By Jesse L. Brooks


The Christmas spirit is all around this week! And that means lots of gatherings, events, and of course, shopping! Finding an outfit that is both comfortable and stylish to run holiday errands in as well as attend festivities can be tricky. Our newest outfit will help you embrace Christmas fashion without looking like an overly decorated tree. A good pair of jeans and a nice sweater are always great options for winter attire. Dark-wash skinny jeans have become a true wardrobe staple for many and work with endless looks. Saint Laurent's indigo version is crafted with a touch of stretch for excellent hold and are flatteringly faded, whiskered, and distressed. Another big trend over the last few years is the beloved ugly Christmas sweater. But we don't believe in ugly when it comes to dressing, so we found a chic alternative. 'The Nutcracker' is one of the most celebrated stories of the Christmas season, so we instantly were drawn to this glittering Gucci jumper. Its a black virgin wool-cashmere blend that features a ribbed crew neck with an embroidered toy soldier, star patches, and a flower brooch.

One thing every gal needs for the cold, snowy months is a fabulous coat.

While we love basic black, we tend to gravitate towards bold hues and prints for our outerwear. There is no better time for Santa red than in December. A classic double breasted coat like this one from Marc Jacobs is a timeless edition to any woman's wardrobe. When it comes to footwear, boots are without question the go-to shoe for winter, whether you go flat or heeled is all a matter of preference. For a more dressy appearance, a pair like these chunky Gianvito Rossi black suede side-zip knee boots are a great option. You also want to choose a handbag that will be an asset to your closet. A Louis Vuitton tote is a great buy for the woman who loves luxury fashion. Pricey? Yes, but when you are carrying it daily, you realize it's an investment that never goes out of style. Another winter accessory is a warm pair of gloves. And since your protecting your hands, you might as well make them sparkle. This pair by Ralph Lauren allows you to embellish your look with pearls and beading, adding subtle hints of shimmer to your ensemble. No holiday look would be complete without a swipe of lipstick. Mac's new Nutcracker Sweet collection has several must-have items for any beauty lover. This particular set holds a variety of red toned lipsticks from classic to vampy, allowing you to mix up your look with one cool purchase. So gather your packages, trim the tree, or take in a little skating at Victorian Square, because it's 'Tis The Season' to embrace your holiday style.