Christmas Union

When I saw snow on the weather forecast, I was skeptical and when I woke up and opened my blinds, only to be greeted by a dreary gray sky, I was disappointed. Yet, as the day went on, the snow didn’t stop as I’d anticipated. Instead, flurries continued to fall, making me feel as if I was living in a snow globe. This single day of snow has me wishing for a white Christmas, especially since we haven’t had one in forever!

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To celebrate the snow, the end of finals, and the start of the Christmas season, I put on my most festive flannel, most toy soldier-esque jacket, snow-white jeans and bean boots and headed out to see some lights, trees and decorations around the city. I ended up at Union Station where I accidentally ran out in front of a few busses and enjoyed wandering around. A few people even came up to me and complemented my outfit, saying I looked just like Christmas.

Flannel // Similar Jacket // Jeans // Bean Boots

Harbor Cheer

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Although Christmas has passed, we are still in the midst of the Christmas season and many towns are still decorated with garlands and lights. I took a brief trip down to Wickford Village before lunch one day to explore the harbor, window shop and drive around to look at houses.  As I strolled through the village, snow flurries fell from the sky. Despite the weather, my bright Lilly Pulitzer top paired with white jeans and suede fringe booties put me in a sunny state of mind and added some cheer to the nearly deserted harbor.

Christmas Morning

Christmas morning is a time to sleep in before heading downstairs to see what Santa left the night before. We open our stockings while eating coffee bread and chocolate before moving on to the presents under the tree. No year goes by without someone opening a present intended for someone else and being very confused as to it’s contents. This year, while opening presents, my dog and I matched in plaid. Merry Christmas!

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Racing to Deliver Presents

Nothing will get you in the Christmas spirit more than wearing a Santa dress while galloping up a hill along side acres and acres of Christmas trees on a horse wearing a pair of reindeer antlers. I can only imagine how much fun Santa must have speedily racing around the world delivering presents and toys. Enjoy!

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Merry Christmas Eve!

Christmas Time in the City

Since the first of November, the lamp posts of Georgetown have been adorned with green wreaths  with red and gold bulb ornaments. Their linear arrangement and festive look brings a magical energy to the streets of Georgetown.

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Homes in the area have also become festively adorned for the Christmas season. I could not be any more obsessed. Lately I’ve been making more and more excuses to get to Georgetown. Wether I be walking or driving, going for dinner, cupcakes, shopping or exploring, I can’t help but go. Christmas just adds to the already spirited energy of the town. It’s quaint, but city like. Georgetown is always alive.

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Only 3 days until Christmas!

 

Holiday Markets and Nutcrackers

Yesterday I decided to procrastinate studying for finals with some friends by heading to a Holiday Market. We hopped on the metro, only to be faced with a group of obnoxious, wild children screaming, tackling one another and pulling each other’s hair. My friends and I were taken aback by their awful behavior and decided to move away from them, and it’s a good thing we did. Moments after taking our new seats toward the back of the car one of them, whose name happened to be “Deangelo” starting spewing blue vomit all over the carpet of the aisle. It was disgusting and stunk. Fortunately, our stop was next and we were able to exit the train and transfer to the red line.

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After a much less eventful ride to the Chinatown station, we walked through the frigid temperatures to the holiday market set up outside the National Portrait Gallery. There were vendors selling fried foods, s’mores, pieces of art, scarves, jewelry and other items, none of which particularly interested me.  After strolling through the market, we spotted some Christmas decorations outside the Smithsonian that we just had to take a photo with. Christmas card, anyone?

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By that point, we were freezing and in desperate need of some heat. We could’t think of a better reason to go to the National Portrait Gallery than to warm up, so we did! We explored the premises and viewed the exhibit including all the President’s portraits.

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After warming up, we headed back outside to brave the cold and explore Chinatown before heading home. Fortunately, we were not on the same train as Deangelo, or his big blue stain.

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Only one week until Christmas!