So first things first, the lighting for this shoot was making me crazy! Yesterday was an incredibly foggy, dreary day in Edmonton that definitely was not conducive to photos, either inside or out. But I wanted to capture this outfit in more than a selfie and I owe big thanks to my friends Natasha and Carly for being patient with me while capturing the snaps. Lighting aside, I hope you enjoy this fun combination as much as I did. It was the perfect look for our office holiday celebrations today (and it made me feel happy after a VERY long week).
This year, I’ve been making more of a conscious effort to dress with the holidays in mind – particularly since the temperatures in Alberta have made it possible to wear a few less layers than normal. Plaid continues to be one of my favourite things, as well as one of the most popular patterns in style right now (it’s literally everywhere). I figured that paring it with a perfect midi skirt, some cute booties and accessories would make for a great holiday-ready look.
For this outfit, I re-styled my Forever 21 midi skirt from earlier in the fall. It’s easy for this skirt to look dressy (and a bit 1950s housewife-ish), so I like to tone it down with more casual touches. A plaid shirt was not only perfect for this, but also added a festive pop of colour that works just as well for a day at the office (where I was wearing it) or for heading to a holiday party. I’ve been wearing the fun pearl statement necklace lots since I bought it recently and I loved it with this combination as well.
I’ll be sharing more holiday styles over the next couple of weeks as we get closer to Christmas and New Years. The festive season only comes once a year, so we have to make the most of it!
Enjoy the pretty things in life,
As an aside, Canada Post is making my crazy right now. They have majorly delayed shipping the one item I am dying to wear for the holidays (and my only Black Friday purchase). Fingers crossed it comes soon because I have some great styling ideas for it. ?
Shirt & Skirt – Forever 21 | Booties – Zara | Bag – Tory Burch | Necklace – Forever 21