Holiday Outfit Series: Check Please
dress: old navy, sweater: f21, booties: american eagle, tights: target
On day two of this outfit series I'm bringing you an outfit inspired by holiday itself. I mean doesn't this red buffalo check dress just scream holiday? I love the drop waist (perfect for all those holiday treats) and I love how it goes so well with my polka dot cardigan (hello pattern mixing!). The dress is cotton so while it's a step up from my sweatshirt and jeans it'll still be comfortable enough to wear all day. Does anyone else have a crazy holiday schedule? When I was a single lady, I would roll out of bed, help my mom set up breakfast, and then watch the Macy's parade and generally be lazy all day. Now Nick and I get up extra early and drive to have breakfast with one family then head to be with another family to help cook and then at the end of the evening we head back to have dessert. Last year we were out so late we snuck over to Target for some early, or maybe late, Black Friday shopping. It's a long day spent in the car but isn't it wonderful that we have the chance to see all of our family on one day?
While neither of our families does a formal holiday celebration sometimes I like to get a little dressed up. These people see me all the time but hey, you can up your game every once in awhile. A simple cotton dress can be the perfect way to look like you're trying without trying. I love the Thanksgiving dresses under $100 shopping guide from Glitter Guide but there are plenty of well-priced pieces at Old Navy and Gap. Also can I just say booties?! I've yet to meet a pair of booties that I don't love and these American Eagle ones are going on their second or third season. Black booties and black tights might be boring but I can't go wrong when I'm wearing this combo. So here's to stepping it up once in awhile!