Dresses

Holiday cheer: floor length gown & subtle side slit

Hi everybody!

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Friday night was my office’s holiday party. I love taking advantage of “black tie optional” attire to break out a floor length dress. There aren’t that many opportunities throughout the year to dress up so much, so when one pops up I try to go all out. I love the side slit of this dress, and the beading around the neckline is sparkly without going over the top. What are your fancy outfit go-tos?

Thank you so much for reading!

Outfit:

Dress: Boutique
Shoes: Ivanka Trump Carra Pump

Thanksgiving: Family gatherings & what to wear

Hi everybody! Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you’ll humor me today as I try something new. Despite the fact that I’m writing this now from my parent’s couch wrapped up in my most comfortable jeans and Smartwool socks (my favorite to stay warm), I know that a lot of people dress up for the holidays to visit with friends, extended family, or the extended family of friends. See what I did there? In any event, with so much going on and so many people to meet, you absolutely don’t also want to be stressed about whether you are dressed appropriately. So, while I normally do my very best to pack light, my advice to you is to bring options. If you aren’t sure if jeans are appropriate, make sure to bring a back-up dress or skirt. And while I didn’t get my act together enough to post this yesterday, here are a few examples that will hopefully help to inspire you throughout the rest of your visits this holiday season.

Outfit 1:

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Outfit 2:

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One good option if you’re traveling further than across town is to show up dressed in your more casual outfit, and if you find yourself underdressed, to change into your more formal option upon arrival. What are your thoughts on how to beat outfit anxiety over the holidays?

And now, on a separate note, while I try to thank my readers in every post, I wanted to take a quick moment to truly express how grateful I am for your support, and for reading my blog. I always love to hear your thoughts on what you like, what you would like to see going forward, and how I can further help provide inspiration for your daily wardrobe needs.

Here’s to health and happiness for family and friends. Thank you very much for reading!

Outfit 1:

Top: J. Crew blouse (old, similar here), J. Crew cashmere cardigan (old, current season here)
Bottoms: Sinclair jeans (old)
Boots: Rocket Dog (very old, similar here and here)
Accessories: Pashmina scarf (old), Bauble bar earrings (old, similar here and here), Gorjana Mimi stone necklace (unfortunately sold out online), Cape cod bracelet

Outfit 2:

Dress: Madewell (old, love this option here)
Sweater: J. Crew cashmere cardigan (old, current season here)
Boots: Frye
Accessories: Francesca’s necklace (old), Bauble bar earrings (old, similar here and here), Cape cod bracelet

Staying warm: fitted blazer & mini booties

Hi everybody!

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I wanted to share with you a different styling of one of my very favorite pieces – a dress that appeared on the blog in early August. And since my main goal in life is to figure out how to stay warm at all times, this styling features a lot more layers.

While I can rarely be found without a sweater in close proximity, I actually find that blazers are more powerful when it comes to warmth, and I try to strategically wear them on really chilly days. I also love these shoes for dressing up in the winter. They are small and delicate enough that they are appropriate even in formal business settings, but keep my whole foot covered and protected from the cold. Do you have any winter warmth tricks to share?

Thank you so much for reading!

Outfit:

Dress: DVF
Blazer: Tinley Road
Shoes: Vince Camuto
Accessories: Bauble bar earrings (old, similar here and here), Cape Cod bracelet, J. Crew factory necklace (old)