Cold Shoulder Dress for the Holidays

Cold Shoulder DressHappy Thursday? Not quite sure how that happened, but here we are. We got home late Tuesday night from our long weekend in Nashville and Knoxville. We couldn’t have asked for a better trip. Nashville was a little too much fun. Our friends invited us over for dinner on Thursday once we got into town {thank you for hosting Dickersons!}.  Fun fact, Russell surprised us by singing Yours for our first dance song at our wedding last year. We had no idea he and his wife were able to make it and are forever grateful for such a special surprise.We spent the rest of our time in Nashville hopping from bar to bar listening to live music, enjoying incredible food and then drove to Knoxville to visit my sister-in-law and her family. I know I’m biased, but we have the cutest niece and nephew {and now godson}. It was amazing spending some quality time with them, and it went way too fast. We’re already counting down the days until they’re in Wisconsin for Christmas.

Cold Shoulder Dress ASOS Cold Shoulder DressASOS Cold Shoulder Ruffle Dress (I’m wearing a 4P) / Sam Edelman Victoria Slouch Boots (true to size) / Loeffler Randall Bag (old, similar here)

All right, let’s chat about this outfit. I was so excited when I found this cold shoulder dress for the holidays. It is basically made of sweatshirt material and could not be more comfortable for our upcoming Thanksgiving festivities. I know they say to wear more formfitting outfits so you don’t overeat, but sometimes you just need a really cozy yet polished outfit. Also, it’s a bit hard to tell, but on top of the feminine ruffle detail, this dress has the slightest shimmer to it, which makes it even more perfect to wear with tights in December.

Get ready to see these boots quite a bit more through the winter. They have just the right amount of slouch, and the stacked heel makes them easy to walk in. I can’t wait to wear them with dresses, skirts and jeans over the next few months.

ASOS Cold Shoulder Dress ASOS Cold Shoulder Dress Cold Shoulder Little Black Dress  Photos by Hannah Hannah Covelli

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  • It’s a no for Ainsley. We totally forgot Santa was visiting daycare tonight. We were up with her from 2-4 a.m. then all overslept and pretty much didn’t know what day it was when we woke up. Even if we slept through the night though, I don’t think we would’ve remembered. Tomorrow is a new day, and we’ll try again with Santa this weekend 😜
  • Bill, the Christmas elf, stayed up late last night putting the lights on the tree so that it was ready for ornaments in the morning 🎄❤️
  • Santa’s little helper thinks my fishy face could use some improvement, but she made up for the judgmental look by helping me fill some stockings. We ended the night with a dance party and waving goodnight to our tree (and hers) and all of her stuffed animals so I’d say she’s officially on the mend (knock on wood)!
  • This is probably going to be a rambling mess but this time of year is filled with a lot of emotions for me. And while nothing beats experiencing the holidays with a 14 month old, there’s still that hole in my heart missing my mom and brother. This room has taken two years to fill and so much has happened in that time that I wish they would have been here for. If you’re going through a new loss this holiday season (or any loss really), my heart is heavy for you. If you have a friend or family member coping with loss, I have two posts on my blog that may help even just a little - “How to Help a Grieving Friend” and “Coping with Loss During the Holiday Season”. There is a link to them in my bio. Every loss is different and I am by no means an expert, but writing has helped me along the way. (And while not the topic of this post, here are links to most of the pieces in this room because it’s really starting to feel like home, and I love it http://liketk.it/2HttZ #liketkit @liketoknow.it).
  • I couldn’t resist adding some Christmas magic to Ainsley’s room a little early. This is one of the trees my sister and I had in our room growing up around the holidays. Ainsley loves it just as much as we did! And thank you for checking in on our sweet girl. She finally seems back to herself just in time for the long holiday weekend ❤️

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