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Jessica Wagner

NYE Pajama Party

3…2….1…. Happy New Year!!! (Or New Year’s Eve I guess!) Pucker up! It’s time to kiss 2016 goodbye! This is going to be a great long weekend, and an ever better New Year. I can feel it. :)

Herein lies the question -- to go out or stay in?! While most of us love a good NYE bash, part of us wants to be at home, cozied up with loved ones. This year, why not make both a reality?

We have plans to go out, but decided to celebrate an early NYE at home. Staying in pajamas is one of the best post-holiday treats imaginable. In anticipation of 2017, a plush pajama set is sure to help you ring in the New Year in luxuriating style.

A quiet New Year’s stay-cation, is totally possible. Get comfortable, like really comfortable, (because after all, the best part of winter is not leaving the house) and make sure you have lots of bubbly on hand. Cancel all plans, and spend the night lazing in your comfiest mixed print PJs.

These navy silky sleepers were a Christmas Eve gift and all I’ve been wearing since. A silken matching set makes for a homebody-approved look. There is something dream-like about head-to-toe silk. It’s an easy way to make a night in feel like an after-hours slumber party. When shopping for a new lounge look, cozy and lightweight are on the must-list. I fell in love with these for their blending of masculine and feminine. (Neck tie print // glossy stain bow drawstring.) If you are after super-soft bedtime glamour, this is the way to lounge.

We had our faux NYE with the kids earlier this week, complete with sparkling juice and Netflix countdown. (Then we promptly put the sweetlings to bed, and they were both a-snooze by 8pm. I mean, this might be the best new date-night in tradition!)

Break out the crystal champs glasses, cut up something fresh and juicy to snack on, and let the bubbly work it’s magic. We talked about some of our upcoming goals for the year, (as a couple and as individuals) and then made sure to relax. Be silly, let your hair down. Don’t worry about the New Year hype and oft-forced resolutions. (Although mine is to seek balance/stay focused and be extra *sparkly*.)

We are actually spending NYE out as a family with some of our closest friends. Dinner Italian-style, cheering on the Bucks, and of course lots of cheers-ing will be taking place. (This group loves a theme-party and this year’s is “What dreams may come!” I’ll be sure to share pics, as I have big dreams for 2017! Follow on insta, so you don’t miss out!) So technically, it’s a night out, but on the relaxed side, which is totally my style. (As much as I identify with “party-girl” I prefer the more intimate of gatherings and conversation.)

So with another year older, and a new one about to begin, I truly wish you all the happiest of New Years!!! 

Thanks for a great 2016, have a safe and lovely long weekend friends!! (And a comfortable and stylish New Year!)

Outfit Details:
Top: Abercrombie & Fitch Bottoms: Abercrombie & Fitch (also come in shorts here) Slippers: Restoration Hardware Ultimate Luxury Foot Duvets  Nails: Essie Licorice

Plaid With A Pom

Jessica Wagner

Christmas Tree Farm 

Family traditions can fill you with blissful joy or send you to into survival mode.  

So you better dress the part! (Let’s see who can guess by the end of this post if we were in “blissful joy” or “survival mode.”)

Layers of plaid and pops of primary make for a festive (and toasty warm) outing. Christmas Tree Farms require you to go outside and walk around, so while it seems obvious, this is a place you want to be cozy and comfortable. Say no to tulle skirts and heels, unless you plan on freezing your pretty tail off and leaving without a tree.

A playful hat, a thick scarf, and tall boots are a must. This dark blue equestrian-inspired cap adds a contemporary touch to a casual look. Layer under your woolliest coat with a solid turtleneck and preppy button down. The more berry red and mistletoe green the better.

Classic Hunter boots will keep your toes and feet protected from the blanket of needles, and prove once again to be the best boots ever. (Last seen here.) They are also a requirement for chasing after hot chocolate-fueled children.

I seem to have a category of clothing that comes out once a year (my sequin deer sweater for one) and these bright red skinnies. This candy-red vibrant shade brings any outfit into the holiday spirit.

Speaking of holiday spirit, I’m in a sharing mood. (Can you sense that this post has a lot of parenthesis? Hinting that I have comments to interject between my attempts to just write this out.)

Our trip to the tree farm this year almost sent my husband and I on a holiday strike (yipes!) Somehow (as they always do) things have a way of working themselves out, and we pulled together and were able to enjoy the crisp outdoors among the wooded forests hunting for the perfect pine. (No matter that one child refused to put on pants and the other only wanted to wear the same shirt he’s been living in for the last three weeks. I mean, I knew he would like a Grinch shirt - I did not know he would refuse to wear anything else and start to smell like said Grinch. Let’s hope it runs its course by the 25th.)

Last year we started the Christmas Tree Farm family tradition, and had the most magical time. We selected the sweetest Charlie Brown tree that needed some love; sipped hot chocolate on a horse and carriage ride, and the tree man snapped one of my favorite family photos to date.

This year . . .  let’s just say it was a little less enchanting and little more holiday comedy of errors. Coco was there to see the chickens, and made it her life’s mission to try and escape every chance she got (birds of a feather.) We could barely keep her hat on (it was cold!) and Noah just wanted to hug trees. We didn’t get a great family pic and as these things go, no matter how much you prep to make it all fun down to the dirty details, it all felt a little – dare I say it, forced?  So we stopped trying to channel that charming experience from last year and went with the nutty chaos. Do you know what? We still found the one, shared hot cocoa by a giant campfire and as tradition, listened to our favorite holiday record as we trimmed our tree that night, and she’s a real beaut.

So yes, while these family outings and traditions usually call for a good time had by all, don’t feel bad if you’re dashing through the snow and no one is laughing all the way. Or if no one seems like they want to be there. Ha! Because someday you will look back on that awkward family photo and smile, and the kids will remember that growing up you gave them more than just the things the asked for, but built them a castle with a forest, they will always be able to walk through, each tree filled with a memory. Raising young ones and keeping tradition alive can be a challenge, but know keeping those traditions is something everyone will look forward to year after year. 

Hope you are all enjoying this time of year to the fullest. As for me, I am off to enjoy what I hope will be a quiet weekend at home. Right! So wish me luck babes! :)

Outfit Details:
Hat: Old (similar here) Coat: NY&C (similar here) Top: J. Crew (similar here, also like this one) Turtleneck: Forever 21 (comes in many colors under $8) Scarf: Abercrombie & Fitch Bottoms: Old (similar here) Boots: Hunter Original Tour in Hunter Green Lips: MAC Lady Danger