Our Christmas Tree

Soho, NY

This has been my favorite Christmas season thus far. No doubt it’s because I’ve been able to spend it with Thomas and his family who LOVE Christmas and fully embrace the holiday. I love that Thomas insisted we get a real tree (I’ve never had a real tree in my NYC apartment!) this year and carried it all the way home. It smells SO good and was 100% worth it. We’ve been playing Christmas music in our apartment all month long, and talking about what we’ll be cooking for his family’s annual Christmas Eve party!

Emotions During The Holidays

Christmas hasn’t always been such a joyful time for me though. To be honest, it’s actually been a bit stressful and lonely since my parents divorced and moved on opposite sides of the country. I’ve often felt uncomfortable trying to decide who to spend Christmas with each year, and bummed out that we don’t have a special set of traditions. Can anyone else relate? Whatever you’re doing for the holidays – just remember you’re not alone, and you’re not the only one who sometimes feels blue this time of year! Holidays bring up a TON of emotions for people and it’s normal to FEEL ALL THE FEELS!

Christmas Tree Decor

Now let’s talk about my Christmas tree and holiday decor! Every year I pick a color scheme and choose ornaments, wrapping paper and decor that tie into it. For 4 years in a row now, I’ve chosen silver + gold as my color scheme. It’s just so classic, elegant and works well in any home. You may remember my West Village tree, and my Venice Beach house tree – I loved both so much!

This year’s Soho tree was full of these beautiful silver ornaments that were insanely reasonable, as well as gold balls that I found at a random Christmas tree stand around the corner from my apartment. I mixed and matched the colors and sizes, and added a simple strand of lights around the tree. Also, I used a black blanket as a tree skirt since I couldn’t find one I loved online, and tied a black grosgrain ribbon as a tree topper. I picked up silver + gold wrapping paper and ribbon at Paper Source and used extra ornaments as little decorative touches on everyone’s gifts.

Thank you

Thank you so much for reading, supporting me, and following along, I’m so grateful. Sending you lots of love wherever you are in the world. Merry Christmas Eve!

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Fleur du Mal dress  |  Ornaments  |  Wrapping paper
Kenneth Jay Lane necklace (similar, similar)
Aquazzura heels (similar)  |  Restoration Hardware mirror

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9 Comments

  • Lisa Autumn says:

    Oh what a beautiful tree!

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    December 24, 2019 | Reply
  • Rach says:

    We always get a real tree and it really is the best! I hope you have a Merry Christmas Kat!

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    December 24, 2019 | Reply
  • Anabela says:

    Lovely decor! We always get a real tree too and there’s nothing like the fresh scent! Thanks for sharing your blog with your readers and always being so genuine! Merry Christmas!!

    December 24, 2019 | Reply
  • Vera says:

    The photos are incredible and I love this photo so much! This has to be one of my favorite posts as I can relate the all the “feels”.

    Blonde in Cashmere

    December 25, 2019 | Reply
  • Elise says:

    What a beautiful tree and the way you wrapped your gifts is amazing! We always love getting a real tree because it makes everything feel more cozy and festive!

    December 26, 2019 | Reply
  • Anastasia says:

    The tree is awesome but can we talk about that dress 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

    December 27, 2019 | Reply
  • Em | BloomingMagnoliasBlog.com says:

    I love your decor Kat! Minimalist and elegant, just like you.

    Em| https://www.bloomingmagnoliasblog.com

    December 27, 2019 | Reply
  • Dani Lopez says:

    I love the silver tree decor and touches of black. It’s very classy but non traditional.

    -Dani
    https://www.theactivehabitat.com/

    January 1, 2020 | Reply
  • Natassia Crystal says:

    You look amazing in that dress! :)

    Hope you had a nice Xmas and NYE! :)

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    January 17, 2020 | Reply