In The Spirit


Maybe it’s the fact that I just went to Florence’s Christmas markets or the mulled wine got to me, but I’m finally in the spirit of the holidays. Up until this point, it had been 70’s and sunny in a country that doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving or Black Friday. Being a true Midwestern girl, I equate the holidays with snow, colder temperatures, Thanksgiving day and time spent with family… none of those I currently possess.So now that I am beyond eager for the holiday’s, I’m doing a play on the color palate of Christmas… the chic alternative. Rather than wearing a cheesy and  combination of red, white and kelly green, I’m sophisticating it with jewel tones of bordeaux and hunter green. This eliminates the risk of resembling the old lady down the street rocking a reindeer sweater with Christmas reef earrings.

Also on the less literal side of spirited, it metallics. During the holidays, they are absolutely everywhere. But all silver can come across as gold, all gold can come across as cheap. So for me, mixed metals has always been my plan of action, whether we are talking about a pile of necklaces or my Christmas tree in my living room.






H&M Sweater (similar) // Express Blouse // Zara Leather Shorts (similar) // Karen Walker Sunnies // Italian Bag  (similar shape) // Ankle Booties via PacSun (identical) // Stella & Dot Soiree Studs // Stella & Dot Sutton Necklace // Fossil Watch // Stella & Dot Eden Bangle // H&M Bracelet Stack (similar style) // Stella & Dot Gilded Arrow Ring // Nails: Trade Winds by Revlon

As always, thank you for reading.


  1. lalovesblog Wrote:

    Those leather shorts are perfection!

  2. Ana R Wrote:

    Are you tall?

  3. Glossy Wrote:

    I like your outfits, they are so very American. I’m just not a fan of your glasses, they are too big for your face and gives me the impression that they might fall off your nose. I think there are better styles for you!
    Love from Europe

    • Well thank you, but style is all about opinions and my personal style aesthetic is all or nothing so they fit that perfectly 🙂 I will continue to wear them because I love them, just like I encourage my readers to wear what they love.

      Xo Brenna