a holiday-ish outfit

Happy holidays, friends! I have been so busy enjoying the season with family and friends that I almost forgot to post this. But I wanted to share a cute holiday-ish outfit I recently completed when my virtual obsession with Reformation’s clothing came to me finally purchasing some staple pieces. 

A Holiday-ish Outfit

It all started with this green skirt (similar here and here) I picked up a few years ago from J. Crew. I love wearing this because it’s a pop of color, but it’s wool so still keeps me relatively warm in the cold. 

My top is a NEW addition from Reformation! The Bardot top in black is a closet staple. I can easily see this dressed down with jeans and a shacket, or dressed up differently with patterned pants or a silk midi skirt. So many possibilities and with a fun, timeless neckline! I also debated their Minnie v-neck top and ultimately decided it wasn’t as work-friendly, but still super cute and versatile. 

To top of this classy look, I added my new, gold letter necklace from ABLE! I hardly ever wear necklaces (mostly because I forget to put them on) but I loved how simple and fun this one was. I think it gives the outfit a personal touch without being over-the-top. It’s also a great necklace for everyday wear, so win-win.

Classic Cold Weather Accessories

And then, my cold weather accessories. You’ve heard me talk about my favorite black booties, which I’m sure will continue to make appearances here. They’re just perfect, OK?

This coat is my absolute favorite in the winter. You’ve definitely seen it before on other bloggers and friends/family… it’s the J. Crew Cocoon coat! Yes, I know it’s not 100% ethically-made, which does make me sad. I haven’t quite gotten into ethical outerwear yet, except for my Patagonia puffer, but will be foraying there soon. In the meantime, this coat is keeping me warm and dry. And it is so easy to wear with casual and dressy outfits alike! 

Lastly, a signature em la jolie piece: the beret! I honestly wasn’t sure about this at first because hats have never been my thing. But I like how it highlights my hairstyle instead of hiding it and it’s wool so it keeps me warmer than my previous knitted beanies (the holes do not bode well with Chicago winds).

Anyway, I wanted to share an ethical spin on a holiday outfit, which would work for family celebrations, work parties, or even into the winter for a date night. You do you! It’s tough to find holiday-specific clothing from ethical fashion brands because of the focus on sustainable, versatile pieces. But I think it’s easy to holiday-ish your existing wardrobe to make it work without buying a top that you’ll only wear once or twice a year! 

I hope you have a wonderful, joyous, and relaxing holiday season. I’ll be focusing on spending time with my and Shiv’s family, so my blog and social accounts might be a little quieter. Wishing you and your family a beautiful end of the year!