My Holiday Advice

The holidays can be hard for a lot of people. You are reminded of people you have lost or of not so fond memories of years past. I sometimes get the feeling that holidays come with expectations.

A dear friend of mine is fighting thyroid cancer. I went to go visit her earlier this week and her positivity and words have stuck with me all week. She explained this whole situation as an opportunity to reflect on her life and how somethings are more important than others. We should all take a minute daily to be thankful for what we have and to forget the petty stuff. Life isn’t about material things, it’s the company you hold and how you treat others. Now I know guys, my blog is about fashion and material things, but I really try to put in my positive ideas too. 😀 Don’t think about presents this year, be present in your life!

So, to anyone reading this, I am thankful for your time and interest! Merry Christmas!

Riva.

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This beautiful sweater is from a local boutique called Hyde Park. I saw a model wearing this and the matching skirt at her fashion show earlier this year and needed both. You can shop Sydney’s pieces online here!

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Fringe earrings have been all the rage. I loved these because they seem to Grandma chic!

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As you have probably seen, I wear these shoes a lot! You really cannot go wrong with a pop of color and not so high heel (Grandma Ex Dancer feet here!). This brand is the best for comfort and style! The exact shoe is linked below and on mega sale!

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Photos by Alex Good

Shop my Look

Sweater – Hyde Park – shop here | Earrings – H&M in stores – Similar here & here  | Handbag – Rebecca Minkoff – similar  | Denim – here | Shoes – exact | Watch – exact

This Post Has 46 Comments

  1. I love how the shoes and earrings add an unexpected pop to the outfit! Great post! ~Olivia

  2. I totally agree about the holiday season. I feel like it can oftentimes be the time of the year when things always ‘seem to go wrong.’ I’m not going home for the first time ever, so I’ve really learned to really practice positivity for myself while going through the season solo.

    1. I know, I am very excited for a fresh 2017! I hope you had a great holiday on your own 🙂

    1. Thank you very much! I hope you also had an amazing Christmas!

  3. What a great outlook! I need to slow down sometimes and appreciate all that I DO have, not what I don’t! You shoes are gorgeous! Happy holidays

    1. It’s easy to get caught up, believe me, I needed my friend to resent my thoughts! Hope you had a great Christmas Gretchen!

  4. love your earrings!!! and your whole outfit 🙂

  5. Perfect winter outfit! So sad to hear about your friend… wishing your friend a healthy recovery.

    1. Thank you so your positive vibes! She got some good news today 🙂

  6. The earring details are amazing!

  7. Such an awesome post and a great perspective on the holidays. I’m sorry to hear about your friend and hope she gets better soon.

    Love this outfit by the way. Those earrings are amazing!

    Xoxo Amber

  8. such a cute and cozy outfit! loving the earrings. xox Astrid

  9. Love it. Keep inspiring others to be beautiful on the inside and outside!

    1. Exactly! I think we all need to remind ourselves that sometimes. Thanks for reading!

  10. The holidays can be so difficult for some people, especially when life throws things at you. It seems like your friend has a really good outlook on life even through her struggles.

    La Belle Sirene

    1. Thank you Courtney! I agree, she has been really positive.

  11. The holidays for me are not normally that bad. I’m lucky to have a wonderful family who never put pressure on me. However, I put pressure on myself…which is probably even worse.

  12. Beyond obsessed with your earrings! And loving all this advice!

  13. The earrings and sweater are such a gorgeous color combination against your skin!
    xo
    jen
    effortlesseverydaystyle.com

  14. this outfit is just perfection!! I love how chic and casual it is

  15. I totally agree…being present in our own lives, especially during the holidays, is huge! I lost my grandfather to cancer earlier this year and it makes me so grateful that I was with him last holiday season. Hope you had a fabulous time with family & friends!

    xoxo
    Alexis

    http://www.southendstyle.wordpress.com

    1. I’m sorry to hear about your Grandfather Alexis. Thank you for reading 🙂

    1. Thanks Kristie! She received some good news last week 🙂

  16. I love your thoughts on this, so true! Be appreciative, don’t sweat the small stuff… such great advice for a happy life! I also really love your pumps, such a pretty color!

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