Faux fur, velvet, sequins.. getting dressed at the holidays is just more fun. But a lot of time – it feels like those fancy extras get reserved for after hours. So after I picked out this slouchy sequin top and these embellished flats from Boden (and I knew I couldn’t possibly wait to break them out until my first holiday party invite) I threw together this casual holiday look.
If you’ve been stopping by The Steele Maiden for any length of time, than you already know I love mixing in on-trend affordable pieces from Old Navy to my seasonal wardrobe (in Fall I was all about this plaid poncho). Which is why I was pretty excited when Old Navy challenged me to style a holiday inspired look around a pair of their culottes.
While a little black dress and black pumps will get you pretty far in the holiday party season – I’d like to make a case for this full gingham skirt and these burgundy lace-up heels instead. Family dinner? Office party? Date night to see the Rockettes? Check mate. This outfit is my ideal mix of classic and modern.. with a little touch of holiday flair thrown in for good measure.
While I can’t wait for this week’s big meal, spending time with family & friends and having a few extra days off work – I’ll be the first to say I’m not looking forward to the holiday travel. I’ve taken trains, buses, cars and planes to get home on various holidays and it’s never without stress. Which is precisely why I wanted to add a dose of glamour back to the task. Grand Central Station and step on it darling…