Spread Love and Cheer
How was your week? My week was super busy…customary for this time of year, yes? A million things to do, and so little time! This is still my favorite time of year! I love the feeling of joy in the air, the decorations, gift buying and wrapping, holiday soirées, that bring us Christmas cheer and glamour!
I remember when my children were much younger, the anticipation, buying gifts, wrapping, and hiding them in the closet until the night before Christmas. The cookies and milk left out for
mom, I mean, Santa. The wonder and delight on their faces when they discovered that Santa paid them a visit. Such sweet memories…sigh! All that is slowly winding down for me though, as much as I try to hang on to those days of being my children’s secret Santa, these days, they all request for, and get gift cards…💃🏽💃🏽
The hustle and bustle of Christmas and the coming New Year, the shopping, gift buying for loved ones, decorating, the feeling of joyful anticipation, and dare I say, perhaps dread? Yes…this time of year, may prove to be a dreadful, depressing time of year for some. These feelings, often a result of solitude and loneliness from lost love, strained family relationships and what not….I won’t dwell on that. These ones could use some cheering up.
Therefore, I implore you to slow down a little…go out of your way to spread a little love and cheer to the most unexpected person. Step out of your comfort zone and strike up a conversation with the most unlikely person…spread a little Christmas cheer! I guarantee you, you would have made someone’s day. After all, thats the true meaning of Christmas…God’s unselfish gift of Christ to us!
Tips on How to spread Christmas Cheer
- Give financially to help the less privileged through such reputable organizations like the Salvation Army or Prison Fellowship.
- Volunteer your time feeding the homeless and hungry via The Soup Kitchen
- Give new and unopened toys to kids such as through The Toys for Tots program
I love vintage fashion, and have been enamored by the romantic and feminine silhouettes created by the fashion era of the 40s and 50s for as long as I can remember. This was expressed in the celebration of the feminine form via form fitting and waistline enhancing silhouettes. Style icons, in the likes is Audrey Hepburn helped seal that for me. Don’t let me spoil the fun…I’ll delve into more about the fabulous 40s and 50s in an upcoming post. Be sure to check back.
Christmas Cheer and Glamour
On today’s post, however, I’m wearing a high/low ball gown, which is simple yet, elegantly cut, fitting at the waist with a flaired out tailcoat or train. To create the look I was going for, and bring it up notch, I decided on this opera length glove, then added a faux fur stole. Finally, for shoes, I’m wearing these Casadei Rose Gold, sling back plateform heels, also previously styled here.
I hope your love this look. Leave me a comment below, and thanks for stopping by. Have a very joyous Christmas, and a Happy New Year. Remember to spread some Christmas cheer and glamour! 😘