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Winter white and faux fur

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wearing: / lipstick / red and gold earrings / winter white sweater / winter white faux fur vest / holiday nail polish / jeans / handbag / black stamped croc boots /

There is something inherently chic and cool about winter white. Perhaps it’s the fact that it’s a soft and neutral color, which allows the beautiful hues of the holiday season shine through. Whatever the case, I love how winter white looks during the holiday season.

This winter white vest with a faux fur collar has become my favorite chic, casual piece. It really amps up an otherwise casual look. I wore this outfit out with my Mom last week when we went over to Santana Row for lunch, and to check out the beautiful holiday decor. It was fun walking about around and looking at the stores; getting holiday gift ideas!

These boots are starting to break in, and they are now becoming comfortable to walk in. It took two wearings for them to break in. Stamped croc tends to be stiff since it is highly processed, thus resulting in a shoe that needs to broken in more than ones made with softer leather. Now that they are breaking in, they are comfortable and I am so happy I purchased them! I love the fun color variation with the gold-tone inside the croc lines.

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Are you a fan of winter white this holiday season? What is your favorite way to wear it? Check out some more options in my holiday capsule wardrobe.

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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Cozy fair isle cardigan sweater

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wearing: sunglasses / earrings / lipstick / green scarf / fair isle cardigan / long sleeve black tee / black belt / skinny jeans / holiday nail polish / handbag / boots /

This cardigan has already turned into my workhorse sweater for this holiday season. I love the festive vibe of the fair isle pattern. It has a wintery, snow look to it; and since it is a combination of neutral hues, it is easy to create multiple outfits around it. You can see my holiday capsule wardrobe here.

I wore this outfit the other day when my kids had a teacher-in-service day. I took them out for brunch, and then we walked around downtown Campbell and looked at the boutiques. It was a great outfit for feeling the holiday spirit, while still offering a little fall vibe.

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This fair isle cardigan sweater will be fun to wear throughout the holiday, and winter seasons. I love that it’s priced under $150! What is your favorite “hero” piece for casual days this holiday season?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy

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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.

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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