Tree Skirt

The Christmas countdown is on! The tree is set up much to the Pamper Pirate’s delight. We are constantly pulling him away from it. The gifts have been procured, wrapped, and shipped. In the case of the gifts at our house, we have them stashed away from little toddler hands. The stocking are all but hung from the chimney with care, but Santa already paid them a visit.

the skirt

I bought this circle skirt (last seen here) back in 2018 and I am so happy that I did. The Brooks Brothers Red Fleece line seems to be ceasing operations. Where else will I be able to find the most classic tartan skirt with a modest hemline rendering a tall size range useless?

This skirt is a closet staple. Tartan is a total classic. I am confident that I will never look back at photos of myself wearing it and cringe at my taste in clothing.

the shoes

I was dying for a pair of velvet shoes since I missed out on the J.Crew Lucite Heel and the J.Crew Avery Heel. This was circa 2016. I went up a half size in the Lena Pumps, as well as the Olive Pumps. (The latter is the J.Crew Factory version of the Lena Pumps, available in suede and embellished with a glitter heel). The velvet version is no different. When I previously purchased a pair of the Lena Cap-Toe Pumps and Olive Calf Hair Pumps I didn’t love the height on them; however it was the velvet finish on this particular pair that made me reconsider the style.

The heel height is a bit aggressive for someone topping 6′-0″. However, I appreciate that the heel is block-y and sturdy. Sometimes I think that stiletto heels can just look too dainty and delicate on taller women. Often I forget to walk on my toes over subway grates when I am wearing them (#citygirlproblems). This issues are moot for this pair of J.Crew heels.

Cambridge cable knit sweater (old, J.Crew) // skirt // heels (updated versions here and here) // earrings // necklace (old, J.Crew) // watch // eggnog glass // vase // artificial Christmas tree

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