Happy [Stressful] Holidays
As the holidays are fast approaching, I’m finding my social calendar filling up with different variations of Christmas parties and events. And tbh, I’m stressed AF. Hold on, let me take a moment to catch my breath. 1, 2, 3... Sometimes with that stress I find myself, making “tacky” vintage Christmas sweaters my go-to outfits. My personal version of lazy, masked by being “overly festive.” Don’t get me wrong, I am low key obsessed with my Christmas sweaters. And I should probs do an entire post on my love and obsession over them, but for the time being, I will spare you. Instead, I want to share some casual, holiday party fashion that falls more on the classier end of the spectrum. So hang your “tacky” Christmas sweater back up in your closet, sit back, and relax (... and obviously keep reading).
As you can see, I found this gorgeous sheer lace top, bringing just the right amount of color and pop to my outfit, all while grounding it with neutral colors and simple accessories. The lace pattern was opaque enough that I was able to wear my black crop-top seen in this previous post. I kept all my accessories with this outfit light. I didn’t want to add a chunky necklace or other statement piece because the flutter sleeves, in combination with the vibrant red lace, added just enough movement and texture that any large jewelry piece would only make the top overly resplendent, and ultimately too distracting. Plus, I didn’t want to worry about snagging the gorgeous lace.
In my personal opinion, I believe everyone should own a good pair of black jeans or pants. They go with everything. Depending on the style, they can even dress up a simple, effortless outfit. Here, they act as the foundation for the entire outfit. These black jeans in particular are high waisted so they also add the element of elongating my body, which is always a plus. Cheers to me for trying to look taller than I actually am.
Also, let's all stop and take a moment to appreciate that stunning Kelly Wynne bag. Her name is Sorry Not Sorry Satchel, and it’s pictured here in Navy Eclipse. When I was in the Kelly Wynne boutique this babe of a bag beckoned from across the room and I went to it. It is stunning in pictures and even more stunning in person. This specific purse comes in four different colors, but I gotta say the Navy Eclipse color reminds me of all things magical. It probably has something to do with the metallic tones, but I’m just going to pretend this purse makes me one step closer to being a real life mermaid.
What is your go-to holiday party outfit? I would love to hear your thoughts! Send me a comment on IG @HaleighBelle.
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Brittany Lace Top • Boden • $84
Women's Free People Once Upon A Time Lace Top • Free People • $148
boohoo Enya Choker Detail All Over Lace Blouse • boohoo • $34
Women's Afrm Blaire Ruffle Lace Top • $58–68
Women's Paige Transcend - Hoxton High Waist Ultra Skinny Stretch Jeans • Paige • $134.25
ASOS RIDLEY High Waist Skinny Jeans In Washed Black • Asos • $40
Women's Topshop Joni High Waist Skinny Jeans • Topshop • $65
ASOS RIDLEY High Waist Skinny Jean In Clean Black With Ripped Knees • Asos • $48
QUAY AUSTRAL Quay High Key Aviator Sunglasses • $65
AJ Morgan Aviator Sunglasses in Matt Black and Contrast Gold • A. J. Morgan • $19
Rebecca Minkoff Chain Handcuff Bracelet • Rebecca Minkoff • $68
Alexis Bittar Large Liquid Golden Bangle • Alexis Bittar • $245
Women's Baublebar Criselda Ball Shoulder Duster Earrings • BaubleBar • $48
GUESS - Starburst Stone Statement Earrings Earring • GUESS • $28
Kendra Scott Elle Statement Drop Earrings • Kendra Scott • $55
Oversized Bead Earrings • Talbots • $34.50
FOREVER 21 Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots • Forever 21 • $44.90
Steve Madden Women's Gorgeous Over-The-Knee Boots • Steve Madden • $64.50
Boohoo Over The Knee Block Heeled Boot • boohoo • $70
Philosophy Candy Cane Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath • philosophy • $18
Gucci Bloom 100ml eau de parfum • Gucci • $124