Black christmas

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I certainly did – we always open presents on Christmas morning and then have a big family gathering at my Aunt and Uncle’s house that night. I always end up spending most of the night playing with my younger cousins (actually, that’s how most family get togethers are for me). Our family gatherings are very casual and the last time I dressed up was probably when my mom still dressed me. I went with a simple black outfit to show off my new Steve Madden boots (Christmas present from the boyfriend) that I have been pining for for about a year and a half now!

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*Shirt: Thrifed. Pants: Macys. Boots: Steve Madden (gift). Necklace: Gift

Another Christmas present (stocking stuffer from my mom) is this bird cage necklace I’m wearing. It’s super cute! Stockings are my favorite part of presents. My mom is awesome at putting together stockings. We get a mix of the usual candy and small snacks, but somehow she finds the most random, but still somehow useful items to stuff in there.

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My favorite part of Christmas is probably the time after all the presents are opened, before we go to our big family gathering. We all just hang out at home, usually watching one of the new movies we always end up getting, going through our new gifts, lounging in our pajamas. It’s so peaceful and we’re all happy to just be there.

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We took these pictures way in the back of the church across the street from my house. It’s amazing how fast an area can transform from a busy, suburban street to what looks like us being out in the woods. Hopefully I’ll be able to rig my camera up back there when I take pictures on my own.
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Do you have any fun New Year’s Eve plans? I am going to Big Bear! I’ll be staying in a house in Big Bear with my boyfriend and a few friends from Friday until Monday so the blog will be quiet. I have never really done a big New Year’s before, so I am super excited!
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All photos credit of Ugly Mug Photography

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42 comments
  1. Annie said:

    I love this….the black on black with those brown boots looks awesome šŸ™‚

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

  2. teddi said:

    those are great photos of you! i like your new boots too. your mom has excellent taste. i bet you love your necklace. what’s big bear? šŸ˜‰

  3. How cute are you? I love black and brown together–very chic! And the necklace is beautiful!

  4. LOVE this outfit. I love how edgy but chic it is. What a great present, those boots are fabulous and that necklace is too cute!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

  5. ooo! the birdcage necklace and the boots are super duper oolala! what wonderful gifts!

    thanks for stopping by and saying hi. . . so nice to meetchya!

    xoxo

  6. cool photos šŸ™‚ love this all black look

  7. I adore how you mixed the black and brown! Plus these photos were all lovely…

  8. Marzena said:

    Fantastic outfit ! Love this black shirt ! x

    Big kiss ā¤

    mfashionmyobsession.blogspot.com

  9. This is a very cute outfit. Put together but comfortable and the color of the boots and the uniqueness of the necklace are the cherry on top! Love that shirt. I’ll be posting on the meaning of black and other colors on my blog today. Be sure to stop by. – Carla

    http://www.hautecocktail.blogspot.com

  10. Isa said:

    Love your boots! Fantastic photos šŸ™‚

    xox,
    Isa

  11. meesch said:

    Love your blog! And your boots and necklace are so adorable – have fun for your first big new years! This is the first time I’m really gonna be celebrating it too, so I’m excited! Following = )

    -meesch
    http://www.aperfectkindofday.com

  12. oh!!! loving the shirt and the boots! you look great! šŸ˜‰

  13. sofie said:

    great outfit! the necklace is sooooooo cute! love your boots šŸ™‚ ā™„

  14. Swagga said:

    Love your necklace!
    Would you like to follow each other? If you want just follow me and I’ll follow you back šŸ˜‰
    xx
    mylifemydreammypassion.blogspot.com

  15. You are seriously so gorgeous! Wearing all black is my favorite.. love how you added the pop of color with your boots! Stunning!

  16. Isabel said:

    I love this Outfit šŸ™‚

    Looks so mysterious. Great!

    xx Isabel

  17. Oh, you are so very pretty. Honestly, and look at that hair! This outfit is so whimsical, yet modern.

  18. Roseanne said:

    Love the all black look,the boots and the necklace!

  19. Mia said:

    Sounds like you had a really nice christmas, I love your hair and boots x

  20. Eva said:

    Loving your hair, it’s gorgeous šŸ™‚ and that necklace is sweet as can be. Hope you had an awesome New Years šŸ™‚

  21. Jessica said:

    basic black is more than basic on you! lovely
    xx

  22. pembefiyonk said:

    like ur look… all them is very nice

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