December Favorite Things

by Ally Harding, 5:00 AM
I'm linking up again with Emily for December Favorite Things!

Beauty and the Greek

ONE. December has a lot of meaning to Theo and I. We met on December 9, 2005, considered December 25, 2005 our official boyfriend/girlfriend anniversary date, became engaged on December 20, 2011, and got married December 15, 2012. Aside from the fact football got in the way of every weekend in the fall, I was fine with having our wedding in December since so much had already happened to us in December. I'm so excited for our 1 year anniversary in 2 weeks!

TWO.  I don't know about you but I am so happy football season is over! I don't have to fend for myself every Saturday and Sunday anymore. My family has never been a football family so I never grew up watching it. Theo's family couldn't be more opposite and it practically rules their life. I never even try to pretend I enjoy watching it. I've been going to games with Theo since we started dating and "watching" football on tv for just as long, but I still couldn't tell you what's going on! And guess what, I don't care!

THREE. One of my favorite traditions is going to see the James Island County Park Christmas lights. I try to go every year and I know not much changes each year but I still love it. We even got lucky a few years back and have been able to go on a hayride through the lights with one of my best friend's family. If you live in Charleston and have never been, I highly recommend it!

The girls in the family at the lights 2 years ago

FOUR. I have been on the hunt for the perfect flannel shirt for awhile now. Flannel shirts have always reminded me of Nirvana and burly mountain men, and I just never thought I could pull one off. Madewell had a 40% off sale awhile back and I ordered their Ex-Boyfriend Flannel Shirt for super cheap. I finally wore it this weekend and I think it may be the perfect flannel shirt. If you're looking for a tight fitted flannel this isn't it. This flannel is oversized and long enough to cover your butt so you can wear it with leggings. I ordered a small and I love the fit. It's currently 25% off with code FEAST25.

FIVE. I might be the biggest loser around but I am so excited about the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on December 10. I've been watching the VS Fashion Show forever and it's become a holiday tradition. Luckily Theo enjoys watching it too. ;) I think the Angels are beyond gorgeous and I don't know why I do it to myself because all I end up being is depressed after watching it. Side note: Does anyone else think Karlie Kloss is not Angel material? She's that high fashion model that is practically in every ad you see. 

I just don't find her as gorgeous as 

But who is. Candice is a freak of nature.

SIX. As dorky as Carrie Underwood looks in this picture I'm really excited to watch this.

I picked up Thursday night at work, ugh what was I thinking??, oh yah it's Christmastime and I need $$, so I'll be recording it. 

SEVEN. Last year we were on our honeymoon till December 23 so we didn't put a tree up but this year we're going all out! I can't wait to get our first tree together and decorate it!! I'm going to go for the all white lights look and get a white fluffy tree skirt. 

EIGHT. I'm just happy December is here. It's such a happy time and brings people together. It's my favorite month and as soon as it's over I'm looking forward to the next December!
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  1. I loved this post! That tree is gorgeous - I wish mine looked more like that!

  2. yay for anniversaries!!! anything fun planned?

    I love going to see lights, we are supposed to go this weekend, I cant wait to see Breannas reaction!!!

    That flannel!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE!

    I am so excited to watch Sound of Music, I hope I am not disappointed, I love Carrie Underwood

    You must post a picture of your tree!

  3. This is such a cute post! I love your flannel shirt and I can't wait to put up my Christmas tree, either! I think we're going to do it today :)

    Ivy xx
    Style Life Lovely

  4. Such a fun post!!! Congrats on almost One Year Anniversary!!! Very exciting!! And you're not alone on the VS fashion show ~ the hilarious part, is that when I watch it, I'm always eating...womp womp!! :)

  5. Happy almost one year anniversary!! So exciting! I'm obsessed with that all white Christmas tree and the fluffy skirt!!! I already put mine up but I'm thinking next year I want to do that. Have a great Monday!

  6. I know I've said this before, but I'm seriously obsessed with your wedding dress. SO GORGEOUS!

    That flannel is perfect! It looks loose, but not boxy and still shows off your shape.

    I'm also a big fan of white and silver when decorating for Christmas, so classy and beautiful.

    Thanks so much for linking up with us! I love all of your favorite things!

  7. The fantasy football thing made me lol!

  8. It sounds like December is an extra meaningful month for you guys! That flannel shirt sounds like perfection! I've never been able to find one that isn't huge or overly fitted/tight, so that one might be a good option! Such a cute outfit!

  9. Wow December really is a great month for you!! So sweet!! I'm the same way, love the family time and decor this time of year :) We were talking about going to see those lights, I'll have to remind my husband!

  10. You are not a loser for being excited about the VS Fashion Show. I already have it set to record on my TV just incase I miss it. I love the flannel shirt as well, I have been on the hunt for the perfect once the past few weeks. I really want to rock it with a fur vest!!!

  11. I looove the VS fashion show but I get massively depressed when I look in the mirror afterwards!

  12. I love so many things on your list! That's neat that all of yall's important dates are in December - makes it super convenient! That flannel shirt and your boots are super cute! I'm also so excited about the VS fashion show! Can't wait! Thanks for sharing your favorite things with us!

  13. Love that shirt. So cute! The lights are always such a fun Christmas activity (minus the damn line). Great list!

  14. Almost your anniversary! Yay!! Are you so happy NOvember is over?!

  15. so exciting it's almost your 1 year! hopefully you have something special planned for you guys :)

  16. Happy {almost} anniversary!! Everytime you post pictures I swoon over your gown - SOO gorgeous!!
    I am exactly the same with football! HA! It made me laugh, cuz I have done the same, tried to get into it for my bfs sake since he is so obsessed...and I make a good effort, but still couldn't tell you what is happening on the field! ;)

    Excited to see pictures of your tree all decorated! :)

    xx em

  17. december is totally your month girlfriend! love that plaid too!
    xo Jessica
    stop by if ya get a chance!

  18. How exciting is December in your house?! So great! LOVE the flannel shirt, and totally agree about Kloss...


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