In my last post, I said we were going to decorate our Christmas tree that weekend ... Turned out, my son got sick with the flu then passed it along to my fiancé so plans changed from silver and gold to herbal teas, medicine and lots of broth. The tree was up and beautifully lit but the ornaments needed to wait until my guys got better. After all, my son was not going to miss our holiday movie night tradition while pulling out the ornaments we've collected over the years. To add, it was around this time last year that I was in and out of the hospital trying to figure why I felt so unwell. Even though I am still working on it, it feels amazing to end the year on a healthier note. And to that I say, wear lots of gems, faux leather and switch up your regular winter color palette because life is good and there's much to celebrate. I'm so in love with all things Ann Taylor right now. They have the most beautiful and elegant sweaters for the holiday season, like the Ann Taylor cardigan (embellished) in this picture and the black one I'm wearing in my holiday makeup post. I would have typically gone with black/dark skinny jeans but decided to go change it up with my faux leather pencil skirt from Zara, which I wore in the scorching heat in Vegas ... Aah, feel much better to wear it in cooler weather. Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!