velvet dress, under $25 and comes in 3 colors || cardigan, 40% off (only $21!), also comes in cream || Steve Madden ‘Gorgeous’ boots 40% off (under $90!), also have and love these in tan || Forever 21 hat, also love this || Rebecca Minkoff ‘Love’ bag, also love this mini version || Kendra Scott ‘Elisa’ necklace and BaubleBar ‘Semelle’ pendant
photography by the beautiful Ashley of Sed Bona
Selecting the Perfect Holiday Greeting Cards
One holiday tradition that I love, but often fall short on, is holiday greeting cards. I love the idea of updating my friends and family on the year that’s passed, as well as wishing those that I may not see frequently Happy Holidays. This is why I was so excited to discover Paperless Post! At Paperless Post you can choose from more designs that I can count and they offer things like free envelope addressing, free photos on the back and free proofing! It literally takes all the work out of sending out holiday greetings! And no need to pick a favorite photo, as most greetings can be customized for free with a wide range of single- and multi-photo layouts. You can even create business holiday cards for clients, colleagues or customers.
And for people like me who are almost always racing against the clock, Paperless Post offers online cards! I love this photo option and this minimalist printed option. Paperless Post is really one stop shopping for all of your greeting card needs and they totally take the pressure of this important holiday tradition.
And Now on to the Outfit…
For the holidays, my color palette has seemed to sway toward shades of pink and blush. I’m also completely crushing on the velvet trend for holiday parties and family get togethers. It feels both cozy and luxe, and has a vintage glam feel. This velvet slip dress has been my go-to for many gatherings this time of year. It can be sexy on its own, and totally office-party appropriate when layered over a turtleneck and tights. And the best part? Its under $25 and comes in 3 gorgeous shades. The olive green is next in my list and at this price I may end up with the black as well!
I love how it pairs with a cozy sweater and over the knee boots. This cardigan looks like so many of my Free People sweaters but is currently on sale for just $21!! There you go…a pretty easy to throw together holiday outfit where the star pieces will set you back less than $50! Done and done:)
A Holiday Giveaway!
And just in time for the post-holiday season, I’m thrilled to be partnering with Nakturnal, to give away 1,000 coins (a $90 value) to Paperless Post. The gift prize can be used for awesome electronic invites, thank yous, and notes. To enter simply comment on this post and share your favorite holiday tradition! The giveaway will close on December 19th and is open to U.S. residents ages 18 and over! Another form of entry is sharing this post, but please note that you also must comment. Thank you for entering and best of luck!
A huge thank you to Nakturnal for partnering on this post! All thoughts are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Wishes & Reality possible!