Last Friday I took the day off and got some Christmas shopping done.
It’s funny because normally I find Christmas shopping to be somewhat frustrating and stressful.
And normally I find Michigan Avenue to be somewhat frustrating and stressful.
But the two of them together are actually a pretty awesome, Christmas-y good time.
I know I scolded Bloomingdale’s a couple of months ago for putting up their Christmas decorations in September. (And, come on – that was completely justified.)
But as we inch ever-closer to December, it seems that warm, twinkling Christmas-y feeling is stirring in the depths of my cold, barren soul.
Maybe it’s the fact that my bright red peacoat is back in regular rotation in my wardrobe.
Or maybe it’s because the gingerbread latte has arrived at Starbucks, along with their cute holiday-themed cups. (In my book, the current season is determined based purely on what is on the Starbucks signature drink menu, and that alone.)
And this morning, I received an email notification that the new holiday issue of Lonny is out!
Also, it snowed a little yesterday. So there’s that. (Please excuse my lack of excitement.)
BUT I absolutely will NOT be busting out the *NSYNC Christmas album. Until after Thanksgiving.
A girl has to have something to look forward to!
I just took this picture. Today. In SEPTEMBER.
For shame, Bloomingdale’s. For shame.