Raiding My Sister's Closet: Dressing for a Warm Christmas

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

One of the awkward things about living in Texas, is that while the rest of the Northern Hemisphere is  bundling up for the holidays, we are pretending to bundle up, because it doesn't actually reach arctic temperatures down here in the South.  We typically hit the 30's or 40's in the morning, then we are up to the 50's and 60's during the day, meaning a light sweater is more than sufficient most of the time.  

Amusingly, these photos were taken on one of the few frigid mornings we have had this winter, and before taking them, I had to remove the coat and gloves I was wearing. Ironic, no?

Anyway, Christmas day is often around 50°F here so a cozy holiday sweater isn't always the best idea.  I like layering, especially mixing patterns with scarves and tees like I have done here, and it is always good to have a blazer to throw on top of whatever else you have on, just in case the temperature drops. 

I also think having a mix of cute and comfy items is essential for Christmas.  I always want to look nice for any impromptu photos or visitors, but don't want to look too dressy or wear something that I will constantly be adjusting through the day, so a comfy shirt and shoes are great, but the scarf and blazer make it look like a real outfit, rather than pajamas or sweats for a holiday dinner.  

I will be honest that I kind of miss a white Christmas, cozy sweaters and a fire in the fireplace, but getting to take a walk outside on Christmas without a coat almost makes up for it! 

shirt: boden (currently on sale)// scarf: made by my mom// blazer: j crew (similar)// jeans: madewell via ThredUP// shoes: the mint julep boutique (some sizes back in stock!)// earrings: dsw (similar)

Check out how Janssen is dressing up for a warm winter (Merrick accidentally forgot this time! Whoops!): 

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