During the holidays, there’s a special feeling in the air. Call it Christmas spirit, Santa fever, too much eggnog, whatever, but for me, all of the holiday festivities give off a romantic feeling. Not a “grab prince charming and twirl around the room” type of romantic, but with the winter season comes an air of excitement, that makes you feel a little bit like a different version of yourself.
A few months ago, LS and I got to take a trip to LA to work on a campaign with Old Navy. We had such a blast at the shoot, laughing at the fact that we were dressed for the holidays and looked prepared for an arctic tundra in the middle of the sunny, palm-tree-lined avenue. Now that it’s actually holiday season and the weather aligns with the campaign looks, London and I can actually wear the outfits we were crushing on at the shoot.
What were we crushing on? Velvet pieces, brocade prints, and a little bit of shimmer and shine. Romantic pieces for a romantic time of year.
I was really loving these gold print pixie pants, which kind of reminds me of a French palace. I’ll coordinate nicely with the golden interiors in the Palace of Versailles if I get a holiday party invite. I paired the playful pants with a solid black velvet tank top to balance out the pattern. This velvet tank is great for the holidays because you wear it so many ways. Throw it on with skinny jeans and a blazer or tuck it into a pencil skirt depending on your party preference.
London is always onboard with comfy outfits that are conducive to twirling. So when she tried on this dress, which is also sparkly, it was game over. The fit and flare silhouette is always a good choice for kids because it’s dressy without feeling stuffy. #Momhacks. You can pair this look with tights and a cardigan or a little moto jacket for some added sass.
I hope your holidays are as warm as chestnuts roasting on an open fire, and your outfits are as velvety as a Nat King Cole soundtrack. (See what I did there?)
This post was sponsored by Old Navy, but all opinions are 100% my own.
Photography by George Elder