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Red, Green and Holiday All Over

Holiday Dressing

I love the Holiday Season and holiday dressing is one of my favorite things.

The holidays are the PERFECT time of year to combine new, old, vintage and designer into a fa la la tastic look.

Holiday dressing doesn’t have to be ALL over-the-top kitsch (aka ugly Christmas Sweaters and Tinsel Crowns) it can also be chic and subtle.

Try taking a current trend and incorporating it into your holiday look.

Folkloric details such as embroidery, ruffles and high necklines are truly having a moment right now.  Fashion inspired by the artisans of yesteryear has been spotted everywhere from Paris to Milan with luxury brands such as Gucci reviving folksy fashion elements.

Folksy details create a rich color story with fabrics that look as if they’ve been woven by hand and embroidered with care.

I personally am totally digging this vintage revival and something about it makes it PERFECT for holiday dressing.

It was love at first sight for me and this Unique Vintage dress.

When I first saw it I thought “Hello, Patsy Cline”.

…but once it arrived I realized that this dress is even more amazing and so much more versatile than I originally thought.  When paired with my favorite Christmasy-red vintage Pendleton cape it takes on an oh-so on-trend Austrian folksy Christmas vibe.  The green sleeves contrasting with the red cape framing the floral embroidery creates a chic vintage holiday mood.

Now all I need is a little snow and a one horse open sleigh to make the season complete!

How will you incorporate a current fashion trend into your holiday dressing?

What to wear for the holidays

Dressing for the Holiday Season

Unique Vintage Dress

Holday Dressing

Donald J Pliner Booties

Unique Vintage Dress

Red Green and Holiday all Over

Holiday Outfit Inspo

What I’m Wearing: Unique Vintage Black & Floral Embroidery Long Sleeve Flare Dress | Donald J Pliner Jorie Velvet Bootie | Kendra Scott Color Bar Ring | 1960s Vintage Pendleton Wool Cape (similar found here)| Nude Fishnet Tights |

Click to SHOP some of My Favorite Folksy Finds PERFECT for Holiday Dressing:

How to Elevate a Sweatshirt

How to elevate a Sweatshirt

Sometimes a sweatshirt is just what the fashion doctor ordered.  Warm, cozy and basically perfect they are like the comfort food of fashion.

Even though it feels like you are taking a fashion break, this off duty staple can be so much more than just a lazy day ensemble.

For the past couple seasons we have seen a whole new side of the off-duty go-to: sweatshirts looking chic and elegant, and not anything like you’re on the way to the gym.

This season the love affair with sweatshirts continues with The Elevated Sweatshirt.

How do you elevate a Sweatshirt?

Well, sweatshirts can be elevated by stylish shapes or fancy decorations, with split seams, trendy sleeve emphasis, graphics or tweaked proportions.

They can also be elevated by how you style them!

Layered:  This is a more tailored, feminine take on the trend, and an easy way to try out wearing the look. Perfectly preppy, reach for a slimmer fit, crew neck sweatshirt and layer it over a collared shirt.  I love layering with collars that have fun details or embellishments.

Vintage Look: A vintage sweatshirt (or vintage looking sweatshirt) is always a good idea. Pair with flouncy skirts, jeans, pajama pants, trousers, leather skirts, layer them over a dress or under a denim jacket.

Lampshading: Lampshading is the pairing of boots with a large or oversized sweatshirt —it has been blowing up on Instagram. The oversized top is meant to make the silhouette of a lampshade in comparison to the wearer’s legs.

With a Skirt: Opposites attract. This look is a great mix of feminine and masculine, edgy and sporty.

How will you style your sweatshirts this season?

Deal Alert:  These blue velvet booties are another one of my killer TJ Maxx scores!  I snagged them for $22. Seriously TJ Maxx has the best shoe deals right now!

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How to elevate a sweatshirt

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How to elevate a sweatshirt

What I’m Wearing: “The WHO- Kids are Alright” Vintage Sweatshirt | TOPSHOP Baker Boy Hat | MODCLOTH Plaid Swing Skirt | Nine West Velvet Bootie (These aren’t available online but I found them last week at TJ Maxx for $22) | TOPSHOP Chainmail Shoulder Bag | Sweater Tights | X The Band Bandana |

Click to SHOP some of my Top Picks in Sweatshirts: