Christmas at Santa’s Village by the Sea (Blogmas Day 3)

Christmas at Santa’s Village by the Sea (Blogmas Day 3)

Happy Blogmas Day 3 everyone!!! We’re still going strong! I’m actually really excited about today’s post. Not only because a lot more work went into it, but because this event is sure to get you in the Christmas mood! Living in south Orange County, my city puts on an event every year on December 1st. The city is often referred to as the “Spanish Village by the Sea” but to transform it for Christmas, this event was called “Santa’s Village by the Sea.” Great marketing in my opinion! The shops along downtown are all open with some sales and decorated with Christmas lights. Some of my favorite shops even offered Christmas cookies, champagne, and charcuterie. Everything was so lit up and beautiful. It was also quite the chilly night so us Californians got a little taste of what a cold December night is like, LOL.

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I bundled up in one of my favorite holiday sweaters with some boots and a beanie from Topshop. Downtown was way more busy than I expected but it was awesome seeing so many people out celebrating. Lots of shops had little kiosks that lined the streets. Hot chocolate and coffee was of course being sold (and you know your girl couldn’t pass that up.) If you were in the mood for a snack, kettle corn and cotton candy was also being sold. This event was a great opportunity for small business to sell their jewelry or homemade goods as well. It’s always fun to support a local business! One shop even had a small skate ramp for the kids (you can see that in the video) and was probably one of the cutest things I’ve ever set my eyes on.

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It was honestly so fun just walking around, taking in all the sights and shopping around some of my favorite clothing stores. It really did feel like a winter wonderland (minus the snow of course because we’re still in California people!) This would be the perfect date for you and your special someone if you’re ever in the area next year. What would make this event even more special would be a small ice skating rink or fake snow! So without me rambling on about this awesome event, check out the video below to watch all the fun, Christmasy things that went on! Talk to you all tomorrow xx

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Blogmas Day 3: Christmas Shopping Date OOTD

Hi beauties! For today’s Blogmas post, I thought I’d do an OOTD! For those of you in the UK or somewhere that actually experiences the seasons, this may not be the warmest option for you. But for us in Southern California where we don’t see snow or hail or much rain even, this is the perfect everyday winter look! Image.jpgHonestly one of the easiest and most put together outfits you could wear is jeans with a black boot and a fancy looking top. That’s exactly what I went for with this outfit, and it was also very comfortable actually! I found this blouse at the Topshop in Nordstrom during Black Friday. It was actually in the “Last Chance” section and it was the last one so I’m glad I got my hands on it.

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A couple things I adore about this top is the print and the way the back is designed. The extreme floral detail that is usually very feminine somehow compliments the darker navy tones and black in this blouse. I’m in love with the little pops of orange, which I usually wouldn’t be attracted to in any look (orange isn’t really my color, lol). The back has a small cutout that is brought together with a little black ribbon. How freaking cute is that I mean come on?! As you may know, the mix between girly and edgy is something I need in every outfit and this top hits that mark all on its own!

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As for accessories, since the neckline dips so low, I wore a gray bralette that matched the middle tones of this top perfectly! I got this bralette from a store called Owl Fish for about $12, which these types of bralettes usually sell for $20 or more so it was definitely a steal! Also I just haven’t been taking off my Tiffany’s olive branch necklace, but it ended up looking really sophisticated with this blouse. For shoes, I should probably do an entire post on these things since I’ve been wearing them everyday, but they’re a pair of mules from Steve Madden. Usually I’m not a huge fan of these slip on kinds of shoes, partly because I don’t think they’re very flattering on me. But I was completely wrong when it came to these. The inside is completely made of (faux) fur and the tops are black leather. They sell the exact same pair at Nordstrom, but without the gold buckle and I think that feature added a lot to the shoe as a whole. I don’t buy Steve Madden very often because it’s a little pricey, but I think these babies were definitely worth taking the plunge!

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I decided to throw my hair up for a few of these photos. This top is very professional looking, and I think a nice updo would compliment it nicely. Peep the ugly green hair tie in my hair, lol! But I guess it’s also pretty Christmasy?? I love how this look can be very proper and lovely but also very casual. You could wear it to a short meeting (or at least the field I could go into, you could wear it to a meeting haha) or out on a Christmas shopping date! For me, walking through the mall during Christmas is so magical and beautiful. Such a fun time to shop for yourself and others! Alright that’s it for Blogmas Day 3, I really hope you guys enjoyed this little OOTD! Let me know your thoughts down in the comments below!

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