PHOTOGRAPHY BY CRAIG MACKAY
Tis the season for holiday shopping, parties, and intimate gatherings with friends. One of my favorite things to do this time of year is go gift shopping with girlfriends and then go for a nice dinner and drinks afterwards. Since some of my closest friends don’t live in town anymore it’s one of the only times we can all get together.
So, what to wear for a day of shopping and dinner, my main goal is always to keep it simple and chic. I always want to be comfortable so that’s number one. When I was trying on this reversible boucle coat at Ann Taylor the other day two other women in the dressing room ended up buying it. It’s so cozy and warm, really lightweight and reversible. As a collector of coats this one is definitely a must, it’s so light it’s great for travel since it won’t take up any room in your suitcase. Paired with a cozy mock neck cable sweater (I also bought it in blush), skinny jeans and black suede pumps it doesn’t get any more chic. If pumps aren’t your thing for daytime I also like these suede bow flats or these ankle boots from Ann Taylor. I like to have my hands free for browsing and shopping so a cross body bag is a must. This one is great because it has a cute tassel and removable body strap so it can also be used as a clutch (love it in the burgundy and hunter green). A few other favorites that are great as the weather gets chillier (and also perfect for gift giving), this big blanket scarf and this sweater dress. They would actually look great together. I can’t believe Thanksgiving is next week! Time is flying by but I’m excited for the holiday season.
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