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Holiday capsule wardrobe 2019

Casual Holiday Capsule Wardrobe

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Casual holiday capsule wardrobe for daytime and in-home events from left: green scarf / fair isle cardigan sweater / red long sleeve tee / black long sleeve tee / charcoal long sleeve tee / red and gold earrings / silver and crystal earrings / mother of pearl, silver, and cz earrings (sold out, also love these) / coated leggings / bootcut jeans / skinny jeans / black belt /

I’m mixing things up here on Bay Area Fashionista! You all gave me such great feedback on my “what’s in my suitcase” posts this past year, that I decided to take those style posts a bit further, and show you my seasonal capsule wardrobes! If you like this type of post, please let me know and I will continue it into the new year!

The holiday season is a combination of cool, winter-like weather and parties! Yipee! This means we all need clothing which offers a festive vibe, keeps us warm, and can take us from day into evening for all those parties! Yipee!

The capsule wardrobe pictured above features denim styles we all have in our closet. Skinny jeans and bootcut jeans are basic, go-to denim styles which work well for mixing and matching our daily looks. This fair isle sweater is the perfect “hero” piece for this wardrobe. It offers a wintery vibe which is both fashionable and festive for the season. Love that! It can be worn many different ways, making it a great central focus for a holiday capsule wardrobe.

This sweater pairs well with skinny jeans, bootcut jeans, and over leggings for a more casual and comfy look. It can be layered with a long sleeve tee. I love black or charcoal paired with a green scarf, or worn alone with the red tee for a more holiday look. This is my workhorse capsule wardrobe this holiday season; you will see it a lot!

Hopefully you can find most of these items in your closet to create a similar capsule. I recommend adding this sweater to update your wardrobe basics and make them scream holiday 2019!

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What is your favorite piece from this holiday capsule?

casual holiday capsule wardrobe

Casual holiday capsule wardrobe for daytime and evening from left: white faux fur vest / red long sleeve tee / black long sleeve tee / white turtleneck sweater / red and gold earrings / silver and crystal earrings / coated leggings / bootcut jeans / skinny jeans / black belt /

This holiday season, sometimes we need to be casual yet fabulous. This vest will make you fabulous! It can be paired with everything pictured above, so it’s an easy add to your closet. I love it paired with a red long sleeve tee for a holiday vibe, a black long sleeve tee for a chic look, or over this thin, white turtleneck sweater for a winter wonderland look. I prefer it over leggings with furry boots for an apres-ski look, or paired with skinny jeans or bootcut jeans for an everyday look.

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I love this capsule for a girls lunch, daytime holiday party, school party, office party during the day, and for everyday fabulous-ness. (haha, is that a word???)

Holiday Party Capsule Wardrobe

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Casual holiday party capsule wardrobe from left: black pleated skirt (also seen here) / mother of pearl earrings (sold out, also love these) / green sequin top (under $25!) / patent black pumps / black booties / coated leggings / bootcut jeans / cropped wide leg jeans /

Looking for something day into evening? Or maybe something festive casual? This green sequin top is a game changer! It’s really affordable, and can be paired with jeans from your closet; and paired with pumps or high heel booties for a daytime party. This is also great for casual evening events too! This is my favorite party style. If I can get away with jeans, I will!

This top can also be dressed up with a black pleated skirt-which you may already own-for evening events. It can be paired with booties for a daytime or funky look, or with pumps for a dressier, evening vibe. This is a great holiday party, casual wardrobe, which can be integrated into items from your closet. Love that!

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Do you see a theme here? Almost everything goes with the jeans in your closet-did I state the obvious? You can save a ton of money this holiday season just investing in a few “hero” pieces and then mixing them into items from your closet. I am sure you already own jeans, but I also recommend investing in a black pleated skirt, and if you dare, coated leggings for the season. They are basic pieces you can mix into your wardrobe during any season of the year.

holiday party capsule wardrobe

Holiday party capsule wardrobe from left: light gold sequin dress with on-trend puff sleeves (under $50!) / coated leggings / silver and crystal earrings / patent black pumps / black booties /

How fabulous is this dress?! The price is magnificent too! It can be paired with pumps for a holiday party look, New Years Eve party, or night on the town. It can be dressed down if paired with coated leggings; this also works if you are attending an outdoor event. The leggings will keep you warm while keeping you in a festive theme. Love coated leggings!

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I don’t like buying expensive clothing when I know I won’t wear it often. This dress is perfect and guilt-free since it is so affordable! I actually am obsessed with it over leggings. It look so festive and funky. Love that!

This is my first time posting a seasonal capsule wardrobe. If you like, or dislike, the format, please let me know! Here is another breakdown of what’s shown in this post:

Closet basics which transcend season and should be in everyone’s closet:

Holiday 2019 key pieces to pair with closet basics:

I hope this holiday capsule wardrobe for 2019 helps you plan your holiday outfits! Stay tuned for more holiday style!

Happy Holidays and thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


Dior Diorrific nail polish holidays 2019 and New Year’s 2020

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Dior Diorrific nail polish holidays 2019 collection from left: Diorrific Charm nail polish / Diorrific Dream nail polish  / Happy 2020 Diorrific Diorama top coat / Diorrific Passion nail polish /

Can you believe holiday nail polish is already hitting store shelves?! Not only has Dior released their Diorrific holidays 2019 nail polish collection, they have also released a sparkling top coat for New Years 2020! Whaaaaa-aaaat????

Yup! The Diorrific nail polish holiday 2019 collection is here, and it’s fabulous. There is a pretty, classic pink which is slightly darker than the pale pinks we have seen in the last few seasons. It’s a beautiful winter pink, and it’s perfect for everyday wear! In addition to pink, Dior also released a cherry red hue, and a fun purple shade. To make these colors more festive, the Diorrific New Years 2020 glitter top coat incorporates all of these hues, and make any mani ready for a party. Love that!

Without further ado, here are the three Diorrific nail polish holidays 2019 colors as well as the Diorrific New Years 2020 sparkling top coat!

Dior Diorrific holidays 2019 nail polish: Diorrific Charm nail polish

Dior Diorrific Charm nail polish holidays 2019

As I mentioned above, this is the perfect pink hue for the winter season. It is understated enough for the office, yet color saturated enough to pack a good punch; while still making a winter statement. This will be my go-to nail polish hue this holiday season!

Dior Diorrific holidays 2019 nail polish: Diorrific Dream nail polish

diorrific dream nail polish holidays 2019

Looking for a fun, statement making hue? Diorrific Dream is the nail polish color for you! This holiday purple will get you noticed, and blends well with the seasons’ color palette. It also looks fabulous underneath the Diorrific Diorama top coat. Love that!

Dior Diorrific holidays 2019 nail polish: Diorrific Passion nail polish

Diorrific Passion nail polish holidays 2019

Can it be called a holiday nail polish collection without a red? Of course not! Diorrific Passion is a pretty, cherry red hue, with plenty of pink undertones. It’s festive and sweet; plus looks fabulous underneath Dior’s glitter top coat, Diorrific Diorama Happy 2020!

Dior Dorrific nail polish new years 2020: Diorrific Diorama glitter top coat

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Happy 2020 Diorrific Diorama glitter top coat will help you ring in the new year! Plus, it looks fabulous over Diorrific Passion, making it great for Christmas or holiday parties too. For New Years, I plan to wear it over Dior’s purple hue, Diorrific Dream. It’s festive and perfect fore New Years! Love that!

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Which one of the Dior hues from the Diorrific nail polish holidays 2019 collection do you like best? I plan on wearing Diorrific Charm everyday, Diorrific Passion on Christmas, and Diorrific Dream into the new year. I love them all, which is why I purchased all four for the holiday season! Love!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

diorrific holidays 2019 nail polish collection


Kendra Scott Gold Leaf Transformative Coat nail polish review

kendra scott gold leaf transformative coat nail polish

Top coat: c/o Kendra Scott Gold Leaf Transformative Coat nail polish for the winter and holiday seasons.

Kendra Scott’s winter collection is here, and as a part of her sparkling line, there are a few, fabulous transformative coats to make our nails sparkle this winter and holiday seasons. Love!

Everyone loves sparkling nails for the holiday season! So, I was thrilled to be able to test out Kendra Scott’s new Gold Leaf Transformative Coat nail polish from her winter collection. I love the gold color, which looks amazing over holiday nail polish colors such as red, green, and black.

The line of transformative coats are offered in gold leaf, silver leaf, and iridescent leaf. In addition to the transformative coats, Kendra Scott has also introduced Black Drusy nail lacquer, and Rose Gold Drusy nail lacquer. The top coats, and nail polishes, are all perfectly on trend, and festive, for the winter and holiday seasons. Love that!

 I love the festive look of the Kendra Scott Gold Leaf Transformative Coat nail polish. It adds instant holiday sparkle to any color of nail polish. For the mani featured above, I used two coats of the Gold Leaf transformative coat in order to add more gold to the polish. If you do one coat, the gold leaf is more of an accent. Another idea is to only add the gold leaf to the top portion of the nail, say the top one-third, for a more understated look.

This Gold Leaf Transformative Coat by Kendra Scott is so much fun! I can’t wait to wear it over other colors during the holiday season such as black, green, blue, white, and silver. It will be so festive and fun for all of the upcoming holiday parties this month, and next! The transformative coat is also perfect for New Years Eve nails too! Love!

You can find Kendra Scott’s winter nail polish collection online here. The Gold Transformative Coat can be found online here.

Kendra Scott winter nail polish collection:

Perfect colors for the holidays to layer with a transformative coat:

*Stay tuned! I have an exciting giveaway for the holidays coming up soon-and it has something to do with Kendra Scott, and nail polish 😉