A Festive Welcome

A festive holiday entry via Dear Lovely

I’m thrilled to share a peek at my Del Mar Home for the Holidays Blogger Style Challenge. With the help of the Kichler Annaleigh lamp, I was able to turn a dark little corner by the stairs into a stylish and welcoming, festive spot. My style is best described as “classic with a twist”, which I think that’s shown with this space -- the ‘twist’ here being the lamp. It’s a bit more modern, making it an unexpected pairing with the otherwise traditional decor. To spruce the corner up for the holidays, I added berry branches, a boxwood wreath, a plaid tablecloth and a festive bouquet. It’s definitely a happy spot to welcome guests.

A festive holiday entry via Dear Lovely
A festive holiday entry via Dear Lovely
A festive holiday entry via Dear Lovely
A festive holiday entry via Dear Lovely
A festive holiday entry via Dear Lovely
A festive holiday entry via Dear Lovely

This post is sponsored by Del Mar Fans. All opinions are my own.

Merry Little Christmas Desktop Freebie

Merry Little Christmas Desktop Freebie via Dear Lovely

Can you believe Christmas Eve is a week from today?

I couldn’t resist drawing up a little freebie to celebrate the season...

I hope it adds a bit of cheer to your desktop.

Merry Christmas!


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Life Lately

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So, I’ve been a terrible blogger this month. It’s just that when things get busy, the blog is the first to go. I miss the days when blogging was a top priority; maybe I’ll get back to consistently blogging in the new year. 

Christmas is a week from Thursday, which seems so far away. I’m done shopping (minus a couple stocking stuffers) and just need to get boxes and do some wrapping. The time between buying the gifts and giving them is the hardest for me. I LOVE the moment of giving. I try to pick really thoughtful gifts and absolutely adore the joy that comes from the reaction to them. So fun.

Over the weekend, I was in Austin for a friend’s wedding. We had such a great time, and I was reminded how much I treasure the friendships in our group. (Check out our “Santa selfie”.)

I’m finishing up my holiday style challenge. Looking forward to sharing the entry I styled this week.

Cover FX sent me a box full of goodies from their line. I’m obsessed with this concealer and this primer

Feel good movie alert! The Hundred Foot Journey. Watch it with your family over the holidays; I dare you not to shed a happy tear or two.

Speaking of happy tears...this video will make your day. Nicely done, UPS.


Plaid for the Win

Plaid Outfit Inspiration via Dear Lovely

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Oh how I love a nice festive plaid this time of year! 

Shop my plaid picks


Home for the Holidays Style Challenge

In case you didn’t already know, I love a good styling challenge (especially if decorating for the holidays is involved!) It’s for that very reason that I’m thrilled to be participating in Del Mar’s Home for the Holidays Style Challenge. I’m one of five bloggers creating a warm and welcoming holiday entry featuring either the Kichler Annaleigh or Murray Feiss Modello lamps. I’ve chosen the Kichler Annaleigh; I’m drawn to the clean lines and the base reminds me of vintage milk glass (love.) Here’s the plan:

Holiday Blogger Challenge - Dear Lovely

lamp  •  fabric  •  wreath  •  ginger jar  •  distressed bust

I’ll save the before + after for the next post, but I can’t wait to share how it’s shaping up. In the meantime, you can read more about the other bloggers participating here. Stay tuned for the big reveal!

Although this post is sponsored by Del Mar, all opinions are my own.