Friends, to say I am utterly obsessed with today’s outfit would be an understatement. I’ll be honest, the holidays have never hit home for me in my teenage years… Our singing career put a huge damper on them because we started learning Christmas pieces in September (September you guys. Stop the madness!). By the time the real season rolled around, I was burnt out.
Thankfully, towards the end our career we decided to put our foot down about the holidays & singing events, cutting them out completely and just enjoying our time celebrating our Lord’s birth through parties and gift exchanges. Slowly but surely I have been recovering, and this year is the first in a long time that I have actually pulled out some festive gear to celebrate the season in! Clothes are so, so therapeutic, you guys. And red lipstick. 😉
What’s one way that I’m really getting into the spirit of the season? Sparkles! All the glam, gorgeous sparkly, swirly goodness. I can thank our friends at Modli for assisting me hugely in this Yuletide therapy with their Amber Dress!
The first time I slipped into this dress, I felt like a million bucks. The stretch material glides over & hugs your body in just the right places. The substantial fabric provides the perfect amount of weight & drape to make the skirt effortlessly swishy (and simply magical to dance in!). The silvery glitz & glam texture simply screams holiday vibes, to boot!
If you too need holiday therapy like me, you need this dress. It’s perfect parts vintage glam + holiday dazzle. Add red lips, sparkly heels, and an effortless updo, and I guarantee you’ll happily attend each and every Christmas gathering hesitation-free!
Like I said before, I’m obsessed. I don’t write long, flowery paragraphs when I’m not in love with something, friends. 😉
Can I get really real with you guys right now? I am so, so excited about my skin this year! I know that sounds silly, but this is the first Christmas EVER where I have almost 100% acne-free skin (just some scars that are healing up here and there…) while living toxin-FREE! I ditched my acne treatment about 1.5 years ago, and I am finally realizing the skin of my dreams. No, it’s not quite so smooth and pretty as my skin was while I was on toxic skincare. But, my life is FREE of toxins, and my skin (and entire body) feels amazing! Check out this post for a comparison to last year. Wow, you guys. I am so, so thankful. Natural solutions rock.
This is also the first Christmas where I feel like a bonafide adult. Something has happened to me over the past few months where I’m really getting comfortable in my own skin (no pun intended, ahem), and more confident than ever in my faith & unique personality. 18 has been an amazing year for me, and I can’t wait to see what’s around the bend for 19! ( Also trying not to FREAK OUT that after that comes 20… um.)
Anyways… I have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season, friends. I have an amazing family, community, therapeutic-grade clothes ( 😉 ), a toxin-free diet & lifestyle, and vibrant health to be able to invest in the lives of those around me. God is good, you guys. So is a sparkly dress. And I believe every gal needs both.