It wouldn't be the holiday season without a cheery holiday blazer, amiright?! I typically don't wear a ton of red. For some reason, I never know if it's flattering on me or not so I don't really reach for red pieces in my closet even though I really love the color. Anyway, when Veronica Beard sent me this gorgeous red blazer in the mail, it had me rethink my shyness around such a bold color and I decided to rock it with a few other holiday layers. I mean, if you can't wear red during the holidays, when CAN you wear it?
Holiday dressing is 100 times more fun when you include your best girlfriends and ESPECIALLY when you're all wearing the same designer. Sarah, Veronica, and I have watched Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam create an empire that all started from her blog and it has been incredible to watch her growing success. One of those major milestone moments was when Julia designed her own dress line to reflect her sense of style and her key eye for detailed but never overdone looks to compliment all body types.
I have always wanted to shoot in this part of the San Francisco. Nob Hill is such a classic part of the city and houses some of the most prestigious hotels. Plus, the views from the top of Nob Hill are absolutely incredible. There's just something magical about this little slice of SF heaven. You feel like you are on top of the world and during the holidays, each hotel and business goes all out with their decorations. You can't help but get into the holiday spirit when you visit.
We are right in the thick of the holiday season, which means people are dressing to the nines in their fanciest threads and the city feels festive and happy. Even though I love dressing up as much as the next blogger, there are times when I just need a casual holiday outfit to take a break from pulling on another fancy dress. You guys get it, right? Sometimes I just CAN'T with the fancy outfits.
I kind of have this thing for pants. As much as I love jeans, pants have this soft spot in my heart because they are just so...classic. I can't help but feel like any outfit of mine is elevated when I wear a pair of pants, especially a fun pair like these plaid babies. I really wanted a pair of plaid pants this fall and winter and I feel like these pants are not only perfect for the holiday season but a pair that is so timeless that I would wear year round.