with thanksgiving in the rearview mirror and operation christmas decorations somewhat under control it’s time to think about date night with mr. style. when your to-do list gets long it’s soooo easy to let the little things in life take a back burner. but when life speeds up i tend to slow down. just because another item needs to be ticked off your checklist doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice having fun! life is too short for that. so i swiped on some lipstick and pulled my heels from the closet. come on, mr. style let’s grab a bite to eat far from the maddening crowd (have you seen the returns line at Target?!).
date night never needs to be fancy schmancy but i do like to add a little drama to my ootn. since the temps are hovering in the forties i reached for a turtleneck cashmere dress last seen here. it keeps me warm and stylish which is a win/win. when i purchased this dress from Everlane i knew it would easily double as a tunic. don’t you love how it looks with faux leather leggings similar here? suede pumps similar here elevate this outfit to date night stature. if you wanted a daytime look simply exchange the pumps for ankle boots. many northern gals ask what type of socks i would wear if the weather were colder? in that case i would wear nude tights or anklet or knee-high socks.
black and brown have always been a favorite color combination of mine come winter. it’s simple and chic and borrows heavily ‘from the boys.’ this heritage plaid wool coat by Ralph Lauren is the perfect compliment to a monochromatic black outfit. this particular coat was purchased this summer during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale but there are two similar styles available here and here. one coat has the exact plaid and one coat has the exact style. go figure!
raise your hand if your christmas shopping is finished? good for you! but don’t gloat… some of us just take longer deciding on that perfect gift. or we just like long lines. right?! happy tuesday, ladies.
a look inside the pages of Home for the holidays
don’t forget to purchase your copy of Home for the holidays 2018 – an eMagazine created with my readers in mind. inside you’ll find tips and outfit inspiration to make your holidays a little less stressful.