The outfit I am about to share with you makes me so excited for all things fall! Speaking of fall, I am trying really hard this year to be prepared and organized for the holiday season! I want to be ahead of the game this year and to hopefully avoid a little stress this time around. Honestly, I say that every year but, this time I mean it! LOL I wanted to share some tips and tricks on how I plan to accomplish this, because I don’t think that I am alone in this. Scroll down to see!
B O O T S & S C A R F
How cute are these Alexi boots?! I love them. (True to size) These suede boots have about a 2 inch heel and a zip closure. They are really comfortable. They come in a few colors as well. I found these at sole society and they have so many good boots to chose from this season. I am really loving this scarf! Also, I think it looks so cute as pictured but would also look great paired with jeans and a basic tee or worn as a wrap. The color is really pretty and a bit darker in person.
T R A V E L B A G
Holidays always bring a lot of traveling and this bag will be the perfect one. The Devon weekender bag in the camel color is so pretty and the print inside is so cute. The size is perfect for a weekend away. It has a zipper front pocket perfect for a cell phone, dual top handles & matching name tag in case you check it. The best part is it has a cross body strap if you need to go hands free.
M A K E A P L A N
Fill out your October, November and December Calendar with work events, school and family responsibilities first. Next, add in parties and holiday events and just things you want to do to celebrate this holiday season. Having everything penciled in will help you feel less stressed going into the seasons knowing exactly what you have coming up. Getting an early start is key, especially when it comes to gift buying. Start making a list of presents you are wanting to buy and try to get them when the big sales happen like Black Friday and Cyber week. Use the rest of September for getting windows washed, finish painting that guest room, or cleaning the kitchen cabinets out. This way October through December leaves time to concentrate on each holiday and make the most of each one.
M A K E A L I S T
Santa shouldn’t be the only one making a list and checking it twice…lol. First make a list of all of the things you need to get done. Including cleaning and or organizing areas of your house, gift buying and wrapping, mailing out holiday cards, baking with the kiddos, watching the movies you make sure to watch every year during the holidays, all the way down to putting up the tree! Remember, this list can be full of small things you have been meaning to do but never remember when you have the time, also including the big things you clearly won’t forget.
P R I O R I T I Z E
Now that you have a list, you are ready to separate it out. Start by prioritizing the items that have to be done no matter what, then the items you would love to get done, and finally what would be nice to have done but it’s not that big of a deal if you can’t finish them. Then try and do a few things every week. By the time Christmas roles around you will be stress free and everything should be checked off your list with presents beautifully wrapped under the tree.
D O W N T I M E
Make sure to leave some time for a little rest and relaxation. Make time for a mani/pedi, a bath, yoga and brunch with friends. It’s always a struggle for me to make “me time” during the busy holiday season. And I get super stressed out every year. This year I’m Definitely making it a goal to be more present & less stressed.
Hope this helps you with your own holiday game plan this year. Can’t wait to share all the fun things I have planned for the holiday seasons this year!
P.s. A big thank you to Sole Society for partnering on this post! Everything I share, as always, are my own thoughts and opinions.
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