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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Eleven carolers singing

I'm counting down to Christmas with 12 of my favorite things, today is day 11 and the lovely sounds of Christmas music are pouring out of my speakers.


I know there are some who secretly like to listen to it all year long, but I like to save it -- not before November!
One of my favorite songs is Carol of the Bells, I've got at least a dozen versions of it; a cappella, instrumental, and the lovely synth of Mannheim Steamroller.

my favorite christmas music
For when you want some Christmas music you can really rock out to.

"christmas carolers" Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (EXPLORED!!) Bench Monday~Practicing Our Carols Edition~ 25 Days of Christmas~Day 7 Radio city music hall WaW - christmas Music for Christmas... Imperial carolers
Please click above images for source, they are not my own.

There are so many great Christmas songs, what is your favorite?

For the birds

Yesterday I failed to mention that it was the start of the No Repeats Challenge, which was created by the Cohabitating Closet and Be Fabulous Daily. To participate, you must agree to not repeat any pieces during the 30 day period. Or to just not repeat any outfits. Since I generally try to never repeat an outfit, what I hope to get out of this is to once again look into my closet for pieces I haven't been wearing and start utilizing them.

Today's bird print top was last seen in September, and this is only the third time I've worn it.

birds

The Rundown
Bird Print Top Forever 21 - Leggings TJMaxx - Cardigan Kohls - Boots Migliorini - Endless Scarf Raffaello Bettini - Pocket Watch Necklace Etsy - Bag Big Buddha

me and chloe

And here is an outerwear shot. Of course You've already seen this coat from Kohl's and these gloves by Antonio Murolo, but I though you'd like to see Chloe's outerwear!

Chloe outerwear

She's wearing a cordory and flannel jacket made by Me!

Shake!

46 comments:

morefruitplease said...

Love your red accessories and Chloe's jacket! Adorable!

I've been obsessed with the Glee and Straight No Chaser Christmas albums this season!

Trystan L. Bass said...

One year, I was joking that the Carol of the Bells sounds a little menacing & I wondered where it came from, so my hubbi (the musician) did a bunch of web searches & printed out the history of the song for me :-)

I loooooove holiday songs, from funny ones like Adam Sandler's "Hanukkah Song" to classy ones like the Peanuts Christmas special to traditional like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I have bought TONS of CDs & off iTunes. Always looking for new versions.

And I love Chloe's outfit too! I have cats, so there's no dressing *them* up :-)

Modesty is Pretty said...

Lyddie I love the bird print with the pop of red from your scarf, if there's something I like during winter is red! Merry Christmas!

Closet Fashionista said...

Love the outfit! And YES LOVE Carol of the Bells! So many good versions :D
I don't listen before Thanksgiving, but starting the day after its all day every day :D
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Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

AH I LOVE THIS POST SO MUCH. It encompasses so much greatness, such as CHRISTMAS (duh!), your amazing outfit, and your adorable dog! I LOVE IT.

And favourite Christmas Carol? TOUGH CALL. Is it really boring if I say Rudolph? Probably, but I love it. I was always the kid that would shout the "Like Monopoly!" or "Like George Washington!"

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Elaine said...

So cute! I especially love the Star WArs pic :)

Love the shirt!

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Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I love the first picture with you and your dog...great look with the coat and of course, your cute pooch makes the look even better!!

Valerie said...

Your dog is adorable! Carol of the Bells is a great song. My favorite Christmas song is O Holy Night. It's so beautiful!

Vanessa said...

Chloe looks impeccable! I love the little jacket ensemble!
Oh, and you look very nice, too!haha!
I really love the bird print shirt! Yay for wearing it for the 3rd time. Hope to see it again after 30 days.

Terri said...

Chloe is looking very stylish...and so are you. Eager to follow all of you in this challenge.

Jodi said...

ohh your photos are getting better and better..!!! I love them!! and your outfit and doggie outfit are totally cute too!!!

cheers,
j

Styles 'n Cream said...

I love Christmas music too. I am working right now on a special playlist for our company holiday party.

Rad_in_Broolyn said...

Ooh, I dig the bird top! Way to reincorporate it into your wardrobe.
Even your outerwear for winter is elegant and classy. You have such a great eye for beautiful pieces.
I'm not the biggest Christmas fan, but I do like sad Christmas songs. "Christmas in Prison" by John Prine is my favorite right now.

Nilcha's Fashion Chronicles said...

both you and Chloe looked stunning with the outdoor outfit :)

Natasha xoxo said...

I love christmas carols. I find myself singing along to them (REALLY loud) in the car :) haha.

<3, natasha
twenty-something blog

Kristin said...

That shot of the lit up buildings is SO cool!

DaniellaBella said...

Your puppy is nearly as stylish as you are!

Cris said...

Oooohhhh!!! I just LOVE your blog! eee! This post and your pictures are so beautiful. I especially love your print bird top---awesome F21 find if I must say so myself!

I hope you stop by Bisou! soon. Again, you're lovely!

-Cris xoxo
http://www.bisouonline.com

Style ninfa said...

Love your blouse, so chic!
♥ ♥ ♥ Love, Angie
Check out my blog & maybe we could follow each other?
www.styleninfa.blogspot.com

kris said...

My hubby was a Storm trooper in Star Wars-Return of the Jedi, so I love that pic! I'm putting a toy "trooper" in his stocking, but if I had money to burn, I'd buy Ralph Lauren's "trooper" which was featured in Elle Decor.

diana kang said...

your dog might be the cutest thing ever!

Krystal said...

I love that shirt so much! I'd be wearing it all the time I think. Glad you were reunited :)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

You better be careful - Chloe's cute outfits are totally competing with yours! Great bird print shirt - definitely wear it more!

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

I love that first shot, how did you make the lights in the background look like that? It's beautiful.

x Jasmine

Closet Fashionista said...

You can click on the images and they will pop up bigger in a lightbox ;)
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Emilie said...

Love the pics!

Maryjane said...

What a great selection of photos, I love the doll with the eyes closed and your puppy is so so cute! I love seeing bloggers pets in their posts.

Maryjane xoxo

Daniela said...

I love that bird print top and Chloe looks too cute in her outfit.
Great pictures, Lyddie!

heart charlie said...

Adorable outfit!! I love that printed top and bright red scarf ;)

Diana Mieczan said...

Such a sweet outfit and your dog is so cute:) hugs and kisses

Ps: I am hosting a charming scarf GIVEAWAY today, just in time for cozy Christmas!

Sarah Dee said...

I love that red scarf!

<3 Sarah
theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

Marella said...

Love the jacket!

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

aww i really love how you dressed up your dog. All these photographs you posted are really pretty too. I think you have another great outfit too!

Amber Blue Bird said...

love that sweater and good luck with the challenge. Oh and I love Carol of the Bells too but I think my favorite holiday song is Baby Its Cold Outside

Lorena said...

Chloe is so very fashionable !
I am not a huge fan of Christmas carols....

Frances Joy said...

1. Heck yeah, Mannheim Steamroller! I will not listen to Christmas music before Thanksgiving. And after then, only in moderation.

2. I love that bird top and your flawless layers.

3. Chloe! Eeee!

Hope Adela said...

that swallow-print top is adorable! =)

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Alex Elizabeth said...

Chloe is so adorable! You might totally laugh at me, but I actually really like the Destiny's Child version of Carol of the Bells :)

Amber Blue Bird said...

oh miss Lyddie, when steve leaves the office the world will cease to exist

Style, She Wrote said...

Gorgeous! Your pictures are definitely getting me in the holiday spirit!

Mimi said...

i like silver bells and rocking around the christmas tree (that is the title, right? haha). i wasn't able to see the photos... i'll stop by another day to see them. :D

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Robin said...

I don't normally believe in dog clothes (for non-cold dogs) but that is insanely cute!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

OMG this has got to be my favorite outfit! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

A La Mode et Plus! said...

Amazing boots and coat!

Sara C said...

Ooooooh best shirt ever!! For some reason I really really love seeing someone else wearing this! Haha

Ali said...

THIS IS ADORABLE. I love the colors of this, black red and white look so fabulous on you! Your shirt is the best ever and so is that coat.. and that scarf! I like this outfit lots, as you can see. :D :D