There is something about this time of year that turns us into perfectionists. We want the perfect Christmas for our families. We work so hard to provide our loved ones with the perfect gifts, the perfect dinner, the perfect tree, the perfect traditions, the perfect festive outings, the perfect parties, and all while our homes are looking like something from a picture perfect holiday magazine. But sometimes things don’t go quite as expected because real life isn’t perfect.
For those who follow me on social media, you know I had two of my three kids very sick in the hospital all of last week. Obviously everything in our lives was put on hold to care for our kiddos (with the help of our family). I was stressed out to say the least. And your kid’s health is something to be stressed out about. All the other things I had been worrying about just didn’t seem to matter. Sometimes our times of crisis can give us real perspective . I am happy to say my kids are home from the hospital and doing much better now. Yes, my house is a mess. Yes, we have had to adapt and change some traditions. And yes, I did a whirlwind day of Christmas shopping yesterday. None of it is “Instagram” perfect, but neither are we. Forget perfect. Just do happy. It’s way better! (And PS., even those picture perfect Instagramers aren’t perfect. ) So, don’t stress the small stuff. Instead, put on something you love and surround yourself with those who fill you up.
One thing that is perfect is this coat from the Dex Plus Collection! Raise your hand if you are loving the bright pop of colour of this faux fur! It is so warm and cozy to wear, but I don’t feel the least bit schlepy like I did with my old coat. This one fits so well and is still chic. One amazing feature is the cross body strap on the inside. You know those times when you’re in the mall and you start boiling in your winter coat? Then you have to lug around your giant coat while carrying shopping bags, and if you’re like me, a coffee in hand. It’s such a simple solution but brilliant! This adorable tunic is also from the Dex Plus collection. It boasts my two favourite qualities…cute and cozy!
So Mommas, enjoy your holidays and redefine perfect. Be perfectly cozy, perfectly happy, and perfectly imperfect.
coat + tunic: c/o Dex Clothing
leggings: Du North
boots: Hush Puppies
gloves + toque: Barefoot Contessa (a couple years old and still adorable)