5 Must Haves: ‘Pre-Game’ Faves for the Holidays

November 17, 2011

Meet Sarah. An instant girl crush of mine who also realized that starting a blog after turning 30 was the perfect thing to do. Her blog, Pencil Skirts & Lattes (awesome name, right?), is an excellent recap of her personal style and how she merges it with a business professional dress code.  With a demanding career, she for years thought she had to keep buttoned up in order to climb the corporate latter, but you know what? When you’re a total smarty and dedicated to your job, brighter colors and fashionable style can work, too!

I honestly, truly love Sarah’s blog and getting to know this Nashville gal. As working girls who realized that blogging is one of the most incredible, moving experiences of our lives, I’m confident we’d instantly be chatting it up for hours. I just know it! Hah. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that she has the same name as my daughter… auto love here! Be sure to check out her blog and read more about her back story here; a fascinating woman!

In the interim, here are her 5 must have ‘pre-game’ faves for the holidays. While slightly random, these are her go-tos to get her in the spirit one step at a time. In her words, here are Sarah’s must haves…

 Christmas movies. So these aren’t all Christmas movies, necessarily… just really great movies that I love that remind me of Christmas. I always start watching them around this time of year and love them.

(I cry every.single.time.)

Capes. Right now I literally cannot get enough of cozy cape sweaters. I love to wrap up in them at the end of a work day when it’s chilly outside and feel so chic and comfy at the same time! I love this one I got from NY&Co.


S’mores in front of the fire. Okay, I don’t have a fireplace. But I DO own a fireplace DVD and one of my favorite restaurants serves table side s’mores you can make at home with one of these. Love the idea of snuggling up in a cape watching a favorite holiday movie while having s’mores on the couch. :)



Pumpkin anything. From a pumpkin bread to pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice cupcakes, pumpkin whoopie pies… I can’t get enough of this classic holiday flavor.


DIY Boot Socks. I love love LOVE layers in the fall and winter. One of my favorite things is layering tights under socks under boots, and this tutorial is a genius way to pull off the look really simply. I’ve made and worn several pairs of boot socks already! TAGG tip:  Boot socks are a fall must! Equally as obsessed.

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  • http://www.styleyourlifeblog.com StyleYourLife

    love the little smore maker!! So cute :) I love your movie selection too The Family Stone and The ELF are some of my favorite movies ever. I love the house in The Family Stone.

  • http://brunchatsaks.blogspot.com/ Annemarie @ Brunch at Saks

    Adore Sarah. Love her picks here, especially the holiday movies and boots. xo

  • http://www.mydressyways.com My Dressy Ways

    Love Sarah! And this is list is nothing short of amazing. She has great taste!

  • http://fashionfractions.com/ Neris

    Love Sarah and her list! Love Actually is my favorite movie of all times :)


    Fashion Fractions

  • http://thistimeisacharm.blogspot.com Katya

    Sarah, you’ve hit it right on the dot! The perfect picks! :):)


  • http://www.pennypincherfashion.com Penny Pincher Fashion

    Love all her picks - Sarah is literally one of the nicest people you will ever meet…hands down! :)

  • http://fashionbyalicia.com Fashion By Alicia

    Love Sarah and love these picks. Her movies are some of my favorite holiday movies although I love Rudolph in the claymation.

  • http://www.jointhegossip.blogspot.com Leeann @ Join the Gossip

    I love capes, but can’t justify buying one in LA since it’s still in the 70s :(

    Off to check out her blog now!

  • http://stripesandsequins.com grace - stripes & sequins

    Love Sarah, her gorgeous blog, and all of these picks. I cannot wait to curl up (probably wearing a cape sweater) in front of a nice cozy fire and watch some holiday movies. I cry every time, too!

  • http://www.writebiteshop.wordpress.com Tee @ She Writes, Bites, and Window Shops

    Elf was on tv over the weekend and it put me right in the holiday spirit! And Love Actually is one of my all time favorite movies.

  • http://required2beinspired.blogspot.com Natasha

    Such a great list. I always make sure I watch Love Actually and The Holiday leading up to Christmas…Love Actually is probably my favourite movie of all..I love British Humor

    • Alyson

      haha, same! Could watch Love Actually and/or something with Hugh Grant endlessly!! Thanks for stopping by.

  • http://www.chicnpink.blogspot.com Jules

    A classic holiday movie, plus a cozy cape and some s’mores sounds like a perfect winter night in to me!

  • http://rachelssymbioticlife.blogspot.com Rachel

    I’m so obsessed over boot socks right now it’s not even funny. I also need to find a pair of boots to really seal the deal.

  • http://www.runwithann.blogspot.com Ann Hardman

    Love the Flakes of Joy - Vintage

  • http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/ Bonnie

    Christmas movies and capes??? SHE’S PERFECT.

    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  • http://www.gamedaystylist.com Sara @ Gameday Stylsit

    So cute! I want to make smores at home :)

  • http://www.RealGirlGlam.com Amber from Real Girl Glam

    Totally random, but love this list!! I am all about Christmas movies and definitely anything pumpkin to get me in the Holiday spirit.

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