Faux Suede Skirt

Vineyard Vines Faux Suede Skirt

Christmas is in exactly two weeks and this year I’m feeling more excited than ever (as you can see by my expression above). Obviously I’m excited to spend it with my sweet girl and our little family, but I’m also working really hard until then so that I can actually take a few days off, something that I rarely do.

I made that decision at the beginning of the month and last week ended up kicking myself because of it. Balancing a full time job with a baby and running a second business out of our house is not a joke. I’m hoping that when Amalia starts part time day care in January, it gets slightly easier, but right now I feel like I’m burning the candle at both ends, working or taking care of her from the moment I wake up until my head hits the pillow at night.

Last Friday I literally had to get a babysitter and go to the library to work, just so I could actually focus for a few hours!

My 10-minute Headspace meditation breaks definitely help, but they aren’t enough. I need some time off, like real time off where I don’t worry about my Instagram feed or next blog post. So while it feels like chaos right now, it will all be worth it for those days of enjoying family, friends, and lots of Christmas cookies.

I haven’t fully decided what I’m going to wear on Christmas Eve (my family dresses up on the 24th and goes casual for the big day), but this outfit is a top contender. I would just add black tights for the cold New Hampshire temps. I’m in love with the shape and movement of this faux suede skirt which is on major sale right now!

I paired it with an oldie but goodie tartan button down that J.Crew brings back every year. It’s definitely worth the investment. I think this is my third holiday season with mine and it’s still my favorite Christmas plaid. But if you’re looking for a more affordable option, this one is almost identical and only $23.

In other completely unrelated news, Amalia has to get a procedure done today and I’m kind of freaking out. It’s pretty minor and she only needs local anesthetic but it will involve her being in pain when she gets numbed and also her having stitches afterwards. Please send us good vibes that it goes well today. I would really appreciate it!

PS Don’t even ask how long it took me to figure out how to make a gif (see below). But worth it, right?

Plaid Shirt (and similar for $23) / Faux Suede Skirt c/o / Necklace / Pumps c/o

Vineyard Vines Faux Suede Skirt

Plaid Shirt (and similar for $23) / Faux Suede Skirt c/o / Necklace / Pumps c/oย 

Photos by Carter Fish.

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  1. Prayers for Amalia and the doctor performing her procedure!


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    • Thank you Lexi! It couldn’t have gone better xo

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  2. Sending best wishes to Amalia! And heโ€™s, the gif was darling!

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  3. Justina Kenyon said:

    That skirt is amazing and you look stunning!
    You and Amalia will be in my thoughts today. I hope everything goes well!

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  4. Jenn Lake said:

    This is darling, and that GIF is so cute!

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  5. Britta said:

    Sending positive thoughts. So hard to see them in pain even for a second.

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    • The worst! She did so well though, thank goodness.

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  6. graceatwood said:

    Sending lots of love and good energy your way, friend! xo

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  7. Allie said:

    The gif is definitely worth it! Iโ€™ll be sending Amalia and your family happy thoughts all day! Good luck! xAllie http://www.theallthatglittersblog.com

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  8. Caitlin said:

    Love the gif (and the outfit)! Sending a prayer your way – good luck today.

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  9. Rebecca said:

    Sending good vibes your way! Amalia may be tiny, but she is tough! The procedure is probably harder on you than it is on her.

    As a working mom, I really enjoy daycare. It helps set clear boundaries, which helps me focus on take and stay in the moment. I hope you have a similar experience. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Keri Dunn said:

    I saw you went to the Ferguson Library the other day! I would really recommend the Darien Library for next time. I always struggled to focus at Ferguson, but Darien is as perfect and beautiful as you’d expect in Darien (I’m expecting and in Grad School and work FT, so I spend a lot of time there)! They also have a little cafe and a fireplace!

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    • Oh good tip thank you! I’ll check it out next time I have the chance. The fireplace sold me ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Linda Zohman Avellar said:

        The Ferguson Library’s Weed Branch on Hope Street is cozy and quiet and has a lovely fireplace room too!

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  11. BRN said:

    Prayers for your family today! Iโ€™m sure she will be perfect.

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  12. Virginia Merati said:

    Thinking of you and Amalia today! I noticed you’re letting your roots grow out, and I for one would love to see you with a darker ‘do!

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    • Thank you! I actually just hadn’t had time to get a touch up but I went last Friday so back to blonde!! I probably won’t ever go dark sorry ๐Ÿ™‚

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