Take time

I requested several days off from work around the holidays and I could not be happier with my decision. Just knowing I have a few extra long weekends in my future is making me a bit giddy. I still haven't had a proper vacation in years, but I'm already really looking forward to nearly a week off for Christmas to just spend time with my family, watch movies and bask in a little holiday spirit.

This weekend my Mom and I have our holiday fairs mapped out and we are going to attempt to make it to eight of them. I'm always hopeful I will find some vintage jewelry gems, get a bit of Christmas shopping done, and at the very least indulge in homemade confections like the Swedish Tea Log.

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The Rundown
White Sweater Ralph Lauren thrifted similar
Black Leather Moto Jacket Express similar
Boyfriend Jeans Old Navy similar
Sneakers "Dainty Ox" Converse
Bag "Alexa" Danielle Nicole c/o Serendipity and Grace
Watch "Classic Sheffield" c/o Daniel Wellington
Opal Ring T Tahari
Gold Ring Thrifted similar

Linking up with Jeans and a Teacup's Flashback Friday (One year ago today)
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  1. Love that leather jacket!!
    And yep, time off during the holidays is always great! I'm looking forward to sleeping over at my parents the week of Christmas for our holiday movie nights. I could just drive home every night, but its more fun to stay over, haha! But I'll still be working, sadly

  2. Okay, I know I shouldn't, but I just have to say what I have always said to everyone who works for or with me - take your vacations! That rest is so important :) I'm so passionate about it that I've already taken all of my four weeks of vacation for the year, so I'll be working through Christmas, but that's fine since Ian will be as well. We still have lots of holiday fun planned, though and it sounds like you do, too. I hope this is the outfit you're wearing to visit the Christmas markets - the edgy, casual style really suits you. And that bag is gorgeous!

  3. I love anticipating days off! This combo with your leather jacket and bf jeans is so good!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  4. Same. Still loving the new job, but getting quasi burned out with the commute and huge workload. So I took the week after Christmas off to recoop with the kiddos. I already can't wait. I love the casual look here Lydia!

  5. Having extra time around the holidays is great! I'm super lucky in that our office shuts down from December 20 to January 4 pretty much every year so I always get some bonus time.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  6. Yay for time off! I'm loving this casual look! The bf jeans look great!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  7. I always need extra time around the holidays for shopping so great idea! Love this laid-back look on you.

    District of Chic

  8. You do find the most wonderful accessories! I love your handbag and moto jacket!


  9. Holiday fairs sound like a lot of fun! Hope find some lovely things :)

  10. Time off during the holidays is so nice since it is such a busy time! I love this purse!!!

  11. That's a great jacket and it looks just right with the boyfriend jeans.
    In my case I am
    Not looking forward to the holidays. I just want to sleep them off.