The Holiday Outfit I’m Packing for Christmas

Edwin and I leave on Thursday for Los Angeles and then Phoenix to celebrate the holidays with both of our families. I’m busying myself today packing for the trip. I’m lucky because the weather will be pretty similar in both destinations, which makes my packing job much easier.

This will be the first year almost ever that my family won’t be in Jackson Hole for Christmas. I’m so sad to not be experiencing a white Christmas but the blessing of not going to Wyoming is the packing. I usually am packing up all my ski gear, all my warm coats, boots, and cold-weather accessories and would also be packing for Los Angeles temps on top of that this year. So, today, I’m sharing the holiday outfit I’m packing for Christmas that is perfect for non-freezing holidays.

J.Crew Plaid Flannel Button-Down with a Teal Ruffled Skirt and Stuart Weitzman Suede Over the Knee Boots in Charleston at Christmas // The Holiday Outfit I'm Packing for Christmas // Rhyme & Reason

Skirt (on sale! comes in 5 colors) / Top (on sale! also love this one) / Cardigan (on sale!) / Boots (similar for less: one, two) / Hair Bow (sold out – similar) / Purse (on sale! similar for less) / Lipstick

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The holiday outfit I’m packing for Christmas is so easy to put together. It’s comprised of pieces that can be worn a bunch of different ways. Which is why I love the look. I always wear a bunch of plaid flannel button-downs over Christmas. They are warm, cozy, and so easy to throw on for some après-ski fun.

So, I decided to stick with the look but to style my button-down (also love this one!) with a ruffle skirt and suede over the knee boots for a polished, elevated look that’s appropriate for Los Angeles and Phoenix. Plaid flannel button-downs look simple and easy untucked with jeans but I suggest tucking them into black jeans, suede pants, or skirts so you can wear them to holiday dinners and parties. Did I mention that my button-down, my cardigan, and my skirt are all on sale and my skirt comes in 5 colors!?

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Start Weitzman over the knee boots are most definitely the boots I wear all winter long. I have the 50/50 style in leather and the Lowland style in suede. I’m wearing the Lowland style here in black suede. Both pairs of boots are so perfect paired with skirts, under dresses, and over pants. I love wearing over the knee boots with skirts and dresses because they provide a lot of necessary warmth in the winter and they make short hemlines look appropriate.

Both of these styles don’t have a heel so you can wear them walking around all day long (I do all the time!). If you’re looking for a heel, then I suggest the Stuart Weitzman Tieland over the knee boots. Stuart Weitzman boots are 100% investment pieces because they aren’t cheap. They wear so well and are really high quality so I think they are worth it. Plus, they are simple so they will never go out of style. If you don’t want to spend this much, then I suggest shopping these (many are on sale!):

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As I mentioned above, this will be one of the only years (and the first year in forever) we haven’t spent Christmas in Jackson Hole, WY. My parents decided to just take it easy and celebrate in Phoenix instead of with a big ski trip with all of our extended family. It was a big year with our wedding!.

To say I’ll be missing a white Christmas is the understatement of the year. I love our Christmas traditions in Jackson Hole. I was so excited for Edwin to experience them this year for our first holiday season together as a married couple. We don’t have any Christmas traditions in Phoenix so it won’t be the same. Still, the important thing is that Edwin and I get to celebrate with our families. Which is what truly matters!

Edwin’s family does a big Christmas Eve. My family puts more emphasis on Christmas Day. So our plan going forward is to celebrate with Edwin’s family leading up to Christmas and then to fly to wherever my family is on Christmas morning. Cheers to new traditions!

Hopefully we’ll be flying to Jackson Hole again one of these Christmas mornings so Edwin can experience our white Christmas. We’ll be joining Edwin’s family for all of their Christmas Eve traditions so I’m excited to share those with them and still experience some longstanding family holiday traditions. What are your holiday traditions!? I’d love to hear!

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Skirt (on sale! comes in 5 colors) / Top (on sale! also love this one) / Cardigan (on sale!) / Boots (similar for less: one, two) / Hair Bow (sold out – similar) / Purse (on sale! similar for less) / Lipstick

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4 Responses to The Holiday Outfit I’m Packing for Christmas

  1. Natali says:

    You are looking super adorable in this outfit! LOVE the school girl chic vibes it gives me.

    https://lartoffashion.com/best-christmas-holidays/

  2. Brooke says:

    You’re adorable, Jillian! Merry Christmas and cheers to new traditions!!

    xx
    Brooke du jour
    http://www.brookedujour.com

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