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Holiday Party TIME | Part II

11.22.16

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Photos c/o Johannes Oberman // Jumpsuit by BHLDN

It’s almost Thanksgiving, which means Holiday Party Season is upon us.  What will I be wearing this season?  A chic BHLDN black romper a.k.a the most comfortable thing I own.  Here’s why:
  1. Grab + Go:  One of my best friends gets frustrated when she asks my opinion on what jewelry to wear with an outfit and I tell her that I don’t know.  It’s not that I don’t care; it’s just that I don’t really think about it.  I used to wear a lot of jewelry and try to incorporate mixed patterns.  Some of my friends pull it off — their outfits are incredible.  But for me it feels exhausting.  Over time, I’ve given myself permission to embrace what I’m naturally drawn too.  Slowly my style is starting to feel more and more like me.  The pieces I really love are the ones I can throw on, feel good in, and go.  Rompers are like that for me.  When thinking of what to wear to a holiday party; it is an easy decision for me to grab a fitted romper.  It fits well, there’s no fuss, the ruffles are the statement so I don’t need to worry too much about accessorizing.
  2. Tomboy Chic:  I love being a woman.  But that doesn’t mean I limit my wardrobe to flowy dresses.  There’s something chic about seeing a woman in jeans and a men’s oxford.  If you’re go to is a dress, maybe step out of your comfort zone and find a great tailored suit.  It’s challenging to consider how to make something masculine feel feminine.  Take this romper, which has a masculine silhouette.  But what makes it feminine is the cut, the ruffled top, and the tiny details I added with my red lipstick and green earrings.  They’re small things that could perhaps go unnoticed.  But that’s the beauty of femininity.  How feminine the understated details can feel.
  3. Comfort:  Gone are the days where I want to be mid-party in silent anguish because my spanx are cutting off my circulation, or my shoes are digging into my toes.  Maybe this means I’m getting old.  I’m less inclined to compromise comfort for the sake of fashion.  I also noticed that when I’m uncomfortable in what I’m wearing I’m distracted.  How can I be present when all I can think about is how my zipper is digging into my side?   When I’m not concerned about how I look, or worried about having a wardrobe malfunction, I have much more space to invest wholeheartedly in my conversations.  It’s not a good feeling when you’re talking to someone who is half-heartedly listening.  I don’t want to make others feel less than.  And if that means shorter heels and more comfortable clothes, bring it on!
Check out BHLDN for some more holiday party options!
 
XO,
Kat

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This post is in collaboration with BHLDN + Darling Magazine.

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