to buy expensive bows and floral arrangements to put on top of said gift as extra decoration. Can't I just wrap it in newspaper jokes like the kids used to do in elementary?

3. Baking beautiful holiday treats.
Everyone else is baking so suddenly I feel the pressure to bake. But I don't really enjoy baking and I usually throw half the stuff away anyway... so why do I feel this weird pressure to dip pretzel rods in almond bark and cover them with glitter sprinkles, Instagram? WHY?

4. Holiday cards.
I've already gotten ten in the mail. Slow down Jenny Go-Getter, you're making me feel bad. I just can't seem to find the best photo of my family to send to everyone that captures just how incredibly perfect and flawlessly happy we always are.

5. Finding Harlow the perfect holiday sweater.
I've already sent three back. Nothing fits over his massive chest... or ego.

6. Doing all the holiday things to makes sure I'm not missing a moment of holiday fun.
The movies, the music, the ice skating, the hot chocolate, I have to do it all in just 16 days before it's OVER!!!! Must have holiday fun. Even if it kills me.

7. Going to holiday parties full of people I don't know.
I don't get worked up about this, I just don't enjoy it necessarily. Mostly because I'm terrible and I don't know how to socialize. Sneaker peaker of tomorrow's post: How To Do Holiday Parties When You're An Introvert. spoiler alert: look for dogs.

8. Holiday party outfits. 
Can I just wear the one you see above on repeat? Would anyone mind? Because once you wear a pair of sequin jogger pants it's really hard to go back to anything else. They're like sweat pants on the inside, party on the outside. If you're not a fan of wearing skirts/dresses to winter holiday parties- these are the pants for you. I snagged my first pair from Alice & Wonder.

And the red Pom Pom beanie you see is from there as well. If you want to WIN one just head over to Alice & Wonder and comment below with your favorite item. I'll announce the winner this week so you'll have your beanie in time for the holidays!

Happy Monday, holiday folks. Go wrap some gifts and suck on candy canes.



33 comments:

  1. I love the Yay! Stemless wine glass because that's how I get through holiday parties when there are no dogs 🍷

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  2. I want the gold sequin joggers! NOW! Thank you ;)

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  3. The copper "oh deer" ring holder and "Happy Holla Days" sign are to die for. Plus, I think I should win because I think I picked the cheapest stuff....like me. Cheap.
    Holla!

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  4. The "it's beginning to look like cocktails" highball glass is perfect for all holiday drinks! Pick me.....I want that beanie!
    Love your outfit too!

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  5. But what are holiday cards, anyways? We are so lame and refuse to do them before children come along hahaha. People can see pics of us on insta anytime ;)

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  6. Love this!
    For help wrapping gifts check out my recent post http://www.kaylasperspective.com/2015/12/holiday-gift-wrapping-dos-and-donts.html

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  7. That buffalo check poncho looks pretty sweet! I could also use a black pom hat :)

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  8. I am so with you on the stresses of getting your dog a holiday outfit - it's become somewhat of a Christmas tradition for me to buy ours an hilarious one every year. Only problem is, the shop I wanted to buy a Pope outfit from has run out!! (I know right, whoda thought so many dogs would be dressing as the leader of the Catholic Church this year?!) So I'm back to square one...major stress!

    Also, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your outfit in this pictures!!

    Steph xx // Oh Steph

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  9. I'm with you on re-wearing the same outfit and the sequin jogger pants are both pretty & comfy!

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  10. Obsessed with the outfit! Looked at Alice & Wonder and the Aztec sweater is also pretty lovely!

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  11. I've seriously been looking for a black beanie with a brown pom JUST like theirs!! Is that a weirdly specific thing to have been hunting obsessively for? Whatever, I NEED it.

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  12. Love the sequin joggers, but I NEED the camel cape!

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  13. Eek! The most stressful thing on your list is that there are only 16 days until Christmas! What? When did that even happen??

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  14. I love the Buffalo Check Fringe Poncho! Perfect for a casual Christmas Day outfit with jeans or it could be more dressy with leather leggings and booties.

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  15. I think I need holiday jogger pants. I played with my friends dogs this weekend and we put them in these little antler beanies from American Eagle, I think you should invest in one for Harlow if you can't find the perfect sweater :)

    Laura | Laura Aime Vous

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  16. Ahhh I love your outfit!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
    www.askawayblog.com

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  17. Preach! Also, how are those pants? Do they crunch when you walk in them? Do your sequins fall off if you don't have the thigh gap?

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  18. ALL of the above. Plus the things that always inevitably come up that have nothing to do with the holidays...like car trouble!

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  19. I use Christmas cards as an excuse to show off photos of my cats. Those glitter pants are seriously the bomb dot com!

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  20. I use Christmas cards as an excuse to show off photos of my cats. Those glitter pants are seriously the bomb dot com!

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  21. Yeah I need a pair of sparkling sweat pants so I don't ever have to change and be socially acceptable always. That beanie will go well in my growing collection haha

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  22. I love those gold sequin jogger pants! Oh my gosh! Perfect for New Years Eve, dance party haha!

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  23. Crunchy bunchy corners are like my gifts, my boyfriend likes everything to neat amd matching but I just can't be bothered. You think it would be the other way round haha!

    guesswhathollie.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. Those black sequin joggers.... Amazing!!!!!!
    Also I completely forgot about my mental Christmas bucket list until your post then I thought, "crap!! Only 16 days to go ice skating And bake something ( completely forgot about holiday baking until right now!) and see lights and on and on the list goes" thanks for the reminder. Holiday mode kicking into gear now.

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  25. I have to do it all before it´s over!! Totes with you on this one! Also, I need those pants :)

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  26. I love this post. Describes me to a T. Fellow introvert here as well, lol. I actually just askedd my boyfriend today how many Christmas-y related things can we fit into the next 2 weeks... and I'm just mailing my Christmas cards today. Love your blog and happy holidays.

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  27. I love this post. Describes me to a T. Fellow introvert here as well, lol. I actually just askedd my boyfriend today how many Christmas-y related things can we fit into the next 2 weeks... and I'm just mailing my Christmas cards today. Love your blog and happy holidays.

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