It’s hard to believe that today is the final day of the first week Advent…it always flies by so quickly! The Fab Five built bags 10-12 of Lego Hogwarts Castle. It’s nice to have extra time on the weekends to make up for the fact that there are more bags of parts than days of Advent!
Since it is the end of the first week of Advent, here’s a closer look at some of my favorite details from the set so far:
Tonight’s wine was a Rosé from Chilé:
And I wore my holly brooch from Erstwilder to St. Charles, MO, where we attended the Christmas Traditions festival:
A few years ago, I was thrilled to order the “Kitschy Christmas” skirt from The Oblong Box Shop, my first Christmas print piece. This year, when they previewed a new version of the skirt in green, I knew I needed to add it to my wardrobe, even though I normally wouldn’t buy a duplicate print, despite the colorway being vastly different.
In the time since I bought the red version of the skirt, the material has changed slightly. It’s still polyester (my least favorite thing about the skirt), but the weave is far superior, and the skirt flows much better.
Of course, accessories are important. I decided to run with the pink and green theme, which is perfect, because I have a lovely new Erstwilder brooch, that reminds me of Lucy’s request in A Charlie Brown Christmas: “A great, big, shiny, aluminum Christmas tree…maybe painted pink!” It’s even more beautiful than you can imagine, with lovely silver threads garlanding across it. As always, I added a stack of Splendette Duchess Bangles, this time in green and pink, plus pink earrings, a favorite necklace, and my new favorite belt, featuring a bow:
I love how perfectly my mint Sabrina top from Pinup Girl Clothing goes with the skirt!
This is definitely a new favorite Christmas look, and I’m going to wear it as often as possible in the coming weeks!
The ninth bag of pieces for Lego Hogwarts Castle included the introduction of some stained glass!
Tonight I had a really good wine…a Shiraz from South Africa. Shiraz is my favorite wine, so I was really pleased with this selection!
Since today is St. Nicholas Day, I thought a present brooch would be appropriate, and this particular pieces was even a free gift-with-purchase from Erstwilder! (Wearing it on a red shirt may have been a mistake, though!)
Wednesdays are also busy for us between catechesis for Chickadee in the late afternoon and the Advent midweek service at church in the evening, so today was another day for building just one bag of Lego Hogwarts Castle. Bag seven also marked the end of the first of four instruction books, but the Fab Five are certainly not a quarter of the way done with the set yet!
Finally, a red! Tonight’s wine was a Tempranillo from Spain, and I really enjoyed it.
My brooch for the day was a retro Christmas ornament which matches my kitschy Christmas tree print skirts from The Oblong Box Shop.