While many Americans mark the holiday season as beginning the day after Thanksgiving, I always begin to feel the crunch of my impending plans and responsibilities the day after Halloween. In fact, the past few years, I have made a point to complete the majority of my holiday shopping throughout the year. The only downside to that is opening up a China cabinet drawer in May and realizing 'that's' where you stored Uncle Marty's gift. No matter your traditions, or responsibilities within your family (small or big), there's really no one 'right' way to tackle the holiday chores that make this season so very special. And, as true as that may be, I've gathered a few of my favorite suggestions to help you get through your holiday prep having lost just a little less hair.
If you're like me and have a limited Winter wardrobe for parties and family gatherings, stress less about your threads- Wear a simple, clean outfit that is classy enough for the event's dress code, but not too over the top. Pick out a piece of jewelry, a scarf, or an overcoat to be the star of your outfit. This works especially well if you have a piece of jewelry that you were given by someone at the event the prior year- People are more likely to focus on one focal point, rather than your skirt or the leggings you wore. Give them one specific accessory that really stands out and you'll brush through the fashion radar without having to buy a whole new outfit.
What Daughter Says: The holidays can get the better of the best of us. Be sure to stop and take a breath- the season will pass, and be back around soon enough!