Hey Guys & Dolls!
There are three significant things I want to mention about today’s fashion vlog- The first is the theme: HOLIDAY! For me this time of year is all about cozy fabric, keeping warm, plaid/tartan, and injecting my outfits with a touch of whimsy and kitsch. There’s places to go, family to visit, and parties to attend and it’s all more fun when you’re wearing something fabulous. But looking fabulous doesn’t have to mean sausaged into shapewear- the biggest thing for me this time of year is comfort. No one wants to run around all day in a girdle. So today’s lookbook is coming to you sans shapewear. I wanted to show how I actually wear these clothes. Let’s get real, it’s not that I’m swearing off shapewear altogether but I don’t think it’s necessary all the time. And finally-with all these different events to attend, renting a few items from Gwynnie Bee is a great way to stretch your party wardrobe. Plus when you’re done wearing an item you just ship it back without having to wash it- so that’s one less errand to do. Score! Watch the video below to see the clothes in action.
When I wore this outfit this weekend to the Dickens Christmas Faire in San Francisco, this skirt was a hit. I had quite a few people in full Victorian era costume drop character to tell me they liked my skirt- I take that as a high compliment. I wore this with a different jacket (the caplet I shared last week). This whole outfit is so good, I’m going wash it and wear it again as soon as possible.
Faux Fur Sweater
Eloquii Plaid Skirt- coming soon
Bow top- Forever 21+
Obi Belt Extended Size
I love shirt dresses but they rarely love me back. They either don’t flatter, are too short, or gap like the grand canyon in the chest. This one is flattering, I love the length, but it does have minimal gaping. I wore it to do errands, and working on my blog; I’m wearing it right now ^_^. This dress ships from Gwynnie Bee with simple skinny belt but I swapped it out for this cute glitter one from Eloquii.
City Chic Blue Shirt Dress
Taupe Target Booties
Ok, let’s get real, this is pretty much my fall/winter uniform: Thick leggings, boots, and a wrap around sweater. It’s cute, comfortable, and versatile. I like to wear mine belted with an obi belt or some other statement belt. Can you tell I like belts? They pull in at the waist and flatter my shape.
BB Dakota Sweater-coming soon
Ok I’m going to get a little mushy and sentimental here- Growing up my Mom had a “Christmas” flannel dress she wore every holiday. When I saw this on the ModCloth site I knew I was going to make this my “Holiday Dress”. The fabric is a nice lightweight flannel, and it has pockets. I’m so happy about this one!
Tartan Dress Emily & Fin
Eloquii Belt-Sold out
The holidays aren’t all about kitsch and cute- sometimes you gotta bust out your Shewolf. Yes I’m talking going full Shakira. City Chic is becoming my go-to for sexy dresses. I’ve bought a few of the ones I’ve borrowed from GB, because I fall so in love with them I just can’t send them back. They’re sexy but not trashy, and that’s super important to me. I love feeling and looking good, but not over exposed for my comfort level. Let me know if you wanna see a post on what I’ve kept- I think that might be fun.
Sexy Black Dress- City Chic-coming soon
Sam Edelman Okala Pump
When you want Holiday Kitsch, look no further than ModCloth. The print on this dress is so adorable that I can almost look past how large this dress runs. Almost. But it’s about a full size too big, and with a cut like this, and being that it’s lined, even a belt can’t hide the bulk. I’m going to take it to a tailor along with the cranberry coat I also bought from the ModCloth label. I need a new one- any recommendations for a great tailor in the Bay Area?
Modcloth Holiday Dress
black leggings- would go better with tights
glitter flats are old steve madden
Lipstick is Jeffree Star Hoe Hoe Hoe
I’ll be doing a swatchfest of the 4 JS Velour Lipsticks I have an a tutorial of this look soon ^_^
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