Festive Tartan Tidings

I hope you like this skirt, because it is going to keep popping up on the blog this holiday season (all remaining three-point-five weeks of it!), and holiday seasons to come.

the Polo Ralph Lauren skirt

I wanted a full tartan skirt for the season; it has been a shopping list item that somehow eludes me year after year. The style is crucial for my 2022 take on Ellen Griswold for our family’s festive holiday brunch on the central Asia steppe. I ended up purchasing the this skirt at the full price of $398. As it is silk georgette and the construction is impeccable, it is exactly what I hoped for and worth every penny. My only regret is that it was not offered sooner, as I am a price per wear enthusiast.

I am so glad I ordered it when I did. It has since sold out in my size. Unfortunately, I do not have an understanding of how often Ralph Lauren restocks.

the 2018 J.Crew lace top

Does anyone else remember how this was the top of the 2018 holiday season? It was available in both tall and petite, as well as the mainstay standard size. The colors were great; naturally I ordered a festive holiday red and a very happy pink. I have not worn them nearly as often as I have this fall-into-holiday season. Even though the style recalls holiday from four years ago, it is just an all around great shirt that I cannot bring to retire.

top: J.Crew • skirt: Polo Ralph Lauren • shoes: J.Crew Factory (similar) • earrings: J.Crew • black diamond cuff: David Yurman • x cuff: David Yurman • pearl cuff: David Yurman • quatrefoil ring: David Yurman • watch: Cartier (also here) • artificial Christmas tree

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