The Spirit of Christmas

Hello my beautiful friends! I’m only a few days into my two week Christmas vacation and I am loving every minute of it! With only a few more days left until Christmas, I feel like I should be more in the holiday spirit. The truth is, I’m just not there this year. I’ve been way late on getting my Christmas presents, and I still have more presents to wrap! I know, I’m cutting it way close. I’ve been working on getting my holiday looks to the blog, editing photos, writing a lot, and all of that fun blogger stuff, and in the business of that I haven’t had a lot of focus to what truly matters.


To be honest, I’ve been a little mad at Christmas this year. OK not mad, but a little disheartened about the consumerism that is driven behind it all. Feeling the need to shop, buy the best presents, and getting everything perfectly presented under my Christmas tree. Maybe Charlie Brown is getting in my head a little, but as much as I love red shoes and sparkly tops, this is not what Christmas is about.


stylemissmolly_2204_blog I have to slow down and remember the reason of the season. It’s not about being busy or getting in as many Christmas parties and parades as you can go to. It’s not about gifts, Christmas decorations or pretty wrapping paper. It’s not even about Christmas lights as much as I love them. Christmas is about love and sharing that with others. We love because He first loved us. Out of everything I am so thankful to remember that and spend time with my family! Cherish your loved ones, hold them a little closer, and treasure every second you spend with them!



Give the gift of a smile this year and make memories that cannot be forgotten. Choose to show extra love to those who might not get it a lot. That’s how I’m honoring Christmas this year! How are you choosing to spend this Christmas season?

Keep smiling!



Molly Lawson

I’m Molly Lawson! I live in Seattle and am an optimist, adventurer, and bold lipstick wearer. I created this space to inspire and empower women with words of encouragement known as #MollysWords and share inspiration through my personal style. I always want my readers to leave with a smile and I hope you do!

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  1. December 23, 2015 / 12:35 am

    You look breathtaking!!! So in love with your skirt. Have a wonderful Christmas Molly!

    • December 23, 2015 / 6:18 pm

      Thank you, Sierra! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas too!


    • December 23, 2015 / 6:19 pm

      Thanks, Katherine! I love the classic combo of black and red!

      🙂 Molly

    • December 23, 2015 / 6:20 pm

      Thanks so much Catarina! It’s fun having a little Christmas holiday attire!

      🙂 Molly

  2. December 23, 2015 / 5:27 am

    You look hot and gorgeous, Molly. Love your red shoes! Simply stunning! I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2016!
    Much love, Len ♥

    • December 26, 2015 / 6:41 pm

      Thank you, Len! I’m so excited for what this next year brings!

      🙂 Molly

  3. December 23, 2015 / 6:05 am

    Love everything about this adorable and classy look! That skirt is so beautiful with it’s mesh detail at the hem and your shoes are everything! Love this! Thank you for sharing and have a very Merry Christmas!

    • December 26, 2015 / 6:41 pm

      Thank you so much Lauren! The detailed hemline is my favorite!
      🙂 Molly

    • December 26, 2015 / 6:42 pm

      Thanks for the compliments Rebecca! Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

      🙂 Molly

  4. December 23, 2015 / 6:21 am

    Love what you wrote here, we should remember what Christmas is really about. Spending time with the ones you love, enjoying their company. That’s whats important! And your outfit is pretty darn cute! Love the shoes.
    I enjoy your blog so much! Let’s support eachother on Bloglovin’! If you like my blog too, ofcourse 🙂
    Project NW | Back To Basic Christmas
    I already followed yours!
    Lots of love, happy holidays!

    • December 26, 2015 / 6:43 pm

      Thank you for the sweet words on my blog! I’m glad you agree with the meaning behind Christmas! And yes, red shoes for the win! Just followed you on Bloglovin’!

      🙂 Molly

    • December 26, 2015 / 6:44 pm

      Thank you! It’s very fun to wear to add a little extra holiday glam!

      🙂 Molly

  5. December 23, 2015 / 8:33 am

    Molly, you are so fab! I love this Holiday look! The skirt paired with those red heels is just perfection! Gorge from head to toe!
    Wishing you and your family Happy Holidays!

    xoxo, Vanessa

    • December 26, 2015 / 6:44 pm

      Vanessa, you are too sweet to me! Thanks for all the love babe!

      🙂 Molly

  6. December 23, 2015 / 9:01 am

    This look is gorgeous Molly! The shoes completely take it to the next level and make it holiday perfect!
    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas,
    Sending you love!

    • December 26, 2015 / 6:45 pm

      Thank you, Ana! Definitely love adding shoes to make a little statement!

      🙂 Molly

  7. December 23, 2015 / 2:18 pm

    Love this look, simple and chic. You look so pretty. Cute shoes and great statement necklace.
    I am spending my time with my family and friends! I am enjoying every bit of it! 🙂
    Happy Holidays!!! 🙂
    Rita –

    • December 26, 2015 / 6:46 pm

      Thank you Rita! I hope you had a wonderful time with your family and friends this Christmas!

      🙂 Molly

  8. December 23, 2015 / 3:34 pm

    You are so right, Molly! I feel each year, each holiday moves further and further away from the true meaning behind it and is more focused on the material aspects of it and how it’s showcased to the world. I know a lot of it has to do with social media and many feeling the need to look like they’re living the best lives ever, but it really does take away from the meaning and distracts us from focusing on what matters most, our loved ones. Thanks for touching on this, as it is so important to address.

    As for your outfit, you look amazing, girl! I love everything about it and your hair looks wonderful; you’re such a beauty inside AND out 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful time spent with your loved ones this holiday!



    • December 26, 2015 / 6:47 pm

      Such beautiful words Jalisa! You are so right, I too think social media has a lot to do with it. We are constantly focused on the next thing we need or want! Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Bless you!

      🙂 Molly

  9. December 23, 2015 / 8:59 pm

    Definitely feeling grateful to be spending quality time with family this Christmas season. It’s so good to remind ourselves that it’s about the love, not about being the best gift giver 🙂 Though, I do love your outfit, the shoes are divine!

    • December 26, 2015 / 6:47 pm

      Jesica, thank you for the compliments! Hope you were able to spend some quality time with your family!

      🙂 Molly

  10. December 23, 2015 / 10:40 pm

    Absolutely Gorgeous! Your hair looks so Fab. And i love all the details.
    Thank you for all the love on my blog & IG. So glad we met.
    Wish you a Happy Holidays!
    Xo, Raysa

    • December 26, 2015 / 6:40 pm

      Thank you Raysa! I feel the same way! You’re so kind!

      🙂 Molly

  11. December 24, 2015 / 6:28 am

    You look SO incredibly beautiful in this outfit Molly! Breathtaking! Your style is always so classy and on point. You are so right about the real meaning of Christmas, and I plan on showing extra love as well!

    • December 26, 2015 / 6:40 pm

      Thank you, Natasha! You have gorgeous style as well! Hope you had a very Merry Christmas!

      🙂 Molly

  12. December 25, 2015 / 12:07 pm

    Stunning Look as always, Molly! I love the skirt and the pop of red! Perfect Details! Beautiful words on the meaning of Christmas. Merry Christmas, lovely x

    • December 26, 2015 / 6:39 pm

      Thanks so much Memory! Glad you enjoyed my post! That means a lot to me!

      🙂 Molly

  13. December 26, 2015 / 1:59 am

    Ahhh those shoes are beyond gorgeous!! I can totally relate with all that goes into Christmas and this year I even suggested to my parents we just do a secret santa instead. I mean don’t get me wrong I love buying gifts for people, but I think it would be nice to change things up one year!. I’m definitely grateful for spending time with family and friends!

    • December 26, 2015 / 6:39 pm

      I’m so glad you get me! What a fun idea doing a secret Santa! It works especially when you have a big family, and it’s not about the gifts anyway. Just FAMILY! Maybe next year!

      🙂 Molly

  14. December 27, 2015 / 7:46 pm

    Kait from Make Mine Maroon gifted me a skirt that looks exactly like this!!! I love it! Love how you styled yours and of course, you are a girl after my own heart with the red!!
    xoxo, Shell

    • January 4, 2016 / 9:58 pm

      I can’t wait to see you style this skirt! It’s a lot of fun to wear!

      🙂 Molly

  15. December 29, 2015 / 9:07 pm

    Gorgeous holiday look! That skirt is so versatile, you’ll get lots of good outfits with it 🙂

    • January 4, 2016 / 9:59 pm

      Thank you! You’re so right Bailey! This skirt is really versatile and I have worn it a new way every time!

      🙂 Molly

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