Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season so far. This time of year is fun, busy, and expensive. For those of you who work the nine to five, Im sure you have many days this month when you need to run straight from the office to a gathering. Although chaotic, it is possible, if you plan, and wear some great classic pieces as part of your holiday outfit. I know for me a cute heel and a bold lip helps me to feel confident and pulled together.
Aside from a great holiday outfit, this time of year is costly. I know being a mother I have a budget. If I bought something new every time I had a holiday gathering I would be in trouble, and probably SINGLE! Growing up, when I heard of consignment, or second hand I thought dingy, out dated, and ugly. That is certainly not the case anymore. I recently had the chance to choose a few pieces from thred up. If you know of the company, then you already know how awesome it is. If you haven’t heard of it you should definitely check it out.
So many of us have far too many places to be and people we need to see this holiday. Every one is getting pulled in so many different directions. Some days you just don’t have the time to run back home to change. How do you style your holiday outfit to carry you from work day to drinks or dinner party ?! A few simple tweaks and your on your way to that martini you have been dreaming of since 10:00 this morning.
You really can’t go wrong with this daytime holiday outfit look. A white button down is one of those pieces that you need in your wardrobe. I wear mine at least once a week. A tailored blazer is the second classic piece that is key to taking this look from day to night. The black blazer is professional and sexy at the same time, if that’s even possible! If you don’t own a black blazer you need to put it on your wish list. Blazers are hands down one of my top capsule wardrobe essentials. These loafers, also from Thred up, are similar to ones I had my eye on, yet at a much higher price point, so when I saw these I knew I would get the same look at a quarter of the cost.
When five o’clock rolls around it will take a minute to get ready. Since this holiday outfit look is centered around a timeless blazer and classic button down its doesn’t take much. You could literally throw this on in the car. To achieve a great night appropriate look, a few swaps and your on your way. Step into a great pair of heels, ditch the day bag for a fun clutch, put on a bold lip and you’re set. I don’t know abut you but I always feel elegant and a little sexy when faux fur is involved. This faux fur infinity scarf is great, it adds texture and interest to a more basic blazer and button down look.
I hope everyone is enjoying this holiday season. I know how hectic and busy it can be. Hope this gave you some ideas to save time, and travel. If you haven’t checked out ThredUp you really should! Thanks for reading, and Happy Holidays.
Xo~ Gretchen Michelle