Monday, December 1, 2014

Winter Romance











In partnership with Zappos, I styled these Paige Denim jeans and Freebird boots for the holidays!

I first styled these jeans and boots when all the leaves were just starting to change and blow away, an ode to fall. In the passing month, those changing leaves dried up and blew away, a threat of snow rolled in, the skies got darker and the air colder. Our home filled with light and warmth from a glowing Christmas tree and the gourds that sat on the counters all found a new home in the compost pile. Such is the changing of the seasons and the ushering in of the most magical time of year - the holidays. 

The holidays, for me, are the most anticipated time of the year. I store eleven months of anticipation, joy, and excitement and funnel them all into this glittering month that holds the promise, every day, of snowflakes and packages arriving on the doorstep. I start to bundle - romantic scarves piling higher, tall boots creeping up my knees, warm socks climbing up my jeans, and cable knit sweaters decorating every single day. I start racing home to pick up presents and scramble inside to wrap them among Christmas music and a faux fireplace crackling away on the TV. My joy for December is boundless. Like Buddy the Elf, I also let everyone know. 

I think, in the midst of all the joy of giving, I often get a bit wardrobe-lost. Last year I resorted to an old dress and old sweater for my Christmas party. I wore some heels that were experiencing a slow, PNW-rain disintegration. I was wearing the same, solo pair of velvet jeans from last year. And it usually makes me feel, amongst all the gorgeous lights and gifts, kind of frumpy. This year, I am so happy to have these dark Paige jeans from Zappos (they're seriously more than shoes, check them out) in my wardrobe - the absolute opposite of a frumpy jean. They've become a go-to for all holiday looks - a birthday party with friends sipping wine in candlelight, a late night happy hour complete with bubbly cava and red wine cocktails, a holiday brunch in the city. They're Paige, one of my most trusted jean brands, and the brand believes that the best story you can make and share is the one of your own life, and they're passionate about designing pieces that reflect and celebrate it. Welcome to my holiday season, jeans.

The boots? I am sure you're getting tired of them as the new guest poster on this blog (but can you? can you get tired of these boots?), but they've become another staple, from Zappos, that literally elevates my day. With the jeans, they've accompanied me to hushed wine bars with succulents hanging from the ceiling, to the store to shop for miniature Christmas trees for the stoop, to a dark restaurant with friends, safe from the cold. All of Freebird's collection of romantic, dark, and unique pieces are amazingly crafted (just like those jeans) and inspired by vintage Americana. 

How do you keep your style elevated in the holiday season when the cold creeps in? What carries you from work event to party and back into the cold to walk home amongst the stars?

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

16 comments

  1. Stunning pictures! I love your look! So cool and chic!

    ♥♥♥

    XO

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  2. You look so beautiful!!! Your sweater and boots are a perfect pieces in any Winter's wardrobe!

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  3. The jeans look amazing on you!!

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  4. love the scarf!! and the light in the pics is amazing!!!

    have a nice day

    ❤️

    THE CIHC

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  5. Love your look, the scarf is divine. Lovely blog here btw! Would you like to follow each other on GFC? Please let me know on my blog so I can follow back. Thank you.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  6. Alberto Hugo RojasDecember 2, 2014 at 8:16 AM

    BEAUTIFUL PICS
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  7. That scarf! And those boots are so fantastic that no, we can't ever tire of them ;)

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  8. Great Plaid scarf, adds the perfect pop of pattern for the holiday season.


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  9. My favorite boots are back!!! Still love love those boots. Also, I have a scarf that looks very similar, but I wish mine was $12.99...UGH ha Love the look!

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  10. Pretty light in these pics.... :)

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  11. love the scarf and sweater combo! awesome outfit!

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  12. Gorgeous! You're ready for winter!

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  13. Gah.. those boots are great! I run to scarfs to elevate my wardrobe over the holidays. I'm currently in a big rut when it comes to my winter-wear... I need to re-examine things and feel out what will go well together... maybe add in a new pair of boots! :)

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  14. As with almost everyone else, I am a HUGE fan of that scarf! An instant outfit/season changer! Was it your blog I read where she made a flannel scarf like that??? I saw it and can't for the life of me find the dang link...

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  15. Super cute outfit! I love how the colors in the scarf give your boots and jeans a holiday feel!

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  16. Such perfect NON-frumpy outfit! I love seeing so much plaid this time of year - you look fab!


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