Saturday, December 5, 2015


Skirt || Blouse (old, similar) || Pumps || Purse 

I love getting dressed up for the holidays. In college, it was a bit tougher to strike a balance between wanting to pull together a"fancier" festive look but also dressing to the occasion. In the past, I've mainly had a series of low-key family Christmas events to attend; more casual and comfortable than fancy and flashy. However, a lot has changed for me in the past year. Since last Christmas, I've graduated to the "real world" and started working an "adult job" in a big city. 

The best thing about being a young professional in a vibrant city during the Christmas season? Holiday parties. Lots of them. All month long. From casual, midday parties at the office to extravagant, ballroom style celebrations, variety is easy to come by.  It's not hard to find a reason to break out that bright red dress or justify a new pair of sparkly pumps. 

I picked up this festive red skirt recently at Banana Republic. I'll be honest - it's not something I'd usually gravitate towards. It's a little bold for my style, but it was on major sale, so I just couldn't pass it up. Right?  While quality is often a hit or miss at Banana, this skirt passes the mark... and the lady-like silhouette is just great for perfecting a wonderful holiday look.

I kept the rest of my outfit pretty simple to showcase the statement skirt. I paired it with a tie-neck blouse (similar) and my goes-with-everything Rebecca Minkoff Mini Quilted Affair bag. I finished off the look with a pair of classic, Cole Haan almond-toe pumps. This look is dressy (but not too dressy),  a great solution for that"I'm not really sure how to dress for this" holiday event. 


Thank you to Sanzero Photography for shooting this post 

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