It's hard to escape the holiday season taking over all five of our senses. I tend to ignore all the hype until after Halloween. I like to savor each holiday in order. Well, Halloween has come and gone and we are well into November. I guess it's time to acknowledge the fact that Thanksgiving is a little over two weeks away and I haven't even started my Christmas shopping. Breathe, Shanna, breathe.
It dawned on me, after I put it on, that this outfit I wore for date night last Friday would be a perfect holiday party style. Isn't it funny how subconsciously my mind was probably thinking holiday fun, but consciously focused on trying to get dressed up for a night out with Ross. This time of year can play serious tricks on our minds.
This mix of patterns, textures and fabrics would be great for an upcoming holiday event. The metallic pants from Wallis have just the right amount of subtle glam for an evening out. Add a red wool trench coat to stay warm and polished. Layer on a few statement pieces, your favorite pair of heels heels and you are set.
Luckily, we only have a few dressy holiday obligations this year. I can almost bet that this outfit will be on repeat at some point in the next month. It will be one less thing to stress about, plan for or purchase. Gotta love my subconscious mind helping me prepare in advance for the crazy weeks ahead.
Wallis Red Wool Coat c/o (sold out: very similar here and here) // Tunic from Fab'rik Austin (similar here) // Wallis Jacquard Pants c/o (low stock: similar here) // Go Jane Heels (option here and here) // Forever 21 Quilted Bag (option here and here) // Sweet Tea Jewels Bracelets c/o // Forever 21 Necklaces (similar here and here)
**If you are linking up today, the only request is that you follow my blog with GFC or Bloglovin' and link back to it in your post. It's how weekly link ups work. Oh, and go meet some new friends!