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Slimming and easy to layer with tights and a teddy coat.
My favorite time of year! I adore the holiday season. I just decorated my house with tons of festive holiday decor and it makes me so happy! There are few things I love more than attending, or hosting, a holiday party. While I love getting dressed up for fancy holiday parties, I’ll be honest, most of the events I go to are a bit more laid back. So–what do you wear for a low key festive shindig?
I love mixing textures. I took a nude chiffon top with ruffles, and layered it underneath a slouchy blazer from All Saints. Undone jeans are the trend of the moment, and these jeans have been in major rotation as of late because I love how the cropped silhouette shows off a great loafer, like these velvet flats from Steve Madden! I’ve had my eye on the sold out Gucci’s, so these will have to do for right now. Texture is key to making a look rich and festive. What do you think? You can shop my entire outfit below!
Do you remember the holidays being more formal when you were younger? I’m not sure if it was just the area that I grew up in, but I always remember Christmas being this uber glamorous holiday, specifically Christmas Eve. We would all get dressed up in our best festive dresses, tights and mary janes and head over to our friends annual Christmas Eve party. And, it was wonderful and you could feel the magic of the season. I definitely miss those days, and I’m trying to spearhead their return. So, even though we didn’t do anything nearly as glam as the holiday parties of years’ past… I decided to put on a fancy outfit this Christmas Eve.
Why not wear pastels in the winter? At least that’s my motto this season. I usually go for black when it comes to the holidays, but recently I’ve been having a bit more fun with fashion and with dressing, in general. I have been challenging myself to think of more creative ways to wear my closet, and I’m loving the pay off. This is a great outfit for inspiration if you are heading straight from work to a holiday party.
I found this red leather pencil skirt at the Melrose Flea Market years ago, and believe it or not I’ve never worn it until now. I styled it with this festive blue, printed pussy bow blouse – an absolute favorite style of mine! The print on the blouse is super cute and reminds me of Christmas light strands, making it perfect for a holiday cocktail party. I love a sneaky, cheeky nod to the season 🙂