Christmas Blend:: Glamorous Christmas :: Red + Gold + Plaid

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Red Bow Coat :: House of Valentina

There is something about the holidays that makes most of us want to find our way home.  We begin daydreaming of cozy fires, snowy landscapes, and decadent treats and there is a great sense of a collective search for comfort.  This year I wanted to add a touch of sparkle to our Christmas, whether through candlelight or gems (or both!).  For so many years I have become almost a bit of a grinch, nearly becoming too practical and cynical as I grew older, and I just want this year to be a celebration of health, happiness, and all the little things that make life so grand.

I hope you will join me in the hunt for that enchanting magic that comes with the holidays.  Even as we grow older, we must remember that happiness can easily slip away if we do not hold on to it, so let's grab on tight and enjoy every minute of what I hope will be a beautiful and perhaps, if we are a little lucky, maybe even a perfectly glamorous Christmas, too.

Here are a few ways to add a touch of glamour...

Christmas Wreath :: House of Valentina

Add A Bow (First Image: Carolina Herrera Similar Coat here, here, and here.)

Or a Wreath

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Candy Cane Cookies :: House of Valentina

Eat Candy Cane Cookies 

Cape Cod Christmas :: House of Valentina

Visit a Snowy Destination

Glamorous + Casual Christmas :: House of Valentina

Add a statement necklace (Similar Necklace, Plaid Blouse, Denim Jacket, and Emerald Vest)

Glamorous Christmas Table :: House of Valentina

Light the candles and pull out the crystal

Christmas Plaid Skirt :: House of Valentina

Wear Tartan + Leopard (Similar Skirt, Heels here and here, and this Bag)

NYC Christmas :: House of Valentina

Visit NYC at Christmas

Christmas Plaid Bedroom :: House of Valentina

Add Plaid to the Bedroom (Check here, too!)

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Bring Home a Berry Wreath (check here and here) (Similar Skirt, Sweater, Plaid Blouse, & Heel)

Tis the Season To Sparkle :: Valentina Fussell

Matte Red Lip + Bow Tie :: House of Valentina

Use a Matte Red Lipstick (My favorite in Crimson Red!) + Bow Tie

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Put Wreaths on your windows (Photo: Valentina Fussell)

Cozy + Glamorous Christmas Dining Room :: House of Valentina

Give a little swag to your fireplace

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Wear a Velvet Red Heel (Another flat option)

Believe :: Christmas at Macys' in NY :: House of Valentina

Keep Believing

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Invest in a Red Blazer (Military or Clean Lined)

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Tie on a Red Bow + Sparkly Ornament

Glossy Red Lipstick :: House of Valentina

Give your lips a red shine (Love this one!)

Plaid Heel :: House of Valentina

Wear a Plaid Shoe (Love these and these flats)

Follow Your Passion :: House of Valentina

Snowy Brownstone :: House of Valentina

Go For a Snowy Walk

Christmas Plaid + Zebra :: House of Valentina

Use plaid accents + A Zebra Rug (Image via Ralph Lauren)