24 December 2010

elegance ensemble, holiday cheer

I've been saving these pictures for a Christmasy post, taken when there was actually a dusting of snow on the ground in rainy Vancouver. I was so happy this day, spending it with my boyfriend, drinking my favourite Chai Tea Eggnog Latte from Starbucks. Although we may not be walking in a winter wonderland throughout the holidays this year, the rain can actually be quite peaceful if you give it a chance. As Vancouverite's, I think we're used to it by now, right? And, it gives us all an excuse to wear (or buy!) beautiful rain boots to trudge fashionably around in. In these pictures I'm wearing my gorgeous Zara leather boots that I purchased back in early November. I am so happy that I decided to keep them. They are my definite go-to boot! Perfect to dress up, and so easy to slip on with jeans.

Boots, Zara | Dress, Urban Outfitters | Hat, Gifted 
Coat, Billabong | Scarf, Gifted | Belt, my Mom's

Keeping in the Christmas spirit, I hosted a Secret Santa party on Wednesday night for some of my closest friends. We only get to see eachother a couple times a year, but we never fail to have the best time when we're together. Complete with a gingerbread decorating competiton, Christmas music on repeat, and a million laughs, I had such a good time. Also, Brett and I decided to make our first ever gingerbread house together this year! I can't believe we've never done one before, but I have to say, I'm pretty proud of our design. Just look at that detail. Flawless! I hope you all take time to enjoy the holidays - only one more sleep! Merry Christmas Eve!


  1. u look so cute. and i love your gingerbread house.
    hope u have a fabulous merry x-mas and that your christmas tree will be filled with lots of fabulous goodies!

  2. Super cute outfit! Love the boots! LOVE! and that chai latte sounds so gooooood right about now. HOpe you have a wonderful Christmas!


  3. The boots are hot and I totally adore the lacey tunic! :)

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  4. Love the photos.

    Hope you have a Merry Christmas :)


  5. Awesome pictures, love the outfit and boots!! And now I have a craving for Starbucks :|. Merry Christmas to you :D

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  6. you are too cute! love all the layering going on! Also love the white tights, that is a hard look to pull off but you do it well!
    <3 Kastles

  7. 100% adored! love those boots and all your "bundle-up-ins". i remember that dusting, seems so long ago now. awesome to find a fellow vancouverite and will be following. that's your 1st gingerbread house, um - wowness! hope your christmas was fab lades. ♥

  8. Awesome gingerbread house. I wanted to do one so badly this year but never got around to it! And moving on to your outfit, how cute are you! I don't usually like pairing skirts with high boots but you've done the look justice. Also, the boots are amazing... I've been looking for a good, slim pair like that too to no avail!

    Happy New Year Chelle!


  9. Awwww, cute gingerbread house!!!!

  10. Such a cute dress! <3


  11. Oh white tights?! I never thought of that. Looks great!

  12. Cuteeeee! You look very warm and cozy. I usually host gift exchanges at my house, but I never thought of building gingerbread houses with my friends! Great idea.

    Love your boots and all your layering. <3 Have a happy new year!


  13. Awesome job on the gingerbread house! Love the dress you're wearing too, it looks so pretty and girly.


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