The Golden Hour

Because it’s Monday, and here we are back again at the only time of year where it’s acceptable to gorge on pork, dairy products, and peppermint-sprinkled sugar cookies for three weeks straight. We are also required to drink anything other than clear liquor, and generally act like a fat ass under the guise that it’s “The Holiday Season.” These holiday commitments that will require me to make appearances at a few more parties this coming week and into New Year’s Eve are exhausting and frankly, I’m tired of all of the wardrobe changes that I have undertaken. I might have asked you to do your homework and stalk a few street style blogs for ideas, but now I lack the actual hours to ask you to log in a week’s worth of changes you will probably need to roadmap your hectic schedule. Office. Party. Work. Play. Christmas. New Year’s Eve. And it doesn’t help matters that Christmas and New Year’s fall smack in the middle of the week and kill your buzz. Darn.

Today, I offer you an easy way out of jail as to what to wear these next several days, i.e.: how to navigate bouncing from one event to another with panache. Consider this your Monday morning brain massage. Maybe you have left for your vacation and you are heating up in St. Barth’s. Maybe you’re slope-side in the Alps. I haven’t arrived at my happy place yet, but in a humble effort to help you find yours, here’s an outfit I know works wonders when you over-indulge on just about everything. A high-waisted skirt like this one from Carvenspares me the effort to suck it in. That skirt, and the CitiBike will be my best friends until New Years. In order to survive, I’m going for the daily cup, till the golden hour.

camel coat, high waisted skirt

I haven’t taken off these opaque black tights since it has been so cold the past week and they just keep my legs above frostbite levels. There are so many ways to wear a navy Jil Sander sweater and the camel jacket that cloaks it.

camel jacket oversized sweater

jil sander sweater // bop basics ivory wool blanket scarf // thakoon camel jacket, get a similar one here // timo weiland skirt // wolford tights // modern vice boots, get a similar one here

navy sweater

Wear the jacket, take it off, take both off,  freeze you butt off, tie one around waist, put it on again. Silver lining to your wintry day.

Asa the clock strikes 6, now is the time to put on your glass slippers for the evening. You’re due downtown at 7 for  your office holiday party, or a drink with a friend with no time to change. So what does one wear? Velvet takes the cake. Take off the wool jacket, throw on a velvet one, with all its holiday glory, this one from Theory. Put on your most bejeweled sequined shoes for that golden glow your skin is lacking, these are from Dolce & Gabbana. Add a navy blue shirt and a fine collar necklace for that Midas touch. Boom. Chicka Laka.

velvet blazer

 lacoste shirt // theory blazer // gabriela artigas collar necklace // dolce & gabbana shoes // alexander wang clutch

collar necklace

Dolce & Gabbana sequined shoes

Get the look right below. Happy Everything. You’re welcome. photos: Lydia Hudgens 

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