The tree is lit, Celine’s Christmas album is on repeat (duh), and you’re making serious headway ticking off the holiday gift list. You are feeling all of those glorious eggnog-fueled holiday feels when suddenly you snap out of your holidaze and realize that you still have to go to work tomorrow. And the day after that. You just choked on your eggnog and a little went up your nose. All of the holiday feels exit stage left.
It’s a tough time of year to wrap your head around the fact that you still have to perform your adult human responsibilities when all you want to do is roast chestnuts by an open fire. Because that’s a thing and you just want to do ALL OF THE HOLIDAY THINGS.
(But seriously have any of you ever roasted chestnuts by an open (or closed, for that matter) fire?)
Welp, you might still have to go to the office every day, but there’s no reason you can’t bring a little holiday cheer with you. (No, not a flask. I’m not talking about bringing a flask.) I’m talking about amping up your everyday work style and bring those holiday vibes with you because the joy of the season doesn’t have to be checked at the door.
I spotted this beautiful jacquard pencil skirt at J. McLaughlin recently and thought it was the perfect versatile holiday piece to liven things up in and out of the office. First off, I love its shimmery shades of blue, navy and gold as festive alternatives to the standard red/green holiday uniform. Don’t get me wrong, nobody loves dressing up like a veritable Christmas tree every day for the month of December more than yours truly, but sometimes it’s nice to mix things up, you know? These colors also make the skirt more versatile after the holidays as well (major win), and for those days when you’re going straight from the office to a holiday party, dressing it up is a cinch! The sparkle factor of the jacquard is perfect for any holiday party, yet it’s still subtle enough to fly at the office during the day.
You’ve heard me wax on about fur stoles in the past, and this latest addition to my collection is easily one of my all-time favorites. Not only does it make for a super warm and cozy alternative to scarves in the cold December weather, but it can also totally transform even the most basic jacket. As you see from the first several photos above, I’m wearing a classic navy blazer—one of my favorite everyday pieces, but not necessarily something that screams “let’s party” when it comes to holiday dressing. However, slap a fur stole over that sucker and you just landed yourself some super festive (dare I say, chic?) outerwear.
If you’re looking for more quality pieces for the holidays and beyond, check out J. McLaughlin’s line up. I’m super into this skirt. And this sweater?! I would totes roast chestnuts by the fire in that. Just sayin’.
SKIRT: c/o J. McLaughlin | BLAZER: c/o J. McLaughlin | STOLE: c/o J. McLaughlin | SHOES: Jimmy Choo (similar HERE) | BAG: c/o Cambridge Satchel Co. | SHIRT: Theory (old, similar HERE) | TURTLENECK: Uniqlo | LIP: MAC
Thanks to J. McLaughlin for partnering on this post!