Every year December is always my most over-scheduled month and for this month only, I absolutely love it. Since I leave for Colorado usually mid-month it means I spend the first half of December packing in as many festive outings as possible and today I’m thrilled to be teaming up with J.McLaughlin to show you I’m styling their Lori Leggings in Faux Leather four ways for four different occasions this month.
Dinner with Family
Every year my family does a pre-Christmas dinner when we all dress up and head to one of our favorite restaurants in the Vail Valley. This outfit is my ideal look. Comfortable yet chic and pulled together. I topped the Marais Sweater in the festive red (with such cute sleeve detail!) with the most luxe feeling Tripp Sweater Jacket and the most comfortable Lillie Ankle Boots that I know I’ll be wearing all Winter. (I lived in them the entire week after this shoot – I am in love!) They are the perfect heel height and when worn with the faux leather leggings your legs are elongated.
Holiday Cocktails with Friends
This year I have festive holiday cocktails planned with friends on the Upper East Side and I’m hosting a white elephant get together at my house and this look is perfect for it! The Odeera Cashmere Sweater is the coziest and has really cute side-tie detail. I topped it with the J.McLaughlin plaid jacquard wrap that adds a festive touch and can double as a scarf when you want to stay cozy tucked in at a bar sipping your favorite cocktail.
Every December my brother and I pick a weekend day and head out to shop for family. We always have fun bouncing gift ideas off of one another and choose a festive spot to have lunch at. I love this little Delano Puffer Jacket for casual weekend outfits and it pairs perfectly with the leggings, the Odeera Cashmere Sweater again and a comfy pair of sneakers. I can’t wait to bring this jacket with me to Colorado for days spent wandering Beaver Creek Village along with the handy Cashmere Tech Gloves and Meyer Cashmere Hat I’ll most likely be living in all Winter. (I wore them all last week in Chicago!) This outfit would double as a great travel outfit (J.McLaughlin always takes into account the packability and wearability of their clothing which I love! It rarely wrinkles and travels well.) I’d pair a wrap over it on the plane as I’m always chilly on a plane. P.S. for your holiday shopping outings: J.McLaughlin offers complimentary gift wrap at their stores!
A Night at the Theatre
This is my favorite time of year to dress up and with plans to head to Lincoln Center and see The Nutcracker next week this outfit is just perfect for a night out on the town, don’t you think? The Ember Cashmere Sweater has the sweetest ruffle detail on the sleeve cuffs and neckline and comes in several great color options. I love this sweater for layering and wanted to show you guys it styled with both the Allegra Faux Fur Vest (softest faux fur ever!) and the Paxton Faux Fur Wrap. J.McLaughlin does the best wraps and ponchos that I think are the best toppers for outfits to add a bit of glam and warmth. They also make great gifts I think, too! For colder evenings you could also add the playful Cashmere Hanson Hat.
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I love how versatile these leggings are and can’t wait to continue styling them all month long. All the J.McLaughlin new arrivals (and their style guide!) are so, so good and I hope you’ll find some outfit inspiration for all your own celebratory occasions this month! Do you have a favorite look from the four I styled?
And by the way I am SO pumped to see people’s good deeds already following yesterday’s post! My heart is so full already. THANK YOU and keep ’em coming!
Many thanks to J.McLaughlin for sponsoring this post. Thank you for supporting the brands that I love to work with!