Happy December Friends! I am in full Christmas spirit mode now. This means Christmas trees, decorating cookies, buying and wrapping presents, and thinking of the fabulous holiday party looks I will wear this season. I also woke up to my first snow of the year so if that doesn’t give you all of the holiday feels then I don’t know what does.
In this post, I am embracing the snow and showing you an elevated winter look paring burgundy and plaid – one of my favorite combinations this season. I have styled this plaid blazer in a few posts previously, but usually it was paired with a casual look. This time, I wanted to show you how easy it is to use this plaid blazer in a more elevated way.
I can’t say it enough – this plaid blazer has been my best friend this season, and has been one of my favorite buys. I purchased this piece a few months back from Zara, and have gotten my money’s worth a million times over. I love the relaxed fit for a casual look, and the brown plaid is so versatile. It is the perfect compliment to a simple look where you want to look on trend, but still classic at the same time.
I normally opt for more casual looks on my blog because I love to share what I truly wear in everyday life, but today I wanted to style this blazer in a more sophisticated way and a look I would very much wear to dinner with friends during this time of the year or to a casual holiday cocktail party.
These M.Gemi heeled boots instantly add glamour to any look, and are a great alternative to teetering around in stilettos. We want to be comfortable but cute, right? For winter, I have fallen in love with moody burgundy and bright red – the power hues of the season. A neutral colored knit (like this one from Frame that I styled), and a plaid blazer are a great way to tone down this statement color. If you want to fully embrace the statement, you could easily pair this look with a burgundy polka dotted blouse or rich plum knit.
When rocking a monochromatic look ensure that the tones are different, but still apart of the same color family.
Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year. I am a big lover all things tradition and celebration, which is exactly what Christmas means to me. For as long as I can remember, I would decorate the tree with my mom (her pride and joy) and make Christmas cookies that would be gone in a few days…5 cookies a day is acceptable during this time of year. I have so many wonderful treats that I want to bake this year.
What family traditions do you have during the holidays?
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