"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." -Coco Chanel

Friday, November 3, 2017

Festive or Faux pas? Decorating for the Holidays

Hello my fellow fashionistas, I have (yet again) returned from a rather long hiatus and am trying to get back into writing, blogging, and getting connected once again to the social-media world. I have been awakened by what might just be the most controversial issue of the moment: to decorate or not decorate for Christmas...in November (November 3rd to be exact.) Is the idea of decorating early considered festive, or is it a major faux pas? In my various social media accounts, I have taken to asking you, my beautiful followers, whether or not I should decorate for Christmas early, or if I should be deemed criminally insane for simply having the urge to do so. The polls are still running, and my mind is still tossing and turning with the idea of sprucing up my world with a little Christmas cheer, however, I can't help but wonder, is this even important? Does it matter if I have tinsel and ornaments dangling from every nook and cranny in my room before we even carve the Thanksgiving turkey? Should I care about what the world deems seasonally correct? As I am writing these very words, I am fighting the urge to set up my new Christmas tree and deck the halls with boughs of holly. So should I feel guilty about these urges? Isn't decorating for the holidays meant to bring joy? Or does it just bring anxiety? Personally, I feel that the month of November is perhaps, the most stressful month of the year. And what better way to release this stress than decorate for a holiday that is a whole month away? As most would say in any time of dilemma, "do what makes you happy." Whether this includes adorning your home with twinkling lights and tinsel or hanging stockings by the chimney with care, you're sure to find joy in any of these acts of festivity. The polls are still going, and I, although am stricken with curiosity, will not be swayed by the answers of others. In the end, decorating is fun, it brings me joy, and it isn't hurting anyone (except for the Holiday Police...those people can stuff it!) so why not just do it? Let me know what you guys think! Is it festive or is it faux pas to decorate for Christmas in (early) November? Also, I'm curious to know, when (if you do decorate) you will put all of your festive decor out? From one Christmas lover to another, don't let anyone take your tinsel and tell you what you can and cannot do! Happy decorating, and have a great weekend my lovelies! xx

a.k.a The Sophisticated Shopper