I’m taking a survey…. does it feel like Christmas is right around the corner to you? Because it does not to me. After you kind of grow up and stop believing in Santa there are only a few years following that actually have that exciting Christmas time feel to them. I always thought when I had children of my own that excitement would come back but it’s really lacking this year, ha! I think it’s because I’m waiting for a big snow storm… it must be SO weird to celebrate Christmas in a state that doesn’t have winter, ya know? I couldn’t imagine that, nor would I want to!
DRESS: EXPRESS || COAT: NORDSTROM, old, similar here, here, here) || SHOES: JESSICA SIMPSON || BAG: FOREVER21 (similar) || SHADES: RAY BAN || RING: C/O ROMAN LUXE || NECKLACE: C/O STERLING FOREVER
That awkward moment when your hair matches your necklace…haha! I love this necklace from Sterling Forever. The mix of pink and gold is to die for but the fierce spikes are just SO me. It adds just a touch of edge to an otherwise very feminine and classy outfit.
Matt got me this faux fur coat YEARS ago… I think maybe even our 2nd Christmas together? I’ve always loved it but I rarely wear it because I feel like such a Jersey Housewife in it, haha! Fortunately, fur coats have seem to make a comeback this year so I’m taking great pleasure in breaking this hot little number out of my closet every now and then.
Have you noticed that this is my go-to clutch yet? It’s not even the last time you’re going to see it in my holiday look book mini-series. I’m obsessed with it. So this is another look I might be found wearing on Christmas Eve. As I said in my last post, Christmas Eve is typically the more festive holiday for me, Christmas day and night are much more casual and relaxed. I love the berry hue of this dress, I paired it with my favorite berry lipstick from YSL and black diamond cocktail ring from Roman Luxe. I swooned over this ring for a loooooong long time before it became mine. It’s perfect for the holiday season, isn’t it?
My life is kind of like the movie Four Christmases, I’m all over the place during the Holidays, which is totally ok with me because I get to pretty much play dress up for the week. I have fancy dinner parties at my in-laws on Christmas Eve, and brunch in your pajamas at my house Christmas morning. The next few posts will cover all the bases as far as what to wear to your holiday get together goes. Except pajamas… I’m not going to do a post on those. Although I will be wearing a onesie to my Christmas brunch, I’ll just say that.
TOP: H&M (similar) || SKIRT: C/O UPHORIA BOUTIQUE (similar) || BELT: H&M (similar) || SHOES: CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN || BAG: FOREVER21 (similar,) || SHADES: MICHAEL KORS (similar) || EARRINGS: KATE SPADE || RING: C/O SINN STYLE
This is a look I would wear to Christmas dinner, most likely. It’s not overly fancy, but it’s not casual either. The red and gold accents are festive for the holidays, but the white skirt adds a touch of normalcy. It’s not too Christmasy, ya know?
Just for the record, my hair was perfectly curled before these pictures were taken but the wind has its way with me. Anyway, for whatever reason I am super into dark and light colors this holiday season. Expect to see a lot of blacks, whites, and rich hues for this holiday look book. I love mixing black with gold so you may just be seeing that fantastic color combo a lot the next few posts ;]
Want more of my holiday favorites? Check in with me for the next week or so, I’ll have many more to come plus a brand new Mavatar collection! Stay tuned!
** ALSO! In reference to my Amy Coe giveaway, unfortunately the first winner did not contact me within 24 hours so a new winner had to be chosen, congratulations to Erin Morales! You are the official* winner. Please contact me by commenting or e-mailing me at TheRachel.Ross@yahoo.com to claim your prize! Congratulations!