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We got our first Christmas tree together this year.

And it’s perfectly, imperfect.

We sort of, kind of copied Kylie Jenner on Snapchat & found a Charlie Brown-esque tree.

Honestly, it really was just so sweet & perfect that we couldn’t resist. The tree probably would have died because it was definitely the least attractive of the lot…anyway, Michael & I both zoned in on it immediately because of its imperfections.

Both of us were like, ‘THAT’S IT!!!’

So we brought it home & now it’s sitting pretty in our living room full of twinkle lights with a hefty bowl of water.

Pretty, pretty. I love all that kind of holiday stuff.
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On another note, you guys know we’ve been hanging out in colder weather lately ( anyone who lives in Southern California knows that we’re total wusses when it comes to anything semi-chilling, LOL ) & clearly, I’m totally embracing the change.

As I mentioned in a previous post Eddie Bauer kindly sent Michael & me some rad gear ( thank God, because my cold weather clothes were SLIM PICKINGS before receiving new outerwear ). And since it was COLD while tree shopping, I rocked this amazing hot reddish-orange MicroTherm StormDown Jacket with some tight, form-fitting leggings by Mr. EB. Also, how cute are my fingerless gloves? I wore them today too with a leather jacket.

BADASS times guys.

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Michael wore this black StormDown Vest, which he hasn’t taken off since Aspen. I highly recommend it as a cute Christmas gift for your man. Michael has styled the vest with a red flannel ( seen here ), a blue ski shirt, AND even rocked it over a Heather grey sweater ( COOL!! ). It’s super versatile in all the right ways.

On that note, I’ll keep you guys updated on our Charlie Brown tree— I’m headed to the drugstore to grab traditional bulb ornaments. Keeping it simple & traditional this year.

How are you guys decorating for the holidays? DO TELL.

Until next time!

CHEERS, lauryn x

Shop Lauryn’s outfit: fingerless gloves | black top | red down jacket | leggings
Shop Michael’s outfit: black vest | red flannelboots

+ this post is in collaboration with Eddie Bauer | photos.

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  1. My boyfriend and I spending Christmas together for the first time and I’m really looking forward to decorating the tree! The last two years I didn’t even have a Christmas tree (shame on me!)
    I can’t wait too see a sparkling & finished version of your tree. Keep us updated!
    Xx Alex

    1. Hi Alexandra, that’s so exciting you’ll be with your man on Christmas this year. How did it go? I hope you guys had a very Merry XMAS :)) xx

  2. I am in love with that red jacket!! SO cute. Your outfits always give me so much inspiration (i.e. I run out and spend way too much money trying to copy them 😉
    Totally off topic… but can you recommend a few business/ motivation/ marketing podcasts you listen too? I am a working on building up my business (realtor) and love listening to podcasts while I run. It’s the best, I end my workout feeling healthy and inspired. But, I am in search of a few new ones and would love to check out some that you think are great. Thank you!!!

  3. Aw I love it! The imperfect things are still so beautiful! I love Eddie Bauer also, they have the best outdoor stuff!

    Darling Down South
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  4. I love getting a tree with my hubby. It’s such a festive thing to do together. We also do a small tree and place it on a side table so that we can stack presents below it!

  5. I absolutely love that jacket. I love its color and it’s even on sale! I was wondering how warm it is? It has gotten down to the 20s here in Nashville and I’m freeeezing and I’m looking for a jacket that doesn’t need lots of layering underneath!

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