alrightyroo. we are planning a christmas in july party! i need some great ideas, so if you have a favorite tradition that would work well in texas heat, please share it!

what’s my favorite tradition? why, i’m so glad that you asked.

every year, troy and i await the newest dave barnes christmas extravaganza video like it is the greatest day of our lives. kelsey always sees it before either of us and we call each other to share the good news. but watching without the other is strictly prohibited.

i can’t even pick a favorite. just go here and watch now. i think 3 is my favorite. oh no…this one. for sure. ooo but then there’s the super fast version. someone please help me. can’t.tear.self.away.

ps this is the same guy.

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linking up at the pleated poppy for what i wore wednesday!


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  • Selah July 17, 2012 at 7:45 AM

    Christmas Cookies!
    Wilton Sugar Cookies:
    Reindeer Cookies:

    Christmas Specials!
    A Charlie Brown Christmas:
    Prep & Landing:

    Christmas Books!
    The Polar Express:
    If You Take a Mouse to the Movies:

    My favorite tradition is, unfortunately, not something you can do in Texas :(
    I live near McAdenville, NC, otherwise known as Christmas Town, USA.
    We love to see all the lights and then stop at Krispy Kreme on the way home!

    • Caitlin July 20, 2012 at 5:14 PM

      Thanks for sharing all of your ideas, Selah! I’m getting ready to plan this weekend, so I’ll definitely be referencing these. And how fun to live near Christmas Town, USA! Aaaaand now my mouth is watering and I reeeeally want a Krispy Kreme :)

  • kels July 17, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    1. you look SO PRETTY in this outfit!! not that you don’t look pretty in any outfit, but you know. I think it’s the red. red is good on you.

    2. I’M HAVING A CHRISTMAS IN JULY PARTY TOO! I wish we could be having the same party. sad face.

    3. police never die.

    • Caitlin July 20, 2012 at 5:14 PM

      Awww thanks Kels! Let’s Skype them. Lol. Oooooomygosh Dave Barnes. I can’t wait to watch this year’s video. I cannot stop laughing just thinking about it.

  • Sarah July 17, 2012 at 9:10 PM

    I’ve never had a Christmas party in the summer! It sounds fun, though. (: You should do something silly like decorate a palm tree instead of an evergreen tree.

    Also, I like the warm tones you’ve mixed together in this outfit.

    • Caitlin July 20, 2012 at 5:15 PM

      I love that idea, Sarah! I’m totally going to steal it. Hope you’re having a great Friday!!

  • Vicky July 18, 2012 at 6:40 AM

    Love this look! Now I want to find a pair of yellow shorts!

    • Caitlin July 20, 2012 at 5:16 PM

      Thanks, Vicky! They are an amazing addition to your closet- I’ve worn so many combinations with them, and have lots more up my sleeve. I hope you find the perfect pair!

  • Katie July 18, 2012 at 6:58 AM

    you are so cute! love these colors together! have a fun christmas in july! :)

    • Caitlin July 20, 2012 at 5:16 PM

      Thanks so much, Katie! :)

  • amanda July 18, 2012 at 7:16 AM

    omg!! you are the cutest ever!!!! super cute casual outfit!

    • Caitlin July 20, 2012 at 5:18 PM

      Thank you, Amanda! :)

  • sheree0819 July 18, 2012 at 8:12 AM

    I love Christmas lights and a lot of people have lights decorating their backyard year that it make it more festive..
    Cute idea christmas too!
    smooches from NY

    • Caitlin July 20, 2012 at 5:19 PM

      Love that idea! Lights make everything festive. Brilliant, Sheree, brilliant!

  • Sweet Juicy April July 18, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    I love the red and yellow together, and the sandals are so cute!

  • franishh July 18, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    what a great thrifting find! i’m disappointed that I can’t go and get my own – I just love that style! Its so cute paired with the yellow – I would never have thought to do that!

    • Caitlin July 20, 2012 at 5:45 PM

      Thanks so much! You never know what you’ll find thrifting, though… :)

  • CC July 18, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    Love the pretty red stripes with the yellow! So cute!
    And I would love to share a Christmas tradition, but all my cold weather brain cells are hibernating to avoid the heat! ;)

    • Caitlin July 20, 2012 at 5:46 PM

      Thank you, CC! And I TOTALLY understand! It’s supposed to hit 110 here tomorrow…what?! Hello, pool, my name is Caitlin. Let’s be bff’s.

  • Audrey @ Putting Me Together July 18, 2012 at 10:35 PM

    I love this outfit! And I don’t know what it is but you look SO GORGEOUS in these pics! Never done a Christmas in July party, but I would assume gingerbread houses need to at least be considered. And cookie or cupcake decorating. Well, honestly, I think every day of the year needs to involve cookies or cupcakes.

    • Caitlin July 20, 2012 at 5:38 PM

      Awwww thanks, friend! You’re so sweet. Um LOVE the gingerbread house idea. I hope I can find some…

  • Ashley July 19, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    I’m really jealous that you thrifted that top – I love stripes!

    • Caitlin July 20, 2012 at 5:32 PM

      Me.too. They’re so versatile! Hope you have a great weekend, Ashley!

  • Georgie July 24, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    I love the combination of these colors! You pulled it great! :)

    • Caitlin July 24, 2012 at 7:32 PM

      Thank you so much, Georgie!

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