We have officially hit that time of year where the weekend (and during the week) is full of holiday related activities. While I love getting all dressed up, some holiday parties call for being holiday appropriate as well as comfortable and as we had a triple header evening this past Saturday (yeah, don’t be fooled, we’re not that popular), I wanted to keep my outfit pieces simple and then dress it up with a statement necklace and shoes (namely flats, so I could make it through several hours of the evening). I tend to go for heels when I know I’m going to have a seated dinner to rest a bit but I knew I would be on my feet all night so flats it was. And since we’ve had zero snow this winter, I could take advantage of not skimping out and wearing boots, which is often what happens when the weather gets cold and dreary.
Necklace: J.Crew Corded Statement Necklace (old), Blouse: Banana Republic Boatneck Top (current), Shoes: J.Crew Sloan Striped D’Orsay Flats with Obi Bow
Don’t worry, I don’t make a habit of laying dirty shoes on my white blouses, these are brand new and hadn’t yet seen the dirtiness of the outdoors. After seeing the red version of this blouse on a friend of mine and after accidentally shrinking a similar J.Crew ivory blouse, I decided to try it out. It has a boxier fit, so I sized down to a medium per the reviews. It’s a little longer in the back too. I debated trying the tall version of this for a more tunic look, and I still might try the red version in a tall since this blouse is currently on a pretty good sale.
Blouse: Banana Republic, Pants: Banana Republic Sloan Pants, Shoes: J.Crew
I took my regular J.Crew shoe size in these flats. At first I thought they might be a bit large as I did have a little room in the top area of the shoe, but after wearing them for a full evening, they proved to keep their shape and be incredibly comfortable. I found these to fit a bit better than the Suede Sloan Flats as it would appear that these have more material in the toe area and they are a little sturdier than the suede version. My suede Sloan flats are looking a little bent in the toes. These shoes definitely read holiday with the gold but I think you can get away with wearing them for a longer period of time than some holiday tartan (although I guess that’s always debated as well!) I finished the look off with a holiday red lipstick and red nail polish.
Lipstick: Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Gash
Lastly, here is an outfit I wore two weekends in a row…one week for Sunday fun activities – our neighborhood tree lighting and hanging out with friends and this past Saturday going out to run errands. We’ve been so incredibly spoiled in the Northeast with temperate weather this winter. My go to weekend outfit that is usually reserved for fall has gone right in to winter. This outfit combo is a tried and true favorite of mine- I have several of these vests and have been hooked on my Pixie Pants for weekend wear.
Vest: J.Crew Factory Excursion Vest , Blouse: Ann Taylor (old, similar here), Pants: J.Crew Pixie Pants (I size down one size) Necklace: J.Crew Crystal Chandelier Pendant Necklace (old but you might track it down on eBay) Boots: Tory Burch (these actually fit my queen size calves!)
This is a busy time of year for me work wise as well, so while I do love getting dressed up and planning outfits, having some go to outfits on the weekends helps me stay on track from a schedule perspective. Would love to hear what you think and thanks for visiting!
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