Festive Edgy

When we think festive outfits, usually red, green, metallics, and sparkles come to mind. Even though I love those things and have a tendency to dress like Mrs. Claus around the holidays, it’s always a fun challenge to make unexpected looks merry and bright.

This midi dress fits the bill and then some, giving off some jolly vibes in muted holiday hues and luxurious mixed knit fabrics. Striped sweaters will also forever bring me back to the whimsical ones from Gap Christmas commercials growing up (anyone else?!), so the nostalgia factor is real here too. I styled the dress with a leather jacket and round sunnies for a bit more edge, neutral booties, and my loyal leopard clutch, because obviously.

Dress: Asos | Leather Jacket: Sanctuary (similar) | Shoes: Aldo (currently marked down to $50!) | Sunglasses: Ray Ban | Clutch: Clare V | Rings: Baublebar

A huge thanks to my long lost babe, Jess of The Smiths do Love, for editing these photos to perfection!

Falling for Asheville

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This shirtdress was a last minute purchase I made right before my Asheville trip, and it has ended up being a closet staple. It is SO soft and cozy! This look was perfect for a day of galleries, breweries, and exploring – check out all the details below.

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Although this dress comes with a sash, I took it off for the casual and breezy vibe I was going for here. I topped off the outfit with a neutral bag and booties, simple jewelry, and a grey hat. When I wear this dress to work, however, I opt for a cinched waist and some fancy jewels to look a little more polished.

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For a fun twist, I tied my favorite fall bandana onto my bag. As you can tell by my lips and nails, I can’t help throwing in a little pop of bordeaux whenever possible. #basic

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Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be trying to squeeze as many wears as possible out of this dress before the cold weather really sets in. What pieces are you living in this season?

Shirtdress: Gap | Booties: Aldo (similar) | Hat: Target | Bag: Target | Bandana: Madewell | Bangles: c/o Moon & Lola | Rings: H&M | Lips: NYX Matte Lipstick (‘Eden’) | Nails: OPI Gel (‘Malaga Wine’)