Remember when last week when I was like, “It’s the holidays! Wear a suit!”
I have changed my tune to sound more like…it’s the holidays! Feed the g-dang stereotypes and wear…wear….wear something sparkly as disco. The more you look — nay, the more you act — like a fire cracker, the better.
It is, after all, holiday season, right? I don’t know how many more times I should say that before it’s too many and you check out like an errant eyeball plagued with an astigmatism.
This week, we’ll focus on Isa Arfen’s metallic top which actually kind of does look like the aftermath of a fire cracker. It is currently on sale, though still not especially budget-friendly but if you wait just a minute, impatient Ingrid, I will provide further suggestions for your consuming pleasure.
Exhibit 1 — The recreational weekend holiday party:
You’ll have to excuse my legs, I had no idea they were going to point their knees at you! Here I wear a River Island turtleneck (Topshop has a curiously similar version in sleeveless) under the aforementioned Isa Arfen top with a Bambi-print skirt acquired on sale from Topshop and Céline sandals, which — sale brag — I got on The Real Real for under $200. This is the kind of look I would recommend you to wear to your friend’s housewarming-cum-Christmas party. Though the dots on my tights look like just mere dots, they’re actually rhinestones. A conversation starter for the times.
Item B — The office holiday party:
No I will not move my meeting up to 4! And can you blame me? I have buttons all over my g-dang pin striped vest and pants. They are being partitioned by a sparkly-ass top that all but screams: if you make me file one more invoice before the office party you’re never going to make it to the party because I’m going to kill you. I’d recommend you keep the headband to yourself until porrrrrty tahm rears its head, but then again — what a headband.
And finally, subject III — The “Where-the-F-am-I-going-tonight?” holiday party:
I don’t really know what I was thinking this would look like when I set out to style these orange jacquard board shorts as part of a December style story but I do know that it wasn’t this. Still, I went with it, because nobody is perfect and mistakes happen and without them we never learn or get to fine-tune our style narratives. So here I am, catching waves on the pavement in baggy glitter socks and the shorts that effectively defined the summer of 2015 for me.
Now where’s the eggnog at?
Photographed by Krista Anna Lewis