I need new clothes. Not just for the holidays, because let’s face it, I’m invited nowhere. But the things that fit me now, things I’ve hauled out of the garage, are wildly outdated. Light washed bootcut jeans, tops that are way shorter than the standard lengths now. Also, I’m not 20. So the leather and lace mini has got to go.
When we lived in Texas, everyone had holiday parties. Ugly sweater parties. Even neighbors in our community, people we’d never met, they opened their homes to the neighborhood, inviting one and all inside for holiday cocktails and piano music sing-alongs. There was that sense of community and cheer. Come on in y’all.
Now, there are no parties. There are country club events. House parties no longer exist. I think we need to bring back the open door policy, where we, gasp, invite neighbors over. Oh, to hope. Be the change. This would mean that I would need to host such a party. Food for thought. Meanwhile, dress for the life you want; hello Fa La La La Fashion life.
This COLLECTION PENCIL SKIRT IN AUSTRIAN LACE isn’t a holiday skirt. It’s a year-round game changer. I bought the skirt, but I’m pairing it with an ivory top and ivory coat–though would it be a nude heel or a black one?–because I LOVE the luxe look of a monochromatic cream ensemble. Hence…
Live together in perfect harmony. I bought the Ralph Lauren Wool Cashmere Blend Wrap Coat in one size up, so I can wear bulky sweaters or blazers beneath. Oh, winter whites (ivory and creams) are magical. They remind me of snowfall and marshmallows. You feel clean and cozy all at once.
I love this statement necklace paired with either all black, or all ivory.
I’m all about preppy ugly, pretty me. Once upon a life ago, I was at a bar in Florida, where a silver haired man was married to a very fit, very young, blonde. She was wearing plaid pants, and I thought, “One day.” Not about the sugar daddy, but that cute little bod. These Vineyard Vines Holiday Pants are so very Mitzy. They aren’t cheap, but I’d wear them yearly and they would become my new signature style.
It feels All American. It’s how I do stars and stripes. This star embroidered sweater also reminds me of my sister’s childhood wallpaper. I love it. And the plaid top is so easy. You throw it on with ANYTHING (a pencil skirt, jeans, untucked with a leather skirt and thigh high suede boots) and you’re on season.
It’s a wrap
Love this Plaid Scrunch Scarf from Appleseed’s. It feels soft and touchable and brightening all at once. Oh, and it’s under $10. You’re welcome.
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