Holiday Ready: Go Casual


Christmas is just under a week away and the related events seem like a daily occurrence. From a get together with family and friends, to the annual work function or even the hottest cocktail party of the year, I have an outfit for every occasion – including holiday attire. This  week, I’ll share some of my favorite styles as well as a few options to consider for New Year’s Eve.

Look one is my go-to for all things casual. 

Major retail brands showcase sequins, furs and cashmere as if everywhere I go will be a fancy black tie gala. Umm, wrong.

In reality, I’m two doors down hanging with neighbor friends, our kids are running wild in the basement and I’ve inhaled half a cheese ball with my glass of wine. If not there, you’ll find me watching State belt out Jingle Bells at his preschool program or opening presents and enjoying brunch with family.

For all of these times, I want to look cute but not overdressed.

This top by Wildfox Couture worn with a pair of on-trend flare jeans and simple black pumps works for all occasions!

This brand has the CUTEST casual gear and festive options for major holidays like Valentine’s Day and Halloween. I adore cozy and quirky apparel that is fashionable AND machine washable. As a mom of two young kiddos with sticky fingers, I very much appreciate that.

Style tips: To mix it up, I also pair this top with black skinnies and suede ankle booties or lighter denim skinnies and Converse sneakers. Going for the snowman over a Christmas tree or reindeer option, I can wear this top all winter!

Shirt: Wildfox Couture (purchased mine at Aimee boutique)
Jeans: Velvet (purchased at Aimee boutique). Similar here.
Shoes: Banana Republic
Bag:  Rebecca Minkoff Mini Julian Backpack (Here in Red)


Burgundy and Blush

Blush & Burgundy Blush & Burguundy


Burgundy and Blush. You’re seeing these two colors everywhere this fall… but have you thought about pairing them together?

This fluted print skirt is gorgeous. Simple to throw on and beautiful paired with a blush blouse, this little get up would be great to put into your work wardrobe rotation this fall.

Dress up the skirt with a blouse and pumps or try a black or blush crewneck sweater and ballet flats.

Off-duty? Wear with a black sleeveless sweater hoodie and sneakers.

Consider dressing down the blouse with denim flares and block heels or burgundy skinnies and brown booties. Reach for some gold-rimmed aviators and you’re set!

Skirt: Banana Republic (On Sale)
Blouse: Banana Republic (On Sale in the Store)
Shoes: Banana Republic
Sunglasses: Quay Australia Find this pair and other styles at Aimee boutique
Bag: See by Chloe Satchel (No longer available). Similar option here.

Photos by Andrea Altman Photography