Holiday Twirls: Gracefully

Hello lovelies! Are you all about ready for the holidays? Even though life, work, and, well a few last minute shopping moments have been quite hectic I did manage to find time to just relax. The other day before wrapping, shipping, and packing items (preparing for the impending festivities), I'd forgotten about how much fun it was to twirl around in an outfit. So, I took a few snapshots to let loose in the day's ensemble. 
Topshop UK Trench Jacket
I recently spoke to a few long-distance friends and it was so nice to catch up on each other's lives; the details of new traditions, and even new engagements being told. But, there was one thing that I kept hearing from a couple of others ... the stressful season had began to take a toll on a few of my friends and co-workers.


Forget about the chaos of "buy, buy, and buy them even-more" mode for a minute! Breathe and just relax for a moment. Fretting will only take the fun out of it! It is understandable, especially with being bombarded with displays of red and green, commercials luring one into acquiring the latest gadgets, and views of what a perfect holiday tree should look like deluged with gifts underneath.

But, don't let it steal your joy and more importantly take out the beauty from appreciating the holiday. 

Today, I was actually supposed to pick-up a few items for an upcoming Christmas party. Instead, I chose to unburden myself from battling the crowds. I wrote cards, made ornaments, and browsed succulent recipes I naturally found time to make a few unnecessary twirls in this skirt! It felt good and it also took away any edge of holiday stress that was there.
Fashion Bloggers Holiday Style

If you're like my family and love shopping and giving anyway, then you know that this time of year really is no different then any other time when you find an item to purchase that reminds you of someone. We do occasions: holidays and even birthdays a bit differently. Sometimes, we merely give a gift during the year for no apparent reason a ...  "hi, this reminded me of you and I thought you'd love this," type of gift.

This time of season to me means that I just may do the gifting a bit differently. I may ponder about it more, seek out a specially unique item, and even wrap it beautifully! 


However, my favourite part of the season is the holiday decor, the stunning lights (some of which may bring an overwhelming smile to my face), and watching classic holiday films ... by the fireplace of course!
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What's your favourite part of the holiday season?  How are you managing everything this time of year?

The goods:  Trench jacket-Topshop, Floral tights-Hue, Skirt/Necklace-F21 , Lace tank-H&M, Heels-Anthropoligie, holiday joy=priceless!  
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60 comments

  1. sartorialsidelines15 December, 2011

    That's such a stunning outfit - the color palette is great! I have a mountain of grading to do before I can really start to enjoy the holidays....

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  2. Yay for twirling!  I love that skirt on you; its so very pretty!  My favorite part of the holidays is time spent with family, Christmas lights, and the reaction of loved ones when they open their presents.

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  3. aditibhalotra15 December, 2011

    That skirt is gorgeous!

    Aditi,
    www.mysartorialsecrets.blogspot.com

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  4. Oh, thank you my dear. That's so sweet! yes you are right family for the holiday is so precious, and a good favourite to have! I have a few prankster gifts for stocking-fillers this year, should be amusing ...lol 
    my family always love to laugh!

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  5. Jacqueline Abela15 December, 2011

    Beautiful outfit! I adore floaty skirts like that.

    http://www.sheer-heart.com/

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  6. awww that skirt is so so pretty!

    http://www.ohmydior.org/

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  7. yep xmas is definitely all about want want want and buy buy buy! it is like companies found our weak spot! love your monotone coloress outfit, the skirt is gorgeous because of the motion it creates 

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  8. Cute outfit, you have made me want to wear a similar H&M skirt I have, even in today's cold weather, so you may have a copy cat in Southern Spain :) Thanks so much for visiting and commenting on my site lovely xxxxx

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  9. SACRAMENTO Amate15 December, 2011

    Love your floaty skirt, and all about YOU.
    Having my family around is the best of Christmas.
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  10. nice skirt! great photos!!
    xo
    MosaMuse

    MosaMuse.blogspot.com

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  11. somekindofstyle15 December, 2011

    looking so lovely! adore the color palette of your styling! x

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  12. Loving that skirt -- it's so pretty! My favorite part of the holiday season is actually shopping for gifts :) Definitely finished early this year!

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  13. First off, your outfir it saesome. And, I agree, I've been so stressed trying to buy those I love "good gifts," but everything is just money money money. I told my family that all I want for xmas is love and time being spent together. And, I recently spoke to my friend who is living in Japan! She moves back to Miami in 4 days! I'm so excited to see her. 

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  14. I rarely click through to blog posts from Facebook, but I couldn't help it when I saw this in my feed. That outfit and the photos are just fabulous! Glad you took some time out to de-stress during the holidays. I don't even celebrate Christmas, but all of the events are becoming too much to handle! I even decided to skip a party last night to just sit on my couch and watch some bad tv. It was wonderful.

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  15. Notafashionblogger15 December, 2011

    Wow that skirt! I want it too!! ANd I am loving that trench coat!
    I am getting stressed by holidays right now....XMas with my mother could turn out in a real nightmare!!!

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  16. Mary Jo at Trustyourstyle15 December, 2011

    Sooooo pretty! Everyone needs a twirly skirt!


    xo Mary Jo

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  17. I suspect that a few twirls would probably be good for me as well!  I am one of those crazed stressed out people!!!  

    PS--- I love, love, love these photos of you!

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  18. You look stunning; such a great skirt and holiday outfit!

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  19. Like a headless chicken - love that skirt and the pairing with the trench is perfect  - whole new twist x

    http://fashionandfrank.blogspot.com/

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  20. You look delightful Madison!! I love your skirt, it's so pretty! I'm all set for the holidays, got almost everything in advance, so now I'm just taking it easy. :) x

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  21. This is such a pretty skirt....love it :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray 

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  22. Oh thanks doll! I pretty much did that this year & started early, now finishing up last minute items! Glad that you're able to take it easy! 

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  23. Oh try it, such a relief! :-) 
    & take it easy lady!Thanks for the lovely comment, dear Alexis! 

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  24. haha! Thanks Claire! I've passed a few folks sporting the headless chicken. Which is why it was nice to not be in crowds that day. -xo 

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  25. I'm so glad that you clicked and read dear. Sometimes you just need a break time so-to-speak! Glad that you enjoyed your couch time and bad Television. Thank you. -xxoo

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  26. aww, that's fantastic that your friend from Japan is moving to Miami, I know how exciting that is ... wishing you a wonderful time with your family Lauren. -xx hugs!

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  27. Go for it dear! I'm sure you will rock it well in Spain. I've forgotten about your lovely blog and must bookmark now. it was so nice to come across it again. -xo  Thanks!

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  28. Thanks! Of course the companies know our weakness, they must meet their goals! haha! -xo

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  29. I enjoy the way the skirt moves as I walk in it! Thanks for your comment. 

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  30. larissabruin15 December, 2011

    I love that skirt of yours in this outfit.
    Nice blog.
    xo.
    http://fromhatstoheels.blogspot.com/

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  31. Clara Turbay16 December, 2011

    lovely choices!

    http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

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  32. You skirt is lovely. It has such nice volume when you twirl. 
    Reading your post made me realize there's a lot more I want to do before the holidays are over. I never get very stressed about the holidays. My family has never overindulged in anything other than coffee and french silk pie on the holidays. Gifts and giving are always nice but our central focus is on each other. Makes things much less stressful!

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  33. GlamKitten8816 December, 2011

    This skirt really is super twirly!  I want to fly around in it and make it flounce all over.  

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/Twitter: @GlamKitten88 

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  34. I am super behind this holiday season.  My shopping is not done, nothing is gift wrapped...  I have so much to do in so little time...sigh.

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  35. Loving these photos. Such a beautiful skirt. Looking forward to spending time with my family this xmas. Something I haven't done for few years. Distance is always a killer.

    Lee
    x

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  36. Thanks for your comment. That's good to hear, that you're not getting stressed! I think sometime the simple pleasures of life can aid as a anti-stress relief or mere joy! Happy holidays. :)

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  37. Thanks Lee! Yes, distance is a killer at times. I have several stops this year.. but hey, more frequent flyer miles, right? lol -xo

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  38. Wooow, beautiful skirt.....jacket is to die for!

    Mani

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  39. The perfect twirly skirt!  I wish I had that to wear to the Nutcracker!

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  40. Loved this post!  And you are soo right.  It's very easy to get caught up in all the bustle and not take the time to really enjoy yourself.  That's what the holidays are all about!  I can't wait to kick back with my family and friends and just leave work behind for a few days!

    That skirt is beautiful!  So feminine and chic. :)

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  41. love the jacket with the flowy skirt! pretty!

    take care, aimee SwellMayde DIY's

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  42. Oh to Be a Muse16 December, 2011

    the upside of living far from family is that i don't get neurotic when it comes to buying gifts. :) love your skirt and the floral tights.

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  43. My favourite part of the holiday season is literally having a break from it all. Everything stops for a short while and you can just chill out with your loved ones and not feel guilty about whether or not you should be working. I also love sitting in front of the fire watching old movies...

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  44. love your just relax message here, i need to listen! have a great w/e lovely!

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  45. skirt is so good on you!

    http://acupofmary.blogspot.com/

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  46. Grace - Stripes & Sequins16 December, 2011

    That skirt is fabulous!!

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  47. Madison, you look radiant and lovely!!!!
    I'm having some time off during the holidays and just like you I'm concentrating in calling friends and spend time with my family at home and not at the mall shopping.
    Have a fantastic week,

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  48. Thank you Audrey! Good to hear you were able to finish early. -xo

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  49. Thanks so much dear. I hope that you enjoy your time with family and friends. -xo

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  50. Hello Welcome to my blog, and thank you for the lovely comment. :)

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  51. Don't stress too much, I hope that you have a wonderful holiday.  Thank you. 

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  52. :-) Thank you Ofelia! I am going to enjoy time off as well. Wishing you a joyous holiday week.-xxoo

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  53. You look absolutely adorable.  Thank you for reminding us to relax and enjoy the season!

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  54. Thank you, the jacket is one of my favourites! Have a wonderful day.

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  55. love the looks! Happy New Year's!! Xox

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