Time to take a seat, take a deep breath, and let go…Christmas week has arrived. I could not be happier that the holidays are here: given the events of weeks past a soft, quiet, and calm holiday at home is just what the doctor ordered…quite literally.
Let me Explain:
I’m sure some of you have notice my light social media presence over the past week or so. And if, not do follow me! @thesuppermodel on all social channels. I have not been broadcasting my holiday happenings this year, as I’ve been recovering from neck surgery these past 10 days. It has been a painful fall dealing with a badly herniated disk in my neck pushing against the spinal nerve, which caused such wild bouts of pain you could not not imagine. The decision to remove the disk was an absolute, given the severity, and the crazy part about all this is that I still have no idea when the injury happened or how I did it! Tells you, me, something about how preoccupied and detached my mind has been from my body over the past 6 months. In typical me-style, I assumed that a little disk replacement and 5 days in the hospital wouldn’t keep me away from a robust holiday party schedule, work festivities, some December travel traditions, and certainly not from popping right back to normal shooting, blogging, writing, and moving around at break neck speed post surgery. Oh, well I guess I gave myself the weekend to take it easy. Because “Hey having spine surgery? No problem: just needs a lay low Saturday, and a Netflix binge Sunday to heal…”
SO not the case.
SO not the case.
Sadly for people like me, and there are a lot of us out there, and many of us are bloggers and youtubers in fact, it sometimes takes a massive move-mountains type of event to physically stop us in our tracks in order to make us realize that you just can’t do it all. Our bodies have so many ways of telling us what’s going on inside, especially when our all-powerful all-knowing brain is so focused it looses connection with the body almost entirely. You know this when your body sends signals to it’s surfaces to visually remind you: “Hey there! Something needs to change.” You’ll usually see this in the form of a rough bout of acne, a little weight loss or gain, weakness or breakage when it comes to your hair and nails. But clearly I’ve got drama queen bone somewhere inside of me, making my body need to make quite the statement in order to get my attention. You succeeded: slowing down, evaluating, and taking the time to heal, however hard it may be, starts now…
About last night
Last night marked the start of our family Christmas traditions. We held a simple Sunday roast dinner at home in Palm Beach where the first of family came to visit and celebrate. A festive night in gave me the opportunity to cuddle up in some of my newest holiday favorites (a much needed occasion to get out of my Lululemon recovery uniform) A fur cape, a glittering sweater, and silky wide leg trousers all made it to the holiday table, striking a nice balance between resort wear and holiday formal. By keeping the color palette light and bright I was able to layer in some cooler temperature textures, like my favorite Fendi pumps and an amazing fur find: this faux fur poncho cape from J.Mclaughlin is only $150! And it all came together with a twinkling layer of glistening gold necklaces from my favorite local jewelry brand, Sangie Palm Beach.
Check back tomorrow to see the Christmas cocktail I’m loving & serving all week long!
Fur Poncho Cape, J. McLaughlin
Gold Sweater, J. McLaughlin
Silk Wide Leg Trousers, Ralph Lauren, similar here & here
Necklaces; Crystal Chain, Hamsa, Crescent, & Pearl Collar all Sangie Palm Beach
Shoes, Fendi, so similar,
same shoe different color block & similar pony pump steal
“The Dolce Vida” Eye Shadow palette, Charlotte Tilbury
Mug, Urban Outfitters , & love these for Xmas
Throw, similar similar
Mirror, similar & similar
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Photos by Chelsae Anne Photography
thank you so much