I missed the tree lighting ceremony that aired live last Wednesday at Rockefeller Center. I was sitting at my desk when it started and I didn’t get to record it before I left :( No Mariah for me…

This is my first holiday in New York and it’s making me sentimental. And though I missed the whole to do with the 76-foot-Norway Spruce all lit up at Rockefeller, I was present when Andy Cohen and Linda Fargo unveiled Bergdorf Goodman’s holiday windows. I want to take myself on a date to see the Tiffany & Company’s windows. When I rode by the legendary 57th Street location, it looked like it was supposed to replicate the Plaza.

But I’m doing my part to get into the #HauteHoliday spirit.

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Recently, Glam invited 4 style bloggers Hallie of Corals + Cognacs, Jessica of Bows & Sequins and my fellow UES’er Julia of Lemon Stripes, and I,  to DIY stockings. I chose to reimagine the Empire State building in sequins with a layer of faux fur coating the fictional sky.

Watch below:

Real question, back home I had a fire place so that’s where I hung my stocking for my mom, er, Santa to fill. Where do the kids in New York hang theirs? In these shoeboxs we call apartments? On the fire escape? How do they think he gets in?

What’s your favorite #HauteHoliday tradition? Have you done any Christmas shopping yet?

p.s. I know that my hurr looks like a style straight out of Coretta Scott King’s salon. That, my friends, is the result of wanding gone bad. It was all good until I pinned it. Don’t judge. 

p.p.s You can also check me out on Lucy’s Pearls style spotlight series here!