what to wear: Christmas

This year my husband and I will be hosting Christmas at our house, where we'll be hosting our parents and siblings under one roof. With so much to do and so little time between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I made sure to shop my holiday looks well in advance. 

This season I chose two festive and versatile separates: this Staud bustier top with faux-fur sleeves and a silk midi skirt by The Row that I scored on major sale. These pieces have gotten plenty of wear — friend's holiday parties, his work party, and soon Christmas mass and dinners.

How I approach holiday dressing is to welcome comfort but aim to turn heads. I, personally, prefer separates over dresses for sake of versatility. Wide leg trousers or a silk skirt, for example, allows more practical shoe options like a comfortable mule or ankle boots. Lastly, nothing says the holidays quite like a red lip. I don't do one often, but when I do it's during the holiday season. My holy grail red is Chanel's Allure Rouge Intense Longwear in 'Pirate' — a classic red with blue undertones that works on all skin types. For more festive outfit discussion, read my holiday party attire rules here.

— BK

WHERE cooking at home in Connecticut  

WHEN Christmas dinner, 7pm

WHY because you love to entertain but always look chic  

 

Jil Sander  cashmere sweater,  The Row  midi skirt,  Manolo Blahnik  mules,  CVC  ring and  Chanel  lipstick.

Jil Sander cashmere sweater, The Row midi skirt, Manolo Blahnik mules, CVC ring and Chanel lipstick.