FRIDAY FAVORITES...THE TREE IS GOING UP EDITION

Happy Friday you cuties! This week has flown! I literally have been decking the halls like mad. I swear I had glitter on my face for 3 days, lol. And before anyone says it’s too early; nada, there was even an article this week HERE about early decorating and happiness. The season is so short so why not enjoy it as long as possible. And yes, my Thanksgiving table will be Harvest related and won’t morph over to Christmas until Black Friday, lol. Christmas Decor is pure magic to me and well who doesn’t want to feel magical? The main tree will go up tomorrow!! Off to lunch with a friend this fine Friday, aHoliday Open House tomorrow, lots of leaf picking up and guess what, accumulating snow predicted today! Maybe the leaves will get blanketed with snow, LOL!

1. Chicago Adventure
As many of you know, mom and I took a day adventure to Chicago in her Birthday and had so much fun. We had plans to eat lunch at one restaurant but ending up having the new, delicious buffet at the famous Walnut Room in Macys where they had just unveiled the 45-foot Christmas tree and we got to eat right beside it. 

Just look how stylish my mom is! It was suppose to rain and did about 4 so it was a hats kind of day!


Here is the story behind the tree! 


Yeah, I kind of love it when my sweater matches the leaves, mums and a Cab, lol! And did you see my jumper on Wednesday? Fun pop of yellow there too!
OUTFIT DETAILS
COLORBLOCK SWEATER HERE // HAT HERE // OTK BOOTS HERE // LEGGINGS HERE // Similar TOTE HERE


 2. Holiday Find ~ TIERED TRAY
Yes, I have spoken of this Tiered Tray before when I decorated it This Fall, but it just so darn good and is on sale, I had to show you how I have decorated it for Christmas. Still a few little tweaks but I am loving it. The little gingerbread house lights up and can be found at Michael’s! 
BUY HERE

3. Week's Attire
Cardigan HERE, Boots HERE, Leggings HERE

Boots HERE, Jeans HERE

Similar Nikes HERE, Leggings HERE

4. Plaid Dress
A couple years ago, I found a plaid dress and proceeded to wear it on repeat with tights and a cardigan in the winter. I was so excited to find another HERE loved it with the Slouchy Boots!
EXACT Shirt Dress HERE // BOOTS HERE
Similar Shirt Dresses HEREHERE

More Inspo



5. Misc. Fun
COZY SLIPPERS 
I love Uggs and have a couple pair but I know they are expensive so I found a super cute alternative under $20 and just as cozy soft. Perfect with Holiday jammies.
BUY HERE 

Mini Chicken and Waffles
These just might have to me on the menu again soon, just sound so good and they’re so cute! 
RECIPE HERE

I made another Apple Sheet Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting yesterday so you know what I am having with my coffee this morning!
WISHING YOU the SWEEST WEEKEND!!


xoxo






48 comments:

  1. That outfit with the color block sweater is EVERYTHING! Have a Good weekend Miss Fashionista!

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  2. Such wonderful fashion sense! And i am totally doing my christmas tree next weekend. You are not alone 😀

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  3. I've been to the Chicago Macys a few times at Christmas and it is so magical! Those cozy sleepers--I want!

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  4. I love the picture of you and your cute mom!!! A couple of models I tell ya, I bet heads were turning all day long to stare at the loveliness! What a fun day! I am so excited about all of your decor, yes, we all need more magic in our lives!!!
    xo,
    Kellyann
    www.thisblondesshoppingbag.com

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  5. I loved your stories from Chicago because of all of the Christmas decor! I'm putting my stuff up this weekend and I don't care what anyone thinks haha!! Love your Christmas decor--especially that tray! Happy Friday!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  6. Ooooh I'll take a piece of that apple cake with my coffee, yes please! I'm with you about decorating early and plan to start soon. I like to extend the season and it will be so nice to have it up early and not stress so much about it. I'll take my time. We don't get our real tree until Thanksgiving weekend but I put up quite a few other trees so I can get started on them. You and your mom looked great in Chicago!! It sounded like such a fun day and I love Chicago!! Looking so good in all of your outfits this week (as usual!). Happy Weekend!

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  7. Love yours and your moms outfit for Chicago! I didn't know about the Great Tree, I'm sure it's beautiful to see in person! I can see why you are ready to decorate girlfriend, you always do such a good job! Look at that stand full of Christmas happiness!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

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  8. What a magical lunch and it looks like you two enjoyed the trip despite the rain! I am tempted to start decorating soon too. We are trecking north for the weekend, but maybe next weekend! I don't think I'll hear any complaints from Little Dude and my husband will be outnumbered!

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  9. You and your mom seem to have the most special relationship. What a blessing!!

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  10. How nice to have that fun lunch with your mom. I love the tray and all of your outfits. I have a similar sweater like the one with your mom you are wearing from H&M. Have a nice weekend

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  11. It looks like you had a wonderful day with your beautiful Mom. Have fun at that Holiday Open House. I Love that colorblock sweater. Have a wonderful weekend, Andrea.

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  12. Wow! This post is all kinds of yummy and beautiful! Love the plaid dress and that colorful block sweater. But I'm also really looking at the two tiered tray. Darling! What a fun post, Andrea!

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  13. Slouchy boots are on my Christmas list, Girl! Look at your and your Mom! Just so precious and I am so jealous of your time together in Chicago (My boss was actually there earlier in the week, too!)! Please come over and help me with my tree tomorrow! And bring some chicken and waffles! I'm planning on decorating while the BAMA game is on! Eek! Can't wait!! Have a fun weekend!

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  14. Oh love the tree story but oh so early. I have to get a tartan dress. It looks so cute on you .

    https://www.muttonstyle.com

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  15. Your navy plaid dress is SO cute and so affordable!! I love it! I need to grab those slippers, too. They look so cute and comfy!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  16. I don't like to decorate for Christmas until after Thanksgiving, but I get your point about enjoying the season longer. It aggravates me to death when people rip down the Christmas decor as soon as Christmas Day is over. The holiday season is not over until after the New Year and they should not be taken down until after January 1st....and that's how I extend the season. Your mom is just the cutest. Love her and all of your plaid dresses. I wish I looked good in plaid. That photo with the leaves and mums in Chicago is stunning. I love how Chicago decorates it's planters for the seasons. They always do such an amazing job.

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  17. I love that your sweater matched the trees! I also love how cute you and your mom are. Happy weekend!

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  18. Sweet Andrea, YOU and I are on the same wavelength! I also posted my first Holiday post today~ Love these trees and may I just say: I love your closet! Even though I can see only a glimpse! You need to give us a tour, dear!
    Have a wonderful weekend, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  19. I think we are going to decorate for Christmas soon. It's either now or wait til after our Thanksgiving trip. Dec. 1 is too late for me! That pic of you on the Chicago street is one of my favorites ever - so cute! Love your tiered tray - I'm putting it on my Christmas wishlist. Your tray decor always looks so good. I think I need to work on filling the trays with MORE stuff! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  20. I have 2 trees up so far and am loving the glow of the lights, makes me OH SO HAPPY! I adore the pics of you and your Mama from the big city- how FUN that you got to dine right next to the tree...now that's fun! Seriously, the picture of you with the pops of yellow is so perfect. Hope your weekend is the best, xo!

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  21. How wonderful that you spent some time with your mom!! I can see that the nut doesn't fall far from the tree!!
    Have a fantastic weekend my glitter friend!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  22. I love all the plaid dresses! Definitely my style! I'm glad y'all had a fun trip to Chicago, such an awesome city!! Your tiered tray is super cute too! Have a fabulous Friday!

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  23. I love this list of favorites Andrea. So much happy all in one post. I love your looks that you posted. What a fun time in Chicago with your Mama. That would be a perfect day trip. It has seemed so warm here in this winter and then dropped into the low 40's and 20's at night and now it feels like November. I love the changing seasons. I hope you have a great weekend!

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  24. How adorable are you and your mom! And, Chicago is one of my favorite cities--we used to live downtown back in the day! Kudos to you on your Christmas decor--I don't even know where mine is. Yes, and how good of you to dress to match the taxis, etc... ha ha! Have a great weekend, Andrea!

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  25. I Loved seeing your stories and all of the fun you and your mom got into! Macy's looks so great all decorated and I can't wait to see all of your great decor! The holidays are such a special time and I think anyone should decorate when they would like to. Loving the plaid dresses and mini chicken and waffles are one of my favorites! I hope you have a great weekend! Sierra Beautifully Candid

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  26. I just always love seeing your momma & her cute little style.
    I want to put up my tree this weekend myself - its supposed to be FREEZING so it would be perfect weather too :)

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  27. Glad you had a fun trip to Chicago! That striped sweater is so cute on you! And chicken and waffles - yum!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  28. You and your mum just doubled the cuteness in Chicago that day! What a fabulous birthday treat.
    Your brunch menu sounds delish, I'd love to see pics of your brunch table.
    Happy weekend hugs, my glittering girlfriend! Hugs, x.

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  29. What a fun time with your sweet mama! I have started decorating just a little myself, and it is just so fun. Your comment about the glitter just cracked me up. I bet your house is a winter/Christmas wonderland!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  30. okay that plaid dress is giving me major inspiration to go get one for myself! perfect for fall... perfect for christmas... what a great find!

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  31. So happy you and your Mom can have these special times, you will cherish them even more one day. I'm just not the decorator for the holidays that I once was. I was just like you about 10 years ago but not anymore. What I decorate is lovely but there's just not much. Enjoy your snowy weekend, I'll be enjoying my brother and his wife as we celebrate Dad's 89th birthday.

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  32. I need to come and raid your closet. You have the best clothes. Ha. Love all the pictures from Chicago. Looks like you had a blast there with your mom.

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  33. Decorating early is actually a great idea! We enjoy those Christmas tree only for a few weeks and it's kind of sad. I wish Christmas lasted longer

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  34. Once again, so much to love in here, but my favs are you and your sweet mom. I love y'all had a girls day in Chicago and your sweater couldn't have been more perfect for your surroundings. That's the best pic!!! Enjoy your weekend of putting up the big tree. I ordered the tray and it's being delivered TODAY!!! So excited! Love ya friend! XO

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  35. I absolutely loved following along on your Chicago adventure with your mom! Loving your outfits as always! And those mini chicken and waffles looks so good! Happy weekend Andrea!

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  36. How fun that you started decorating!! I would have on Sunday if Joe would have given me the green light. :(

    I saw the videos you posted on your stories from your Chicago trip. I would LOVE to get there this time of year. It looks so magical!!

    Oh my gosh, your sweater matched the leaves PERFECTLY!

    That tiered tray is something I have on my wish list. You have it decked out so cute!

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  37. Love the twinning hats! Yall are just precious. I want to put up my Christmas decoration too!!!! But my house is a mess. Not my mess, my husbands... He has stuff everywhere and has gave me intstructions not to touch! Haaha. He better get organized with whatever hes up too so I can get my holidays on!
    Lisa

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  38. I put my tree up last Saturday night. I needed a project! And I am so happy I did. Anything that can bring joy into life is a good thing!
    Peace!
    Cheryl

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  39. What a fun way to celebrate your mom's birthday!

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  40. I bought the tray which I think will be fun to decorate. Can you tell where you bought the different items on it?

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  41. Glad you and your mum had fun, I took my mum out for afternoon tea last week, and she loved it (so did I - cheat day on diet!!) That's the most special gift you can give someone you love - time. x Thanks for sharing and hosting. Jacqui Mummabstylish

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  42. How fun to eat lunch right near a giant tree like that. So pretty! Hope you and your mom had a magical day.

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  43. What a fun girls trip to celebrate your Mom's birthday! The 45-foot tree is beautiful and would definitely get me into the Holiday spirit. Can't wait to see how your tree turns out. Love all your Fall outfits and those beautiful yellow leaves in Chicago! Cozy slippers are the best for this time of year xo Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

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  44. You and your mom both look fabulous on your Chicago adventure.
    A belated Happy Birthday to her - I hope her birthday wishes come true!
    I love the look of that plaid button up shirt dress from Charlotte Russe and the shirt-dresses in your lookbook as well!

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  45. What a fun trip with your mom! Happy Birthday to her. I love Christmas and decorating. My husband does not like any Christmas decorations up until after Thanksgiving - so nothing will be happening in my house until December!

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  46. You girls are too cute! So glad y'all had such a fun day. Would you believe I saw that same pom ball tree on Instagram and saved it? Carly Jo and I are totally going to try and replicate for the tree in her room this year!!

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  47. Well this was timely! My slippers just bit the dust and that pair looks so cozy and soft! I am so in love with that gorgeous sweater of yours too! You and your mom are too cute!

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  48. So exciting that you already have your decor up! I'm hopefully going to start this week! EEK!!

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