Holiday Style Essentials

It's December 16th and it still doesn't feel like the holidays to me! We're traveling to Boston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles so I've been running around like crazy to get ready. I've compiled a few holiday style essentials for the trip ahead and to get myself in the holiday spirit! 


Comfort is key when traveling: an oversized sweater is a plus to keep warm on the frigid flights, a ball cap to manage the altitude frizz, and of course a Swell bottle and moisturizing balm to keep yourself hydrated! As a bonus, a pair of sunnies and metallic ear buds to add a bit of style. 

1. J. Crew Stadium Cloth Cocoon Coat | 2. Nike Juvenate Sneaker | 3. Coco Rose Lip Balm | 4. Swell Bottle | 5. Topshop Oversized Sweater | 6. Happy Plugs Silver | 7. Quay Australia High Key Sunglasses | 8. LA Dodgers Hat 


Christmas morning is the best time to have a lazy morning unwinding after the holiday chaos and spend quality time with family and friends. It's an excuse to stay in your (super cute buffalo check) pajamas, enjoy a cup of coffee in slippers, wrapped in a blanket, and don't forget the revitalizing eye cream for a refreshed #nomakeup look while opening presents! 

When you decide it's finally time to take a shower, stop eating the christmas cookies from your neighbors and get it together for dinner, this outfit is a simple and never fail outfit that is both dressy yet comfortable. 

1. Madewell Buffalo Check Pajamas | 2. Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye |      3. L.L. Bean Wicked Good Moccasins | 4. Heath Mini Mug | 5. Berkeley Supply x The Way Back Wool Throw | 6. Topshop Satin Blouse | 7. Cluse Minuit Watch | 8. Topshop Embroidered Denim | 9. Mafia Boots


New Years is an excuse to wear sparkles and metallics. If you're like me, I prefer to keep it on the simpler side (the leopard print faux fur jacket is an exception because it's freezing out and this jacket is awesome). A classic blazer dress with timeless ankle strap sandals topped with a dainty choker for some glam. I totally get that NYE can be a lot of pressure. Sometimes you just want to stay in, ya know? So in the case that you don't go out on New Year's, this outfit is just as great for a holiday party or a trip to see the Nutcracker! 

1. Topshop Blazer Dress | 2. Steve Madden Stecy Sandal | 3. Rebecca Minkoff Metallic Clutch | 4. Gorjana Choker | 5. Zara Leopard Faux Fur Coat 


If you're interested in following along with my travels this holiday season, follow me on Instagram here! I hope you have a wonderful time with family and friends. Safe travels and MERRY CHRISTMAS! xx Carly