In the lead-up to December, I could not wait to get to Minnesota for the holidays. Aside from the giddy excitement I felt about spending Christmas relaxing and celebrating with my loved ones, I was craving snow and winter activities more than ever. Nothing is better than the feeling of frolicking out in the cold and then coming home to my mom's afternoon tea to warm me. It's a feeling I look forward to all year. Minnesota gets a bad rap for being bone chillingly cold (not that that's a lie) but it really is the most gorgeous winter wonderland and there's no place I'd rather be at Christmas. We were so lucky to have such dreamy weather during our stay and we made sure to soak it up. We went on brisk winter walks, we did some night skating, and on this particular afternoon we drove out into the country and frolicked in the snowy fields.

Margaret O'Leary cape (c/o), T by Alexander Wang tee, GAP jeans, Moschino belt, Rachel Roy boots, Forever21 hat (similar), H&M gloves, Lips: MAC Russian Red
Photos by Ian Sheppard - Check out his new website!


Not So Ugly

Not So Ugly Holiday Sweaters
Row 1: Stella McCartney, All Saints, Next UK, Row 2: Chicwish, Stella McCartney, Topshop, Row 3: Choies, Warehouse3.1 Phillip Lim

There's something about this time of year that just makes me want to reach for all things comfortable, cozy, and a little bit traditional. I crave warm sweaters - especially ones that pay homage to the season. But who says Christmas sweaters have to be ugly? It's actually a perfect excuse to add a little bit of the wild to your wardrobe. Whether your style is cute, girly, sparkly, or edgy, there's a holiday sweater for everyone. So pick one out, grab the hot cocoa, and get to that tree trimming!