Tuesday, December 28

merry (belated) christmas!

Hello!! Due to being confined in Boise for Christmas and without access to a real computer (if I could rewind and tell myself to bring my laptop on the trip, I definitely would), I couldn't blog on Christmas. Which, in a lot of ways, might be a good thing. We all need a break, yeah?? But, I did have a lot of time to kill so I could have documented the day...easily. Oh well.
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How was your Christmas?? Mine was spent babysitting my darling cousins. We opened presents last Wednesday and after hanging them up in my closet, I've decided...yes, I have too many. Ooops. I added thirteen dresses to my collection and several sweaters and skirts. I got a pair of beloved Tom's (finally!). My favorite item was probably my new brown oxfords which I'll be blogging sooon! We left for Boise on Thursday and spent Christmas Eve and Christmas with my mom's entire extended family. My mom is one of six and all but one live there. My grandparents divorced a good time ago, so there are two sets of grandparents at every event. This means there were a good thirty people gathered at all times. It was sososo much fun. I feel so blessed to be able to have watched all my cousins grow up and for new ones to be born. My aunt could literally tell you that I taught my cousin to walk and I saw his brother take his first steps. I love being the old cousin! After being surrounded by so much family on Holidays and reunions, it's pretty much solidified in my mind that I want a big family. I've always wanted at least another sibling and I love the idea of being surrounded by people all the time. I might not be saying that after I have even just one kid though...so we'll see ;).
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Niklaas and I took pictures today. It was so wonderful! He has a fancy camera, and now a fancy film camera, and he was carrying my nikon fancy camera, so while he was taking pictures he was camera overloaded. It was funny! I was also one bobby pin short and without a mirror, putting on my headband in this way is nearly impossible. So he did it. Hehe! And that he did-which took a good solid fifteen minutes. Hehe!
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dress- Modcloth tights-Urban belt-Goodwill boots-Ross headband-F21
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I got this dress for Christmas! I got my first ever dress from Modcloth and then another one came yesterday! Eeep! This one screamed Christmas to me and I love that it has sleeves! The lace detail is also so pretty- I feel like every time I buy floral dresses I have to choose one that has something about it that sets it apart from my other floral dresses- sleeved floral dresses make up 99% of my closet. Hehe. I think I'm in love with Modcloth.
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I got these tights at the Urban sale yesterday morning! I didn't think about the fact that my lifetime (okay, just for the 3 years that I've known of its existence)  dream of going to the After-Christmas Urban sale would come true coming to Boise for Christmas. But it did!! Since my mom continually complains about runs in my tights, she bought me new ones. Oh how I miss parents paying for clothes! And they fit perfectly. I hate when tights are really tight- which is kind of ironic, I know, but I like when there's room to breathe and move around. I got this necklace from my cousin and it matched this necklace perfectlyy! I was so excited. I thought these boots matched my belt well so I put them on.
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Well. I'm off to walk my dog with Niklaas (my chore of the day) and do other fun fun things. I hope you had a happy Christmas!
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50 comments:

simplyhope said...

Oh Maggie you are so darling!!! LOVE the dress and rocking the headband I see!
I also love babysitting my lil cousins too:D
Have a Happy New Year!

Alex said...

Maggie's back! And i am so happy you got dresses! Thirteen?! I barely have ten :( hahhhahah bohooo I'll have to buy more like crazy and guess what?! I sent your letter FINALLY :DDDDD I hope it arrives s:
I am very happy to hear you had a good week! I hope next one is as good!

Charlotte said...

ahh Maggie, you are just so adorable.
I love this dress!!
I am hoping to purchase my first Modcloth dress with my Christmas money :]]
Can't wait to see all these new dresses!!

Charlotte xxx

chan? said...

I love your dress,
and it sounds like youve had a lovely Christmas, You have a lovely blog!

x

Izzi said...

13 dresses??? omg lucky girl!! this one is adorable, you always look so cute!

Amber Blue Bird said...

wow 13 dresses, thats awesome. this dress is very cute and i love the flower headband, it adds a nice finishing touch

Amanda, The Upside of Wonder said...

You look so cute! This dress does seem very Christmas-y. I love the headband as well.

xx

Ashley, Lions Lace Lattes said...

What a perfect holiday dress! Sounds like you had a pretty fabulous Christmas. It's always a little more fun when kids are around. I love how exciting Christmas is to them! You can't help but get overly excited as well :)

Nicole, Coco Maria said...

Oh, I love that dress! And I can't wait to see all your new dresses and your new oxfords :)

Gracie said...

oooh how lovely, love that dress. and the snow! merry christmas :)

Lena said...

Modcloth has some pretty kick ass dresses! I'm sooo enjoying your photos everytime! They're full of sweetness!

Have a Happy New year babe!

Kisses, Lena!

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Sands said...

Aww this is such a beautiful photoshoot! Glad to see you in your floral dresses again! :P

xo
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projectvee said...

you are so so cute!
i love how festive you look :)
hope you're enjoying your holidays immensely!

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sherryl said...

that dress is so pretty, i do adore the lace detailing on it too. the dot tights work perfectly! <3

Coralie said...

I love the headband, and the dress, it's really not common, really like it !
Thanks for your sweet comment :)

xxx


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Brittany said...

I love love that dress. The detail is just so perfect and your headband is precious! If you get tired of that dress you can send it to me ;) haha


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~Abby~ said...

Thirteen dresses??? Oh my!!
I love my big family too! It's great! :)
His camera is awesome. I love these pictures. And boots. :)

Thanks for the comment! And yeah, that's probably why we get along so well is because we're Leos. ;)

xx,
~Abby~

Emma (Scrapbook de la Emma) said...

Oh this dress does scream christmas, so pretty, I love the lacey detail. Just found your blog, makes me happy :)
Scrapbook de la Emma

Jasmine, Transient Withdrawal said...

you are so adorable maggie! these photos are wonderful! the dress truly is perfect for christmas, but i can't wait to see how else you style it! i have yet to pair florals with polka dots but i have to say, i'm loving it :)

Toni Tralala said...

Your outfit is well put together! I'm glad you enjoyed the holidays. :) Though divorce is sad, the upside is two separate parties and a multitude of presents. hihi.

Happy Holidays! :)

CarrieJo said...

You are too cute!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Kenziefaith said...

Beautiful pictures! I love this outfit. : )

KF x

Natalie said...

I can't wait to see all of the new clothes you receibed on your blog at some point. :) But yeah, it certainly sounds like you had a marvelous Christmas extravaganza spent with your family!

I really like the collar on that dress. I love looking at all the wonderful things on Modcloth that I really can't afford, haha! Combined with the tights and everything it really looks great. :D I wish they had an UO around here closer than like an hour away...

Hope you're enjoying the rest of your break! :)

Chaucee said...

these photos are adorable and i love your outfit!
just found your blog through another.

vintagewithatwist said...

I love it when you wear this headband! adorable! the dress is amazing as well

Dorien said...

That dress is really pretty, such a great colour! Perfect for Christmas indeed =) Oh, Happy Holidays to you!

genevieve, sandbox romance said...

Loving that Modcloth dress. It's darling! Merry Christmas, dear! I hope you had fun with your family. They sound like a great group!

Shy, Chesterfield said...

This dress is so cute! I have a similar one but I thrifted it which means way to long! The modcloth length is perfect on you! Glad you had a wonderful christmas!

Shy

ferminadaza said...

Very nice dress. I like the collar a lot. :)

Catherine said...

Thirteen dresses?! You sure lucked out, girl :)

It's always weird for me to hear about large family gatherings - I have only one (half!) cousin whom I've met twice. Normally we go to my mom's sister-in-law's for Christmas, where it's mostly her family.

Hope all is well! xox

Jen said...

The headband, boots and belt? Girl, your accessories are Perfect!!

xo

Jen said...

Oh and sweetie, have you added your city info to Location Central yet? It shows who blogs by you. We're all on there!!

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Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

I love your little headband, its so festive!

Marisa Noelle said...

My goodness, how darling is your whole outfit!! I just adore your dress and lovely headband. You are gorgeous dear! Thanks for you sweet comment. Definitely following you now:) Your blog is so sweet. xx Marisa

PrettyNiftyThriftyFashion said...

oh wow that dress is so so so cute!!! the collar is adorable and the patterm on your tights is so pretty :)

Kayla said...

You look adorable. So great to hear you had a lovely Christmas!

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Michelle said...

Your dress is too cute! Love it!

Meghan said...

love this, the tiny dress print is super daarling too!

Kate said...

This outfit is ridiculously cute! I love the dress on you, so festive & sweet! Hope you're enjoying your holidays!

Laura said...

Love your outfit, great pictures!

Leah said...

I'll be happy to come just for cook ! for you if you want ;)

Niko's view said...

You look great!

Laura said...

I love your blog! I follow you now :) Beautiful dress! <3

Beti said...

amazing outfit!! you look so cute!

CAITLIN said...

oh my gosh you look so pretty! i love that dress, and i've been dying for a pair of sheer spotted tights for ages (might have to brave UO for the sale...)

Tiff Kaya said...

Look look adorable in that dress! I love your style so much :)
Happy New Year
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xx

Courtney said...

Your dress is SO adorable! I just discovered your blog, and after looking through..I really like your style!

Might I add that I really love your hair, it's gorgeous :)

jamie said...

gaspsss!!! what an adorable dress! you look way cute :)

Bryce said...

I absolutely love this dress! I need to remember to hit up Urban more often! I always miss out on their sales!

Maria said...

beautiful dress! so christmassy :)