Gone are the days of packing 25 alternate outfits in a suitcase "just in case".
I'm a stylist at heart and I love nothing more than putting an outfit together in less than a minute, but I'm tired of having clothing chaos on vacation. I want to know what it's like to have perfectly selected ensembles ahead of time, leaving the stress of picking out the perfect outfit during crunch time behind. Who's with me?
My husband and I are traveling north to Minnesota for Christmas this year, so I'm starting my outfit planning now. I'm also trying to keep in mind that the weather in Minnesota is very different than it is in Dallas. We're talking single digits people. So if you have any advice for me and my voyage, by all means, give it to me.
In my book, you want to be 40% comfortable and 60% cute on Christmas Eve (think about all of the family pictures). So here's an outfit you can modify to fit your environment. I love high heeled boots, and I love them even more if they're over-the-knee, which explains why these Rachel Zoe boots are right up my alley. But you could really throw on any boot - be it a flat boot or a wedge.
Essie "Trophy Wife" | J.Crew plaid top | BaubleBar necklace | Kate Spade studs | J.Crew leather gloves | ZARA cape | Rachel Zoe boots | J.Crew vest (sold out) | J.Crew pixie pant
Christmas morning. Let me tell you, I've seen too many pictures of myself looking like 10 cents on Christmas morning. So here is what I've decided to sport this year. And yes, I do plan on putting on at least a little bronzer this year.
Target PJs | Anthropologie initial mug | J.Crew socks | J.Crew cashmere scarf | Kate Spade "Mrs" studs | Kate Spade bracelet
It might not be your most conventional holiday outfit, but I sure do love it.
Prada sunglasses | Equipment blouse | Lovers + Friends sequin jacket | ZARA trousers | House of Harlow ring | ZARA bag | Dolce Vita booties | Tory Burch studs
Another thing I love to do is dress up casual pieces, and at times, bring dressy pieces down to a more casual level. This is a great example of that. I present to you.... the denim jacket. An outfit perfectly suitable for family gatherings. Tip! Try buttoning your denim jacket all the way up, in lieu of leaving it open, to create a top + skirt facade.
Kate Spade dress | J.Crew denim jacket | Prada bag | Maison Martin Margiela booties (sold out) | Loft scarf | Kate Spade earrings | Essie "Funny Face" | Hermes bracelet
Four outfits perfect for a Christmas vacation. Now who wants to pack for me?