My Christmas week outfits are varied and diverse this year. Hubby and I had a number of holiday parties to a attend. I will admit that dressing up was really fun! I was planning on wearing the dress below to his annual work party. I had terrible pack pain, so I ended up at home in comfy pjs instead ! No glitter and shine that day!
It was the perfect Christmas party dress, styled with the red shoes pictuted above. I did get to wear it to dinner later that week. I spent most of Christmas week in Manhattan.
I was not well enough to travel to Anguilla . This is where my sisters, nieces, nephews, and grand nephews were.
Also there was my son, daughter and his fiancée . We did Facetime and that was very nice. FaceTime really adds a nice window into somewhere else!
The first of my Christmas week outfits was actually rather simple.
But it was not plain as I did add a lot of jewelry! One of the necklaces is one I made years ago. Everything I am wearing is vintage, except for my T-straps pumps!
Jeweled hues popped my outfit , as the strand of gem stations were composed of many colors; the blue hues came from sapphires and iolite, the red from garnets and ruby.
Leafy tsavorite garnets lent some holiday green. Baroque pearls added both ivory, misty grey, and golden hues.
The second necklace I did not make. It came from my friends at KCSignatures!
Sounds expensive, right? I bought the stones years ago for actually very little, and then made it myself! As well, my thrifted items were almost free. My little bag only cost three dollars from a tag sale years ago!
I suspect you are tired of hearing about this. The point is you don’t have to spend a lot to look good. Shopping your closet is good for the planet too!
My second outfit is vastly different with metallic tweed ( made for Barney’s and bought at consignment ) layered over a folkloric embroiled shirt. A gold belt added some festive sparkle. Red faux fur ensured that I would look party ready and stay warm!
Christmas week outfits can indeed have different vibes, and ALL can be festive.
You have seen this vest paired with a vintage Oscar de la Renta dress. More recently I wore this vest over a coat, on the way for dinner with Allie of allienyc.
What a wonderful week I had with small gatherings only. Air travel is very difficult for me, and not recommended by my doctors because of my immune status. I do not feel sorry for myself though.
Truly, I do feel like I can go a bit east, west, south or north to feel like I am somewhere new. This is what I love most about Manhattan life!
Feel like traveling to Italy? Go to Little Italy! A yen for China? Off to Chinatown in lower Manhattan ! All I have to do is walk a bit, hail a taxi or call a Uber!
This was a few years ago! You may remember it, as it is still a favorite camel coat.
Celebrate this holiday season with an outfit that you already own, if possible.
Buy second-hand, shop small and always shop with heart ! Have a great week.
—— XOXO, Elle ——