December 25th, 2013
On My Mind

A Very Merry Merry

Christmas morning, it’s been a bit of a mad dash to get here. Blissfully, I’m the only one up with my coffee and three sleeping dogs at my feet. I still don’t know why I end up wrapping at midnight Christmas Eve, I pride myself on being more organized than that. Perhaps it’s a tradition, like sugar cubes for the reindeer.

Of KiC’s four years, this has been my favorite because I now have a dialogue with you, the readers. It feels more like a community and I cherish the back and forth. Thank you for reading my posts and weighing in on everything from clogs to parenting. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!


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  • Preston, I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family. Thank you for giving me the gift of kic all year. It is my favorite place to go everyday for a little fashion tidbit. You have added to my closet in many ways. While this may not seem so spiritual, it has added much pleasure to my life! Xoxo

    PberrizDecember 25th, 2013  9:09 AM

  • Merry Christmas! So happy to read your blog everyday…it brings a little JOY!

    ChristineDecember 25th, 2013  9:29 AM

  • Preston,
    Former Ford model, perhaps we once met many moons ago. And an equestrian. Bravo…a lovely blog. Looking forward to next years posts. How about getting a bit personal in 2014…college experience with daughters, living in country versus city, favorite eateries in nyc etc…

    Merry Christmas

    AmandaDecember 25th, 2013  10:23 AM

  • A Very Merry Christmas To You And Yours! Keep up the GREAT work!
    Thank You,

    SuzanneDecember 25th, 2013  10:59 AM

  • And Birkenstocks …
    Happy Christmas!

    Lisa EastmanDecember 25th, 2013  11:07 AM

  • Merry Christmas! You’ve created something very special. Much to be proud of.
    Have a wonderful holiday!

    LFRDecember 25th, 2013  11:59 AM

  • Merry Christmas to you too Preston. I love reading your posts, without fail! Thank you for all your hard work. I’m sure a lot goes into writing them. Looking forward to reading more in the new year!

    AngelineDecember 25th, 2013  12:40 PM

  • Dear Preston, I can’t wait everyday for you posting!
    My daughter in CA introduced you to me. Now we have KIC
    to share. I always miss her on holidays like today. You bind us together
    Merry Christmas and thank you! LBS

    LBSDecember 25th, 2013  12:57 PM

  • I look forward to your posts everyday! Keep up the great work. Merry Christmas from the deep south!!


    StaceyDecember 25th, 2013  1:40 PM

  • Merry Christmas to you, too, Preston. Yours is my favorite blog–my first read every morning!

    BarbaraDecember 25th, 2013  1:55 PM

  • Dear Preston,

    A very Merry Christmas to you! Love your blog and keep up the wonderful posts!

    Best wishes to you and your family for a happy and healthy 2014.

    xx/Colleen Berry

    Colleen BerryDecember 25th, 2013  2:03 PM

  • Merry Christmas and a happy and successful New Year to you and yours!

    Your blog is the only one I read and look forward to daily. Thank you.

    LoannDecember 25th, 2013  2:13 PM

  • In a sea of “high / low” blogs out there that seem to encourage people to just buy buy buy disposable fashion it was such a treat to discover your blog with a focus on quality and timeless pieces. You have cost me a small fortune, but I love your taste, voice and style. Merry Christmas to you!

    CatherineDecember 25th, 2013  2:31 PM

  • Merry Christmas to you and your family! I look forward to reading your inspiring posts in the new year!

    SueDecember 25th, 2013  3:25 PM

  • Happy Christmas, Preston! Thanks for your insights and reflections!

    LindaDecember 25th, 2013  3:53 PM

  • Merry Christmas Preston. Your blog is the most fabulous gift of the year. Thank you for all your hard work and for the inspiration on how style shall permeate every aspect of my life. xx

    RachaelDecember 25th, 2013  4:18 PM

  • Merry Christmas and congratulations on another wonderful year
    of growing KiC
    Xo Jennifer

    JenniferDecember 25th, 2013  6:53 PM

  • Merry Merry Christmas, Preston! Hope you had a glorious day with your family! xxx

    Mme DirectriceDecember 25th, 2013  8:50 PM

  • Merry Christmas Preston, and to your family and to all your readers also! Your blog is a wonderful thing Preston, and I really look forward to receiving it each day. Love from Justine, Australia. (Ps Since you raised the tantalising subject, I thought I’d add that I wore my new Swedish Hasbeens black peep toe super high clog sandals today. It’s summer here and hot, and these shoes work beautifully in the climate.)

    JustineDecember 25th, 2013  9:21 PM

  • Hi Preston,
    Thank you for your blog. Happy holidays!

    LilahDecember 25th, 2013  9:23 PM

  • I have been reading KIC for 3 years now. I love looking forward to your post everyday. KIC is like receiving a brand new Vogue everyday – Thank you!
    Gabriele Binion Walker

    Gabrielle WalkerDecember 25th, 2013  10:57 PM

  • I hear you on the wrapping. This year I bought these unique rolls of paper all somewhat color coordinated thinking they would look so nice together under the tree. Instead I found myself using only two of them and mad dashing to get them done late yesterday afternoon. Throwing a bow on a few items and just using gift bags. To look at me at the holidays, I don’t look like a Christmas person. Ironically, I really am big on Christmas. I just get totally overwhelmed by it. I can’t live up to the standard I set. In any event, I was a nice day and I had my 3 kids and husband with me. Sounds pretty perfect after all! Merry Christmas to you !

    AprilDecember 25th, 2013  11:34 PM

  • Recently I realized that every day looking for the post from you has became a wonderful anticipation:) I look foreword to another wonderful year of inspiring thoughts, ideas, reflections, and friendship.

    VeronikaDecember 26th, 2013  2:28 AM

  • Congratulations on a terrific blog and all the best in 2014! Cheers!


    PaulineDecember 26th, 2013  3:05 AM

  • Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year to you and yours! I always enjoy your blog…love most of your picks, even if they don’t fit my wallet, I can still get great ideas!

    Sharon (bisbee)

    bisbeeDecember 26th, 2013  9:13 AM

  • Happy Christmas Preston to you and your family. I started reading your blog daily 18 months ago while in bed recovering from a broken foot. You cheered me up and not only do I look forward to your posts and feel I have a connection with – it really makes me think about putting together an outfit and feel good with the way I now dress . I, like a lot of your readers particularly enjoy the “the Runaround Chic” pieces but all your lifestyle pieces also. I cook for my family from Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook all the time and love it. I must say I have purchased so many pieces at your suggestion…..the foot has completely healed and I feel I have great pieces now in my closet that are stylish and classic that are key pieces that I can now add to each season. Thank-you so much for all your hard work and I look forward to your blog in 2014.

    KristinaDecember 26th, 2013  11:38 AM

  • Dateline: Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii for Christmas.
    Everyone is friendly! Everyone is wishing us Merry Christmas!
    Riding bikes to and from town, even the dourest looking man
    wished us Merry Christmas, and we loved sending the missive back to him.
    To visit a place with so much good will and cheer is a gift in itself.
    One of my daughters tried to get me to continue the PC “happy holidays” greeting,
    but that blew out the door at the Whole Foods register, Long’s Drugs, Starbucks and all the local
    food establishments we have bought from.
    p.s. wrapping presents late at night on Xmas eve is fun! Drink hot toddy’s or scotch and put a bow on it!

    alisonDecember 26th, 2013  2:25 PM

  • Happy Christmas Preston:)
    I have been reading your blog for a year now every day and it is by far my favorite blog ever. So stylish and chic. Highly addictive…

    MarieDecember 26th, 2013  9:05 PM

  • Finally checking my email after a hectic but wonderful Christmas. I hope you had a very Merry Christmas and I wish you the very best in the New Year. Going to Paso Robles (California coastal area) tomorrow for a week of wine tasting–wearing gray, black, white, with accents of pink and burgundy. Thanks for helping me organize my wardrobe!

    PindaDecember 27th, 2013  1:19 AM

  • Thanks for inspiring me to transform my closet. I can finally say I feel carefree and happy getting dressed each day. Bring on the New Year. Cheers!

    LynetteDecember 27th, 2013  1:44 AM

  • A belated, but heartfelt Merry Christmas to you and your family, and to all of your readers! I look forward to your blog every day! Blessings!

    SheriDecember 27th, 2013  12:32 PM


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