Dear Santa, We Really Tried

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Christmas Sweaters

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Christmas Sweaters

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Christmas Sweaters

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Christmas Sweaters

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Christmas Sweaters

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Christmas Sweaters

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Christmas Sweaters

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Christmas Sweaters

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Christmas Sweaters

Sweater: Wildfox | Denim: James Jeans | Booties: BP (sale) | Earrings: Gorjanna

Champagne & Chanel // Sweater: Wildfox | Denim: Mott & Bow | Shoes: Steve Madden  | Necklace: Bauble Bar

Who else loves throwing on a festive sweater during this time of year? It’s kinda the best way to spread Christmas cheer and especially with your bestie. Today I get to share with you my favorite girly, Emily with Champagne and Chanel. This year blogging has brought the opportunity to meet so many amazing girls along the way and I am so thankful for the friendships that have been formed.

Emily and I are especially thankful for the support along our first year of blogging and wanted to give back as a thank you! I know many of you all loved the Nordstrom giveaway so we teamed up to do an even bigger giveaway of $500!

To win the $500 Nordstrom gift card, all you have to do is:
1. Follow @champagneandchanel && @dressupbuttercup
2. Tag 3 friends when we post these photos above

**We will be posting tonight at 8:00 PM and a reminder again on Sunday at 8:00 PM. We will be announcing the winner on our blogs Monday morning so be sure to check back here!

I hope you all have some festive Christmas events this weekend to celebrate the holiday! These sweaters are the softest and I have been wearing my Merry sweater NON stop. Happy holidays babes.

How to Get Into the Christmas Spirit

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | How to Get Into the Christmas Spirit

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | How to Get Into the Christmas Spirit

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | How to Get Into the Christmas Spirit

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | How to Get Into the Christmas Spirit

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | How to Get Into the Christmas Spirit

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | How to Get Into the Christmas Spirit

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | How to Get Into the Christmas Spirit

Top: Goodnight Macaroon | Denim: James Jeans | Boots: Hunter | Earrings: Gorjana

Y’all I feel like a real life grinch this year. I’m not sure if it’s the cold rainy weather, stress, or just me getting older but I AM NOT IN THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT. This definitely needs to change so I wanted to list a few things I will be doing to get into the Christmas spirit.

  • Put up our own tree! I am secretly hoping Ted will do it while I am out of town this weekend lol Poor thing has helped me put up 4 trees but not our own. I think having our own to look at every night will get us in the mood! I shared our decorations last year here.
  • Go on a hot chocolate date. I started dating Ted when I was 15 and we use to sneak out in the middle of the night to go on dates and since I was young, and in the middle of the night, we use to go on hot chocolate dates. These are still some of my favorite memories and we try to go on one every year! Oh and drive around the neighborhood to see the lights.
  • Go to a onesie party. We have a couple to go to and these are by far my favorite. Who doesn’t like showing up to a party in PJs?
  • Change the station to 99.1 and keep it there for the rest of the month. “The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear” & watch Elf 5 times lol
  • Bake Christmas cookies with the girlies.
  • Start giving gifts. The best part of Christmas is gift giving and I don’t always have to wait until the end of the month to start handing gifts out!
  • Bring out my Christmas sweaters. I need to take them out of storage and just wear them around since it’s the only time of the year to do so!

I hope you enjoyed reading how I plan to get into the Christmas spirit. Do you all have or do something special to get you in the mood? I would love to hear it! Maybe I just need a trip to NYC to get into the spirit, Ted? Jk! lol anyways thanks for stopping by! I’ve been wearing these rain boots non stop since its been raining all week. Any reason to wear them is good enough for me! I am headed to Dallas today after a birthday lunch and super excited.

Fringe Sweater

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Fringe Sweater

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Fringe Sweater

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Fringe Sweater

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Fringe Sweater

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Fringe Sweater

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Fringe Sweater

Dress Up Buttercup // A Houston-based fashion travel blog developed to daily inspire your own personal style by Dede Raad | Fringe Sweater

Fringe Sweater: Willow & Clay | Denim: Topshop | Bag: Johnston & Murphy | Shoes: Similar

This time of year I always gravitate towards black and I’m not sure why. I found these high waisted Topshop denim the other day and the rips are what sold me along with the high waist to hide my food baby. These are my second Topshop jeans and I know they say to splurge on denim but sometimes if you find a good brand that feels good and looks good, you don’t have to follow the rules! I know I mentioned in yesterdays post that cozy has been my go to lately, so when I found this fringe sweater, cozy had its name all over it. I traveled with this sweater to Chile a couple weeks ago and it kept me soo warm on the plane! I also wear it around  the house and I definitely have gotten my monies worth.

Thank you pumpkins for stopping by! This week I have been super busy but in a complete slump. Going to be honest and share that I have felt uninspired and exhausted. BUT I have a lot of fun things in the works so I know I kinda have to snap out of it. With Christmas around the corner I know the holiday spirit will kick in soon. Enjoy your hump day!

Comfy Cozy Gift Guide

1. What a cute fluffy winter robe! Perfect to put on right after your shower.
2. These socks are absolutely adorable and so comfy!
3. Stylish, warm, and comfortable. Triple the reason to get this sweater!
4. These fairy lights are great for a relaxing atmosphere.
5. Having a cozy night in? This Prosecco Rose candle is a necessity.
6. Mugs = happiness? I like it!
7. The fluffiest headphones you’ll find!
8. This blanket is so soft you’ll never want to get out of bed!
9. For all those fashionistas out there, this book is the perfect read.
10. Were Uggs ever out of style? Never.
11. Great jogger style pajama pants for a relaxing day.
 
This time of year all I want to do is snuggle up on the couch since I am a sucker when it comes to the cold. Since it’s finally cold in Houston, I have been grabbing all things comfy cozy and wanted to share some of my favorites! There is nothing like being snuggled up on the couch next to your loved ones during this time of year with the Christmas tree lite. I hope you all are enjoying these gift guide series as much as I am! So many fun gift ideas to share, so little time!
 

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