27 December 2011

Christmas Eve Traditions

Christmas Eve this year was wonderful. Traditionally my mom and I ice skate early in the morning at Rockefeller Centre and then stroll down 5th Avenue to look at the window displays. In the morning we were both too tired to go, so instead of braving the cold for tradition's sake, my mom made breakfast while I DJ'd Christmas music. For the rest of the morning we hung out eating and watching It's a Wonderful Life.
In the afternoon we went to a party at my mom's friend's house for a little while before heading to my mom's boyfriend's house which has become a new tradition the past few years. He has a great family that cooks a delicious Christmas Eve meal, exchanges gifts from Santa after dinner and the kids even sing Christmas songs!
Its so comforting that traditions can joyfully transform into new ones. I used to be so scared of change and would be a wreck if holiday's didn't strictly follow tradition. This year the focus was on family and loved ones, as it should be.
My favorite part of the day was sitting in Rich's living room with his Christmas tree looking at the lights and ornaments. And of course, lots of half-sleepy kissing.
My mom and John
Singing Christmas carols
Playing basketball
With Babbo Natale!
Christmas tree gazing at Rich's house
I also managed to snap some outfit photos before collapsing into bed. It was a day for simplicity, but I couldn't resist a little vintage bauble on my sweater.
Christmas Eve outfit: BP cardigan, BB Dakota brocade skirt, cranberry Target tights, Dolce Vita boots, vintage brooch


  1. Your Christmas outfit is so cute!! Mine was a pair of workout pants I thought could pass as just black lounge pants. It worked out pretty well. haha

  2. Hi Kallie that beautiful home and family this is what is most important
    I loved her skirt and color,  the gorgeous brooch  and cardigan.
    sorry my bad english
    kisses rose jp

  3. Such cute Christmas pictures. You all look fantastic! I really love your outfit too. Simple and cute. The skirt is great and so is your vintage brooch.

  4. girlnextdoorfashionDecember 28, 2011 at 4:54 AM

    Ah this post is lovely. Glad you enjoyed your new traditions!
    Also, your outfit is adorable and I just pinned it on Pinterest!

    Charlotte x

  5. Such a cute Christmas outfit! Love the brooch and the skirt. And those photos are lovely, looks like you had a fantastic day with your whole family!
    Also, I'm curious...are you of Italian origins?
    Life is a romantic poem

  6. I love holiday traditions, and making new traditions as well. Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday :)

  7. happy holidays!!


  8. your vintage brooch adds such a nice touch to this simple cute outfit.  I love that you all sing carols together.I need to get my family on board with that.

  9. I'm not (though by chance my dad was born in Italy), but my mom's boyfriend's family is from Northern Italy. 


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