Jacket: Banana Republic | Top: Banana Republic | Skirt: Banana Republic | Booties: Similar

This season is all about love, peace, hope and giving. If you’ve been to the malls, or on the snowy busy roads, it might not feel like that, because that’s not what this season is all about. That’s why as my husband and I prepare to celebrate our first Christmas as Mr. and Mrs. together, we’re focusing on what matters most. We’ve been so blessed this year, and our hearts are happiest in giving to others and being present with one another and our families. It’s been a busy year, filled with changes and we are just so excited for this beautiful weekend ahead to soak in all of those blessings, rest, eat and laugh. We’ve been taking time this season in the midst of all the busyness to go skating, take a road trip up north, cozy up by the fire, enjoy cups and cups of hot cocoa and have little dates with each other. It’s so important to still get out and have date nights even when you’re married, instead of always staying at home in sweats. I love a good coat (the stripes on this Banana Republic coat are so chic) this time of year, because it’s a huge part of your outfit (since you’re usually too cold to take it off). Putting on a skirt is brave this time of year, so I usually pair it with tights and booties to keep me warm! Shop the look below…

Today we are taking over Banana Republic’s snapchat to show you how we manifest joy this season and how we’re giving back to those who serve us all year and show our appreciation. Be sure to follow @brsnaps to join us for the day! XOXO

P.S. Check out my hubby’s look on his blog HERE

Thank You to Banana Republic for partnering on this post!