Monday, November 28, 2011

Three Steps to Holiday Polish

Black Friday came and went.

The goal of 'Context, Proportion and Comfort for the Holidays' remains.

Time to set up a few go-to outfits that can take me everywhere I need to go over the next month or so. Holiday traditions and shopping are revving up and so am I. Here's one of my go-to outfits and I thought I'd share my thought process with you.

Three Questions:

Question #1:
Can one outfit take me to work, to shopping and still later in the evening to a social gathering?

Remember my last post? Build from the bottom - up. I'm loving my Matte Jersey Straight Leg Pants, 02635.

Comfort and sleek tops my list of dressing priorities when I've got people to see and places to go!

Question #2:
Can the outfit be tweaked to reflect the context and joy of the Holidays and my size as a plus size woman?

I'm adding my Ulla Gilded Foil Knit Top, #15554.

Does the embellishment on this top echo joy for the Season or what?!?! The proportion of the embellishment is so right for me as a plus size woman.

Question #3:
Will it be comfy, stylish and able to handle the 'wear and tear' required by the Season?

I'm accessorizing with my:

Comfort Ballet Flat, #14924, pewter

I love to mix metallics and I'm opting for the comfort sole.

Eva Graham Filigree Chandelier Earrings, #14935

These earrings are high volume impact, very 'holiday,' and very light weight to wear (and the Ulla Gilded Foil Top already says so much!)

Easy as 1-2-3 and out-the-door!

What's your Holiday go-to outfit?

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Ann said...

Hi Babe, I'm going to An evening 'do' for my husband's work. He says it's casual, in Australia this would mean jeans and a t-shirt, is it the same here at Christmas?
Thanks Ann

Anonymous said...

Great question, Ann!
No, in my opinion 'casual for a holiday event' means comfy but polished. The pieces shown in this post are a good example of an outfit with a holiday/polished feel, the metallic embellishments (on the top and flats) are gorgeous and very special. The fabric and cut of the pieces are extremely comfy. The outfit says 'This is the Season to celebrate - and I'm comfy enough to enjoy every minute!'

Aim for something along these lines and you'll look and feel great!