Thursday, October 20, 2011

it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

 blush cardi: H+M / tank: f21 / scarf: Le Mode / jeans: Belk / wedges: c/o Blowfish Shoes

okay, not really.

but thanks to the Justin Bieber's recent Christmas single, my sister had his song blasting from our living room for the past couple of days. and then while i was sewing today, i found myself singing Christmas carols. what the heck?! who am i becoming? i am totally the girl who waits till after Thanksgiving to pull out the Christmas music and the decor.

however, i have been most certainly in the spirit of the autumn season. i've had my daily dose of hot apple cider (mixed with some red hots to give it a kick - if you've never tried it, it's uber good). i've been pinning every pumpkin recipe possible via pinterest - and i've had my heart beating over knit socks, boots, scarves, and sweaters.

so until the morning of Black Friday rolls around, i'm gonna fight to keep from singing and listening to Christmas music. 
i'm just going to have to stay strong (even if the Biebs and Ashley keep fighting me on this).

much love.
[happy thursday, friend.]

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34 comments:

  1. I'm anticipating the She & Him Christmas album along with Michael Buble's!


    I am the person to wait until after November too...but now I just feel like listening to X-mas music. Thanks Ilene! hahaha

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  2. Love this Christmas look :) You are gorgeous!

    Glad I found your blog this evening!

    Anna
    http://www.anewfoundtreasure.com

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  3. I cannot wait for Christmas! It's my favorite holiday =-)

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  4. Oh girl.. i'm trying to hold back from listening to christmas music too.. Michael Buble is coming out with a new Christmas album that i just can't wait to listen too :)


    BTW.. i'm sorry.. i can't take JB seriously singing christmas songs ;p LOL

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  5. you are so freaking cute!! love the outfit!!!! super cute!!!

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  6. haven't given in to the Christmas carols yet. Love the scarf!

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  7. can you be any cuter?
    nope i don't think so.

    my fav xmas album is still and always will be Hanson's Snowed In album. haha. i LOVE IT and am not ashamed!!! hahaha

    xoxox dana
    thewonderforest.com

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  8. I absolutely love that outfit! It looks so comfy and still cute. I am the girl who unfortunately pops in the Christmas CD around mid November. I'm a super Christmas geek!

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  9. i love the green scarf with the pink and red! and i love me some xmas songs!

    cute & little

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  10. your colors are so pretty!! love 'em! i want that scarf!!:)

    xo

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  11. You're so cute! I'm with you - I can't listen to Christmas music until Thanksgiving has passed. :-) BUT if Michael Buble has a new CD out.... ;-)

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  12. i love this outfit ilene - so pretty!!

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  13. I adore that pink cardigan. Super cute. I am sooo ready for Christmas!

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  14. I love your smile! Your outfits are super cute, very inspirational!

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  15. soooo many good pumpkin recipes on pinterest!! :)

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  16. I'm the same way about Christmas music and decorations! Not until after Thanksgiving for me as well!

    You look darling! XO

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  17. It's christmas around here too-our stores, anyways. They're already decked out. Although I do love christmas tunes I think the stores go overboard too soon.

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  18. I totally know what you mean! They don't celebrate Thanksgiving here and not really Halloween, it's like they are skipped altogether! I will try to hold off until at least November, but no promises after that!

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  19. LOVE that scarf!
    I have totally started listening to Christmas music already! :p

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  20. i am totally that person that refuses to have anything to do with christmas until december, but lately have found my mind wandering to the holiday.

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  21. eeeeep!! I am so super excited for Christmas!!! It is taking all my will power not to bust out the holiday cds!!! PS I love your outfit with the green + red!!! Happy Holidays hon!

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  22. Oh my gosh...cutest photos! I love those jeans and the red shirt! I love red this season. Cute blog too! xo
    alexa
    www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

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  23. Oh this is the second Christmas reference I saw today and I have to admit I'm starting to get a bit excited! :) xoxo

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  24. I love how happy you look, it makes me want to smile! You look adorable as always :)

    Aya ♥ Strawberry Koi

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  25. I'm guilty of hearing Christmas songs last week.

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  26. Love the color of your cardi!

    And those peeps of red & green sure prove that you're caught the Christmas fever already!! :)

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  27. when it was summer i wished for fall. now that it's finally here, i cannot wait for christmas. thank god hot apple cider is fall and winter appropriate !
    ps, http://amandamantes.blogspot.com !

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  28. It's so weird that you guys celebrate Thanksgiving so late!! Haha. I guess Canadians celebrate the harvest, so that's why we have it in early October.

    I can't believe how soon Christmas is. CRAZY!

    Loving your outfit! Those pants look AMAZING!

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  29. ha, i love that everyone is brining up the biebs. i am actually loving that song. and i'm so mad that he made me break my rule, because i never allow myself to listen until thanksgiving. oh well, i guess i can make an exception. plus, christmas is my favorite holiday. lovin' the outfit girl. gorgeous as always.
    xo TJ

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  30. I adore your blush cardigan and that scarf Ilene! You look so pretty!

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  31. you look so happy and enthusiastic :) love that.

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  32. love this look on you (probably because i'm cardy and scarf obsessed, oh along with dark denim and pink). adorbs!

    alyson
    http://www.theaveragegirlsguide.com

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