Holidaze: styling a plaid shirt with a shrug, slouchy trousers, and wedge booties

And just like that – another Christmas has come and gone.

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a plaid flannel shirt with a shrug-style sweater, slouchy trousers, and wedge booties

It’s kinda crazy how quickly the “big event” always flies by, isn’t it??  The gifts have been exchanged and opened…the holiday dinner (or dinners!) have been enjoyed…and now it’s time to catch our breath and let the dust – or is it glitter? – settle before those New Year celebrations begin!!

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a plaid flannel shirt with a shrug-style sweater, slouchy trousers, and wedge booties

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - plaid flannel shirt, shrug-style sweater, heart-patterned scarf, slate blue satchel

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration

Our own festivities actually had somewhat of a rough start; the fur-baby we adopted only a couple of weeks ago (and who’d been adjusting so well to her new home with us) suddenly became very ill…and we had to make an emergency trip to the ferret vet on Friday.  It turns out that our sweet “Fancy” not only has adrenal gland disease, but also insulinoma.  Not exactly good news…and especially heartbreaking at this time of year.  😞

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - plaid flannel shirt, shrug-style sweater, heart-embellished scarf

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a plaid flannel shirt with a shrug-style sweater, slouchy trousers, and wedge booties

Thankfully, with medication and some extra TLC, “Fancy” already seems to be getting back on her feet; so our holiday plans – a dessert buffet chez Faulkner on Christmas Eve, and that all-important Christmas Day dinner hosted by friends (yay! no cooking!) – went off without any more hitches.  Now I’m looking forward to hearing a bit about your holiday, dear readers…if you can find a moment to share!!    

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a plaid flannel shirt with a shrug-style sweater, slouchy trousers, and wedge booties

   

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  1. December 27, 2016 / 12:10 pm

    Oh my, I am so glad there kan t any snow here het! It looks cozy….At your place!

    • December 27, 2016 / 9:26 pm

      Snow ALWAYS looks lovely in pictures, dearest Nancy…but living with it is a whole other story!! ;D

  2. December 27, 2016 / 2:28 pm

    I am so glad your Christmas turned out okay! (And I hope Fancy is still doing okay.)

    Our holiday was quite lovely. My wonderful son was home from Seattle, and although we were missing the daughter (she was with her fiancé's family in Georgia) she called a few times and we were constantly texting. On Christmas Eve we hosted the family dinner; it was also the first night of Chanukkah and as my family is Jewish (though not my husband's nor that of my sister's) we focused our family dinner on Chanukkah traditions with a lovely Christmas tree in the background! Christmas Day was just the three of us having a mellow day together–perfect.

    On New Year's Day we will host our annual Beer and Soup party, where we invite all our friends to come over to hang out and enjoy one or all of the various soups we will have made as well as their drink of choice–though most of our crowd goes for craft beer.

    So that's my holidays!

    • December 27, 2016 / 9:41 pm

      I love to hear that your family happily combines Christmas and Chanukkah traditions, dearest Linda…the world would be a much more harmonious place if we could all learn to follow your example!! But we are lucky to live in an age when technology makes staying in touch so easy, aren't we?? I had lots of FaceTime "visits" with my parents in Toronto and my sister and brother-in-law in New Brunswick over the whole weekend…and I know that sending text messages back and forth can be a lot of fun, too!! Speaking of fun – your "Beer and Soup" party sounds awesome!! Nothing like getting together with friends over food and drink to ring in the New Year!! XOXO

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