everyday holiday

shirt: Banana Republic // skirt: Forever 21 // tights: Target // shoes: similar

As I was posting these photos, I realized how much it looks like fall in Austin. Unfortunately, it hasn't really felt like it. It's been in the 70s most of this week, which is about 40 degrees cooler than it is in the summertime, but still not adequate fall temps for most people. 

Even though it doesn't feel like it, the holidays are already jingling their way into my psyche. I've decided that I'm just going to dress like every day is a holiday party. I mean, why not? It's the best time of year to get dressed, and I never end up invited to enough parties to wear all the cute things I come up with, so I'll just keep wearing them to work and giving myself the gift of fab.

Speaking of the gift of fab, after my disastrous shopping adventure on Saturday, I stepped into Banana Republic to re-energize my soul with beautiful clothing and accurate sizing. I often scoff at the prices of items like flannel button downs at stores like Banana, opting instead for the cheap Forever 21 version, but I realize now how mistaken I've been. This shirt is so soft and fits so well; I may just never take it off. Thank goodness for sale prices and quality flannel!


  1. If you can find something that you will love forever at a store like Banana Republic, it is totally worth it to pay a higher price if it's good quality. My thing is that sometimes you look at a price tag and it's 80 or 120 bucks and 100 percent polyester and I'm just like how?


    P.S. I am so jealous of your ability to wear bright tights well. I have thick legs and I feel like I look enormous in bright tights; it's just not flattering. Black tights are the bomb and I love them because they are so easy to match and wear and are so flattering, but sometimes I want to do something fun and just don't feel confident in it.

  2. you are so cute. i love holiday parties, so umm i love this outfit. you are so cute and um teach me how to me how to dress like you. also, your legs are so long, i'm always envying them. whoops.


  3. So cute! :) Currently searching for a similar skirt.. but maybe in black or burgundy. :) -Alexandra Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

  4. I've been trying to make better closet choices and I hate how that connects with spending too much money on clothes. I buy almost everything from outlet stores/marshalls/TJMaxx/big sales. It's helpful!

  5. soooo the first picture is like the cutest thing ever. I think it's safe to say that you're the queen of fall attire.

  6. Gahhhh you're so cute! And this may be the most perfect holiday outfit. Please wear it on Christmas morning! :)

  7. Holy moly, could you be any cuter???? If we were the same size and lived in the same city, I would steal this outfit from your closet in a heartbeat!

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  8. Your skirt is amazing lady. So flattering on you. I bought my first pair of investment shoes in September and I just can't get over the quality of having actual leather. I look at all the pretty things in Nordstrom then walk into the mall filled with cheap, thin clothes and can't even imagine looking at them. It's a hard habit to break though, buying cheap clothes more often instead of one or two nice, expensive things once a month. The quality is just so different. I fell in love with all of the blazers in Banana Republic. One day, I'll trade out my H&M ones for Banana Republic blazers. So pretty!
    Exploring My Style

  9. You, my dear, are so stinkin' cute! I love how you look in this outfit. I'm a huge fan of colored tights, and I love that you wear flats with yours! I think that flats and tights together look so cute together, but I don't see it all that often (sad face). You've inspired me to get my flats out to wear with my dresses and skirts!


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