Holiday Party Dress Guide

astr the label green lace dress for holiday parties

Green Lace Midi Dress (under $100!) | Black Valentino Rockstud Heels | Similar Black Bag | Gold Choker Necklace | Gold Statement Earrings | Lipstick

Matt and I went to a tree lighting this week at the Waldorf Astoria here in Chicago. Before they lit the tree, they said that is what Chicago considered the start of the holiday season! If you caught it on Instagram, the magic was real! It was so beautiful, not to mention romantic. And with the holidays almost here, you’re probably wondering what to wear. I got you!

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Winter Workout Clothing with Athleta

*Sponsored by Athleta.

Cascades Parka by Athleta in grey

Athleta Stowe Hoodie 2.0 | Athleta Slash Stealth 7/8 Tight | Athleta Cascades Parka

I’m a workout addict. If I don’t workout in the morning, I feel off. Which means I spend a lot of time in workout clothing and have some strong opinions about what makes for the best gear. And I was blown away by this outfit from Athleta – especially the leggings!

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Best Tall Boots for Cold Weather

marc fisher adora boot in black suede

Pink Ruffle Sweater | White Tassel Scarf | Faux Leather Leggings | Black Suede Over the Knee Boots | Grey Crossbody Bag | Black Sunglasses

If there’s anything I learned from moving to Chicago, it’s that cold weather gear is essential. Things like boots are not only fashionable but also functional. And every girl in the Midwest, east coast, and Canada needs this arsenal of boots to get her through winter.

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Day to Night Booties with SOREL

*Sponsored by Zappos.

Best winter boots: SOREL Danica Booties in tobacco

Danica Booties in Tobacco

When I first moved to Chicago, one of the first things people told me was that I needed SOREL boots. Everyone I talked to who lived in a colder climate swore by them. They are the best. Really, they’re the only stylish waterproof boots out there. With fall here and winter soon to follow, it was time for me to refresh my boot closet (my boots get the most wear and tear here) so this year I went with these Danica Booties.

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