Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Red Wool

red wool trench coat for the holidays

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.

Holiday party outfit idea
jacquard metallic pants for the holiday season
christmas party outfit idea with pants
red wool coat
printed  baroque metallic pants
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)


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Shanna

49 comments:

Rebecca said...

Top to toe gorgeous - that red coat is totally festive!!!

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Andrea @ The Pineapple Cake said...

You are right on!
This is a perfect look for a holiday outfit.

Liz Lauren said...

you styled this gorgeously

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Jeanne said...

What a cool and chic outfit!! Very inspiring! I love the coat!
Great look and pictures!
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Marta said...

Such a festive and pretty look, love the red coat and the gold accented pants!! Thanks for hosting:)
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Nico lowbudget-lowcost said...

What lovely coat!


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Rachelle (http://pinksole.com/) said...

Gorgeous! this coat is stunning.

xo
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Whitney and Blaire said...

Absolutely gorgeous look Shanna! Those metallic pants are ah-mazing! I love this look.
xo, Whitney and Blaire
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Jo-Lynne Shane said...

STUNNING! Now I need a red coat.

Alexandra B. said...

Fantastic coat Shanna! And the whole look is gorgeous.

Alex - Funky Jungle

Taramixandmatch said...

These pants look amazing on you, I love the metallic sheen! And I so want a red coat, this one looks fabulous on you!

Victoria Mason said...

Gorgeous! Love that red!! Those pants are fabulous, I cannot pull those off.

And seriously, I am usually half-way through my list for the holidays and this year I haven't even started. Eek!

-Vicky
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Kimberly said...

You look SO good in red! But those pants are what really caught my eye - gorgeous!!

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Ginny MyNewFavoriteOutfit said...

Yes, prefect for the holidays! Great coat!

Helene in Between said...

this outfit is just so fun and fancy!! i love the pants! and red is your color!

Shannon Jenkins said...

You look gorgeous! In love with those pants with the red coat! So fab!

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Lexi Walz said...

This is the perfect holiday outfit! Love the pants and your necklace! Gorgeous!

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The Real Arnolds said...

You look gorgeous in red! Those pants are perfect for the holidays. I guess it is time we started accepting it... after all Christmas isn't that far away. Yikes!?

xo, Amy Ann
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Janice @ a dash of LEOPARD said...

So festive! I love the red jacket and your necklace! Also, what brand is your nail polish?

Sherry Garrison said...

You should wear those pants every day! You look so cute in them wish my figure was as kind to skinny pants as yours is! Look so great!

Jessica Salisbury said...

This is so cute! Perfect for work around the holidays!

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Always Maylee said...

These pants are amazing. And you wear them so well! And that coat! Love the color on you. I'm totally into the holidays this year and started my christmas shopping weeks ago... but I'm sure you know why, haha! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

My Rose Colored Shades said...

I've been looking for a bright red coat for a long time and this one is a beautiful hue of red. You are so right, paired with the metallic pants, it couldn't be more perfect for a holiday party. Speaking of which, I need to start thinking of holiday outfits, not that I have a lot of parties to go to but it's always good to be prepared in case something comes up. ~Cynthia

Style-Delights said...

No winter wardrobe can be complete without a bright red wool coat! I have a fire engine red one from 2 seasons ago and want a really tomato red for this year! JCrew had a good one but I'll wait for the sales to start;-) LOL! BTW, you are a hot babe in red! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
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Robyn said...

Such a sleek and sophisticated look on you, Shanna! I can't get enough of those jacquard pants! Perfect for this time of year! As usual, you nailed it!

Robyn
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Emily Helm said...

Those pants are PERFECT for holiday parties that will be coming up soon! I need to get my hands on some similar to this!

xo,
Emily
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Adri Lately said...

This outfit couldn't be more perfect for embracing the holiday season! Stunning!
xo Adri
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icing213 said...

The color of the coat is so pretty! and I like the you style it, very chic!

Zhuo
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For the Love of Leopard said...

Oh my! I am obsessed with this look Shanna!! Those pants are show-stoppers and they look perfect with the bright red wool coat. This really is the perfect Holiday look!
xoxo Danielle
For the Love of Leopard

Sarah said...

OH my gosh, this whole outfit is swoon worthy! Love, love, love that jacket!

Daphnee StVal said...

I absolutely adore this look! The pants are gorgeous and the red coat looks great on you! Thanks for hosting this link-up :)

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Whitney James said...

You look stunning in this coat! Love it, Shanna!

~Whitney
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Darci Wolfgang said...

OMG Shanna! This is absolutely FAB! You nailed it and I totally want to recreate this look for the holidays!
-Darci
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Kristina said...

This would definitely be perfect for a holiday party, I love the pants!

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Darcy said...

Yes this would be so gorgeous for a holiday party! I cannot even believe Thanksgiving is in two weeks. Gosh I need to start my shopping!
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Keisha | The Girl Next Door is Black said...

Love this look! That coat is everything.

Susan Liberatore said...

Late to the party but here I am!!

Looking gorg in red - and I am loving the lighter 'do! xox

Michaela Fisch said...

You look fabulous! Love the red coat with those sparkly pants!

Michaela || The Monogrammed Midwesterner

Caroline said...

Yes - so holiday perfect!!!

Erica McLeod said...

Oh I love the red coat! What a statement it is! It is especially lovely with the brocade pants. Thanks for the great Holiday ideas, Shanna!
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Kelsey Bang said...

you look amazing in red! love those cute pants! the print is fantastic!

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Hallie Oceanside said...

Gorgeous as always! I love love love the color of this coat on you!

StyleDiaryByOsy Osehie said...

In love with those pants. Beautiful outfit.
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Margaret Ho said...

I absolutely love how vibrant the color of the coat is! And it's such a perfect match with the metallic pants. Oh and I definitely know what you mean about the holidays. It's sneaking up! :)

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LyddieGal said...

Those pants look so amazing! I'd had my eye on them, but I'm never sure how pants are going to fit so I played it safe with a sweater.

They are going to be the perfect holiday piece for when you aren't in the mood to throw on a dress.

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Berty Morales said...

Shanna you look stunning as usual. What a gorgeous look, and in love with the pants and that coat, OMG it is just perfect!
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Andrea Whitt said...

Love those pants! Amazing holiday look! xo Andrea

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OccasionallyAJ said...

The holidays are coming and you are ready!! Wearing fun pants is a great idea, especially with the cold temps!

-AJ

Stesha said...

this red coat is super chic!! I am loving it paired with those pants!

xxS

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