What Joy is to Me & a Casual Holiday Look

Anthropologie Corduroy Skinnies, Hammit VIP Crossboyd, Little Me Christmas Outfit, Leith Gray Sweater

With each and every holiday tradition + Christmas song that comes on the radio, I squeal a little bit inside because I am just so excited to be celebrating Annie’s very first Christmas this year! I just think back on all of the wonderful holiday memories I hold dearly & knowing she has that ahead of her just warms my heart. Because of this, I’m finding myself wanting to go above & beyond and do Christmas to the nines this year.

Today I’m teaming up with Rockport to share what “joy” is to me. It’s no surprise that joy is being able to celebrate this special time of year with my little family. I’m also sharing a cute & casual holiday look in this post that’s perfect for the hustle & bustle of holiday errands ahead!

Anthropologie Corduroy Skinnies, Hammit VIP Crossboyd, Little Me Christmas Outfit, Leith Gray Sweater

Over the weekend, Patrick, Annie & I headed out to find the perfect Christmas tree. We’ve always bought real trees (Fraser Firs to be exact) & I can’t imagine a holiday season without that sweet smelling pine filling our home.

With each and every tree we would pass, I would whisper in Annie’s ear, “That’s a Christmas tree!” Once we found our perfect tree, we let her feel its branches while watching her face beam with discovery & delight. It really is such a magical thing, sharing your favorite holiday traditions with your child.

Of course, the fashionista in me cannot resist an excuse to dress for the occasion! I wore these under $100 corduroy skinnies (that also come in a few other fun colors) paired with a cozy turtleneck sweater. I love how my outfit looked with these taupe Rockport sneakers too!

Rockport Tennis Shoes

I’ve been a fan of Rockport for a while now. And to me, nothing beats a good pair of comfortable shoes that are also as stylish as can be. These sneakers of mine are called the Cobb Hill Willa High Tops and they come in a pretty shade of almond leather too. The interior has a molded-EVA footbed that offers some serious arch support. And with toting a toddler all day long, that is something I definitely don’t take for granted.

Anthropologie Corduroy Skinnies, Hammit VIP Crossboyd, Little Me Christmas Outfit, Leith Gray Sweater

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I have a strong feeling I’ll be wearing this outfit on repeat all season long. I actually wore it on Thanksgiving too! These pants feel like pajamas and I can’t get enough of a good cozy sweater. Naturally, I had to dress Annie up for the occasion. (Because who would I be if I did not!? Lol) Her two-piece set is from Little Me and I love that the words: “My First Christmas” are embroidered on the chest.

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This is a special time of year that I’ve been daydreaming about for so long and I’m just thrilled to be able to share it with her! We hope to make her first Christmas as absolutely magical as we can. đŸ™‚

Oh and last but not least!! Rockport is celebrating the season by with a “Share the Joy” Holiday Giveaway! They are giving away a $500 shopping spree to one lucky winner (& their friend!) this December. There are also second & third place prizes that are just as fabulous too. Just head on over here to enter!

Big thank you to Rockport for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are my own. Thanks to you guys for supporting the brands that make Lone Star Looking Glass possible.

xo, alice

photos by Ban Avenue



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  • Bay Area Fashionista

    You both look so cute!! I love this look for the holidays!!


  • megan

    So cute! Love the matching red pants!

    xo Megan

  • Kate Blue

    Aw love the mommy and me look! How cute are yall!

  • I bet this is going to be your best Christmas yet with sweet Annie! And I love your outfit- those shoes are adorable!!

  • Nelli Kalinyuk

    I loved reading what joy means to you! Alice you are such a beauty and your little princess is too cute! Beautiful pictures… Xo, Nelli

  • Holy cuteness! This Christmas is going to be so special for you and your family.

  • Love the matching looks! So cute!

  • Such a cute mommy and me outfit!!

  • Hannah Stark

    Aww what fun pictures for the holidays!! Also love love love your red pants:)

    xoxo, Hannah

  • OMG you guys are so cute!