different but it’s Christmas all the same

star printed sweater dress – thrifted | blue tights – gifted | flap booties – shopyapi.com |
fedora hat – metro ayala | dog tag necklace – custom made | brown sunnies – downtown find |
oversized ring – downtown find | work watch – gifted by my dad
true, this year was a different Christmas than all the others i’ve spent. for one, i missed a whole lot of misa de gallo because of work. i shopped too late for gifts because i was waiting for additional funds — like, 3 days before Christmas and i’m not done yet. it was the first time i decorated our tree on my own because my mom got sick with flu and it was already December 20 — Christmas is not complete without an overly decorated tree in our house. we didn’t have a big noche buena like we used to but my sisters (and i helped a little) cooked yummy seafood and hungarian pasta and we had our fill of my tita’s home-made ham. lastly, we didn’t open gifts after midnight because we didn’t wrap our gifts this year. to sum it all up, my Christmas was a lot simpler than it used to but you know what? what mattered most is that i had 85% of my family complete — with my little sister back from Australia but minus Harry who was in Bohol with his family. being in the company of people who will love you unconditionally is still the best Christmas one can have. i am, indeed, lucky. ♥

merry christmas everyone! ♥

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18 thoughts on “different but it’s Christmas all the same

  1. Your boots is super cool! And boy, you look so stylish for walking the dog! I mostly in my tee and shorts when I'm walking my dog :p

    Hopefully your mom is all better now. Merry Christmas, dear! Enjoy your time with your loved ones 🙂

    <3
    The Sweetest Escape

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  2. I love this post so much because it's so true. Our Christmas here in the UK was hectic too, and very last minute, but we had one of the funniest Christmases I've ever had, it was lovely. I'm glad you had a great day. xxx

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  3. merry merry xmas and happy new year gizelle! wish u all the best 🙂 <3

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