outfits winter

festive floral + plaid

dress: Zara // jacket: BB Dakota c/o Shopbop // tights: Target // booties: Madden Girl (similar) // beret: ASOS // purse: Ann Taylor

photos by Chelsea Francis

The chilly weather has finally settled in here in Austin so I finally had a chance to wear some items I’ve been eager to break out. First up is this floral embroidered plaid shirt dress (hello, so many adjectives!). There’s a lot going on, and yet, it’s just the right amount of elements for me. The plaid dress on its own probably wouldn’t be my first pick, but the colorful flowers put it at the top of my wishlist for a couple of months until I finally snatched it up.

This dress is actually the only new item I’m wearing here. My vegan leather jacket was a major closet staple last fall and winter, and I’ve been rocking these fringe booties for going on three years now. The beret is something I purchased on a whim with an ASOS order near the end of last winter, but quickly decided I’d made a $10 mistake. Fortunately, I forgot to list it on Poshmark and in my closet it stayed. I still don’t think I’ll be one of those beret-wearing cuties you see on your Instagram stories, but it’s a fun accessory to pull out for the right outfit.

You might not believe me, but I actually didn’t realize how festive this outfit was until I got the photos back. The red purse was a last minute switch because I couldn’t say no to a pop of color, but now I see that I’ve got a not-so-subtle nod to Christmas going on in my accessories. Guess I was feeling the holiday spirit more than I realized!

What seasonal standbys have you been re-wearing lately? Would this outfit be appropriate for how your family celebrates the holiday, or are they more dressed up or dressed down?

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  • Justina Kenyon

    You should totally be one of those beret wearing cuties, because you look awesome! I’m usually not a hot person at all, but as soon as I saw you in this one I started making mental plans to get one of my own.

  • The Adored Life

    I think that my favorite part of this whole outfit is that it’s winter chic, not just holiday and to me that is the hardest of all to pull off!
    The Adored Life

  • omg this shoot is gorgeous! great work, you two!

    we’ll be in lake tahoe for christmas soooo lots of leggings unless I’m wearing ski stuff!

    Priya the Blog

  • Lee

    Oh my goodness, I LOVE that dress!! So cute. I love how festive this is 🙂
    I’ve been wearing a lot of red on accident and I’m not sure why but I feel very festive in it.

    Lee – leethrifts.com

  • This is so freaking adorable! And the beret looks so cute and- natural. A lot of the time, I feel like I’m playacting if I wear a beret but this is too too cute!


  • Lisa Kaminski

    YAASS to the beret.

  • Samantha Nicole


  • I would totally recreate this look for my family xmas party! so cute!