I seriously cannot comprehend that Christmas is less than two weeks away. Seems like this is the busiest December ever, which is why I haven’t been able to write a blog post for several weeks. I cannot wait to take time off of work and do nothing – and by do nothing, I mean focus on ME for a week. Spend some much-needed time with my family and do things for myself. And also start thinking about my new years’ resolutions…. *sigh*
This time of year is so magical, though. I love walking down busy Portland streets that are now lined with festive lights and decorations. It may be cold outside, but the Christmas cheer in the city really warms my heart. I also love Christmastime because of all the holiday parties – they’re a great excuse for me to break out my most festive attire that’s been collecting dust in my closet since the year before.
Here’s an example of an outfit suitable for any holiday party, whether it be at work, with your family or friends. You may recognize this red turtleneck from a previous post, which I purchased at H&M. I’ll rock this top any season, but it feels extra Christmas-y under this forest green-and-white plaid flannel that I scored from the men’s section at Red Light Clothing Exchange on Hawthorne. My high-waisted pants are also from H&M, but they were purchased pre-distressed – I took some scissors and a seam ripper to them and made them one-of-a-kind. I chose to match the subtle blue stripes in my plaid flannel back to these amazing blue-velvet booties from Steve Madden. And because it’s me, I chose to complete the outfit with my most favorite leopard-print coat from Mango. Some may say no to print-on-print, I say rock that shit. I consider leopard print a neutral anyway, hehe. I was having a bad hair day, and it was also super chilly outside so I threw on a cozy black beanie as well. Simple make-up, an optional red-lip and you’re set to be best-dressed at your next holiday party!