Untraditional Holiday Outfit

Hi beauties!

I cannot believe Christmas is less than a week away! As much as I love festive outfits of red and green, I thought I’d put together a completely untraditional holiday outfit today. I have a couple of “traditional” outfits coming later in the week but for today, I’m just going to have fun 😉

Outfit Details

Eliza J Dress c/o | Coat c/o | Boots c/o | Handbag c/o | Necklace c/o (on sale!)


When I think of the holidays, a few things come to mind…velvet, sparkles, jewel tones and darker prints. I don’t normally gravitate toward dark clothing, but when I saw this dress at the Eliza J showroom at NYFW, I knew I had to put it on my holiday wishlist. The print is absolutely stunning in person and I just love the smooth, velvet background. To add interest, I wanted to add a pop of color that played well off the print yet something that was equally bold on it’s own….which leads me to this glorious coat! Purple is not a typical color that you see on coats and I knew it would fit in perfectly with my collection. It can styled with a sunny yellow for a fun and playful look, black and white for a classic look, saturated navy for a chic look and blush pink for a girly look. It also comes in the most adorable bright yellow *swoon*.  I absolutely love bright coats during the winter and think they are such a fun element to otherwise dreary weather. When choosing the bag, I originally went for my glittery party clutch, but then I found this bag that happened to match perfectly to my coat and I was sold. I layered a delicate gold necklace for a bit of sparkle and tada! I’m ready to party 😉

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The Holiday Series: What to Wear for Christmas, the biggest Multi-Blogger Collaboration.
15 Fashion Bloggers talk about their Christmas Outfits + Traditions!

Ada: “Christmas is my favorite holiday – as if you didn’t guess by how I decorate – so of course I had to wear an outfit that says Christmas. Fair isle and red buffalo plaid do that for me. The red gloves are a bonus. I had to be comfortable too for all the yummy food we will eat and since I will be spending Christmas at home this year with my immediate family, I chose a simple+casual look. Gëzuar Krishtlindjet!! That means «Merry Christmas» in Albanian.”
Christine: “This romantic Victorian inspired outfit is perfect for a casual Chic Christmas. I absolutely love the delicate écru lace blouse and black velvet combination. It’s a chic alternative to any holiday dress outfit. Joyeux Noël! “
Whitney: “This year I’ll be sharing double the love since I will be spending Christmas Day with my boyfriend’s family as well as my own!  We will be hopping from family party to family party so I need something to wear that is festive, comfy (for all that eating) and practical for braving the Michigan elements. “
Kimberly: “On Christmas Eve I go out to dinner with my family I would wear this basic, classic outfit. As a coat I will be wearing this leopard coat. It’s the warmest coat I have and it was a great buy. It’s about 20 years old. On Christmas I go for a more casual look and like to be comfy.”
Roxanne: “I am going to be away in Munich during Christmas, but here is a festive look that I will be posting on Glass of Glam soon! I am Jewish so I don’t celebrate Christmas, but I like to partake in festive outfits and go to holiday parties! This red coat screams “holiday” to me!”
Kellyann: “I host Christmas Day at our house so not only do I want to be comfortable but I want to look good as well.  Since I have no idea what the weather will really be like that day – it could be 80 or it could be 50, welcome to Florida – I chose a lightweight sweater with fun sleeves and faux leather leggings.”
Jennie: “Over the years I always dressed up for Christmas to make the event even more special, especially as there were multiple family events over the day. The past couple of years I have been drawn to more comfortable looks as I now host the family celebrations in my home. My cranberry polka dot vest and plaid scarf bring some festivity to my comfortable jeans and boots.”

Shelbee: “I never was a fan of holiday-themed clothing at all, but this year I decided to go outside of my comfort zone for my Christmas outfit.  I chose this adorable black and green dress from Rosegal which features a festive winter scene on the skirt.  It is short sleeved so I layered a long sleeve back tee under it for extra warmth and my  silver velvet booties completely the look perfectly.  Happy Holidays to everyone!”

Kristin: “Our last two years in Germany we have had friends and family come visit us for Christmas. This year my husband and I will be enjoying the holiday by ourselves (along with our pup) so we will make a nice dinner at home and pop some champagne. That’s why I’m keeping it casual with a bell sleeve sweater, jeans, and red heels. Happy Holidays, everyone!”

Michelle: “I love this layered look for picking a Christmas tree, Christmas caroling, walking around the neighborhood to see the Christmas lights or any other outdoor activity around the holidays. This look is casual but still festive thanks to my plaid vest, cozy hat and red lip! Finish it off with a hot cocoa to keep warm!”

Linda: “This has been my Christmas Day outfit for the last three years. A skirt I found at Winners ( TJMaxx equiv) over a decade ago but on that is timeless.  Sometimes I wear it with a black cashmere sweater or with a white lace sweater. I love the festive yet fun look of Santa and the skateboards.

Merry Christmas from my home to yours ( and from Lou too).”Lizzie: “I love untraditional holiday looks and think this look would be perfect for Christmas Eve! I adore the velvet and sparkle with the unexpected color combo and print.”

Lee: “This year we are spending Christmas at the beach.  I am packing light with comfortable clothing.  This outfit is perfect for any occasion.  I love leather front leggings and this faux fur coat paired together!”

Monica: “Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate!  Christmas is such a special time for me because growing up we had a lot of traditions in our household and some of those traditions I’ve taken with me in my own home with my fiance and fur babies.  I hope everyone has a great Christmas!”

Chrissy: Christmas morning starts at home in our pjs, but we’ve been known to drop in on family and friends as the day wears on.” 

LINDA from A Labour of Life
 LEE from Wine and Couture
ADA from Elegance and Mommyhood
SHELBEE from Shelbee on the Edge