Desperate for a little cheer in your life right now? Step right up! Lauren Conrad is showing off her Christmas tree in the December 2016 issue of Good Housekeeping, and we’re not going to lie — it’s just the shot of festivity the doctor ordered.
Posing inside her Pacific Palisades home, the Celebrate author, 30, showed off her Christmas blues in the mag — that is, her assortment of cerulean-hued tree decor. She has gold and blue balls, stars, and feathered ornaments hanging on the tree. Her choice of garland — tiny balls on a long string — is hung not-too-precisely in a scalloped style. And her finishing touch? A sky-blue ribbon tied into a bow at the top — so Conrad.
The rest of the spread features the LC Lauren Conrad designer (who just launched her sixth collaboration with Disney) crafting more holiday cheer: rose-accented wreaths and a dinner table covered with springtime posies. (She is a California girl, after all!) Conrad also shared her recipes for a brie-and-apple tart and her signature holiday beverage (hint: there’s scotch and ginger involved).
Despite the twinkling scene, Conrad revealed that Christmas morning will not be spent at home. “One of my favorite new traditions, which is from my husband’s [William Tell] family, is going over on Christmas morning in our pajamas,” she shared. (Conrad and Tell, 36, celebrated their second wedding anniversary in September.) “It’s really sweet — his mom drops off a set for me so we’ll all match.”
Being the fashionista Conrad is, she also offered her best holiday party styling tip. “If you go to a lot of holiday parties, it’s good to invest in accessories that can help mix up a little black dress, such as a cool embellished jacket, a statement necklace or fun heels,” she said. “Buying a new outfit for every party can get costly — I like having fun with accessories instead.”