Holiday Outfit Inspiration

Merry Christmas! I can’t believe it is already that time of year. Where has December gone? I wanted to get this post up before Christmas since my life is going to get even crazier starting tomorrow (if that is possible). I really love dressing up so I wanted to do a holiday outfit inspiration post. These are the five outfits that I have been wearing for the past week and that I will continue to wear at least through New Year’s. I love plaid but did not feature it too much since I usually wear the most plaid leading up to Christmas. I did want to give you all some ideas for ringing in 2020.

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I feel like dark green and blackwatch plaid carry through January since they are a little more muted! Blackwatch skirt old Pendleton (similar), blazer similar (another option that is on sale), headband Nordstrom Rack (I could not find the exact color online but they might still have it in store, I was there over the weekend and they still had lots of them), heels Nordstrom (on super sale!).

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I did have to include at least one other plaid in here. I wasn’t very sure about this skirt in the beginning but I love it! Plaid skirt J. Crew Factory, t-shirt Everlane (I actually planned to wear a black turtleneck with this but somehow it did not make it into my bag), heels Nordstrom.

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I think this is my favorite outfit of them all! It is also not very holiday specific so it could work through spring. Blouse is topshop, shoes are Sam Edelman, earrings are J. Crew Factory, bag is Kate Spade (similar color), sunglasses Karen Walker and I actually borrowed the pants from my sister but originally planned on wearing black leggings or a skirt with this.

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Okay my last outfit just has to be this plaid KJP dress (their cable knit dresses would be great for the rest of winter). It is so comfortable and perfect for this time of year. I paired it with some KJP socks and Bean boots but I also wore it at Thanksgiving with tights and riding boots.

Have a wonderful holiday!

Erin

A Scotch Plaid Kinda Day

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a great week. It has been prime weather lately to pull out those flannels and sweaters. This is one I got from L.L. Bean and it is so comfortable. The only thing is that I wish I got it in a small, like my other plaid shirts. For some reason I got this one in a medium. Anyways I was able to find a sunny day in all the grey (finally)!

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Plaid Shirt L.L. Bean, Sweater L.L. Bean, Jeans similar, Boots L.L. Bean, Sunglasses J. Crew Factory

Have a wonderful day!

Erin

Accessory Closet Essentials

A major part of any outfit is the accessories. I am including my essential jewelry items in this. What you add and how many you add says a lot about your outfit and your style. Personally I add around three accessories to complete an outfit. This means usually a bag of some sort, a piece of jewelry and maybe another piece of jewelry, a scarf/hat or a hair bow. It really depends on what is on the agenda for the day.

Tote bag: Thus is definitely an essential for work or school because they hold a lot more than other pocket books. Because I use them so much I have neutrals so the go with everything. My go to right now is a black scalloped Kate Spade. I also have a brown/beige on that is great as well. Longchamps are a popular option.

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Crossbody: This is a must for everyone. When I don’t need to carry my computer I almost always use a crossbody. Here are some good options

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Bow: A bow hair accessory is an easy way to class up any outfit. If you aren’t into bows any ribbon hair accessory will do the trick.

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Pearl earrings: I recommend having both a pair of pearl studs and a pair of pearl drop earrings. That makes it easier to change it up. Pearls are very simple yet classic and beautiful.

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Gold bracelet: This is one you might not expect but I think having a nice gold bangle can be a great, easy addition to an outfit. The one I have was my grandmothers but here are some great options.

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Necklaces (pearls): I love having several pearl necklaces around, ready to wear. They go with pretty much everything and look fantastic. I actually prefer to vintage shop for pearls because I have found really beautiful ones for pretty cheap. I do think though that KJP and Kate Spade have some great options.

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Sunglasses: This is a must for both eye protection and style. However, I undoubtedly believe that there is no one style everyone should own. That is because different styles look better than others on different face shapes.

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Hats: This definitely sounds vague. I recommending having at least one warm winter hat and one ‘sun’ hat. Both of which should be styles/patterns you love and will wear a lot. The winter had is necessary for warmth but can also be a great fashion statement. Having a brimmed ‘sun’ hat is great because it really brings up an entire outfit. I always get lots of complements when I’ve added a great hat.

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Scarves: I throw a scarf on when its really cold outside. My favorites are definitely plaid ones but there are so many great options!

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Watches: I am on the hunt right now for a great, classic watch that will go with pretty much everything. Let me know if you have favorites! I found a couple good options but would love recommendations.

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Belts: Such a necessity! This one is definitely a given and I have found the greatest, classy options. I chose mostly classic belts to go with jeans but there are some fun ones out there for around the waist as well.

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I hope you enjoyed this essentials round up and thanks for reading!

Erin

One Morning in Maine

This outfit has been a great one for the summer to fall transition. Blush is very in right now, even as a fall color and these mules are so comfortable. I love being able to easily slip them on. This jacket is also super great because it was very reasonably priced for the quality. It is much thicker than I thought it would be so it can easily transition into fall and maybe even winter.

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Jacket J. Crew Factory, Dress similar, Pearls vintage, Earrings vintage, Mules Nordstrom

Erin

Pink Pearls

I am really loving this bag from Everly Oak. It is so adorable and looks so classy while being very affordable. I also recently found this vintage pearl bow in the back of my closet and it is so cute! It was probably either my mom’s or my grandmother’s and I am so curious as to how she would have worn it.

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Button down Banana Republic, Skirt Express see Tulle Ballet for similar tulle skirts, Bag Everly Oak, Wedges , Necklace Baublebar, Pearl Bow vintage

Erin

Red Sweater

This look is definitely an easy go-to look for school/work/play etc… I am more and more trying to fill my wardrobe with items that can easily be worn to work but that can also be styled for just going out and having fun. I suppose that’s what happens when it is time to find a real job! Although graduation was just over a week ago, the real world is starting to hit me. My brain is always occupied with what I will do next and I can’t seem to come to terms with the fact that in the fall I will not be returning to school.

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Sweater Land’s End (also this L.L. Bean one), skirt similar option also one floral option, boots Hunter

 

Erin