The holidays are just around the corner and I’ve been running around wrapping up a couple projects and securing a few new ones for the new year. I’m so happy I did all my present shopping a couple weeks ago so I can just focus on finishing up work and then actually have time to pause and enjoy the holidays. I have plans to try a few new cookie recipes (and deliver to friends), spend time with family and friends and generally just chill out and take things slow. I’m working on finishing up The Source by Tara Swart, which I can’t recommend enough and I’m about to start reading Sophie Kinsella’s latest Shopaholic book, a series that is super light and easy to read. I realized I’ve been reading her books for almost 20 years now which is insane, but shows how much I love her writing.
In terms of fashion this month, I’m all for finding ways to stay comfy but also look chic at the same time. I love pairing chunky leather boots with a cozy sweater dress and an elevated wool coat. Or swapping in a pair of shearling mules for Christmas dinner so you can stay comfy all night. Another favourite outfit formula this winter is a pair of jodhpur leggings paired with a really beautiful sweater. I’d pop a crisp white dress shirt underneath for work and opt for a pair of black flats or loafers when the weather isn’t so cold and miserable. Of course, adding in a few good pieces of gold jewellery and a classic black leather purse will keep these cozy pieces feeling refined. Finishing off your look with a subtle berry lip for the holiday is an easy way to feel festive without going overboard.